Community Calendar

Amateur Radio Exam Session

Aug 1, 2015
1:00 P.M.
Cannon County High School

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are welcome) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury TN 37190-5240. Contact Jerry E. Elkins - N4LZY at (615) 563-8888 or check out the club's website at if anyone has any questions.

Amateur Radio Operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League

Annual Food for Kids Art Sale

Aug 8, 2015
7:00 a.m.-Noon
DeKalb County Farmers Market

Save the Date

Annual Food for Kids Art Sale
August 8, 2015, 7 – 12 Noon
DeKalb County Farmers Market

Mark your calendars and plan to shop early at this much anticipated annual event sponsored by the artists of Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour. It will be held on Saturday, August 8, 7 am-12 noon at the DeKalb County Farmers Market.

100% of the proceeds from this art sale go to the DeKalb County School’s Backpack Program. The Back pack program provides healthy, nonperishable, easy to open food to children in need who might otherwise go hungry after school and on the weekends.

Shoppers at this year’s sale will have an opportunity to purchase a wide range of handmade items at bargain prices including pottery, glass, original prints, silk scarves, handmade cards and more.

For more information or to make a donation to the Backpack Program call: Claudia Lee, 615-536-5151 or Tim Hintz, 615-597-8770.

Auditions for "When You Wish" presented by the DeKalb Community Performing Arts Company

Aug 17, 2015
5:00 p.m.
DeKalb Complex Theater Room

Auditions for "When You Wish" presented by the DeKalb Community Performing Arts Company will be August 17 at the DeKalb County Complex Theater Room.

"When You Wish" is the first Kids to Adult Musical show featuring a story of some kids that fall asleep and wake up in a land of adventure! They must learn a few life lessons as they discover everyone is different! It's got all your favorite Disney songs from Lion King to Frozen, high School Musical to Annie, and Teen Beach Movie to The Little Mermaid!!

AUDITION: August 17:

5pm-7pm for kids 5 years old to 8th grade. Ages 5-1st grade can ONLY try out for a solo.
7pm – 9pm for 9th Grade-adult.

Musical Auditions are from age 5-100. Bring a CD with your favorite Disney song or sing a cappella.
Acting & Dance Auditions are for 1st grade-UP. Be ready to read lines and dance!

This Musical has something for everyone. You do not have to look like a certain character to get a part. Soloists are needed who will just be singing and dancers that will just be dancing.

Special casting for the following characters:

Main Cast is 3 kids- 2 female ages 7-17 and 1 male. Note: Performers in these roles will have to be able to sing, dance, and act. Also they will have to make all rehearsals.

Villains like: Captain Hook, Cruella, Evil Queen.

Princesses like: Snow White, Elsa, Ariel, Jasmin, (Any and All) Note: It is not a must to be able to sing but it is a plus and you must be ages 15 or older.

Princes & Pirates: Men are needed! These are not huge roles so they can work with your schedules.

High School Musical Cast: If you look like the cast teenagers then come on out. Note: Again you don’t have to be able to sing but it’s a plus.

For more info call 615-318-2298.

Brush Creek Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Aug 1, 2015
6:30 a.m.
Brush Creek Community Center

The Brush Creek Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on August 1 at the Brush Creek Community Center from 6:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage, Bacon, Coffee, Juice or Milk for only $5.00. Kids 6 and under is only $3.00.

Proceeds will be used for improvements to the Community Center and to the Lions White Cane program. Please support your Lions Club and enjoy fellowship with friends and neighbors. Thank You! The Lions Club encourages you to bring your old eye glasses to help those in need.

Students to Register for Schools August 3

Aug 3, 2015
7:45 a.m.
All Schools

DeKalb County Students will register for the new school year on Monday, August 3


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The school calendar is as follows:

Tuesday, August 4 will be an administrative day for teachers only

The first full day of school for all students will be Wednesday, August 5

A system wide in-service day will be Tuesday, July 28

All teachers will report to their individual schools on Wednesday and Thursday July 29 and July 30

Meanwhile, the annual First Day of School Education Celebration will be Monday, August 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the public square

Edgar Evins State Park Program Schedule

Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
Edgar Evins State Park

Thursday, July 30th

5:30 PM Swimming 101: Meet at the Pool at the cabins to learn some basic swimming techniques. We will get very wet and have a good time!

Friday, July 31st

5:00 PM Ice Creature Bursts: Come down to the Camp Store to bust some ice and find the creatures inside. We will talk about your creatures and you’ll have souvenirs to take home.

6:00 PM Striker Fires: Come down to the Fire Circle to learn how to use a flint striker to start a fire. It’s a fun and simple task!

8:30 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first Picnic Area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).

Saturday, August 1st

11:00 AM Canoe and Kayak Basics: Meet at Boat Ramp 1 to learn some basic paddling strokes on the canoe and kayak. Both will be supplied by the park so come to learn and have a good time!

5:00 PM PFD Throwing: Come save the seasonal ranger from drowning! Practice throwing a flotation device to save a life down at Boat Ramp 1. Be ready to get wet, and please please please come to help save a life and have fun!

6:00 PM Canoe and Kayak Tour: Meet down at Boat Ramp 1 to paddle out a ways on the beautiful Center Hill Lake! The park will supply canoes, kayaks, and life jackets. Please sign up at the office as space is limited, max of 14 people. We are borrowing these canoes and kayaks for a limited time! We hope to purchase canoes and kayaks in the future and kindly request a small donation to make this a reality. Hope to see you there!

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.

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to Maine

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

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

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 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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