VOL. 9 | NO. 21 | Saturday, May 21, 2016
Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will open its 2016 Bluesday Tuesday concert series with Earl "The Pearl" Banks on Tuesday, May 24, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com for a series schedule.
Tennis Memphis will host the Tennis & Health Fest on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bellevue Tennis Center, 1239 Orgill Road. Enjoy free walk-in tennis clinics for adults and children, healthy food, dental exams and cleanings, and vision screenings.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe for a discussion and signing of her latest release, “A Lowcountry Wedding,” on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Ticketed VIP reception begins at noon. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Buckman Performing Arts Center’s resident company, Roudnev Youth Ballet, will perform “Enchantments: An Evening of Two Fairytales Featuring Snow White” on Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
Sierra Club Chickasaw Group will hold an open house for state Senate and House candidates from Shelby County on Monday, May 23, at 5:45 p.m. at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Ave. Members of the public are invited to attend and ask questions of the candidates, one-on-one or in small groups. Questions about the environment and safe and healthy communities are encouraged. Visit facebook.com/Chickasaw.Group for details.
Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, May 24, 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 Public Library will hold a genealogy workshop titled “Revisiting the Family Search African-American Indexing Project” on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Visit memphislibrary.org.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels with business leaders, will meet Wednesday, May 25, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Guest speaker Kate Phillips of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will discuss the park’s new facilities and upgrades. Email email@example.com or call 901-365-9728.