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leftover halloween goodies? use 'em up! ideas on page 18

change the world: how local residents make a difference COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NO TIME TO COOK TONIGHT? check out KIDS EAT!- a special section featuring family nights at local restaurants pa g e

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contents in every issue

KIDS EAT! special section giveaways and deals marketplace meet mama

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home

the family home 7 change the world: start local 8 how 3 local residents are making a difference in our community

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the family table 15 at the table 16

in the kitchen with the Messicks

a sweet lil something 18

let Ed Sadler of Lil Cakes show you what to do with that leftover Halloween candy

community

in the community 23 give back 24

On the cover:

The Tiller Family at Walden Farm. Photo by Twila Allen. Also featured on pg. 23.

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's Cookin' To Build

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P.O. BOX 2133 SMYRNA, TN 37167 www.smyrnafamily.com Publisher Brandon Urich brandon@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-5111 Editorial Director Stephanie Urich stephanie@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-2090 Copy Editor Kristi Tiller Advertising Sales Brandon Urich brandon@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-5111 Contributors Ed Sadler of Lil Cakes Twila Allen of Twila's Photography Advertising Information Would you like your business featured in the only magazine exclusively for Smyrna? For more information, call (615)625-5111 or email brandon@smyrnafamily.com Submissions/Editorial Ideas: We welcome manuscripts, photographs, and artwork submissions. Please do not send originals, as we cannot return manuscripts. See our website at smyrnafamily.com/contribute for more details and to submit your contribution online. Smyrna Family Magazine 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. Any projects described in this publication are for private, noncommercial use only. Although every attempt is made to ensure accuracy, Smyrna Family Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors, validity of information, or issues of content supplied by its contributors or advertisers. Smyrna Family Magazine is not responsible for the products and services advertised.

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What is SiMA? SiMA is the Smyrna Independent Merchant’s Association. We are an organization that works to promote locally owned independent busi-nesses. With over 80 business members, we work together to promote the idea of shopping locally to support our community. Want to be a part of SiMA? If you own a business that is in Smyrna, have less than 6 locations in the state, and make all business decisions here, you may qualify! What if I don’t own a business? We have community memberships for only $25 a year that allow you to support and be a part of SiMA. Many of our business members also offer a discount to SiMA community members!

Check out our online business directory at

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family home ALL IN THE FAMILY Line 'em up for a fun family portrait! Kids can grab fun acces-

sories like sunglasses, pacifiers, hair bows or hats to show off their personalities. From the craft bin, pull out googly eyes, yarn, and a dab of paint to add details to your pumpkin family. Slice off a small section at the bottom of each to stabilize if needed.

JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS 'Tis the season for thanksgiving. Staying on top of gratitude is easy when you follow these tips:

Pre-stamp a stack of stationary envelopes so you are ready when the inspiration strikes.

VETERANS DAY Set aside

some time on November 12th to remind your kids how important our veterans are. Need a cool idea to show your appreciation? Visit woundedsoldierswish.org, where kids (and adults, too!) can pool together small amounts of cash to improve the quality of life for a soldier and his family, like granting a wish for a special trip. For other ideas and games online, visit va.gov/kids.

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Encourage kids to write notes by stocking up on fun supplies, like stickers or these fun scented pencils like the ones shown. (Smencils, Mary Michael, $1.50 each)

Keep a stash of blank notecards in your bag - waiting at the doc's office or in the pickup line are great times to catch up on your thank-you's!

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change the world October 27th marks the 20th annual Make A Difference Day. Get inspired by these residents of Smyrna who give back, then brainstorm ways you can make a difference on page14.

Ron Alley at the new Carpe Cafe located at 115 Front Street in Smyrna. Photo by Twila Allen.


