| Christmas Toy Store|
Sat. (Dec. 6, 2014) 8AM-3PM CHRISTMAS TOY STORE at Riverdale Baptist Church (307 Warrior Dr.). This is for low income families in Rutherford County. You must pre-register before November 30th. For details of what you need, phone 615-895-3295 between 8AM-5PM Monday through Thursday.READ MORE »
|2015 Heart Ball|
Sat. (Feb. 21, 2014) 6:30PM-midnight 2015 RUTHERFORD HEART BALL at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). This year's Heart Ball Honoree is Anita Pirtle. Special thanks to Heart Ball Co-Chairs Aimee and Chip Hoover along with Sarah and Bricke Murfree. For more information, phone 615-663-1014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.READ MORE »
|BASKETBALL Sign-Ups |
(Oct. 1-31, 2014) Sign-up during October for BASKETBALL leagues sponsored by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
START SMART BASKETBALL offers an introduction to the game for ages 2-4.
YOUTH BASKETBALL for ages 5-17. Fee: $50
For sign-up information, phone 615-907-2251.READ MORE »
|BEP Golf Tournament |
Mon. (Oct. 20, 2014) 11:30AM lunch/1:00PM shotgun start DRIVE FOR EDUCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) to benefit the Chamber's Business Education Partnership. Your day begins with lunch, followed by a fast-paced golf game. Immediately following the game, enjoy "19th Hole" cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Teams are limited -- register your foursome today! Fee: $1,000 per team. Contact Amelia Bozeman at the Chamber of Commerce: 615-278-2008.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 »
|Boy Scout Troop #197 Christmas Tree Sales|
Mon-Sun (Nov. 22 - Dec. 19, 2014) 24/7 Boy Scout Troop 197 is selling Carolina Fire Christmas trees at two locations: (1) in the parking lot beside Haynes True Value Hardware (Memorial Blvd., behind Reeves-Sain Drugstore); and (2) Fellowship United Methodist Church (Highway 99, near Cason Lane).
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|Chamber of Commerce' "Conference For Women"|
Mon (Nov. 6, 2014) 8AM-3:15PM Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce' " Learn, Grow and Connect CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN" featuring Carol Aebersold, creator of The Elf on the Shelf. She will share her story of turning a lovable family tradition into a best-selling book and global brand. Tickets: $65 for Chamber members, $85 for non-members. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). For more information, phone the Chamber at 615-893-6565.READ MORE »
|Child Advocacy Center's "4th Annual Turkey Tee Off"|
Sat. (Nov. 8, 2014) 8AM registration/9AM tee off "4th ANNUAL TURKEY TEE OFF" at Cedar Crest Golf Course (Mona Rd.). This benefits the Child Advocacy Center. One in ten children are sexually abused before reaching age 18. This golf tournament benefits CAC provides critically needed services to abused children. Sponsorships are available, and golfers can play for $75 or tee box signs are $50. Contact Jessica Wauchek at 615-867-9000.READ MORE »
|EARLY VOTING: Nov. 4, 2014 State & Federal General; Municipal for Eagleville, Smyrna and La Vergne|
Mon-Sat (Oct. 15 - 30, 2014) EARLY VOTING in the state and federal GENERAL ELECTION; municipal elections in Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna; and "Wine In Grocery" referendum for Murfreesboro.
EARLY VOTING HOURS AT ELECTION COMMISSION ON SQUARE
Take advantage of EARLY VOTING at the Rutherford County Election Commission weekdays (M-F) from 7AM-7PM.
Other EARLY VOTING locations are open M-F 10AM-6PM.
Saturday EARLY VOTING times (same at all locations):
Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 (7AM-7PM)
For those who do not take advantage of the Oct. 15 - 30, 2014 EARLY VOTING opportunities, the election date is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Each precinct is open 7AM-7PM on that day. And then, WGNS broadcasts the results "live" from the Election Commission starting at 7:15PM that evening.
You will vote for Tennessee governor, US Senate, 4th District U.S. House of Representatives, 13th District State Senate, State House of Representatives for the 34th, 37th, 48th and 49th districts.
Also voting for Eagleville's mayor and 3 council members, La Vergne's mayor and 2 aldermen, Smyrna's mayor and 3 council members.
