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.
Sat. (Aug. 10, 2019) 6PM MTSU Pigskin Pre-game at the home of Jonathan Harmon (746 East Main Street). He was in the class of 2003 and 2004) This event is sponsored by the MTSU Alumni Association. Join us for this longstanding True Blue tradition. Kick off the 2019 Blue Raiders Football Season and celebrate the start of the academic year. Tickets are $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the MTSU Alumni Legacy Scholarship fund. For more information, contact the BLUE RAIDER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION at 615-898-2922 or CLICK HERE to visit website.
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)
Fri 2PM-Sat 10AM (July 12-13, 2019) 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front St.). Admission: $10 for adults (per day), kids under 12 admitted free. TIMES: Friday gates open 1PM and competition at 2PM; Saturday gates open 9AM and competition begins 10AM. And of course, the MOTORLESS PARADE Saturday morning at 10AM from Central Magnet School, down East Main and to Cannonsburgh. Buy tickets on-line or at gate. Visit www.UncleDaveMaconDays.org.
Sat. (July 27, 2019) 7:00PM Main Street Murfreesboro's Annual "Taste of Rutherford", The Summer Party at the historic Childress House 225 N. Academy St.). It's an opportunity to mingle with friends in a casual lawn setting, while enjoying outstanding cuisine from some of this community's finest eateries. Again, dress is casual summer attire, and there will be an open bar. (NOTE: The Patrons' Reception begins at 6:00PM) Main Street is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Special thanks to Sandy Bayliss for use of her lovely home. For more information, contact Main Street at 615-895-1887.
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).
Tue. (July 16, 2019) 5:30-8:30PM The 32nd Annual STAKE & BURGER fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club at MTSU's ballroom in the new Student Union Building. Former Auburn start and NBA basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is the keynote speaker. Barkley is the NBA's 23rd all-time leading scorers with 23,000 points, 18th in rebounds (12,000) and also dished out 4,000 assists. For more information, visit www.bgcrc.net or call Michelle Clifford at 615-890-2582.
Sat. (Aug. 10, 2019) 9AM-1PM CONNECTED is a free event for breast cancer patients offered at THE VIEW AT THE FOUNTAINS (1500 Medical Center Parkway, 4th floor). Bring a guest of your choosing and learn from breakout sessions dealing with: stress management, healthy cooking, expert make-up and skin care tips, financial planning, creative exercise and more. Comedian and guest speaker is Karen Mills will help you get connected with other survivors, be empowered by hope and encouragement, and stay educated on healthy living topics. Register on-line at www.mmclinic.com/connected or phone 615-867-8040.
Thu. (July 11, 2019) 5:30-7:00PM The public is encouraged to attend a free DEMENTIA WORKSHOP at Greenhouse Ministries (309 S. Spring St.). Learn how to interact with Dementia loved-ones using a positive physical technique. Learn how to meet their emotional needs. Learn techniques of effective communication and care. The workshop is taught by Senior Helpers Director of Education Kathy Johnson-Warner. Please RSVP for this free workshop. Phone 615-493-0499.
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
Enjoy the 72nd year of family-friendly MOVIES UNDER THE STARS. This is a FREE service of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. All movies begin at 8:30PM. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or truck bed--and enjoy this local tradition. Popcorn, snow cones and soft drinks are served for a small fee at the concession trailer. MOVIES UNDER THE STARS runs June 3 - July 27, 2019.
MONDAYS at Barfield Park
TUESDAYS at Murfreesboro Civic Plaza
THURSDAYS at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
FRIDAYS at Cason Lane Trailhead
SATURSDAYS at Fountains at Gateway
Fri. (July 19, 2019) 6:30PM ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.). summer evening, when the always popular Uncle Bud's serves up some of the best Southern fried chicken and catfish in town, Prichard's Distillery will be here serving their coolest hand-crafted summer spirits, and Murfreesboro Wine & Spirits will provide other summer libations! We'll be partying to live Bluegrass music by Murfreesboro's own Parchcorn Rum Runners band! So put on your dancing shoes and shorts, and join us for a good old-fashioned Southern summer picnic! For additional information or questions, please 615-893-0022 or email email@example.com. (Note: Sponsorships are available to June 15, 2019 and start at $250)
Sat. (Aug. 24, 2019) 10AM MaupinFest (Thomas Maupin Festival) is a celebration of old time dance and music. This event is named after world famous flat-foot buck dancer Thomas Maupin from Eagleville. Mr. Maupin is well-known at Uncle Dave Macon Days. This new festival is at Hootenanny Haven, 539 Coopertown Road in Unionville, TN (neighboring Bedford County). If you have questions, phone (931) 580-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri-Sun (July 12-21, 2019) The Tennessee Youth Baseball Association's (TYBA) State Tournaments are at Barfield Park (697 Veterans Blvd.). This is for boys and girls ages 3-18 and features T-ball, as well as coach pitch and kid pitched games. For more information, phone 615-890-1540.
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
Sat. (July 20, 2019) 5-9PM 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve the historic 103 year old Woman's Club of Murfreesboro at 221 E. College St. The event will be held at Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St. The beautiful Italianate style home was built in 1856 for Dr. William T. Baskette and his wife, Helen M. Crichlow Baskette. The Woman's Club opened the first lending library in Rutherford County at the home with over 2,000 books collected. The home is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Tickets will be $60 with $50 going directly to the Historic Preservation Fund. Tickets may be purchased through www.eventbrite.com. This event is being underwritten by The Villages of Murfreesboro. The Woman's Club is a 501[c] Public Charity. Additional information is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheWomansClubofMurfreesboro and on the Club's website at www.womansclubmurfreesboro.org.
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