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Posted on: May 20, 2020

‘Lend us your online ears’ for Virtual Storyfest May 26-29

Virtual Storyfest

COOKEVILLE – It’s not your usual Storyfest in the Park.

This year, it’s virtual.

“The most special thing about Virtual Storyfest is that it can be enjoyed safely by everyone in their own homes,” Beth Thompso...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Cookeville Community Band concerts at Dogwood Park on hold through June

Cookeville Community Band

COOKEVILLE – Dogwood Park’s performance pavilion will be empty come Memorial Day.

No performers. No audience members. No music.

That day would have marked the first in a series of free summer concerts by the Cookeville Community Band. Bu...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Fitness classes resuming – with modifications – at Cane Creek Recreation Center

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COOKEVILLE – Fitness classes are resuming at Cane Creek Recreation Center, but a few things will be different.

Starting May 18, three classes per day will be offered Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and will be limited to...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 13, 2020

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day to focus on health and healing May 30

Women practice tai chi movements.

COOKEVILLE – The movements are slow, graceful and seemingly simple.

But make no mistake – people who practice tai chi and qigong are getting a workout. Improving their health, too.

Cookeville Leisure Services’ new recreation pr...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Dancing solo: Seniors get their final moment on the CPAC stage

A dancer performs at CPAC.

COOKEVILLE – It wasn’t quite the reception Cassidy Wheeler had envisioned for her senior dance recital.

No audience. No applause. No congratulatory hugs from family and friends. No fellow dancers to share in the moment. Just an empty au...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

New video series features Cookeville Cemetery Walk script readings

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COOKEVILLE – Some of Cookeville’s dearly departed are sharing their stories in a new video series of script readings from past Cookeville Cemetery Walks.

The series is part of a continuing effort by the Cookeville History Museum to prov...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

CPAC presents online content: ‘Conversations from Backstage’

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COOKEVILLE – The stage is set for Cookeville Performing Arts Center’s next “production” – Conversations from Backstage.

“Since we are limited in what we can offer the public in the way of performa...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Bluebirds finding new homes in Dogwood and Cane Creek parks

A man looks inside a bluebird box at Cane Creek Park

COOKEVILLE – Perhaps you’ve noticed them while strolling through Dogwood and Cane Creek parks – small wooden boxes atop metal poles, with a hole in the front.

Just the right size for a bluebird.

The bluebirds sure noticed them,...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Leisure Services offering online options for recreation and fitness programs

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COOKEVILLE – Cane Creek Recreation Center’s doors are temporarily closed, but the fun must go on.

That’s the sentiment of staff members, who have been working to create online recreation and wellness opportunities for citizens...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Cookeville Leisure Services closing facilities, suspending activities

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COOKEVILLE – Due to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials regarding the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, Cookeville Leisure Services has closed several facilities and will be cancelling activities unt...

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