June 1 – Nurture Nook 15-Year Anniversary
Join the Nature Nook Day Spa (624 N. Walnut St.) Thursday, June 1, from 11 a.m.–noon for a 15-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting. For more information, visit nurturenook.com.
June 1, 8 and 22 – All Around the World
Learn and appreciate other cultures around the world with different cuisines and crafts at Bradley Academy (415 S. Academy St.) Thursdays June 1, 8 and 22 from 1–2 p.m. Participants will record their experiences in a journal. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (615) 962-8773.
June 2 – Secret Garden Party
Join the Secret Garden Party at the elegant home of Ellen and Paul Wilson on East Main St. on Friday, June 2, from 6–9 p.m. to benefit the Murfreesboro Discover Center, a 30,000 square-foot museum providing education and exploration for families. (The gardens are also open to visit Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.). This year’s Garden Party honors Billie and Joe Little. For information, call (615) 890-2300 or visit explorethedc.org.
June 2 – Taste of Smyrna
The 7th Annual Taste of Smyrna invites the community to come and enjoy live music, kids play zone and great food at the TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center (200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna) Friday, June 2, from 6–8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at FirstBank on Lowry Street, Smyrna Senior Citizens and Smyrna YMCA. For more information, call (615) 300-5709.
June 2 and 16 – Cruise In
On Fridays June 2 and 16 from 6–8 p.m. the Christian Hot Rod Association hosts a Cruise-In at New Vision Baptist Church (1750 N. Thompson Lane) offering concessions, car and Bible trivia for prizes, door prize drawings, ’50s and ’60s music and donations benefiting A Soldier’s Child Foundation. For more information, contact (224) 339-0221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3 – Marketplace at Quinn’s
Select Middle Tennessee artisans sell their wares on the shady grounds and beautiful porches of Quinn’s Mercantile (301 N. Spring St.) Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information or to become a vendor, contact email@example.com.
June 3 – Relay for Life
Support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Middle Tennessee Christian School (100 E. MTCS Dr.) Saturday, June 3, from noon–midnight. This year alone, 1.6-million people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with cancer. Cancer touches almost every family, and this event helps us to honor those who have fought this dreaded disease and lost, and to celebrate those who are still with us. For more information, contact (615) 218-0732 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit relayforlife.org/rutherfordtn.
June 3 – Bites and Brews
’Boro Bites and Brews, held at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Dr.) on Saturday, June 3, from 5–9 p.m., offers a night of craft beer sampling, fun and food trucks. Proceeds benefit the Business Education Partnership Foundation. For more information, visit borobitesandbrews.com.
June 4–8 – MTSU Rugby Camp
Get hands-on rugby experience at the MTSU Rugby Alumni Foundation’s 5-day camp (2111 E. Main St.) with a three-time World Cup coach Sunday–Thursday, June 4–8. Enhance your rugby skills, get a video breakdown of your technique over the course of the camp and gain valuable nutrition strategies. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4 and 24 – 3D Football Camp by Z Sports
The 3D Football Camp by Z Sports is designed to develop young athletes in their individual positions to provide fundamental training for each position. Grades 5–7 (2:30 p.m.) and grades 8–11 at (4 p.m.) can learn development and discipline Sunday, June 4, at Riverdale High School (802 Warrior Dr.) where each student athlete should pursue being the best high school/middle school player they can be. Advanced players are invited Saturday, June 24, for grades 5–7 (8:30 a.m.) and grades 8–11 (1 p.m.). For more information, contact email@example.com.
June 5 – Manic Monday Mama’s Home Cookin’
Join Ignite Missions and Ministry and Give A Little Christmas for Manic Monday on Monday, June 5, from 6:30–9 p.m. (and the first Monday of every month) at Wesley Foundation Campus (216 College Heights), as songwriters are encouraged to come entertain while everyone enjoys home-cooked meals. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ignitemissionsandministry.com.
June 5 – Beekeepers Club
Join the Rutherford County Beekeepers at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.) Monday, June 5 (and the first Monday of every month), from 7–8 p.m. For more information, call (615) 898-7710.
