VOL. 129 | NO. 226 | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
National Civil Rights Museum will host a lunch and learn with Daphene McFerren, director of The Benjamin Hooks Institute at the University of Memphis, Wednesday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. The topic is “Freedom’s Front Line: The Voting Rights Struggle in Fayette County, Tenn.” Cost is free; bring your own lunch. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will hold a free Medicare Advantage community information meeting Thursday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. The meeting is open to the public and seeks to educate Medicare-eligible adults on their health coverage options. Visit bcbst-medicare.com or call 800-292-5146.
AIA Memphis will host its Third Thursday Lecture on Local Design on Thursday, Nov. 20, 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.
AARP Cordova Chapter will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova branch library, 8457 Trinity Road. Carol Wiley of Citizens for Community Values will discuss human trafficking, and members will also vote for the 2015 chapter officers.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
Latino Memphis will host “Turkey Tamales & Chocolate Caliente” Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Road Extended, suite 16. Enjoy food and conversation about issues affecting the Latino community and how you can help. Cost is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 878-0658.
Shelby County Schools will hold a community meeting for feedback on its 80/90/100% Strategic Plan Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Ave. The plan sets goals focused around the mission of college and career readiness by 2025. Visit scsk12.org.
The Cotton Museum will host a guest lecture by Richard Follett, professor of American history at the University of Sussex, Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Follett will discuss his upcoming book, “White Fright: Slave Revolts in American Memory.” Cost is free. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.