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VOL. 7 | NO. 1 | Saturday, December 28, 2013

Events

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T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

Shelby Farms Park will host the Starry 4K run through Starry Nights Saturday, Dec. 28, at 5 p.m. starting at the Shelby Farms Visitors Center, 500 N. Pine Lake Drive. Proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. Online registration through Thursday, Dec. 26, is $20; race day registration is $25. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Players & Coaches Dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Players and coaches from both teams will give fans a preview of the game. Tickets are $40. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org or call 795-7700.

Beale Street will host the AutoZone Liberty Bowl parade Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. on Beale, followed by the Bash on Beale pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. The parade will include floats, and high school and university marching bands. Both events are free. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

The 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Rice University Owls, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Grammy Award-winning country vocal group Diamond Rio will perform at halftime. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will host its annual Brew Year’s Eve Party Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 3 a.m. at its Downtown location, 130 Peabody Place. Punk rock band Red Letter Day will perform. Admission is $10 for UFO Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 523-7468 or visit beerknurd.com.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host New Year’s Eve at First Church Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Events include games, food and fellowship from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., a worship service at 11:30 p.m., and Holy Communion at midnight. Visit firstcpchurch.org.

WKNO/Channel 10 will air a live, 90-minute broadcast from Beale Street on New Year’s Eve starting Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. The broadcast will include music and the traditional countdown to the Hard Rock Guitar Drop at midnight. Visit wkno.org or bealestreet.com.

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.

Memphis Zoo will hold Happy Zoo Year ice-skating parties Thursday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The parties celebrate the last week of the rink, with a different decade theme each night. Skating is $6; Ferris wheel rides are $5. Visit memphiszoo.org/januaryskateparties for details.

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net

Gallery 363 at Leadership Memphis will host an opening reception for art by Kaethe Kauffman Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gallery, 363 S. Main St. A portion of proceeds from the show will be donated to Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services. Call 278-0016.

Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present the Jazz-A-Fire Ensemble on Sunday, Dec. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the FireHouse Community Arts Center, 985 S. Bellevue Blvd. Attendees can bring their own instruments for a jam session during the second hour. Admission is $10. Email mbaafirehouse@gmail.com.

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