"All About JAZZ" for the Murfreesboro Symphony

Sat. (Jan. 26, 2019) 4:30-6:30PM The Murfreesboro Symphony Guild invites the public to attend "All About JAZZ" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parrish Hall (116 N. Academy St.). The concert features the Stones River Jazz Quartet led by Mike Parkinson, plus Ethos Youth Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 students thru 12th grade, Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com/its-all-about-jazz. Funds raised benefit the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Ethos Youth Ensembles and Music Education Outreach. MSOG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you have questions, phone the Murfreesboro Symphony Office at 615-898-1862.

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"Business At Its Best" 11:30AM January 31st

Thu. (Jan. 31, 2019) 11:30AM-1PM Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's 2019 BUSINESS AT ITS BEST at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). This is presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital/Ascension. In addition to celebrating the past year's accomplishments and sharing what's in store for the organization's future, we will present Rutherford County's most prestigious awards, the Business Legend is Gordon Ferguson, Business Person of the Year recipient is John Harney, Leadership Rutherford Pinnacle Award is Kevin Arnold, and the Doug Young Lifetime Achievement Award winner is John Hood. TICKETS: $50 for members, $65 for non-members; table of 10 $500; Corporate sponsor $1,500; Table Topper Sponsor $200. Contact Stephanie Brackman at sbrackman@rutherfordchamber.org or phone 615-893-6565.

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2019 City Schools' Foundation Excellence In Education Gala
2019 City Schools' Foundation Excellence In Education Gala

Fri. (Jan. 25, 2019) The 12th Annual Excellence In Education Gala sponsored by the City Schools Foundation in the ballroom at MTSU's new Student Union Building. This year's honoree is the late Doug Young who served as chairman of The City Schools Foundation as well as the Gala Chair for many years. Vice Mayor Young's company, City Tile and Floor Covering, has been primary sponsors of Excellence in Education, The Back to School Dash and previously the Fashion Show. Andrew Young joined The City Schools Foundation board in 2018 and continues the legacy of support for public education that his father began. Reservations for the Gala are now available. Individual tickets may be purchased for $250 and sponsorships begin at $1,500. For additional information, please call 615-893-2313 or any member of the City Schools Foundation Trustees.

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8th Annual Wedding Dresses Through The Decades
8th Annual Wedding Dresses Through The Decades

10AM-4PM M-Sa, 1-4PM Sum (Jan. 19-March 3, 2019) 8th Annual WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Avenue). Enjoy this award winning exhibit featuring historic as well as local wedding dresses. Admission: $10. If you have questions, phone 615-893-0022 or check their website: http://www.OaklandsMansion.org

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AARP Tax Aide @ St. Clair Street Senior Center
AARP Tax Aide @ St. Clair Street Senior Center

AARP Tax Aide for age 60+ with total family income of $53K or less. This is by appointment only at the St. Clair Street Senior Center (325 St. Clair Street). Phone 615-848-2550 to make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled starting Jan. 2, 2019. The actual tax preperation is done Feb. 5 - April 11, 2019.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30-11:30AM
Wednesdays
Noon-3:00PM
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Branches FREE Workshop for Church Leaders on
Branches FREE Workshop for Church Leaders on "Recovery"

Tue. (Jan. 29, 2018) 9:00AM-12:30PM Branches Counseling Center (1102 Dow St.) is presenting a FREE Workshop for pastors and church leaders on "Building the Capacity to Become a Recovery-Friendly Congregation." Guest speaker, Monty Burks, PhD, CPRS, believes that the local congregation is the key to recovery. Dr. Burks shares his own compelling story of personal addiction and how his home church made the difference in his recovery. As the director of faith-based initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dr. Burks now travels around the state to show church leaders how they can become a recovery-friendly congregation. Please RSVP by January 22 to save your spot! Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Phone 615-904-7170.

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Coffee Marathon (50-mile run over 4-months)
Coffee Marathon (50-mile run over 4-months)

(Jan-April, 2019) 4-months to complete your 50-mile COFFEE MARATHON. The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's fun run where you starts a different route from 12 separate coffee shops. After completing all twelve, bring your signed passport to SportsCom for your commemorative coffee mug. Register at www.RunSignUp.com. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Joines at betterboro@murfreesborotn.gov.

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Film Noir at Linebaugh Library
Film Noir at Linebaugh Library

MTSU English Professor Elyce Rae Helford a free Film Noir series in Linebaugh Library's (105 W. Vine St.) second floor board room at 6:00PM on the first Thursday night of each month, February through May.

February 7: A vs. B Noir: "Detour" (1945)

March 7: Noir's only woman director, Ida Lupino, with "The Hitch-hiker" (1953)

April 4: Basically a dead man walking, as he tries to find the person who poisoned him, before dying in "D.O.A." (1950)

May 2: A life of crime grows when a man marries carnival sharp-shooter in "Gun Crazy" (1950)

For more information, please visit the Linebaugh Library website at rclstn.org.

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

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.

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

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.

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed
Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

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

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