Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nerdy Trivia at Smyrna Library

Trivia is coming!

Join us at Smyrna Public Library as people from all over the seven kingdoms come together for a battle of wits!

The winner will win a prize, fit for a Lannister!

Saturday, May 27 at 2 PM - 4 PM


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Turtles!

Turtles. Turtles. TURTLES! Turtle? Turtle. Turtle. turtle turtle turtle! TURTLE!!!!  May 20.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Event Reminder

There are still two more "All Around the World" events left, so if you have not gone yet, there is still time. Thursday May 18th and the 25th.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Help the Smyrna Police

The Smyrna Police Department needs help finding this suspect


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Beach Party

In Murfreesboro they are having a beach party on May 12th at 5pm and it is just made for kids. So schedule ahead and have fun.



It's here...well soon anyway.

I talked last year in November about a movie being shot locally about the All Saints' Episcopal Church. Well guess what will be showing soon in August. All Saints is going to be a great movie.

About All Saints
ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. 
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots. 
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people. 
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

Here is also a video that has been released about the leaders of the community and their struggles.



Theaters & Tickets
ALL SAINTS opens in theaters on August 25 and as we get closer to that date, we will have a full list of theaters, show times, and tickets available. For now, be sure to sign up to get the latest updates about ALL SAINTS.

Website news

Well it is pretty much official on my end. Unless disaster strikes, I will be moving to Murfreesboro in Mid-July. At that point, unless I can find someone to take over here, I will be shutting down and turning off the lights as I leave.

If there is someone that wishes to take up the site, I will repurchase a year for the internet page ThisisSmyrnatn.com (all this page does is redirect to the blogspot site) and transfer the ownership and free hosting over to you, I will assign you admin control of Thisissmyrnatn.blogspot.com and the two facebook pages connected with the site. I will also help you find the resources and such for information to share here.

It has been fun and I hope I have helped you connect to the many services and events that occur in Smyrna.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Free comics!

Our local Library is hosting Free Comic Book Day...and you are invited

Come to Smyrna Public Library and enjoy Free Comic Book Day! There will be free comics, crafts, games, refreshments, and more! Come dressed up as your favorite character. All ages welcome.

Saturday, May 6 at 9 AM - 4 PM
400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN



Grand Opening

The old Town Centre has been rebuilt into something so much more. They are having their official grand opening and you should drop by for the fun and to check out a new resource for our community.


Smyrna has released some information on the offerings at the center.


They also got rid of that darn English style 'Centre' spelling and is now using 'center'. My computer always underlined it as a misspelled word. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Quality Music

The Nashville symphony and Curb Youth Symphony is offering you a chance to hear some quality music. and it is FREE.  It is a trip to Nashville, but the cost, free, might make it worth the trip.

Side-by-Side Concert
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. 
SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER
PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Curb Youth Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

PROGRAM
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
Plus one additional work to be announced
Featuring some of Middle Tennessee’s most gifted young musicians, the Curb Youth Symphony joins forces with the Nashville Symphony to perform Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a work of genius that sounds every bit as astonishing today as it did two centuries ago.

A joint program of the Blair School of Music and the Nashville Symphony, Curb Youth Symphony is open by audition to local students in 8th through 12th grades. The Side-by-Side Concert is the culmination of their hard work over the past year and will also feature the still-to-be-announced 2017 Curb Concerto Competition winner.

Admission is FREE. Seating is general admission, and tickets will be available in the Main Lobby of Schermerhorn Symphony Center starting at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of the performance.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

American Girl Program at Smyrna

I'll admit. I have no idea what an American Girl Program is about, but you might, and you might want to go and check it out.

It is happening this week on Thursday and you and your American girls are invited.

American Girl Program at Smyrna
Thursday, May 4 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN


Music in a nearby park

There is a musical event being put on in Murfreesboro for the family. Who doesn't like a trip to the park...well me for one. Mosquitoes kills the fun, I must taste nice, but you might...have fun, not taste nice.

This coming Sunday in the early afternoon there will be a public performance. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenway (FOG) and you are invited.



Friday, April 28, 2017

Movies in the Park

Just a heads up on what is planned for the Movies in the Park this summer. These are put on by the good people at the Parks and Recreation department.


