VOL. 10 | NO. 13 | Saturday, March 25, 2017
The second series of Memphis 3.0 public meetings kicks off with three meetings this week:
• Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.: Oakhaven High School, 3125 Ladbrook Road
• Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: Hollywood Community Center, 1560 N. Hollywood St.
• Thursday, March 30, 5:30 p.m.: Glenview Community Center, 1141 S. Barksdale St.
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 April meetings.
The second annual MusliMeMfest festival will take place Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The community event wraps up Muslims in Memphis Month with fun, food and Islamic arts, including a St. Jude silent art auction, bazaar with vendors, performances and more. Admission is free; some programs require RSVP/paid ticket. Visit muslimsinmemphis.org/events for more information.
The inaugural 901 Popper Throwdown will be held Saturday, March 25, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at High Cotton Brewing Co., 589 Monroe Ave. The free, family-friendly event will feature jalapeno popper cook-offs, a jalapeno-eating competition, live music and High Cotton brews. Visit jalapenothrowdown.com for details.
The city of Memphis Division of Engineering will hold an open house-style public input meeting on 10 Memphis street repaving/bike lane projects Monday, March 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Attendees can learn about the 10 repaving projects, many of which contain bike lanes in the proposed design, and offer written comments and questions. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Israel will host an interfaith panel discussion titled “Why Justice is Foundational to Christianity, Islam and Judaism” on Monday, March 27, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1376 E. Massey Road. Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Rev. Stephen R. Montgomery of Idlewild Presbyterian Church and Yasir Qadhi of Memphis Islamic Center will discuss their shared religious-based commitment to social justice issues. Free and open to the public. Visit timemphis.org for details and to RSVP.
Rhodes College’s Compassionate Campus Initiative will host Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a talk titled “Cultivating Compassion Through Mindfulness” Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in McNeill Concert Hall, 613 University St. Kabat-Zinn also will present the keynote at a daylong symposium on compassionate practices in education Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rhodes’ Hardie Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Visit www2.rhodes.edu/compassionatecampus to register.