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“Where Being Home Is Feeling Better”

Carpe Artista

For two years, Carpe Artista has been encouraging Smyrna to ‘Seize the Artist!’. Ron Alley, Carpe Artista’s founder and Executive Director, has been working tirelessly to develop our local arts community by providing classes, summer camps, and participating in local festivals. What inspired your involvement with the arts in the community? "As an artist and

a director of other artists, I observed that the arts have an influence on so many things in our lives. Sometimes those influences are positive but increasingly those influences are negative. It is our goal to raise up artists with great skill and vision to use their art to influence the community around them in positive ways through their art." What challenges have you faced while trying to make a difference? "Finding

We are Assisted Family Care, a family owned company, not a franchise, with the focused goal of helping those in need when they need it most. Whether you need assistance for a child, special needs person, or a senior adult - We are here to help, a couple of hours a week or 24 hours a day. You can count on us. We are committed to providing the right care, at the right time, the right way, and for the right reasons.

the funding to support us, and do all the things we have opportunity to do. We have incredibly talented and gifted people engaged to create a world-class arts training center here in Smyrna and [to be]a model for other towns. We just need the funding to create and sustain it.

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What has been the most rewarding thing about filling this need in our community? "Seeing how many people

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community Smyrna community. So many have given words of encouragement, attended events and have even begun to give financially. This summer we asked for sponsorships for foster kids, and we were able to have a young teen brother and sister attend our musical theater camp, Summer Music Mix. To see them open up and use what they learned during the week was amazing. We were able to even create a few weeks of private instruction for them before they left to live with extended family in another state. They had been through some things that no kid should have to go through but we were blessed to have created a safe spot of encouragement for them for a short time. That will continue to spur us on with our vision to impact the lives of young artists.".

HOW CAN I HELP? • Be a patron. Visit Carpe Café, a new

local coffee shop at 115 Front Street in the historic district. Proceeds will further the mission of Carpe Artista.

• Donate. Consider sponsoring a

child for summer camp, or give a small amount regularly. Just $10 a month makes a difference!

• Volunteer. There are many opportuni-

ties available, from set up and tear down at an event to working in the cafe.

Check out carpeartista.com for information.

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All About Hounds In 2009, a group of greyhound owners came together in a grassroots effort to rescue retired racers. Now All About Hounds helps dogs from tracks all over Florida, and even some from Alabama and Louisiana. Jenifer Cross, the secretary of the group, is one of the founding members. What inspired your involvement with these greyhounds? " If we didn’t rescue

them, or they didn’t go into other adoption groups, the sad truth is that they may be put down. Our goal is to promote and educate and let people see how they make wonderful pets so we can continue to save as many as possible." What challenges have you faced while trying to make a difference? "Bringing

in new volunteers to help with fostering and working special events. It’s a fulltime volunteer job. I never know when I may get the phone call – day or night – where I need to transport a greyhound smyrnafamily.com

or a greyhound has gotten loose. This can interrupt family outings and dinners, but my family is supportive and they love the dogs." What has been the most rewarding thing about filling this need in our community? "Watching a hound find a forever home

and the joy it brings to the family. Then, that family comes back in a couple of months and they tell us they will never have another breed of dog and would like to adopt another greyhound. Also… bringing in a load of greyhounds! It is rewarding to know that more lives are being saved and we are helping in that process. I love the special events that we participate in, [like] Halloween in the Park. The kids see the dogs and come

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community up to spend time with them and we can educate people on this breed and what wonderful animals they are. All of these are special because of the broad spectrum of people we reach. One of our favorites each year is also the Smyrna Christmas Parade because the people and kids absolutely LOVE the dogs. " Visit their website at allabouthounds.org to see hounds available for adoption right now!

HOW CAN I HELP? • Volunteer. For a few hours of your time, you can give information and get the opportunity to work with the greyhounds. • Become a foster “parent”. All About Hounds covers costs associated with caring for these greyhounds as they transition into retired life. • Donate. Your generosity helps with cost of food, supplies, and medical care. It’s easy, too! Just visit the website to make a secure donation via PayPal. • Buy groceries! Just purchase a $5 Kroger gift card from All About Hounds. Before you shop, just reload it up to $500 and All About Hounds will receive 5% of the reload, at no extra cost to you!

