Community Calendar

Picking Friends Band to Perform at Evins Park

Jul 2, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Downtown Smithville

The Picking Friends band will be performing a free concert in downtown Smithville on Thursday, July 2nd. The music will begin at 7:00 PM on the open-air stage located at the Joe L. and Ann S. Evins Park, across from the Smithville Post Office and Justin Potter Library. Picking Friends is a 5-member band comprised of talented musicians who love to perform a mix of traditional and gospel bluegrass. Band members Brian Anderson and Glenn Carpenter are from Watertown, TN and Shawn Frick, John Mason, and Glenn Moats are from Lebanon, TN. Picking Friends has performed all across the middle Tennessee area and into Virginia.

Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest

Jul 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest has been scheduled. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Judging will be Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The first place prize will be five free nights of camping. The 2nd place prize will be three nights of free camping. The 3rd place prize will be two free nights of camping. Please remember that fireworks are not allowed in Edgar Evins State Park.

DeKalb County Farmers Market

Jun 23, 2015
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware),

The DeKalb County Farmers Market, 205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware), Smithviile, will be open on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 6 PM starting June 23rd through September. So now you can get your fresh vegetables and other goodies on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons! For more information, call Jeff Cantrell at 615.464.7373.

DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Jul 18, 2015
7:00 P.M.
Alexandria

The DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile fun run will be July 18.. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the run starting at 7:00pm.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Smithville Review.
Pre-registration will guarantee a DeKalb County Fair 5K t-shirt.
$25 for adults $20 for youth
Proceeds go to the Paisley Foundation!
Contact Race official Matt Boss with any questions @ 615-464-8627

DeKalb Fair Seeks Exhibit Entries

May 31, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The DeKalb County Fair has released the catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries at this year's "Grandpa Fair of the South" set for Monday through Saturday, July 20-25 in Alexandria. This year's theme is "Country Scenes and Beauty Queens".

No matter what you love to do you can compete at the Fair!

Whether cooking, quilting, raising goats, taking great pictures, or having really beautiful tomatoes, you can find the right event for you in the Kenneth Sandlin Exhibit Building.

Just check out the 2015 Fair Catalog (PDF) for complete details. Download the 2015 DeKalb County Fair Rule Book at the link below.

http://www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com/images/2015_Fair_Book_web.pdf

The exhibit building hours:
* 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday - Friday
* 4:00PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday

Entry Dates and Times
*Non-Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

*Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

For more information about this year's DeKalb County Fair visit http://www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com/

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to Maine

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015
Maine

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Beautiful Maine Saturday through Sunday, October 3-11. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-428-3576

The trip includes:

Motorcoach Transportation
8 Nights Lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Portland Maine area
14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Guided Tour of Portland, Maine's largest city-by-the-sea
Guided Tour of quaint Kennebunkport
Tour of Historic Victoria Mansion
Guided Tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm
Visit to Boothbay Railway Village and Boothbay Harbor
Visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride and much more

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto

Jun 7, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015
Niagra Falls and Toronto

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto for seven days and six nights, Sunday through Saturday, June 7-13. You must bring a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card for this tour. The price includes motor coach transportation, six nights lodging including four consecutive nights at Niagra Falls, 10 meals including six breakfasts and four dinners, guides tours of Niagra Falls and Toronto, a journey to the Falls on a Hornblower Niagra Cruise, gaming at Fallsview Casino, a visit to Niagra-on-the Lake and Queen Victoria Park, a visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle, and much more! $75 payment is due at the time of signup. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-597-4172.

Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting www.burnsafetn.org. Think before you burn.

L.B.J. & C. Accepting Applications for Head Start

Mar 9, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Smithville Head Start Center

L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.

For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.

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