VOL. 10 | NO. 38 | Saturday, September 16, 2017
The 30th annual Cooper Young Festival is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. the Cooper-Young Historic District. The festival is the largest single-day event in Memphis and serves as a fundraiser for the Cooper Young Business Association. This year’s lineup features 17 musical acts, local merchants and 435 artisans from around the country. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com for details.
Fourth Bluff kicks off its fall programming with the first of the weekly Friday Night Dance Parties on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The themed, outdoor dance parties continue through November and will feature an illuminated dance floor set up just west of the University of Memphis law school, 1 N. Front St. Food vendors will be on site, and beer and wine are available with valid ID. Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit thefourthbluff.com.
Steve Miller Band will wrap up the Live at the Garden summer concert series Friday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden, a traveling art exhibit featuring 10 wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall, inhabits Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, from Saturday, Sept. 16, through Dec. 31. Explore the exhibit with a self-guided walking map, tram tours every Friday and special events for all ages. Big Bugs is free with MBG admission; special event tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/bigbugs for a schedule of events.
West Cancer Center’s signature fundraiser, West Fight On: Cycle. Run. Walk, will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Shelby Farms Park. Cyclists will start at 7 a.m. and can choose from three different length routes, and the 5K run and one-mile Tribute Walk will start at 9 a.m. The event will culminate with the Survivor Ceremony in the Celebration Village at 11:30 a.m. Visit westfighton.org for details and registration.
The Collierville Police Department’s Classic Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 16, at Central Church, 2005 Winchester Road. Registration takes place from 7:30 a.m. to noon and the award presentation is at 3 p.m. Entries are $25; proceeds benefit the Collierville Education Foundation. Visit colliervillepolice.org for more information.
Americana duo The Secret Sisters will perform in concert Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $30. Visit secretsistersband.com.
HopeWorks will host a free job skills course starting Tuesday, Sept. 19, at its offices, 1930 Union Ave. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 14. The program is free and bus passes are available for students. Call 901-272-3700 for more information.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis is hosting the Dementia Experience Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dorothy’s Place, 3185 Hickory Hill Road. During each personal, 30-minute session, the participant will have their perception and senses altered for five minutes to simulate day-to-day experiences of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Cost is free for ADS caregivers and $10 for others. Contact J.J. Doughtie at email@example.com or 901-372-4585 by noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, to schedule a session.
The Memphis 3.0 comprehensive planning process continues this week with two public workshops studying growth scenarios for the city through 2040. Participants will go through an exercise to identify which values are most important to drive future development, then select and amend a preferred scenario based on those values. Workshops are Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Whitehaven Golf Course, 750 E. Holmes Road, and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McFarland Community Center, 4955 Cottonwood Road. Visit memphis3point0.com.