10/18/19 FRIDAY

MTeach at MTSU - Charlotte's Web Activity & Family Movie Night

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: MTSU Science Building, Murfreesboro

COST: Free

The MTSU College of Basic & Applied Sciences, the MTeach program, and the MTSU School of Agriculture invite families to explore the beloved classic Charlotte’s Web with interactive stations that will begin at 5:30 pm bringing the book to life and making connections between literacy and science. A screening of the movie Charlotte’s Web will be shown at 7:00 pm.

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec - Snakes: Mysteries in Nature at Wilderness Station (Ages 12+)

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

COST: Free

Introduce yourself to the world of snakes. This program will cover the natural history of snakes as they entered the new world and populated the southeast including the volunteer state. We will discuss behavioral and community ecology, biodiversity and conservation of snakes in Tennessee. This program would be great for college students concentrating on life sciences, young adults or people just interested in the snakes that call middle Tennessee home. Come enjoy a colorful presentation and get a chance to see a live snake up close.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring - Parent's Night Out: Spooky Science

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

COST:  For ages 4-12, $20 for first child, $15 for each additional child. Click here to register.

WHAT:  Drop the kids off at Discovery Center for an entertaining and educational night of spooky fun! The evening includes dinner, museum exploration time, hands-on activities and games!

MTSU - STEAM Medallions: Metal Pour

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: MTSU Todd Art Building Sculpture Foundry, Murfreesboro

COST: Free

Associate Professor Michael Baggarly and Studio Technician Stephen Levenhagen will lead an aluminum casting workshop allowing participants to create commemorative medallions celebrating STEAM 2019 at Middle Tennessee State University. The workshop is free to participants of all ages, but spots are limited to the first twenty participants. The medallions will be cast in molten aluminum at the end of the workshop and will be a visual treat for all in attendance.

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - From Cutting Wax to Building Tracks: A Century of Recording from the Phonograph to the iPad

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville

COST: Free with Museum Admission

WHAT:  Long before the mp3, compact disc, or cassette tape, the earliest commercially recorded music lived on wax cylinders, played on large phonograph machines. Today, smartphones, tablets, and recording software put the power to record and produce music in the palms of our hands. In this hands-on workshop, music professionals Martin Fisher and Adam Ollendorff demystify two recording technologies, developed a century apart: the Edison Triumph Phonograph and GarageBand. Participants will have the opportunity to record a group song using each technology, and experiment with the music production power of the iPad. Fisher is Manager of Recorded Media Collections at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music. Ollendorff has toured with Kacey Musgraves, performed with Willie Nelson, and written songs with Jim Lauderdale and Maren Morris. iPads provided or bring your own. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Presented in support of Fall Break Fun.


Rutherford Arts Alliance - Boro Public Arts Mural Festival

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 - 1:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Vine Street Market, Murfreesboro

COST: Free. 

WHAT:  The Rutherford Arts Alliance will host the Boro Public Art Murals Festival, a community mural painting on the exterior of the Vine Street Market, 117 East Vine Street.

Click here for more information.


Discovery Park of America - Geologic Map Day

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 10 AM - 5 PM

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Park of America, Union City

COST: Free with Discovery Park Admission

Adults (13-64): $14.95

Child (4-12): $11.95

Senior (65+): $12.95

Full pricing information here.


Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists, National Park Service, Geological Society of America, and Esri in partnership with AGI, this special event promotes awareness of the study, uses, importance of geologic mapping for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns. (Activities at DPA).