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Calendar of events

Looking for something interesting to do in Bartlett, Arlington or Lakeland, as well as the surrounding areas? You’re in the right place. You can add to the discussion, too. Submit your public events to this calendar of events page by emailing the editor.


FEBRUARY


Pottery show: “New Works: Pottery by Helen Fielder and Paintings by Kathleen Williams” through Feb. 27 in the Levy Gallery of the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Free admission. Details: Visit buckmanartscenter.com, call (901) 537-1483 or email cyounker@stmarysschool.org.

Jewish Film Festival: Feb. 16-17, Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Tickets and details: jccmemphis.org/film.

Loren & Mark guitar duo: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $25 and are available online at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org or at lorenandmark.com, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Feb. 23-March 11 at Poplar Pike Playhouse at Germantown High School. Tickets: $12-$15 at ppp.org/purchase-tickets. Details: (901) 755-7775 or ppp.org.

BLES Parent Technology Night: Half-hour sessions with 10 minute breaks in between, 5-7:20 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bon Lin Elementary School, Bartlett. Topics/locations: Power School in the Learning Lab; Digital Citizenship, Room 401; IXL, Room 200; See Saw, Room 202; Coding (4th- and 5th-grade parents only), computer lab, Keynote (for 4th- and 5th-grade parents only), Room 301 next to computer lab; and MYON, at the library. Each session is offered at each start time, so parents may attend up to four sessions. The YMCA that handles the school’s before-school and after-school programs will do childcare at the event for $5 per child or $10 per family.

Ham radio class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. most Saturdays, Feb. 25-April 15 in Bartlett (location to be announced). Free except for $45 manual/fee costs. Sponsored by Delta Amateur Radio Club. To register, send an email to wa4ovo@gmail.com with “TECH CLASS” in the subject, and include your name, email address and cell phone number in the text. Preregistration required.

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Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds: 8 p.m. Feb. 25, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $25 at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

Quilters Pot Luck: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Davies Manor Plantation, Bartlett. Bring a dish, a “show & tell” and a project to work on.

Daddy Mack Blues Band: 8-11 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store, 119 S. Main St., Memphis.

Empowered Parents Forum: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, The Community Room at Hickory Ridge Mall-The New Towne Centre, 6075 Winchester Road, Memphis. Topics: Trauma and adverse childhood experiences, disproportionate minority contact, keeping children out of the school-to-prison pipeline, where to go when there seems to be nowhere to turn, and how to make a difference. Featuring incarcerated youth speaking out, plus giveaways and refreshments. RSVP to (901) 222-0922 or kimbrell.owens@shelbycountytn.gov.

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


MARCH


Rockin’ Road to Dublin: March 2 at the Cannon Center, Memphis. Featuring traditional Irish danch and music mixed with the music, lights and energy of a rock concert. Details: rockinroadtodublin.com.

Jill Samuels’ exhibit: “Mapping the Every Day: New Works By Jill Samuels,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, March 3-April 10, in the Levy Gallery at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Buckman Arts Center. Free admission. Details: Call (901) 537-1483, email cyounker@stmarysschool.org or visit buckmanartscenter.com.

Southern lunch and Delta blues: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 3 at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store, 119 S. Main St., Memphis. Featuring Billy Gibson and Linear Smith. Donations encouraged.

Free Jazz Fridays: March 3 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. Featuring Reach Forever Quintet. Free admission; doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Details: (901) 415-2700.

Southern Soul Assembly Tour: 8 p.m. March 3 at Germantown Performing Arts Theater. Featuring JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson.  Tickets: $48-$75.

Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m. March 4 at Bartlett High School, 5688 Woodlawn St. Benefits the boys’ track team. Entry fee: $12/school district employees/students, $15/all others; $20/day of race. Details: Email Don Myers at dmyers@bartlettschools.org.

Mid-South Military History & Civil War Show: March 4-5 at the Agricenter Showplace Arena, 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Admission: Free for veterans and children 12 and younger; $10 for other adults. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Details: midsouthmilitaryhistory.com.

Memphis Wedding Venue Tours: Noon-5 p.m. March 5. Tickets: $30 per person at itsyourdayweddings .net. Details: Contact Staci Franklin at stacifranklin@itsyourdayweddings.net or call (901) 623-9090.

Blues and stories with Zeke Johnson: 3:30-6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store, 119 S. Main St., Memphis. Donations encouraged.

Southern Women’s Show: March 10-12, Agricenter. Admission: $5-$10. Details: (800) 849-0248 or SouthernWomensShow.com.

Whiskey Chute Smugglers string band: 8-11 p.m. March 10 at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store, 119 S. Main St., Memphis. Cost: $10 cover.

Author Steve Bradshaw: 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road. This local forensic mystery/thriller author will speak at the quarterly meeting of the Friends of the Bartlett Library, drawing on his life experiences as a forensic investigator and biotech entrepreneur. He will discuss his new novel “Evil Like Me” and previous thrillers that are part of the Bell Trilogy. Free admission; refreshments served at 6 p.m. Details: Call (901) 386-8968 or email blibaryfriends@aol.com.

Free Jazz Fridays: March 17 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. Featuring The International Jazz Twins (Carl and Alan Maguire). Free admission; doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Details: (901) 415-2700.

Frank McClellan & Friends: 8-11 p.m. March 17 at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store, 119 S. Main St., Memphis. Cost: $10 cover.

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‘Route 66’

“Route 66”: A ’50s musical at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 10 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $25 at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

Bartlett Business Expo: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. Registration is now open, and all booths must be paid in full by March 10. Standard booths are $395; silver sponsorships are $1,500; and gold sponsorships are $2,500. Registration: Visit bit.ly/BartlettExpo2017. Details: Call Lisa Johnson at (901) 372-9457 or email ljohnson@bartlettchamber.org.

