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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Third Thursday in the Park concert July 16: Sofia Goodman Group

Third Thursday in the Park will feature the Sofia Goodman Group

COOKEVILLE – The Sofia Goodman Group is bringing jazz funk fusion to Dogwood Park.

The concert, part of Cookeville Leisure Services’ Third Thursday in the Park summer concert series, is July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at 30 E. Broad St. Admission ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Leisure Services fall softball registration open through July 24

softball players on the field

COOKEVILLE – Softball is back.

Registration for Cookeville Leisure Services’ fall adult softball leagues continues through July 24.

“I know a lot of teams are looking forward to playing this fall after the spring season was can...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Watermelon Crawl virtual 5K registration open through July 22

Runners prepare for the Watermelon Crawl virtual 5K.

COOKEVILLE – Run at your own time, location and pace in the Watermelon Crawl virtual 5K.

The race, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, may be completed on or before National Watermelon Day, Aug. 3. The registration deadline is July 22.

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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 18, 2020

Dogwood Park interactive fountain to resume June 20

fountain

COOKEVILLE – Dogwood Park’s fountain will flow again Saturday.

“We are pleased to announce that we are turning on the interactive fountain so people can enjoy the cool, refreshing water,” Rick Woods, Cookeville Leisu...

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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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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Cookeville city playgrounds reopening June 13

heart of the city playground

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville’s city parks are reopening playgrounds June 13.

Parks with playgrounds include Cane Creek Park, Cinderella Park, Dogwood Park, Franklin Avenue Park, Park View Park and West End Park. While parks have remained ope...

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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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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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