Community Pulse

Fall Festival of Magic
The Middle Tennessee Magic Club’s annual “The Fall Festival of MAGIC” is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, at the Center for the Arts. Showtime both nights will be 7:02 p.m.
The line-up of talent for this year’s big event will feature such popular Ring 252 members as Jerry Fraley Jr., Loco Magic (Rob Covert & Wayne Lovell), The Amazing Maurice (Paul McCallie), Reo Hagood, Mayhem Magic (Jimbo Hooten & Jeff Mullins) and Gibson Magic (Vickie, Katie and Zoe Gibson) along with Eldridge Alexander as our Master of Ceremonies.
Tickets are available at boroarts.org, by calling (615) 904-2787, by visiting the Center at 110 West College St. or at J. Mullins Jewelry and Gifts at 352 W. Northfield Blvd.

Democrats Dress in Costume
On Oct. 27, the Rutherford County Democratic Party hosts True Blue Thursday from 7–9 p.m. at Fanatics Sports Grill in the DoubleTree Hotel. This October meeting of the RC Democrats will feature a Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for the top three crowd pleasers, and a wannabe gypsy will tell fortunes for a small fee. The no-host bar will offer special happy hour prices as well as a full menu. For more information, visit rcdp.org or call 962-7594.

FBI Agent Speaks on Nonverbal Communication
If anyone knows how to figure you out, it’s a former FBI agent.
Joe Navarro spent 25 years with the Bureau, specializing in counterintelligence and behavioral assessment, before beginning a second career as an expert on nonverbal communications. He’s bringing his expertise to MTSU on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss “Forensic Use of Nonverbal Communications” as the Fall 2011 speaker of the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship. Navarro’s free public lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of MTSU’s James Union Building. Co-sponsored by the University’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, the series brings respected forensic-science experts to campus each fall and spring. Navarro, best-selling author of What Every Body is Saying and Louder Than Words, is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and lectures at the Harvard Business School. He’s an international corporate consultant on body language and management practices, is often quoted in US and international media and teaches classes on “poker tells” at the World Series of Poker Academy. For more information, call (615) 494-7713 or visit mtsu.edu/fire. Navarro’s website is jnforensics.com.

Retreat Helps Teens with Grieving Process
The Alive Teen Retreat, a weekend of support, hope and fun for grieving high school students, is coming up Oct. 14 to 16. Teens will come together at a youth camp in Rutherford County where they’ll participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. It’s an experience designed to be fun, encouraging and uplifting. The retreat will help teens learn more about the grieving process, make sense of what they’re going through, identify healthy ways to cope and honor loved ones they’ve lost. The Alive Teen Retreat is facilitated by Alive Grief Support Services, the bereavement support program of Middle Tennessee’s Alive Hospice. Any high school student who has lost a loved one is encouraged to take part. In addition to the Alive Teen Retreat, Alive Grief Support Services offers individual counseling and grief support groups for adults, teens and children throughout the year. For more information, call (615) 963-4732 or visit alivehospice.org.

Local Author Event at Linebaugh Public Library
Our community has an abundance of great writers, and Linebaugh Public Library will host some of them from 2–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in its Reading Room. The following authors will be sharing about their work:

Randall Broad, The Proud & the Lonely
Becky Dethero, From the Porch Swing
John Fults, Hoover’s Gap
Barry Lamb, Rutherford County’s Civil War
Jid Lee, To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea
Angela Marie Patterson, A Handful of Laffodils

Authors will have copies of their books available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. For more information, call (615) 893-4131 or visit linebaugh.org.

Golf for the Y
The North Rutherford YMCA is hosting a golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 21, at Cedar Crest Golf Course. The event is accepting 4-person team registrations, sponsorships and prize donations. The tournament is limited to 30 teams, and each player will tentatively receive a $20 gift card to the Callaway Products Tent, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, two drink tickets, an opportunity to win $10,000 or a car for a hole in one, golf bags for longest drive and closest to the hole and other prizes for top finishing teams. All proceeds will go towards the YMCA’s 2011 Annual Giving campaign to inspire youth, improve health, create communities and serve others. For more information, call (615) 220-9622.

