Community Calendar

The 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and Half-Marathon will be postponed until the fall because of the pandemic, race organizers announced. The race had been scheduled for April 24-25. Because Nissan Stadium is a key venue for the event, the new race date is dependent on the Tennessee Titans home schedule and the date will be confirmed after the NFL schedule is announced.

Special Kids is asking for donations of required equipment, including surgical masks, for its staff. Any person, business, church congregation or organization is encouraged to reach out to Special Kids by calling (615) 890-1003. Murfreesboro-based Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Murfreesboro on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2-7 p.m., World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Highway. To make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Smyrna on Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gold’s Gym Smyrna, 567 S. Lowry St. To make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Webb School’s orchestra classes will perform in concert with Mark Wood in a free event on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Barton Athletic Center. Registration is required at http://events.webbschool.com/strings. For information, call (931) 389-5703.

Free Photography Basics Classes will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from February-August at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 9. Murfreesboro photographer Gale Stoner will be the class instructor. The classes will be offered online via Zoom and require advance registration. To register, go to https://brentwoodphotographygroup.org/photography-basics/ and click on the “Register Here” link. The classes will cover topics such as getting to know your camera, basics of composition, digital photo processing and how to shoot landscapes, flowers and sports.

The La Vergne X-Stream Squad will meet on the second Saturday of each month from 8:30–11:30 a.m. to help clean litter out of La Vergne waterways. The city will provide snacks, water and safety gear for volunteers, who are asked to wear a pair of muck-boots or waders. To register go to https://www.hon.org/opportunity/a0C1H00001omcjTUAQ.

The Smyrna Event Center, located at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, has reopened Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The lunch buffet, including dessert and a drink, is $12 ($11 for military members or seniors). For information, call (615) 459-4444.

Tennessee State Parks have partnered with Arrive Outdoors to rent equipment for hiking, backpacking, camping, winter recreation and other outdoor activities. Arrive Outdoors ships gear via FedEx to any viable address, including participating Walgreens, hotels and vacation rentals. The company does not ship directly to state parks. For information go to https://tnstateparks.com/.

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, or go to www.Paws.rutherfordcountytn.gov/volunteer.html for the application and enrollment instructions.

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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