VOL. 10 | NO. 26 | Saturday, June 24, 2017
Memphis Branch NAACP will host its Centennial Freedom Fund Luncheon on Saturday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. are the guest speakers at the luncheon, themed “Reflecting on the Past, Remaining Focused on the Future: 100 Years of Civil Rights and Human Rights Advocacy.” Tickets start at $100. Visit naacpmemphis.org for details.
The Orpheum’s Halloran Centre will present “Love Letters,” a two-person play starring Mary Morris and Pat Halloran, Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, at 8 p.m. at 225 S. Main St. Tickets start at $50; proceeds will go toward Church Health’s Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
Mid-South Transplant Foundation’s sixth annual Ride for Life Bike-a-thon for Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness will be held Sunday, June 25, at 7 a.m. at Memorial Park, 5668 Poplar Ave. The cycling event includes a 25-mile ride, 1-mile kids fun ride, and post-ride party catered by Crepemaker. Register at midsouthtransplantrfl.racesonline.com or call 901-328-4438.
Johnny Mathis will make a Memphis concert stop on his Voice of Romance Tour Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Mathis will perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites, supported by comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
Germantown Community Library will continue its Egyptology 101 series for adults and teens 13 and older with “Egyptology 101: Gods of Ancient Egypt,” Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. Other sessions follow July 10 and July 24; each introductory talk will be led by speakers from the University of Memphis’ Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology. Pre-registration required. Visit the library or call 901-757-7323.
Memphis Botanic Garden continues its 2017 Vine to Wine wine-tasting series with “Reds, Whites, and Blues” Tuesday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Pop the cork with patriotic spirits and blues on the Live Garden stage, and snap a photo with the popular special guests, the regal eagle and his friends from Reelfoot Lake. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/winetastings for details.
Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “La La Land” Tuesday, June 27, at 8:30 p.m. on the landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and grab a spot on the landing’s sloping rooftop, with movies projected on a 24-foot screen at the bottom. Visit downtownmemphis.com for details.
Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s House Party and Volunteer Appreciation Night takes place Wednesday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis CAC, 1085 Poplar Ave. The evening will honor volunteers and welcome other supporters who care about kids. RSVP to https://givepul.se/ckppl or Su at shartline@MemphisCAC.org or 901-888-4359.
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will host a Small-Business Lunch & Learn Thursday, June 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Collierville Center, 215 W. Poplar Ave. Courtney Orians, coordinator of external activities at the U of M, will discuss personality types in the workplace. Cost is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit colliervillechamber.com for registration details.
The 2017 Volunteer Memphis Awards will be held Thursday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The awards will recognize individuals, nonprofits and companies who represent excellence in volunteerism. Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com. Visit volunteermemphis.org for details.