VOL. 131 | NO. 233 | Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A public meeting on the Pinch District redevelopment plan will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Balinese Ballroom, 330 N. Main St. The planning team will present the vision that has been crafted for the Pinch District following two public input meetings and discuss connectivity between this initiative and other projects in the vicinity. For more information, contact Brett Roler at email@example.com or 901-575-0540.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. The open-mic format will be hosted by Jo Garner. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call 901-482-0354.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold a reception for the Thom Kostura art show Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Visitors Center Gallery, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Pinot’s Palette will host its fourth annual Project Pet portrait-painting event to benefit the Streetdog Foundation on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanderlin studio, 5040 Sanderlin Ave., suite 111. Cost is $65; $20 will be donated to Streetdog. Must register by Thursday, Nov. 24. For details and registration, visit pinotspalette.com/sanderlin or call 901-761-0012.
Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will celebrate Jacob Burkle Day on Friday, Nov. 25, the 185th anniversary of Burkle’s birth. The day marks the 185th anniversary of Burkle’s birth as Slave Haven also observes its 160th anniversary. Members of the Burkle family will visit the museum to celebrate Burkle’s birthday at noon; tours will be given from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-527-3427.
Germantown’s holiday tree lighting will take place Friday, Nov. 25, at Municipal Park Lake, 1900 S. Germantown Road. Families gather in Municipal Square at 5 p.m. to sing holiday songs, toast marshmallows and witness the lighting of the tree at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa inside City Hall. Cost is free. Visit germantown-tn.gov.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Jasper Alexander, author of “The Hattie’s Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes,” for a discussion and signing Monday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.