VOL. 131 | NO. 163 | Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Memphis Jewish Community Center will hold a Medicare informational meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. at 6560 Poplar Ave. Larry L. Turner of Imagine Retirement will explain Medicare for those ages 60 to 64. Open to the public; reservations required. Call Jennifer Roberts at 901-761-0810.
Downtown Parking Authority will meet Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on how to get started in government contracting Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn about getting started in government contracting, types of contracts awarded, how to get one-on-one assistance and more. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Shelby County Real Estate Road Show, co-sponsored by Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Chandler Reports, will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Learn about the county’s tax sale process and how to bid on commercial, industrial and residential properties through the new online system. Cost is free; registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 17. Visit rersmemphistn.eventbrite.com or email email@example.com.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host Arts and Craft Beers on Friday, Aug. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Grab a power tool and create take-home DIY art projects, sample local craft beers and challenge friends to a lawn game at this 21-and-older event. Cash bar and food trucks available. Tickets are $15 for MBG members and $18 for nonmembers and are available at memphisbotanicgarden.com or 901-636-4131.
The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will feature “Grease” on Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden will present “Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly” on Monday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Cora Lund Preston of the Monarch Joint Venture will provide the latest updates on monarch butterflies and discuss what citizens can do to help. Admission is free for WRC and MBG members, and $4 for nonmembers. Visit wolfriver.org or call 901-219-7323 for details.