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Mentors are needed in Rutherford County to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2020. Mentors spend one hour a month assisting students as they transition from high school to college. Potential mentors must be 21 years of age, are subject to a background check and complete a one hour training. For information or to apply, go to www.tnachieves.org or contact tnAchieves Deputy Director of Outreach Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or graham@tnachieves.org.  

The Long Term Care Ombudsman program in Middle Tennessee is getting ready for volunteer certification training. The program provides advocacy for residents in long-term care facilities. Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16-hour in-house training. The next training session will be held Nov. 6-7 in Nashville. Those interested in assisting have until Monday, Oct. 21 to contact the program by sending an email to crudolph@mchra.com or by calling (615) 850-3918. 

Murfreesboro City League Youth Basketball registration will be held through Friday, Nov. 15.  Players who are between the ages of 5 and 17 by Dec. 31, 2019, are eligible. Sign-ups are Monday through Friday at: Sports*Com; Patterson Community Center; McFadden Community Center; and Barfield Main Office. Sign-ups will also be available every Saturday in October at Sports*Com. Practice will begin in December and games will start in January. The fee for each player is $75. For information contact the Athletics Division at (615) 907-2251 or email athletics@murfreesborotn.gov.

Rutherford Arts Alliance First Juried Art Show will be held through Nov. 15 at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 111 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. The show includes pottery, sculpture, painting and jewelry. For information contact rucoartstn@gmail.com.

Tony Turnbow book signing will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Turnbow will be signing and selling copies of his book “Hardened to Hickory: the Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life”.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Friday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Gateway, 1272 Garrison Dr. in Murfreesboro. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.

Stop 22 Tour concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9-11 p.m. at Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Rd. in Murfreesboro. Scheduled performers include Sam Tate, Tyler Jay, Stephen Cochran and Sal Gonzalez. Proceeds benefit CommuniServe to help homecare for veterans. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or info@communiservenashville.org.

The African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County is sponsoring its 4th Annual Black Tie Affair on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Room of Middle Tennessee State University’s James Union building. A dinner theater will be presented this year. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children. For information contact dbless4@bellsouth.net or call (615) 995-2967.

A Soldier’s Child Foundation Celebrity Chip-In Golf Scramble will be held Monday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Stones River Country Club, 1830 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro. For information call (615) 220-1600.

Boots and Brews Benefit Party to raise awareness for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. (VIP Hour) and 6-9 p.m. (general admission) at Copper Ridge Event Venue, 3597 Betty Ford Rd. in Murfreesboro. To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com or contact Kara Mischke at kmischke@dvpshelter.org.

2019 Pen Pal Author Heidi Heilig will be at Linebaugh Public Library on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library. Her books include For Muse of Fire, The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time. The event is free and open to the public. Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro.

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center Fall Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Cedar Crest Golf Club, 7972 Mona Rd. in Murfreesboro. Participants will play in a four-person scramble to compete for prizes from Cedar Crest and other local businesses. Players will also receive lunch. Registration is $600 per team of four or $150 per individual. For information or to register, go to specialkidstn.com/golfclassic.

The Cynosport World Games Dog Agility Championships will be held Oct. 23-27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304B W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. Events on Oct. 26-27 will be held for local dogs to participate. Parking is $5 per car. For information go to cynosport.com.

Rutherford County Library System’s Halloween ComicFest will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at all library branches. Visitors will receive free comic books and candy. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Smyrna Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. (worship service begins) until 1:30 p.m. face painting, balloon animals and sports activities. For information go to abidingfaith.org.

The Fiber in the Boro fall fiber festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. There are expected to be food trucks and more than 70 vendors. There is no admission charge, but there is a fee for classes. For information go to fiberintheboro.com.

11th Annual Frost Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 a.m. at Stones River Country Club, 1830 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro. The event is a benefit for CASA of Rutherford County and Parks Christmas for Children. Entry fee is $35 per runner or $125 for a family of four. Register online at Fleet Feet Murfreesboro. For information call (615) 494-3141 or (615) 574-7352.

Tennessee Trails Association Murfreesboro chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Barfield Park Wilderness Station. For information go to www.tennesseetrails.org.

Prevention of Child Abuse, Murfreesboro Exchange Club meets for dinner each Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at Through The Grapevine restaurant. Membership is open to those interested in the prevention of child abuse.  For information email Don at wrightdontn@gmail.com.

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.

Sons of the American Revolution - Stones River Chapter meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of 219 Broad Street Mixed Cuisine Restaurant at 219 Broad St. in Murfreesboro. Membership is open to male descendants of ancestors who fought in or supported the cause of the American Revolution. Guests are welcome. For information, go to www.SAR.org or email stonesriver.tnsar@gmail.com.

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.

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