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VOL. 7 | NO. 27 | Saturday, June 28, 2014


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Hattiloo Theatre will hold a free season nine community grand opening Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to midnight in its new Overton Square theater, 37 S. Cooper St. Events include performances, tours, concerts and more. Tickets to each event are on a first-come/first-served basis. Visit hattiloo.org/grand-opening-season-9.php for schedule.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on June 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission to the gardens is free during food truck hours. The lunch event continues every Friday through September. Visit dixon.org for a schedule.

Stax Music Academy, Stax Museum and Memphis Public Library will host Steve Cropper, guitarist for Booker T. & the MGs, for a Soul & Blues Brown Bag Series concert and Q&A Friday, June 27, at noon in the amphitheater behind the academy, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Visit staxmuseum.com.

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

HOPE (Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality) will host its first art show Friday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the KOART Gallery, 10 S. Main St. The show will feature the work of members who have formerly or are currently experiencing homelessness. Visit midsouthpeace.org.

Memphis Jams on Beale Friday night concert series will feature Marcella and Her Lovers Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Handy Park, at Beale and Third streets. Cost is free. Visit bealestreet.com/memphisjams for a series schedule.

The Levitt Shell will present Cloud Cult as part of its 2014 free concert series Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for a series schedule.

Memphis Farmers Market will be open Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, from noon to 5 p.m. at Gate 11 off Raleigh-LaGrange Road. The festival, which will be held weekends through July 27, 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.

UCAN of Memphis will hold a teen talk session titled “The Social” Saturday, June 28, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of Mtenzi, 1298 Madison Ave. Participants ages 12 to 20 and a panel of motivational speakers will discuss peer pressure, bullying, self-esteem and more. Cost is free. Visit ucanofmemphis.org or call 262-8642.

The Levitt Shell will present the Stooges Brass Band as part of its 2014 free concert series Saturday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell. And it will present Stax Music Academy’s summer grand finale concert as part of its 2014 free concert series Sunday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for a series schedule.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will host a federal procurement fair for businesses Monday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Small-business owners will learn about doing business with the federal government, and vendors ready to apply for government contracts can meet with procurement officials. RSVP to cohen.procurement@mail.house.gov or call 202-225-3265.

Church Health Center and MIFA will hold a farmers market Tuesday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

Methodist University Hospital heart disease support group Heart to Heart will discuss diabetes and heart disease Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Center of Excellence in Faith and Health, 1265 Union Ave. Call 516-7435.

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will hold a pre-application session to explain guidelines for its upcoming Nonprofit Capacity Building grant round Tuesday, July 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Visit cfgm.org for registration and grant information.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, July 1, at 4 p.m. in Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave, suite 250. Stroke survivors and caregivers are invited. Email angela.mensi@mlh.org or call 516-6929.

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Latino Memphis director Mauricio Calvo will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Farmers Market at the Garden Wednesday, July 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and every Wednesday through Oct. 29 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Cooper-Young Business Association will hold a Red Hot Summer Music concert Wednesday, July 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Carson and Pool will perform. The series continues Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, July 3, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.

The city of Germantown will hold the Farm Park Farmers’ Market Thursday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive. Visit germantown-tn.gov.

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