Local Living: 5 Things to do This Week

1. Healing Field Flags of Remembrance

WHAT:  Continuing a ten-year tradition, the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro will host an inspiring formation of U.S. flags in tribute to our veterans, our military, and our personal heroes Memorial Day weekend. The Healing Field® Flags of Remembrance will again be held at 265 West Thompson Lane at the First United Methodist Church field.

A grassy field posted with hundreds of U.S. flags presents an unforgettable panorama of red, white and blue that has earned the description “healing” as part of its name. The memorial opened Saturday and remains open until 5 p.m. Monday, May 27. Flag sales, which can be dedicated to the memory of a living or deceased veteran, cancer survivor or anyone the buyer would like to recognize, will be made in advance of the event or on the last day after the closing ceremony.

Proceeds benefit the youth, community service and Americanism projects of the Noon Exchange Club whose National Project is the Prevention of Child Abuse, including its local outreach through The Family Center.

Phone to order flag or sponsor (volunteers needed please): 615-641-0121

Learn more here.

WHEN: Monday, May 27th, open until 5pm

WHERE: 265 West Thompson Lane at the First United Methodist Church Field

2. Memorial Day Madness

WHAT: If you want to spend the holiday in the pool, there are a couple of great options including Sport*com’s celebration. Enjoy a day of swimming, music, fun and prizes at Boro Beach this Memorial Day! The whole family is invited to attend. Cost ranges from $5-7 per person and cheaper for pass holders.

WHEN: Monday, May 27 from 10-4:30pm

WHERE: Sports*com Boro Beach, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro

3. The Sandlot

WHAT: Come watch this classic movie. A small popcorn and snack will be included with your movie ticket for only $5! Doors open at 9:00am and the movie starts at 10:00am.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 10am

WHERE: Premier 6, 810 NW Broad St Suite 200, Murfreesboro

4. 895 Fest

WHAT: WMOT presents the inaugural 895 Fest, May 31- June 1 at Hop Springs Beer Park. This two-day music festival celebrates WMOT’s 50 years on the radio in Murfreesboro and middle Tennessee.

Artists include: Rodney Crowell, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell, The War and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, McCrary Sisters, Mike Farris, Robbie Fulks, Lillie Mae, Rev. Sekou, Cordovas, Steve Poltz, Mandy Barnett, Sarah Potenza, Liz Brasher, Jason Ringenberg, Pat Byrne and Peterson Brothers.

Tickets for 895 Fest, via Eventbrite. WMOT members will enjoy a special all-access rate of $65. General admission tickets will be offered to the public for $120, and non-members have the option of purchasing a discounted 895 Fest ticket for $100 ($35 towards a tax-deductible, one-year, non-renewing WMOT membership).

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, May 31 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Saturday, June 1st 11:00am until 11:00pm

WHERE: Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro

5. Toddler Tuesday at Sam Davis House

WHAT: Bring your toddlers for a morning of learning through Creative Play.

Games, Crafts, Hikes, Experiments, Live Animals and so much more…will make this an event that you and your toddler do not want to miss. Toddler Tuesdays take place on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00-11:00am (rain or shine). During nice weather, pack your lunch and plan to stay and enjoy the grounds after the program.

$5 per toddler (or participating sibling), parent/guardians-free.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 10am – 11am

WHERE: Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, 1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna