Sat. (April 22, 2017) 6PM Eighth Annual "The Bash"--the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts annual fundraiser. Enjoy an evening of great food, drinks, and dancing the night away. Phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) for details and to make reservations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. (May 17, 2017) Noon The Salvation Army invites the public to attend its Annual BEYOND THE BELLS Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). This year's "Community Spotlight Partner" is Nissan's Randy Knight, and the Honorary Chair Bart Walker with WGNS Radio. The luncheon is free, but a donation is requested at this event (benefits Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties). For information or to RSVP, phone 615-895-7071 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fri. (April 21, 2017) 11:45AM The Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring the "Hometown Heroes Walk for Children" starting at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza in front of City Hall (111 W. Vine) and going to the Child Advocacy Center at 1040 Samsonite Blvd. For more information, phone the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000.
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.
Sat. (April 22, 2017) 5:30PM Cripple Creek Clogger's GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY celebration at the Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department (8067 Old Woodbury Pike). The evening will include dinner, dancing and the music of Uncle Shuffelo and his Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Space is limited. For reservations, e-mail Jane Elrod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sat. (April 29, 2017) 7:00-8:30PM Legacy of Light Gala benefiting Middle Tennessee Christian School will be in the school's gymnasium (100 E. MTCS Road at Memorial Blvd.). The evening speaker is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. For more information or to make reservations, contact Beth Hancock at 615-893-0601.
Sat. (April 22, 2017) 1PM MTSU present the "Bounce Back Golf Scramble" at Champions Run Golf Course (14262 Mt. Pleasant Rd.; Rockvale, TN). All proceeds go to HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization the builds homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat since Sept. 11, 2001. Each home is designed to serve the needs of the injured vet. Cost: $100 per player (team $400). Contact by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at MTSU Bounce Back Golf Scramble.
Mon. (May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017) 9AM and 11AM LIFELONG LEARNING in MTSU's Ingram Building (2269 Middle TN Blvde.). Fee: $20 per class, and it has no exams or tests. Courses include (1) Reflections of Viet Nam, (2) Jazz Transition in the '60s, and (3) Eastern Philosophy. For more information, contact Connie Huddleston at 615-494-7628 (e-mail email@example.com.
Sat.(April 30, 2017) 9-11AM A two-hour NATURE JOURNALING class at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park (Veterans Parkway). This is open to the public and give you an opportunity to turn your aspirations to study nature into a reality. Hike, write, and draw, and this class will provide an instruction to nature journaling by working to provide skills in observation, sketching, and the appreciation of nature's beauty and mystery. Instruction manual included and supplies provided, or bring your own. Nature Journaling is for adults and will be held at the Wilderness Station, the fee is $15.00. Reservations are required. For more information and to register, please contact Rachel Singer, 615-217-3017, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri. (May 5, 2017) 7PM SHAKESBEER at the Discovery Center (502 SE Broad at Maney Ave.). Shakesbeer is a night of fun and revelry dedicated to highlighting local craft brewers, the Discovery Center, and the Murfreesboro Little Theater and M-Prov. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, phone 615-890-2300.
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 email@example.com.
Sat. (May 20, 2017) 7PM United Way's 8th Annual Red, White and Bayou at the home of Ted and Gloria LaRoche (2103 Shannon Dr.). Tickets are now available for United Way's signature fundraising event where you enjoy an outdoors, casual dinner reflective of the southern coastal culture. (NOTE: A Premier Reception for sponsors at the $500 level and above will be held at 5:30 p.m. inside the home.) The Alley on Main is set to cater this year's event with a menu consisting of Cajun and bayou inspired specialties. Tickets are $75 each for dinner. Visit www.yourlocaluw.org/redwhitebayou or text the keyword 'BAYOU' to 41444. The deadline to RSVP is May 12, 2017. For more information, contact Amy Painter at (615) 893-7303 ext. 105 or Amy.Painter@yourlocaluw.org.
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.