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


click to enlarge

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.

CLICK TO ENLARGE
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

Games

Games. Games for you and your kids. Games for everyone. All of these games are at the next Family Gaming event at the Smyrna Public Library.

This coming Saturday at 2 AM - 4 PM

Come to Smyrna Public Library and enjoy time with friends and family while playing games. There will be board games and a Wii U. All ages welcome. No registration required.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saturday Fun

Our community friend to the south has a great family event planned for this coming weekend. The 41st Annual Pioneer Days will be happening this coming Saturday and you are invited, and it is free to enter. Free family fun is good all the way through.



Wacky Wednesday

Another wacky Wednesday for those with kids.

Wacky Wednesday
April 26th
Join us at the Smyrna Library for a Wacky Wednesday program, facilitated by SOAC… you just never know what
you’ll be doing until you walk in the door! Hint: Sprouts come out!
Location: Smyrna Library 400 Enon Springs Rd.
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
No Registration Required Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for more information. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RECOGNIZE THESE THEFT SUSPECTS?


The pictured man and woman are suspected of stealing lottery tickets and other items from area convenience stores in Smyrna and Murfreesboro. They may be driving a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu. Anyone who may recognize these suspects is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours at (615) 267-5434.







Monday, April 17, 2017

National Walk at Lunch Day

Not all events are for the kids. Sometimes a stroll through the park can be for adults

National Walk at Lunch Day 
April 26th
Come out during your lunch break to for a stroll in the park on National Walk at Lunch Day.
We’ll meet in Gregory Mill Park at the big red shelter.
Location: Gregory Mill Park Time: 12:15pm-12:45pm
Contact patrick.carroll@townofsmyrna.org for more information. No Registration Required. 

Learn to protect yourself

A local event is scheduled to help you learn to defend yourself. A good skill to know, This is put on by the Smyrna Police Department.

RAD - Women's Self-Defense Class
We are hosting a self-defense class for women only. The dates for the class are May 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. The entire 12 hour class is broken down into 4 separate 3 hour sessions that will begin at 6 pm and end at 9 pm each night. Anyone interested in attending this class should contact Sgt. Bobby Gibson via email bobby.gibson@townofsmyrna.org or by phone 615-459-9742, ext .2536.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This sounds like fun

How can something with dancers and bagpipes NOT be fun. I'll admit the trip to Nashville might turn you off, but it is free, and sounds like fun.

A Celtic Celebration 
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall 
2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212
Contact: Christine Claffey
Email: christine.claffey@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 6153227508
Website: http://blair.vanderbilt.edu
Audience: Free and Open to the Public

Crystal Plohman Wiegman, director
A special afternoon celebrating the Scottish and Irish roots of some of our favorite music. Blair students and faculty come together with local dance troupes, pipers, singers and fiddlers and more for an unforgettable spring festival!
This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance.

Camping

This is an event for the whole family. Come one, come all.

Family Campfire
April 29th
Join the SOAC staff around the campfire for fun songs, good stories and yummy s’mores!
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive –
Firepit located behind the Green Building
Cost: $2 per person.
Registration suggested through Community Pass.
Food is first come, first serve.
Contact courtney.morgan@townofsmyrna.org for more information
EVENT IS CANCELLED IF IT RAINS.

They had me at S'Mores.

Friday, April 14, 2017

An event for all ages

This sounds like a fun event for all ages in your family.

Sips and Stokes Ladies Night Out
April 28th
Attention all Moms, Daughters, and Granddaughters! Come enjoy a night out at the Smyrna Depot and paint a picture that you can take home. All your supplies will be included!
Location: Smyrna Train Depot 98 Front Street. Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $10 Registration required through community pass.
Contact emily.morris@townofsmyrna.org for more information
I worry about posting events that have a cost over a movie ticket, but this seems like a good exception to the rule. I know in life money is always short, so I post with that in mind.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Help the SPD


Preschool program

This is a hint down the line, but I want to give you time to pre-register so you will not miss it. Enjoy

Preschool Program
Rain Shower Safari 
April 27th
Rain, rain, don’t go away! We will have a blast investigating why water is so important!
Location: Hilltop Rosenwald Community Building, 565 Mason Tucker Dr.
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Ages: 3-5
Registration REQUIRED through Community Pass
Contact miranda.pewitt@townofsmyrna.org for more information. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Summer Swim Lessons

Swim lessons will be Monday - Friday, 8:00am-8:45am and you should register early to get in the program.


