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Tennessee State Parks’ Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee will be held Sept. 1-30 and will be a virtual event this year. Riders can log their miles on lovetoride.net as part of the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee Cycling Club. The goal is for participants to ride 688 miles, the distance from Bristol to Memphis. Participants can log their miles any way they choose, including road cycling, indoor cycling, gravel or mountain biking. The cost to participate is $150. All participants will receive access to trusted routes at multiple Tennessee State Parks and a 2020 BRAT jersey and T-shirt. Riders can register at https://tnstateparks.com/blog/the-bicycle-ride-across-tennessee-is-brining-riders-together-virtually.

Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center will host its annual banquet as a virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. Dinner from Chick-fil-A will be available for pickup and the program can be seen online. Reservation deadline is Monday, Aug. 31. For information contact Rachel Braziel at rbraziel@specialkidstn.com.

Danny Eubanks Labor Day 2-Man Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 5-6 at Champions Run in Rockvale. Cost is $175 per player. To enter email Ray Pearce at raypearce@comcast.net or call the pro shop at (615) 274-2301. The deadline to enter is Sept. 4.

“Battle of the Branches” Blood Drive sponsored by MTSU will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 from noon-6 p.m. will be held at North Boulevard Church of Christ, 1112 N. Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Each donor can vote for a U.S. military branch — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard — during their visit, and the branch with the largest number of donors will have bragging rights until next year’s blood drive. The winning branch also will be recognized at MTSU’s Nov. 7 “Salute to Veterans and Armed Services” football game. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon via email for a free haircut from SportsClips as thanks. To make an appointment to donate, use the American Red Cross Blood app or text “BLOODAPP” to 9099. Walk-in donors also are welcome.

The 27th Annual Motlow College Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 at noon at the Bear Trace Golf Course at Tims Ford State Park. The tournament is a four-person scramble. The cost to participate is $115 per person or $450 per team. Each player registration includes green fees, cart rental, mulligans, lunch, snacks, drinks and a goody bag.  Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. All proceeds from the tournament benefit student scholarships at Motlow State. Contact the Motlow College Foundation office at (931) 393-1543 or MotlowFoundation@mscc.edu to register.

Live MTSU Webinar “Uncle Sam Can’t Count” will be presented by author and economic history professor Dr. Burt Folsom from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The free Zoom webinar is hosted by the Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University. Attendees must register online to participate. Email peri@mtsu.edu for information.

The 12th Annual Hammer Down for Habitat Motorcycle Poker Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 19. Motorcycle riders will ride more than 100 miles from Habitat for Humanity in Murfreesboro. The event raises funds to build affordable housing for Rutherford County families in need. Registration is at 8 a.m., riders start out at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per rider and $15 per passenger. For information go to www.rchfh.org/hammer-down/.

Live MTSU Webinar “Reforming Policing in Tennessee” will be presented by Washington Post columnist and author Radley Balko from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The free Zoom webinar is hosted by the Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University. Attendees must register online to participate. Email peri@mtsu.edu for information.

Live MTSU Webinar “Being Mayor During COVID-19” will be presented by Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, also known as WWE champion wrestler Kane, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. The free Zoom webinar is hosted by the Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University. Attendees must register online to participate. Email peri@mtsu.edu for information.

The 2020 TSSAA Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. Tickets will be made available on the TSSAA.org website.

The Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church Food Pantry, located at 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd. in Murfreesboro, is open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon.  Due to COVID-19, the food pantry is currently setting up outside on those days. Call the church office at (615) 893-1843 for information.

Deadline for the community calendar is Thursday prior to publication. To submit items for the calendar, e-mail them to news@murfreesboropost.com. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Murfreesboro Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

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