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ABLES Recreation Association, Inc. “In 1978, when my son Jason was born, I had all the hopes and dreams of any parent. Team sports, first date, first car, college and someday a family of his own. By 1980, I felt my dreams come crashing down. To be a good and helpful parent, I had to pick myself up and dream new dreams. “ --Nancy Scott, Founder

And dream she did. For twenty-one years she has served around forty children and adults with a wide range of disabilities through her organization. Parents bring children from all over Middle Tennessee to participate in the recreational and social opportunities that ABLES provides- some have even visited from as far away as Texas. All of the participants have a blast, whether it’s at day camp, swimming, bowling, or a softball game where everyone gets a turn. But perhaps the most impressive thing about ABLES is that it’s run entirely on a volunteer basis, with nearly all of the donations going straight toward the activities. Through her program, Nancy encourages our community to keep an open mind when meeting individuals with disabilities. She writes, “I want to challenge each family to dream new dreams for your child and spread the word about ABLES. Come join us in the fun!”

league. I saw how much Jason enjoyed the activity, so I decided we needed an organization of our own." What challenges have you faced while trying to make a difference? "Raising

funds is a balancing act. We have a bowling tournament, we set up at Halloween in the Park and we develop cookbooks to sell. For many years, we have charged $40 for three months of [activities]. Where else can anyindividual go to a movie, Rainforest Café for breakfast, the Discovery Center, a Sounds baseball game and a swim party at the

What inspired your involvement with disabled children?

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community YMCA along with a one-on-one volunteer for that price?" What has been the most rewarding thing about filling this need in our community? "There have been many...the

smile on my son’s face, the excitement in the faces of the participants, the gratitude of the parents and the interest and excitement of the volunteers. Our teen volunteers learn so much- [they] learn that these individuals aren’t so different from themselves. They have dreams and hopes too…they just have to work harder. We have ABLE participants who have gone on to get college degrees and others who hold jobs in the community. They are all doing their very best. " Visit the website at ablesinc.org for more information.

HOW CAN I HELP? • Purchase an ABLES cookbook with nearly 800 recipes, from comfort food classics like Creamy Mashed Potato Casserole to delicious ethnic fare, like Aloo Pujia, a spicy Indian dish. Available at First Bank, Patti’s Hair Biz, VIP Awards, and Gil’s ACE Hardware. • Get your teens involved! The ABLES welcome volunteers from seventh grade and up to offer one-on-one guidance for activities and events. • Donate, even if it’s only $5.00. The donations go toward field trips and special equipment, like the beeping balls needed for blind participants to play softball with their peers. • Got a group? Nancy says, “Some volunteer groups plan activities for our individuals and that is always a treat. [Or] come over the ball field and cheer for them! All help is appreciated.”

i n s p i red? If you care about... Animals

TOP TIPS, FROM THE PROS

Then try...

Starting up a pet food bank for families who are struggling to afford their pets.

Education

Host a school supply drive; Facilitate a school work day to take care of improvements like a fresh coat of paint or planting flowers.

Natural disasters

Teach a free disaster preparedness class for the public; organize a neighborhood meeting to create an emergency plan in case of disaster.

Poverty

Host a dinner party in lieu of going out to eat with friends. Guests can bring donations instead of paying the restaurant check.

Quality food sources

Start a community garden. Organize a

Find something you are passionate about and start the momentum." -Michael Ross, All About Hounds "Wherever you see a need, do something about it." -Nancy Scott, ABLES Recreation "Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty" -Ron Alley, Carpe Artista

monthly local farmers market or head up the movement for backyard chickens.

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family table PERFECT PEPITAS Scoop the seeds out of a pumpkin. To clean them easily,

place in a large pot. Fill with cool water and let the seeds rise to the top (the strands of flesh will settle at the bottle). Drain the seeds and spread out on a large cookie sheet to dry overnight. For every 2 cups of seeds, toss with 1 T each sea salt, melted butter, and olive oil. Return to cookie sheet on a single layer and bake 45 minutes at 300, stirring occasionally. For variety, try using a seasoned salt or our favorite, adding brown sugar and chili powder. Yum!

TABLE GAME TO TRY Linger at the dinner table

a little longer tonight with this action-packed brain game. Rhyme Out will have you and yours shouting out rhyming words and stealing each others cards until dessert. Rhyme Out, found at Solid Rock Books, 1622 Lee Victory Pkwy, $12.99

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at the table

THE RECIPES AND RITUALS OF ONE LOCAL FAMILY

A TIP! Buy chick-

en breasts in big family packs. When you get home, divide and prepare according to upcoming meals. For example, if you are COOKBOOK I REACH FOR A THE COOK AT OUR HOUSE IS planning chicken compilation of recipes from my Typically me, although Ricky will on the grill, trim the sister Lisa. She lives out of state usually do the grilling and jump in chicken and then and whenever I go see her my to do breakfast. The family loves use a meat mallet tastebuds and stomach are always his french toast! and wax paper to satisfied. smash the chicken OUR DINNER RULES ito even thickness. ALWAYS ON THE LIST Pray together before eating. Chew For fajitas, dice the Bananas! They don't last long in with your mouth closed. Don't chicken. Freeze our house- alone, with cereal, with talk with food in your mouth. in labeled freezer peanut butter, on a peanut butter Try new foods. Eat what you are bags. Then when sandwich, added to ice cream, in given. Dessert after dinner, not you grill out or banana nut bread. I'm sure if we before. Ask to be dismissed. Help make fajitas, just had a working blender, banana clean up. Thank or compliment pull that bag from milkshakes the cook. the freezer to thaw. would be a You don't have to favorite, too! CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT handle raw chicken Vegetables to make a salad. I grew more than once! SAVES MY SANITY up having salad at almost every My Pampered Chef can opener. dinner- it is something that I now make all of the time, too! 16  October/November 2012 smyrnafamily.com

The daughter of an Italian restaurateur, Nikki Messick draws from a rich heritage when the dinner bell rings in her kitchen. It's a good thing, too, because she's got a house full of active boys to feed: husband Rickey Messick and sons Elijah, 6, and Issaac, 3.


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a sweet lil' something

Stumped for ideas on the never-ending supply of Halloween candy? Let Ed Sadler of Lil' Cakes lend some dessert inspiration. Ed Sadler is the owner of Lil Cakes, a destination for gourmet cupcakes. "We bake them from scratch every morning on site with the finest ingredients." To learn more, visit their website at lilcakesofsmyrna.com, or stop in at 900 Grammer Lane in Suite 230. CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES 1 cup Dutch process cocoa 2 cups boiling water 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar

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4 large eggs 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt

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family table Recipe continued. Preheat oven to 350°. Place baking cups in muffin pans. Combine cocoa and boiling water in a large bowl. Stir until smooth; cool completely. Beat butter until light and creamy and gradually add sugar until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating until blended after each. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with cocoa mixture beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended. Spoon batter into baking cups, filling two-thirds full. Bake 12-15 minutes. For Peanut Butter, you'll need: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 4 tablespoons butter, softened 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 24 mini peanut butter cups For Snickers, you'll need: 3 Snickers candy bars ½ cup chopped peanuts Cool pans on wire racks for 15 minutes. Cut the candy bars into 8 pieces per bar. Place one piece into the center of each cupcake. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely. Cover with chocolate icing (see recipe below) and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Chocolate Icing

Cool pans on wire racks for 15 minutes, then remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely. Beat peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add cream and vanilla. With a knife, cut a small hole in each cupcake and fill with mixture. Top with chocolate icing (see recipe on the right) and place a peanut butter cup on top of each cupcake. Wanna get fancy? Fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with leftover peanut butter filling on one side and chocolate icing on the other side. Swirl the icing on each cupcake.

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½ cup butter, softened ½ cup cocoa 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 (16-oz) package confectioners’ sugar Beat together butter, cocoa, heavy whipping cream and salt at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, starting at low speed until blended. Increase to high speed until creamy.

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kids eat!

EVERYDAY

Cici’s Pizza - Kids 3 and under can eat free from the buffet. (615) 462-615. Pizza Hut - Kids 3 and under can eat free from the lunch buffet. (615) 355-0008. Shoney’s - Kids 4 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. (615) 459-1091. O'Charley's - Kids eat free. (615) 220-1772. Toot's - Free kid's hotdog basket with adult meal purchase. (615) 223-8858.

The Chick-fil-A Cows enjoy seeing families eating more chicken at Chick-fil-A of Smyrna. If you stop by any time during the week, except on Sunday of course, there’s always something for kids and parents alike to enjoy.

Kid’s Nights offer weekly activities for kids each Tuesday evening 5-7pm Indoor Playground Area Fundraising for Schools and Organizations

CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM DETAILS

MONDAYS Buffalo Wild Wings - Kids 12 and under eat for .99 from the kid's menu from 5-8 p.m. (615) 4590070.

TUESDAYS Captain D’s - Limit two free kid’s

meals for each adult dinner purchased. (615) 459-0585. Chick-fil-A - One free kids’ meal per adult combo purchased from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (615) 459-3290. Fazoli’s – Kids 12 and under eat for .99 from the kid's menu from 5-8 p.m. (615) 220-0850. Blue Coast Burrito - Kid's meal for $1.99 with the purchase of adult combo. (615) 220-9995.

WEDNESDAYS Firehouse Subs - One free kid's meal (12 and under) per adult purchase from 4-9 p.m. (615) 2670434. Sweet CeCe's- Kids under 12 eat free with one adult purchase per child after 5 p.m. (615) 807-1412.

Chick-fil-A Birthday Party Reservations Healthy Kid’s Meal Options such as Grilled Nuggets, Fruit Cups, and Apple Sauce Contact Kyle Saunders at 459-3290 with any inquiries Find us online at www.facebook.com/CFASmyrna

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© 2012. CFA Properties, Inc. Chick-fil-A®, Chick-fil-A Stylized®, We Didn’t Invent The Chicken, Just The Chicken Sandwich® Eat Mor Chikin®, and the Chick-fil-A Cows® are registered trademarks of CFA Properties, Inc. Closed Sundays.

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THURSDAYS Captain D’s - Limit two free kid’s meals for each adult dinner purchased. (615) 459-0585.

SUNDAYS Firehouse Subs - One free kid's

meal (12 and under) per adult purchase from 4-9 p.m. (615) 2670434.

Did we miss your favorite spot for family night? Send us the details at info@smyrnafamily.com

Town Square at Village Crest | 315 Sam Ridley Parkway *Lower price cup will be discounted. Participating locations only.


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community HALLOWEEN SAFETY REMINDERS from Smyrna Chief of Police Kevin Arnold

•Responsible adults should be with children at all times. Letting children canvas alone is dangerous mainly due to traffic. •Place reflective or light material on costumes so the child can be seen at night. •Sit down with your child and go through the candy. Honestly, after 30 years in law enforcement I have never seen a suspicious item placed in a child’s Halloween bag, but let’s be safe. Most importantly, if you have any issues at all, please call (615)459-6644. I can assure each and every citizen that we will have plenty of officers working to handle any need that arises. Happy Treating! smyrnafamily.com

SEASONAL FUN: PUMPKIN -PICKIN'

Through October 31, enjoy fall festivities at Walden Farm. Little ones can ride the pumpkin train and feed the farm animals, and then the whole family can enjoy a hay ride! Hungry? Grab a hamburger or hot dog before indulging in the delicious pumpkin fudge or chocolate dipped cheesecake. There's free admission to the farm, but there is a cost for additional attractions. Complimentary wagons are available in limited quantities. If you plan to visit on the weekend, you may want to bring your own. Pack a camera for many great photo ops, and a handful of quarters so you can feed the friendly goats and chickens! Walden Farm, 8653 Rocky Fork Road. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m.-dark, Saturday from 9 a.m.-dark, and Sunday from 12 IT!! N p.m.-4 p.m. Please call I W et a ils (615)220-2918 or visit g et da g e 32 waldenfarm.biz for more on p information. October/November 2012  23


give back COOKIN' TO BUILD Since 1989, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity has been partnering with local families in need to build decent and safe housing. Homeowners must make a small downpayment, invest “sweat equity” hours during construction, and support the program through mortgage payments. Habitat has built eight homes in Smyrna since 1991, and began construction on the ninth home in September. To support this important work in our community, attend Cookin’ to Build at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza on Saturday, November 3rd from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $15- you choose a uniquely painted bowl and enjoy all-you-can-eat chili and soup. Smyrna residents can visit Painted Clay Studio at 550 Sam Ridley Pkwy W through the end of October to paint and donate a bowl for $5 to be used at the event, or stop by The Pottery Place at The Avenue in Murfreesbro.

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SMYRNA EVENTS

CALENDAR

october 1 monday Intro to Homeschooling Thinking about homeschooling? Join us for an informative meeting on the 1st Monday of each month. Solid Rock Books, 1622 Lee Victory Parkway; 6-8 p.m.; $20 includes information packet and book; reserve your spot at 220-2006 or solidrockbooks.net. 2 tuesday Smyrna Parks and Rec Night Out Against Crime All ages can participate in the 5k run/ walk, with cash prizes for the one-mile run that follows. Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway; 4599742. Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 3 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 459-4884. 4 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. smyrnafamily.com

5 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 6 saturday Kids Workshop Ages 5-12 can learn do-ityourself skills and tool safety while making a craft at this hands-on workshop. The Home Depot, 551 President Place; 9.am.-12 p.m.; Free; 220-5044. 7 sunday Sam Davis Home- FREE ADMISSION! All ages can celebrate the birthday of Sam Davis. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road; Free; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org. 9 tuesday Town Council Meeting The public is welcome to attend the town council meeting the second Tuesday of each month. Town Hall, 315 South Lowry Street; 6 p.m.; townofsmyrna.org. Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 10 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Free; 459-4884.

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Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 11 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 12 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

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16 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 17 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 18 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 19 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. smyrnafamily.com


community 23 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 24 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 25 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

26 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 27 saturday Halloween in the Park . Dress up for the costume contest and gather candy. Food vendors, booths, and actvities. Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive; time; Free to attend, some activities cost extra ; 459-9742 ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna.org.

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The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 28 sunday The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 30 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 31 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 459-4884.

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november 1 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 2 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 3 saturday The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. Cookin’ to Build All ages can support the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity at their annual fundraising event. Choose a painted bowl and enjoy allyou-can-eat chili, soup, and stew. Desserts and drinks included. Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, 100 W Vine St; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $15/person; rchfh.org Kids Workshop Ages 5-12 can learn do-ityourself skills and tool safety while making a craft at this hands-on workshop. The Home Depot, 551 President Place; 9.am.-12 p.m.; Free; 220-5044.

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4 sunday The 39 Steps Ages 4 and up can enjoy a humorous production at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 5 monday Intro to Homeschooling Thinking about homeschooling? Join us for an informative meeting on the 1st Monday of each month. Solid Rock Books, 1622 Lee Victory Parkway; 6 -8 p.m.; $20 includes information packet and book; reserve your spot at 220-2006 or solidrockbooks.net 6 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 7 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 8 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

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community 9 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 10 saturday Smyrna Parks and Rec Wilderness Walk All ages can enjoy a walk through Sharp Springs Wilderness Area.1000 Espey Drive; Free; 459-9742 ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna. org. 11 sunday Veteran's Day at Sam Davis Home- Military and their families can get free admission in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road; Free; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

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13 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. Town Council Meeting The public is welcome to attend the town council meeting the second Tuesday of each month. Town Hall, 315 South Lowry Street; 6:00 p.m.; townofsmyrna.org. 14 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884.

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community 15 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 16 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Smyrna Parks and Rec Campfire Cookout All ages can enjoy a campfire cookout at Sharp Springs Wilderness Area.1000 Espey Drive; 6 -8 p.m. ; 459-9742 ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna.org. 21 wednesday Smyrna Parks and Rec Turkey Day Relay All ages can enjoy a relay at the Town Centre. 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East; 459-9742 ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna. org. 22 thursday Happy Thanksgiving! 27 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 28 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884.

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