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VOL. 10 | NO. 43 | Saturday, October 21, 2017


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The Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting Peer Power Foundation, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21. The half-marathon will be the first to allow participants to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line via the Big River Crossing, while the 5K will run a course through Downtown Memphis. Both races with start at Tom Lee Park, with the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8:30 a.m. Visit runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/BigRiverCrossing for details and registration.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company continues its Shakespeare Shout-Out Series with a “free, fun and fast” performance of “Shake, Rattle & Roll” Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Overton Park playground. The 45-minute show creatively links Memphis music to the works of Shakespeare. Cost is free; no tickets needed.  Shout-Out Series shows continue through Nov. 10. Visit tnshakespeare.org for a schedule.

The 2017 Soulsville USA Festival is Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the historic Soulsville USA district on College Street & East McLemore Avenue. This year's festival features three stages of live music, free entry and educational talks at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, art and dance demonstrations, kids zone, 40 craft vendors and food trucks. Cost is free. Visit soulsvilleusafestival.com.

IRIS Orchestra will present “From the New World,” featuring guest violinist Mayu Kishima, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 22, at 2 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit irisorchestra.org.

The Mid-South Wedding Show & Bridal School will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch. The event will feature fashion shows, vendors, bridal seminars, giveaways and more. Tickets are $15 at the door; complimentary tickets available from local merchants listed at midsouthweddingshow.com.

Wine & Spirits on the Grove, an effort between Creative Solutions Inc. and Oak Court Mall to raise funds for Memphis Gun Down, will take place Sunday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Ave. Sample libations from local wineries and distributors while enjoying live music and art demonstrations. Admission is $5 and includes a complimentary wine glass; proceeds benefit Memphis Gun Down’s anticrime programs to eradicate gun violence. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com or call 901-679-8545.

Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association will host a Construction Estimating for Beginners class Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 23-25, at the city of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. Attendees must know how to read blueprints and bring a calculator, notepad and architectural ruler. Cost is $10. RSVP to 901-526-9300 or at eventbrite.com.

The Orpheum Theatre will present “An American in Paris” Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 24-29, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for show times and tickets.

The Memphis Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section will present a continuing legal education seminar titled “Department of Labor Update on the Fair Labor Standards Act,” Tuesday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the MBA office, 145 Court Ave., suite 301. Attorney Alan Crone will discuss recent updates in the FLSA and answer attendees’ questions. Visit memphisbar.org for details and registration fees.

The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium will present “Leveling the Playing Field: How MBCC Can Set the Bar for Health Equity in Breast Care” Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the University of Memphis University Center, 499 University St. Free and open to the public; space is limited. Visit commontablehealth.org/policyforum for details and registration.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

Indie Memphis will wrap up the Indie Wednesday Film Series with a screening of “Score: A Film Music Documentary” Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill, 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway. Hollywood’s top composers take viewers inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the music genre. General admission is $10; Indie Memphis members get in free. Visit indiememphis.com.

Baptist Memorial Health Care will host a free seminar titled “Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer” Thursday, Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., meeting room L-56. Baptist Women’s Health Center director Beth Turner and a genetic counselor will discuss the latest technology available for breast cancer detection and answer questions about genetic risk factors. Light lunch included. Register at baptistonline.org or call 901-227-3519 by Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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