|"Antebellum Academy" at Oaklands Historic House Museum|
Tue-Sat (June 23-27, 2014) 9AM-4PM Girls age 12+ are invited to participate in Antebellum Academy at Oaklands Historic House Museum (900 N. Maney Ave.). Surrounded by the 1860's furnishings of the Oaklands mansion, students will be introduced to crafts, music, and history, while being instructed in nineteenth century manners, museum etiquette, tasks and skills expected of young ladies of the period. Fee: $150. Register quickly, as space is limited. Registrations received by April 15th will receive $15 off the cost of tuition. Phone Oaklands at (615) 893-0022. Registration forms are also available on the web site at www.oaklandsmuseum.org.READ MORE »
|"Slide Into Summer" for Mindful Care|
Sat. (May 31, 2014) 7-10PM "SLIDE INTO SUMMER' at the home of Colonel Michael D. and Mrs. France (2418 Colfax Dr.). This spring garden party benefits Mindful Care Adult Day Services in Rutherford County (previously known as Elders First). In addition to wine-tasting and a wine-swap, there will be music. Mindful Care serves the needs of those afflicted with mild Alzheimer’s with compassionate care and also provides family caregivers with a much-needed break from exhaustive 24-7 caregiving. For more information, check their website: www.mindful-care.org or phone 615-542-4371.
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|3-4 year olds BASEBALL|
Sing-up April, 2014 for a child's INTRODUCTION TO BASEBALL. This is for ages 3-4. Sign-up at SportsCom, Patterson Community Center or the Murfreesboro Park's office. For information, phone 615-907-2251.READ MORE »
|37th BILL CAREY GOLF SCRAMBLE|
Wed. (June 4, 2014) 11:30AM lunch/1PM shotgun start of the 37th Annual Bill Carey Golf Scramble at Indian Hills Golf Course (405 Calumet Trace). The cost is $100 for an individual and $400 for a team. Hole-In-One prizes include a 2-year lease on an Escape SE from Ford of Murfreesboro. To enter, phone Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors at 615-893-2242.READ MORE »
|Beesley Animal Foundation's "Paws and Pearls"|
Thu (May 8, 2014) 6-9PM The 5th Annual Paws and Pearls to benefit the Jesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundation at the historic Corners on the River in Readyville, Tennessee (1990 Readyville St.). This is the historic home built in 1829 by State Commissioner and former Murfreesboro Mayor Charles Ready, Sr. One of its unique qualities was that part of the home was in Rutherford County, while another section in Cannon County. It is now the home of Karen and Bob Ford. This fundraiser benefits the Beesley Animal Foundation that runs a specialty clinic for spaying and neutering cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters. They also provide educational programs stressing the importance of responsible pet care. The foundation also provides financial aid to families who are unable to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Goodness Gracious at The Mill will provide the food for the evening. Julie’s Bartending will be serve wine donated by Ted Robinson from Murfreesboro Wine and Spirits. Short Mountain Distillery will offer slow pours of their Tennessee Shine and Apple Pie Moonshine. Cynthia Jones Photography will be on hand documenting the evening. Again this year, be prepared to dance the night away to the musical stylings of Larry and Gay Pinkerton and The Eclectics. Art Growden has graciously donated a 20x20 Pup Portrait to be auctioned off during Paws and Pearls. Tickets for this event are $65 per person. Please RSVP by April 24, 2014: 615-217-1030. Visit their website: www.beesleyfoundation.com or www.facebook.com/PawsandPearls.READ MORE »
|Bloomfield Links Golf Course Open @ Old Fort Park|
Bloomfield Links is now open seven days a week weather permitting. It is a short golf course specifically targeting youth, family and beginning golfers, but golfers of all levels are enjoying the challenge. Park at the Old Fort Park Golf Clubhouse (1028 Golf Club Lane; Murfreesboro, TN 37129) to enter this special course. Phone Old Fort Golf at (615) 849-2624 for information and details on daily, monthly, and seasonal passes. Bloomfield Links and the Old Fort Park Golf Course are owned and operated by the City of Murfreesboro.READ MORE »
|DUCK DERBY May 17th at SportsCom|
Sat. (May 17, 2014) 1PM The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 7th Annual Duck Derby in the outdoor water park at SportsCom (120 DeJarnette Ln.). The Quack Attack Team begins at 1:00 o'clock with 12,000 rubber ducks racing down the Duck-O-Bunga slide. The Corporate Duck Race will begin at 1:00 p.m., the first heats will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the winner’s race will be held at 4:04 p.m. The owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will win duck-tabulous prizes, with a grand prize of $5,000! To become a sponsor, adopt ducks, volunteer, or for more information about the event visit the website at www.boroduckderby.com or contact the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at 615-563-9915.READ MORE »
|ELECTION PERIODS: Be Sure YOU Vote!|
Rutherford County Primary
Mon-Sat (April 16-May 1, 2014) EARLY VOTING for the RUTHERFORD COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. Note: There is no Democratic Primary since that party nominated a slate of candidates. The GENERAL ELECTION with both parties and independents is Aug. 7, 2014.
