Calendar of events

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DECEMBER


“It’s About Time” art exhibit: Through Dec. 14 in the Levy Gallery of Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis. Featuring new works by Lisa Williamson. Free public event. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Details: buckmanartscenter.com.

“Clue: On Stage”: Through Dec. 15 at Poplar Pike Playhouse, Germantown High School, 7653 Poplar Pike, Germantown. Based on the classic board game and movie. Tickets: ppp.org or call (901) 755-7775.

Art exhibit by Mike Elkins: Through Dec. 18 at the Dyersburg State Community College’s Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. Paintings by this Munford resident will be on display throughout the Ripley Power and Light Lobby inside the Learning Resource Center, Student Center and Tipton County Public Library.

Holiday choirs at the Peabody: 11 a.m.-noon weekdays through Dec. 19 in the Grand Lobby of the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Memphis. Free public event; details: (901) 529-4000. The remaining December schedule includes:

  • Dec. 10, Central High School Concert Choir
  • Dec. 11, Harding Academy Choir
  • Dec. 12, Center Hill High School Choir
  • Dec. 13, Southwind High School Concert Choir
  • Dec. 14, White Station High School Choir
  • Dec. 17, Colonial CAPA Middle School
  • Dec. 18, Bellevue Middle School Choir
  • Dec. 19, Horn Lake High School Concert Choir

Holiday Hustle Literary Pop-Up Shop: Weekends through Dec. 23 in the Carousel Court of Wolfchase Galleria, 2790 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis. Hours: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Details: Contact Yvonne James at creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com or (901) 907-6828.

Art exhibit: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 28 at WKNO Gallery 1091 at 7151 Cherry Farms Road, Cordova. Provided by the Bartlett Art Association.

BPACC’s “Calendar Girls” auditions: The remaining audition time is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Seeking ages 20-60+. Actors will read from provided script; bring recent photo and theatrical resume, if applicable. Also seeking people for off-stage roles. Performance dates: May 3-5, 2019. Details: bpacc.org or (901) 385-6440.

AMS choir at Bartlett Library: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bartlett Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett. Featuring holiday music sung by the Appling Middle School Honors Choir; hosted by Friends of the Bartlett Library. Refreshments at 6 p.m. Free and open to public. Details: Call the library at (901) 386-8968 or email blibraryfriends@aol.com.

Hiring event: 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 12 at American Job Center-Somerville, 121 West Court Square, Somerville, Tenn. R&S Staffing is seeking candidates for positions in Gallaway, Tenn. Details: email acovington@grantassociatesinc.com or call Amber Covington at (901) 578-4287.

Jingle & Mingle: 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Club Windward, 3740 Canada Road, Lakeland. Featuring the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce’s holiday mixer. Free to members; $10 for guests. Ticket includes appetizers and two drinks. RSVP required by Dec. 7 to brittney@mylakelandchamber.org or via the website at mylakelandchamber.org.

Geminid Metor Watch: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Burton’s Sugar Farm at 9714 U.S. 72, near Michigan City, Miss. (about 55 minutes travel time from Bartlett); click for directions. Details: mark.matthews.bec@gmail.com. Organized by the Memphis Astronomical Society.

Winter choral concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Elisabeth Episcopal Church, 6033 Old Brownsville Road (corner of Old Brownsville and Billy Maher roads). Featuring holiday, jazz, spiritual and art music by these volunteer musicians. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments afterward. Directors are the father-and-son team of Edward and James Riddick. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner: 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. The meals, catered by Cracker Barrell, will feature turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, country sides, rolls, dessert and drinks. Vocalist and keyboard player Charles Norman will perform. Tickets: $10, only as advance purchases by Dec. 10. Sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Details: (901) 746-8195.

ACE Winter 2018 Volleyball Fundamentals Camp: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Cordova YMCA, 7950 Club Center Cove, Cordova. Free event for boys and girls ages 9-18. Registration: Email ace.volleyball.llc@gmail.com or call (901) 860-5098.

