Daily (now - Oct 13, 2019) First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Ln.) is having their "Frozen Assets Sale". It features tasty frozen casseroles, breakfast items, soups, and coconut cake prepared by United Women. A change from past years, they are TAKING ORDERS right now. All who order are guaranteed their orders will be ready for pick-up in mid-November. Please call for information or to place your holiday order: Martha Jo Smith 615-890-2095 or Linda Jarrett 615-848-4770. Proceeds go towards missions.
Sun. (Dec. 8, 2019) 2:00PM Enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE now. CLICK HERE for entry form, guidelines and other information. The deadline to enter the 2019 Christmas Parade is at noon on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
The theme of this year's parade is "The Sounds of Christmas".
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 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. If you prefer not to enter on-line, you may bring a $12 check made out to Rutherford County Christmas Parade along with the completed application to WGNS Radio (306 S. Church Street; Murfreesboro, TN). This must also be done prior to the Nov. 28 2019 noon deadline.
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.
Sat. (Oct. 12, 2019) 7AM Official start of the 13th Annual MIDDLE HALF MARATHON. There is an all new route this year. It starts and end near the Historic Murfreesboro square. Starting point is on East Main at SunTrust Bank. The course has you running down tree-lined Main Street to Maney Avenue and the historic Oaklands Historic House Museum. Circle the Downtown Square, through the heart of the MTSU campus, then finish and party on the square. Experienced and first-time racers like The Middle Half because the course is flat and fast. Plus, the Murfreesboro Half Marathon course will be certified as accurate in measurement according to the standards adopted by the USATF Road Running Technical Council. Participants are limited to the first 2,000, so sign-up quickly: Register on-line at TheMiddleHalf.com. Yes, dreams do come true as you cross the finish line.
Tue and Fri (May 10 - Oct. 29, 2019) 7AM-Noon RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET in the Lane Agri-Park's Community Center (rear of 315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Plus, a FREE EDUCATIONAL CLASS each morning at 9:00AM. The Rutherford county Farmers' Market is a Producer-Only Farmers Market located in the indoor/open air Community Center at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. Market vendors hail from over 20 Middle TN counties and sell a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more! Keep your shopping local and get to know your farmers and neighbors at the Rutherford County Farmers' Market. (NOTICE: We accept credit, debit, and EBT payments at the market! In July and August, many of our farmers accept WIC Farmers' Market Vouchers)
Thu. (Nov. 7, 2019) 5:30-9:00PM Read To Succeed announced the 2019 Celebrity Spelling at The Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Place). The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a selection of food and drink from Slick Pig. Tickets are $50/person and are available online at readtosucceed.org. For more information, phone Read To Succeed at 615-783-READ (7323).
(Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 2019) Registration for Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department's 2019 City League Youth Basketball. The league focuses on teaching life lessons through healthy competition and camaraderie for youths who are between the ages of 5 and 17 by December 31, 2019.
Sign-ups are available Monday through Friday at:
- Sports*Com: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Patterson Community Center: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- McFadden Community Center: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Barfield Main Office: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sign-ups will also be available every Saturday in the month of October at Sports*Com.
Practice will begin in December and games will start in January of 2020. The fee for each player will be a total of $75 -- $65 plus a $10 activity fee.
For questions about the program, contact the Athletics Division at 615-907-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing vibrant public spaces and inclusive programs delivered with visionary leadership and caring staff that engage the individual and strengthen the quality of life of our community.
Thu. (Oct. 17, 2019) 6PM 5th Annual FIREFLY SUPPER benefiting DOORS OF HOPE at The View at Fountains (1500 Medical Center Parkway). Local chefs will create a "farm to table" experience. Tickets $125 per person. Phone 615-900-0634 for sponsorship or other information.
Mon. (Oct. 14, 2019) 11:30AM Shotgun start for the 11th annual "Celebrity Chip-In" Golf Scramble hosted by Blue Collar Comedian Reno Collier and Friends for A Soldier's Child Foundation at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). Proceeds go directly to serving the children of our fallen American defenders of freedom. Phone 615-220-1600 or email email@example.com
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the HALLOWEEN BASH at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Parkway).
OLD SCREAM ROAD
Wed-Sat (Oct. 23-26, 2019) dark-9PM OLD SCREAM ROAD, which is Murfreesboro's scariest hayride. The cost is $5 per person.