Weekdays: Vote 7AM-7PM M-F only at Election Commission on the square.
Saturdays: 8AM-Noon on April 19; and 8AM-4PM on April 26, 2014.
Election Day: Tue., May 6, 2014, from 7AM - 7PM. After the election, tune to WGNS for "live" results from the Rutherford County election Commission on the Murfreesboro Square. (Tune AM 1450, FM 100.5, FM 101.0, and worldwide at www.WGNSradio.com)
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|Forming "Bocce Ball" League|
A "Bocce Ball League" is being formed. Three teams would play Thursdays at 6PM and 2 would compete Saturday mornings at 9AM. Members must be age 18 or old. The league is looking for retirees, MTSU students, police and fire teams,etc. If you have never played, free lessons are provided. The Bocce League is open to everyone, and meet at the three carpeted courts at St. Rose Church (Tennessee Blvd.). For information, phone Jim Harding (615-785-2761).READ MORE »
Sat. May 10, 2014) 1PM 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Veteran's Recovery Center Council. This is at Champion's Run Golf Course (14262 Mt. Pleasant Rd.; Rockvale, TN). $10,000 cash prize for hole-in-one on hole 3. %1,000 in prizes (based on a minimum of 18 teams). To learn about being a sponsor before May 10th phone 615-225-6329 and leave a message. Fees: $75/player sign-up before April 30th). To sign-up call Tabitha Foote at 615-424-8210 or e-mail Tabitha.firstname.lastname@example.org (late registration noon, shotgun start 1PM, (4 man scramble open flight, and senior flight)READ MORE »
|Golfing Friends NEEDED |
Local resident Carl Stadtmiller is aiming to start an official men's senior golf league in Rutherford County. Stadtmiller told WGNS the only requirements are that you love golf and be over 50. The group will play a round every Wednesday starting in April.
If you would like to join, call Carl at 615-896-1314.READ MORE »
|GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW|
Sat.-Sun. (June 14-15, 2014) Great Tennessee Air Show at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport (278 Doug Warpoole Rd.). The Blue Angels will perform! Save by getting your tickets in advance at www.greattennesseeairshow.com. Adults: $25 in advance or $30 at gate. Children ages 4-12 $12 in advance or $15 at gate. Ages 3 and younger are admitted free. Ask about BOX SEATS or the special FLIGHT LINE seats. For information, phone 615-223-1973.READ MORE »
|Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed|
Saturdays, 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society has opened the Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) to the public on Saturdays from 9:00AM to Noon. Volunteer teams are needed to cover these hours. Preferably a man and women team. If you are interested in participating in this historical project, please contact Gwen Boyd email@example.comREAD MORE »
|INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST (June 8-15, 2014)|
Sun-Sun. (June 8-15, 2014) INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST as Murfreesboro welcomes folk dance groups from Czech Republic, Hungary, and Mexico. Of course, our own world ambassadors, the Cripple Creek Cloggers are not only sponsoring this week of cultural exchange, but they will also perform.
Mon., June 9 - 10 a.m. - Mexico troupe will be at the Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; Smyrna, TN
6:45 p.m. - All groups perform - Williamson Co. Ag Expo Park, 4210 Long Lane, Franklin, TN
Tues, June 10 - 10 a.m. - Hungarian troupe at the St. Clair Senior Citizens Center, 325 St. Clair St., Murfreesboro
Tues., June 10 - 10 a.m. - Czech Republic troupe at the La Vergne Senior Citizens, 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne, TN
Thur., June 12 - 10 a.m. - Czech Republic troupe at the Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St,, Murfreesboro
Fri., June 13 - 7 p.m. - Dekalb County Community Center, Smithville, TN
Sat., June 14 - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - All groups perform - East Side, Courthouse Square, Murfreesboro, TN ( Bring your own lawn chair!)
