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September Community Events

Through Sept. 20 – MTSU Todd Art Gallery Art Show
MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery presents a 30-year celebration of Department of Art alums from 1982 to 2012 through Sept. 20. The exhibit features ceramics, graphic design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, book arts, letterpress and photography. This is free and open to the public; the MTSU Todd Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information, visit mtsu.edu/art.

Sept. 8 – Alzheimer’s Benefit Block Party
Join NHC Murfreesboro (420 N. University St.) for the 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Block Party on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5–10 p.m. with food, music, silent and live auction items. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $10 and kids 12 and under are free. RSVP to NHC Murfreesboro to pre-order tickets at (615) 893-2602 or nhcmurfreesboro.com.

Sept. 8 and 9 – Tractor Pull in Eagleville, photo courtesy eaglevilletvppa


Sept. 8 and 9 – Tractor Pull in Eagleville

Join the 30th Annual Pioneer Power Days Antique Tractor Show and Pull at the Eagleville Show Grounds (747 Chapel Hill Pk.) Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. Admission is free in honor of the show’s 30th anniversary. View antique tractors, lawn mowers, trucks, engines and everything from the farms of yesteryear. Bring the kids for the kid’s pedal tractor race and pull (tractors supplied). Ladies can compete for the title of champion in the skillet-throwing contest. Exhibits run through the day with live blacksmith demonstrations and a working sawmill. For more information, call (615) 542-5656 or visit eaglevilletvppa.com.

Sept. 9 – Journey of Hope Benefit
Join the 3rd Annual Journey of Hope Benefit (3109 Midland Fosterville Rd.) Sat., Sept. 9., from 3–7 p.m. Journey of Hope is a non-profit providing free food and clothing for around 500 families every week. Money raised through food, music and craft booths help support the organization’s bills and building repairs. For more information, visit lovegodservepeople.org.

Sept. 9 – Wings of Freedom Fish Fry
Celebrate the 15th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry inside Contour Flight Support’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport (276 Doug Warpoole Rd., Smyrna) Saturday, Sept, 9, from 5–10 p.m., to honor this year’s Gold Star family members. If you are a Gold Star member, contact (615) 390-3352 or cepeebles@att.net for two complimentary tickets. Gates open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Take part in a delicious dinner, live music and view airplanes as the Smyrna Rotary Club donates 100% of the profits to local nonprofit organizations. Car entry fee for the Classic Car Cruise-In is $40 per car. Dinner tickets are $40 per person. For more information, visit wofsmyrna.com.

Sept. 9 – Healthy For Good Heart Walk
Join hundreds of Rutherford County residents Saturday, Sept. 9, in walking to raise money for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke, at Middle Tennessee’s annual Healthy for Good Heart Walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk at 9 a.m. at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (1700 Medical Center Pkwy.). Individuals, teams and companies should sign up for the non-competitive, three-mile walk beforehand at rutherfordheartwalk.org. Family-friendly activities beginning at 8 a.m. include fun fitness demonstrations, health screenings, CPR training, an exciting Kids Zone and a one-mile survivor route. For more information, visit heart.org/nashville, or contact rutherfordcountyhw@heart.org.

Sept. 9 – Camp Bow Wow Grand Opening
Join Camp Bow Wow Smyrna (200 Weakley Ln.) for its Grand Opening Paw-ty on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon–4 p.m. Bring your pups and enjoy delicious food, a PAWS adoption trailer, local rescues and adoptable dogs, food trucks and local vendors, a free pet photo booth, face painting and camp tours. For more information, call (615) 625-6230 or visit campbowwow.com/smyrna.

Sept. 9 – Boro Pride
Boro Pride is presented by Tennessee Equality Project’s (TEP) Rutherford County Committee, which is part of the TEP Foundation. Come to the Murfreesboro Public Square to help Murfreesboro create a more diverse and inclusive atmosphere in the community on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 4–10 p.m. A community walk begins at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, visit tnep.nationbuilder.com.

Sept. 11 – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office will host a memorial at noon on Monday, Sept. 11, to remember the emergency responders and citizens who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh invites the public to join veterans and emergency responders in memorializing the sacrifices so many Americans made that day to help save the lives of others. John Maggard, Chief of Police Service at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will speak at the event, and other events include a multi-agency Honor Guard and the raising of the POW flag by Rolling Thunder.

Sept. 12 – LOM Panel with City Officials
Locally Owned Murfreesboro presents a panel discussion with various Murfreesboro City Officials at Center for the Arts at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Local business owners are invited to the session with local government officials from Transportation, Engineering, Planning, Water Resources and Codes. Lunch will be provided by Sub Stop. Locally Owned Murfreesboro members attend free; visitor tickets are $10. For more information, find Locally Owned Murfreesboro on Facebook.

Sept. 12 – Strategies of Digital Success
Join Rutherford Cable for its monthly breakfast meeting at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 7:30–9 a.m. This month features Alli Worthington discussing “Three Strategies of Digital Success.” The ability to leverage the power of digital marketing is crucial for individuals and businesses alike. Discover the secrets of websites that work for you, branding for success and social media with purpose. Guest admission is $5. For more information, contact yourrutherfordcable@gmail.com. Connect with Worthington at alliworthington.com.

