Nov. 2 – Cookin’ to Build
There is still time to paint bowls! Come out for a silent auction of bowls painted by local celebrities at the Murfreesboro Public Square Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity and entertainment provided by Rhythm Kitchen. Admission is $15. For more information, call (615) 849-5994 or visit rchfh.org.
Through Nov. 26 – Long Remembered: The Associated Press with Lincoln at the First Inaugural and Gettysburg Exhibit
See the traveling exhibit Long Remembered: The Associated Press With Lincoln at the First Inaugural and Gettysburg at The Heritage Center (225 W. College St.) open Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 – TSSAA Girls Soccer Championships
Enjoy state high school championships in girls’ soccer Oct. 30-Nov.2. For more information, call (615) 889-6740 or visit tssaa.org.
Nov. 1-3 – National Academy Championship Horse Show
The Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304-B West Thompson Ln.) hosts the National Academy Championship Horse Show Nov. 1-3, a three-day, three-round competition to crown America’s best Academy Riders Nov. 1-3; Friday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, call (615) 494-8961 or visit nationalacademychampionships.org/Schedule_of_Events.html.
Nov. 2 – Fiber in the Boro
Fiber in the Boro kicks off Nov. 2 at the UT-TSU Rutherford County Extension, Lane Agri-Park Complex (315 John R. Rice Blvd.) from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. with children’s activities, knitting, spinning, felting classes and more than 30 vendors. Lunch will be available at the Blue Porch’s booth. Festival admission is free. For schedule and registration, visit fiberintheboro.com. For more information, visit utextension.tennessee.edu/rutherford/Pages/default.aspx.
Nov. 2-3 – Confederate Hoofbeats
Watch Confederate cavalry maneuver and fire at Stones River National Battlefield (1563 N. Thompson Ln.) Nov. 2-3 while learning how the mounted arm of the Confederate Army of Tennessee affected the course of the Civil War in Middle Tennessee. For more information, call (615) 893-9501.
Nov. 7 – BRAVO Job Fair
The first BRAVO (Blue Raider American Veteran Organization) Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 7, in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom. Veterans and family members can meet with about 20 military-friendly businesses and organizations while sharing in Salute to Armed Services-related activities. For more information, contact (877) 837-4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 8 – Downtown Murfreesboro Holiday Open House
Downtown Murfreesboro will kick off the holiday season with the Holiday Open House at the Public Square Nov. 8. Stroll historic downtown Murfreesboro and find great Christmas treasures with stores open until 8 p.m. For more information, call (615) 895-1887 or visit downtownmurfreesboro.com.
Nov. 8 – Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Let Freedom Ring-Salute to Veterans
Indulge in the sounds of well-known patriotic works as artists Act of Congress join the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra at First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Ln.) on Nov. 8 to create a riveting spin on our nationalistic music with bluegrass instruments in a salute to veterans. For more information, call (615) 898-1862 or visit murfreesborosymphony.com.
Nov. 8 & 9 – Fall Festival of Magic
The Middle Tennessee Magic Club will present its “Fall Festival of Magic” at the Center for the Arts, Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:02 p.m. Club president Wayne Lovell will direct the cast of six magical entertainers. General admission is $10 and $5 for children under 12. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (615) 904-2787 or visit boroarts.org.
Nov. 8 and 9 – The “King” Bash Party
Carl Pruitt presents Classic Soul with The Delfonics Revue live in concert at the Clarion Inn (2227 Old Fort Pwky.) on Fri., Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (615) 423-8594.
Beginning Nov. 8 – Downtown Carriage Rides
This holiday season take joy in free horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Downtown Murfreesboro each Friday leading up to Christmas in the Public Square from 5:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call (615) 895-1887 or visit downtownmurfreesboro.com.
Nov. 9 – Veterans Day Parade
Have fun honoring veterans at the first Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Murfreesboro VA- York Campus (3400 Lebanon Pk.). For more information, contact Michael.McFarland2@va.gov.
Nov. 9 – Wilderness Walk
Relax with a Wilderness Walk Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at Sharp Springs Natural Area (1000 Espey Dr., Smyrna, TN). For more information, call (615) 459-9773.
Nov. 9 – Shoot the Lights Out
Murfreesboro native Stephanie Sinkfield and husband host a book signing and book drive through their publishing company, inSink Press Publishing, Nov. 9 from 12-2:30 p.m. If you would like to donate, please bring new and popular adult, young adult, and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, and/or new and popular music CDs and new feature film DVDs. Shoot the Lights Out, written to honor Sinkfield’s late father, is a book about the power of love, family dynamics, and relationships with friends and the opposite sex and the love of basketball. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit insinkpress.com.
Nov. 9 – MTSU Football Game
Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on FIU Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium on the MTSU campus. Tickets are available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location. For more information, call (615) 898-2109 or visit goblueraiders.com.
Nov. 9-10 – Volunteer Ranch Horse Show
Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304-B W. Thompson Ln.) hosts the Volunteer Ranch Horse Show Nov. 9-10 at 8 a.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 494-8961 or visit digitalcowgirls.com/volrha/.
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day at the Sam Davis Home
United States veterans and their families are welcome to attend the Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Rd.) on Veterans Day to take a free tour of the historic house, property and museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (615) 459-2341 or visit samdavishome.org.
