Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. The six weeks course will take place on Tuesday nights from 5:30 pm-9:00 pm beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. There will be no class on October 8 due to fall break schedules. Students will graduate Nov. 12. Completing the academy has no bearing on employment with the City or MFRD. Must be 18 or older to apply. The cost of the class is $35.00. Class size is limited and the deadline for application submission is Sept. 1. Applications can be obtained For more information, contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.

Introductory course for American Sign Language will be held on Wednesdays for seven weeks starting Aug. 28 from 5:30-6:30 in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Honors Building at Middle Tennessee State University. The cost is $145 for the general public, $130 for MTSU faculty/staff/alumni, and $110 for MTSU and high school students. To register, go to

The 23rd Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference has started registration for participants. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State University. Middle school and high school girls (rising fifth- through 12th-graders) can attend. The nonrefundable registration fee is $20. To register go to

The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center will host Colorful Creations Within the Soul, a collection of art by Diane J. Stockard, through Aug. 29. Stockard is a self-taught artist, art business owner, photographer and writer.

The Fifth Annual Tennessee Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation is taking submissions through Aug. 31. Photographers — amateurs and professionals — can enter up to 20 of their best images of Tennessee’s wildlife and landscapes. The winning photos will be featured in the organization’s 2020 calendar. To enter the photos, go to

The 17th annual Siegel High School Band Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the school cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 5. For more information contact Kelly Ingle at

All You Care To East Flapjack Breakfast hosted by Sam Davis Masonic Lodge No. 661 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 7-10 a.m. at the lodge located at 101 Mary Law Dr. off of Nissan Drive in Smyrna. Menu includes: flapjacks, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and milk. The cost is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Masonic Widows and Orphans Fund and the Sam Davis Lodge Fraternal Assistance program. The Sam Davis Chaper#290 OES will host a bake sale and also ask those attending to bring a canned food item. For information call (615) 459-4576.

Garden Club Petite Design program and workshop presented by the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and District 11 will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m.-noon at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. The cost is $27 for the fundraiser that will benefit garden clubs in the community. Certified Master Flower Judge of National Garden Clubs Anna Burns of Griffin, Ga., will lead the program. For information contact Carol Hackney at

Light Up the Night event will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Oaklands Mansion. Attendees are asked to wear white attire. Tickets are available at For information call (615) 867-9000.

17th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry presented by the Smyrna Rotary Club honoring military nurses will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Contour Aviation Hangar at Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Rd. For information contact (615) 459-2651 or

The City Schools Foundation’s Back to School Dash 5K/10K will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. at Overall Creek Elementary, 429 Otter Trail in Murfreesboro. Participants can walk or run. Early bird registration is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Online registration ends on Sept. 12. Sign-ups will be accepted the morning of the race before 6:30 am.

The Rutherford County High School Meat Evaluation Team will hold a fundraising dinner “Meat Me In Denver,” featuring baked ham, vegetables, homemade rolls, dessert and drink on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Gathering at Milton, 12026 Milton St. in Milton, to help raise $4,000 for their expenses to the national competition. The buffet meal is $20. Seating times are available at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and go on sale Aug. 15. For tickets contact team members John Buryl Neely, Haylee Ferguson, Emily Nave, Kyle Benson or Jason Benson. For information contact Alanna Vaught at (615) 653-6018 or Patsy Weiler (615) 653-2069.

The annual Suicide Awareness Meeting sponsored by the FoundationEd Inc. and Rutherford County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 224 S. Maney Ave. Sarah Elmer of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will provide training about the warning signs of suicide and how to respond.

The annual Kittrell School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kittrell Elementary School.  All who graduated, attended or have an interest in the school are invited. Jerry Robinson, Class of 1960, will serve a lunch from Slick Pig at noon for $5. Following the lunch, the classes will be recognized.  

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

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 Murfreesboro chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 431 De Jarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. Meetings are open to anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or sibling of any age. Meetings combine a brief program with open discussion of issues related to the grief process following the death of a child. For information call Cheryl at (615) 896-4343.

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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