Sept. 13-16 – Precious Angels Children’s Consignment Sale
Buy and sell everything for babies, kids, maternity clothing, home decor and furniture with “no hassle consigning” at the Mid TN Expo Center (1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd.) Sept. 13–16. Volunteers shop first. The sale runs Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (half-price day). For more information, visit preciousangelsconsignment.com/

Sept. 13 – DC Flight for Veterans
Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee invites veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and terminally ill veterans to take a free trip to Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, to see the memorials honoring them in our nation’s capitol. A physician and nurses are provided alongside free transportation to and from the Nashville Airport. For a veteran application, contact (931) 224-3226 or (931) 224-0610.

Sept. 14 – Rockin’ 4 Rescue
Operation Education Animal Rescue, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ 4 Rescue fundraiser this year at The Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pk.) Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6–9 p.m. Enjoy delicious food from Tasty Table Fine Event Catering, drinks, and exceptional live music featuring Meghan Linsey, former runner-up on The Voice, and Sarah Potenza, a veteran of The Voice. Participate in a wine pull, silent auction and a raffle for a chance to win $1,000. Your support enables OpEd to provide heartworm preventatives, vaccines, spaying and neutering, food and medical treatment for neglected animals. For more information, visit opedanimalrescue.networkforgood.com or email opedanimalrescue@gmail.com.

Sept. 15 – Light Up the Night
Light Up the Night for the Child Advocacy Center while supporting child abuse victims Friday, Sept. 15, at Gateway Island (1875 W. College St.) from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Dance under the stars, mix and mingle, and enjoy an evening that benefits a great cause. Guests are asked to wear white to help “Light Up the Night.” The evening includes entertainment, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and white sangria. For more information, visit cacrutherford.org.

Sept. 15 – Cannonsburgh Concert Night
Enjoy the Third Friday Night free concert at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front St.) with food trucks and live music. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call (615) 890-0355 or visit the Cannonsburgh Village Murfreesboro Facebook page.

Sept. 16 – Greenway Art Festival
Murfreesboro invites everyone to the 17th Annual Greenway Art Festival at Old Fort Park (1024 Golf Ln., next to the tennis courts and Kids Castle) on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. This juried art show features all mediums and includes live music, food and children’s activities. For more information, call (615) 893-2141 or visit murfreesborotn.gov.

Sept. 16 – Wine Around the Square


Sept. 16 – Wine Around the Square

The 6th Annual Wine Around the Square on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6–9 p.m., helps underinsured and uninsured Rutherford County women who need diagnostic breast care through the Power of Pink. Enjoy live music by local band Marshall Creek and an invitation for “The Late Party” at no additional coast at the Alley on Main (223 W. Main St.). Attendees can enjoy wine at 31 businesses downtown including Big B Cleaners, Edward Jones, Maple Street Medical Clinic, Sugaree’s, Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Shacklett’s Photography and many more. For more information, visit winearoundthesquare.org.

Sept. 16 – Stacy B. Windrow Zero to 5K
Join the 8th annual Stacy B. Windrow 5k Saturday, Sept. 16, with this year’s race benefiting Feed America First with the goal of providing enough food for over 50,000 meals. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Olive Branch Church (1115 Minerva Dr.). For more information, visit feedamericafirst.com/5k or stacy5k.com.

Sept. 16 – Deb’s Dogs on Parade


Sept. 16 – Deb’s Dogs on Parade

Give remembrance to Deb Johnson, while bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence affecting families and pets at Deb’s Dogs on Parade. Bring your dogs to Central Christian Church (404 E. Main St.) Saturday, Sept. 16, to compete in a unique dog show, dog cake walk and blessing of the dogs. Prayer begins at noon with a BBQ lunch following. The speaker program commences at 12:30 p.m., with the dog show at 1 p.m. Categories include best-dressed, dog owner lookalike and best trick. Pets must be supervised and on a leash at all times. For more information, find Debs Dogs on Parade on Facebook.

Sept. 16 – City Schools Foundation Back to School Dash
The City Schools Foundation kicks off the 2017–18 school year with a 5K/10K run on Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at Overall Creek Elementary (429 Otter Trail) following a relatively flat terrain on Veteran’s Parkway and Mooreland Drive. The course is a USATF Certified Course and pre-registration includes a timing chip, race bib and T-shirt. No wheeled devices or pets. The City Schools Foundation raises funds that are given directly to teachers and schools to enhance science, math, technology and art programs. For more information, call (615) 893-2313 or visit cityschools.net.

Sept. 18 – History Meeting
The Rutherford County Historical Society relays the past at its monthly meeting at the Sam Davis Home Visitors Center (1399 Sam Davis Rd.) on Monday, Sept. 18, from 7–9 p.m. with Tiffany Johnson exhibiting many artifacts and memorabilia about the life and times of the mid-19th century in Middle Tennessee. For more information, call (615) 459-2341.

