Holloway High School’s Fine Arts Night will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 4-6 p.m. at the high school located at 619 S. Highland Ave. in Murfreesboro. The public is invited. Demonstrations will include live performances, knitting, gardening and special effects makeup.

The 2019 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, to be held with the National Day of Prayer, will be held Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:15 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Tickets can be purchased online at or at Greenhouse Ministries.

JazzFest sponsored by Main Street Murfreesboro will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the downtown square in Murfreesboro. Admission to the event is free. The schedule on Saturday starts at 1 p.m. with the MTSU Jazz Ensemble. Six other groups will perform for one hour after that. Volunteers are needed to help with ticket sales, marketplace and stage assistance. For information about the event or volunteering, contact Main Street at

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will host an open house of the new Station 4 on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 1-4 p.m. The station is located at1321 Medical Center Pkwy. Chief Mark Foulks and other members of MFRD will be available to provide tours and answer questions about the station.

Sam Davis Masonic Lodge No. 661’s All-You-Care-To-Eat Pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, May 4 from 7-10 a.m. The lodge is located at 101 Mary Law Dr., off of Nissan Drive across from Planet Fitness in Smyrna. The cost is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Masonic Widows and Orphans Fund and the Sam Davis Lodge Fraternal Assistance program. For information call (615) 459-4576.

The Murfreesboro chapter of The Compassionate Friends will have a “Bereaved Mothers Tea” for mothers or grandmothers who are grieving the loss of a child or grandchild on Sunday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at Forest Oaks section 1 Clubhouse, 1002 East Northfield Blvd. in Murfreesboro. To RSVP or for information, call Cheryl at (615) 896-4343 or

Grief Share classes will be held through Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road. Classes are conducted by people who have experienced loss and want to use that to help others. Each class will consist of a 30-minute video addressing emotions created by loss, followed by discussion and sharing. Classes are free and are Scripturally based. For information, call (615) 986-2490.

Book signing with author Amy Anguish will be held Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-1 -p.m. at Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Anguish will be signing and selling copies of her books “Faith and Hope” and “An Unexpected Legacy”.

Murfreesboro AARP local Chapter #4599 will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the St. Clair Street Senior Center, 325 St. Clair St. in Murfreesboro. For information, contact the Senior Center at (615) 848-2550.

“Connections: A Senior Fair” hosted by St. Clair Senior Center, MGL Memorial Library and Patterson Park Community Center will be held on Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the community center, 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Senior-theme vendors will be present. The first 200 visitors will receive a free logo bag.

The Garden Lovers local garden club will have a plant sale on Friday, May 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 404 E. Main St. in Murfreesboro. Baked goods and artistic crafts will also be on sale. Proceeds will help the club continue its projects and charitable causes, which include herb gardens at Oaklands Mansion; the Maney Springs Native Plant Area at Oaklands near the wetlands; and planting at Tennessee State Veterans Home.

Free Day at Oaklands Mansion will be held Saturday, May 11 at the mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. Civil War re-enactments will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springhouse Theatre will have auditions for all roles for The Diary of Anne Frank on Sunday, May 12 (2-5 p.m.) and Monday, May 13 (6:30-9 p.m.) at Springhouse Theatre, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy. in Smyrna. Auditions will consist of a cold read and a one-minute monologue. For information, contact

Fifth Annual VA Hospice Ride hosted by Sumner County Motorcycle Riders will held on Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in Gallatin. The 100-mile ride will raise money for the veterans at the Alvin C. York campus in Murfreesboro. For information, call Shane Singleton at (615) 598-1536 or go to the group’s Facebook page.

The inaugural Top Gun Night Run 6k will be held on Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m. at Lee Victory Recreation Park in Smyrna. The 3.7-mile run will be chip-timed and USATF certified and limited to only 500 participants. All proceeds benefit the Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial. The $50 entry fee includes a T-shirt and a custom medal awarded at the finish line. For race information contact Marty Smith at 615-459-9742 ext. 2622.

Art Camp with Carli at Springhouse is now enrolling for June.  Art camps are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Students get instruction in acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels, polymer clay, paper mache', pencil and tie-dye. Art and friendships are made. Camps offered will be June 17-21 for first-fourth graders, and June 24-28 for grades 5 and older at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center. Registration fee of $100 covers all supplies. Brochures with registration forms may be downloaded from

Registration for Oaklands Mansion Summer Camp for Young Ladies is available. The camp will be held June 17-21. The camp is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-through Friday. Registration cost is $125 and must be received by June 10. Reservations can be made by calling Mary Beth Nevills at (615) 893-0022 or 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.

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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