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2017 CHRISTMAS PARADE

2017 CHRISTMAS PARADE

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade

2PM Sunday, December 10, 2017. As in years past, the parade will start near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard / East Main Street intersection and head West towards the historic Rutherford County Square. The location for the end of the parade will be on West Main Street at Walnut Street, just past the courthouse. The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "Peace on Earth".

Parade Deadline

The deadline to enter the parade is at 4:00PM on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The parade entry form must be filled out online and after you fill it out, you will be asked to submit a $12 registration fee through PayPal. Once you have paid, you are entered. The money is non-refundable as it pays for the insurance to operate the parade and any signage that is utilized on the parade route. If you need to pay by check, please make the check out to the Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The check can be mailed to the WGNS offices (306 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130). CLICK HERE for rules and instructions.

For more information, here is a news story about the 2017 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade (CLICK).

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2018 Master Gardeners Class

(Feb. 3-May 1, 2018) MASTER GARDENERS CLASSES at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). There is a $150 fee. All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and then return 40 hours of volunteer community service thru their Extension office, within the year of receiving their initial training. APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY DEC. 1, 2017. For more information, call Rachel at 615-898-7710.

NOTE: If you're not ready for the commitment of being a Master Gardener, you might consider taking the GARDEN BASICS class. This 5-week program is Thursday evenings (6-9PM) starting in February. Applications for GARDEN BASICS will be received after Dec. 1, 2017.

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4-H Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Marketplace

4-H Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Marketplace

Sat. (Dec. 9, 2017) 8:00AM 4-H Pancake Breakfast (8-11AM) and Marketplace (8AM-4PM) at Lane Agri Park (315 John Rice Blvd.). Come eat, shop and have your picture made with Santa. Vendors wanted. Contact Barbara Davenport at bdavenp4@utk.edu or 615-898-7710.

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AARP Tax Aide for Senior Citizens

AARP Tax Aide for Senior Citizens

Tue-Thu (Jan. 2-April 12, 2017) by appointment: AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM at the St. Clair Street Senior Center (325 St. Clair Street). You must make an appointment, NO Drop-Ins. Phone 615-848-2550. NOTE: You must bring your Social Security card, photo ID (driver's license or passport), last year's tax return, and a voided check).

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Annual Oaklands Gala and Candlelight Tour of Homes

Annual Oaklands Gala and Candlelight Tour of Homes

Fri. (Dec. 1, 2017) 6PM The annual Gala at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). Sponsors will enjoy a special wine reception in the mansion 6:00PM. The Gala will begin at 7:00PM in Maney Hall with dinner, and music provided by The Cosmic Collectives. Black tie is optional, and Gala tickets are $100 per person. (Reservations must be with Margie Weatherford by Nov. 7). E-mail: benmargie@bellsouth.net. Mail checks to RCHS, PO Box 906; Murfreesboro 37133-0906.

Sat. (Dec. 2, 2017) 4-8PM 34th Annual Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes in the Historic Murfreesboro District.

  • Oaklands Mansion, Cottage & Holiday Marketplace, 900 North Maney Avenue
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Turman- Hippie Haven, 420 East Burton Street
  • Mr. & Mrs. Justin Holder, 820 East Burton Street
  • Ms. Barbara Sutton, 821 East Burton Street
  • Mr. & Mrs. Barry Clark, 716 East Burton Street
  • Mrs. Melinda Haines, 119 Cherry Lane
  • Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hopkins, 702 East Main Street
  • Dr. Greg Nicholson, 746 East Main Street
  • First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 907 East Main Street

Purchase advance tickets (either online at www.OaklandsMansion.org or in the museum shop) by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th and receive a special price of $15.00 for adults. Admission is $20.00 per adult at the door, $10.00 students and children, free for ages 6 and under. On the night of the tour, tickets can be purchased at any home on the tour or at Oaklands' Museum Shop.

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BORODASH on Thanksgiving Morning

BORODASH on Thanksgiving Morning

Thu. (Nov. 23, 2017) 8AM Start time at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Complex. Register in advance on-line or from 6:30-7:30AM on race day. The mission of Borodash is to bring glory to God by raising money for charitable purposes and to provide our community a well-organized Thanksgiving Day family event - a 4-mile walk/run through historic Murfreesboro. This event benefits Neema House, Greenhouse Ministries, Possibility Place, and Good Shepherd Children's Home. If you wish to register in advance or have questions about Borodash, go to their website: www.borodash.org.

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Christmas for a Cause

Christmas for a Cause

Daily (Dec. 1-18, 2017) Bid decorated artificial Christmas trees, wreathes and other holiday decorations that are on display during those dates at The Villages of Murfreesboro (2550 Willow Oak Trail, between Medical Center Parkway and Wilkinson Pike). Proceeds will go to the Senior Citizens Awareness Network, a group of volunteers, under the guidance of the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, who give seniors a friendly listening ear and a hand for projects that they are unable to do. Contact Hope Patterson at the Village prior to Nov. 22, 2017 to reserve your space. 615-848-3030.

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Citizens Police Academy (RCSO)

Citizens Police Academy (RCSO)

Tue. (Jan. 9, 2018) 6-9PM FREE 15-week "Citizens Police Academy" classes at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office (940 New Salem Highway). This is the fifty-third CPA class. For more information, contact Jimmy Cassidy at 615-904-3019 or e-mail jcassidy@rcso.org.

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Excellence In Education Gala

Excellence In Education Gala

Fri. (Jan. 26, 2018) 7PM The City Schools Foundation announces the 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). Individual tickets $250 and sponsorships beginning at $1,500. The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. This year they are honoring Drs. Mary and Max Moss. For additional information, please call 615-893-2313 or any member of The City Schools Foundation Trustees.

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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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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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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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New Year's Eve Dance

Sun. (Dec. 31, 2017) 8:00PM-12:30AM New Year's Eve Dance at the Fly Arts Center (204 S. Main St. Shelbyville). "Four on the Floor Band" is back by popular demand. Tickets: Single $30; Couple $50 (price includes party favors, champagne toast, breakfast). For all reservations, call Sylvia 931-580-9696 or 931-684-8359 and leave a message.

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