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On June 16, Cumberland County Playhouse starts the summer season with a spectacular new production of "Disney’s Beauty and the Beast." Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the memorable songs from the animated film like “Be Our Guest,” and th…

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Dave Griffies moved to Oak Ridge from Birmingham, AL, as a young child. After graduating from Oak Ridge High School, he attended college at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville where he received a BS in Industrial Technology. It was there he met Judy Kidwell, a music major and band member. Wanting t…

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The Friends of the Library, in an effort to reduce their backlog of books, have placed some boxes of sale books in the bookstore at reduced prices. Most sale books are priced at 25 or 50 cents. These books have been going fast, but are continuously refilled. 

Frank O’Reilly, lead historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia, will make a second visit to the Cumberland Mountain Civil War Round Table as the first speaker of the 2020-’21 Speaker Series. 


Things to do in and around Cumberland County Sept. 9-25.

The Crossville Cruisers Car Club organizes downtown hobby car cruise-ins the fourth Saturday of each month from April-October

Also on display is a special themed exhibit, “Women’s Suffrage Centennial.” This theme incorporates artwork (in any medium) that was inspired by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. 


Aquarius is a dilute tortoiseshell. She has white markings, including on her feet. She and her kittens were surrendered at the shelter. Her actual age is unknown, but she is estimated at around 1 year!  She was grateful when the photographer scratched her head, and is now in the adoption cen…

Tennessee Trails Association’s Plateau Chapter has hikes of about 5-8 miles every Wednesday and two Saturdays per month.

Under the virtual format of the month-long event, Sept. 1-30, riders can log their miles for BRAT at lovetoride.net as part of the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee Cycling Club. 


Habitat for Humanity representatives are offering ways the community can support the group’s goal of raising funds for affordable housing in the community.

Things to do in and around Cumberland County, Sept. 2-Oct. 3.

The Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association deviated from their regular hiking schedule July 22 to join John Ford of Grassy Cove for a Wild Edibles/Survival Techniques class.

Although the Library has yet to open our facilities for activities, we are working on providing two concerts at the end of September in the Amphitheater by the Library. These concerts will be held at noon on a Wednesday. Stay tuned.

Growing up, I was not one of those kids with the big Crayola box of 64 crayons with the built in sharpener. No, we had a plastic bucket that originally held a large amount of peanut butter. It held 3 siblings’ worth of crayons. There were a variety of brands on the paper that encased each on…

Things to do in and around Cumberland County Aug. 26-Sept. 23.

Do you need a good laugh? “A Comedy of Kingly Proportions”? A full evening of laughs? Put on your mask. Come to the Cumberland County Playhouse. Relax in the well sanitized, socially distanced seats to watch Elvis Has Left the Building on the Mainstage. 

Julius, a sweet gray feline who loves to be carried and cuddled, would be ideal in a quiet home without younger children or dogs. He's 6 or 7 years old and has been neutered.

For the students who want to move into more complex techniques using alcohol inks, you will learn how to lay alcohol inks on a stainless-steel tile using an airbrush and different blending techniques. This process brings out fine layers of color with extra depth flowing across your painting.

At 60 pounds, Joe Joe is a big boy with a sweet personality. His coat has a mixture of red, fawn and white markings. He can “sit” and “shake” but has not been neutered. He has lots of energy and has been been waiting for his forever home for five months.

Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, historic areas, weather, or people interacting with nature within the boundaries of Obed Wild and Scenic River.

Things to do July 29-Aug. 14 in and around Cumberland County.

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s exhibit committee challenged members to create artwork that expressed devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country.  

Things to do in and around Cumberland County July 22-Aug. 7.

Things to see and do in and around Cumberland County July 15-29.

“Paint Along with Sam Hill” is a unique series of watercolor demonstration classes that will be offered at the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr.

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