High school diploma classes: Application deadline Dec. 18 for adult classes starting Jan. 7, 2019, at the Excel Center, 1490 Norris Road, Memphis. Features tuition-free day and evening classes, a drop-in child care center and free transportation. Apply 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at center. Details: call (901) 726-3100 or visit goodwillmemphis.org.

New Neighbors Christmas Brunch Buffet: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 19 at TPC Southwind Country Club. Registration due by Dec. 12. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Members are asked to bring teddy bears to be donated to the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. There will be no New Neighbors coffee/welcome in December. Details: Call Carolyn Steiner at (901) 603-5726.

BACC Open House: 4-6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce office, 2969 Elmore Park Road, Bartlett. Invitations to members will follow.

Writer’s Block of Tennessee: Dec. 21-23 at the Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Featuring book tours and showcased products. Registration and details: yvonnejames.com/events-1. https://www.yvonnejames.com/events-1.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


JANUARY


Willie Nelson concert: Jan. 5 at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at ticketmaster.com and the Orpheum Theatre Box Office at (800) 745-3000.

Memphis Made – Center Stage Presents Mighty Souls Brass Band: 8 p.m. Jan. 11, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $15/adults; $10/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or mightysoulsbrassband.com.

“Into the Shadows: New works by Chelsea Fly” art exhibit: Jan. 11-Feb. 25, 2019, in the Levy Gallery of the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Free admission.

Magic Carpet Takes Flight with Mighty Souls Brass Band: 10 a.m. Jan. 12, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Designed for ages 2 and older. Tickets: Free/adults and $5/children. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

Justin Timberlake: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2019, at the FedEx Forum, Memphis. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

“Lesson Plans to Late Night” — Comedy of Lucas Bohn: 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. This show chronicles his transition from elementary school teacher to a national touring comedian. Tickets: $28/adults and $25/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or lucasbohn.com.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


FEBRUARY


Philadanco: 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28/adults and $25/students. Touring company that focuses on opportunities for dancers of color. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or philadanco.org.

Ruthie Foster: 8 p.m. Feb. 19, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter known for her wide musical palette, from gospel to blues, jazz, folk and soul. Tickets: $28/adults and $25/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or ruthiefoster.com.

KISS concert: Feb. 23, 2018, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Featuring the band saying farewell on its “End of the Road” tour. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the FedExForum Box Office. More details: kissonline.com.

Underwater Bubble Show: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. This Latvian show incorporates drama, pantomime, dance, puppetry, juggling, aerial arts, acrobatics, contortion, sand art and imagery with the beauty of soap bubbles. Tickets: $30/adults and $20/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or underwaterbubbleshow.com.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


MARCH


“This Place, This Time” (art exhibit): 10-a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays March 1-April 15, 2019, in the Levy Gallery of the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 1. Featuring new works by Siphne A. Sylve. Free admission. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

Memphis Made – Center Stage Presents “This Place, This Time” with Siphne A. Sylve (stage show): 8 p.m. March 1, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring an installation of two-dimensional works and live performance by the local artist, Sylve, as she explores an artist’s role through sound and collage. Tickets: $20/adults and $15/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or siphneaaye.com.

“Magic Carpet Jam in Your Jammies — Breakfast with Siphne”: 10 a.m. March 2, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Children ages 2 and older are invited to grab their magic carpets and put on their PJs for the event. Participants will explore beat boxing and vocal percussion. Tickets: $5/children and free for adults. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

Italy’s Newpoli: 8 p.m. March 29, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28/adults and $25/students. Features wild dancing with a feverish high tempo, original music and traditional arrangements to engage the audience. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or newpolimusic.com.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


APRIL


Joan Osborne: 8 p.m. April 13, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring the multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performing Bob Dylan songs. Tickets: $35/adults and $30/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or joanosborne.com.

