Mon-Sun (Sept. 22, 2018-further notice) "Clifford, The Big Red Dog" exhibit at the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs (502 SE Broad St.). Open Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1-5PM. Hop aboard the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford, America's beloved big red dog. Inspired by Scholastic's top-rated TV show Clifford the Big Red Dog on PBS Kids, the exhibit offers numerous immersive 'paws-on' adventures that reinforce Clifford's big ideas. NOTE: This exhiit does not open until Sept. 22, 2018.
VOTE, it's your right as an American!
November 6, 2018 Election
This election includes:
State and Federal General Election
|August 8, 2018||First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. November|
|August 16, 2018||Qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates with municipal elections held with the November general election. November|
|August 23, 2018||Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates with municipal elections held with the November general election.|
|October 9, 2018||Last day to register to vote for the November 6 election.|
|Early voting: Oct. 17 thru Nov. 1, 2018||Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion
315 John R. Rice Blvd | Murfreesboro
|Rutherford County Election Office
1 South Public Square | Murfreesboro
|Middle Tennessee Assoc of Realtors
311 Butler Drive | Murfreesboro
2310 Memorial Blvd | Murfreesboro
|Smyrna City Hall
315 S Lowry Street | Smyrna
|Rutherford County Election Commission Annex
426 E Vine Street | Murfreesboro
|LaVergne Multi-Purpose Building
5093 Murfreesboro Rd | Lavergne
lTimes to Early Vote: Election Commission M-F 7AM-7PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon
lTimes to Early Vote: Vote Centers listed above: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: 7AM-7PM
CLICK HERE for locations of of the 28 VOTING CENTERS used on election day only. Remember, you may vote at any location.)
After everyone has cast their vote, tune to WGNS for the results "live" from the Rutherford County Election Commission on the Murfreesboro Square.
Sat. (Sept. 22, 2018) 8AM 2018 HEART WALK at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive). Since MMC has a greenway connection, this year's walk starts at 9AM and includes 3.1-miles of enjoyment. For more information, phone Margaret Woodis at (615) 340-4153 or e-mail email@example.com
Fri. (Aug. 17, 2018) 9AM-4PM Ride a charter bus to enjoy THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY QUILT TOUR. Meet at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). See the large quilt squares that are hand-painted on barns and mills in rural Rutherford County. Each block has a story, some designs based on antique, farm family quilts. The tour includes a delicious lunch at a quilt stop. Total cost is $40. Register by calling Carla Bush at the Lane Agri-Park (615-898-7710) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. (Sept. 15, 2018) 6:00-8:30PM 7th Annual Wine Around The Square to benefit St. Thomas Rutherford Foundations POWER OF PINK fund that provides mammography for underinsure and ininsure women in Rutherford County. Tickets are $65 per person, or get VIP tickets for $250 each and enjoy Puckett's from 5-7PM along with a mixtape at The Alley On Main starting at 8:30PM. You may purchase tickets on-line at http://WINEAROUNDTHESQUARE.SQUARESPACE.COM
Tue. (Aug. 28, 2018) 1-4PM ACTIVE SHOOTER CLASS at the Middle TN Board of Realtors office (311 Butler Dr.). According to the FBI, 80% of active shooter incidents occur at work. Is your business prepared? Are you ready? This is a HOPE FOR JUSTICE Event and sponsored by the Better Business Bureau and Redstone Federal Credit Union.. RSVP to Terrie Page at email@example.com
Mon. (Aug. 20, 2018) 10:30AM BEP Drive for Education golf at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). This is sponsored by Nissan, and benefits the Business Education Partnership. Team of 4 entry: $1,000. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Amelia Bozeman at 615-278-2008.
Fri. (Sept. 7, 2018) 6:30-9:30PM LIGHT UP THE NIGHT at Oaklands Mansion )900 N. Maney Ave.) to benefit the Child Advocacy Center. Tickets: $110 per couple, $60 individual. Dance under the stars, mix and mingle, enjohy an evenening of entertainment, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and white sangria. For more information, contact the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000.
Fri. (Nov. 30, 2018) 7-10PM CHRISTMAS GALA at Oaklands Mansion (900 Maney Avenue). An evening of Christmas cheer with friends, great food and history at Oaklands Mansion. Party guests will surely enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning Maney Hall and a delightful holiday dinner. Classical and seasonal music will enhance the evening. Attire is black tie optional.
Sat. (Dec. 1, 2018) 4-8PM 35th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes as some of the most beautifully decorated homes in Murfreesboro's historic district will be open to the public. Proceeds help to maintain Oaklands Mansion. Phone 615-893-0022 for ticket information or to make reservations.
Tueday evenings (Aug. 21-Nov. 12, 2018) 6-9PM CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office (940 New Salem Highway). This FREE 12-week course teaches citizens about the inner workings of law enforcement: including forensics, ride along with a patrol deputy, k-9s, learn about mounted patrol, jail, and more. To learn more and sign-up, contact Public Information Officer Lisa Marchesoni at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-904-3089 · Community Service Unit Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy at email@example.com or by calling 615-904-3019.
Sat. (Nov. 3, 2018) 11:00AM-1:30PM 11th Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. All You can Eat! Over 30 non-profits, civic groups and businesses compete with their favorite chilis, soups, stews and gumbos! There will be "live" music too. *Tickets: $20 - includes admission, a bowl to take home, AND "all you can eat" from our excellent cooks!
