VOL. 129 | NO. 243 | Monday, December 15, 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.
Madonna Learning Center will present its 2014 Christmas play, “Home for the Holidays,” Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $5. Visit gpacweb.com.
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.
AIA Memphis will host its Third Thursday Lecture on Local Design on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers; RSVP required. Email email@example.com.
The Cotton Museum is holding a children’s coat drive for students at Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School and Lester Preparatory Middle School through Dec. 31. Coats and monetary donations can be dropped off at the museum gift shop, 65 Union Ave., through Dec. 30. For more information, visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Eclectic Eye is hosting Jeffrey Stayton’s art exhibition “Self-Portraits With Guitars” through Jan. 7 at its Midtown boutique, 242 S. Cooper St. Visit eclectic-eye.com.