VOL. 131 | NO. 144 | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold two public meetings Wednesday, July 20, to present short-term investments for multimodal projects in the Memphis metropolitan planning area. The meeting will take place at MATA Central Station, 545 S. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. and at Bartlett City Hall, 6400 Stage Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art Dash 2016, benefiting Friends for Life, will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Around 100 pieces of art will be up for grabs; pay $125 for an Art Dash Premium ticket, and when your number is called, dash for your chosen piece of art. Art Dash Friends tickets, for those who want to enjoy the party without taking home a piece, are $25. Both tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com or email email@example.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on government contracting Thursday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center will teach small-business owners how to successfully compete for government contracts. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Pirate Picnic in My Big Backyard on Friday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Kids can create their own pirate flag; go on a botanical treasure hunt; and celebrate the opening of this year’s Idea Garden, the Lost Boys Lagoon. Bring your own pirate picnic. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4131.
The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will feature “The Karate Kid” on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at The Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Germantown CycleBar will hold a pop-up Ride Your Heart Out cycling event to benefit the American Heart Association on Saturday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. at the Exeter Village Shopping Center, 7685 Farmington Blvd. Cost is $50, which includes a reserved seat, three free CycleBar rides and a tank top. Visit cyclebar.com/community/cyclenation to sign up.