June 5-8 – A2D Soccer Camp
A2D Soccer (Chris Dial) hosts a variety of camps around the city this summer for youth soccer players ages 5–13 with trained A2D staff including former collegiate players trained by former U.S. Olympian and European player Brent Goulet at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex (515 Cherry Ln.); the next one is coming up Monday–Thursday, June 5–8, from 9 a.m.–noon each day. This camp offers players of any level the opportunity to develop individual skills for future advancement in a fun and challenging environment. For more information, contact email@example.com.
June 6-9 – History Through the Arts Camp
Ages 7–13 are invited to learn about history in a fun and exciting way at History Through the Arts Camp at Bradley Academy (415 S. Academy St.) Tuesday–Friday, June 6–9, from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. while taking a hands-on approach in learning how to relate past historical events to our everyday lives through art, music and theatre. Admission is $3 each day. For more information, call (615) 962-8773.
June 7 – Stress Relief Chair Massages
Join Cultivate Coworking (107 W. Lytle St.) for a relaxing chair massage with Annelise Werme, LMT, Wednesday, June 7, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for $1/1 min. No reservation necessary. For more information, visit cultivatecoworking.com.
June 7 – Shopping Healthy Tour
Join Kroger (2449 Old Fort Pkwy.), on Wednesday, June 7, from noon–12:45 p.m. for pointers on how to determine which labels are actually worth buying, how buying healthy on a budget and buying organic are possible, that healthy snacks do not have to be boring and tasteless, what oils are the healthiest to cook with and other nutrition subjects. Learn how to speed up your shopping trip while picking up the best foods possible. For more information, call (615) 526-2495 or visit myrevolutionevents.com.
June 8–10 – Wine Time at StudioC
Join the Boutique at StudioC (201 W. Main St.) for “Wine Time” with Cynthia on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30–9 p.m. exploring artists’ work at the studio in conjunction with the Boro Art Crawl. The studio will also be open Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. A light dinner is provided free of charge; this is a family-friendly venue. For more information, visit The Boutique at StudioC Facebook page.
June 9 – AARP Gathering
Learn about ways to stay healthy, avoid scams, drive safer and enjoy fellowship with other seniors with Murfreesboro AARP at the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.) Friday, June 9 (and the second Friday of every month) from 10–11 a.m. For more information, contact (615) 848-2550.
June 9 – Boro Art Crawl
Support the monthly annual Boro Art Crawl at many businesses in the historic downtown district featuring the works of local artists and crafters Friday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m. For more information, visit boroartcrawl.com.
Through June 9 – Spring Into Summer
“Spring Into Summer” at the diverse art show currently on display in the Rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall (111 W. Vine St.) featuring the works of 12 artists from the Murfreesboro Art League. The Rotunda is open from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, with a reception held in conjunction with the Boro Art Crawl from 6–9 p.m. Friday, June 9. For more information, call (615) 893-5210 or visit boroartcrawl.com.
June 9 – No Other Name – Worship Night on the Square
Experience Community presents a night of worship on the Murfreesboro Public Square beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9. The evening, billed as “No Other Name,” welcomes those from all churches, denominations and backgrounds as many Murfreesboro community members join together in worship on the Square that night. Organizers say the night of worship will include “Spirit-filled worship, strategic prayer and baptisms as we lift higher the name of Jesus Christ.” For more information, find a Facebook event page for No Other Name – Worship Night On The Square.
June 10 – Bike, Car and Jeep Show
The Fifth Annual Bike, Car and Jeep Show at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center (3400 Lebanon Rd.) will be held Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. and includes a car show, Frank Ortegel and the Smoke Break Band performing live music, free children’s activities, raffles and giveaways. Each entry fee ($10) includes a complimentary lunch of a hot dog, chips and drink. Registration is from 9–11 a.m. in the parking lot of Building 8A. Bike staging is from 11 a.m.–noon with judging at noon. For more information, contact (615) 752-8221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10 – Bradley New Exhibit Opening
See Bradley Academy’s (415 S. Academy St.) interactive exhibit featuring touch screens and fun scavenger hunts for all ages Saturday, June 10, from noon–2 p.m. For more information, call (615) 962-8773.
