Fri. (Jan. 27, 2016) 11:30AM The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is presents the BUSINESS AT IT'S BEST GALA luncheon in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. If you have questions, phone the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at 615-893-6565.
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 email@example.com.
Tue. (Jan. 31, 2017) DEADLINE to apply to enter MAGNET SCHOOLS in the Rutherford County School system. Apply at the school in which you are interested.
- Central Magnet School (E. Main St., Murfreesboro) grades 6-12; strong in STEM courses
- McFadden School of Excellence (221 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro) grades K-5; focus on technology courses
- Thurman Francis Arts Academy (221 Todd Ln., Smyrna) grades K-8; focus on the arts
Fri. (Feb. 3, 2017) 7PM An evening to honor EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION and benefiting the Murfreesboro City Schools Foundation. This gala dinner and program will be held at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). This year the Foundation honors Ole South Properties owner John Floyd, a community leader who quietly does much for education. Tickets are $250 each or a table of 8 for $1,500. Tickets are available through the Murfreesboro City School's office at 615-893-2313 or from City School Board members.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. (Feb. 1, 2017) 9-11AM Greenhouse Ministries (309 S. Spring St.) offers a Mobile Food Pantry to people in the community in need of food. In order to receive food, please come to Greenhouse Ministries location beginning February 1st to get a voucher for a specific time. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Julie at 615-494-0499.
Thu. (Feb. 2, 2017) 11:30AM 44th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in MTSU's Student Union Ballroom (1768 MTSU Boulevard). Coach McGuire and the Middle Tennessee baseball team will host the event to lead off the 2017 baseball campaign. The menu includes: ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, cornbread, chocolate cake and ice cream. It all benefits the Blue Raider Baseball program. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $250 for a table. Phone 615-898-5261.
(January, 2017) MURFREESBORO PARKS & RECREATION offers a 25 per cent discount on monthly or yearly passes. If you have questions, phone 615-890-5333.
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, email@example.com.
Sat. (April 8, 2018) 7AM for 15K, 7:20AM for 5K, and 8:30AM for 1 Mile Fun Run 6th Annual Special Kids Race at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC). 3,250 runners will participate in this 15K, 5K or 1 Mile family fun run. MMC is the major sponsor of this annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. Register on-line at specialkidsrace.org. Race sponsorships are available for local businesses to join MMC in supporting the event. Current sponsors already include Max Shred, Ascend Federal Credit Union and Wegmann Automotive. To learn more about sponsorships, contact Stephanie Folkmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.893.4892. Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs.
Sat. (Feb. 11, 2017) 9-11AM JOB FAIR for teachers with the Rutherford County School system. There are so many students enrolling, that more educators are needed. This job fair will be at BLACKMAN HIGH SCHOOL (3956 Blaze Dr.). Phone 615-893-5812 for more information.
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.
Sat. (March 18, 2017) 9AM-4:30PM Boro Yoga Fest at the Lane Agri Park (315 John Rice Blvd.). This is an all day yoga festival with proceeds will benefit Prison Yoga Project. Fee: $30 before 2/25/17, $35 after that date. For more information, visit www.boroyogafest.com or facebook.com/boroyogafest. You can also instagram: boroyogafest. Contact: Kim Dunaway, email@example.com