Bikini Bodies Return! – April 1–May 6
The sweet heat of summer brings bikini and swimming-trunks season! Bikini Belly Boot Camp begins Sunday, April 1-May 6 (No class on Sunday, April 8 ) for a total of eight high-intensity workout classes that will kick your booty into gear. Ages 18+ can meet in the Sports*Com Group Exercise Room from 1:30–2:30 p.m.; a Premium Pass at Sports*Com is required. For more information, contact Allison Davidson at (615) 895–5040 or email@example.com.
Hiking, Caving, and Team-building – April 6
The Wilderness Station will be hosting a hiking and caving trip on Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m., to the Higher Pursuits on the banks of the Duck River with jam-packed adventure along the way. Team-building activities will help aid in problem-solving and communication skills. Hikers can learn the basics of caving with this beginner grotto while exploring the underworld. Reservations are required. The events is open to ages 13–18. Participants are asked to meet at the Wilderness Station at 10 a.m. and to pack a lunch. To register call (615) 217–3017 or e-mail Rachel Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Sunday-night Spring Chinese Film Festival – April 8
MTSU’s free Chinese Film Festival continues its 14th semester this spring in the John Bragg Mass Communication Building. This year’s quartet of films will focus on “facing and resolving challenges”.
The series concludes April 8 with “Echoes of the Rainbow” (2010). This film depicts a couple raising their two sons while confronting challenges ranging from class struggles to typhoons.
All movies shown will have English subtitles and are free and open to the public.
Seating will begin at 6 p.m. and mass-comm master’s degree candidate, Jue Liu, will lead a question-and-answer session after each screening. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Spires at (615) 898–2217 or email@example.com or the Confucius Institute at (615) 494–8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroller Walk at the Greenway – Thursdays through May 17
Get exercise and meet and greet with other parents while taking your child and stroller on a walk each Thursday, March 1–May 17, at the Greenway. This event is free and anyone can join at anytime; no membership or registration is required. Birth–5 year olds and adults invited. Walk from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. then stay afterwards for extra playtime until around 10:30 a.m. Meeting locations are:
April 5 Murfree Spring Wetland (at Discovery Center)
April 12 General Bragg Trailhead
April 19 Barfield Crescent Park, Wilderness Station
April 26 Old Fort Park, Overall Street Trailhead
May 3 Cason Trailhead
May 10 Thompson Lane Trailhead
May 17 General Bragg Trailhead
Contact Melinda Tate for more information and for inclement weather cancellation information at (615) 893–2141 or email@example.com.
MTSU Alumni Weekend – April 12–15
Former Blue Raiders from across the world are invited to the MTSU Centennial Alumni Weekend set for April 12–15 at MTSU. All day events will feature fun activities, an opportunity to visit dorms and the chance to chat with teachers and former classmates. Special lunches, sporting activities and other events will take place in regards to the anniversary. The Alumni Networking complimentary event will be at the MTSU Alumni House April 13, from 5–7 p.m., to give alumni the opportunity to make important business and networking connections with other MTSU graduates and friends. Make reservations by going to mtalumni.com and clicking the registration button above or call the Alumni Relations Office at (800) 533–6878 or Lynn Adams at (615) 898–2922.
Pioneer Times at Cannonsburgh Village – April 14
The 36th Annual Pioneer Days kick into gear Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front St.). This free event will feature live demonstrations, storytelling, hayrides, cloggers and dancing, bluegrass music, antique auto show, blacksmith demonstration, craft fair and food vendors. For more information, contact Sheila Hodges at (615) 890–0355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents Defeating Childhood Obesity – April 14
The fifth annual Play Symposium at MTSU, “Technology, Play and Physical Activity,” will take place Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m, in the Business and Aerospace Building. Student teachers, public school and home-school teachers and parents who want to enhance their child’s learning through physical activity and play can speak with experts who will focus on the importance of exercise and the issue of childhood obesity through panel discussions and physical activities. This event is free and participants should dress for physical activity. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen G. Burriss at email@example.com, or visit the symposium website at www.mtsu.edu/~play.
