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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 www.beyondthebells.org. For information contact John Mitchell at JohnR.Mitchell@uss.salvationarmy.org 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 crudolph@mchra.com 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 https://www.mtsu.edu/eyh/.

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 www.tennesseetrails.org.

Remembering the Raid with Words & Music will be held Saturday July 13 at 10 a.m. at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. Volunteers and rangers from Stones River Battlefield will participate. Program includes self-guided tours of the mansion ($5 per person), a musket firing demonstration and a concert by Olde Towne Brass. Free shuttle service from Cannonsburgh Village to Oaklands Mansion will be available from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

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 Evenbrite.com. For information contact Juanita Greer at nitagreer@aol.com.

His Holy Hill Church’s free back-to-school bash will be held July 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 814 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro. There will backpacks filled with school supplies as well as food, including ice cream.

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 malonemo@rcschools.com

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 wejump@bellsouth.net

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 www.narfetn0834.org.

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 Palgroup.org 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 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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