VOL. 133 | NO. 20 | Friday, January 26, 2018
The Arc Mid-South will host a self-advocacy brunch and discussion forum for individuals with disabilities Friday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., meeting room C. Several local individuals with disabilities will discuss how they overcame obstacles and affected policy issues by engaging in public advocacy. Admission is free. Visit thearcmidsouth.org.
South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Enjoy art exhibitions, live music, and shopping as businesses, galleries, restaurants and shops stay open late. Visit gosouthmain.com for details.
Novel will host Wintrell Pittman, author of the “Children of the World” book series, for a discussion and book signing Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The 12-book series uses crayon characters to teach children basic morals and values while enhancing reading and comprehension skills. Visit novelmemphis.com.
Olate Dogs, 2013 winners of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Led by Richard Olate and his son, Nicholas, these fast-paced performers wow with astounding pet tricks. Tickets are $32 for adults and $25 for children. Visit olatedogs.com.
Staxtacular 2017, the largest annual fundraiser for the Stax Music Academy, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Stax Museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The “Grit, Grind & Groove gala” brings together the world of sports, music and philanthropy to benefit the music academy. Mario Chalmers of the Memphis Grizzlies will co-host, with former Grizzlies star – and event co-founder Shane Battier – set to make a special appearance. Tickets are $175. Visit staxmusicacademy.org.
Youth Villages will host a career fair Monday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Attendees can learn about and apply for full- and part-time behavioral youth counselor and assistant positions available at its residential campuses and group homes in Memphis, Bartlett and Arlington. If qualified, applicants may be offered an in-person interview at the career fair. Visit youthvillages.org/memphis for details on job openings and requirements.