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VOL. 130 | NO. 254 | Thursday, December 31, 2015

Events

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Overton Square New Year’s Eve Bash will be held Thursday, Dec. 31, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Enjoy outdoor entertainment, specials at Overton Square restaurants and businesses, and more leading up to a midnight surprise. Madison Avenue will be closed between Cooper and Diana streets from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit overtonsquare.com for details.

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will ring in the new year with the 2016 Hard Rock Guitar Drop on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 126 Beale St. The evening will include live entertainment, drink specials and more. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit hardrock.com/cafes/memphis for tickets.

Germantown Community Library will host a “Downton Abbey” tea party for adults and teens Saturday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at 1925 Exeter Road. Celebrate the season six premiere with tea, finger foods and a screening of season five’s last episode. Period costumes encouraged. Free tickets required and are available at the library information desk or 901-757-7323.

The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge Monday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to the garden. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

Tennessee Genealogical Society will host a genealogy field trip to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, 7779 Poplar Pike, then travel to the library for a private tour of the fourth floor and Memphis Room. Cost is free; RSVP required. Visit tngs.org.

Aldi will hold a Memphis hiring event Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Opportunities include store associate, shift manager and manager trainee positions. Visit aldi.us for job requirements and details.

Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold a free tax workshop for new businesses Thursday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center’s Memphis Training Room, 555 Beale St. Tax specialists will provide information and answer questions on complying with registration and tax requirements. Registration required. Visit tn.gov/revenue/article/tax-workshops or call 800-342-1003.

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