VOL. 130 | NO. 50 | Friday, March 13, 2015
Eyewear Gallery, in partnership with Literacy Mid-South, is holding a book drive throughout March at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Eyewear Gallery doctors will also offer free vi-sion screenings on Fridays in March from noon to 2 p.m. Visit eyeweargallery.com.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform in Memphis Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Can-non Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The performance explores 5,000 years of Chinese culture through a blend of music and dance. Tickets start at $60. Visit shenyun.com or call 888-974-3698.
American Kidney Fund will host its second annual Kidney Action Day Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 800 South Parkway E. The free event will include kidney health screenings, interactive fitness demonstrations, healthy food samples and more. Visit kidneyfund.org.
42nd annual Silky Sullivan St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m. on Beale Street. The parade will feature pep bands, floats, Memphis Grizz crew, the Boll Weevils and more. Cost is free. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.
Center for Southern Folklore will present the Daddy Mack Blues Band as part of the Music in March @ Southern Folklore series Saturday, March 14, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the center, 119-123 S. Main St. Admission is $10. Visit southernfolklore.com.
Germantown Symphony Orchestra will present a concert in memory of longtime member and principal violist Robert Jackson on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Germantown Performing Arts Center Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $3 for students. Visit germantownsymphony.org.
The University of Tennessee Alumni Association-Memphis Network will host a program on “Health Care Costs and Challenges in Memphis” Tuesday, March 17, in the Advent Presbyterian Church chapel, 1879 N. Germantown Parkway. Events include a 5:45 p.m. social and 6:30 p.m. program followed by a Q&A. Guest speakers are Church Health Center founder Dr. Scott Morris and Methodist Hospital administrator Marty Keith. Cost is free. Contact Brandon S. Weise at 901-282-5117 with questions.
Memphis Chapter of Executive Women International will meet Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road. Michael Miles, ex-ecutive director of the theater, will speak. Cost is $35. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 19.