June 5th –9th
June 12nd - 16th
June 26th-30th
July 10th - 14th
July 17th - 21st
July 24th - 28th
July 31st - August 4th
August 7th - 11th (Ages 4 & under)
August 14th-18th (Evening Class 4pm-5pm)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Have no desire to cook an Easter meal for yourself?

The Easter Sunday Buffet at the Smyrna Event Center might be what you desire if you want to simplify Easter,

Smyrna Event Center
Easter Sunday Buffet
Sunday, April 16th    11:00am - 2:00pm

MENU
Carved Roast “Prime Rib” of Beef au jus;
Sugar Cured Virginia Pit Ham;
Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb with mint jelly;
Lightly glazed "Teriyaki Chicken Breast Tenderloins;
Southern fried "Catfish Filets" with hushpuppies and tartar sauce;
Cheese Stuffed Manicotti in Marinara Sauce with Baked Mozzarella

Sautéed Tuscan Vegetables with Pesto Garnish
Creamy Saffron Infused Risotto with Sweet Marsala Wine
Parmesan and Herb Roasted Baby Brussel Sprouts
Parsley Buttered New Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets with Smoked Cheddar Sauce

Carve Your Own Fresh Baked Breads and Whipped Butter Medley

Super Dessert Bar
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Warm Triple Chocolate Cobbler
Apple Brown Betty with Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping
Sweet Georgia Peach Cobbler
Make Your Own Strawberry Shortcake – Ice Cream Sundaes

Beautiful Springtime Salad Bar
Standard Beverage Service
with Lemonade and Fruit Punch Included

$18.95 Adults (Tax and Gratuity is Included)
Children 6-12: "Half-Price"
Children 5 and Under:  FREE!

Make Your Reservations Today: (615) 459-4444

Friday, April 7, 2017

Summer camps in Smyrna

Now is the time to start planning where to send your children this summer. No. Siberia is NOT an option. Possibly deserved, but not allowed. These local camps are allowed.




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A smile that needs a home.

That's right! There's plenty Adopt-a-bulls at PAWS now!
Contact 615-898-7740 for more info or message us here. All available, adoptable pets can be viewed at www.Paws.rutherfordcountytn.gov.


Easter egg hunt nearby

There is a nice Easter Egg hunt in our neighborhood community in LaVergne scheduled

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Grab your basket and head to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8. The La Vergne Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event starting at 10:00 a.m. prompt. “There will be more than 10,000 eggs this year including three golden grand prize eggs,” said Event Coordinator Julie Wilson. “The actual Easter Egg Hunt lasts only a few minutes so we want kids to get their early so they won’t miss it.” The hunt is open to ages 11 and under. There will be three age divisions with three grand prize golden eggs for newborn to age four, ages five to seven, and ages eight to 11 years old. Parents will not be allowed on the field for children ages five and up. The Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance at the event which is being held at Veteran Memorial Park, located at 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 615-793-3224

All the hunts

Here is a great list of Easter Egg hunts near us. Enjoy


Murfreesboro Citywide Easter Egg Hunt

Citywide Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15
Children of all ages will enjoy this hunt. Participants will hunt for eggs and then exchange them for prizes at our egg-change booth. Age-appropriate hunts will be offered repeatedly throughout the event, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance. In addition, there will be carnival-style games and a visit from the Easter Bunny.


Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Richard Siegel Community Park
Address: 515 Cherry Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Easter Eggstravaganza

Another local Easter event for those interested.

Saturday, April 15 at 10 AM - 2 PM



Join us Easter Weekend for 
Games, Crafts & A Special Visit 
from The Easter Bunny!
Don't miss our Annual Easter Egg Hunt with 5 GOLDEN EGGS*

Children 12 and under: $5.00

Adults: Free!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Who’s Blue At The Zoo?

A fun event, and register early so you don't miss the fun.

