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VOL. 124 | NO. 231 | Tuesday, November 24, 2009


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Talk Shoppe will present “Open Microphone” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a free performance by singer and guitarist James Bonner Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, 123 S. Main St. For more information, call 525-3655.

WinterArts will hold an opening reception Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 5475 Poplar Ave. The shop will feature affordable gifts by regional artists including metalwork, paintings, blown glass, jewelry and ceramics. WinterArts’ Holiday Arts Show & Sale will be open to the public Saturday through December 24. For more information, visit www.winterartsmemphis.com.

The Memphis Botanic Garden will host “Snowy Nights” Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. There will be arts and crafts, holiday drinks and a musical holiday light show. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The First Annual Memphis Snuggie Pub Crawl will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. in Downtown Memphis. The pub crawl will benefit Amelia’s Voice, a benefit fund for Amelia Thompson, who suffers from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Cost is $10. The crawl will begin at Tap Room on Beale Street, followed by Silky O’Sullivan’s, Kooky Canuck and Club Chill at Primetime Sports. For more information, visit www.ameliasvoice.org.

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a performance by Hope Clayburn and the Soul Scrimmage Saturday at 9 p.m. at the center, 123 S. Main St. Cost is $5. For more information, call 525-3655.

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center Board of Trustees will meet November 30 at 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.

The WRVR Toy Truck Drive will be held Nov. 30 through Dec.0. 8jn n8dsa`jn 4 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. During the week, visitors can drop off new toys and gifts for children served by Porter-Leath. WRVR personalities Mike and Mandy will be on location. For more information, visit www.porterleath.org or call 577-2500, Ext. 1167.

The Eclectic Eye will serve as a drop-off location for toys benefitting MIFA’s Holiday Hope Chest through Dec. 16 at its Midtown store, 242 S. Cooper St. The store also will accept arts, crafts and games benefitting Ryan’s Haven through Dec. 16 at its Collierville location, 3670 S. Houston Levee Road, Suite 102. For every frame purchased during that time, the store will donate $5 toward the purchase of a new toy or arts materials for the two nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 276-3937.

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