Tue. (Nov. 26, 2019) 6:30-8:00AM 47th Annual Exchange Club of Murfreesboro "One Nation Under God" Community Wide Breakfast at The Embassy Suites (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Table of ten for $200; Table of ten with table signage $250; Table of ten with table signage and listing in program $500. Speaker, Roxane Atwood - wife of music performer Tim Atwood, who will also perform. Music by Linda Davis and the Scott Family. For more information, contact Mike Gann at Stones River Manor (615-603-1865).
Sat. (Dec. 7, 2019) 7:00-10:30AM 17th Annual Murfreesboro Rotary Club's HOTCAKES & HOLLY in the old gym at Middle TN Christian School (100 E. MTCS Rd.). Great pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, OJ--along with fellowship, live Christmas music and a visit from Santa. This has become a Christmas tradition locally. This will be an even more special event, since Murfreesboro Rotary just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Tickets are $8 and available at the door or from any Murfreesboro Rotarian. For more information, contact President Elect Phil King (cell 615-977-0986)
Sat-Sun (Nov. 23-24, 2019) 10AM-5PM 26th Annual ART STUDIO TOUR presented by the Stones River Craft Association. The tour is FREE and gives visitors a glimpse into the working studios of local artisans and craftsmen. There are 9 studios on the tour, and several arts-craftsmen are at each stop. Pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and more are featured. A great oppotunity to get unique Christmas gifts too. Visit www.ArtStudioTour.org for a map and more information.
Thu. (Dec. 12, 2019) 7PM "TIMELESS CHRISTMAS TREASURES" with the Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Lane). All tickets will be available at will call. Ticket types: Premium ticket $40; Floor ticket $25; Side balcony $15. For information and tickets, phone the symphony office at 615-898-1862.
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. (Nov. 23, 2019) 10AM-3:00PM FALL FESTIVAL at the Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse and Cat Sanctuary (5323 Ferrell Hollow Road in nearby Readyville, TN). The event is Free to the public, but donations and Wish List items for the Horses and Cats are very much appreciated! Guests will be able to view the 70-acre property, the Memorial Gardens and see the senior equine and feline residents. For more information about our organization and our wish list, please visit www.ferrellhollowfarm.org
(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.
Sat. (Dec. 14, 2019) A Soldier's Child Foundation is hosting a Christmas party for children of our fallen American defenders of freedom. Children that have lost a military mom or dad and live in this area will have a special party for them at Providence United Methodist Church (2293 S. Rutland Dr., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122).
- Sponsor's gift drop off: 8-11AM
- Party for kids and family 4-6PM
That's is for children in this area. A Soldier's Child Foundation is also hosting other events for children of our fallen heroes living in other parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas.
For more information, visit their website: www.ASoldiersChild.org, or call Daryl Mackin at 615-220-1600.
Thu. (Nov. 14, 2019) 6PM BARNABAS VISION dinner at The Alley On Main St. (223 W. Main St.). $200 per couple. Great dinner and entertainment by Johnny Bulford and Heidi Raye. 100% of ticket sales goes to Barnabas Vision. One of the programs Barnabas Vision helps with this time of the year, helps school children who are part of families that cannot afford a Christmas. In partnership with the Rutherford County Schools ATLAS program, Barnabas Vision will help to provide Christmas gifts to at-risk youth. For information, contact Barnabas Vision at (615) 542-2742.
Daily (Nov. 29-Dec.15), M-F 5:30-9PM; Sat. 9AM-9PM; Sun. 1-9PM Boy Scout Troop 197 is selling Christmas trees only at Fellowship United Methodist Church (2511 Highway 99/New Salem Highway, between Cason Lane and St. Andrews Dr. These are premium, fresh-cut, Fraser Fir Christmas trees, grown in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Again, this year the scouts are only selling them at Fellowship United Methodist Church. If you have questions, contact Nick at 615-625-6518, e-mail email@example.com , or visit their website: http://bsatroop197.com/trees.htm
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Basketball League for age 7-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2020). A positive experience where the league emphasizes learning basic skills along with fair play, honesty and sportsmanship.
SKILLS CLINIC in Murfreesboro (820 Jones Blvd.) at 5:00PM on Nov. 15, 2019. Again at both Murfreesboro and Smyrna (198 Culbertson St.) at 5:00PM Dec. 13, 2019.
PRACTICES begin week of January 6, 2020. Practices will be where your child signs up (Murfreesboro or Smyrna)
GAMES begin January 25, 2020.
If you have questions, phone the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY at 615-893-5437.
Sat. (Dec. 7, 2019) 4-8PM Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic Murfreesboro homes and landmarks with the 36th 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. After that time, tickets will be $25.
- Oaklands Mansion & Cottage, 900 North Maney Avenue
- Holiday Marketplace at Oaklands Visitors Center, 901 North Maney Avenue
- Lindsey & Bill Castello, 512 East College Street
- John C. Murphy, 518 East College Street
- Lynn Clayton, 525 East College Street
- Lacey & Kirk Garrett, 205 North University Street
- Lavye Hayes- Gladstone #4, 549 East Main Street
- Nena & Dr. Eric Egli, 602 East Main Street
- Kenneth Stone, 550 East Main Street
- Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church, 528 East Main Street
The cornerstone of the tour is the grand Oaklands Mansion. At its peak, Oaklands was the center of a 1,500 acre plantation and one of the most elegant homes in Rutherford County. Since that time, Oaklands has seen dramatic changes. Following the Civil War, it deteriorated from a majestic mansion to virtual ruins and, in the 1950's, its very existence was threatened. The mansion was brought back from the brink of destruction, saved from the wrecking ball when a group of concerned ladies created Oaklands Association in 1959. Since that time, the Association has worked tirelessly to restore Oaklands to its original splendor and preserve its unique history.
Tickets purchased after 4 p.m. on December 5, 2019 will be available only online or at the door during the tour ($25 per adult; $10 for students ages 6-12; children ages 5 and younger admitted free). Oaklands Mansion is a non-profit educational organization. For more information, please call (615) 893-0022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri. (Dec. 6, 2019) 6PM Main Street Murfreesboro's CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS DOWNTOWN with the lighting of the Rutherford County Christmas tree, Christmas music and dance. Bring a chair, blanket and cozy up with your loved ones for one hour of entertainment and then stroll the square. Come early and stay late for the children to enjoy free hot chocolate and children's crafts thanks to our sponsors.
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.
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).