Thu (Sept. 12, 2019) 6PM Lulu Roman, star of the iconic TV series, "Hee Haw", is the Celebrity Chef for Rutherford County's Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Charity Chopped. It will be at Hop Springs (6790 John Bragg Hwy). Lulu's life has been ever changing--from being raised in an orphan's home and never experiencing love from a parent, to becoming a drug addicted go-go dancer in a strip club, to a born again, award-winning gospel music artist who is loved by millions as the star of the hit TV show "Hee Haw". Charity Chopped in the Boro is now in its third year and raises money for three local nonprofits in the categories of Food - Shelter - Clothing. In addition to the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity, donations will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Amelia's Closet. Three "Celebrity" Chefs will prepare three courses from mystery ingredients with the help of their own "Sous Chef". This is similar to the Food Network's "Chopped"! Judges will score the dishes and award prizes. Contact Habitat for Humanity at (615) 849-5994.
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. (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.
Sat. (Sept. 14, 2019) 7AM BACK TO SCHOOL DASH 5K and 10K run to benefit the CITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION. The run is at Overall Creek Elementary School (429 Otter Trail). This is a chip timed event. $30 registration fee. Register on-line at http:/bit.ly/backtoschooldash19 (The Back To School Dash is part of the initiative of The City Schools Foundation to boost financial support of the Murfreesboro City School system in the areas of science, math, and academic competition and excellence among students).
Thu. (Sept. 26, 2019) 6:00-8:30PM BARKS & BOURBON, a unique bourbon tasting event at the Beesley Animal Foundation (Belle Meadows Farm, 6241 Browns Mill Rd., Lascassas 37085). Tickets are $55 single; $90 couple. For more information, contact the Beesley Animal Foundation at 615-890-6878. Check website: http://barksandbourbon.com/
(Sept. 28, 2019) 9AM-2PM COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR at the Villages of Murfreesboro (2550 Willow Oak Trail). This event is "open to the public" both as craftsmen and for attendees as well. For more information, phone 615-848-3030.
Tuesdays (Oct. 1-Nov. 12, 2019) 5:30-9:00PM CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY offers a 6-week class at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue to learn about life as a fire fighter/emergency responder (Note: No class Nov. 1, 2019, graduation is Nov. 12, 2019). Class fee is $35, and participants must be age 18 or older. Class size is limited and the deadline for application submission is September 1, 2019. Applications can be obtained online at: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9709/CITIZENS-FIRE-ACADEMY-APPLICATION-2019.
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.
Mon. (Sept. 9, 2019) 6PM Greenhouse Ministries 5th Annual Game Day at the Tennessee Expo Center (1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard). The guest speaker is former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb, who played for the Tampa Buccaneers, and a Blue Raider all time great quarterback prior to that. Greenhouse Ministries, through local volunteers, provides relational ministries that are designed to inspire, give hope, and change lives. Greenhouse Ministries, through local volunteers, provides relational ministries that are designed to inspire, give hope, and change lives. Reservations are available at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, phone Greenhouse Ministries at 615-494-0499.
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).
Thu. (Oct. 3, 2019) 5:30-8:30PM "STORY BEHIND THE SMILES" dinner at Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) to benefit Interfaith Dental of Rutherford County. Phone 615-225-4146.
Sat. (Sept. 14, 2019) 4-10PM 17th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry presented by The Rotary Club of Smyrna, Saturday evening, September 14 at 4PM (Dinner served at 6PM). This year's WOFFF will honor Nurses or Medics in the Military. The car show is 5-10PM (gates open at 3PM for cars to enter) on the tarmac outside the hangar and is open to the public. Entry fee is $40 per car (limit of 2 vehicles), and there are no trophies--just good fun! Located at the Contour Aviation Hangar, 278 Doug Warpoole Road, Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport. Tickets are $40 each. For additional information call 615.459.2651 or www.wofsmyrna.com