United Fund sets celebration July 11

The public is invited to the United Fund's 40th anniversary celebration on July 11 at 3 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. There will be a brief program followed by cake and punch. For more information, call 484-4082.

United Fund searches for previous members

The United Fund is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is looking for people who have served over the years on its board of directors. Please contact the United Fund office at 484-4082 so they can update their files. They would like to recognize all past board members and officers on July 11 at 3 p.m. on the courthouse lawn and at their annual kickoff on Sept. 13 at the Community Complex.

Families wanted to host exchange students

Families hosting ISE exchange students are becoming “Ambassadors for America.” International Student Exchange, (ISE) exchange students come with the purpose of learning about their family, their school and their community. By embracing the culture of their family, exchange students learn about the true American. Your family will be matched with students having similar interests and hobbies to choose from. Being a student exchange “Ambassador for America” is America’s best way of making diplomacy more effective against the negative image of the United States that is often put forth around the world. Families like yours are needed now more than ever to help protect the future for our children and grandchildren. To learn more, call ISE local representative, Glenda Topping, at (615) 867-9557 or toll free 866-286-6406 for more information. You may also e-mail Glenda at gtopping@bellsouth.net.

Mushroom workshop set for June 15

Steve Roberts of the Cumberland Mycological Society will lead a workshop on how mushrooms live and how to identify them at 4 p.m. on June 15, at the Common Ground (405 West 4th St.). For more information, contact Obed Watershed Community Association at 484-2633.

Frog call training held June 19

Mark Thurman of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will conduct a training on how to identify frog and toad calls you might hear in the summer at 1 p.m. on June 19, Common Ground (405 West 4th St.). For more information, contact Obed Watershed Community Association at 484-2633.

VEC program set for June 19

Pat Hurley of the Volunteer Electric Cooperative will lead a Cumberland Sustainable Energy Association program on VEC and TVA's energy conservation and renewable energy programs. The program will be held June 19, at 4 p.m. at the Common Ground (405 West 4th St.). For more information, contact The Learning Community at 484-2633.

Storm water management program set

Karina Bynum, an environmental specialist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will discuss how the new state storm water management standards will affect Cumberland County. The discussion will be held at 3 p.m. on June 20, at the Common Ground (405 West 4th St.). For more information, contact Obed Watershed Community Association at 484-2633.

How to garden organically

Master Gardener Carol Burdett will cover the basics for organic gardening at the Plateau Organic Garden Association meeting on June 21 at 4 p.m. at the Common Ground. For more information, contact The Learning Community at 484-2633.

Tales of Hebbertsburg program set

Local historian Jane Johnson has preserved the oral history of the life and times of Hebbertsburg natives. Johnson will share how she does her research and read some of these tales from the Civil War era at 3 p.m. on June 22 at the Common Ground (405 West 4th St.). For more information, contact Obed Watershed Community Association at 484-2633.

Mushroom field trip set

Jay Justice, a mycologist with the Cumberland Mycological Society, will lead a state-licensed mushroom forage in the Cumberland Mountain State Park from 2-5 p.m. on June 24. Meet in the park's parking lot near the playground/swing sets. For more information, contact Obed Watershed Community Association at 484-2633.

Join the parade honoring county

Join the Parade of Otters in the Cumberland County Sesquicentennial Parade. Enter a float, decorated truck, dance troupe, Scout group, school, church, family, neighborhood or just yourself in the parade to celebrate Cumberland County's 150th birthday on June 16. The theme is "Cumberland County — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." Call 456-2006 for more information. There is no entry fee.

Mushroom field trip set

The Cumberland County Knitting Guild will meet on June 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the Community Room of Cumberland Good Samaritans on Tenth Street in Crossville. Please bring any old knitted or crocheted items to show. Also bring any completed items or a work in progress. There will be a tour of Good Samaritans for those interested. All beginning and experienced knitters or crocheters are welcome. Help is available for those wishing to enhance their skills. For more information, contact Jean Marr at 456-8065 or 707-1026.

Homemakers to meet

The F.C.E. Homemakers will meet at 9:30 a.m. on June 14 at the Country Store for refreshments. Don't forget to bring nonperishable items for donation.

CHA residents meet

All residents of the Crossville Housing Authority are invited to a resident meeting on June 16 at the CHA community meeting room on Irwin Avenue. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Make reservations by calling 484-2990.

Cardiac Support Group plans pancake breakfast

The CMC Wellness Complex Cardiac Support Group will have a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on June 17 in conjunction with Depot Days, and funds will benefit the group's community projects. They will serve pancakes, sausage and juice or coffee. Prices will vary. For more information, call Dee Dee Barnwell or Brian Brewer at the Crossville Wellness Complex at 456-8870.

Center Hill RPO meets

The Center Hill Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Technical Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on June 15 at the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville. For a complete agenda or more information, call (931) 432-4111.

Join the Celebration

Crafters and hot rods (and their owners) are needed for the second annual Community Celebration on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 17 at the county line on Sparta Hwy. This year's celebration is to bring attention to the areas need of a fire hydrant. The motto for the celebration is "We Set The County On Fire." There will be hot rods, a salsa contest, fire trucks, AirEvac Helicopter, live music, crafts, food and refreshments. For more information, call Katherine Reed at Neighbors Together at 277-5088.

LTCA plans meeting

The Lake Tansi Community Association will meet on June 20 at the Thunderbird Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share, along with place settings. The group will be joined by Dave Sutton, new Lake Tansi general manager; County Mayor Brock Hill; and Jay Brown, chairman of South Cumberland Utility District. This meeting is open to Community Association members and guests only. Annual dues are $5 per person.

Habitat holds Christmas in July sale

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, 329 McLarty Lane, will have a Christmas in July Sale at 9 a.m. on July 5. Home Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations can be dropped off on the back dock during business hours. For more information or to arrange for pick-up of larger items, call 484-4565.

CAS celebrates anniversary

The Cumberland Art Society, 186 S. Walnut Ave. in Cookeville, will have an open house on June 16 from 4-7 p.m. to celebrate their 45th anniversary. The public is invited to view the Backdoor Gallery exhibit of the CAS members and studio demonstrations. Pat Butler, local harpist, will perform in the gallery. Door prizes and refreshments will top off the evening.