VOL. 131 | NO. 193 | Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Memphis Botanic Garden will host its “Siptember Sip & Shop” themed Vine to Wine tasting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines, beers or cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Tennessee State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America and Memphis VVA Chapter 1113 will hold an Agent Orange town hall meeting for Vietnam War veterans on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 555 Vance Ave. Veterans and their survivors can speak with Veteran Service Officers about filing claims for VA benefits. For details, call Leonard Perkins at 901-644-4833.
Decorative Arts Trust will host an evening with author and magazine contributor Julia Reed on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Buckman Auditorium at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Reed’s talk will draw from her latest book, “Julia Reed’s South, Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long.” Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for those who wish to mingle over a glass of wine. Tickets are $25. Visit decorativeartstrust.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Bring your most inspirational recent reads for a roundtable discussion of books that are changing lives. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.
Memphis Reads and its partners will host “Salvage the Bones” author Jesmyn Ward for a two-day event in Memphis. Ward will give the Memphis Reads public lecture and sign books Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Christian Brothers University theater, 650 East Parkway S. Then she will participate in an open Q&A on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Rhodes College’s McCallum Ballroom, 2000 North Parkway, as part of Rhodes’ “Communities in Conversation” series. Visit facebook.com/MemphisReads for details.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled “Access to Capital” on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn about preparing a winning loan package to present to lenders and hear from Hope Credit Union about a new microloan program. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.