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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 11-12 in Nashville. Contact crudolph@mchra.com or call (615) 850-3918 by Monday, Feb. 24.

Oaklands Mansion Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit will be held through 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.

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.

The Bluebird in the Boro concert to benefit Alive Hospice will be held Feb. 26-27 at 6-9:30 p.m. each night at the Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike in Murfreesboro. This year’s scheduled performers are: Dan Couch, JT Harding, Tim James, Doug Johnson, Rivers Rutherford, Elvie Shane, Ray Stephenson and Adam Wood. Tickets can be purchased individually for $100 or by the table with a $1,000 contribution. To purchase tickets go to www.alivehospice.org.

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 instrumentsofjoy.org. 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, 415 N. Maple 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 specialkidsrace.org.

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.

One Goal Sports 2nd Annual Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, April 4 from 4-6 p.m. at Northside Baptist, 655 W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. Food trucks, inflatables and face painting will be available at the free community event.

The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held Friday, April 24 at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, downtown on the square. Registration will start at 10:45 a.m., speakers at 11:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at Noon. The free event will conclude with a picnic lunch at the Child Advocacy Center, 1040 Samsonite Blvd. in Murfreesboro. For information contact Katie Enzor at (615) 867-9000 or kenzor@cacrutherford.org.

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 www.tennesseetrails.org.

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 schmnt2@aol.com or Jonelle at magnoliatwo@att.net.

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 wrightdontn@gmail.com.

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 www.SAR.org or email stonesriver.tnsar@gmail.com.

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 THolt@Nblvd.org.

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 www.narfetn0834.org.

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 Palgroup.org or call (812) 239-5272., 

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