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VOL. 6 | NO. 40 | Saturday, September 28, 2013


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The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.

The 2013 Memphis Airshow, presented by FedEx Express, will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Millington Regional Jetport, 8182 Hornet Ave. Proceeds benefit 19 local nonprofits. Buy tickets at memphisairshow.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Memphis Garden Show & Fall Plant Sale on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Attendees can talk with gardening experts and purchase annuals, perennials, trees and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and The University of Memphis will host a Professional Connections Lunch Friday, Sept. 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center, 499 University St. The series connects students with business and community leaders for discussions and leadership exercises. RSVP to Jon Campbell at jcmpbll3@memphis.edu or 678-1781.

The Orpheum will screen 2004 film “Phantom of the Opera,” part of the Pat’s Picks classic movie series, Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

The Levitt Shell will present Shannon McNally as part of its 2013 free concert series on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.

Memphis Pink Palace Museum will present “On Track in Memphis,” featuring memorabilia and demonstrations courtesy of the Memphis Society of Model Railroaders, Saturday, Sept. 28, through Oct. 25 at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Visit memphismuseums.org.

Methodist South Hospital will hold a fall health fair and family reunion Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:15 a.m. to noon on the grounds across from Methodist South, 1300 Wesley Drive. The event will include a 5K fun run, two-mile walk, health screenings and children’s activities. Cost is free. Visit methodisthealth.org.

LUVMUD 2013 5K and 10K obstacle/mud race and festival benefiting Habitat for Hope will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Shelby Farms Park, with the first wave of runners starting at 11 a.m. The dog-friendly LUVDOG 5K mud race starts at 3:15 p.m. Register online by Thursday, Sept. 26, or onsite. Visit luvmud.com for prices and details.

The Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival, benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. The event will include ice cream vendors, music, a silent auction and children’s activities. Cost is $7 online or $10 at the gate. Visit rmhc-memphis.org.

The RISE Foundation will present its An Evening of Change gala Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The event will include dinner, dancing, awards and silent auction. Tickets are $100. Visit risememphis.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Dog Day at the Garden on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include contests, doggie expo and kiddie pool area. Cost for members is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children; cost for nonmembers is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 636-4102 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Rhodes College will host a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “How Judaism Became a Religion,” presented by Leora Batnitzky, Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Ekenstedt, co-executive director of The Bridge: The Memphis Street Paper, will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Author Bradley Harris will present “How Do You ‘Appear’ to Your Customers?” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will present “Pursuing the Guilty and Protecting the Innocent.” Visit phelpssecurity.com or email bigformemphis@phelpssecurity.com.

Methodist North Hospital will hold a lunch and learn titled “How to feel younger and live better” Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in meeting rooms one and two at the hospital, 3960 New Covington Pike. Dr. Kenneth Grinspun of Memphis Orthopaedic Group will discuss how diet, exercise and mental well-being can help with aging. Cost is free; seating is limited. RSVP to 888-777-5959.

The Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

The city of Germantown will host the Farm Park Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farm Park, 2740 Cross Country Drive, near Germantown Elementary School. Email mmcdonnell@germantown-tn.gov or call 757-7382.

Downtown Memphis Commission will hold Party in the Park on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Court Square Downtown. The event will include music, food trucks and the Downtown Vision Awards presentation. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association will celebrate its 45th anniversary with Feed the Soul on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Warehouse, 36 E. G.E. Patterson. The event will include food, live entertainment, and rum and bourbon tastings. Tickets are $45. Visit mifa.org.

The Levitt Shell will present the Randall Bramblett Band as part of its 2013 free concert series on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Clybourne Park” Friday, Sept. 27, through Oct. 13 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for new works by Memphis artist Lee Holliday on Friday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its Midtown showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 13. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

The Levitt Shell and Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Opus One with John Gary Williams and the Bo-Keys on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Cost is free. Visit memphissymphony.org.

Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present the Jazz-A-Fire Ensemble on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Towne Center, 915 E. McLemore Ave. Attendees can bring their own instruments for a jam session during the second hour. Admission is $10. Email mbaafirehouse@gmail.com.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host an opening reception for “The Rothko Project,” a visual arts exhibition in collaboration with IRIS Orchestra, Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 26. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.

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