Local Living: 5 Things to do This Week

1. Critter Encounters

WHAT: Meet the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (SOAC) animals and enjoy interactive, nature-based activities! This program is free to the public. Just check in at the front desk, and tell them you’re there for Critter Encounter!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

WHERE: Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, Smyrna

2. Cookies with Santa at Smyrna

WHAT: Come to Smyrna Public Library and share a snack with Santa! Pictures are welcome. Cookies will be provided by Lakeshore Christian Church (Smyrna Campus).

WHEN: Friday, December 20, 1:30pm – 4pm

WHERE: 400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna

3. Home Alone 1 & 2 Trivia


WHAT: Home Alone 1 and 2 Trivia is coming to Murfreesboro on December 19th at Party Fowl at 7pm!

Trivia is completely free to play! Top three teams receive gift cards for winning! Reservations are not accepted so arrive early to get a spot!

WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 7pm – 9pm

WHERE: Party Fowl Murfreesboro, 127 SE Broad St, Murfreesboro

4. Grinch Cookie & Mini Wood Workshop


WHAT: Check out this special DIY workshop with Sammie B’s Sweets! In addition to creating a personalized wood sign from their gallery, you will be treated to a hands-on demonstration on how to use 3 methods of applying royal icing to create a set of Grinch cookies. Each participant gets 6 cookies, step-by-step decorating instructions, and a copy of the recipe used in class. The provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step. Cost for a workshop is $68 for adults and pre-registration is required.

Register here.

WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 6pm – 9:30pm

WHERE: Board & Brush, 1500 Medical Center Parkway Suite 1E, Murfreesboro

5. Decorate a Gingerbread House at Gateway Island


WHAT: Join Parks & Rec for a great kid event just in time for Christmas. You will get creative and decorate Gingerbread houses loaded with fun and yummy candies. Please call 615-893-2141 to register & save your spot, space is limited. Class is $15 ( $5 + $10 supplies).

WHEN: Friday, Dec 20, 2pm – 4pm

WHERE: Gateway Island, 1875 W College St, Murfreesboro