Wed. (Oct. 21, 2015) 8AM-3:15PM 13th Annual LEARN, GROW, CONNECT CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN at the Embassy Suites (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Keynote speaker is platinum country music artist Jo Dee Messina, who is also an author and mom. She shares her unique story of navigating the music industry while creating her own definition of success, one fiercely independent choice at a time. You'll also have opportunities to learn, grow and connect at the Rutherford County Chamber's 13th annual women's conference, presented by Nissan North America, where you can network, shop and attend valuable professional development sessions. Tickets are $65 for members, $85 for non-members. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 615-893-6565.
Sat. (Oct. 24, 2015) 6PM reception/7PM dinner/8PM dancing 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball to benefit the Murfreesboro Symphony. This gala is at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). You are encouraged to dress formally and wear masks (however, that is optional). The theme this year is "An American in Paris." Tickets: $75. For more information and to order your tickets please visit : www.MurfreesboroSymphony.com or call Fran at 615 898-1862.
(NOW) Residents living within the city limits of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, if you a suspect a child between the ages of 3 and 5 has a developmental disability, your school district has early intervention services to help. These services are available at no cost to the family. Murfreesboro residency is required. Contact Kelly Blanchard at (615) 893-2313.
9AM Fri, 10AM Sat-Sun (Oct. 16-18) 34th Annual Tennessee Indian Education Pow-Wow at Long Hunter State Park (2910 Hobson Pike; Nashville). Seniors and school children are free on Friday. Admission: Adults $6, Children (6-12) and seniors $3. Tickets are at the gates. OPENING CEREMONY at 11AM on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy Native American music and dancing, crafts, paintings, pottery, Indian tacos, storytelling, Indian games and more. For more information, contact the Native American Association of Tennessee at 615-232-9179 or visit their website: www.naiatn.org.
M-F (Now - Oct. 16, 2015) 8AM-4PM ART in the MURFREESBORO CITY HALL ROTUNDA (111 W. Vine St.) features the works of 16 members of the St. Clair Street Senior Center. There will be a reception for the artists on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 4:30-6:00PM. This year's exhibition features Karen Brackman, Viann Clements, Joyce Cummings, Peggy Davidson, Hilda Dorofee, Jack Freeman, Mady Mueller, Ellen 'Joyce' Pulse, Louise Tegarden, and Gladys Smith. All exhibits and receptions are free to the public. For more information contact city hall: 615-893-5210.
Fri. (Oct. 9, 2015) 6-9PM The Inaugural 'Boro Art Crawl as patrons visit the artists in a variety of venues from Mayday Brewery to the MTSU Todd Art Gallery. Check their website at www.BoroArtCrawl.com. For details, phone the Todd Wilson at the Two Tone Gallery (615-971-9270) or e-mail email@example.com.
Thu (Nov. 26, 2015) 8AM 6th Annual Borodash 2015 on Thanksgiving morning is a 4-mile run through the historic district of Murfreesboro. The race begins at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1848 Blue Raider Dr., off Greenland Ave.). Register on-line at www.Borodash.org. RACEDAY REGISTRATION IS 6:30-7:30AM. The Thanksgiving morning event provides runners, walkers and their families with real-time results on their cell phones and finish line video. This upgrade in the race-day experience is part of a new partnership with Rabbit Road Racing and part of several planned race enhancements.
Thu. (Oct. 1, 2015) 6:15PM City School's Foundatiion Fashion Show at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). Tickets are $35 per person. This fun event funds grants that help teachers offer unique education programs to students. If you wish to be a sponsor or to purchase a ticket, phone 615-893-2313.
Sat. (Nov. 7, 2015) 11:00AM-1:30PM The Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD at the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Get a hand crafted bowl, that you keep, and fill it would soups and chili as you chat with friends and enjoy live music on the Murfreesboro square. Bowl painting for the 2015 Cookin' To Build begins is underway NOW through October 31st at:
1. The Pottery Place in The Avenue of Murfreesboro (#470); 2615 Medical Center Parkway; phone 615-893-5556
2. The Painted Clay Studio at 550 Sam Ridley Parkway West (#110); Smyrna, TN; phone 615-848-1900.
If you paint a bowl, you must also purchase a Cookin' to Build ticket. In past years, Habitat has had a surplus of bowls, and they would like to see them all go to a great home. Funds raised from the event will go to support the Rutherford County's Habitat for Humanity. Cookin' To Build tickets for the event: $20 per person. For more information, contact Megan Hutchings at Habitat for Humanity (615-890-5877, extension 106).
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.
Sat. (Oct. 17, 2015) 11:30AM GOLF TOURNAMENT to honor the "2015 Screaming Eagle Honor Flight" at the Old Fort Golf Course (108 Golf Ln.). This tournament and auction will help raise money to send veterans on flights to Washington, D.C. To sign-up, contact Madison Childers at 615-556-0179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.com
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a monthly "science program" for home-school children. On the LAST THURSDAY (9AM-noon) it is for ages 8-10. The LAST FRIDAY (9AM-noon) the class is for 11-13 year olds. The fee is $50 per year. For details, contact Rachel Singer at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Park. Phone 615-217-3017.
Sun. (Dec. 13, 2015) 2:30PM The Annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade starts at the intersection of East Main at Middle Tennessee Boulevard; it does down East Main to the historic square; around the square and onto West Main; and ends on North Walnut. With over 60 languages spoken in local schools, this year's theme deals with the diversity of "Christmas Traditions" in the Heart of Tennessee. DEADLINE TO ENTER the 2015 Christmas Parade is 3PM (Central) on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Parade entry fee: $12 using PayPal or $10 cash/check
(Now-Oct. 26, 2015) Sign your Pre-K through 6th grade child up for YMCA WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Practices start November 30th at St. Mark's United Methodist, MTSU and one additional site. The games begin December 12th and will be at the MTSU rec center. If you have questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. (Nov. 7, 2015) RESCUE RUN 5k at the Gateway Island Park (behind Murfreesboro Medical Clinic). The 1-mile GLOW IN THE DARK FUN RUN starts at 6:00PM, and the GLOW IN THE DARK 5K run is at 7:00PM. Register at www.RescueRun5k.wix.com/rescue-run-5k. For more information and sponsorship information, e-mail MarketRescueRun@gmail.com. This race benefits Last Call 4 Grace Ministries.
(Month of October) YOUTH BASKETBALL for ages 5-17 is coordinated by the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department. Over 1,100 youngsters played last year. You can register in-person during the month of October at any MPRD office (each facility has different hours). For more information, phone 615-907-2251 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sign Up Times - Monday - Friday
Sports*Com: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Patterson Park 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Barfield: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
McFadden: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sports*Com: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.