VOL. 10 | NO. 37 | Saturday, September 9, 2017
Rhodes College will host “The Book Thief” author Markus Zusak for an interactive conversation about the book and the larger questions it raises Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in McNeill Concert Hall on Rhodes’ West Campus, 613 University St. Zusak’s presentation is part of the 2017 Memphis Reads program. Free and open to the public. Visit rhodes.edu for details.
The Orpheum Theatre will host Vaneese Thomas: A Tribute to the Women of Soul with special guest Carla Thomas as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre concert series Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $30. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and a series schedule.
The Germantown Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike. The annual festival will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, auto show and the annual Running of the Weenies Dachshund race Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Visit germantownfest.com.
Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee will host a free legal advice and counsel clinic Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis the second Saturday of each month. Visit malsi.org.
Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op will kick off its four-part How to Ride in the Street biking class Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Revolutions, 1000 S. Cooper St. (at First Congregational Church). Participants will learn safe street-riding skills, talk about the best routes to use, and take field trips by bicycle to places like the coffee shop and grocery store. Fee is $95, which includes all four Sunday sessions and use of a bicycle, helmet and lock during class. Visit revolutionsmemphis.com for details.
NAWBO Memphis will present “Leaping the Million Dollar Hurdle” Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Clarion Security founder and CEO Kim Heathcott will share how she grew her business, tackled her first million-dollar hurdle and kept going to become Memphis’ largest female-owned business employer. Register at nawbomemphis.org.
The Construction Specifications Institute-Memphis will meet Thursday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Jeff Haltom of Haltom Engineering will present “Engineering Shelby Farms Park: Using Geothermal Heat Recovery.” Tickets are $20 for members and guests, and $12.50 for CSI students. RSVP at csimemphis.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Cooper Young Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CoWork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St. The free event celebrates the artists who live and work in Cooper-Young, allowing them the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting. The evening also will feature silent auction, complimentary wine/beer bars, refreshments and live music. Admission is free. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Developing a Winning Business Plan” Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.