VOL. 133 | NO. 56 | Monday, March 19, 2018
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development brings its apprenticeship listening tour to Memphis Monday, March 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Bert Bornblum Library art gallery, 5983 Macon Cove. The goal of the tour is to determine the current state and future of area apprenticeship programs. Visit tn.gov/ecd/apprenticeship-tour.html for details and to RSVP.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts its final community engagement session to gather feed-back on its Downtown relocation Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memphis fire headquarters (the site of Brooks’ future home), 65 S. Front St. Museum officials are seeking in-put on several topics as they begin the process of selecting an architect and creating a vision for the new space. Free and open to the public, but RSVPs requested via the Facebook event. See facebook.com/brooksmuseum for details.
The Lillian and Morrie Moss Endowment for the Visual Arts at Rhodes College will present a lecture by Karen Gonzalez Rice titled “Maintaining Discipline: Endurance Art & Monasti-cism in the 1970s” Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Buckman Hall’s Blount Auditorium on cam-pus, 2000 North Parkway. Gonzalez Rice is an associate professor of art history at Connecticut College. Free and open to the public. Visit rhodes.edu/events for details.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Jay Meyers, author and CEO of Interactive Solutions Inc., will present “Motivating the Millennials.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Google’s Get Your Business Online program returns to Memphis for an interactive workshop Wednesday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Develop-ment Center’s Whitehaven Center, 1234 Finley Road. The workshop, which aims to help small businesses connect with more customers, includes two lessons: “Sharing Your Story Through Video” and "Intro to Online Marketing." Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
The Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Author and life coach Jasmin Nuhic will present “Create your development plan; no one else should." Reel 2 Reel Photography will be on hand offering optional professional headshots for $20, so arrive a little early and dress profes-sionally. Visit pmimemphis.org to register.
Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South will hold its inaugural World Down Syndrome Day candlelight vigil Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in Tom Lee Park, near Beale Street Landing. Shelby County Commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer is the guest speaker, and the celebration also will include live music and access to food trucks. Free and open to the public. Visit dsamemphis.org.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a discussion titled “Turning Point: Politics, Protest, and Life in 1968 Memphis” Wednesday, March 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the muse-um, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Local scholars and historians Charles Hughes, Earnestine Jenkins and Otis Sanford will discuss life in 1968 Memphis beyond the sanitation workers’ strike, exam-ining the city’s business community, politics, media and more. Cost is free. Visit staxmuse-um.com.
The Junior League of Memphis will host the third annual Memphis Women’s Summit, featuring keynote speaker Erin Brockovich, Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Memphis’ University Center and Michael D. Rose Theatre, 499 and 470 University St. In addi-tion to the keynote, the event also features breakout sessions, vendors and a luncheon discussion about the MLK50 celebration. Tickets are $150. Visit memphiswomenssummit.org.