Some Outdoor Friday/Weekend Events Moved Due To Incoming Rain
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Several events planned across the county for this evening and the weekend have been postponed or canceled due to rainy weather.
Weather forecast: More scattered showers throughout middle Tennessee this evening. Scattered showers along with a few storms to roll in Saturday morning into early afternoon tapering off by early evening. There will be a few lingering showers on Sunday and into Monday.
May 4: 1st Friday Night Market on the Historic Downtown Springfield Square
Join us the 1st Friday night of each month from May until September on the Historic Downtown Springfield Square. Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids zone, classic car cruise in, farmers market, shopping with local artisans / makers and your favorite downtown merchants. Hosted by Historic Springfield Events. This is a FREE event and family/pet friendly!
UPDATE: We are sorry to say due to inclement weather the event for tonight has been cancelled. We will begin 1st Friday Night Market in June now!
ALSO…..Music by Howard Decker & The Cosmic Cowboys (Country Hoedown) as part of the Summer Sunset Concert has been rescheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
May 4 Byrum Porter Sr Center Van to the IRIS CITY GARDENS
Call for more info.. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
May 4-5 Friday & Saturday – See Disney’s Mulan At the Springfield Middle School
Epic players present Disney’s Mulan at the Springfield middle school auditorium Friday, May 4 for a 7 PM performance. Saturday, May 5 for a 3PM matinee and a 7PM performance. Adults $5. Students $3
UPDATE – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
A message from the Portland TN Police Department: Due to the possibility of rain and thunderstorms, Health and Safety Day which was planed for tomorrow at Richland Park is being cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Please help us spread the word.
May 5 Portland 2018 Health & Safety Day
Monday, April 9, 2018: The 2018 Health & Safety Day, presented by the Portland Police Department, City of Portland and The Portland Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Richland Park in Portland, TN from 8am until 11am.
This is a free community event! There will be many great activities for kids & families to enjoy:
Explore emergency vehicles (Police, Fire, EMS), Bicycle safety course (bring your bikes and helmets!), helmet fittings and bike giveaways, Air Evac / Life Flight demonstration, Search & Rescue K9 demonstrations, Hendersonville Police horses, Child ID Kits, Car Seat Inspections, TN Trucking Association Road Team, Inflatable sponsored by Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition, First Aid provided by TriStar Portland, Face painting, free snacks, music and more!
For more information regarding Health & Safety Day or The Portland Chamber of Commerce: email@example.com or (615) 325-9032.
May 5 4th Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing Mt. Hermon Baptist Church
‘Come one, come all to our 4th Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing from 11am- 4pm at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Fellowship Park. A great day for the family and it’s all free!
• Car/Truck/Tractor/Motorcycle Show
• Beautiful Quilt Displays
• BBQ/Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Slaw/Chips/Desserts
• Popcorn/Cotton Candy/Funnel Cakes
• Live Music
• Petting Zoo
• Door Prizes
And best of all…. the Love of Jesus shared with all!’
May 5: 4-H Benefit Yard Sale (Hosted by UT Extension-Robertson County)
Saturday, May 5 at 7 AM – 1 PM – 4635 Highway 41 N, Springfield, Tn. Multi Family yard sale at the Robertson County Fairgrounds. All proceeds to benefit 4-H Interstate Exchange program.
May 5 – Millersville Spring Clean Up Day
May 05, 2018 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Location: City Hall-1246 Louisville Hwy
Proof of residency required in order to use our Clean Up Day Dumpsters
Items that will Not be accepted are:
*Oil of any kind
Residents that need to dispose of mattresses can do so by placing
them by the road and scheduling a bulk item pick up with City Hall.
May 5 Kiwanis Annual Pancake Day at 6:30 AM – 11 AM
Location: Cheatham Park Elementary 301 Locust St, Springfield, Tn
It’s a Springfield tradition! For 64 years on the first Saturday in May the members of the Kiwanis Club cook up a delicious pancake breakfast with all the trimmings. Only $5 gets you this great breakfast!!
Proceeds from this annual event support programs for children in our community, including scholarships for Key Club members at Springfield and Jo Byrns High Schools and our Kiwanis for Kids Christmas toy program.
This year we are continuing to plan and fund a large project which will benefit young people in the Springfield community.
May 5 Meet Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Candidate for US Senate at the next meeting of the Robertson County Republican Party
Saturday, May 5th is our next meeting of the Robertson County Republican Party. Our guest speaker is Congressman Marsha Blackburn who is now a candidate for the US Senate. Congressman Blackburn will share her vision for what she can do in the US Senate. As with all our meetings this year, it is important for each of us to familiarize ourselves with those running for these important offices, so please don’t miss this meeting. We will also have our town hall meeting with Senator Roberts and Representative Kumar providing important legislative updates.
We meet at the Senior Center, 601 Locust Street, just off the square in Springfield. You are invited to join us for breakfast at 8:30, with the program beginning at 9:00. Everyone is invited, so come on out and bring a friend!
