VOL. 116 | NO. 77 | Friday, April 19, 2002
Healthy pets of all varieties, breeds and ages will be available for adoption at the first-ever Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption Fes
Healthy pets of all varieties, breeds and ages will be available for adoption at the first-ever Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 at Patriot Lake in Shelby Farms. Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, even exotic animals such as snakes, all in need of good homes will be brought to the day-long event from nearly 50 area animal shelters and rescue groups. Adoption fees begin around $45, and include all shots and sterilization. In addition to numerous "pet-friendly" booths and discounted veterinarian services, the festival also will feature live music, as well as food and drink vendors. Leashed animals are welcome. For more information, call 578-1160.
The annual Spring Architects Party, hosted by Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 1500 Union Ave. Party proceeds will benefit Senior Services. Food and musical performances by Crash Into June, Papa Tops West Coast Turnaround, Billy Gibson and Pat Fusco, and Ashley Wieronski are included in the $15 cover charge. For more information, call 278-6868, or 766-0600.
The University of Memphis Chucalissa Museum kicks off its three-day Spring Powwow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at 1987 Indian Village Dr. in southwest Memphis. The powwow will feature Native American arts and crafts, a dance competition, food and music. The event will run 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 785-3160.
Cooper-Young Community Association is throwing its fourth annual Neighborhood Spring Fling festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church at the intersection of Cooper Street and Walker Avenue. The free event will feature live music, "plant-swapping," a cakewalk, arts and antiques booths and much more.
The Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, which kicked off Thursday at Robert E. Church Park at Beale Street, is celebrating the Bahamas. The event includes ethnic music, foods and storytelling, and runs through Sunday. For more information, call 947-5133.
Downtown traffic will continue to be detoured off Danny Thomas Boulevard between Court and Beale streets through April 28, to allow for construction of the Medical Center Rail Extension over Danny Thomas. Motorists who normally use the boulevard are advised to use an alternate route.