June 10 – Bethel UMC VBS KickOff and Fish Fry
Join the Bethel United Methodist Church (4286 Sulphur Springs Rd.) for its VBS Kickoff with bounce houses, a water slide, crafts, games and a fish-fry/chicken tender meal on Saturday, June 10, from 3–5 p.m. VBS is June 12–14 from 9 a.m.–noon for preschool–fifth grade. For more information, call (615) 893-2329.
June 10 – Ride 4 Tay
Coconut Bay Cafe hosts a benefit poker run for the Live 4 Tay Foundation on Saturday, June 10. Registration for the Ride 4 Tay Benefit Poker Run begins at 10:30 a.m. with kickstands up at noon. Proceeds from the event benefit local families who have children battling cancer. Coconut Bay is located at 210 Stones River Mall Blvd. For more information on the poker run and on the Live 4 Tay Foundation, visit live4tay.org.
June 10 – Kids Closet
Get free clothing for children at Kids Closet at Riverdale Baptist Church (307 Warrior Dr.) June 10, from 9 a.m.–noon (and the second Saturday of every month). Recipients must register beforehand. For more information, contact (615) 663-0427 or visit riverdalebaptistchurch.net.
June 10 – Small Fri Tri
Old Fort Park (1025 Old Fort Pkwy., near Kid’s Castle) hosts the Small Fri Tri (a triathlon for preschoolers) on Saturday, June 10, from 10–11 a.m. For more information, contact (615) 893-2141. Pre-register at Patterson Community Center, Wilderness Station and Sportscom through June 8. For more information, call (615) 893-2141.
June 10 – Taste of AKA
The 17th Annual Taste of AKA, held at Patterson Park Community Center, features entertainment, soul food and vendors Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., to benefit the Ivy Enrichment Foundation in providing scholarships for high school graduates pursuing secondary education. For more information, call (615) 962-7670.
June 11 – Freedom and Liberty for All
Are you feeling trapped by pain, sickness and disease in your body? Have you struggled to identifying the cause of health conditions? Do you desire answers and solutions that work? Enjoy a free afternoon meal and encouraging health seminar with Revolution Health Center to learn and be empowered by one of Nashville’s leading health experts at Parthenon Grille (1962 S. Church St.) on Sunday, June 11, from 3–5 p.m. For more information, visit myrevolutionevents.com or call (615) 877-1700.
June 11 – Goats and Yoga
Joined Forces Yoga and Grumpy Goat presents an exciting day of yoga and goats at Grumpy Goat, Kindred Cove (1735 W. Jefferson Pk.) Sunday, June 11, from 2–4 p.m. This donation-based class lets participants do yoga outside with some cute little friends and benefits Joined Forces Yoga ($20 suggested donation).
June 11–18 – FolkFest
Each year since 1982 The Cripple Creek Cloggers have hosted the International Folkfest, the first event of its type in the U.S. This year’s festival features various performances by dancers and musicians from multiple international countries June 11–18. For more information, contact (615) 896-3559 or email@example.com, or visit mboro-international-folkfest.org.
June 13 – WGNS Blood Drive
The Annual WGNS Good Neighbor Blood Drive invites everyone to support the Red Cross at an event held in the gym of the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.) Tuesday, June 13, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. WGNS is broadcasting from there in the morning. Avoid the wait and visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor CODE: WGNS.
June 14 – Encompass Home Health Summer Kickoff
Encompass Home Health hosts a meet-and-greet at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant (114 N. Church St.) Wednesday, June 14, from 4–7 p.m. for a night of great food, people and great company while exploring career opportunities with an organization voted Fortune Best Place to Work 2016 and 2017. For more information, call (978) 834-7117 or visit us at ehhi.com.
June 14 – Tennessee I Hear You Calling Me
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, along with Southeast Festival Association, invites everyone to the “Tennessee I Hear You Calling Me” Festival and Event Workshop Wednesday, June 14, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.) with workshops covering topics like risk management, sponsorships, volunteers and economic impact. For more information, call (615) 741-2159.
June 15 – The Connection, Business Networking at Mayday
The Connection: An Evening of Professional Networking and Business Brainstorming will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Mayday Brewery (521 Old Salem Rd.). All Middle Tennessee entrepreneurs and professionals are welcome to attend this casual, no-obligation event, where they can meet other small business owners and tap into one another’s experience and energy. An open roundtable discussion will encourage participation from those in attendance, asking them to articulate their vision for their business and calling for examples of some of the business challenges and solutions they are experiencing. The series will continue the third Thursday of each month.