PAINT YOUR OWN PERSONAL BOWL and it will be waiting for you to pickup at COOKIN' TO BUILD. Create your bowl at either of the POTTERY PLACE locations here in Murfreesboro (Wendellwood Circle, between to Newk's and Sprout's off Memorial; or the other location in the Avenue of Murfreesboro at 2615 Medical Center Parkway (between Petco and Michaels. Paint your bowls between now and October 15, 2018.
All painters are asked to pre-purchase your bowl at the time you paint it. For your donation of $20 made to RCHFH, we will have your bowl in a designated area on the day of the event.
(HOT WEATHER SEASON) COOL AID program is again helping chronically ill and senior citizens who are unable to purchase box fans or air conditioning units. Rev. Dwight Ogleton said, "On hot, hot days everyone needs to check on senior citizens and chronically ill, to make certain they are doing OK with the heat." He noted that fans and air conditioners do save lives on days of extreme heat. All financially challenged families are at risk of heat issues. In addition to senior citizens and chronically ill persons, Ogleton suggests that we also check on low-income homes in which infants and small children live. If you have questions, or need help--phone Dwight Ogleton at 615-487-9670.
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.
Fri. (Aug. 24, 2018) 7:00PM NAACP Freedom fund Banquet in the James Union Building (516 Alma Mater Drive) at MTSU campus. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for 22 years and under. A table of 8 is $380. The keynote speaker is Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama. The event is sponsored by NAACP-Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro-Rutherford Youth Council Sponsor. For further information or tickets, please contact Ms. Carolyn Cox (615-969-5994) or Ms. Florence Smith (615-589-5034) or any member.
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. (Sept. 15, 2018) 8AM 10th Annual HAMMER DOWN FOR HABITAT POKER RUN leaves at 8:30AM from Lowes in Murfreesboro (1825 Old Fort Pkwy). The 96-mile run travels through scenic back roads of Middle Tennessee to Center Hill Lake, then to Short Mountain Distillery for lunch (mash-fed butter burgers!) and prize event. Cost: $25 per rider ($20 pre-registration!) and $15 per passenger, $10 for "extra hand" - includes gourmet butter burger bar lunch + 1 poker hand - good for prizes! Phone Habitat for Humanity for more information: 615-890-5877.
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
Sat. (Sept. 15, 2018) 10AM-2PM The annual Kittrell School Reunion at Kittrell Elementary School (7801 Old Woodbury Pike, Readyville, TN 37149). All persons who graduated from Kittrell School, who attended Kittrell School, or who have an interest in Kittrell School are invited to attend. Jerry Robinson, Class of 1960, will serve a lunch from Slick Pig at noon at a charge of $5.00. Following the lunch, the various classes will be recognized, starting with the class with the oldest graduate present. Bring memorabilia from your days at Kittrell. For more information, contact Steve Cates at 615 896 3559 or by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. (Sept. 29, 2018) 5-9PM 4th Annual OKTOBERFEST at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). This unique "fun-raiser" supports Oaklands Mansion and features many local craft brewers such as Blackstone Brewing, Cedar Glade Brews, Mantra Artisan Ales & Emerald Abby, Mid-State Brewsters, Mid-State Brew Crew, Mos Alesley Brewing, Overall Brewing & Blending, Panther Creek Brews, Smackdab Brewing, Steel Barrel Brewing Company, VonSeitz Theoreticales, Vitruvian Artisan Ales, as well as Murfreesboro's own, The Green Dragon Pub and Brewery. In addition to this impressive list of craft brewers, we also welcome the number one independently owned cider producer in the nation, Bold Rock. They are bringing their multi award-winning IPAs. Stones River Total Beverage will be pouring additional brews. Festival-goers will experience live music from local bands and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks such as German fare from FitzWillys and gourmet hotdogs from That's My Dawg. While at Oaklands, visit our friends from Middle Tennessee State University's Fermentation Science Program. Advanced admission for craft beer drinkers $35, and $15 for advance designated driver. For more information, phone Oaklands Manison at (615) 893-0022.
Fri. (Sept. 14, 2018) Rutherford County Sheriffs Office EXPLORERS POST "1st Annual Golf Tournament" at Indian Hills Golf Course (405 Calumet Trace). Team of 4 for $300, along with great prizes (4 person best ball scramble). The fee includes golf, cart, lunch, range balls, fellowship and goodie bag. (Sponsorship deadline Sept. 1, 2018. Contact Deputy Andy Pugh at 615-427-2220. (1st flight check-in 6:45AM, shotgun start: 7:45AM; 2nd flight check-in 1PM, shotgun start: 1PM)
Tue and Fri (May 11-Oct. 30, 2018) 7AM-Noon Rutherford County FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Boulevard. Fresh fruits, vegetables, local beef, goats, lambs, plants, local honey and more availabe two days each week. Plus, a FREE class coordinated by the Master Gardeners 9-10AM at every Farmers Market. NOTE: This is a producer only market! For more information, phone 615-898-7710.
Sat. (Sept. 29, 2018) 9:30AM Walk for Apraxia at Murfreesboro's Gateway Island (1875 W College St). While most children miraculously learn to speak without effort, children with apraxia struggle to produce and sequence sounds, syllables, and words. The Walk for Apraxia raises critical funds and awareness for the programs needed by children with Apraxia. Get more information online at http://community.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=2748&pg=entry or Contact Amanda Davis at email@example.com
Sat. (Oct. 13, 2018) 6:55AM wheelchair start, 7AM 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon starts on Greenland Drive, beside the Dean Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium. Early registration for the 12.1-mile race begins at 6AM on Friday, June 1, 2018. Race Director Melissa Miller said participants may register online by credit or debit card at www.themiddlehalf.com. This is a level course through Murfreesboro's historic district.