VOL. 123 | NO. 250 | Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The R.S.V.P. Program is collecting old cell phones for use as 911 emergency phones for senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse. Phones and batteries may be dropped off through Dec. 31 at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 1000. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have 10 or more phones to drop off, you may call Joanne Lowe at 515-2084 for pickup.
The Giant Rats of Sumatra will meet Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The Giant Rats is a Sherlock Holmes discussion group. Reservations are required. The cost is $42. To register, call Joe Highfill at 731-847-4254 by Monday.
The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host an Internet Basics II Class Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at the library, 3030 Poplar Ave. To register for the class, call 415-2722.
The Desoto Athletic Club will host the first annual DAC New Year’s Eve 10K race Dec. 31 at DAC’s Collierville location, 440 West Powell Road. Registration is available from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. The race will benefit the Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center. Members and nonmembers are eligible to participate. To register, visit www.racesonline.com.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host New Year’s at Noon Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 2525 Central Ave. The party will include dancing, traditions and customs from other countries, karaoke and a “goody toss.” For more information, call 458-2678 or visit www.cmom.com.
Playhouse on the Square will host its fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. at Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided before a showing of “Seussical” followed by games and prizes. All proceeds will benefit Theatre For Youth. For reservations, visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org or call 726-4656.
YogaFit will hold Level 1 Teacher Training workshops Jan. 3-4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eccentric Studios, 2810 Bartlett Road, Suite 1. Regular signup is $369 and late signup, which is seven days or fewer prior to the workshop, is $399. To register, visit www.yogafit.com. For more information, call Rachael Vint at 282-5504.
Junior Achievement is recruiting companies to participate in its annual “Bowling on the River” Bowl-A-Thon Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28-March 1. To sign up, contact April Armstrong at 366-7800 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.jamemphis.org or www.bowlathon.com.