VOL. 129 | NO. 223 | Friday, November 14, 2014
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will hold an opening reception for “SOUL: Memphis’ Original Sound – Photographs by Thom Gilbert” Friday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will include refreshments and live music by Bobby Rush. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees kicks off with Santa Claus arriving by helicopter Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. on the Pink Palace lawn, 3050 Central Ave. The holiday festival continues through Dec. 31. Proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Visit theenchantedforest.org.
Dixon Gallery & Gardens will host a family day celebrating the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will feature art projects, art demonstrations, live music and special guests. Admission is free. Visit dixon.org.
The Cotton Museum will hold its eighth annual Harvest Party fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Earnestine & Hazel’s, 531 S. Main St. The event will include live music, food, sing-alongs, raffle and more. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. RSVP at memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Town hall meeting/discussion panels on youth violence in Memphis will be held Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 17-19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics Classroom Building, 3665 Central Ave., room 118. The three-part series will focus on issues of violence and how it has affected the Memphis economy and business community. For details, contact town hall organizer Jimmie Williams at 314-5157 or email@example.com.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will hold a free Medicare Advantage community information meeting Monday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Germantown Great Hall conference center, 1900 Germantown Road. The meeting seeks to educate Medicare-eligible adults on health coverage options. Visit bcbst-medicare.com or call 800-292-5146.
Memphis Area BPW (Business & Professional Women) will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road. Sarah Stramel of Stramel PR & Social Media will present “Why You Need Social Media.” Cost is free. RSVP to Martha Ervin at 489-5481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.