June 16 – Alive Hospice Murfreesboro Open House
After years of planning, and the support of the community, Alive Hospice Murfreesboro Campus (1629 Williams Dr.) announces the opening of its new residential facility and business office for the Rutherford County community Friday, June 16, from noon–1:30 p.m. to meet the new leadership and staff directly supporting the community. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 346-8418.
June 16 – Third Friday Concert
Come out for the Third Friday Night Food Truck and Concert Series at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front St.) Friday, June 16, from 6–9 p.m.
June 16 – Sr. Rabies Clinic
Take advantage of this rabies clinic for dogs and cats of senior citizens at the St. Clair Street Senior Center (325 St. Clair Street), sponsored by the Beesley Foundation, Friday, June 16. Dogs receive parvo/distemper shots and a rabies vaccine. Cats receive their feline distemper and a rabies vaccine. Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Sign up in advance at the St. Clair center. A maximum of 75 shots are available (first-come basis). For more information, call (615) 848-2550.
June 16 – Hugh’s Brews and Ques Golf Tournament
Enjoy a round of golf at Cedar Crest Golf Club (7972 Mona Rd.) while sampling BBQ and brews from around the area in support of Project Heart’s CHD research on Friday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, find Hugh’s Brews & Ques: Memorial Golf Tournament on Facebook.
June 17 – Kids Run The Boro
Endure Athletics hosts Kids Run The Boro, a 2.62-mile mini marathon and the Little Dudes and Dads 1/2, on Saturday, June 17, from 8 a.m.–10 p.m. at Gateway Island Park (1875 W. College St.). For more information, find Kids Run The Boro on Facebook.
June 17 – RC and MoonPie Festival
The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce holds its annual RC and MoonPie Festival on Saturday, June 17, with a wacky, fun-for-the-whole-family event celebrating the South’s original fast food, an ice cold RC Cola and a Moon Pie. Downtown Bell Buckle will be filled with music, cloggers, fun contests like “who traveled the furthest,” MoonPie games and a colorful parade. The day begins with the RC-MoonPie 10-Mile Run and the grand finale includes free dessert for everyone with the cutting of the World’s Largest MoonPie. For more information, visit the RC & MoonPie Festival Facebook page.
June 18 – Magic at the Mansion
Oaklands Mansion (901 N. Maney Ave.) hosts a Father’s Day Magic in the Mansion show. The day also features Christie-Q BBQ’s food truck, games, music, cigars and free tours for fathers on Sunday, June 18, from 12–5 p.m. The Middle Tennessee Magic Club is the Sam Walkoff Ring, the Murfreesboro chapter (number 252) of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the largest fraternal organization of magicians in the world. For more information, call (615) 893-0022.
June 19–23 – Rock Camp
Coordinated by the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH!), Tennessee Teens Rock Camp at Central Magnet High School (701 E. Main St.) returns for its fifteenth year Monday–Friday, June 19–23, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day. Scholarships available to families in need. No musical experience is necessary to participate. For more information, contact email@example.com or (615) 849-8140, or visit yeahrocks.org.
June 21 – Longest Day Dinner and Dance
Join Becky Lanham with Dance Murfreesboro (730-A Middle Tenn. Blvd.) in celebration of the longest day of the year to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, June 21, from 7–11 p.m. Enjoy a dance showcase at 7 p.m. followed by dinner from Gondolier Restaurant and open dancing until 11 p.m. For more information, visit dancemurfreesboro.com.
June 22–25 – Men’s Impact 2017
Men’s Conference Impact 2017 at the Freedom of Worship Outreach Church (6700 John Bragg Hwy.) Thursday–Saturday, June 22–25, presents speakers Zach Crawford from the church, former NFL player Fernando Bryant, Dr. Peter Camiolo and Melvin Woods, entrepreneur, owner and operator of Wood’s Barbershop in Memphis. Women are also welcome. For more information, call (615) 494-9497.
