VOL. 131 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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 a lender and hear from Hope Credit Union about a new microloan program for startups and small businesses. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Germantown Presbyterian Church and Germantown United Methodist Church will launch a parent and caregiver connect group with an event titled “Together We Can Do So Much More” Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at Germantown Presbyterian, 2363 S. Germantown Road. The guest speaker is Special Education Matters independent consultant Harry T. Fogle. Cost is free; registration required. Visit germantownpres.org for details and registration.
Leadership Germantown will hold its 20th anniversary gala Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The evening will include a reception, entertainment, seated dinner and LG Legacy Awards ceremony. Tickets are $125. Call 901-861-9676 or email email@example.com.
2nd annual Bona Fide Blues Festival, hosted by the Memphis Blues Society, will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, in Overton Square. More than 45 Mid-South blues acts will perform on two all-day, family-friendly stages. Participants may also buy wristbands for admission to several participating venues for additional blues performances both nights. Outdoor concerts are free; visit bonafidebluesfest.com for details and to buy wristbands.