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2017 CHRISTMAS PARADE

2017 CHRISTMAS PARADE

Murfreesboro Christmas Parade

2PM Sunday, December 10, 2017. As in years past, the parade will start near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard / East Main Street intersection and head West towards the historic Rutherford County Square. The location for the end of the parade will be on West Main Street at Walnut Street, just past the courthouse. The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "Peace on Earth".

Parade Deadline

The deadline to enter the parade is at noon on Monday, November 28, 2017. The parade entry form must be filled out online and after you fill it out, you will be asked to submit a $12 registration fee through PayPal. Once you have paid, you are entered. The money is non-refundable as it pays for the insurance to operate the parade and any signage that is utilized on the parade route. If you need to pay by check, please make the check out to the Rutherford County Christmas Parade. The check can be mailed to the WGNS offices (306 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130). CLICK HERE for rules and instructions.

For more information, here is a news story about the 2017 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade (CLICK).

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2018 Master Gardeners Class

(Feb. 3-May 1, 2018) MASTER GARDENERS CLASSES at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). There is a $150 fee. All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and then return 40 hours of volunteer community service thru their Extension office, within the year of receiving their initial training. APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY DEC. 1, 2017. For more information, call Rachel at 615-898-7710.

NOTE: If you're not ready for the commitment of being a Master Gardener, you might consider taking the GARDEN BASICS class. This 5-week program is Thursday evenings (6-9PM) starting in February. Applications for GARDEN BASICS will be received after Dec. 1, 2017.

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4-H Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Marketplace

4-H Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Marketplace

Sat. (Dec. 9, 2017) 8:00AM 4-H Pancake Breakfast (8-11AM) and Marketplace (8AM-4PM) at Lane Agri Park (315 John Rice Blvd.). Come eat, shop and have your picture made with Santa. Vendors wanted. Contact Barbara Davenport at bdavenp4@utk.edu or 615-898-7710.

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7th Annual Turkey Tee Off for CAC

7th Annual Turkey Tee Off for CAC

Sat. (Nov. 11, 2017) 8AM registration/9AM tee off "7th ANNUAL TURKEY TEE OFF at Cedar Crest Golf Course (7982 Mona Rd.). Start the morning with breakfast at 8AM, get your picture taken and more. Plus, you could win $10,000 in the hole in one contest. This benefits the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Over the past 17-years, CAC's team has investigated and prosecuted over 13,500 child abuse cases, assisted 19,400 individuals, and trained over 8,100 adults how to protect children from child sexual abuse. Sign-up to play or be a sponsor. Individual player $100; tee box sponsor $50, sponsorships $500-$5,000. Call CAC at 615-867-9000.

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A Night To Honor

A Night To Honor

Fri. (Nov. 10, 2017) 5:15PM doors open for A NIGHT TO HONOR at First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Ln.). The public is invited to a dinner, program and symphony concert to honor past and current military service members. The evening features the MoJazz trio, Senator Mark Green, MD (USMA graduate, decorated combat veteran, author and CEO), and the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra. Sponsorships are available to help fund this patriotic evening. The dinner is free and childcare is available (must reserve). For more information, phone 615-893-1322.

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Alzheimer's Walk 2017

Alzheimer's Walk 2017

Sat. (Nov. 11, 2017) 8AM registration; 9AM ceremony for the "WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S" at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1568 Greenland Dr.). All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information about the WALK, get with Michelle Thomas at 615-315-5880 or email her at mlthomas@alz.org.

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Annual Banquet for Rutherford County Historical Society

Annual Banquet for Rutherford County Historical Society

Fri. (Nov. 10, 2017) 6PM Historical Society Banquet at Oaklands Mansion meeting room (900 N. Maney Ave.). The evening program will be presented by Curator James Manning. Cost: $20. (Reservations must be with Margie Weatherford by Nov. 7). E-mail: benmargie@bellsouth.net. Mail checks to RCHS, PO Box 906; Murfreesboro 37133-0906.

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COOKIN' TO BUILD for Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity

COOKIN' TO BUILD for Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity

Sat. (Nov. 4, 2017) 11AM-1:30PM 10th Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD takes place around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square, and all proceeds benefit HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Area groups compete for the best soups, chili, stew and other similar warm goodies! All you can eat - tickets $20. Proceeds help us build more safe and affordable homes for families in need! Click for more info.

MAKE YOUR OWN BOWL: Start your own tradition of making your own bowl for $5 (+ $20 for Cookin' To Build). You can do that September 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017 at the POTTERY PLACE (in the Avenue of Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite 470). The Pottery Place is open: Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun Noon-6PM. Phone The Pottery Place at (615) 893-5556. All painters are asked to pre-purchase your bowl at the time you paint it. Your bowl will be in a designated area the day of the event. For your donation of $20 made to Rutherford County Habitat For Humanity, you will build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. For more information about the event, please contact Megan Hutchings at megan@rchfh.org or phone 615-890-5877. Check Habitat for Humanity's website: www.rchfh.org

Visit HABIT RE-STORES: 850 Mercury Boulevard in Murfreesboro, or Gilsville Family Center, 413 Nissan Blvd., Smyrna, TN.

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Excellence In Education Gala

Excellence In Education Gala

Fri. (Jan. 26, 2018) 7PM The City Schools Foundation announces the 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). Individual tickets $250 and sponsorships beginning at $1,500. The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. This year they are honoring Drs. Mary and Max Moss. For additional information, please call 615-893-2313 or any member of The City Schools Foundation Trustees.

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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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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Sat. (Nov. 4, 2017) 8AM-NOON HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION at Murfreesboro Public Works Facility (4765 Florence Road). Tennessee citizens are allowed to dispose of household hazardous waste at any of the collections; it is not necessary to be a resident of that particular county where the collection is held. Dispose of strippers, thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover. Home lawn and garden products and pesticides, fertilizers, wood preservatives, pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, medicines (put in zip-lock plastic bags before bringing to the event), needles and sharps in puncture proof containers with sealed lids are now accepted. For a complete list refer to: http://www.tn.gov/environment/topic/sw-mm-household-hazardous-waste-program

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Lioness APPLES FOR SIGHT Sale

Lioness APPLES FOR SIGHT Sale

(Oct. 1-Nov. 4, 2017) 12th Annual APPLES FOR SIGHT SALE sponsored by the Murfreesboro Lioness Club. For a donation of $100, you will receive a box of delicious gala apples. For more information or to order you apples, Shelley Schklar at 615-512-0500 or Jonelle Prince 615-896-1007. (NOTE: Apples will also be available at Cannonsburgh at Harvest Days on Sat., Oct. 28, 2017)

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Parkinson Symposium @ Vanderbilt

Sat. (Oct. 21, 2017) 7:30AM-1:00PM The local Parkinson Support Group will travel to Vanderbilt University for the "Blazing Toward a Cure" Symposium. This is a half day event is FREE and includes breakfast. The group will leave the St. Clair Street Senior Center by bus at 7:30AM. There is a minimal fee for the bus. Contact Dee Brown at 615-848-2550 (extension 2504).

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United Way's Legacy and Tocqueville Society Reception

United Way's Legacy and Tocqueville Society Reception

Wed. (Nov. 8, 2017 5-7PM United Way's Legacy and Tocqueville Society Reception at the home of Bill and Kathy Jones (2806 Windsong Place). For more information, contact United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties at 615-893-7303.

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