PuppyUp Memphis Walk: Noon-4 p.m. April 28, 2019, at Rainbow Lake Pavilion, Overton Park, 2080 Poplar Ave., Memphis. This family focused event for people and dogs features a 2 mile walk, vendors, live music, food and more. Focus is on raising awareness of canine cancer and funds for research in the field of comparative oncology that benefits both pets and people. Tickets: puppyupwalk.org/memphis.

For events that happen every month, also see Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


MAY


Roudnev Youth Ballet’s “Cinderella”: 6 p.m. May 17, 2019, and 2 p.m. May 18, 2019, at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets $20/adults and $15/students; call (901) 537-1483 or visit buckmanartscenter.com. Details: cyounker@stmarysschool.org or roudnevyouthballet.com.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


JUNE


No events have been submitted yet for June 2019.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


JULY


No events have been submitted yet for July 2019.


AUGUST


No events have been submitted yet for August 2019.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


SEPTEMBER


No events have been submitted yet for September 2019.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


OCTOBER


No events have been submitted yet for October 2019.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


NOVEMBER


No events have been submitted yet for November 2019.

For events that happen every month, also see “Recurring Events” at the bottom of this page.


RECURRING EVENTS


Tutor training: Hosted each month by Collierville Literacy Council to train volunteers for High School Equivalency and ESL (English as a Second Language) Training. For details or to register, call (901) 854-0288 or email Dawn at d.eichhorn@colliervilleliteracy.org.

Church Health’s free Diabetes Education Class: 9 a.m.-noon on the second Sunday of each month at 1350 Concourse Ave. Call (901) 701-2220 to register. Event teaches the basics of diabetes, its role in the body, diabetes medication, chronic disease management and nutrition for diabetics. Anyone may attend this class without registration, but a small snack will be provided for those who preregister. Class also offered in Spanish. Esta clase también se ofrece en español el mismo dia y hora. Para más información llame a (901) 701-2220.

Women’s Bike Chat: 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at the Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative (First Congregational Church UCC, 1000 S. Cooper St. 
Memphis). Attendees are invited to bring their bikes for a short ride afterward. See chat topics online. For more information, email info@revolutionsmemphis.com or call (901) 726-6409.

Lakeland Fitness: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the International Harvester (I.H.) Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. This low-impact class is accessible for all fitness levels and combines several fitness disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, dance, general aerobics and calisthenics. The second half of class is similar to Zumba gold or aerobics. The class age range has been from 35-79 but is suitable for anyone that strives to get in shape and wants to stay in shape. The first class is free and each additional is $5, or attendees can buy a one-class card for $30. Attendees will need a mat for the second half of the class. For more information, call her at (901) 867-2345 or email sagrusa@aol.com. See the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LakelandFitness.

Mindfulness meditation: Noon every Monday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Guided meditations are led by Rob Dove from Rhodes College Counseling. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

Holy Smoke! Cigar Aficionado Club: 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in Bartlett. For men; includes a faith-based discussion. For location and other details, contact Ed McNamara at HSCAC2014@gmail.com.

Weekly ham radio meeting: The Shelby County Office of Preparedness invites all licensed amateur “ham” radio operators to check into the net weekly at 6 p.m. Mondays, on the SCOoPERNET (Shelby County Office of Preparedness Emergency Ham Radio Net). Attendees can dial their radios to 147.090 107.2 (VHF) and check in. The net will also be activated during inclement weather events. For more information on the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, call (901) 515-2525, see the Facebook page or the Twitter page.

Bunco: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on first and third Mondays of the month at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. For details, call Bobbi Cornett at (901) 372-3244.

Jamming at the Senior Center: 2-4 p.m. Mondays at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Seniors are invited to gather and play acoustic music (no microphones or amplifiers), including spiritual, country, blues and bluegrass. Instruments include guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, and vocals.

Memphis Agricultural Club: Noon on the fourth Monday of each month in the C Wing of the Agricenter Expo Building. Lunch is $10; all are welcome. All are welcome to attend. Details: memphisagclub@gmail.com.

