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Sixteenth Annual Apples for Sight sponsored by the Murfreesboro Lions Club will be held through Nov. 7.   The Club is taking $100 donations for a big box (approximately 28-30 pounds) of a new crop of Gala apples. The proceeds support Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and for an MTSU scholarship for a blind student. Call (615) 896-1007 or (740) 405-3621 to order. The apples will be delivered locally between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7.  Make checks payable to Murfreesboro Lions Club. For information contact Jonelle Prince at (615) 896-1007.

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 Nov. 4-5 in Nashville. Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s program advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and homes for the aged in Rutherford County. Those interested in assisting have until Monday, Oct 19 to contact the program by sending an email to cindy.rudolph@mchra.com or by calling (615) 850-3918.

Pet Adoption & Welfare Services (PAWS) shelter is looking for foster volunteers to give care to kittens and puppies outside the shelter, reducing their chances of coming in contact with illnesses or diseases until they are at a healthy state and age to come back to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and placed up for adoption. For more information about becoming a foster volunteer, contact the shelter at (615) 898-7740, visit the shelter during business hours or go to www.Paws.rutherfordcountytn.gov/volunteer.html for the application and enrollment instructions.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at New Vision Baptist Church, 1750 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment, use the free Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Rutherford County Retired Teachers’ Association will have a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Alan Farley, Administrator of Rutherford County Elections, is scheduled to be the guest speaker with a program entitled “All You Need to Know for Voting in the November Election.” For information contact mmmerrill4@gmail.com.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m.-noon at Middle Tennessee Christian School, 100 East MTCS Rd. in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment, use the free Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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.

Rutherford County Isaiah 117 House Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Indian Hills Golf Club, 405 Calumet Trace in Murfreesboro. Lunch is at noon and a shotgun start will be held at 1 p.m. Golfers can pre-register at www.isaiah117house.com/golf. Make sure that the Rutherford County course is selected as the golf tournament is happening all across Tennessee. Isaiah 117 House provides clean clothes, blankets and toys for children who are removed from their home and awaiting placement in foster care.

The Wesley Foundation of Middle Tennessee Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. The event starts with lunch at noon followed by golf at 1 p.m. Registration is $60 per person and includes lunch. Team registration is $240 for a four-person team. For information go to tinyurl.com/WesleyGolf.

La Vergne’s Goblins and Goodies at the Park will be held Saturday, October 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr. For information call the Parks and Rec office at (615) 793-3224.

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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