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VOL. 10 | NO. 21 | Saturday, May 20, 2017


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Memphis Botanic Garden will host the four-legged-friendly Dog Day at the Garden Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Enter contests, keep cool in the Hot Diggity Dog Kiddie Pool and visit the Doggie Expo for resources on raising a happy, healthy pup. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers at the gate. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

The Cooper-Young Garden Walk 2017 will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour more than 75 Cooper-Young gardens; visit educational booths and art studios; hear from keynote speaker Lisa Orgler of Paper Garden Workshop (3:30 p.m. each day); and enjoy discounts at many Cooper-Young businesses. Tickets are $20. Visit cygardenwalk.eventsmart.com.

Germantown Community Library will present the How-To Fest Saturday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. DIY enthusiasts can learn from experts hosting demonstrations in dozens of topics, from raising backyard chickens to jewelry making, woodworking and more. Cost is free. Call 901-757-READ.

The Arc Mid-South’s annual International Tea will be held Saturday, May 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. Emceed by Amy Speropoulos, host of “Local Memphis Live,” the event will feature international foods, fashion, dance and music. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at thearcmidsouth.org/tea or at the door.

River Series, a concert series benefiting Maria Montessori School, will host Tobin Sprout & Elf Power with DJ Hot Tub Eric on Sunday, May 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Harbor Town Amphitheater, 740 Harbor Bend Road. Admission is $5. Visit bit.ly/RiverSeries for details.

Germantown Community Library will hold an Estate Planning Basics workshop Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at 1925 Exeter Road. Explore the fundamentals of successful estate planning from Lansky Law Firm. Pre-registration required; call 901-757-7323.

Common Table Health Alliance will hold its inaugural annual meeting and Community Improvement Gala Tuesday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of four local experts will address the theme “The Community Impact of Social Determinants on Women’s Health in Memphis, TN,” followed by a call to action by actress Lynn Whitfield. General admission starts at $100. Visit commontablehealth.org for details.

The V.I.B. (Very Important Bride) Show & Food Tasting will be held Tuesday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p,m. at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch. The event will feature vendors, games and door prizes, food tasting and more. Admission is free. Visit midsouthweddingshow.com.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Church Health representatives will discuss health care help for uninsured working Memphians. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, May 24, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Floyd Bonner Jr. will discuss the Area Law Enforcement Retail Team (ALERT). Email bigformemphis@phelpssecurity.com or call 901-365-9728.

Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of The Guest House, will discuss the 450-room resort hotel and Graceland’s expansion. Tours of the hotel will be available after lunch. Register at midsouthafp.org.

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