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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

(June 5-July 28, 2017) 8:30PM MOVIES UNDER THE STARS was started as a free family night with movies back in 1947. That tradition continues 70-years later. Admission is free, concessions are for sale. All movies are "family rated". Bring your lawn chair, blanket or tailgate the flicks.

Mondays Barfield Crescent Park (near pavillions #1 and #2)
Tuesdays Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
Thursdays Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
Fridays Cason Lane Trailhead
Saturdays McFadden Community Center

Week of June 5 "Moana"
Week of June 12 "Minions"
Week of June 19 "Penelope"
Week of June 26 "The BFG"
Week of July 3 "The Jungle Book" (NO movie on July 4th)
Week of July 10 "Finding Dory"
Week of July 17 "Inside Out"
Week of July 24 "The Great Gilly Hopkins"

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7th Annual TASTE OF SMYRNA

Fri. (June 2, 2017) 6-8PM 7th ANNUAL TASTE OF SMYRNA at the TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center (200 StoneCrest Blvd.). Enjoy "live music", kids play zone, and great food. TICKETS ON SALE NOW at FirstBank (Lowry St.), Smyrna Sr. Citizens, and YMCA. Prices now through May 26: adults $8, children 3-15 $4, 2 and younger FREE. Prices after May 26: adults $10, age 3-15 $5, under 2 Free.

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BEP Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the BEP Summer Business Camp presented by State Farm. The tuition-free, two-week summer camp is scheduled for weekdays of July 17th - 28th from 8:00AM until 3:00PM on campus at MTSU in the McWherter Learning Resource Center. Students will have the benefit of meeting and working with volunteers from the Rutherford County business community to explore business as a career option and to understand how the world of business works. To learn more about the Business Education Partnership Foundation and its programs for students, teachers, and guidance counselors, call Amelia Bozeman at (615) 278-2008, or emailabozeman@rutherfordchamber.org.

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CASA Volunteer Training

CASA Volunteer Training

Tuesdays (May 30, 2017) 6-9PM Training for volunteers who are interested in being a part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. For more information, phone 615-904-6996.

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CRT Benefit Dinner

Sun. (June 25, 2017) 5-8:30PM Cumberland Region Farm To Table Benefit Dinner at the Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pike). Rutherford County Mayor Ernest and Mrs. Burgess along with Franklin's Mayor Moore and his wife will co-host the fund raising dinner. Guests will enjoy farm to table creations from acclaimed local chefs, along with craft beers and wine. The event will also recognize four people who have made a significant contribution to the strategic preservation of farms and green space in the region, including John L. Batey and Geraldine (Jerry) DeMent of Murfreesboro, TN; Julian Bibb of Franklin TN; and Julius Johnson of Columbia, TN. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at www.cumberlandregiontomorrow.org

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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Get Caught Recycling and WIN!

Get Caught Recycling and WIN!

Daily (March 1 to May 30, 2017) Get caught "GREEN HANDED" while recycling at the 15 Rutherford County Disposal Center and you could win prizes! Middle Point Landfill is filling quickly, and this is a way to expand its life. Rutherford County has around a 17% recycling rate when we should be closer to 25-30%. Participating area businesses have donated prizes to hand-out to residents who get caught. More than 60 residents will be awarded throughout the three-month initiative. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Caraustar, Publix, Malco Roxy, Dominos, The Artful Doughnut, The Flower Pot of Smyrna, Lanes Trains and Automobiles, Murfreesboro Strike and Spare, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Recycle Balls, and Animal City of Murfreesboro have each sponsored prizes to give out during the initiative.

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

H.O.M.E. Bound Helps Homeless: This is a rapid re-housing program designed to aid the homeless men in Rutherford County in acquiring a permanent resident, regain stability and develop life-long skills and confidence in order to become a positive, productive individual in today's society. All funding comes from donations and community support. For more information, contact Barbara A. Wilson (502-767-0347 or visit their website: www.homeboundtn.org.

