VOL. 131 | NO. 234 | Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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. Participants must register by Thursday, Nov. 24. For details and registration, visit pinotspalette.com/sanderlin or call 901-761-0012.
Circuit Playhouse will present the regional premiere of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Friday, Nov. 25, through Dec. 23 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
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 more information, email email@example.com 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 Memphis 3.0 planning team will host the first of 14 kickoff rallies Monday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins St. The rallies, which continue through Dec. 10 at different locations throughout Memphis, will include a short overview of the Memphis 3.0 comprehensive planning process followed by an extended opportunity for citizens to provide input on the future of their neighborhoods. Visit memphis3point0.com for details and the full schedule of rallies.