The Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is in critical need of food items to support the 5 p.m. community meal. The 5 p.m. meal is available to the public 365 days a year. Bring canned vegetables and nonperishable foods directly to The Salvation Army kitchen, at 1137 W. Main St. in Murfreesboro or donate online at For information contact John Mitchell at or (615) 895-7071.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting 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 Aug. 7-8 in Nashville. Those interested in assisting have until Monday, July 22 to contact the program by sending an email to or by calling (615) 850-3918.

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

Paw Painting Party presented by Purple Paws will be held Friday, Aug. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Rd. in Murfreesboro. Dogs will be able to paint on 11x14 inch canvasses. Tickets are $25 and are available at Eventbrite. For information contact Cheryl Lisi at or (615) 427-5084.

Author Bonnie Tinsley will hold a book signing of her memoir “Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl” on Saturday, Aug 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Tinsley is an adjunct professor of Latin at Middle Tennessee State University. Hardback books will be sold for $32.99.

Short Creek Baptist Church’s Annual Homecoming will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11. Singing will begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship services at 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 9653 Short Creek Rd. in Christiana. Rick’s BBQ will be catering the meal and members will be providing drinks and desserts. Singing group Trademark is scheduled to perform.

Charity Circle’s Summer Supper is scheduled for Friday, Aug 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverbend home of Ted and Gloria LaRoche. A fried chicken supper will be served. For information, email Lina Warden at

Garden Club Petite Design program and workshop presented by the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and District 11 will be held on Wednesday 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

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 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. The guest speaker for July is TTA member Joe Campbell, who will present pictures and discuss hiking in the Gila Wilderness and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico.  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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