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Healing Field, Flags of Remembrance

Healing Field, Flags of Remembrance

Sat-Mon (May 27-29, 2017) The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club presents its 9th Annual HEALING FIELD, FLAGS OF REMEMBRANCE with a new location:
3250 Wilkinson Pike, behind the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and beside Batey's Berry Patch (near I-24 exit 76 onto Medical Center Parkway). Old Glory will be posted in rows and rows to honor our veterans, our military, and our personal heroes. The Healing Field® Flags of Remembrance will fly at 3250 Wilkinson Pike near the entrance to Interstate 24. A grassy field posted with hundreds of U.S. flags presents an unforgettable panorama of red, white and blue that has earned the description "healing" as part of its name. Walk with us amid the ordered rows of Old Glory where each full-sized flag waves atop an eight-foot white staff in a stirring formation. Walking amid the flags, we remember and reflect upon those who died defending our nation and way of life. This is FREE and open to the public. (If you would like to purchase a flag to be flown in honor of someone, phone the Exchange Club at 615-890-4673)

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Saturdays 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society invites you to visit Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) and talk history while enjoying a cup of coffee. Bring old photos and memorabilia to learn even more. After your coffee and conversation, leave with a better understanding and appreciation for your past. Check the Rutherford County Historical Society's website: www.rutherfordtnhistory.org

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International FolkFest June 11-18, 2017

Sun-Sun (June 11-18, 2017) various times The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting International Folkfest. This annual event, the first of its type organized in the U.S., began in 1982 as an outgrowth of the troupe's international touring, starting in 1973. This year's festival will feature dancers and musicians from Lithuania and at least two other visiting troupes. Check their website: www.mboro-international-folkfest.org). For more information, contact Steve Cates at 615-896-3559 or by e-mailing appdancer@aol.com.

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March for Babies

March for Babies

Sat. (May 20, 2017) Registration 8AM/Superhero Sprint 8:45AM/Walk 9AM RUTHERFORD COUNTY MARCH FOR BABIES at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive). Help premature babies or children born with a birth defect--give every baby a fighting chance! Sign-up at www.MarchForBabies.org/event/Murfreesboro.

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Middle Half Marathon

Middle Half Marathon

Sat. (Oct. 14, 2017) 7AM The 11th annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon starts on Greenland Drive, runs a flat course through Historic Murfreesboro and ends on the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1568 Greenland Drive). Over the years, registration has sold out extremely quick and as in years past, there is a cap on the number of participants in the race. This year, the cap is set at 3,000 runners, according to the Middle Half website. You also have to be at least 14-years of age to compete. Because the course runs by the geographic center of Tennessee, begins and ends at Middle Tennessee State University, it has been tagged "The Middle Half." Visit www.TheMiddleHalf.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMiddleHalf for additional information. Registration for "The Middle Half" will open on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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MTSU Guitar Workshop Plus

MTSU Guitar Workshop Plus

Mon-Fri (July 31-Aug. 4, 2017) MTSU Guitar Workshop Plus in MTSU's Wright Music Building (1439 Faulkinberry Drive). This is the "NASHVILLE" session (sessions also in San Diego, Seattle, and Toronto). For more information, contact the MTSU School of Music at 615-898-5924.

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Oaklands Mansion's "Magic for Dad"

Sun. (June 18, 2017) Noon-5PM Celebrate Fathers Day at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Avenue). Oaklands Mansion and the Middle Tennessee Magic Club have joined together to offer a special treat for fathers. Enjoy family-time on the lawn of the Mansion, along with magic shows, Christie-Q BBQ's food truck, music, cigars and free tours for the pampered dads. Dads tour for free, and family members will receive a discounted tour for $5.00 each. Ticket prices are $10 each or $25 per family. Oaklands Mansion is located at 901 North Maney Avenue. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. For more information, phone 615-809-4776 or visit their website: www.oaklandsmansion.org.

