VOL. 129 | NO. 157 | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Rizzo’s Diner and the Memphis Crisis Center will hold a “Less to Wine About Wednesday” fundraiser Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the restaurant, 106 G.E. Patterson Ave. Rizzo’s will donate 25 percent of the day’s profits to the crisis center. Visit rizzosdiner.com.
The Fresh Market will hold the grand opening of its Midtown store Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 2145 Union Ave. Events include the “Cracking of the Parmesan,” a gourmet version of a ribbon cutting, at 8 a.m., chef demonstrations, food sampling stations, giveaways and drawings. Visit thefreshmarket.com.
The Cooper-Young Business Association will hold a Red Hot Summer Music concert Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Apollo Almighty will perform. Visit cooperyoung.biz.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a CD release party for Grace Askew’s “Scaredy Cat” Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold its 2014 conference, “A Whole Lota Fundraisin’ Goin’ On,” Thursday, Aug. 14, at the University of Memphis University Center, 499 University St. The conference is open to AFP members and nonmembers and will feature networking and educational sessions. Visit afpmemphis.org for registration information.
Church Health Center Wellness and Bring It Food Hub will hold a Bring It, Cook It, Take It cooking class Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. The class will include cooking demonstrations using fresh produce, plus tastings and recipes. Cost is $5 and includes a bag of produce. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.
The University of Tennessee at Martin will present a retirement planning workshop for those interested in learning about estate planning Thursday, Aug. 14, and Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Germantown Great Hall, 1900 S. Germantown Road. Cost is $59 for two people and includes both sessions and instructional materials. RSVP at utm.edu/departments/ecos/nondegree.php or 731-881-7082.
Agape Child & Family Services will host its 16th annual HeartLight event Friday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road. Dr. Geoffrey Canada, president/CEO and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, will present the keynote, and Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans will perform. Tickets are $15 to $40. Visit agapemeanslove.org.