Bill Shacklett: A Photographic History of Murfreesboro
Discover the history of Murfreesboro and the Dixie Highway through photography on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Stones River Car Club House at Cannonsburgh Village. Contact Celia Murrah at (615) 893-6286 or email@example.com.
From Belly Fat to Belly Flat
Genie James, MMSC, is the CEO of Randolph Medical Enterprises and owner of The Natural Medicine as well as the founder of Women Evolving, LLC. Introducing her new book, “From Belly Fat to Belly Flat” June 7, from 4–6 p.m. with organic wine and hors d’oeuvres, husband-wife clinical team Dr. C.W. Randolph and Genie James share through medical research how to shed those extra pounds when you’re over the age of 30. Reserve a spot by contacting (615) 278-3118.
Discovery Center Day with Dad
Grab your dad (or your granddad, uncle, mom, aunt, your entire family!) and head to the Discovery Center on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. for a day of fire trucks, flight and fun! Learn car first aid, build model airplanes, ride the flight simulator, explore the Murfreesboro Fire Department fire trucks and traverse the wacky obstacle course! Admission is $4. Contact (615) 890–2300 or visit discoverycenteronline.org.
“A Southern Delicacy”
The 12th Annual Taste of AKA: “A Southern Delicacy” is Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.). This event features a fish fry, step dancing, health booth, vendors, live music, praise choirs, door prizes every hour and more! Admission is $10. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual June Days
Annual June Days kicks off Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). This event is free and open to the public. Bring the kids and see how cows are milked, butter is made and ice cream is churned. Enjoy free ice cream, yogurt, milk and more! Take a hayride “through the life of a cow” and watch the Police vs. Fire Dept. play “Dairy Family Feud” at noon. For more information, call (615) 898-7710.
A celebration of history with soul food cook-off, vendor, art, music and history trivia will be Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at Bradley Academy sponsored by the Rutherford Country Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. Contact Mary Wade at (615) 423-7548 or email@example.com.
Saturday, June 16, the 20th Anniversary Luau will dance off at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. to benefit Primary Care and Hope Clinic. Proceeds support the health care needs of the uninsured and underserved members of this community. Individual tickets as well as sponsorships are available. Contact Bette McFarland, Primary Care and Hope Clinic, (615) 893-9390 x 207.
Front Porch Pastimes Day Camp
Children ages 6–12 will have a chance to step back into the past June 18–22 at Oaklands Historic House Museum while being introduced to period games, chores, crafts and cooking. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon and there is limited space available. Reservations are required. Contact Mary Beth Nevills (615) 893-0022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dixie Highway Tour
A presentation/lecture of the history of the Dixie Highway and Cannonsburgh Antique Car Club gas station be leave from Cannonsburgh and end at Stones River National Battlefield. This tour launches June 23 at 9 a.m. and will visit various stops along the Dixie Highway in and around Murfreesboro, providing a tour and explanation of the sites. Contact Celia Murrah at email@example.com or (615) 893-6286. Reservations required! Please send a check or money order of $5 per person to Stones River Car Club at P. O. Box 11104, Murfreesboro, TN 37129–1104.
This week-long camp, from June 25–29, is available for girls ages 13 and up. The girls will study etiquette, dance, penmanship, music, needlework and art at Oaklands Historic House Museaum. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Mary Beth Nevills at (615) 893-0022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays at 4 p.m., explore and uncover the many mysteries of our Murfree Spring wetlands with Ms. Courtney & Mr. Leif at the Discovery Center for programs that encourage visitors to engage with nature through fun and interactive experiences. Some programs will occur indoors, depending on theme and weather conditions. Contact (615) 890-2300 or visit discoverycenteronline.org.
MT Strength & Speed Camp
MT Strength & Speed Camp for male and female youth ages 10–18 jumps into shape this June and July at the MTSU Football Practice Fields and MTSU Weight Room. Cost is $25 per day or $160 for June Session, $25 per day or $120 for July Session. Fees can be paid in full in advance or in person on the first day. For more information and for a full schedule, contact Alex Boyd, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Middle Tennessee State University, (615) 869-9489.
Look Who’s Living in Tree Houses!
This summer, families can spend some quality time hanging out in the trees with a visit to the Discovery Center Tree Houses starting May 26 through September 7. This exhibit includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people!) and engages forest explorers of all ages in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting. Tree Houses is open Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1–5 p.m. Admission is $6 per person; children younger than 2 are free. For more information, call (615) 890-2300, visit discoverycenteronline.org or contact Jennifer Neal at (615) 890-2300 or email@example.com.
Movies Under the Stars
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation will hold its 65th annual “Movies Under the Stars” starting Monday, June 4 through July 28. This event has been a time-honored tradition for families with PG-rated movies and relaxation under the night sky. The movies will begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic and enjoy the show! Concessions will be available. For listings of movies or more information, please contact Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department at (615) 890-5333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Marlane Sewell at (615) 890-2300 or e-mail email@example.com.
Exhibit Expansion of The Time that Changed Everything: Murfreesboro’s Civil War Era
Discover stories of the historic courthouse and the 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro with new exhibit panels depicting local history and memories of the Civil War being hosted throughout June, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 217-8013.