6 p.m. - All groups perform - Bell Buckle Banquet Hall, Bell Buckle, TN
If you have any questions, please contact FolkFest Director Steve Cates at 615 896 3559 or cell 615 542 4162.
|MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST|
Thu. (May 1, 2014) 7AM Mayors' Prayer Breakfast time at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. Greenhouse Ministries will be holding their annual breakfast to take part in the National Day of Prayer. The food line opens at . Tickets are $30 each, or a table of ten can be purchased for $300. Come out and support our nation, and our community, as we cover Rutherford County in prayer! To purchase tickets, please contact Shelley Childers at Greenhouse Ministries, (615) 494-0499. Payment can be made by cash, card, or check! Space is very limited this year so please call early so we can get your seats reserved!READ MORE »
|McFadden Community Center Partially Re-Opened|
There are major renovations underway through mid-May at McFadden Community Center on Bridge Avenue. Renovations are progressing well, and only the Community Center remains closed. Other services are open. The Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank and Community Development Program are both up and running as usual. NOTICE: Entry to the Food Bank, Community Development, Child Care and John Callow's office is on the side facing Bridge Avenue (main door still not open). If you have questions, call the Parks' office at 615-890-5333.READ MORE »
|Middle Half Registration begins 10AM, June 7, 2014|
Sat. (June 7, 2014) 10:00AM Registration opens for the eighth annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon (“The Middle Half”). Last year, the event sold out in just over two hours. This year, the number of participants has been increased from 3,000 runners to 3250. The 13.1-mile race is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014. Participants may register online by credit or debit card at www.themiddlehalf.com starting at 10:00AM.READ MORE »
|MTSU Dairy Hill 5K and 10K Stampede|
Sat. (Sept.13, 2014) 8AM DAIRY HILL STAMPEDE 5K and 10K run at MTSU's Dairy Experimental Learning and Research Center (3211 Guy James Rd.; Lascassas, TN). Fee: $30 per runner. It benefits the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) and the Veteran's Recovery Center Council. For more information, phone Lou Nave at 615-970-8065 or check website www.tnfacct.com. You can also register on-line at www.active.com.READ MORE »
|PINK EYE RESEARCH (free care and medication)|
Dr. Craig McCabe, the eye doctor you hear on the radio, is participating in PINK EYE RESEARCH. If you have PINK EYE, you are eligible for FREE care and medication if you are a part of a study group. For more information, contact Gigi Hampton at 615-904-9024 or e-mail her at Gigi@McCabeVisionCenter.com. The best time to contact is Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. McCabe Vision Center is at 122 Heritage Park Dr. (37129).READ MORE »
|Summer Business Camp for Kids|
The Business Education Partnership Foundation will present its annual Summer Business Camp, sponsored by State Farm, July 14-25 for rising Rutherford County seventh- and eighth-grade students.
During the camp, students learn the basics of the business world. Students form business teams, write business plans, develop marketing strategies, and create PowerPoint presentations of their work for the final competition.
Openings are limited to 40 students each year for this tuition-free, two-week day camp sponsored by State Farm.
How to apply:
For more information, call the BEP offices at 615-278-2008 or email Executive Director Amelia Bozeman at firstname.lastname@example.org .READ MORE »
|Volunteer Van Drivers Needed To Carry Vets To Doctor|
Volunteers are needed to drive vans that take veterans to medical appointments. Volunteers will need to go through a training and orientation program so that your volunteering experience will be more enjoyable. For more information, contact Darlene Haynes on the Murfreesboro campus: 615-225-6517. READ MORE »
|YEAH Summer Camps In Murfreesboro|
Summer, 2014: Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) is again offering summer youth camps. (1) Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp (SGRRC) is a summer day camp for girls ages 10-17. (2) Tennessee Teens Rock Camp (TNTRC) is a summer day camp for girls and boys ages 10-17. Both camps take place in Murfreesboro. Camp tuition is $310 for the full week, which includes a camp t-shirt and all fees for the week. To provide our camps to all students, we give need-based scholarships to those who apply. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 615-849-8140.READ MORE »
|YOUTH TRACK & FIELD |
APRIL 2014 only: Sign-up for YOUTH TRACK & FIELD at SportsCom, Paterson Park and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation office. This is for ages 7-14. The youth who participate will wrap-up with Hershey's Track & Field Day. For information, phone 615-907-2251.READ MORE »