Friday Five for June 20-22

recently saw a post on instagram where the mom listed how many summers she had left with the children pictured before they turned 18 (insert waves of emotion here). I have 16 summers left with my son at home (Lord willing) and if they are anything like the past 2 they will fly by. I know it's hot, I know you are tired, I know you get tired of playing referee sometimes but let's put that to the side and make some memories this weekend with family (and maybe if you play hard enough you will get a nap!). If you don't have kids, grab your significant other and/or your friends or do something fun by yourself. However you choose to spend the time - make the most of your summer weekend. "The days are long but the years are short" is a bittersweet truth that is always a great reminder for me :) 

There are plenty of options here in Middle Tennessee for some summer fun so check out the five that I picked :

Movies Under the Stars - 
06-21-2014 to 06-22-2014 8:30pm (Friday and Saturday night) Mulan
06-23-2014 to 06-28-2014 8:30pm Mary Poppins (my all time FAVORITE movie!)
Bring your whole family (along with blankets and/or lawn chairs) to this free event and make some great memories! Begins at 8:30 p.m.
Monday: Cason Lane Trailhead
Tuesday: Cannonsburgh Village
Thursday: Siegel Neighborhood Park
Friday: Mitchell Neilson Primary
Saturday: Hobgood Elementary School.
Admission: Free
For more information, please call Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, (615) 890-533, email, or checkout their facebook page for more great events.


2014 RC-Moon Pie Festival and 10 MILE Run (20th Anniversary)
Saturday, June 21 | 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
One of Tennessee’s favorite 10 Mile Runs starts the day off with its beautiful hillsides encompassing the challenging, certified course. This certified run has become a major running competition with 1,000 runners entering each year vying for Moon Pie trophies. The day continues with games, contests, a parade, coronation of the RC King and Queen, Governor Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, and the Moon Pie King and Queen, actor/musician Mark Collie and the original Miss Moon Pie Florence Hall. There will be 100 art and craft booths, live entertainment, cloggers, country and bluegrass music, and 20 food booths featuring such Southern fares as Tennessee Smoked Barbecue, hand squeezed lemonade, and deep fat fried Moon Pies! A day of fun for young and old celebrating THREE southern traditions: RC Colas, Moon Pies and Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee - close to home but a world away. Visit the website for more information and a detailed schedule of all events.

Main Street Saturday Market
Every Saturday until the late fall 8:00 am-12pm
Downtown Murfreesboro Public Square (specifically the Courthouse)
Vendors will be on the west, north and south side of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse offering fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and flowers. Great time to do some shopping, too! Location:
For more information, please call (615) 895-1887 or visit

YMCA Corporate Dodgeball Tournament
Saturday, June 21 7:45 AM
Rutherford County Family YMCA (205 North Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129)
The tournament will be held on June 21st with 250 participants representing local corporations and businesses. Collectively, over the past 12 years, the corporate Dodgeball tournament has raised over $250,000 to support the needs in our community through all of our outreach programs. (This is a fun spectator event for the family- especially older kids!)

Kids with Binoculars
photo from Discovery Center email (sign up to find out about events!)
Citizen Science at the Discovery Center 
Saturday, June 21 | 2:00-4:00 pm
The Discovery Center (502 S.E. Broad Street Murfeesboro. TN 37130)
Become a citizen scientist! Join us and our resident naturalists as we learn all about the Summer Solstice and other Signs of Summer! (Included with admission)

photo from Discovery Center email (sign up to find out about events!)
Member Only Night at the Discovery Center
Saturday, June 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
The Discovery Center (502 S.E. Broad Street Murfeesboro. TN 37130)
Celebrate the longest day of the year with an evening of fun and excitement! We’ll have astronomy themed activities to celebrate the summer solstice and you’ll be able to explore the Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Makerspace!
(615) 890-2300

I hope you all have a fabulously fun summer weekend! Enjoy!

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