VOL. 7 | NO. 51 | Saturday, December 13, 2014
The 13th annual Porter-Leath Toy Truck will collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations Monday, Dec. 15, to Dec. 19 from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. at WMC-TV Action News 5, 1960 Union Ave., and Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. Donations from both locations will benefit children and families served by Porter-Leath. Visit porterleath.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Perre Coleman Magness, author of “Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook” for a discussion and book signing Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Germantown Community Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra will present their annual holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $15. Visit gpacweb.com.
Davies Manor Plantation will host its Christmas open house Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3570 Davieshire Drive. Costumed docents will give tours and refreshments will be served at Hillwood. The manor house will reopen April 1. Visit daviesmanorplantation.org.
Memphis Area BPW (Business & Professional Women) will meet Monday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Eastgate, 5112 Park Ave. The guest speaker is Gerald Nelson from Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors. Dinner is Dutch treat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-489-5481.
A community health forum will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Business, health care and civic officials will discuss the chronically poor health condition of Shelby County and Tennessee residents and identify initiatives to improve health outcomes. The forum is free and open to the public. Visit memphischamber.com.
The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
National Civil Rights Museum will host a lunch and learn titled “The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution” Wednesday, Dec. 17, at noon in the NCRM Links Education Center. Speakers are Daphene McFerren and Nathaniel Ball, producers of documentary “Music, Fashion & Culture of the Movement.” Cost is free; bring your own lunch. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
AARP Cordova Chapter will hold its holiday luncheon and inauguration of 2015 officers Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Cheddar’s Restaurant, 2147 S. Germantown Road. Guests are welcome.