Students Recycle Phone Books for Prizes
Recycle Rutherford and the Rutherford County Solid Waste Department, supported by AT&T Real Yellow Pages Project Redirectory, are encouraging Rutherford County students to recycle in the annual telephone book collection. In a competition open to all public and private schools within the county, students can collect used telephone books to win a cash prize for their classrooms. The contest will run through Oct. 17. The drawing for the winners will be held at the Recycle Rutherford semi-annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Rutherford County Courthouse. You don’t have to be a student to recycle phone books. If you don’t know a teacher or student that will take your phone book, you can recycle it at one of the collection locations through the end of October: Smyrna Middle School parking lot, Haley Road Recycling Center, Blackman Middle School and Black Fox Elementary. To volunteer or for more information, call (615) 687-3497 or visit recyclerutherford.org.

Mustache Movember Kickoff
The local endeavors of Mustache Movember will kickoff Nov. 1 at 3 Brothers Deli & Brewhouse with a five ‘o clock shadow benefit for Movember, a month-long awareness event aimed at eliminating prostate cancer and enhancing men’s health in general. A portion of sales from the night will go to the cause, and a barber will have a chair on location to get local men clean shaven and ready for a month of mustache growth. Check out the next edition of The Pulse for a schedule of more local Movember events. For more information, visit movember.com.

Food for Fines
Got overdue library fines—and some extra groceries? If so, the Linebaugh Public Library
System is offering you an easy way to pay off those overdue fines! Through Oct. 8, patrons
of all of the library’s branches will have the option to bring in canned goods to pay off library fines. Not only will you be getting rid of some fines, but you will be helping your neighbor too. Smyrna’s collection will go to the Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank, and all other sites will collect for The Salvation Army. The library will waive one dollar in fines for each can donated to help feed the hungry. Last year, patrons donated nearly 5,000 cans to this food drive. And even if you don’t have fines, you can still donate food to the program.

Let’s Talk Senior Issues
Former Tennessee State Rep. John Hood will moderate an open forum focusing on end of life issues from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the St. Clair Street Senior Center. The event is presented by the Rutherford County Council on Aging, and a light lunch is provided.

Prepare for Flu Season at Creekside
Creekside at Three Rivers Assisted Living will be host a community-wide flu and pneumonia clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 2–6 p.m. Flu shots will be $25 and pneumonia shots will be $65. Many insurance companies as well as Medicare will cover the cost of yearly flu shots. Medicare will cover pneumonia injections on a one-time basis. Reeves-Sain will bill insurance companies on site for the convenience of any person receiving a flu or pneumonia shot.
Diabetic screenings will also be provided onsite. The diabetic footwear division of Reeves-Sain will be available to discuss diabetic footwear as well as provide custom fittings and answer questions. Additionally, Gentiva Home Health Company will provide blood pressure screenings. Creekside at Three Rivers is located at the intersection of Highway 99 and Cason Lane.

Fish Fry Benefits MTSU Baseball
The MTSU baseball program is once again gearing up for the annual Grand Slam Fish Fry, scheduled for Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Livestock Center on the MTSU campus. “It’s a fundraiser for Blue Raider baseball, but really it’s a FUN-raiser for the entire community,” head coach Steve Peterson said. “It’s a time to see familiar faces and old friends, like a big reunion. And it’s the best catfish of anywhere in the county. You don’t want to miss it.” Although Big Hoss Cartwright, who prepared the catfish for the event since 1985, has passed away, the “Big Hoss Cartwright Cookers” will carry on the tradition of frying up the catfish in Cartwright’s honor. Cajun gumbo will also be available in addition to hot dogs for the kids. The Russ & Becky Jeffers Country Band will be on hand to entertain the crowd. Tickets are available at the Blue Raider Athletic Association office inside the Murphy Center or at the athletic ticket office located at Gate 1A of Floyd Stadium. For more information, call (615) 898-2210 or (615) 898-2450.


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