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Rock'n Roll Camp

Rock'n Roll Camp

Tue-Sat (June 19-23, 2017) Tennessee Teens Rock Camp will occur at Central Magnet High School. For the fifteenth year, this camp is coordinated by the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH!). The full cost including instrument rental is $320 and there are scholarships available to families in need. No musical experience is necessary to participate. For more information please contact Sarah Bandy at director@yeahrocks.org, visit http://www.yeahrocks.org, or call 615-849-8140.

Mon-Fri (July 10-14, 2017) Southern Girls Rock Camp at MTSU is a summer camp for girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 10-17. The showcase performance will be July 15th. For the fifteenth year, this camp is coordinated by the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH!). The full cost including instrument rental is $320 and there are scholarships available to families in need. No musical experience is necessary to participate. For more information please contact Sarah Bandy at director@yeahrocks.org, visit http://www.yeahrocks.org, or call 615-849-8140.

Mon-Fri (July 17-21, 2017) Tennessee Teens Rock Camp at MTSU is a summer camp for girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 10-17. The showcase performance will be July 22nd. For the fifteenth year, this camp is coordinated by the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH!). The full cost including instrument rental is $320 and there are scholarships available to families in need. No musical experience is necessary to participate. For more information please contact Sarah Bandy at director@yeahrocks.org, visit http://www.yeahrocks.org, or call 615-849-8140.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's CAMP MD

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's CAMP MD

Mon-Fri (June 19-23, 2017) St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital is sponsoring Camp M.D. for rising sixth through eight grade Rutherford County students. It includes tours of local medical facilities, and discussions with healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, medical assistants, lab technologists, researchers, and therapists. Student tours will be complemented by off-site activities designed to provide valuable information that will enable students to pursue the education necessary for careers in all levels of healthcare. Applications are due by April 21, and they are available at rutherfordbep.org/camp-md. The Business Education Partnership (BEP) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 with the help of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about the Business Education Partnership Foundation and its programs for students, teachers, and guidance counselors, call Amelia Bozeman at (615) 278-2008, or email abozeman@rutherfordchamber.org.

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Weekend Food For Homeless Children

WGNS (306 S. Church Street, next to City Police) is a collection point for non-perishable food items to be used by homeless students over weekends. It will be distributed through Rutherford County School's ATLAS program. Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students who are locally experiencing homelessness has grown from 817 to being over 1,200 this year. That is why WGNS has teamed up with GAP (Grocery Assistance Program) and the county school's ATLAS program. There is a large box in the radio station's lobby in which you can place your non-perishable food items.

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WINE AROUND THE SQUARE

WINE AROUND THE SQUARE

Sat. (Sept. 16, 2017) 6-9PM "6th Annual WINE AROUND THE SQUARE" in uptown Murfreesboro to help underinsured and uninsured Rutherford County women who need diagnostic breast care. Early detection saves lives! Great local band Marshall Creek will play outdoors for the Main Event. Plus, all who attend WINE AROUND THE SQUARE get to attend the LATE PARTY at no additional cost at the Alley On Main Restaurant. Wine is available at 31 great uptown businesses: Big B Cleaners, Bink's Outfitters, Edward Jones, Maple Street Medical Clinic, Sugaree's, The Write, Impression, Funtiques, Rick Mansfield, Attorney at Law, Bouldin & Reed, PLLC, Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint, Designs for You - Flowers and Gifts, Hudson, Reed & McCreary, PLLC, Rucker & Rucker, Attorneys at Law, Burger & Reed Law Firm, PLLC, Sims Commercial Realtors & Auctioneers, Wilson, Howser & Oliver Law Office, The Humidor, Brunelle Conklin Law Office, Shave Barber Lounge, Personal Loan & Investment Co., Regal Title, Farrar | Wright, PLLC, Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant, Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law, Henry's Florist, Shacklett's Photography, Bella's Boutique, Trendy Pieces, Attack Barcadium from Mars Theater, Terri Leigh's - An Eclectic Boutique, and Frozen Treats from Mars. For more information, visit their website: winearoundthesquare.org.

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