Jobs are good

The DNJ has some information on a lot of new job openings coming to Smyrna. Jobs are good, local jobs are better.

Three Smyrna auto parts suppliers for Nissan agreed to add a combined 520 jobs for tax breaks the Rutherford County Industrial Development Board provided Wednesday. 
The total investment from Federal-Mogul for 285 jobs, Topre America for 145 jobs and Steel Technologies for 90 jobs is about $142.4 million, according to documents provided to the IDB from Paul Latture, president of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Local event

Here is an event happening in Murfreesboro that has a good feel Rally feel about it.

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There will be a Rutherford Rally for the Big Payback at Cannonsburgh
BIG PAYBACK RUTHERFORD RALLY!
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
312 S Front St Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cannonsburg Village
The Big Payback Rutherford RALLY! Community Event! Wednesday, May 3, 11 a.m to 1 p.m, Cannonsburg Village in Murfreesboro for a festive lunch-break! In Celebration of this Big Payback day! Celebrating non-profit services and all they bring to the community! Join us for the excitement including live music, lunch food trucks, booths, give away, games and a Pep Rally at Noon! (In case of rain-cancelled)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All Arounf the World

I normally limit events that involve travel and a fee, but this one seems pretty interesting and educational. Murfreesboro is hosting an "All Around the World" program for the whole family. Educational and fun. A nice combination.



The schedule is for May 4, 11, 18, and the 25th of May. All Thursdays.

Make plans ahead of time and have some fun.

Monday, April 24, 2017

11 years ago

I did not know it had been 11 years.


HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES - 11 YEARS LATER
During the early morning hours of April 23, 2006, 2 year old Analyce Guerra went missing from her family's apartment. Numerous emergency service agencies and community members assisted Smyrna Police in a search for Analyce. 
On January 4th, 2008, the remains of Analyce's body were located in a wooded area in Murfreesboro. The medical examiner determined her death was the result of a homicide. 
Smyrna Police and the FBI continue to investigate this case and are still in search of information and leads. If anyone has information that could help us locate the person or persons responsible for Analyce's murder, please contact Detective Nabours at (615) 267-5434 or Detective Anderson at (615) 267-5433.

June will be busy

The Depot District Arts Fest is not just a one-off affair this summer. They have a full schedule of events as part of the fest that will be happening in June

Taste of Smyrna

Simply Smyrna Celebration

The Roundabout Music Series

Art Crawl

International Folk Dancing

Swing Dancing in the District

Mid Tn Film Fest

I will share with you flyers for the events as I come across them and will post reminders for the events just a few days ahead of them. June is going to be a busy and fun time in Smyrna this year.

Smyrna Arts

The Smyrna Depot District Art Fest/Art Crawl, is happening soon. This is put on by the good people on Town of Smyrna Arts Commission, Smyrna Artist Cooperative and Carpe Artista. You are invited to take part and to allow others to see your skills at work.


The submission period is April 30th through May 6th, so the time to start getting ready is now.

Friday, April 21, 2017

NEWS ALERT

Flash Flood Watch

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CDT SATURDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, BEDFORD, CANNON,
CHEATHAM, CLAY, COFFEE, CUMBERLAND, DAVIDSON, DE KALB, DICKSON, FENTRESS, GILES, GRUNDY, HICKMAN, HOUSTON,
HUMPHREYS, JACKSON, LAWRENCE, LEWIS, MACON, MARSHALL, MAURY, MONTGOMERY, OVERTON, PERRY, PICKETT, PUTNAM, ROBERTSON, RUTHERFORD, SMITH, STEWART, SUMNER, TROUSDALE, VAN BUREN, WARREN, WAYNE, WHITE, WILLIAMSON, AND WILSON.

* FROM 3 AM CDT SATURDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

* ONE, TO LOCALLY AROUND THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE. * WITH SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE, ADDITIONAL RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO RUNOFF RESULTING IN QUICK FLOODING OF ROADS, POOR DRAINAGE AREAS, LOW LYING LOCATIONS, ALONG WITH SECONDARY RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO QUICK FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS
A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED