Murfreesboro Highlights: Events and Activities

The latest edition of "In the City" covers various events and activities in Murfreesboro.

Michael Linn White hosts the latest edition of “In the City,” showcasing a variety of events and activities happening in Murfreesboro. This month’s highlights include the Special Olympics “Torch Run,” the Saturday Market on the Square, bird watching at Murfree Springs, and firefighter training.

The June edition also focuses on additional events such as the 2024 Special Olympics, performing arts at Northfield Elementary, and an Interactive Safari at Overall Creek Elementary. “In the City” airs on CityTV at 8:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m., and can be watched anytime on the City of Murfreesboro’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

One of the key features is the “Torch Run,” which raises awareness and funding for the Special Olympics, culminating at MTSU’s Dean Track and Soccer Stadium for the Spring Games. Another highlight is the Saturday Market, which runs through October with a record number of vendors, offering quality local produce and goods. For more information, visit

The segment also covers the intense training Murfreesboro Fire Rescue firefighters undergo for Smoke Diver Certification, preparing them for real-life challenges. Additionally, Northfield Elementary students performed stories of gratitude and generosity on stage, while Overall Creek Elementary students created an Interactive Safari for their end-of-the-year project.

Bird watching at Murfree Springs Wetlands, led by Wildlife Biologist Susan Lanier, is another featured activity, emphasizing the importance of preserving wetlands. Murfreesboro City Schools also honored recent retired educators for their years of dedication with a special luncheon.

The creativity of young artists was showcased at City Hall during the City Schools art show, featuring artwork from across the district. Other topics include MPD Awards, the appointment of a new City Manager, and upcoming events like the Third Annual Community-wide Career Fair and Movies Under the Stars.

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MTSU Hosts Recycling Roundup Event

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will host the Murfreesboro Recycling Roundup on Saturday, June 8th, providing the community an opportunity to recycle various items such as clothing, tires, toner cartridges, and mattresses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MTSU Rutherford Parking Lot.