“Willy Wonka”: A TheatreKids production at 7 p.m. March 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. March 26 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $10 at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

Free Jazz Fridays: March 31 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. Featuring Women of Jazz with Joyce Cobb and the Rhodes College Jazz Orchestra (with an opening performance by Stax Music Academy Jazz ensemble). Free admission; doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Details: (901) 415-2700.

Bridal Open House:1-4 p.m. March 26 at Stonebridge Golf Club, 3049 Davies Plantation, Lakeland.

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


APRIL


A 2015 performance of the BCCB.

Bartlett Community Concert Band

BCCB concert: Bartlett Community Concert Band at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $10 at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

“Pakinstan’s Sounds of Kolachi”: The Pakistani 10-piece super group at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $25. Details: Call (901) 537-1483, email cyounker@stmarysschool.org or go online to soundsofkolachi.pk.

“Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K: 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Registration now open: $10-$25. Details: racesonline.com/events/readysetgrow5k.

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Guy Bavli

Free Jazz Fridays: April 14 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. Featuring the “(Re)Birth of Cool” with The University of Memphis Birth of Cool Ensemble. Free admission; doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Details: (901) 415-2700.

Mentalist performance: “Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind” at 8 p.m. April 15 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $25 at bpacc.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org or masterofthemind.com, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

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“Always a Bridesmaid”: 7 p.m. April April 20-22 and 2:30 p.m. April 23 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tickets: $10 at bpac.tix.com. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

Great Getaway: April 21-23, Kamp Kiwani, Middleton. Adults-only camping weekend at Kamp Kiwani. Cost: $40. Registration: bit.ly/GreatGetaway2017. Details: Call (901) 334-3461 or email kimberly.crafton@girlscoutshs.org.

Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche: 8 p.m. April 22 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $35; discounts available for seniors and students. Details: Call (901) 537-1483, email cyounker@stmarysschool.org or visit lw3.com or lucywainwrightroche.com.

Free Jazz Fridays: April 28 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. Featuring The Legends of Jazz ensemble with Dr. Bill Hurd. Free admission; doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Details: (901) 415-2700.

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


MAY


2 Mule Plow performs at a recent Pickin' Picnic.

2 Mule Plow performs at a recent Pickin’ Picnic.

Pickin’ Picnic: 6 p.m. May 5 on the lawn at Appling Lake, next to the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road in Bartlett. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics; on-site vendors will also sell food. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org.

“The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”: By The Hillbenders, 8 p.m. May 12 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis.Tickets: $30; discounts available for seniors and students. Details: Call (901) 537-1483, email cyounker@stmarysschool.org or visit hillbenders.com.

“Enchantments Featuring The Little Mermaid”: The Roudnev Youth Ballet, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 20 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $15 at buckmanartscenter.com or call (901) 537-1483. Details: Call (901) 537-1483, email cyounker@stmarysschool.org or visit roudnevyouthballet.com.

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


JUNE


Missoula Children’s Theatre: Auditions June 12 for children in grades K-12; shows 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 17 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC), 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Participation is free. Details: Visit bpacc.org, call (901) 385-6440 or email bpacc-sales@cityofbartlett.org. BPACC is at 3663 Appling Road in Bartlett.

6th annual Ride for Life: A 25-mile ride and 1 mile kids fun run, 7 a.m. June 25 at Memorial Park, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Registration now open. Event raises awareness for organ and tissue donation. Cost: $15/ride; $10 fun ride. Details: midsouthtransplant.org.

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 2017.

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


AUGUST


No events have been submitted yet for August 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017.

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


DECEMBER


No events have been submitted yet for December 2017.

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


JANUARY


No events have been submitted yet for January 2018.

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


RECURRING EVENTS


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.

Bible Study with Trudy Scholten: 10 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Mondays of each month 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).

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.

Ladies 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.

Creative Crafting: 11 a.m. – noon on the second Monday of the month at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland.

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.

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/.

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.

Mexican train dominoes: 12:30-4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth 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.

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 Deeken 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.

Gentlemen’s Pinochle: 10 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.

“Live! Jam Sessions”: 2 p.m. Wednesdays (except the first one of the month) at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Players and singers are invited to bring guitars, mandolins, dobros, basses, harmonicas, or other instruments to play and/or sing country, pop, rock, rockabilly, gospel, and other genres. Hosted by Ken Gurley.

Book club: 2-3 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, Wednesdays: 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.

Creative Coloring Club: 12:30-2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Those 55+ can participate in this free activity by calling (901) 746-8195 to register. Coloring for adults has soared in popularity as a way to savor stillness, concentrate on one takes and disconnect from gadgets. Coloring book designs are varied, including floral, geometric, plaid, mandala, nature scenes, babies, animals, teacups, and movie characters.

Game day: 10 a.m.-noon the third Wednesday of the month at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Features board games and card games. See details online.

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.

Ice cream social and forum: 1:30-2:30 p.m., third Thursday of the month  at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. The event celebrates senior citizens’ birthdays that month and also serves as a forum for seniors to comment and offer suggestions on future Senior Center Programming. All local-area seniors 55+ are welcome, even if it’s not your birthday.

Mah-Jong (American version): Noon 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.

Open house and discussion forum: 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. The purpose of the event is to gather input that will shape future Senior Center programming. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Coffee & Chat: 10-11 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Meet at the Lakeland Senior Center for fresh hot coffee and good conversation. Bring a friend and make new friends. Guests are more than welcome to join in on a friendly game of chess or checkers while you’re here. Coffee will be ready, and organizers usually plan on having treats, too.

Seniors bridge group: 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.

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.

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.

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