Opening Sept. 20 – Lucky Ladd Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Luck Ladd Farm’s mind-bending corn maze (4374 Rocky Glade Rd.) keeps you guessing with an exciting new twist making this popular fall attraction even more challenging Sept. 20–Oct. 29. Other activities at Lucky Ladd include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, rides, slides and swings. For more information, call (615) 274-3786 or visit luckyladdfarms.com.

Sept. 21 – BBB Celebrates New Location
The local Better Business Bureau chapter celebrates a ribbon cutting for the new BBB Central Tennessee office at 530 Uptown Square on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. coinciding with its 20th anniversary celebration. Please RSVP at (615) 867-0032 or tpage@gobbb.org. For more information, visit gobbb.org.

Sept. 21 – Special Kids Banquet
Join the Special Kids Banquet at The Experience Community Church (521 Old Salem Rd.) Thursday, Sept. 21, for a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit specialkidstn.com/banquet.

Sept. 22–24 – St. Luke International Fall Festival
The 2017 International Fall Festival at St. Luke (10682 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna) has expanded. The event, held Friday, Sept. 22–Sunday, Sept. 24, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m., now includes a silent auction, international food booths, games for all ages, free live music, vendors and crafts. For more information, visit the St. Luke International Fall Festival Facebook Page.

Sept. 23 – LulaPalooza Shopping Event
Join LulaPalooza for shopping and pampering Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (in the Mirabella Ballroom F at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1200 Conference Center Blvd.) for women of all ages to enjoy 15 LulaRoe vendors along with a variety of 25 other direct sales vendors, craft vendors and more. Receive free makeovers, gifts and prize drawings. For more information, call (423) 650-1388 or visit touchtheskyevents.com.

Sept. 23 – Octoberfest at Oaklands Mansion


Sept. 23 – Octoberfest at Oaklands Mansion

Octoberfest at Oaklands Mansion (Maney Avenue) is a “fun raiser” featuring over 15 local craft brewers along with great food Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5–9 p.m. For more information, call (615) 893-0022 or visit oaklandsmansion.org.

Sept. 23 – Learn About Local History
The Rutherford County Historical Society opens the Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) to the public on Saturday morning from 9 a.m.–noon. Learn about adventures experienced by those who lived resided in the city in the past. Feel free to bring your treasured family photos and historical treasures to share with members, and leave with a better understanding and appreciation for the past. For more information, visit rutherfordtnhistory.org.

Sept. 24–30 – Barrel Racing National Finals


Sept. 24–30 – Barrel Racing National Finals

The IBRA National Finals (International Barrel Racing Association) at Tennessee Miller Coliseum (304B West Thompson Ln.) kicks off Sept. 24–30, beginning at 10 a.m. with a total of $300,000 in payouts and awards at stake. For more information, contact (502) 239-4000 or shane@ibra.us, or visit ibra.us.

Sept. 27 and 28 – Heritage Days
This popular living history field trip works with over 1,000 elementary students each day and features more than 20 historical demonstrations at the Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Rd.) Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Students learn about 19th-century life through hands-on activities and captivating reenactors while they explore 19th-century music, campfire cooking, butter churning, cream separating and basket making. For more information, visit samdavishome.org/living-history.

Sept. 28 – Seminar with Superfoot


Sept. 28 – Seminar with Superfoot

Karate champion Bill “Superfoot” Wallace will present seminars at Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate, 1820 NW Broad St., on Thursday, Sept. 28. An event for juniors begins at 5 p.m., with an adult seminar following at 6 p.m. Retiring as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion, Wallace was known to the karate world as “Superfoot” due to his awesome left leg, which was once clocked at over 60 m.p.h. For more information, find Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate on Facebook.

Sept. 30 – Arrowhead Ranch Annual BBQ Dinner and Auction
The Arrowhead Ranch (239 Cortner Mill Rd., Normandy) is a working ranch that teaches the importance of hard work and team building to boys ages 8–18. The goals are to provide a balanced family life, develop a safe haven for young boys who have conflict, doubt or misguided direction in their lives and instill a sense of purpose, unconditional love and structure. The Annual BBQ Dinner and Auction begins with tours at 4 p.m. and a BBQ Dinner at 5 p.m. following by a silent and live auction. For more information, visit arrowheadranchtn.net or the Arrowhead Ranch Home for Boys Normandy on Facebook, call (931) 857-4000 or email arrowheadranchtn@gmail.com.

Tuesdays and Fridays – Rutherford Country Farmers Market
Support local farmers at the Rutherford County Farmers Market at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.) every Tuesday and Friday from 7 a.m.–noon. Purchase fresh produce, nursery items, local honey, farm-fresh cheese, meats, soaps and eggs; participate in a free class at 9 a.m. For more information, call (615) 898-7710.

Saturdays – Murfreesboro Saturday Market
Support your local farmers at Murfreesboro’s Saturday Market every Saturday from 8 a.m.–noon around the inner circle of the Rutherford County Courthouse. Shop for all-natural farm fresh foods, flowers and household items. For more information, call (615) 895-1887 or visit downtownmurfreesboro.com.

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