VOL. 132 | NO. 196 | Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Stax Music Academy will present Six Decades of Funk: Honoring the Bar-Kays Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The academy will perform several Bar-Kays hits to honor retiring lead singer Larry Dodson and original member James Alexander. Arrive early for a discussion with Dodson, Alexander and Stax Museum executive director Jeff Kollath. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
The 2017 Senior Safari, hosted by the Professional Network on Aging, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The day will include free zoo admission for individuals 55 and older; free parking and tram rides; entertainment; and information on healthy living, financial planning, housing, insurance and more. Visit pnamidsouth.org.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Meteorologist Ron Childers of WMC Action News 5 will present “Preparing for a Disaster: How to Pack an Emergency Backpack.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Civil War author Ann Marie Ackermann will speak about her nonfiction book “Death of an Assassin.” Visit rotaryclubofmemphiseast.org.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will host the 2017 Downtown Memphis annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza and the DMC offices, 114 N. Main St. The event will include an open house (5 to 5:30), Vision Awards ceremony (5:30 to 7), and street party with entertainment, food and more (7 to 9). Cost is free; RSVP required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid South Area Business Travel Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Chris Jones, Delta Air Lines’ director of international specialty sales, will discuss planning a corporate air travel RFP. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit msabta.org.
The fourth annual Taste of Cooper-Young will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. on the street in front of First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. The event will feature tastings at a dozen Cooper-Young restaurants, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50. Visit tasteofcooperyoung.org.