May 5 RC Farmers Market Opening Day – RC Fairgrounds
UPDATE: Rain is in the forecast for Saturday, but don’t worry! The whole market is under cover! Spend your rainy Saturday supporting your local farmers and artisans! Market opens this Saturday, May 5th, 8am-1pm
Saturday, May 5 at 8 AM – 1 PM at the Robertson County Fairgrounds 4635 Hwy 41N, Springfield, Tn
Local produce, berries, pork, beef, eggs, bread, honey, baked goods, kettle corn, ice cream, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry, plants and flowers! All grown and handcrafted in Robertson County!
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 8 Harmonicas for Health classes at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn
Classes will begin a 5 week program to play the Harmonica. Program presented by NorthCrest of Springfield. Bring your Harmonica or we have them for sale for $2 each. Come and have some fun Class starts at 1 p.m. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
May 9 Songs for Sounds mobile unit at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn
We will check your hearing for free from 9AM to 3PM at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
May 9 Mothers Day Tea for all the ladies at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn
This is a free luncheon and the entertainment will be provided Sharon Robertson and her Harp. Food, Games and prizes so come and have some fun. RSVP would be nice so we can prepare the correct amount of food. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
May 10 Sock Hop Dance and Car Show at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn
Time: 7PM to 9:30PM $6.oo. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
May 10th – Making Bath Salts – RC Senior Center
Thursday Making Bath Salts with Dawn at 10:30am / $10.00 ( supplies included ) Signup Deadline Wednesday May 9th.
May 11th Pretty In Pink Luncheon – RC Senior Center
Friday at 11:00am Pretty In Pink Luncheon to kick off a Special Mother’s Day Weekend . $7.00 each , bring a friend , grandchild , spouse or neighbor . Signup Deadline by Noon on Wednesday May 9th .
May 12th – 77th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Portland, Tn
This year’s theme is “Stars, Stripes & Strawberries,” and we will be honoring current members of the U.S. Armed Forces & veterans as Grand Marshals for the parade.
From 7 AM – 9 PM enjoy live music, over 125 food, craft & information vendors, contests, inflatables & activities for kids, carnival, 5K walk/run and more! The parade will be at 4:00pm followed by a free concert at 6:00pm featuring Four on the Floor (Decades) on the Market Street stage. Fireworks will follow the concert in the downtown Portland area.
Visit www.middletnstrawberryfestival.com for more information including a schedule of events, registration forms, directions and more. Information on the website will be updated as the event gets closer.
May 12 Robertson County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Tutorials: Herbs at 8:30AM. Veggies: at 10AM. Plant Sale, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 408 N. Main St., Springfield. (or until all plants are sold)
May 12 Quilter’s Show and Tell Millersville Public Library
This Saturday, May 12, we’ll be hosting a Quilter’s Show and Tell from 11:00am until 2:00pm! Come by to look at beautiful quilts and learn about many different quilting techniques such as hand piecing, machine piecing, embroidery, and more! You can bring up to 3 quilts of your own, or just stop in to look at the quilts on display. If you’re planning on displaying a quilt, please RSVP at 615-448-6959.
May 14 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to kick off Police Week
Monday May 14 at 7:30 AM at the Robertson County Sheriff’s office Memorial flag pole.
Order of service:
Opening Prayer – Dr. Fred Baldwin, Head Chaplin
Introduction – Sheriff Bill Holt
County Proclamation – Mayor Howard Bradley
Honoring The Fallen & Dedication Of Roses:
• J. Mark Murphy (Robertson County Sheriff’s Office 1931)
• J.Scott Shelton (Constable, 1936)
• Willard Pope Hill (Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, 1980)
• Wallace Clinard (Cross Plains Police Department, 1997)
Closing Prayer – Dr. Fred Baldwin, Head Chaplain
May 17th Potluck – RC Senior Center
Thursday Potluck at 11:00am . Bring a Friend and a Dish to share . 11:45am a North Crest Medical Center ER Speaker will also be here .
May 22 Meet your Candidate Night – RC Senior Center
Tuesday, May 22 at 5 PM – 8 PM at the Robertson County Senior Center located at
601 S Locust St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
Open to ALL qualified candidates for County-wide Offices. Health Fair style set up
Meet & Mingle. Each candidate will be given allotted time to introduce themselves
Refreshments will be available!
May 24 Popsicles at the Playground at Moss-Wright Park – Hosted by Goodlettsville Parks
Thursday, May 24 at 6 PM – 7 PM at Moss-Wright Park located at 745 Caldwell Ln, in Goodlettsville, Tn. Join Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation staff at the Moss-Wright Park (Shelter 3, beside the playground) on Thursday, May 24 for Popsicles at the Playground! Enjoy your favorite popsicle flavor and learn about upcoming summer programs and events happening in Goodlettsville! This event is free and open to all ages! See you at the playground!
May 25th COOKOUT – RC Senior Center
Friday at 11:00am COOKOUT $5.00 to start off a long weekend and celebrate Memorial Day . Signup Deadline Wednesday May 23rd .
