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.





From our town council

Friday, March 24, 2017

Get rid of those old cans of paint

It is in Murfreesboro, but it is still a good thing to do.

Oil-Based Paint Collection

Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, March 25th from 8:00am – 11:00am at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. This collection is for households only. Oil-based paint is only considered minimally hazardous and is no longer accepted at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. This is in compliance with standards set by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

Latex paint, also called acrylic paint, will NOT be collected at this or any other event since it is not actually a hazardous material. Instead it is a nuisance waste that should be dried at home before disposing of in the regular trash. If it is not dried before disposal it will leak and splatter onto roads and cars during transport to the landfill. For more information on proper solidification and disposal methods please refer to the county website at www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/environmental and then click on the “Education” link. Flyers can also be mailed by calling (615) 542-4633.

Refer to the label to determine if paint is either latex or oil-based. The clean up process for latex paint is just soap and water, but the clean up for oil-based paint, also referred to as alkyd, requires solvents to clean brushes and rollers.

Click here to read even more information

For more information, please call either (615) 898-7739 or (615) 542-4633, or send an e-mail.

Town of Smyrna, Tennessee
315 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-2553

Activities to keep the youth busy for next week.

Spring Break Week Activities

March 27th - March 31st

The Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department along with the Outdoor Adventure Center will host fun family activities during spring break. The program is designed to encourage children to get out and enjoy our beautiful parks system. Parent are welcome to attend or drop your child off if you prefer.

Monday, March 27th
Leave No Trace - Bike Ride
Help us keep our parks clean and welcoming while joining us in a Leave No Trace park clean up event while enjoying a nice bike ride!

Location: Sharp Springs Park
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Contact Emily Morris for more information or if you have any questions

Tuesday, 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 Drive
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages 8-16 and families
Contact Courtney Morgan for more information or if you have any questions

Wednesday, March 29th
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 Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Contact Karen Hargrove for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, 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
Contact Karen Hargrove for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, 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, 311 Jefferson Pike
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Contact Patrick Carroll for more information or if you have any questions

Friday, 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 - Noon
Registration is not required, but an RSVP email is appreciated!
Contact Miranda Pewitt for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, March 23, 2017

There are 5 jobs listed for the Town government. A few are seasonal, but money is money.

Free is good, and can save a life.

The Town of Smyrna is offering a FREE CPR and AED Class at the 3rd Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday, April 1st. The Expo will be held at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. The class time is scheduled for 9:00am to 3:00pm. The class is limited to the first 75 registrations received.

Purpose
The American Red Cross CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Length: Course time will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Courses: The CPR/AED course being offered will consist of the following modules:

CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
AED (Adult/Child/Infant)
Certification Requirements

Attend all class sessions.
Participate in all course activities and successfully complete written examination.
Demonstrate proficiency in all required skills.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SPD could use your help

BURGLARY SUSPECT - NEED IDENTITIY
On January 24th, this person burglarized Blue Coast Burrito at approximately 4:48 am. The suspect left on foot and was caught on video as he passed the Asuka restaurant and Publix grocery store. The suspect is believed to be a white male. We realize the image quality is poor but we hope a delivery driver or anyone else may have seen this person leaving the area. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Allan Nabours at (615) 267-5434. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.