Guided meditation: Noon every Tuesday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

Intro to Qigong: 1:30-2:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday this fall in the Church Health Creative Movement Studio, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Qigong is a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control related to tai chi. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness.

Biking: The Memphis Hightailers Bike Club offers a Bartlett ride at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, leaving from the Baskin-Robbins parking lot (5788 Stage Road, Bartlett). Led by a trained ride leader, this is a no-drop ride at an intermediate/social pace, ideal for those who are new to riding or want to improve their speed and road skills. The route is through Bartlett neighborhoods for about 15 miles. Participants will need a helmet and bike light, as ride usually ends just after dusk. For more information, visit memphishightailers.com.

Women’s tennis: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting) at Windward Slopes Park, 9822 Beverle Rivera Dr., Lakeland. For start times, contact Peggy Young at peggyyoung7@comcast.net or (901) 606-8269.

YMCA Silver Sneakers (exercise & strength-building): 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the International Harvester (I.H.) Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Led by YMCA-Millington. First class is free. Cost for those not covered by insurance is $4 per class; bring insurance card. See more details at http://www.silversneakers.com/.

Ladies Bunco: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on first Tuesdays of the month at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. For details, call Bobbi Cornett at (901) 372-3244.

Stroke support group: 2 p.m. on second Tuesdays of the month in Day Room One, Health South Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. This group is designed for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Offered by Methodist North Hospital. For details, contact Connie Holland at (901) 516-5947 or visit their website. Note: The Nov. 11 meeting will be a Thanksgiving celebration with music, food and fellowship.

Bartlett WWII Club: 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays of the month at Singleton Community Center, Bartlett. Visitors are welcomed. For information, call Henry Boyd Sr., (901) 388-3514.

Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild: 6:15-9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesdays of the month at Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S. Germantown Road. The first two meetings are free to prospective members and a yearly membership is $25. Meetings include a lecture, snacks, a time to display and talk about completed projects, and “meet and greet” time. People at all skill levels are welcome, from new and want-to-be quilters to advanced quilters. Participants can learn how to make a quilt in one year with meetings that include basic how-to lessons now through next spring. The guild currently has more than 100 members. For more information, contact Pat Deekenor at (901) 853-6921 or email utquiltguild@gmail.com.

CPR certification training: First Tuesday of every month at National College in Bartlett, offered by Corpro CPR. For more information, call (901) 569-2929 or email rickblack@corprocpr.com.
The Mystic: 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Event is a monthly gathering to find connection through music, story and dialogue. Hosted by Micah Greenstein, John Kilzer, Chris Miner, Scott Morris and Kirk Whalum.

Pinochle: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Come out to sharpen your pinochle skills and catch up with a group of friendly people. It’s a fun way to increase intellectual stimulation. Knowledge of this card game isn’t mandatory; the players invite shadowing to learn. Women pinochle players are welcome, too.

Book club: 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. The person that makes the final decision of the book to read for the next month will act as the host/hostess for the discussion. For more information, contact Jeannine Dillard at (901) 331-2839 or jdillard@bigriver.net.

Cancer support group: Bartlett Hills Baptist Church (4641 Ellendale Road, Bartlett) has a cancer support group that meets every second Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the church’s website.

Lakeland roadside litter pickup: 8-10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month, organized by Keep Lakeland Beautiful. Volunteers needed. If it is actively raining, the event will be cancelled. Volunteers will take turns as project leader. Contact Rhonda Fink at (901) 867-2717 or rfink@lakelandtn.org for more information.

Support group for gunshot victims: Noon on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Shelby County Crime Victims’ Center, 1750 Madison Ave., Memphis, in the first floor conference room. Details: Call Anna Whalley at the center at (901) 222-3950.

12-Step Sangha meetings: 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Designed for people in recovery; is open to people with any addiction. Questions: Contact Robert Baldwin at baldwin_rl@yahoo.com.

