Friday Five May 23-25

Below are the five events that I've rounded up for your Memorial Day weekend: 

World Turtle Day
Friday, May 23
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37128)
Come join us in a day dedicated to our shelled friends as we celebrate and discover ways to increase turtle conservation around the world. Participate in the World's Slowest Hike and stop at each turtle station to learn about the different species that inhabit our planet. In addition, find out steps to become a better GREEN family at home and in your schools to help out all the critters on this planet-including us! Activities, crafts, live animals, and free Turtle Tracks ice cream (while supplies last) will be fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Ages:                    All Ages
Fee:                      Free
615-217-3017 website for more info


Boro Beach
Opening Day of Boro Beach
Saturday, May 24
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Come celebrate the beginning of summer in the sun! Relax by the pool, swim, dive, play games and listen to music at Sports*Com Boro Beach. This is the first day of the outdoor pool opening for the year.
Ages:                    All Ages

Memorial Day Madness
There is no better way to spend a day off in May other than relaxing by the Sports*Com Boro Beach! This Memorial Day come to Sports*Com for a day of swimming, music, fun and prizes.
Ages:                    All Ages
Date:                    Monday, May 26
Time:                    10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee:                      Premium Admission ($4 Adults / $3 Youth & Seniors)
Location:             Sports*Com Outdoor Pool "Boro Beach"
Contact:              Kyle Goss, 615-893-7439, kgoss@murfreesborotn.gov


photo from http://www.healingfield.org/murfreesboro/
6th Annual Flags of Remembrance Healing Field
05-24-2014 to 05-26-2014
3045 Memorial Boulevard Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (at Osborne Lane, next to Family Worship Center, across from Wilson Bank and Trust)
This living display of heroism will fly as a temporary patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans, and will honor all the men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for our nation's security and freedom. Take a walk through this awe inspiring 1,500 flag display. This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to unite as a community to remember and honor our heroes.
Admission:No admission charge
For more information, please call (615) 641-0121 or visit http://www.healingfield.org/murfreesboro/


Kids Construction Expo at Lucky Ladd Farms
Saturday, May 24
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Lucky Ladd Farms 4374 Rocky Glade Road in Eagleville, TN 37060
Get your hard hats on and gear up for some big time fun with some oversized toys! Kids can help Digger Dan operate a real excavator, move sand, climb on a bulldozer and explore other farm and construction equipment on our construction site this Saturday from 10-6 at our Kids Construction Expo. Thanks to our friends at TriGreen Equipment for helping make this event possible. Please spread the word and share with all your friends with kids that love digging in the dirt!
Construction activities free with your $10 paid admission.
Required hard hats and safety goggles provided on-site. Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED for participation.


A cubscout and his father place American flags in front of headstones.
photo taken from battlefield website
Memorial Day Service at Stones River Battlefield
Sunday, May 25th
1:30pm
1563 North Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Visitors are invited to gather at the national cemetery rostrum to remember the sacrifices of soldiers, past and present. The event will include patriotic music, a wreath laying ceremony and a reading of the names of veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, please call (615) 893-9501 or visit the website


Also, if you are looking for a fun family activity ON Memorial Day the family friendly Campus Life/Youth for Christ 5k is at 7am (more info here) and the Murfreesboro Chick Fil A will also have fun activities from 3pm-5pm with proceeds benefiting A Soldier's Child (one of our favorite non profits!). I sure hope that everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! Let's not forget the reason that we celebrate as we give thanks to the men and women who selflessly gave their lives for our freedom. Our freedom isn't free!
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