May 25-26 – BBQ Throwdown – The Robertson County Association
Get Your Secret Sauce Ready! Cash Prizes
Do folks say your ribs and chicken are the best around? Or maybe you are just a local backyard BBQ enthusiast. The Robertson County Association will hold a BBQ Throwdown two day event on May 25 And 26, 2018 at the Fairgrounds located at 4635 Highway 41n – Springfield, Tn 37172.
IN EACH CATEGORY
CHICKEN, RIBS & PORK:
1ST PLACE $300
2ND PLACE $200
3RD PLACE $100
GRAND CHAMPION $500
RESERVE CHAMPION $250
Do you think you have what it takes? This aint just grilling, this is art!
CLICK HERE to download the application, rules & regulations for this year’s event.
May 26 Live the “Green”way 5K – Hosted by Jennifer Green Foundation
Saturday, May 26 at 8 AM – 11 AM at the Robertson County Fair, TN located at
4635 Highway 41 N, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
Jennifer Green was an amazing Christian, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Anyone who ever met her loved her. She was never without a smile on her face. She loved children and they loved her. Besides her faith and her family, she had two other passions….running and children with special needs. Jennifer died suddenly January 15, 2012. It was devastating to everyone who knew her. She left behind a husband, 4 wonderful children, family, and friends that adored her.
After Jennifer’s funeral her two best friends, Bethany Drake and Allison Green, along with Jennifer’s sister, Elizabeth Gregory, wanted a way to remember Jennifer. What better way to remember Jennifer than a 5K and the proceeds benefit people with special needs.
Through this tragedy, we formed the Jennifer Green Foundation to provide additional resources for the children of the Robertson County, TN special education programs.
Tickets Available: www.jennifergreenfoundation.org
May 26th Jay Fuqua, Don Head Memorial Benefit Pull
Truck and Tractor Pull at 7pm at the Robertson County Fairgrounds in Springfield Tennessee. Two life long Robertson County natives and Tractor Pullers themselves , both were lost to Cancer within the last year and we are Honoring them with this event, plus Donating a portion of the Proceeds to help Cancer Patients
June 1: 1st Friday Night Market from 6 PM – 9 PM On The Square in downtown Springfield
Join us the 1st Friday night of each month from May until September on the Historic Downtown Springfield Square. Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids zone, classic car cruise in, farmers market, shopping with local artisans / makers and your favorite downtown merchants. Music by Buzzy Poole & The Fortunate Sons (60’s, 70’s, & 80’s Rock) This is a FREE event and family/pet friendly!
June 2 Coopertown Barrel Festival
Saturday, June 2 at 10 AM – 4 PM – Old Coopertown Rd, Springfield, Tn. Support the Town of Coopertown in our annual outdoor fundraiser known for its 5000 in attendance and hundreds of vendor booths! From arts & crafts, live music and history, barrel building demonstrations by Guest Cooper John from Speyside Cooperage and other activities for adults and kids of all ages, to the Barrel Fest 5 Miler kickoff at 7am, regular cake walks throughout the day, our Antique Car & Truck Show and Cooper (woodworking) Contest–all with prizes….it’s worth the stop halfway between Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee! Hosted by Coopertown Barrel Festival and Coopertown Community
June 2: 20th Evening At Elmwood by the RC Historical Society
Saturday, June 2nd At 6pm. A Box Supper And Cemetery Tour with 5 Characters presenting reenactments from Robertson County History as the evening entertainment. Tickets Are Available At The Historical Museum in downtown Springfield. $15.oo Per Person (includes supper and tour) for more info call 615-382-7173. In the event of inclement weather, the supper and reenactment will be held at the RC Senior Citizen Center across from the museum.
June 29 Reptile Education Demo – Stokes Brown Public Library
Friday, June 29 at 10 AM – 12:30 PM at the Stokes Brown Public Library
405 White St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
We will have many different reptiles on display and will be providing information on each of them. There may be opportunities to interact with the animals and take photographs. We will also have flyers available on our business and services offered. We will have two shows one for the school children at 10:00 am and one open to the public at 11:30am. Please check with Mrs. Rose at the library for more information. The event is Hosted by Kacey’s Reptile Roadshow and Stokes Brown Public Library.
June 29-30 Trash and Treasures – Cross Plains, Tn
Annual community-wide yard sale, Trash & Treasures, is coming Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, 2018. You’ll find vendors offering antiques, clothing, books, jewelry, collectibles, fresh produce and unexpected treasures of all kinds. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day. Visit food vendors and restaurants throughout town. The event is sponsored by Cross Plains Heritage Commission to maintain The Doctor’s House Museum. Stop in for a free tour during Trash & Treasures!
Want to be a vendor at Trash and Treasures? Click here to download guidelines and submit your registration information.
June 30th – 4th Annual Haiti Missions Motorcycle and Car Show (Springfield)
June 30th – Springfield, TN 37172 – 4th Annual Haiti Missions Motorcycle and Car Show… Location: Stewart Williams Company, 801 Memorial Blvd. Event Hours: 10 am – 3 pm. Gift bags, Dash plaques, Trophies, Door Prizes, Food and Drink available, Talent Show, Bake Sale, and more. For more info, contact: Deborah, 615-557-8410 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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