VOL. 9 | NO. 19 | Saturday, May 7, 2016
Cooper-Young Pup Crawl, benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ten Cooper-Young restaurants will offer special canine-themed drinks for the evening and will donate 10 percent of sales from Pup Crawlers. Participants should first stop at the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue for a free wristband to ensure their sales are counted. Visit memphishumane.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood and the Memphis Public Library will host Newberry Award winner Kate DiCamillo for a discussion and signing of her latest book, “Raymie Nightingale,” on Sunday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Books will be available for purchase on site, and DiCamillo also will sign a book brought from home. Cost is free. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven’s “Eroica” Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert is part of the Paul & Linnea Bert Classic Accents series. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.
Luna Nova will perform a Belvedere Chamber Music Festival preview concert on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean Blvd. Visit lunanova.org.
Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, May 10, 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.
Central Defense Staffing will host a job fair Wednesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. CDS is seeking to fill hundreds of positions for all shifts at accounts in North Mississippi. For more information and details on available positions, call 901-473-6385.
13th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards, hosted by Rotary Club of Memphis East and The Daily News, will be held Wednesday, May 11, at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Spence Wilson will present the keynote. Tickets are $50. Visit rotaryclubofmemphiseast.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a superheroes/supervillains-themed food truck garden party on Wednesday, May 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers and includes one drink; tickets will be available at the gate. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.