VOL. 10 | NO. 16 | Saturday, April 15, 2017
The Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon, co-sponsored by The Rotary Club of Memphis East and The Daily News, will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Awards will be presented to Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Memphis Public Library & Information Center director Keenon McCloy, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will give the keynote. Tickets are $50. Call 901-754-1615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRVS Kids & Families will host the 21st annual 5K Bunny Run and 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 15, at 9 a.m. at Independent Presbyterian Church, 4738 Walnut Grove Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The event includes a visit by the Easter bunny, egg hunt, music, food trucks and more. Visit bunnyrun.racesonline.com for registration fees and information.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host its annual family egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include age-divided egg hunts for children 10 and younger, magic show, live music, crafts and more. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/familyegghunt for details and advance tickets.
Crosstown Concourse restaurant Mama Gaia will donate 25 percent of all sales made Monday, April 17, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraiser is scheduled to coincide with Meat Free Monday, a national initiative that encourages people to skip eating meat for one day a week. The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 1350 Concourse Ave., suite 137. Visit mamagaia.net for details.
The second series of Memphis 3.0 public meetings wraps up this week at these locations:
• Monday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.: Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road
• Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.: FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park, 415 Great View Drive E.
The comprehensive planning team will share research that has been conducted since the first set of rallies, which generated more than 10,000 comments, and seek input on specific topics to help shape priorities and goals. Visit memphis3point0.com for details and a schedule of upcoming meetings.
Shelby County Real Estate Road Show, co-sponsored by Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Chandler Reports, will be held Monday, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Learn about the county’s tax sale process and anti-blight initiative, as well as how to bid on commercial, industrial and residential properties through the Civic Source online system. Cost is free. Register at rersmemphis42017.eventbrite.com or email email@example.com.
Norris Avenue M.B. Church’s 2017 career fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s family life center, 1423 Norris Road. Ten employers are participating; applicants should bring resumes and be prepared for possible on-site interviews. Call the church at 901-942-0847 or 901-942-1430 for details.
Christian Brothers University and The Rotary Club of Memphis East will host the 2017 CBU-Dunavant Public Service Symposium Tuesday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Montesi Executive Center at CBU, 650 East Parkway S. Hear from this year’s Dunavant Public Servant Award winners, Stan Joyner and Keenon McCloy, why a career in public service matters. Free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCORE Memphis Small Enterprise Symposium will be held Thursday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. Potential, new and established entrepreneurs can network and learn from industry professionals about a variety of business topics. Cost is $15 in advance or at the door. Visit memphis.score.org for advance registration and a schedule of sessions.
The city of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance, PeroxyChem and other partners will host a MWBE vendor supplier forum for construction professionals Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Memphis, 200 N. Second St. Minority- and women-owned business enterprises can discuss upcoming opportunities and meet with prime contractors at one-on-one “At the Table” sessions. Cost is free. RSVP to email@example.com.