VOTE, it's your right as an American!
Register to Vote Deadline: If you're not registered to vote, the last day to do that is April 2, 2018.
Election: Rutherford County Republican Primary or Democrat Primary (you must declare one when you vote)
Sample Ballot and Places To Vote
CLICK HERE for a sample ballot
|Early Vote: April 11-26, 2018 Vote at any location.
Use the one nearest you when you decide to vote.
|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
Times to Early Vote: Election Commission M-F 7AM-7PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon
Times to Early Vote: All other centers: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon
Tuesday, May 1, 2018: 7AM-7PM
CLICK HERE for locations of ELECTION CENTERS (Remember, now we vote at the one nearest where you are when you decide to vote.)
After everyone has cast their vote, tune to WGNS for the results "live" from the Rutherford County Election Commission on the Murfreesboro Square.
Sat. (April 21, 2018) 10AM-2PM EARTH DAY on the historic Murfreesboro town square. This year's theme is "EXTREME WEATHER". There will also be free trees given away on a first-come basis. Again, Murfreesboro Electric is organizing this annual event. If you would like to highlight your business or organization, email: Marketing@medtn.com
Sat. (April 28, 2018) Noon-4PM AUTISM FAMILY DAY at the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.). This event is FREE and has several vendors offering vital information dealing with this disorder. The fair will provide resources, awareness, and a day for our special needs families to be able to have fun and relax while networking with each other and our community partners. Jump houses, games, obstacle course, prizes, music, face painting and food will be just some of the activities planned for the day. The event if free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Crystal Ellis-McFerrin, 615-893-7439, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. (April 21, 2018) 9AM-Noon (or until truck is full) BBB SHRED DAY ain the Lowe's Parking Lot (1825 Old Fort Parkway). Reduce your risks of being a victim of identity theft. Box up old checks, old bills, old tax papers, etc. Thanks to MaxShred for their part in this FREE Better Business Bureau's community service.
Fri. (April 20, 2018) 11:45AM The annual Child Advocacy Center's Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will begin at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza (in front of City Hall). There will be a ceremony to honor Hometown Heroes who support the work of the center. A walk will then begin at the Civic Plaza and continue to the Child Advocacy Center (1040 Samsonite Blvd). It will take 15 to 20 minutes. The public is encouraged to be at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza (111 W. Vine Street). For more information, contact the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000.
Sign-up for Kindergarten at Murfreesboro City Schools will be May 3 and 4, 2018 at the school to which your child is zone. Sign-up is during regular hours. All children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 15, 2018.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host Kindergarten Preview Days in April for students and their families entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Preview days allow future students as well as parents to tour the school, meet teachers and find additional details about what to expect in kindergarten.
· Black Fox, April 16 & 17, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
· Bradley Academy, April 12, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
· Cason Lane Academy, April 16, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
· Discovery School, April 12, 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
· Erma Siegel, April 12, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
· Hobgood, April 13, 8:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
· John Pittard, April 9, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
· Mitchell-Neilson, April 9, 10:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
· Northfield, April 12, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
· Overall Creek, April 12 & 13, 9 a.m. & noon
· Reeves-Rogers, April 12, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
· Scales, April 10, 8 a.m. & noon
For an overview of registering your child for kindergarten, please visit www.cityschools.net or phone 615-893-2313.
Sat. (April 21, 2018) 10AM-4PM Celebrate EARTH DAY at the Sanctuary (5323 Ferrell Hollow Rd., Readyville, TN 37149). Enjoy the beauty of the senior horses and cats. Be inspired by the new Memorial Gardens. Plus, Templeton Thompson will offer music from noon-2PM. Tickets are $5 each, and this makes you eligible for door prizes. Plus, it all helps to support this Horse and Cat Sanctuary. This is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Visit their website: www.FerrellHollowFarm.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.
Tuesdays (March 13 - June 7, 2018) 6:30-8:00PM Free GRIEF SHARE sessions at Barfield Baptist Church (1033 Barfield Church Road). This ministry of that congregation is in its eighth 13-week session. Everyone who experiences the loss of someone very close to them: such as husband, a child, or close friend; finds their lives have changed and experience a roller coaster of emotions. The free classes at Barfield Baptist are conducted by those who have experienced their own losses and are wanting to use that experience to help and support others. The classes are open to both men and women. Each class has a half-hour video addressing the different cycles of emotions followed by a sharing discussion with others in the class. These classes are scriptural and give help and support to those suffering through a loss. For more information, contact Barfield Baptist Church at 615-896-2490.
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
Tue. (April 24, 2018) 6PM LIGHT UP LOCAL at the Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pike). Enjoy an evening of local food, music and the PEOPLE'S CHOICE FIREFLY AWARDS. LOCALLY OWNED is an organization that promotes the importance of shopping with locally owned businesses. For tickets and more information, visit FaceBook at: Light Up Local Firefly Awards
Thu. (May 3, 2018) MAYORS PRAYER ON THE PLAZA (Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, 111 W. Vine St.) hosted by Greenhouse Ministries. 6:30AM coffee and fellowship, 7AM Program "Unity Ephesians 4:3" Areas of prayer will include Family, Church, Business, Government, Arts and Entertainment, Media, Banking, Veterans, First Responders, and Non-profits. 8:15AM closing This year's prayer time will be held outside of Murfreesboro City Hall on the City Plaza. There is no charge, the event is open to the public Parking is available in city parking lot under City Hall. For more information, phone Greenhouse Ministries(615) 494-0499.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: May 1, 2018. At Recycle Rutherford's monthly meeting on Monday, June 18th, at Carriage Lane Inn, they will present THE SPIRIT OF RECYCLING AWARD to several sizes of businesses. This is to honor them for efforts to reduce trash in the rapidly filling landfill. Any business and/or organization that is reusing, recycling, initiating recycled product procurement programs, or implementing any other exemplary waste reduction practices should apply. CLICK HERE for a SPIRIT OF RECYCLING application. Your application must be submitted by May 1, 2018. This event coincides with National Garbage Man Week. Check their website: www.RecycleRutherford.org.
Sat. (June 30, 2018) Noon-Midnight RELAY FOR LIFE at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304 W. Thompson Ln.). Funds raised will help cancer patients here in Rutherford County. To learn how you can be a part of this event, contact Heather Hines at the American Cancer Society. Phone 615-341-7331.
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.
Fri. (May 11, 2018) 7-10PM United Way's "RED, WHITE AND BAYOU" to benefit United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will be at the home of Sydney and Dr. Jim Boerner. Savour the sights, sounds and tastes of the Louisiana bayou. Dinner tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, text Bayou at 41444. For more information, phone United Way at 615-893-7303.
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