Who’s Blue At The Zoo?

April 13th Preschool Program
The sky is blue; some flowers are blue – but who is BLUE at the zoo? Check out animals that have blue coloring;
make a blue craft, and sample some blue food!
Location: Hilltop Rosenwald Community Building , 565 Mason Tucker Dr. Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration REQUIRED through Community Pass. Ages: 3-5
Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for more information

***THEFT***

***THEFT***




Take a look at the trailer pictured in this post. It was stolen from a local business on 3/23/17. It is a 22 foot, double axle car hauler. When it was taken, it was red and had the word “Challenger” on the side. It also has a large box mounted to the front. If anyone has seen it or has any information on it’s whereabouts, please contact Det. Jason Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org

A night of good music

This is a nice night to schedule a trip to Murfreesboro for some quality music.

Come hear the Wind Ensemble perform on Thursday April 6 at 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane! Featuring our very own Dr. Michael Arndt and Sandy Arndt, this concert is sure to impress!


04/06/17 7:30 p.m. MTSU Wind Ensemble at First United Methodist Church, Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN

Admission is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Free quality music

For those with a desire for the true classics of music, the Stones River Chamber Players is putting on a good show for you in Murfreesboro, and it is free. I like free.

Stones River Chamber Players
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hinton MUSIC Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus and are free and open to the public. 
April 10 
Alberto Ginastera: Duo for Flute and Oboe, Op. 13
Deanna Little, flute; Laura Ann Ross, oboe 
Liduino Pitombeira: Urban Birds for Sax, Cello, and Piano
Paula Van Goes, saxophone, Christine Kim, cello; Arunesh Nadgir, piano 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452
Laura Ann Ross; oboe; Todd Waldecker, clarinet; Gil Perel, bassoon; Angela Deboer,horn; Arunesh Nadgir, piano

April 5th Wacky Wednesday

Another great regularly scheduled event from the good people at Smyrna Parks and rec.

April 5th Wacky Wednesday
Join us at the Smyrna Library for a FREE, Wacky Wednesday program, facilitated by SOAC… you just never know
what you’ll be doing until you walk in the door! Hint: Skeleton Keys
Location: Smyrna Library 400 Enon Springs 
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
No Registration Required Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for more information. 

Two chances to learn

There are two chances for educational purposes to protect yourself.

The first is in LaVergne.

Women’s Awareness and Response class
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
The class is called Women's Awareness and Response (W.A.R). It will instruct the student on the basic format of how to escape and evade. To sign up call (615) 287-8618. 
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Board Room
Address: 5093 Murfreesboro Road
La Vergne, TN 37086
Cost: Free
There is a limited number of openings, so please decide early to attend, and register.

The other is here in Smyrna, put on by the Smyrna Police Department.

RAD - Women's Self-Defense Class 
We are hosting a self-defense class for women only. The dates for the class are May 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. The entire 12 hour class is broken down into 4 separate 3 hour sessions that will begin at 6 pm and end at 9 pm each night. Anyone interested in attending this class should contact Sgt. Bobby Gibson via email bobby.gibson@townofsmyrna.org or by phone 615-459-9742, ext .2536.

I will post a reminder in a few weeks for the Smyrna event as it does occur in May.



Friday, March 31, 2017

Grand Opening announced

My wife and I have been to the Habitat store in Nashville several times. This is a great addition to the offerings in Smyrna.

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is excited to announce the Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting of their second Habitat ReStore in Rutherford County on Friday, April 21, in time to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, and the store's commitment to recycling items that can be reused and repurposed. The new store is located in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center at 413 Nissan Blvd, Smyrna and will start accepting donations on Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Regular store hours will be Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. They will also offer pick-up services for large items.

What is a community pass?

I belatedly noticed that Smyrna was using the Community Pass System to register for local events that administer. I had not heard of it, so I went to check it out.

https://register.communitypass.net/reg/index.cfm

Community Pass is your resource for registering to programs and activities within your community. To begin start by typing the name of the Community or Organization for which you wish to register.

Type ONLY 'Smyrna', and the auto pull down will show "Smyrna, Town of, TN"...if you quickly type in 'Smyrna Tennessee' it will not let you go forward...at least it would not allow me.

