VOL. 11 | NO. 29 | Saturday, July 21, 2018
FEMMEmphis Collective presents “Pretty” July 20 to July 29 at the University of Memphis Lab Theatre, 3745 Central Ave. Find out what happens when women of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds come together to explore the concept of beauty through stories, laughs, epiphanies, dances and perhaps a sock puppet or two. Optional talk-backs after each performance allow audience members to share their own experiences. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit femmemphis.com.
The Chris Hope Foundation hosts Cardio for a Cure Saturday, July 21, starting at 9 a.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The annual event, formerly known as Sweating for St. Jude, raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For $20, attendees have access to step and Zumba classes led by 11 certified fitness instructors. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Visit chrishopefoundation.org for details and to pre-register.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Physical Therapy and the University of Memphis’ Department of Engineering present Go Baby Go Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. The purpose of the project is to adapt ride-on toy cars to accommodate children with special needs. Visit uthsc.edu/go-baby-go for details.
The Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics hosts “Choosing a Health Care Decision Maker: Their Roles and Responsibilities” Saturday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The free consumer presentation answers questions about how to choose a decision maker to speak for you in times of illness or injury. For more information, contact Emily Fox-Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-626-4233.
Ferren Family Counseling hosts Growing Through Grief, a 10-week group therapy program for adults who have lost a loved one, Saturdays July 21 through Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices, 895 S. Cooper St., suite 1. Cost is $550 for the 10 sessions and all materials. Visit ferrenfamilycounseling.com for details and registration.
Barnes & Noble Wolfchase hosts an urban fiction panel discussion and book signing Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at the store, 2774 N. Germantown Parkway. Participating authors include Ellen Butterfly Allen, Lisa Austin, Mercy B., Tamera Denise Kelly, Krys King and Fidelis O. Mkparu. Copies of their books will be available for purchase during the event. For more information, call 901-386-9445 or email email@example.com.
Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden host “Tennessee Bats” Saturday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Learn about the intriguing and important insect-eating bats that live in our area, how best to attract them, and why they need our help now more than ever, from bat expert Chris Grow. Admission is $5 and benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC and MBG members. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
WEVL FM 89.9 hosts the 30th annual Blues on the Bluff concert Saturday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Metal Museum grounds, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The event will include music by Lightnin’ Malcolm, the Kenny Brown Band, and Marcella & Her Lovers; a silent auction; and the debut of a limited edition Memphis Made Brewing craft beer created for the event. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate ($12 for children 11 and younger). Visit wevl.org for details.
The Mid-South Wedding Show returns Sunday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch. The event will feature fashion shows, vendors, seminars, prizes and more. Free tickets available from local merchants listed at midsouthweddingshow.com.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip visits Memphis Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Novel bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Bring your kids ages 0 to 12 to this family event to meet authors, take photos with costumed characters, win prizes and more. Cost is free. Visit novelmemphis.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Taste of the Garden July 26 at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Join MBG’s Blair Combest for a tasting of treats that use ingredients from the garden. Bring your favorite beverage to enjoy during the demonstration. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.
The Orpheum Theatre’s Dinner on Stage returns Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at 203 S. Main St. Get an inside peek into the stories and history of the theater, as told by president and CEO Brett Batterson. The evening includes a champagne reception, tour of the theater and backstage, three-course meal, trivia and more. Tickets are $75, or $50 for season ticket holders. Seating is limited. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Tennessee’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, July 27, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 29, at 11:59 p.m. Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Visit tntaxholiday.com for details and lists of tax-exempt and taxable items.