VOL. 6 | NO. 39 | Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.
Memphis Crisis Center will kick off Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week with community leaders on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Park pavilion, 799 Madison Ave. The week aims to raise awareness, funds and volunteers for the center’s 24-hour hotline. Visit memphiscrisiscenter.org.
City Auto and Lifeblood will host the Madison Hargrove Memorial Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Auto, 4932 Elmore Road. The drive is being held in conjunction with National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Call 529-6320 or 888-LIFEBLOOD to schedule an appointment.
The Levitt Shell will present John Paul Keith as part of its 2013 free concert series on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host gospel singers The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Amy LaVere on Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com or 751-7500.
Memphis Botanic Garden will present Foreigner as part of the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series Friday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 p.m. at the Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Visit liveatthegarden.com.
Memphis Police Ambassadors will host Community Appreciation Day, in partnership with businesses, schools, government agencies and vendors, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 999 Shady Grove Road. Call 283-0032 or 598-8657.
The 20th annual Blues Ball will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Gibson Guitar Factory, 145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. The “Hallelujah Homecoming” themed event will honor the Rev. Al Green and Sam Moore. Tickets are $200. Visit memphischaritable.org.
The Levitt Shell will present Lisa Marie Presley as part of its 2013 free concert series on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
The National Association of Parliamentarians Tennessee Beta Unit will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call 324-5184.
Duncan-Williams Inc. will host a continuing education lunch series event Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at 6750 Poplar Ave., suite 400. Guest speaker Kelly Finnell will discuss how employee stock option plans can be effective tools for business succession, and estate and retirement planning. Cost is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. John Gnuschke will present “How Mergers and Acquisitions Have Affected the Memphis Economy.” Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
Germantown Community Library will host its Selling Online seminar Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. The class will cover selling on Craigslist, eBay, Amazon and other e-commerce platforms. Cost is free; registration is required. Call 757-7323.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will host a public hearing on the proposed Kirby-Whitten Parkway (Shelby Farms Parkway) project Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Topics include access to the park, proposed access to new trails, a landfill study and aquifer impacts. Visit tdot.state.tn.us for details.
Duncan-Williams Inc. will host its next “Navigating Social Security” event Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6750 Poplar Ave., suite 400. Attendees will learn how Social Security plays a role in retirement planning. Cost is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhodes College Memphis Center for Lifelong Learning will host a class called “Elvis Presley and America” on Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. The course will explore what Presley’s life and career tell about U.S. history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Tuition is $150. Call 843-3965.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host Siptember, a Tuesdays on the Terrace wine tasting, Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; reservations are required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. The topic is “Mastermind Principle: Based on the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Agape Child & Family Services will hold Heart Shares bus tours Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., leaving from 111 Racine St. Tour participants will visit the communities Agape serves. Register at agapemeanslove.org.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host an In the Mix networking event Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Member companies can receive four complimentary tickets; cost for nonmembers is $10. Email email@example.com or call 543-3571.
Balmoral Presbyterian Church will hold a human-trafficking workshop Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6413 Quince Road. Rev. Noelle Damico will discuss human trafficking, how it happens and how to prevent it.
The city of Germantown will host the Farm Park Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farm Park, 2740 Cross Country Drive, near Germantown Elementary School. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-7382.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will hold Hot Off the Presses: Fall Edition on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Book publishers will share the titles set to be released this fall, and attendees can win advance copies of featured titles. Cost is free. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The Peabody will hold a rooftop party on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Aquanet will perform. Tickets are $10, which includes one drink. Visit peabodymemphis.com.
The Levitt Shell will present Mountain Heart as part of its 2013 free concert series on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an opening reception for “Home Sweet Home: Encaustic Works by Lisa Williamson” Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Levy Gallery, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 25. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host the return of its permanent collection, following the “Monet to Matisse” national tour, on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the gallery, 4339 Park Ave. Visit dixon.org.
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Sunday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Indie Memphis. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.