VOL. 11 | NO. 4 | Saturday, January 27, 2018
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 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 Grizz star – and event co-founder Shane Battier – set to make a special appearance. Tickets are $175. Visit staxmusicacademy.org.
The National Civil Rights Museum will exhibit “From the Vault: Art in Action,” a collection of fine art in expression of civil rights protests, through Monday, Jan. 29, at 450 Mulberry St. The exhibition features pieces from the museum vault, many never displayed before, that represent resistance and actions through demonstrations and collective marching. Included with regular museum admission. Visit civilrightsmuseum.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.
Agricenter International is holding a drop-in open house related to its strategic business plan and conceptual master plan Monday, Jan. 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way (on the Agricenter campus). The plan will serve as a guide for the next 20 years of Agricenter’s growth, and the goal is to have it completed by May. Visit agricenter.org or call 901-757-7777 for details.
Dr. Michael Nelson, a recognized presidential scholar and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College, will discuss his new book, “Trump’s First Year,” Monday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Rhodes’ Buckman Hall, 2000 North Parkway. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. “Trump’s First Year” is for sale in paperback and e-book, and will be available at the event. Visit rhodes.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge through Monday, Jan. 29, at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to MBG. Call 901-833-9273 for details.
Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. is hosting a workshop titled “Award-Winning Procurement Tips and Strategies to Succeed in the New Year” Tuesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Women-, minority-, disadvantaged, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses will learn strategies to grow and improve their competitiveness. For details or to register, visit tnlottery.com or contact Rhonda Frost at email@example.com or 615-324-6669.
The Shelby County Office of Resilience will gather public input on the creation of the Mid-South Regional Resilience Plan at three workshops: Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Memphis Leadership Foundation, 1548 Poplar Ave.; Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Baker Community Center, 7942 Church St. in Millington; and Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Southaven Public Library, 8554 Northwest Drive. All meetings run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Workshops offer an opportunity for residents to share their opinions on the best strategies to mitigate effects of and manage recovery efforts for future weather-related incidents. Learn more at resilientshelby.com.
The Beethoven Club Music Series, featuring performances by some of Memphis' brightest young college classical musicians, continues Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The Beethoven Club of Memphis hosts the series the last Tuesday of every month. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Visit beethovenclubmemphis.org.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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.
NAWBO Memphis (National Association of Women Business Owners) will host a reception honoring Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St. The chapter is recognizing Strickland and the city for the progress being made in increasing spending with women- and minority-owned businesses. Tickets are $15. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
Memphis Public Libraries will host “Remembering the 1968 Sanitation Workers,” a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Memphis sanitation workers, Thursday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the North Library, 1192 Vollintine Ave. Guests include a panel of 1968 sanitation workers, author Evelyn Stamps, historian Michael Hollowell and the guitar class of the Lewis Center for Senior Citizens. Cost is free. Visit memphislibrary.org.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present “Effective Human Resources Management for Small Businesses” Thursday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop will cover core human resources issues HR managers and small-business leaders need to know. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Memphis Jewish Community Center kicks off the Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival with a screening of “Children of Chance” Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Malco Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall Road. The festival will feature nine award-winning Jewish-themed films throughout February. All films are $5 for MJCC members and $7 for the community. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for tickets and a schedule of films.