VOL. 132 | NO. 131 | Monday, July 3, 2017
Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza will take place Monday, July 3, at Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, located at Appling Road and U.S. 70. Events start at 6 p.m. and include a car display, children’s activities, live music by the Bartlett Community Concert Band (6:30 p.m.) and Jamie Baker & the VIPs (7:45 p.m.), and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Visit cityofbartlett.org for details.
Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration is Monday, July 3, at Cox Park, 440 W. Powell Road. With the theme of “Freedom, Family and Fun,” the town will feature a special salute to veterans and active military service members, along with entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Food vendors open at 6 p.m. Visit collierville.com for details.
Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza is Tuesday, July 4, at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. Activities starting at 5 p.m. include live music, games, moon bounces, train rides and crafts, followed by fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. No pets allowed. For more information, call the Germantown Parks and Recreation office at 901-757-7375.
Downtown Memphis’ Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will take place Tuesday, July 4, at Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front St. The park opens at 10 a.m., live music and activities begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will launch at 9:15 p.m. Visit facebook.com/mudislandriverpark for details.
The Metal Museum will host Whet Thursday: Young Professionals on Thursday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Enjoy the museum and grounds for free while networking with other young professionals and enjoying food trucks and live music. Members receive a free hand-forged washer bottle opener. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.
POTS@TheWorks will present the world premiere of “Victory Blues,” a winner of the 2015 NewWorks@TheWorks playwriting competition, Friday, July 7, through July 30 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
Church Health, UT Health Science Center and Le Bonheur will present The Art of Dinner Friday, July 7, at 6 p.m. in Church Health’s teaching kitchen at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. Chef Joshua House of L’Ecole Culinaire will guide participants through new, delicious dishes in this interactive cooking class. Bring your favorite wine or beer. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit community nutrition programming at the Church Health Nutrition Hub. Visit churchhealth.org/events for tickets.
Girls Inc. of Memphis will host a Google ‘Made With Code’ coding party for girls ages 13-18 Saturday, July 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Girls Inc.’s administrative offices, 910 Vance Ave. Videos and activities will highlight the importance of coding and how it connects with girls’ everyday lives. Register at madewithcodememphis.eventbrite.com or call Girls Inc. at 901-523-0217 for more information.