CARNIVAL & TWILIGHT TRAIL
Fri-Sat (Oct. 25-26, 2019) 5-9PM HALLOWEEN CARNIBAL and the not so spooky TWILIGHT TRAIL
For more information, call Barfield Crescent Park at 615-890-5333.
Sat. (Dec. 7, 2019) 4-8PM Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic Murfreesboro homes and landmarks with the 34th Annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. The tour, sponsored by Franklin Synergy Bank, will feature beautiful and historic private homes, distinctive churches, and as always, the graceful Oaklands Mansion--all decked out for the holidays. Along the way, there will be Christmas carols, holiday treats and much more. Purchase advance tickets (either online at www.oaklandsmansion.org or in the museum shop) by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th and receive a special price of $20.00 for adults. Tickets purchased after 4 p.m. on December 5th will be available only online and at the door for $25.00 per adult and $10.00 for students ages 6-12. This event is free for ages 5 and under. On the night of the tour, tickets can be purchased at any home on the tour or at Oaklands' Museum Shop for $25 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-12. Sponsorships for the Tour are available now. Oaklands Mansion is a non-profit educational organization. For information on becoming a sponsor, please call (615) 893-0022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri. (Dec. 6, 2019) 6PM Wine reception and the Christmas Gala with dinner and music starting at 7:00PM at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). Black tie for this event is optional.Tickets are $100 per person and sponsorships start at $1,000. During the Gala, sponsors are welcomed into the mansion just as its original families would have done. And Oaklands 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of homes is the next evening. The tour will showcase both historically unique and newly renovated homes that will continue to revitalize this lovely area. To secure your tickets or sponsorship, please phone 615-893-0022 or visit www.oaklandsmansion.org for more information.
Sat. (Nov. 2, 2019) 11:00AM-1:30PM 11th Annual Cookin To Build around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse (Murfreesboro square). All proceeds benefit Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity. Right now, PAINT YOUR BOWL at the Pottery Place (1.) in The Avenue Murfreesboro or (2.) off Memorial between Sprouts and Newks at 149 Wendellwood Dr. $20 per bowl and that includes the bowl and your admission to Cookin To Build. If you paint your bowl, you pre-purchase the ticket so you come a half hour before the crowd (10:30AM) and pickup your personally painted bowl. Everyone else comes at 11:00AM. Fee is the same...$20 if you paint your own bowl or if you enjoy a pre-painted bowl. (Most people enjoy painting their own bowl). If you have questions, phone Habitat for Humanity at 615-890-5877.
Sat. (Nov. 2, 2019) 8AM-NOON HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE at the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department (4765 Florence Rd.). Acceptable items are home maintenance/improvement products such as used strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover. Home lawn and garden products that are accepted include pesticides, fertilizers and wood preservatives. In addition, acceptable miscellaneous items include pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes, and compact fluorescent bulbs. Medicines and drugs will also be accepted, but please empty medications into a zip-lock plastic bag before bringing to the event. Needles and sharps in puncture proof containers with sealed lids are now accepted, as well. For a complete list refer to: https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/environment/sw-mm-household-hazardous-waste-program/sw-mm-householdhazardous-waste-acceptable-unacceptable-items.html If you have questions, contact Mimi Keisling at 615-542-4633 or e-mail email@example.com
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
Fri. (Dec. 6, 2019) 6-9PM "Mistletoe and Martinis" a part of the Junior League of Murfreesboro's Annual Hollyday Marketplace at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304 W. Thompson Ln.). Tickets are $40 for a single, and $75 for a couple. This ticket includes access to free drinks, food, swag bags, and the chance to shop before the Saturday crowds! We will only sell 300 of these, and we always sell out. They can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mistletoe-and-martinis-tickets-56123929183?aff=Savethedatecards
Sat. (Dec. 7, 2019) 9AM-4PM Junior League of Murfreesboro Hollyday Marketplace at the Miller Coliseum (304 W. Thompson Ln.). Tickets are $10 (available at the door).
Sat. (Oct. 19, 2019) 1PM-? JEFFERSON SCHOOL REUNION at the Davenport Farm (601 Rock Springs Rd., Smyrna). Jefferson School was more than an elementary school, it was a community. You are encouraged to bring pictures, memorabilia and memories to share.
Thu. (Oct. 24, 2019) 11AM registration-lunch / shotgun start INAUGURAL SPECIAL KIDS FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT and play "Fore!" the kids at Cedar Crest Golf Course (7972 Mona Rd.). Awards ceremony following tournament. For more information, contact SPECIAL KIDS at 615-809-2632.