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 lauren.harris@heart.org.

4th Annual CMS Super Trivia Bowl

Sat. (Feb. 7, 2014) 6PM 4th Annual Super Trivia Bowl Challenge hosted by the PTO at Central Magnet School (701 East Main Street). Test your knowledge of odd facts and random subjects as parents, community members and students compete for prizes and glory. Team tickets are available now for $180 and individual tickets are $30. Trivia Night is a fun competition with tables of 6 person teams. Teams recruit family, friends and co-workers to compete in the 10-round trivia competition. Teams not comprised of six members will be partnered with other individual players. Spectator tickets are also available by e-mailing cmssupertriviabowl@gmail.com. Sponsorships are available for individuals and businesses alike. A limited number of tables are available for this event, so register now. Additional registration and sponsorship information is available at the CMS website www.central.rcs.k12.tn.us.

4th Annual Super Trivia Bowl Returns To CMS

Trivia experts and game lovers will converge on Saturday, February 7th as the Central Magnet School PTO hosts the 4th Annual Super Trivia Bowl Challenge beginning at 6 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop #197 Christmas Tree Sales

Mon-Sun (Nov. 22 - Dec. 19, 2014) 24/7 Boy Scout Troop 197 is selling Carolina Fir 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).

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Parks & Rec Tickets

(Dec. 10-31, 2014) MURFREESBORO PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT is offering passes at "buy 1, and get 1 free". That translates into HALF-PRICE! These are great Christmas gifts too. The big BOGO SALE at Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.

City School's Foundation Roast

Fri. (Feb. 6, 2015) 6PM MURFREESBORO CITY SCHOOL'S FOUNDATION roasts former Mayor Tommy Bragg and first lady Jeanne. This event will be at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) and the dinner and roast are chairs by City Councilman Doug Young and his wife Susan. Tables of 8 are $2,500 and individual tickets are $250. For more information, contact the Murfreesboro City Schools at 615-893-2313.

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.

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 gwenboyd2@bellsouth.net


Low-Income HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE program through the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency (1406 W. College St.). This is to help cover the high cost of heating and cooling a home. To qualify, an individual's income can not exceed $17,505, and if a couple--not more than $23,595. For more information, phone 615-893-8938 or 615-895-3093.


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)

Murfreesboro Citizens Academy

Mon. (Feb. 2-March 23, 2015) 5:30-8:30PM The 2015 Murfreesboro Citizens Academy is taking applications for an exciting, interactive seven-session series on Municipal government. If you're curious about how the City of Murfreesboro government works and want a behind-the-scenes look at everything from the Police and Fire departments, CityTV, land use planning, and wastewater treatment, the Citizens Academy is the place for you. There is a $25 fee. For more information, contact Jim Crumley, Assistant City Manager, at 615-849-2629.

Rutherford County Waste HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Rutherford County Solid Waste Holiday Schedule: Convenience Centers: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Open regular schedule other than those 3 days (no additional days open). Rutherford County Landfill: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Friday (day after Christmas), and New Year's Day. Open regular schedule other than those 4 days (no additional days open). Rutherford County Recycle Center on Haley Road: Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Friday (day after Christmas), and New Year's Day. Open regular schedule other than those 4 days (no additional days open).

Scott Walker's 2nd Photo Exhibit...Murfree Gallery

Mon-Fri (Now through Dec. 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.


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.
15K run begins at 7:00AM $40 race fee/$3.00 sign-up fee (increases to $45 after 1/16/2015)
5K run begins at 7:20AM $35 race fee/$3.00 sign-up fee (increases to $40 after 1/16/2015)
2 One-Mile Fun Runs (8:00AM and 8:30AM) $20 race fee/$2.50 sign-up fee (registration ends 3/20/2015)
Don't want to run, just want T-shirt: $20 race fee + $2.50 sign-up fee
For more information, or to register CLICK HERE

WGNS Blanket Brigate

All Winter: The WGNS Blanket Brigade gives out the new blankets furnished by members of this community to our area's homeless population. On cold winter nights, a blanket can mean the difference between life and death. For health reasons, it is important that only NEW BLANKETS are accepted. This is a great on-going project for Sunday School classes, scout groups, social organizations, businesses and individuals. Bring your blankets to WGNS at 306 South Church Street or to any of the Wilson Bank and Trust branches in Rutherford County.

Wills For Heroes Clinic

Sat. (Jan. 13, 2015) 9AM-1PM WILLS FOR HEROES CLINIC at the La Vergne Police Department (5093 Murfreesboro Rd.; La Vergne, TN). Free wills, durable powers of attorney, and advanced directives for fire fighters, police officer and other first responders. For information and to schedule an appointment, contact Aimee Miller Luna (615-895-0905 or e-mail aluna@las.org)

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