Weekly chapel service and contemplative break: Noon every Thursday at The Church Health Meditation Chapel, first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis.

Mah-Jong: 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Similar to the card game rummy, Mah-Jong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation that involves a certain degree of chance. The game is played with tiles, not cards. Beginners to experienced players are welcome to join in every Thursday.

Tennessee Lyme Disease Support Network: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in Room 140 of Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, Room 140. For more information, visit the network’s Facebook page.

Join the Bartlett Area Chorus: 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at St. Elisabeth Episcopal Church, 6033 Old Brownsville Road, Bartlett. Non-audition group open to all ages 16-96+. Directed by James and Ed Riddick. Details: Visit facebook.com/bartlett.areachorus or call (901) 386-3717.

Bible Study: 10 a.m. on Fridays at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. For more information about the senior center, call (901) 746-8195 or City Hall at (901) 867-2717).

Saturday Morning Unwind Sessions: 9:30 a.m. each Saturday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Facilitated by Greg Graber and Rob Dove. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

Bridge club: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Participants will play party bridge pairs, so anyone coming to play should bring a partner with him or her. If a partner is needed, call Sue or Ron Brandon at (901) 387-1204 to find out if a partner is available.

Lakeland roadside litter pickup: 8-10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, organized by Keep Lakeland Beautiful. Volunteers needed. If it is actively raining, the event will be cancelled. Volunteers will take turns as project leader. Contact Rhonda Fink at (901) 867-2717 or rfink@lakelandtn.org for more information.

Diabetes education: 9 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month at 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Hosted by Church Health. Call (901) 701-2220 to register. Class also offered in Spanish. Esta clase también se ofrece en español el mismo dia y hora. Para más información llame a (901) 701-2220.

Old Forest Nature Hike: 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday and last Sunday of each month, Overton Park, 1914 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offer a free guided 1.5-mile nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area. Walks happen rain or shine; children are welcome. Details: naomi@spiny.com or (901) 278-2396.

Lakeland Dance: 7-10:30 p.m. monthly on the second Saturday of each month at the I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Sponsored by the River City Boppers and open to all ages. Music will include bop, shag and West Coast swing. Dance lessons are available. Admission is $4 for members and Lakeland residents, and it’s $7 for non-members. Each dance has a food theme and participants bring a food dish to share. Food themes: October, chili; November, potluck and December, Christmas Party (club provides ham or turkey dish; bring or any side dish or dessert). for more information, contact Jo Reynolds at joreyn44@aol.com or (662) 536-2077.

Family Fun Hike: 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Shelby Farms, Memphis. Hike is led by a Shelby Farms Park interpretive docent. Donations appreciated. Wear walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing, and bring water bottles. No pets. Meet at Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis. Details: Contact Natalie Wilson at nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7267.

Weather spotters: The Shelby County Office of Preparedness has announced the availability of a free online course in SKYWARN Spotter Training. See the site for more information.

New Neighbors: Founded in 1972, New Neighbors is a nonprofit organization of “neighbors meeting neighbors through social activities and community service.” Members are from the greater Memphis, Tenn., metropolitan area, including Germantown, Collierville, Memphis and other locations. Social activities may include sports, reading, games, movies and more, and they serve their communities in volunteering and fundraising. For more information, use the following contact information: Call (901) 759-8520; email information@newneighbors.org, visit the website at newneighbors.org; visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/NewNeighborsTN; or write a letter to New Neighbors, Attn: Information Request, 9245 Poplar Ave., Suite 5, PMB #210, Germantown, TN 38138. See meeting details at the group’s website.

Girl Scout summer residential camps: June and July at Kamp Kiwani in Middleton, Tenn., and Camp Tik-A-Witha in Van Vleet, Miss. Featuring canoeing, kayaking, challenge rope courses, hiking, backpacking and more. Average cost: $400/week. Open to Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts in grades 1-12. Details: