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Auburntown's annual Red Apple Days will be held this weekend, August 3rd & 4th, at CS Hawkins Park in Auburntown.
Attendees can enjoy Live Music, Great Food and Lots of Fun! Come on out to the small town festival with something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Friday Night
5:00 P.M. - Vendor Walk and Kids Zone Open
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. - Gospel Concert
7:00 A.M. - Running1.4.U Red Apple Run 5K
9:00 A.M. - Vendor Walk and Kids Zone Open
10:30 A.M. - Paws4Special Needs Dog Show
12:00 P.M. - Miss Red Apple Days Pageant
1:00 P.M. - Red Apple Cruise In
3:00 P.M. - Red Apple Days Parade
3:30 P.M. - Kids Zone Fun Races
4:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. - Live Music
9:00 P.M. - Fireworks Show
There will be games and prizes for the kids with dunk booth, Bounce Houses & Slides. We welcome Zero Gravity out with their Bungi Jumping and other atractions.
We will have a baking contest, apple pie eating contest, bobbing for apples and other activities for everyone.
Craft Vendors, Home Services, and Food Vendors will be there.
All proceeds go to support the Auburntown Volunteer Fire Department. for more information please visit

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cannon County, Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cannon County Community Center located at the Fairgrounds.
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

Cripple Creek Cloggers will begin their 52nd year of teaching, practicing and performing on Sunday, August 5, at 4:15 p.m. at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center, 100 Raikes Street 37167. There will be a followup session on Sunday, August 12, at the same time and place.
The folk troupe just returned from representing the U.S. in the international folkdance festival, "DANETZARE", in Erfurt, Germany. There they were accompanied during performances by Sarah & The Romans, a bluegrass troupe from Croatia, with whom they worked in 2017 during their performances at the international folkloric festival in Zagreb. In Germany, they performed with local folk dancers and musicians as well as with troupes from Ecuador, Mexico, Slovakia, Serbia, and Ukraine. The Erfurt festival is held only every three years, so arranging Cripple Creek Cloggers' travel there has been a long-term process.
Current participants in Cripple Creek Cloggers come from DeKalb Co., Cannon Co, Davidson Co., Bedford Co. and Dickson Co., as well as from Rutherford. The troupe was organized at Kittrell School in 1967 as a part of a 4-H Share the Fun Activity.
Planning is also continuing for Cripple Creek Cloggers to host International Folkfest, now in its 37th year, during June 9-16, 2019. An English folk troupe has been confirmed and applications have been received from others around the world. Currently under consideration are troupes from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canary Islands and Mexico.
There is no charge for participating with Cripple Creek Cloggers. For more information, contact Steve Cates, Director, at 615 896 3559 or by writing Learn more about the troupe and International Folkfest from their websites, and, or their facebook pages, "officialinternationalfolkfest' and "cripplecreekcloggers/mboro.

The Arts Center of Cannon County will present "Titanic" during the month of August.
Directed by Kim Powers, "Titanic" is rated PG. The play is sponsored by First Bank. Performances run August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 7:30 p.m. and August 12 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.
The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls--men, women and children--lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world--called, in fact, the "unsinkable" ship--should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.
But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night's events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of "progress" had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?
Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship's classes was revealed--all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned--there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values.
It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.
The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship--of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure--but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.

The annual Kittrell School Reunion will be held on Sat., Sept. 15, at Kittrell Elementary School during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All persons who graduated from Kittrell School, who attended Kittrell School, or who have an interest in Kittrell School are invited to attend. Jerry Robinson, Class of 1960, will serve a lunch from Slick Pig at noon at a charge of $5.00. Following the lunch, the various classes will be recognized, starting with the class with the oldest graduate present.
For more information, contact Steve Cates at 615 896 3559 or by writing

Friends of the Library meeting, Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6 p.m. 100 College Street. Please RSVP since food will be provided. Members are asked to bring chips and cookies to share. 615-563-5826,, or Facebook page for Friends of the Adams Memorial Library.

A Hunter Education Classroom Course will be held Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 09:00 PM and Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 05:00 PM in the Ball Room of the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center located at 609 Lehman St. in Woodbury.
Call 615-203-4688 with any questions. Preregister at
Special Instructions for All Students
3.5 hrs on Friday evening and 9 hrs on Saturday.
Do not bring firearms to course.
Must attend all scheduled times for credit.

August 3rd.... Loaded Dogs... August 17th...Ronnie Crownover with Silvercreek Band.... $5.00 Admission... music 7:00... Additional info... 615 904 5868. No age limit.

Clearfork United Methodist Church is planning a supper on Saturday,AUG. 4. Catfish and chicken tenders are the main offerings. Sides include choice of pinto, white or green beans, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad, French fries, homemade desserts and drink. Time is 3 to 7 p.m. For carry out orders call 615-563-1415.


Join the Middle TN Mule Skinners in attempting to break the world record for the most mules plowing at the same time. Event set for Sept. 29 at noon at Grady Jr and Carol George Farm at 2362 Short Mountain Rd., Woodbury, TN. Event coordinatord are Danny Vaughn (931-261-6853) and Grady George Jr. (615-849-6867). To register visit


Centertown United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 335 W. Green Hill Rd, Centertown, TN. 6-8:30 p.m. -- 2nd Sunday each month. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and singing voices. The Gospel Jam is open to any acoustic musician at any level of expertise. Join us ! All are welcome. Contact Tommy Gilley 931-607-9716 or view event information at

FREE: Discover Bible Series, P.O. Box 290, Woodbury, TN 37190. Write to request the series or for more information.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you drink a lot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours. Meetings are Sunday evening and Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Call 615-765-7179.

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