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VOL. 10 | NO. 33 | Saturday, August 12, 2017


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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will host its kickoff breakfast Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:15 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Find outhow to join the walk and what impact the organization is making, and receive tips for raising funds and awareness. Learn more about the walk at makingstrideswalk.org/memphistn; RSVP for the breakfast to memphistnstrides@cancer.org or 901-278-2091 by Monday, Aug. 14.

The Live at the Garden summer concert series will host St. Paul & The Broken Bones with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.

Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee will host a free legal advice and counsel clinic Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis the second Saturday of each month. Visit malsi.org.

The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series continues with a screening of “Coming to America” Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Pre-show fun includes a lobby trivia contest, drink special, photo booth with movie-themed props, and a special performance by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

Church Health Behavioral Health will present a free Mental Health First Aid USA training session Thursday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1350 Concourse Ave. Attendees will learn a five-step action plan to offer initial help to people demonstrating symptoms of a mental illness or a crisis, along with how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Registration is required. Visit churchhealth.org.

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Network will hold its monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memphis National Golf Club, 10135 National Club Drive. The guest speaker is Sandy Barrios, who opened Bazaar, A Crazy Little Food Shop, in 2013. Tickets are $18 for chamber members and $25 for guests. Visit colliervillechamber.com/events for details.


Elvis Week 2017 runs Friday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 19, and will feature more than 40 events taking place at Graceland and other Memphis locations. Here are a few of the highlights:

Friday, Aug. 11: Elvis Fan Reunion, 2 p.m., Graceland Soundstage A (at Elvis Presley’s Memphis)

Saturday, Aug. 12: Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, 8 a.m., gates of Graceland; The Auction at Graceland, auction of more than 300 Graceland-authenticated artifacts from private collectors, 12:30 p.m., Guest House at Graceland; The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert, 8 p.m., Graceland Soundstage A

Sunday, Aug. 13: George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion, 5 p.m., Alfred’s (197 Beale St.); A Salute to Sun Records hosted by John Paul Keith, 8 p.m., Graceland Soundstage A

Monday, Aug. 14: A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis, 8 p.m., Graceland Soundstage A

Tuesday, Aug. 15: Candlelight Vigil, quiet procession that usually lasts into the early morning hours as fans walk to Elvis’ gravesite and back in quiet remembrance, 8:30 p.m., gates of Graceland

Wednesday, Aug. 16: ELVIS: Live in Concert, a 40th anniversary celebration concert with full symphony orchestra, 8 p.m., FedExForum

Friday, Aug. 18: Inside the Archives, look inside the Graceland Archives to learn how artifacts are protected and see some of the unique and prized items it holds, 3 p.m., The Guest House at Graceland; Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland, 8 p.m.

For a complete list of events and ticket information, visit elvisweekmemphis.com.

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