VOL. 130 | NO. 92 | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
NAWBO Memphis, the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, will meet Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Denise Hodges, co-founder of the Business BreakThrough Institute, will discuss how to build your business by speaking. Cost is $40 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will kick off its Food Truck Garden Party series Tuesday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will feature live music, cash bar and food trucks, plus the new Memphis Parent Play Zone, featuring activities for families and kids. Tickets include one drink and are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Femfessionals Memphis will host a social business workshop Wednesday, May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ciao Bella Italian Grill, 565 Erin Drive. Christi Eason, ValPak of Memphis owner and sales manager, will break down five ways to maximize your partnership with a nonprofit to benefit your business. Cost is $25 for business members and $40 for community members. Register at femfessionals.com.
The Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Ashley Calvert will present “The Future of Software Quality Management.” Visit pmimemphis.org for details and registration.
Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, in Tom Lee Park Downtown. The event will feature nearly 250 barbecue cooking teams, Ms. Piggie Idol Contest, live music and more. Tickets are $10 at the gate or ticketmaster.com. Visit memphisinmay.org.
Cooper-Young Pup Crawl, benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, will be held Thursday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Twelve Cooper-Young restaurants and bars will offer canine-themed drinks and donate 10 percent of sales from Pup Crawlers. Participants should pick up a free wristband at the Cooper-Young gazebo to make sure their sales are counted. Visit memphishumane.org.
Ballet Memphis will present “Interiorworks 16” Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, at 8 p.m. at its studios, 7950 Trinity Road. The dancer-conceived, dancer-produced experience includes 11 new works, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Suggested donation is $10 at the door to benefit the Artists’ Resource Fund. Visit balletmemphis.org.