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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Saturday’s History Hike spotlighting ‘Downtown Doors’

CityScape's door in downtown Cookeville

COOKEVILLE – Behind every door is history.

Saturday’s History Hike, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, will unlock the history behind Cookeville’s downtown doors.

“The WestSide is always progressing and develop...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Big Band Sound bringing jazz & swing to Dogwood Park – concerts Aug. 3, Sept. 7

Big Band Sound Orchestra performs at Dogwood Park

COOKEVILLE – Saxophones, trumpets, trombones and more are coming to Dogwood Park.

Big Band Sound Orchestra will present a free concert Monday at 7:30 p.m. Another is scheduled for Sept. 7.

“The concert will be a fun evening of jazz, swin...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Leisure Services pickleball tournament Aug. 14, 15 at Cane Creek Gymnasium

People play pickleball at Cane Creek Gymnasium

COOKEVILLE – Sporting events have been in a pickle lately.

Which is why Cookeville Leisure Services is hosting a pickleball tournament Aug. 14 and 15 at Cane Creek Gymnasium.

“We are offering this tournament as a way to bring a non-conta...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance registration open

School of dance students perform at a recital.

COOKEVILLE – Dance season is a few steps away.

Registration for the Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance is open for ages 3 and up in the classic disciplines of ballet, jazz and modern dance. Classes begin Aug. 3 at Cane Creek Recreation C...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Cookeville Community Band concerts cancelled, other concerts remain scheduled

community band

COOKEVILLE – Monday nights at Dogwood Park’s performance pavilion will remain quiet in July.

Cookeville Community Band has cancelled the remainder of its summer concert series after having previously called off its May and June concerts...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Teen happy to volunteer at Cookeville’s museums

Corbin Dardene at the Cookeville History Museum

COOKEVILLE – Volunteering at a museum has its perks.

Last fall, for example, Corbin Dardenne suited up as a Ghostbuster for Night at the Museums. His job was to chase “ghosts” out of the Cookeville History and Cookeville Depot...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Cookeville History Museum documenting local COVID-19 quarantine stories

COVID-19 mask-Richard Fielding Cooke

COOKEVILLE – “What was life like during the pandemic of 2020?”

Cookeville History Museum is preparing for the time when future generations will ask that question by collecting as many local “quarantine stories&rd...

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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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