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VOL. 11 | NO. 23 | Saturday, June 9, 2018


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Hattiloo Theatre performs “Raisin,” a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” Friday, June 8, through July 1 at 37 S. Cooper St. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.

Memphis River Parks will host the inaugural Love Your Memphis River Parks volunteer weekend Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Volunteers are invited to paint, plant, clean, build and more, with tasks available for all ages and skill levels. Three volunteer shifts are available: Friday 2 p.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Visit loveyourmemphisriverparks.eventbrite.com for details and volunteer registration.

The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter hosts All in for ALS, a charity casino night, Friday, June 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Germantown’s Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. This inaugural fundraiser includes casino games, food and drinks, silent auction, wine pull and more. Tickets are $50 to $100. Visit bit.ly/Allin4ALSMemphis or email anne.rawlins@alstn.org.

Literacy Mid-South hosts its annual Literatini fundraiser Friday, June 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Novel, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Enjoy live music while sampling cocktails and food from local bars and restaurants. Plus, Novel will donate 20 percent of sales during the event to help Mid-South adults struggling with low literacy. Tickets are $50 each or $75 per pair at eventbrite.com. Visit literacymidsouth.org for details.

Trezevant holds an art opening for works by Anne Hughes Sayle Saturday, June 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Terrace Walkway at Trezevant, 177 N. Highland St. Sayle’s oil paintings and fabric art pieces will be on display through Aug. 10. Visit trezevantmanor.org.

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen hosts its annual Bluegrass in the Beer Garden fundraiser Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 155 Market St. Enjoy live music, food and drinks, and tours of the historic church while supporting the soup kitchen’s work serving 60,000 meals a year to hungry Memphians. Tickets are $50; minimum age 21. Visit m.bpt.me/event/3373109 for tickets.

Novel will host “Before We Were Yours” author Lisa Wingate for a discussion and signing Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

The National Civil Rights Museum hosts its Night at the Lorraine fundraiser Saturday, June 9, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at NCRM, 450 Mulberry St. Step back in time with an evening of food, ’60s music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel, a special Club Lorraine variety show, dancing, silent auction and more. Tickets are $100. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

The Woman’s Exchange eighth annual Art Gallery Open House is Sunday, June 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Exchange of Memphis, 88 Racine St. Meet participating artists and buy selected local art shown in the recently renovated gallery. The exhibition features around 100 local and regional artists’ work in all media and continues through Aug. 24. Visit womans-exchange.com.

Remington College will hold its 3 Lives blood drive for Lifeblood on Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort highlighting the need for minority blood donors to help patients with sickle cell and other blood disorders. Visit 3lives.com.

NAWBO Memphis hosts its 2018 Women’s Business Accelerator graduation Tuesday, June 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Collierville Auto Center, 651 W. Poplar Ave. Guest speaker Amy Faulk will share what she’s learned in her careers as a race car driver and CEO of Hypertech Inc. Register at nawbomemphis.org.

The Collierville Chamber hosts Gov. Bill Haslam at its June general membership breakfast Wednesday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Admission is $35 for chamber members and employees, and $45 for nonmembers. Register at colliervillechamber.com.

Girls Inc. of Memphis hosts its Celebration Luncheon Wednesday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. The organization will present its Strong, Smart and Bold awards, as well as its new Woman of the Year award, to local women who inspire Mid-South girls. Visit girlsincmemphis.org for details and tickets.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts its Food Truck Garden Party: Superheroes vs. Villains on Wednesday, June 13, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The party features live music, cash bar, food trucks, an area where guests create their own superhero/villain masks, 901 Comics booth and more. Tickets at the gate are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers; admission is free for children 2 and younger. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/foodtruck for details.

The Helping Others Helps Your Company symposium is Thursday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in the U of M Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. The Operation: Safe Community initiative is an opportunity for Memphis area employers to learn more about how to tap into sources of skilled, qualified workers who happen to be ex-offenders. Free registration required. Visit memphis.edu/psi/events for details and registration.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “Small Business Start-Up” Thursday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead a company and evaluate market potential for their products/services. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases June 14, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The Plein Air (outdoor) painting class takes place the second Thursday of each month during 30 Thursdays and uses one of MBG’s 31 gardens as a background. Bring your own beverage and painting supplies. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

NBMBAA Memphis meets Thursday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Medtronic main campus auditorium, 2600 Sofamor Danek Drive. The topic is “Positioned to be the Primary Target,” featuring a discussion on how to attract the attention of prospective employers or your current employers for future opportunities. Open to members and guests. Cost is free; registration required. Visit nbmbaamemphis.org.

The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, at Robert R. Church Park on Beale Street, with several related events before the three-day festival.

Tuesday, June 12: Memphis Juneteenth Jobs & Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JIFF, 254 S. Lauderdale St. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and dress for success. 

Thursday, June 14: Juneteenth Evening of the Stars, youth talent showcase and awards show, 6 p.m., and Memphis Juneteenth Lifetime Achievement Awards, 8 p.m., Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

Friday, June 15: Festival begins with live music, activities for seniors, kids zone, vendors and more. Hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, June 16: Veterans 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. (registration 6:30 a.m.); festival hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday, June 17: Food Truck Sunday and Praise Fest at Juneteenth; festival hours noon-10 p.m.

Visit memphisjuneteenth.com for full schedule.

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