HOLY WEEK at churches near the Murfreesboro square will offer services at noon each day of the week. Lunch will be served after service each day for $5/person:
Tue. (April 23, 2019) 6PM Second Annual LIGHT UP LOCAL (Firefly Awards) will be in the Hollingshead Aviation hangar at the Smyrna Airport at 300 Doug Warpoole Road. The Firefly Awards is a people's choice awards honoring independent businesses. It is co-sponsored by Locally Owned Murfreesboro and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association. For more information, visit these websites: (Murfreesboro) locallyownedmurfreesboro.org, and (Smyrna) simatn.org.
Fri 6-10:30PM/Sat Noon-8PM (May 3-4, 2019) Main Street JAZZ FEST around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Admission is FREE. This annual event features jazz bands from local high schools on Friday. Saturday features the Rutherford All County Band, MTSU jazz groups, Music City Swing, Yamil Conga's Nashville Latin All Stars (who do a showcase at 3:30PM Saturday on stage in the Center for the Arts at 110 W. College St.). Bring your lawnchair to the Murfreesboro square and enjoy this free event offered by Main Street Murfreesboro.
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)
Sat. (April 27, 2019) 9AM-Noon The Better Business Bureau's SHRED DAY is free and open to the public in the parking lot at Lowe's (1825 Old Fort Parkway). Keep your identity secure, have your tax papers, bank statements and other paperwork shreded by MaxShred. Note: It is planned for 9AM-Noon, but if the turnout is more than expected--the shredding ends whenever the MaxShred truck is full.
Wed (May 8, 2019) Noon-1PM BEYOND THE BELLS a fund raising luncheon for the SALVATION ARMY at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Honorary Chair is Rick Insell. (NOTE: doors open at 11:30AM). RSVP before May 2, 2019--615-895-7071 or e-main John.R.Mitchell@USS.SalvationArmy.org. Please give online at www.BeyondTheBells.org.
Fri. (April 26, 2019) 11AM (registration), Child Advocacy Center's "Hometown Heroes Walk for Children" starts at noon on the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza (in front of City Hall and Linebaugh Library) and goes to CAC at 1040 Samsonite Blvd. The annual walk ends with a grill-out picnic at the center. Register on-line for this FREE event (www.CACrutherford.org). Donations are appreciated and sponsorships are available. If you have questions, phone 615-867-9000.
SECRET GARDEN to benefit the Discovery Center, a 30,000 square foot children's museum just a few blocks off the Murfreesboro square, and situated next to a 22-acre urban wetland. Now 120,000 visitors enjoy the Discovery Center each year.
Fri. (June 7, 2019) 7-10PM Secret Garden Party at the home of Kimberly and Roger Hopkins (CLICK HERE for various levels of sponsorship)
Sat. (June 8, 2019) 10AM-4PM Secret Garden Tour at secret gardens all around town (1 ticket admits you to every garden, $10 each, available at each home.
Sat. (April 20, 2019) 1PM Free CITY-WIDE EASTER EGG HUNT at the Siegel Soccer Park (515 Cherry Ln). Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation invites children of all ages to hunt for eggs and then exchange them for prizes at the EGG-change booth. Age-appropriate hunts will be offered repeatedly throughout the event so that everyone has a fair chance of finding eggs. Visit with the Easter Bunny and play carnival-style games. Phone 615-907-2251 or email email@example.com
Fri. (April 26, 2019) 11:30AM registration/lunch; noon driving range opens; 1PM shotgun start 1st Annual FAIRWAY TO HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT at Champions Run Golf Course (14262 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Rockvale, TN). Individuals $125; foursome $400 (price includes lunch and driving range fees). It all benefits the DOORS OF HOPE. For more information please contact Emily Johnston at 615-900-0634. Note: Doors of Hope empowers women to make a successful re-entry into society after addiction, abuse, abandonment and incarceration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Thu. (May 2, 2019) 6:30AM Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at Middle Tennessee Expo Center (1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd.). A morning of prayers from all of the mayors who serve in Rutherford County, as well as prayers lifted up by other community leaders. Tickets are $20 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, phone Greenhouse Ministries at (615) 494-0499.
Fri. (April 26, 2019) 6-9PM MOONSHINE IN THE MANSION at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Avenue). Explore the mansion, enjoy moonshine from Short Mountain, learn about Al Capone's visits through this area and more. Tickets: $35 in advance (thru April 11 @ 4PM). Then $40 at the gate. For more information, phone 615-893-0022.
Fri. (April 26, 2019) 11:30AM-1:00PM VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON for those who have donated their time and talent between July, 2018 and now to the St. Clair Street Senior Center (325 St. Clair Street). You must RSVP by April 12, 2019. Phone 615-848-2550.