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VOL. 6 | NO. 27 | Saturday, June 29, 2013


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The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

Eyewear Gallery will host free learner’s permit and driver’s license vision screenings Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at 763-2020.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will host its Big Wig Ball fundraiser Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. at Central Train Station, 545 S. Main St. The ball will include entertainment by The Millionaires, food and beverages. Tickets are $50 in advance and $70 at the door. Visit lebonheur.org/bigwigball or call 287-6308.

International Children’s Heart Foundation will hold its Taste of Caribe fundraiser Saturday, June 29, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at ANF Architects, 1500 Union Ave. The event will include music by Los Cantadores, Caribbean cuisine, salsa dancing and a silent auction. General admission is $50. R.S.V.P. at babyheart.org or 869-4243.

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House bed-and-breakfast renovation project Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

West Tennessee Historical Society will meet Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. “Map Man” Murray Hudson will present a portion of his college, including maps of West Tennessee. Visit wths-tn.org.

Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone Inc. and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will hold the fifth annual pro bono legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The free clinic offers seniors legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely of MALS at 523-8822.

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 2, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jim Strickland, chairman of the Memphis City Council budget committee, will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen Friday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

Mud Island River Park will host its annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display Thursday, July 4, at the park, 125 N. Front St. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the fireworks show starts at nightfall. Visit mudisland.com.

The city of Germantown will hold a Fireworks Extravaganza Thursday, July 4, in Municipal Park on Exeter Road. Live music, games and crafts begin at 5 p.m., and the fireworks show starts at 9:10 p.m. Visit germantown-tn.gov.

The Rebel on Beale summer country music concert series will present Mark Chesnutt Thursday, July 4, at 6 p.m. in W.C. Handy Park at Beale and South Third streets. Cost is free. Visit rebel953.com.

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

Leadership Memphis Gallery 363 will hold an opening reception for Myatt Masterminds Pyramid Scheme, featuring works by 15 artists, Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gallery, 363 S. Main St. The show can also been seen by appointment. Call 452-8033.

The Church Health Center will host its second annual night of theater fundraiser, featuring a performance of “The Color Purple,” Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Tickets start at $50. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Dan Larkin as part of its Summer Bistro Music Series Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Playhouse on the Square will present “The Color Purple” through July 14 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

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