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Lawn & Garden Extravaganza
On Sept. 10-11, the Rutherford County Master Gardeners and University of Tennessee Extension will host the Fall Lawn & Garden Show at the Farmers Market building at 315 John Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11.

Topics and talks include “The Top 10 Landscaping Mistakes Homeowners Make,” “Power Performers: Annuals & Perennials that Do Well in Our Area,” “Repair, Restore & Revitalize Your Lawns,” “Care & Use of Herbs,” “How to Prune without Killing Your Shrubs & Trees,” “Getting Your Plants Ready for Winter,” and “Lasagna Gardening: Not Your Grandma’s Casserole.” Items for sale will include beekeeping equipment, lawn equipment, yard art, crafts and lots of plants for fall planting. The event is indoors in an air-conditioned facility.

For more information, visit mastergardeners-rc.org, e-mail mastergardeners.rc@gmail.com or call (615) 898-7710.

Home Sweet Home Quilt Show
The Sam Davis Home will present the second annual Quilt Show on Sept. 23-25. Quilts will be displayed throughout the museum and visitor’s center, within the historic house, as well as across the grounds.

An American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser of Quilts will also be available for appraisals.

The Sam Davis Home is located at 1399 Sam Davis Rd. in Smyrna. The event will be open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, call (615) 459-2341 or e-mail director@samdavishome.org.

Filling the Red Kettle
The Red Kettle Craft Fair will be held at The Salvation Army Building, 1137 W. Main St., Murfreesboro, on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event supports The Salvation Army Shelter and Social Services in Rutherford County and will feature art and crafts from local vendors.

For more information, visit facebook.com/redkettlecraftfair or e-mail redkettlecraftfair@gmail.com.

Upcoming activities at Linebaugh Library for Teens
Sept. 14 – TEENprov: For teens who like improv, sketch comedy, or stand-up, our TEENprov is a great outlet for rehearsing, writing skits and practicing new jokes.

Sept. 16 (6-9 p.m.) – Young Authors: Are you a young author looking to sharpen your writing skills? Library staff and volunteers will help you write that novel, play, poem, essay or short story you’ve been working on. Bring a maximum of 5 pages, at least 8 copies, and be willing to have your work read aloud and analyzed in a group setting.

Sept. 18 (12:30-4:30 p.m.) – All-Ages Gaming: Enjoy a multiplayer Nintendo Wii game on our 96” widescreen. Gamers of all ages can compete for bragging rights while making new friends.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. For more information, call (615) 893-4131.

Days of Washing, Churning and Learning
Students grades PreK-6 will experience the chores of the mid-1800s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities as well as visit the Historic House Museum at “Days of Washing, Churning and Learning,” slated for Sept. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oaklands Historic House Museum.

Activities include candle making, clothes washing, butter churning, quill writing and rug beating. Living history demonstrators and artisans such as beekeepers and blacksmiths will be on the grounds. Students can also play games such as sack races, hoops-n-sticks, graces and bucket relays; make yarn dolls and pew babies; and dress up in 1860s clothes.

Oaklands is located at 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. For reservations or more information, call (615) 893-0022 or e-mail mb@oaklandsmuseum.org.

Arts Conference for High School Students Returns
Applications for the annual Express Yourself Arts Conference for 9th-12th grade students in Rutherford County are due by Sept. 15.

This year’s conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Patterson Park Community Center with the theme “Art is the New Black (It Goes With Everything).”

The conference gives high school students the opportunity to meet fellow artists in Rutherford County, participate in arts workshops taught by professionals, gain perspective on arts-oriented careers, and find focus, support and resources locally for further creative work. Students will choose from a variety of theater, writing, poetry, painting and music workshops led by local professionals and engage in a panel discussion with guest artists.

Applications are available at rutherfordbep.org. For more information, call (615) 838-8444 or e-mail ljackson@rutherfordchamber.org.

Late Liberal Arts Dean McDaniel Honored
The College of Liberal Arts at MTSU will host a memorial service in honor of the late Dr. John Noble McDaniel, longtime dean of the college, beginning 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Wright Music Building’s T. Hinton Hall.

Some of the dean’s longtime friends, namely former professors Bill Connelly (English) and Kendall Blanchard (sociology and anthropology) will speak, and he will also be honored with music and dance performances.

A member of MTSU’s faculty since 1970, McDaniel joined the university’s English department as an assistant professor before ultimately becoming chairman in 1978. He was named dean of the College of Liberal Arts in 1984.

Those who wish to make donations in McDaniel’s honor may direct them to the John N. McDaniel Teaching Excellence Award in care of Robyn Kilpatrick, MTSU Box 109, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37132. For more information about the memorial, call the College of Liberal Arts at (615) 494-7628.


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