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VOL. 7 | NO. 28 | Saturday, July 5, 2014


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Mud Island will host a Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display Friday, July 4, at the park, 125 N. Front St. The park will be open at 10 a.m., and fireworks begin at nightfall. Visit mudisland.com.

Memphis Farmers Market will be open Saturday, July 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station, at the corner of South Front Street and West G.E. Patterson Avenue. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org.

Shelby Farms Park will hold the Splash & Splatter Water Festival Saturday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at Gate 11 off Raleigh-LaGrange Road. The festival, which will be held weekends through July 26, will include 50-foot slippery slides, sand volleyball, food trucks, live music and more. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org/splashandsplatter for details.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Saturday, July 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ben and Jerry’s, 5007 Black Road. All blood types, especially O negative, B negative and A negative, are needed. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 for donor requirements and appointments.

Graceland and The Levitt Shell will present a salute to Memphis music Saturday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Current Memphis musicians, including Joyce Cobb, Andy Childs, Marcus Scott, Cunning Band and the Lane Chapel Singers will perform classics by Elvis, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam & Dave, Al Green and The Staple Singers. The Levitt Shell also presents The Black Cadillacs as part of its 2014 free concert series Sunday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org.

Church Health Center and MIFA will hold a farmers market Tuesday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include local food trucks, live music and a cash bar. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Rizzo’s Diner and the Memphis Crisis Center will hold a “Less to Wine About Wednesday” fundraiser Wednesday, July 9, 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 a career open house for its Union Avenue store opening this year Wednesday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton, 185 Union Ave. Candidates interested in attending must apply online at careers.thefreshmarket.com with keyword 194 prior to the open house.

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Mike Edwards, president of Paragon Bank, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

The Cooper-Young Business Association will hold a Red Hot Summer Music concert Wednesday, July 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cherry Brooks and Cal Jackson will perform. The series continues Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, July 10, at 8 a.m. the Christian Brothers University Thomas Center Sabbatini Lounge, 650 East Parkway S. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will present “Crime in Memphis: Strategies to Overcome.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at afpmemphis.org.

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