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

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***

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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.