VOL. 126 | NO. 206 | Friday, October 21, 2011
Visible Music College will hold the seventh annual 24-Hour Drumathon beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The entire percussion department will drum for 24 hours at the Ann and Jim Vining Concert Hall, 200 Madison Ave. The event will raise money for Visible Music College drummers to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The Drumathon will be broadcast live online, To donate, watch streaming video or request a song, visit www.drumathon.com.
Literacy Mid-South will host its inaugural Super Gala Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 21, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at its office, 902 S. Cooper St. The evening will feature a costume contest, live music, a silent auction, an open bar and food catered by Celtic Crossing. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Admission is $50 per couple and $35 for individuals. For tickets, call 327-6000 or visit www.literacymidsouth.org.
The Kyle Kiihnl Foundation will host The Eye Opener 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 22, at Shelby Farms Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The Kyle W. Kiihnl is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of driving while sleep-impaired. For more information, call Kathi Wright at 486-2984 or visit www.eyeopener5k.racesonline.com.
The Second Annual Trucking Expo will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The expo will showcase innovative products in the trucking and logistics industry. Admission is free. For more information or tickets, call 800-320-8926 or visit www.memphistruckingexpo.eventbrite.com.
RiverArtsFest 2011 will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. The artist market will host 160 artists from around the country. The festival will feature live music, food and drinks. For more information, visit www.riverartsfestmemphis.org.
Midsouth Tech Corner will hold a free workshop for business owners to understand their office IT network Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Greater Memphis Chess Center, 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/MidsouthTechCorner.
Taste for a Cure 2011, a fundraiser to fight breast cancer, will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jack Robinson Art Gallery, 44 Huling Ave. The evening will include live music, food catered by Corky’s BBQ, silent auctions and more. Tickets are $25. For tickets, visit tasteforacure2011.eventbrite.com.