VOL. 9 | NO. 20 | Saturday, May 14, 2016
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on government contracting Thursday, May 19, 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 and the Memphis Herb Society will host a herb festival Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Celebrate herbs and MBG’s herb garden with a day of activities, talks, demonstrations and herbal marketplace. Cost is free with regular garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The River Series, a concert series benefiting Maria Montessori School, will host the original lineup of Greg Cartwright’s Reigning Sound, performing for the first time in 10 years, along with Robby Grant and DJ Hot Tub Eric on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Town Amphitheater, 740 Harbor Bend Road. Minimum donation of $5 per person is requested at the door. Visit bit.ly/RiverSeries for details.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing with Rien Fertel, author of “The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog,” on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, May 17, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This free program offers one-on-one counseling about starting or managing a small business. Visit memphislibrary.org for details.
Memphis Area Legal Services and Memphis Public Library will present a seminar and Q&A titled “Your Rights as a Renter or Homeowner” on Tuesday, May 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Learn about renters’ rights and obligations, steps to take when behind on a mortgage and how to handle discrimination in housing laws. Visit memphislibrary.org.
Job Fair and Educational Summit for U.S. Veterans and People Living With Disabilities will be held Wednesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway. Meet with more than 50 local employers along with 30 community services and training providers. Breakout sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will cover interviewing tips, job preparedness skills and lifestyle issues. Cost is free. For more information, call 901-636-7940, 901-438-0412 or 901-726-6521.