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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Fire Academy. The six weeks course will take place on Tuesday nights from 5:30 pm-9:00 pm beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students will graduate Nov. 12. Completing the academy has no bearing on employment with the City or MFRD. Must be 18 or older to apply. The cost of the class is $35.00. Class size is limited and the deadline for application submission is Sept. 1. Applications can be obtained For more information, contact Shan Womack at 615-801-4495.

Garden Club Petite Design program and workshop presented by the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and District 11 will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m.-noon at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. The cost is $27 for the fundraiser that will benefit garden clubs in the community. Certified Master Flower Judge of National Garden Clubs Anna Burns of Griffin, Ga., will lead the program. For information contact Carol Hackney at carol.hackney8@gmail.com.

Light Up the Night event will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Oaklands Mansion. Attendees are asked to wear white attire. Tickets are available at cacrutherford.org. For information call (615) 867-9000.

The University of Tennessee and the UT Institute of Agriculture will host a public comment session to discuss the reunification of the UTIA with the university will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Lane Agri Park Community Center Building, 315 John R. Rice Blvd. in

Village Crest Family Dental will offer free dental services on Friday, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at 315 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. Cleanings and extractions will be provided. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to one per person. For information, call (615) 220-3440 or go to www.FreeDentistryDay.org.

The 26th Motlow College Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 13 at noon at The Bear Trace at Tims Ford State Park. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $115 per person or $450 per team and includes greens fees, cart, mulligans and lunch. For information call (931) 393-1543.

17th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry presented by the Smyrna Rotary Club honoring military nurses will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Contour Aviation Hangar at Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Rd. For information contact (615) 459-2651 or www.wofsmyrna.com.

The City Schools Foundation’s Back to School Dash 5K/10K will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. at Overall Creek Elementary, 429 Otter Trail in Murfreesboro. Participants can walk or run. Early bird registration is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Online registration ends on Sept. 12. Sign-ups will be accepted the morning of the race before 6:30 am.

The Rutherford County High School Meat Evaluation Team will hold a fundraising dinner “Meat Me In Denver,” featuring baked ham, vegetables, homemade rolls, dessert and drink on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Gathering at Milton, 12026 Milton St. in Milton, to help raise $4,000 for their expenses to the national competition. The buffet meal is $20. Seating times are available at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and go on sale Aug. 15. For tickets contact team members John Buryl Neely, Haylee Ferguson, Emily Nave, Kyle Benson or Jason Benson. For information contact Alanna Vaught at (615) 653-6018 or Patsy Weiler (615) 653-2069.

The annual Suicide Awareness Meeting sponsored by the FoundationEd Inc. and Rutherford County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 224 S. Maney Ave. Sarah Elmer of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will provide training about the warning signs of suicide and how to respond.

The annual Kittrell School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kittrell Elementary School.  All who graduated, attended or have an interest in the school are invited. Jerry Robinson, Class of 1960, will serve a lunch from Slick Pig at noon for $5. Following the lunch, the classes will be recognized.  

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.

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.

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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