June 24 – RideJonahRide by Pulmonary Hypertension Association
After unexpectedly losing their 10-year-old Jonah to a pulmonary hypertension crisis in June 2015, Jonah’s parents have been raising support for pediatric research and treatment for the disease. RideJonahRide combines two charity events in one: an all-day motorcycle ride followed by an after-ride party celebrating the joys of life with a motorcycle. Pick up your packets at 9 a.m. at The Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pl.) and begin the ride at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy stops throughout Middle Tennessee including Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro, Nolen’s Place in Nolensville and 41 South Sports Bar and Grill in Manchester. Return to the Grove at 5:30 p.m. for a party complete with prizes, burgers and brats from Batey Farms, beer from Mill Creek Brewing Co. and live music by ’80s cover band Mixtape. The after-ride party is open to the public (families welcomed, donations accepted). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24 – Doughboy Challenge 5K
The 2017 Doughboy Challenge for Charity 5K takes off from the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza (111 W. Vine St.) on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 7:30 a.m. supporting the Interfaith Dental Clinic, whose mission is to create a healthier community by providing oral health care for those experiencing poverty. For more information, visit doughboychallenge.com.
June 24 – Hot Air Balloon Festival
The inaugural Murfreesboro Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Acklen Park Productions lands on the lawn of Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.) Saturday, June 24, from 5–9 p.m. with a kids zone, VIP area, craft beer tent, live music and a beautiful hot air balloon glow at dusk. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit acklenpark.com.
June 24 – Boat Day
Stones River Watershed Association invites the public to Boat Day, a free day to learn boating basics in canoes and kayaks, launching at the Manson Pike Trailhead (1208 Searcy St.), Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m.–noon. Paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. For more information, call (615) 893-2141.
June 24 – Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson
Learn from Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, the #1 UFC welterweight in the world, at the Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate (1820 NW Broad St.) as he hosts junior and adult seminars on Saturday, June 24. For more information, find Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate on Facebook.
June 25 – Farm to Table Dinner
Locally acclaimed chefs serve farm-to-table creations in an idyllic farm-setting at The Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pk.) Sunday, June 25, from 5–8 p.m. Enjoy the fruits of the farms with special creations and craft beer and wine while supporting Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Natural and Working Lands Initiatives. Honorary chairs include John L. Batey, Geraldine DeMent, Julian Bibb and Julius Johnson. For more information, visit cumberlandregiontomorrow.org.
June 25 – Clothes and Food Free
Free food and clothes are given away at the Oakland Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church (711 N. Maney Ave.) Sunday, June 25, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (and the fourth Sunday of every month). For more information, call (615) 410-7552.
June 26–30 – Camp Ready Set
Prepare students grades 4–6 for camp at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.) Monday–Friday, June 26–30, from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Camp includes transportation to field events. For more information, visit rutherford.tennessee.edu and click “4-H Youth” tab or call (615) 898-7710.
June 27 – Artist Night at the Museum
Join Bradley Academy (415 S. Academy St.), Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., for an evening of different performances from dance, spoken word, song, one-person shows and even artwork. Artist’s Night provides a safe space for performers to try new things, with light refreshments and a photo booth to create memories for guests. For more information, call (615) 962-8773.
Wednesdays in June – Wet ’n’ Wild
Enjoy Wet ’n’ Wild Wednesdays at the Cason Trail Greenway (1100 Cason Trail) every Wednesday in June to hear a story and then spend time wading in the beautiful West Fork of the Stones River. Rain boots or old shoes are needed. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. with the program from 9:30–11 a.m. Preregistration is requested but admission is free. For more information, call (615) 907-3538 or (615) 542-4633. Readings in June include: June 7 – “All the Way to the Ocean” by Joel Harper; June 14 – “Trout are Made of Trees” by April Pulley Sayre; June 21 – “Weather (It’s Science)” by Sally Hewitt; June 28 – “Why Should I Save Water?” by Jen Green.
Fridays in June – Food Truck Friday
Enjoy Food Truck Fridays with delicious local food at Cannonsburgh (312 S. Front St.) Fridays in June from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. with various vendors such as FitzWilly’s, featuring New Orleans-style food, Laovin It, presenting authentic Laotian food, and others. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.