Craft My Room – Saturdays, beginning April 14
All teens ages 11–17 join The Tween/Teen Scene, Session I – “Craft My Room,” at the Sports*Com Meeting Room, Saturdays, April 14, 21 and 28 and May 5 and 12 to make fun and nifty room decorations such as clocks, picture frames, collages, bulletin boards with hand-made tacks and coasters throughout a five-week session. Registration is required. A $35 materials fee is due at registration. For more information, contact Terry Ann Womack at (615) 867–7244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murfreesboro City Schools Job Fair – April 14
Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting a Job Fair Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.–noon at the Scales Elementary School Gym (2340 St. Andrews Dr.) for job applicants to get the chance to meet with with principals and other support area administrators. Bring resumes, scores, proof of highly qualified and teaching license, if applicable. Brief interviews may be conducted. This job fair is open to teachers, education assistants and other support staff including bus drivers, food and nutrition staff members, and ESP staff. For more information, contact Murfreesboro City Schools at (615) 893–2313.
Annual Bridge Tournament – April 19
The annual Bridge Tournament hosted by St. Clair Street Senior Center for ages 60+ returns April 19 from 1–4 p.m. at the St. Clair Senior Center (325 St. Clair St.). Refreshments and prizes will be provided by MPRD. All playing levels are welcome. Call (615) 848–2550 to register. For more information, contact Marlane Sewll at (615) 893–2141 or email@example.com.
“A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965″ Exhibit – through April 20
Viewers can enjoy the remarkable talent of entertainers who make up the great “American Songbook” (1910-1865) and other works by appreciating American popular song colorfully exhibited at Linebaugh Public Library through April 20. Many of these artists come from Jewish families whom escaped to America during the 1800s or fled persecution in Europe at the turn of the century. “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965” is made up of broadway musicals, classic films, posters and personal collections which come from young artists at the time such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and George Gershwin. For more information, contact Carol Ghattas at Linebaugh Library (615) 893–4131, ext. 119 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit linebaugh.org.
“Bon Voyage” MTSU Student Fashion Show – April 21
MTSU’s spring 2012 Student Design Fashion Show “Bon Voyage!” will hit the runway Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. Categories are divided into luxury travel wear (“Jetsetter”), beachwear and sportswear (“Stylish Splash”) and glamorous evening gowns appropriate for cruise and/or resorts attire (“Summer Nights”). Entries are limited to five designs per person. Winners will receive prizes and scholarships sponsored by the Singer Sewer Company, the MTSU Student Organization Fashion and Design Students and the MTSU Textiles, Merchandising and Design Program. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m.; General Admission is $15 and VIP admission is $30. For more information, contact Dr. Jasmin Kwon at (615) 904–8340 or email@example.com.
Women Fostering Unity in the Community – April 24
Women of all faiths as well as those who do not practice a religion are invited to attend an interfaith group meeting at Blackman United Methodist Church (4380 Manson Pike) from 7–9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month to foster unity with the goal of getting to know and understand one another while making a positive impact on our community. For more information, e-mail Jill Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canasta Tournament – April 26
The second annual spring Canasta Tournament for 60+ plays its way into the St. Clair Street Senior Center April 26, from 1–4 p.m. with refreshments and prizes cosponsored by MPRD and the St. Clair Street Senior Center. All playing levels welcome. Call (615) 848–2550 to register. For more information, contact Marlane Sewll at (615) 893–2141 or email@example.com.
Middle Tennessee Bible Reading Marathon – April 29
Middle Tennessee Bible Reading Marathon steps into Bible Pathway Ministries (810 W. Thompson Lane) from 1 p.m., Sunday, April 29, through 12 p.m., Thursday, May 3, beginning with a concert, food and fellowship at Bible Pathways. Following activities, the entire Bible will be read and streamed throughout the world around the clock. For more information, contact Karen Hawkins at (615) 896–4243.