The family of Than Judkins will have a reunion at the Keltonberg Community Center on Sunday, September 28. Bring a covered dish. The meal will be served at 1:00 p.m. The doors will be open at noon. Please come and enjoy the food and the fellowship
Free Computer Classes to be held Thursday, Oct. 2nd at Justin Potter Library:
•10:00 am – noon – Computer Basics
•3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Forms-Filling-Out class
Call 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat.
The Dowelltown Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 27th starting at 6:30 AM.
Anyone interested in a Cross Roads School reunion for all years please contact Wanda Wallace at 615-684-5278. Please leave message if no answer. I would like to have volunteers to help organize and any pictures anyone can bring.
Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the colors are breathtaking and there is a crispness in the air, the artists of the Off the Beaten Path Tour in DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios to the public for a free, three day event.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the tour has grown to include 14 stops with 25 participating artists.
Visitors can download a map detailing directions to each studio as they make their way through the countryside while also following the bright yellow signs posted along the way.
Visitors will find artists demonstrating their craft as they welcome you to their studios and you will have the unique shopping opportunity of buying hand-crafted work directly from the artist.
The Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour had it's beginnings 15 years ago when Louis and Christine Columbarini, potters and owners of Stella Luna Gallery, hatched a plan to bring together artists in DeKalb and Cannon Counties and to invite the public to their studios for demonstrates, sales and a get to know you kind of experience. From that first small handful of innovative artists the tour has grown from a two-day event into a much loved and anticipated three-day long autumn weekend.
At each stop along the tour visitors will find beautifully made contemporary and traditional fine crafts, many made by award-winning artists. Look for wood fired and rake pottery, shaker boxes, hand-blown glass, functional and sculptural ceramics, handmade paper, handbound books, reclaimed jewelry, custom designed jewelry in semi-precious stones and sterling silver, woven wearables, custom designed handbags, stained glass, furniture, large scale pulp-painted canvases, ethnic inspired dolls, artist boxes inspired by original stories, traditional face jugs, large scale one-of-a-kind wood sculpture, original paintings and more.
The Studio Tour attracts local and regional visitors each year as well as Cultural Heritage travelers and many guests from around the country who plan vacations to the area during the Tour.
Whether it's a weekend getaway or a family outing, the tour offers something for everyone. Pack a picnic lunch, get a map and enjoy this once a year event!
For more details about the artists at each of the 14 stops and to download your map of the tour, visit www.offthebeatenpathtour.com and see you in October!
The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse.
The agenda is as follows:
Election Commission Chairman
Elect Chair Pro Tempore
Sales Tax Report
Approval of Elected Official's Bonds
Discuss Four Seasons Fire Station Property
Discuss Committee Assignments
Discuss changing administration of DeKalb County Flood Plain Administrator
Discuss DeKalb Utility District Community Development Block Grant
Other business properly presented
DeKalb County Drug Court and Haven of Hope of DeKalb County are offering a free and open to the public family/friend support group, "Healing Families", for those concerned about someone struggling with the disease of addiction. The group meets at the Haven of Hope office, 612S Congress Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday evenings. Childcare is provided. Call 597-4673 for more information.
The FCCLA Club will have a story time at Justin Potter Library on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. Please come and join them for a morning filled with stories, special crafts and refreshments. All children 3 to 10 years of age are invited to attend. For more information, call the library at 615-597-4359
The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education building in a work session to discuss the need for an additional school nurse, bus routes, and mechanics pay for driving bus routes.
The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meetings.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025