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 Diary of Anne Frank will be performed June 28-30 at Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Highway in Smyrna. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the door or through Tickets Nashville.

Stars and Stripes Celebration featuring the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra to honor the military will be held Friday, June 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro. Current military personnel and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform. Food trucks will be available.

The 70th Blackman Barbecue hosted by the Blackman Community Club will be held Friday, June 28 from 5-8 p.m. at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike in Murfreesboro. Barbecue will be provided by “Slick Pig.” Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids. All proceeds go toward scholarships, playground, Atlas backpack, building maintenance and other community service projects by the Blackman Community Club. For information, contact

Pet Treat Tasting will be held Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company, 513 Nolan Dr. in Smyrna. The event is free and pets can sample variety of treats available at Tractor Supply Company. For information, contact the Smyrna Tractor Supply at (615) 459-0225.

 “Enchantment Under the Sea” 1950s dance with music from Good Rockin’ Tonight will be held Saturday, June 29 from 7-10 p.m. at Hop Springs Beer Park, 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro. Prizes will be given for best outfits, best dancers and even king and queen of the dance. Tickets are $12.50 presale and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at

Hope Malory and Darcy Flynn will have a book signing on Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Malory and Flynn will be signing and selling copies of their books, “Wildfire and Roses”.

The Woman’s Club of Murfreesboro will hold its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering on Saturday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m. at Tasty Table, 215 N. Church St. This fundraiser benefits the continued preservation efforts for this historic home. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at For information contact Juanita Greer at

First La Vergne Block Party will be held Saturday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr. There will have food trucks, face painting, live music and bounce houses. The La Vergne Police Department and Fire Department will also be on hand to talk about safety and to demonstrate their equipment.

Holloway High School Open House and Block Party will be held Thursday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the high school at 619 South Highland Ave. in Murfreesboro. Tours of the campus and interviews with faculty and staff will be available, with face painting and food trucks. For information contact Monica White at

The Primitive Quartet will perform at Hillview Baptist Church on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the church located at 3113 Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For information call 615-893-3578.

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

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.

Deadline for the community calendar is Thursday prior to publication. To submit items for the calendar, e-mail them to 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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