Nov. 12 and 19 – Cripple Creek Cloggers Clogging Lessons
Cripple Creek Cloggers will teach clogging lessons Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 for persons interested in learning this traditional dance style (220 E. Vine St.) at 7 p.m. There is no charge; both teens and adults are invited. This Appalachian-style folk troupe will soon celebrate the 47th anniversary of their founding as a 4-H Share the Fun group at Kittrell School. For more information, visit cripplecreekcloggers.org, or contact email@example.com or (615) 896-3559.
Nov. 15 – 15th Annual Fall Harvest Hayride
Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s’mores around the campfire at an old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway, General Bragg Trailhead (1450 W. College St.) sponsored in part by the Friends of the Greenway. Admission is $2 per person; ages 2 and under are free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 15-17 – Music City Arabian Horse Show
Tennessee Miller Coliseum hosts Music City Arabian Horse Show Nov. 15-17. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 494-8961 or visit mtaha.com.
Nov. 15 – Campfire Cookout
Spend some quality time outside at Campfire Cookout at Sharp Springs Natural Area (1000 Espey Dr., Smyrna), Nov. 15. For more information, call (615) 459-9773.
Nov. 17 – Music with a Mission
A star-studded array of entertainers, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony, will fill the program for the 2013 Music With a Mission on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville to benefit Nashville Rescue Mission. Scheduled performers include Restless Heart, the Nashville Symphony, Amy Grant, Peter Noone, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Houser, Big Daddy Weave and many others. Nashville Rescue Mission’s very own choir also will be sharing their musical talents. WSMV-TV anchor Demetria Kalodimos and WSM morning-show host Bill Cody will serve as masters of ceremony. Prior to the show, attendees will have an opportunity to bid on unique silent auction items, including guitars autographed by Alan Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other entertainers; a fiddle from Charlie Daniels; Jason Aldean concert tickets; and much more. All performers are donating their time and talent to the event, and all proceeds will benefit Nashville Rescue Mission, which offers food, clothing and shelter to the homeless, as well as recovery programs to those enslaved in these life degrading problems.The Mission’s goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life and become a positive part of their community. Nashville Rescue Mission is located at 639 Lafayette St., Nashville. For more information, visit mwmnashville.com or call (615) 312-1550.
Nov. 18 – Science and Spirituality
Is the sense of wonder instilled by science a spiritual experience? Or can it lead to a spiritual experience? Are you interested in exploring the relationship between science and spirituality? A Science and Spirituality discussion group meets the third Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. The next meeting is on Monday, Nov. 18 at Unity of Murfreesboro, 130 Cannon St. Murfreesboro, facilitated by Dr. Gary Wulfsberg, Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, MTSU; and Dr. Horace “Hap” Crater, Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma. For more information call (615) 907-6033.
Nov. 20 – United Methodist Women Annual Bake Sale
The United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Ln.) will hold their annual Bake Sale Nov. 20 from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy delicious cakes and pies, frozen pans of homemade dressing to bake with your Thanksgiving turkey and casseroles such as Poppyseed Chicken, Chicken Divan, Green Bean, Sweet Potato and Breakfast Casseroles. For more information, call (615) 653-8491, or visit fumcm.org or facebook.com/FUMCMurfreesboro.
Nov. 22-24 – Sam Davis: A Hero Remembered
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis at The Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Rd.), Nov. 22, with a bus tour of the Coleman Scouts sites including a stop at the Sam Davis monument in Nashville, followed by a seminar and banquet from 6-9 p.m. Tours continue Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. of the historic house, outbuildings and museum, as well as live music, Civil War artifacts and Sam Davis artifacts, reenactments and the performance of a play written by Dan Watson. The evening will continue with a formal or period-wear Memorial Ball from 6-9 p.m. Lastly, a prayer and memorial service will be at the grave of Sam Davis on Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. Admission is $20 per person for the bus tour, $25 per person for the seminar and banquet, $10 for the main event and $15 per person for the ball. For more information, call (615) 459-2341 or visit samdavis150.com.
Nov. 23 – TSSAA Cheerleading and Dance Championships
Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304-B W. Thompson Ln.) hosts state championships in high school cheerleading and dance Nov. 23. Admission charged. For more information, call TSSAA at (615) 889-6740 or visit tssaa.org.
Nov. 23-24 – 20th Annual Art Studio Tour
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County craft artists will open their studios to the public offering a unique, wide selection of artwork and demonstrations from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Nov. 26 – Smyrna Christmas Tree Lighting
Take part in the beautiful Smyrna Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 26 at Smyrna Town Centre (100 Sam Ridley Pwky, East, Smyrna). For more information, call (615) 459-9773.
Nov. 28 – Borodash
Be a part of Borodash this fall, a 4-mile Thanksgiving Day run through historic Murfreesboro starting at MTSU Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1500 Greenland Dr.). For more information, visit borodash.org.
Nov. 30 – MTSU Football Game
Come cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory as they take on UTEP Nov. 30 at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium on the MTSU campus. Tickets are available at the stadium ticket office or at any Ticketmaster location. Contact MTSU at (615) 898-2109 or (888) YES-MTSU. For more information, call (615) 898-2109 or visit goblueraiders.com.
Dec. 7 – Toy Show
Vendors will display a variety of toys and collectibles for sale at a show at the Smyrna Rescue Building on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Exhibitor tables are only $10. The Rescue Squad Building is located at 203 S. Front St., Smyrna. For more information, call (615) 355-5422.