Then you create an account and register for local events.

This sounds like a lot of fun

I normally don't do Murfreesboro outside of their free movie nights, but this sounds like enough fun that I figured it was worth it.

Underwater Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8
The Aquatics division would like to invite you to come take part in our one-of-a-kind Underwater Egg Hunt. Eggs aren’t just under cabbage leaves anymore! Help us gather all the eggs off the pool floor. There will be eggs to be found by all and even a few golden eggs for those who really search! Make sure to bring a bag or basket to hold your eggs while you are on your egg-hunting adventure in the water! Ages: 2 years to 9 years

Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Details: Registration begins 1:00 p.m./ Jump for Ages 2-5 1:30 p.m./ Jump for Ages 6-9 1:45 p.m. Free swim and egg hunt water fun until 3:00 p.m.
Location: Patterson Park Community Center
Address: 521 Mercury Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-893-7439
Email: Carrie Clemmons
cclemmons@murfreesborotn.gov

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit

For those with a need there is a local health resource available for you in April.

Ministry in Motion, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit, is a part of Saint Thomas' mission to help serve the poor and improve the health of disadvantaged individuals and communities. It exists to help provide healthcare to individuals who can not afford it. A faith based institution, Saint Thomas is driven by its Christian principles to help serve those in need.
Ministry in Motion is in service 4 – 5 days a week. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Kathy Ferrell at kathy.ferrell@sth.org or call (615) 631-7739. 
MOBILE HEALTH UNIT SCHEDULE 
April 2017
Tuesday, April 11th, Smyrna Middle, 9 – 4
Tuesday, April 25th, Smyrna Middle, 9 – 4 
Guidance Center (behavioral counseling and support for children and adults)
Wednesday, April 5th, Smyrna Middle,  8 – 12
Wednesday, April 26th, Smyrna Middle, 8 – 12

EASTER!

Don't forget to take time for the local Easter Egg Hunt. This is put on by the Smyrna Fire and Police Departments.



April 8th at 1pm at Lee Victory Recreational Football Fields

Be on the lookout for

This might be the first crime I have posted about here on This is Smyrna that involves vandalism and cooking oil.





On Sunday 3/26/17 a vandalism occurred in the parking lot of the strip mall at the corner of Rocksprings Road and Old Nashville Hwy. The suspects pulled into a parking space in front of the Stop and Shop Tobacco store, then proceeded to dump a large quantity of cooking oil onto the parking lot surface. The vandalism has caused the oil to be tracked across the parking lot, and into all the surrounding business, producing a slippery surfaces and hazardous conditions. The suspects are a black male and female. The suspect vehicle is a gray Kia Soul. The male suspect goes into the Stop and Shop Tobacco store after dumping the oil and is captured on security video. Anyone having information are asked to contact Detective Stephen Hannah
615-267-5146 or stephen.hannah@townofsmyrna.org

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Purple Paws for PurrEver Love Cat Rescue

A local event for the sake of animals...and wine.


Let's Make Wine will be hosting Purple Paws Animal Charity's monthly fundraising event for specific Animal projects. We pick a Rutherford county based project or animal to help. We will take requests for where our assistance as needed. Animals may be Service, Domestic, or Wild to help. For sponsorship opportunities please email us at PurplePawsTn@gmail.com or call 615-530-0551. There will be a limited amount of sponsors per event to maximize exposure. These events are created to bring awareness, networking, and socializing to those who enjoy good wine, good people, and a love for animals. $20 at the door, wine samples and light apps provided.

Tuesday, April 4 at 5 PM - 7 PM
109 E Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

A little about PurrEver Love Cat Rescue:

We are a non-profit cat rescue located in Murfreesboro TN. Message us to donate or to find your own PurrEver love!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This sounds tasty. sorry for the pun.

March 31st What does it eat?
Carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, oh my! Animal lovers will especially enjoy this program. The whole
family will have a chance to interact with live animals and learn about what they eat. All ages welcome.

Location: Smyrna Assembly Hall, 110 Front Street Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Cost: FREE
Registration is not required, but an RSVP email is appreciated!
Contact miranda.pewitt@townofsmyrna.org.

