Come join us for Coordinated School Health's 1st Annual Turkey Trot Walkathon on November 12, 2016 at Green Brook Park. Registration starts at 9:00am. Walkathon starts at 10:00am and ends at 11:30am. Prizes will be given to top finishers in each age category. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a donation to The Back Pack Program. There will be snacks, games, and face painting. Come out and enjoy a fun way to get the whole family involved in some physical activity and help out a great cause! For more information, please contact Elise Driver at 615-215-2118.
It’ll soon be chili time and time for you to again support a great cause and decide who makes the best chili in DeKalb County! Come out and cast your vote on Friday, October 28 on the Courthouse Square when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 13th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.
Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse on the Smithville Town Square. In case of rain, the Chili Cook-off will be held at the County Complex.
Make a donation to Habitat and eat all the chili you want from all the teams and vote for your favorite. Enjoy delicious baked goods too! Volunteers needed to provide baked goods. Take out available.
All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.
Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Puckett Pryor at 615- 597-7370.
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.
SHIP/SMP will be at the Liberty Senior Center Monday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. To schedule an appointment, call 615-536-5422 Monday through Thursday.
Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.
It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.
Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at www.ucdd.org or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.
The Smithville Lions Club Annual Pecan Sale Fundraiser is underway. Pre-order your pecans-Mammoth halves reseal bags- 1 pound for $10.00. To order call Wendy Bottomley at 615-390-3567 or stop by the offices of Dr. Starla Meigs, Vester Parsley, or Jackie Smith at State Farm Insurance. Thank you for supporting the Smithville Lions Club.
The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on October 28 from 1-4 p.m. at 118 Kimberly Lane. The staff and parents are looking forward to showing their center and the children's arts and crafts. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Please plan to attend Open House.
Got Medicare? Got Questions? TN SHIP Medicare Information and Counseling has answers. Get FREE Medicare help! SHIP/SMP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability are offering free Medicare counseling throughout the Upper Cumberland. Representatives are available to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns. They will also screen Medicare beneficiaries for extra help with Part D. Contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-432-4150 for an appointment. SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) and SMP (Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud) cover all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.
A Reunion of all Classes from the 1960's at DeKalb County High School will be October 22. Everyone is invited to attend to have a good time. No fees required. Just show up and enjoy. See people you went to school with. For more information call Ken Johnson at 615-865-8771 or email email@example.com
If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity.
Free High School Equivalency Classes are available days and evenings at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Doors.
Ongoing registration is Mondays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Please call the office to confirm your appointment. For questions or additional information call 1-855-516-0160
If you like to play Rook and are age 60 or over and enjoy spending time with great people, grab a partner and join them at the DeKalb/Smithville Senior Center located at 718 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville between the County Complex and the UT Extension Agency. They play on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.
The Liberty Senior Center would like to invite those age 60 and older to join their bridge group who play bridge on Mondays, most Wednesdays, and some Fridays. They have coaches available for those who would like to learn this great game. For more information call Nancy at 615-536-5422.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025