VOL. 129 | NO. 1 | Wednesday, January 01, 2014
T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
Memphis Zoo will hold Happy Zoo Year ice-skating parties Thursday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The parties celebrate the last week of the rink, with a different decade theme each night. Skating is $6. Visit memphiszoo.org.
Playhouse on the Square will present “Almost, Maine” as part of the POTS@TheWorks series Friday, Jan. 3, through Jan. 26 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.com.
The American Red Cross will hold National Blood Donor Month blood drives Friday, Jan. 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. Visit redcross.org or call 800-733-2767 for eligibility guidelines or to make an appointment.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will present the Memphis Tenors, an ensemble of Memphis tenor saxophonists, as part of its Jazz in the Box series Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Germantown Community Library will hold a J.R.R. Tolkien movie marathon Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. The library will also teach a beginners’ lesson on Elvish writing Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Cost is free; refreshments will be provided. Visit germantown-library.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will present the David Grisman FolkJazz Trio Saturday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Amy LeVere and Will Sexton will open. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
The Young Africans will perform “Our African Dream” Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2404 Kirby Road. The 20- to 22-year-old singers, musicians and dancers are former members of the African Children’s Choir. Cost is free. Visit africanchildrenschoir.com.