At a Glance for Sept. 22, 2016

Dodge the misery of the flu with a shot

Flu shots are now available at all locations of the Shelby County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months is advised to get a shot annually, especially senior citizens, people in long-term care facilities, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, caregivers of children younger than six months, nurses and other health care workers, and caretakers for people at high risk for flu complications.

The shots are free for TennCare clients and range from $20 to $45, depending on age, insurance and other factors.

For clinic locations and hours, see

Ribbon cutting set for Tuesday morning

The Charlee James Boutique will have a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Sept 27. The boutique is located at 3108 N. German-town Parkway in Bartlett.

Bartlett preps for biggest blow-out event

Brace yourself for big fun in Bartlett next weekend. The 2016 Bartlett Festival includes a Memphis Barbecue Network-sanctioned barbecue contest, a car show, live music on stage, carnival rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, hot air balloons, concessions, a brand-new 5K run honoring the late Judge Freeman Marr, and a splendid fireworks display celebrating the city’s 150th birthday.

Admission is free, and a shuttle bus will provide rides to the events at W.J. Freeman Park. See our special section, complete with a festival map, in next week’s issue.

Bartlett Songwriters Alliance to meet Oct. 4

Songwriters will soon find a home in Bartlett to share their music and help one another develop creative skills, according to local singer-songwriter BJ Banks, who is coordinating the effort. The first gathering of the new Bartlett Songwriters Alliance is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Singleton Community Center, 7266 Third Road in Bartlett. See our story next week for details!