If you have questions, phone the Rutherford County Election Commission at 615-898-7743.READ MORE »
|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.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 »
|Lioness Apple Sale|
(Oct.-Nov. 15, 2014) 8th Annual Lioness Club Apples For Sight. A box of Gala apples is given for each $100 donation. And if you don't want the apples, they welcome the donations. The proceeds support the Lions Club Sight Conservation projects including eyescreenings of children ages 1-6. This can detect 7 diseases of the eye. For more information, or to order you apples, contact Jonelle Prince (615-896-1007) or Nell Halcom (615-890-6272). [Note: The Murfreesboro Lioness Club meets at the Lions Clubhouse in Cannonsburgh at 6PM on the 3rd Monday night of each month]READ MORE »
|Maize at Milton|
Fri-Sun (Sept. 26-Nov. 2, 2014) THE MAIZE AT MILTON is at 11132 Lascassas Pike (Milton, TN). It's at the farm of Stan, Terri, Jackson, and Chandler Vaught. Hours of Operation: Fridays 4-10PM, Saturdays 10AM-10PM, Sundays 1-6PM, Wednesday evening by appointment only. Admission: age 5+ $8; younger are admitted free. CLICK HERE for more information.
|Make your COOKIN' TO BUILD bowl now!|
Daily (now through Oct. 31, 2014) PAINT A BOWL that will be fired and filled with soup or chili in the 7th Annual Cookin' To Build on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. There is a $5 fee to paint the bowl, and you can do this at (1) The Pottery Place, next to Michael's in the Avenue of Murfreesboro: phone 615-893-5556, or (2) The Painted Clay Studio, 550 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna: phone 615-848-1900. And this year, if you pay the $15 all you can eat fee when you create the bowl, you are guaranteed to get the bowl that you created.
Sat. (Nov. 1, 2014) 11:00AM-1:30PM 7th Annual Cookin' To Build on the east side of the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. In addition, there's live music and family activities all around the square.
For more information, call Megan at Habitat for Humanity: 615-890-5877 (extension 106) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.READ MORE »
|MASTER GARDENERS CLASS begins 1/20/2015|
Tues. (Jan 20, 2015 for 10-weeks) 6-9PM MASTER GARDENERS CLASS at the Rutherford County Agriculture Extension Service (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). After successfully completing this 10-week program, you will be certified a "Master Gardener". In addition to the classwork, you are required to a certain amount of "volunteer work" on an on-going basis. The fee is $150 (which includes materials, books, and some meals). If another family member wishes to take the class with you, there is a discounted fee for those who share books. SPACE IS LIMITED, and available on a "first come" basis. Phone 615-898-7710 quickly. NOTE: If you are unable to meet the "volunteer" requirement or prefer a shorter program, the GARDEN BASICS CLASS is taught 6-9PM Thursday evenings (fee $45). GARDEN BASICS is 5-weeks (Jan. 22 - Feb. 19, 2015)READ MORE »
|October Is Filled With Local History|
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has a rich history shared by all. From prehistoric hunters through the horrors of the Civil War to the change and growth of our more recent past, the stories we share help define us as a community. For specific dates and events click below:
|October: $10 surgery for stray cats/kittens|
October, 2014: The Beesley Foundation is funding operations for stray cats/kittens that the public has taken-in. If you are taking care of such animals, make an appointment with the clinic by filling out an application and sending in $10 for surgery. The Beesley Clinic is open Monday-Thursday. For more information phone 615-890-6878 or go to their website: www.beesleyfoundation.org.READ MORE »
|PARENTING CLASS |
ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS CLASS: Thu. (Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 2014) 5:30-7:30PM Free class on how to be an involved parent of a teenager. Parents and teens often seem to be at odds. In today's society, there are many issues that lead to serious problems for youth: drugs, alcohol, sex and violence. Space is filling quickly, phone 615-898-7954 or 615-898-7850 for more information and to reserve your place in the class.READ MORE »
|Scott Walker's 2nd Photo Exhibit...Murfree Gallery |
Mon-Fri (Now through Oct. 31, 2014) 8:00AM-4:30PM WGNS' Scott Walker keeps a camera with him at all times. As he talks with homeless persons, explores old buildings or interviews a person to get their "life experiences", he also take photos. This view of life is often an eye-opener to needed social change along with a positive uplift for life. Scott's 2nd show this quarter is at the Murfree Gallery. That's on the second floor of the Rutherford County Office building at 319 N. Maple Street (just outside the County Property Assessor, and above where you purchase auto license tags, wedding and business licenses). Admission is FREE, and this is open to the public.READ MORE »
|Sock Drive for Homeless|
(Now-Nov. 30, 2014) 1st Annual Sock Drive for the Homeless where you give a pair of socks to someone less fortunate, or as has been said--"Socks for your Soles". You can drop-off sock donations at Sunshine Nutrition Center (621 S. Church St.; Murfreesboro) For more information, phone 615-336-5284 or 414-687-4128.READ MORE »
|SPECIAL KIDS RACE|
Sat. (March 21, 2015) 4th Annual Special Kids 15K, 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run with much of the run through the historic Stones River National Battlefield and surrounding flat terrain countryside. It is sponsored by the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and starts and ends at their massive center (1272 Garrison Drive). Because MMC underwrites all expenses, every dollar goes to help the kids.
|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 »
|YMCA Humanitarian Breakfast|
Thu. (Dec. 4, 2014) 7AM YMCA (205 N. Thompson Ln.) invites the public to the 9th Annual Humanitarian Breakfast. This year's honorees are Tommy and Jeanne Bragg. For more information, phone Camille Mickle at 615-895-5995, or e-mail email@example.com.READ MORE »