ANOTHER MINUTE: Moustache Movember to hold final fundraiser Friday

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Men who have been sporting the ‘stache and women supporting those men can celebrate the conclusion of Movember on Friday.

With monthlong events aimed at raising prostate cancer awareness, Murfreesboro’s Movember will wrap up its efforts with a night of music and fundraising at 3 Brother’s Deli & Brewhouse on the Square.

Festivities will include live performances by Flood Victims at 8:30 p.m., followed by Henry Daggs, Japanese Cowboys and Professor Shyguy until the wee hours of Saturday morning. Local artists have also donated several pieces that will be auctioned off during the evening.

For more information or to view photos from past Movember events, visit Murfreesboro Movember’s Facebook page.


Calling all entrepreneurs – learn the ins and outs of a business plan on Dec. 8.

Introduction to Business Plans is a seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are, according to a press release.

During the seminar, each of the major narrative sections of the business plan will be reviewed.

These include the reference sections – title page, table of contents, confidentiality and non-disclosure, salary or wage matrix, time line, project plan and job description – along with the content sections – owner biography and experience, business description, product or service description, target market identification, marketing strategy, management summary, operations summary, mission statement and executive summary.  

Business Plan financials will be covered in a separate seminar. Prerequisites for this seminar are completion of the TSBDC-MTSU Starting Your Own Business Workshop or a minimum of one year of active business operations.

This seminar will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

There is no charge to attend the seminar.

Reservations are required and available by calling 615-898-2745.  

Attendees are advised to arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped.


MTSU’s jazz department and Blue Restaurant & Bar have partnered to debut MTSU Jazz Jam, scheduled for Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Held at Blue Restaurant & Bar, located between Toot’s and Premiere 6 Theater on Northwest Broad Street, the performance will feature students from the MTSU School of Music, both instrumentalists and vocalists, performing a variety of jazz standard tunes.

Jazz combos coached by the MTSU jazz faculty will kick off the evening, followed by a Jazz Jam session that will feature students, faculty and members of the community.

Admission is free and open to the public.

“The jazz jam session continues to be where aspiring jazz musicians and pros go to share ideas and improve their skills,” said Don Aliquo, director of jazz studies and an associate professor of saxophone in the School of Music. “We are excited to partner with Blue in giving our talented students this opportunity.”

Initial plans call for MTSU Jazz Jam to be held the first Monday of each month, but it could expand to offer more evenings, the news release continues.

“MTSU has long been a beacon in the world of jazz and has such a wonderful tradition of producing exceptional jazz musicians and vocalists,” said Greg Pogue, managing partner of the Blue Restaurant & Bar.

For more information, call Pogue at 615-410-3383 or visit


Lascassas residents will soon have a Dollar General next door, as the Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission approved the site plan Monday.

The 9,100-square-foot building will be located at 6620 Lascassas Pike, near the corner of Lofton Road.

Editor’s Note: The story that ran in A Minute With Melinda on Sunday, Nov. 27 incorrectly stated that the

Dollar General would be located in Walter Hill.

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