Movies at the library

At the local branch of the Linebaugh Library System  you have a chance to view one heck of a movie.


Smyrna Movie Night (in space)
Thursday, April 6
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for a showing of a recent film about a ragtag team of space rebels on a quest to steal secret plans!

Come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize!

Popcorn and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own snacks!

Thursday is busy

March 30th Preschool Program „TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK‟ DAY
Spring is here! We‟ll take a color walk to spy what‟s new in nature.
Make-and-take spotters help us focus on what‟s crawling, growing, or flying in our park!

Location: Hilltop-Rosenwald Park, 565 Mason-Tucker Drive Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration Required Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for more information.


March 30th Chess in the Park
Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Smyrna‟s Outdoor Adventure Center invites you to learn
how. There is no age limit and no experience is needed. This event is free of charge and

EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ARE WELCOMED.
Location: Sharp Springs Park, Patty King O’Connor Shelter Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact patrick.carroll@townofsmyrna.org for more information

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Plan for fun this coming Wednesday

“WACKY WEDNESDAY”
Join us at the Smyrna Library for a „WACKY WEDNESDAY‟ program…it‟s wacky because you just never know what
you‟ll be doing until you walk in the door! Hint for this Wednesday‟s program is “Use Clues!”
Facilitated by the SOAC.

Location: Smyrna Library, 400 Enon Springs Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Free of charge Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for questions

Monday, March 27, 2017

Help the Smyrna Police

RECOGNIZE THIS THEFT/FRAUD SUSPECT?


The pictured suspect used the victim’s credit card for over $350 in purchases. He was seen leaving in a dark colored minivan. If anyone has information or can help identify him, please contact Det. Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org.

Tomorrow!

This sounds like a great activity for the youths in your life.


March 28th Easy Engineering 
Engineering is a great way to be creative! The hands-on challenges will develop problem solving skills and encourage participants to discover how things work. 
Location Hilltop-Rosenwald Community Building,
565 Mason Tucker Dr.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages: 8 – 16 and families.
Contact courtney.morgan@townofsmyrna.org for more information.

Family Safety Expo

Family Safety Expo

In conjunction with the 2017 PrepareAthon! Event, the Town of Smyrna is hosting a Family Safety Expo. On Saturday, April 1st, from 9am - 3pm, you'll learn ways to protect your family and keep them safe. Have Fun! Learn! Be Prepared! Admission is FREE for this event at the Smyrna Event Center (100 Sam Ridley Parkway)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Doing some police catch up

The following numerous people have been seen gracing the FaceBook page for the Smyrna Police Department. Take a moment and see if you can help them

The following suspect entered Target in Smyrna on two different occasions and pushed out a TV without paying for them. He was seen getting into a dark colored SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer. This vehicle was driven by a second suspect. If anyone can identify the suspect or has information on this case, contact Detective Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org.




The pictured individuals are believed to be responsible for an auto burglary as well as the fraudulent use of a credit card. A vehicle was burglarized and damaged at Planet Fitness. A short time later, the victim’s card was used to purchase over $500.00 worth of merchandise at Publix. The suspects were driving a small, late model white sedan, possibly a Buick Verano. Both of these crimes happened in Smyrna on 3/1/17.
We realize that these photos are less than ideal, however if anyone can provide information or identify either of these suspects, contact Det. Jason Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org
Smyrna Police reminds citizens to keep valuable items out of view while parking their vehicles.




On March 21, 2017 two suspects entered Darlin’s bar and grill located at 1203 Hazelwood Drive. The suspects took an ATM machine and cash from within the business. Anyone who may have information as to the identity of the two suspects or where the vehicle may be located is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434.





AND OUR FINAL INDIVIDUALS ARE.......(drum roll).......


RECOGNIZE THESE THEFT SUSPECTS?
On March 16th, a customer of the Shell Station on President's Place unknowingly dropped his wallet in the doorway. The pictured man and woman began to enter the business. The woman picked up the wallet and placed it in her purse. They left the store and drove away in a black Jeep Cherokee (pictured). Anyone who may be able to identify the man and woman is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours at (615) 267-5434.