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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Registration open for Spring Break Basketball Camp at Cane Creek Gymnasium

Children play basketball at Cane Creek Gymnasium.

COOKEVILLE – Registration is open for Spring Break Basketball Camp at Cane Creek Gymnasium.

The camp, a partnership between Cookeville Leisure Services and 1Shot Athletics, will be held March 16-20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Campers ages 7-15 will engage...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Backstage comedy ‘The Dock Brief’ opens Feb. 28 at Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Actors perform in The Dock Brief at CPAC.

COOKEVILLE – A comedy? In a prison cell? Following a murder?

Yes, yes and yes.

Cookeville Performing Arts Center’s next Backstage Series production, “The Dock Brief” by John Mortimer, will be presented Feb. 28, 29, Ma...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Long-time Leisure Services recreation programmer calling it a career

Mildred Garrett retirement

COOKEVILLE – Mildred Garrett was the child who saw pictures in the sky.

“I would study the clouds, the different formations,” she recalled.

They inspired her to create.

Over the years, Garrett cultivated her own special style of...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Want to be a docent? Cookeville history and depot museums seeking volunteers

Two docents stand next to the model train at the Depot.

COOKEVILLE – They are the smiling faces who greet you at Cookeville’s history and depot museums – and more are needed.

Docents, that is.

“Our urgent need right now is for docents who enjoy working on Saturdays,&rd...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: January 21, 2020

‘Memories of the Cookeville Pottery Company’ opens Jan. 25 at History Museum

Cookeville Pottery Company exhibit at Cookeville History Museum

COOKEVILLE – Ahead of its time.

That’s how James Lacy described the Cookeville Pottery Company, which operated from 1936 to 1960. It was owned by his father, Lee Lacy, and great-uncle Arnold Lacy.

“We probably made more handmad...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: January 3, 2020

WestSide scavenging fun returns Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14

People participate in a WestSide Scavenger Hunt.

COOKEVILLE – It’s an opportunity to explore Cookeville’s historic WestSide District – and maybe win a prize.

Cookeville Leisure Services’ eighth annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts will take place Jan. 11, Feb....

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Father-Daughter Date Night Feb. 21, 22, 28, 29: Tickets sold out

A father and daughter attend Father-Daughter Date Night.

*** UPDATE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT***

COOKEVILLE – One of Cookeville’s most beloved events for dads and daughters is just around the corner.

Online ticket sales for Cookeville Leisure Services’ 33rd annual Father-D...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Cane Creek Park’s winter trout have arrived

A trout is held before it's released into the lake.

COOKEVILLE – It’s the “reel” deal – Cane Creek Park’s winter trout are here.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released approximately 2,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake Dec. 11 and will return Jan. 22 to release 3,000 more through its annua...

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