The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting for volunteers in the Rutherford County area. Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16 hour in-house training. The next training session will be held March 11-12in Nashville. Contact or call (615) 850-3918 by Monday, Feb. 24.

Oaklands Mansion Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit will be held Jan. 17-March 1 at the mansion at 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. More than 50 gowns and wedding ring quilts will be exhibited. The exhibit will be open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is $10 per person.

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Winter Shakespeare production of ‘Macbeth’ will be held Feb. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. each night at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, 615 Champion Way in Murfreesboro. Tickets are $30 in advance or $33 at the door and can be purchased at or at

The Rutherford County Retired Teachers meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The topic will be “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: The Relationship Between Heart Health and Salt.”

Newcomers Club of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will hold its next luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Stones River Country Club, 1830 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro.  The club is open to all women in Rutherford County, not just new residents.  Reservations must be made by made by Feb. 5. Tickets cost $17.50 for guests and $15 for members.

Take Root Community Luncheon to benefit The Journey Home’s Supportive Housing Program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 116 N. Academy St. in Murfreesboro. The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Kathy Izard, author of “The Hundred Story Home,” a memoir of her efforts to build housing for the homeless in Charlotte, N.C.  Admission to the luncheon is free although donations will be accepted. To reserve a seat, call (615) 236-6090.  

The AARP Murfreesboro Chapter will meet Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at the St. Clair Street Senior Center, 325 St. Clair St. in Murfreesboro. A speaker from Amada Senior Care is scheduled.

Smyrna Lions Club’s 22nd Valentine Sweetheart Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. (dinner at 8 p.m.) at the Smyrna Event Center. The theme is Vegas Nashville Style with cocktail attire recommended but not required. Minimum age to attend is 21. The cost is $150 per couple or $90 per person. For tickets or information, send a message on the club’s Facebook page or send payment to P.O. Box 12, Smyrna, TN 37167.

Smyrna Police Department’s 2020 Citizens’ Police Academy is now taking applications. The classes meet every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 20. The Citizens’ Police Academy provides participants an opportunity to gain a broad perspective of the police profession and the department’s procedures.

Fifth Annual Mardi Paws will be held Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6-10 p.m. at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike in Murfreesboro. The event is a benefit for Purple Paws. For information call Cheryl Lisi at (615) 427-5084.

Instruments of Joy Benefit Concert will be held on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy. in Smyrna. Scheduled to perform are Phil Keaggy, Audrey Assad, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor and Ashley Bane. Instruments of Joy provides musical instruments to musicians in need. Tickets are available at For information contact Joshua McLeod at (615) 969-3546.

Archie’s Promise $25 Prom Dress Saturday will be held Saturday, March 7 at Social Exchange, 224 West Main St. in Murfreesboro. No appointment is needed. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for the event. Call (615) 427-1816 for information.

The Ninth Annual Special Kids Race will be held Saturday, March 7 at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter, 1272 Garrison Dr. in Murfreesboro. Runners or walkers may participate. Registration is $50 for the 5K; $55 for the 10K; $60 for the 15K; and $30 for the One-Mile Fun Run. Participants in the 5K, 10K and 15K will receive a pullover and a race medal. Fun Run participants will be given a medal and T-shirt. The event is an annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center. To register, go to

The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners on Thursday, March 12 at 9 a.m. at the Livestock Barn in the Lane Agri-Park Complex, 315 John R. Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The species available are Native Sweet Pecan, Chestnut Oak, Chickasaw Plum, Persimmon, Redbud, White Pine. They will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a limit of five trees per landowner. For information call (615) 893-9295 extension 3.

Tennessee Trails Association Murfreesboro chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Barfield Park Wilderness Station. For information go to

The Murfreesboro Lions Club meets the second and fourth Monday nights of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Lions Club Clubhouse in Cannonsburgh. For information contact Tim at or Jonelle at

Prevention of Child Abuse, Murfreesboro Exchange Club meets for dinner each Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at Through The Grapevine restaurant. Membership is open to those interested in the prevention of child abuse.  For information email Don at

Live Yes! Connect Arthritis Support Group of Murfreesboro & Greater Nashville meets the last Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center, 325 St. Clair Street in Murfreesboro. Each meeting covers a different topic and is free. Meetings provide learning and empowerment for adults with any kind of arthritis and autoimmune conditions. For information, call Diana at (615) 881-4065.

Sons of the American Revolution - Stones River Chapter meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of 219 Broad Street Mixed Cuisine Restaurant at 219 Broad St. in Murfreesboro. Membership is open to male descendants of ancestors who fought in or supported the cause of the American Revolution. Guests are welcome. For information, go to or email

The Caregiver Circle support group will be held the third Wednesday of each month from 3-4:15 p.m. at St. Clair Senior Center, 325 St. Clair St. in Murfreesboro. The group is for those who take care of others. For information call Paula Faist at (615) 848-2550.

Celebrate Recovery meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at the Filling Station (rear right side of campus) at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Optional dinner begins at 6 p.m., with Praise Time at 7 p.m. and Small Open Share Group at 8 p.m., Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction. For information contact Tony Holt at (615) 893-1520 or

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association’s local chapter meets on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at The Villages of Murfreesboro, 2550 Willow Oak Trail in Murfreesboro. For information, go to

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd. in Murfreesboro. PAL is a support group for parents of addicted adult children. For information go to or call (812) 239-5272., 

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