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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.


JUNE


College for Kids: Multiple June/July sessions on campuses of Dyersburg State Community College. For children ages 4 through sixth-grade. Dates: June 26-30 at Jimmy Naifeh Center, Tipton Couty with registration by June 21; and July 10-14, DSCC Gibson County Center with registration by July 5. Details: (731) 286-3265.

Memphis Quartet Show: June 14-17 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., Memphis. Featuring the leading quartets in gospel music. Details: quartetshow.com.

“Lost & Found”: 7 p.m. June 16 at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Featuring the Bartlett Movies in the Park summer series of free family-friendly movies. Check facebook.com/BartlettParkMovies for weather-related closures or other film postponements.

Millington Arts Council crafts: June 17 at the Millington Farmers’ Market at the NSA Mid-South Housing Service Center, 5152 Easley St., Millington. Recurs on the third Saturday of each month.

I Scream for Ice Cream 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run: 7 p.m. June 17 to benefit Edmund Orgill Park in Millington. Proceeds to support park improvements. Costs and registration details: pr-eventmanagement.net.

Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance: 4 p.m. June 18 at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. Features keynote speaker Sylvia McKelvey, father-daughter musical duo Jeff and Ashton Cobble and local artist Ashley Anthony. Each guest will receive a long-stem rose to honor a loved one. Details: foresthillfh.com or (901) 382-1000.

Buckman Summer Dance Intensive (classes): 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19-22 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring instruction in focused technique and choreography for musical theater students ages 8 to adult; bring own shoes, water and a snack. Cost: $150. Registration: Call (901) 537-1483 or go to buckmanartscenter.com.

Summer Fun Camp: 8 a.m.-noon June 19-30 on weekdays at the Baker Community Center, 7942 Church St., Millington. For ages 4-9. Cost: $200; due by June 16. Features nature activities, science experiments, arts and crafts, and games. Register online at millingtontn.gov.

Grand opening and ribbon cutting: 10 a.m. June 23 at the I-55 Shelby County (Memphis) Welcome Center) at Mile Marker 3.10 Northbound. RSVP to tami.giles@tn.gov or (615) 741-9012.

Ham Radio National Field Day: June 23-25 at the Germantown Women and Children’s Pavilion, 7783 Poplar Pike, Germantown. Free and open to the public.

2nd Annual Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill Super Sprint and Sprint Triathlons: 6:30 a.m. June 24, at Shelby Farms (south of the intersection of Farm Road and Walnut Grove Road). Features four races: an all-women super sprint triathlon, an all-women sprint triathlon, an all-men super sprint triathlon and an all-men sprint triathlon. Register at pr-eventmanagement.net. For information or to volunteer, contact Pam Routh at (901) 550-2114 or pamrunsraces@gmail.com.

Pasta for a Purpose: 3-8 p.m. June 24 at First Baptist Church of Atoka, 102 Kimbrough Ave., Atoka. Event is a fundraiser for heart attack sufferer Dough Pauley, who needs a costly transplant. He is a retired U.S. Navy veteran and family man. The fundraiser includes a spaghetti dinner with seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well a silent auction. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Details: give.transplants.org/goto/dougpauley.

LAMP concert: 7 p.m. June 24 at the Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Featuring Super 5, Central BBQ, Caliente and MemPops. Free to the public. Lakeland city staff will sell soft drinks and water for $1.

6th annual Ride for Life: 7 a.m. June 25 rain or shine at Memorial Park, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Includes a non-competitive scenic 25-mile ride and a one-mile kids fun ride through east Memphis and Midtown with post-ride festivities and party catered by the Crepe Maker. Hosted by the Mid-South Transplant Association and Memorial Park to raise awareness of the need for organ/tissue donation and to encourage donor signups. Registration: midsouthtransplantRFL.racesonline.com or call (901) 328-4438. Fees: $15 per person or $10 for fun ride. Details: midsouthtransplant.org.

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: girlscoutshs.org/outdoors/outdoors.html.

“Disappointed” exhibit: Now through July 30 in the Alumni Gallery at Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, Memphis. Featuring photographic collages by Joshua Strydom, a Zimbabwean artist. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Free and open to the public.

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


JULY


Star-Spangled Celebration: Noon-10 p.m. July 1 at Shelby Farms Park. Featuring music by the Memphis Wind Symphony, along with food trucks, cooling stations, and wine/beer gardens. and the grand finale, the Laser Light Spectacular. Tickets and details: shelbyfarmspark.org/star-spangled-celebration.

T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang performance: 8 p.m. July 1 at The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis. Tickets: guesthousegraceland.com or (800) 238-2000.

Bartlett’s 2017 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 3 at Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center at U.S. 70 and Appling Road, Bartlett. Opens at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Featuring a car display, children’s activities, concessions and music by the Bartlett Community Concert Band and by Jamie Baker & the VIPs. Details: cityofbartlett.org.

Singer-songwriter John Moreland: July 12 at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12-$15 at johnmoreland.net.

“The Wild Life”: 7 p.m. July 14 at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Featuring the Bartlett Movies in the Park summer series of free family-friendly movies. Check facebook.com/BartlettParkMovies for weather-related closures or other film postponements.

Beginner ham radio technician class: 6:15-9:30 p.m. on Mondays July 19-Aug. 14 at the Emergency Mobile Healthcare (EMHC) Ambulance Co., 6972 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis. Class is free; other costs are $15 for FCC exam and $25 for manual. Details: Email Joe Lowenthal at wa4ovo@gmail.com with the subject line “Tech Class 3-17”; include your name, email address and cell phone number.

LAMP concert: 7 p.m. July 22 at the Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Featuring Memphis Funk N Horns,  Cariflavor Caribbean Cuisine, MemPops and Master’s Grace Concessions. Free to the public. Lakeland city staff will sell soft drinks and water for $1.

“The Great Gilly Hopkins”: 7 p.m. July 28 at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Featuring the Bartlett Movies in the Park summer series of free family-friendly movies. Check facebook.com/BartlettParkMovies for weather-related closures or other film postponements.

“Disappointed” exhibit: Now through July 30 in the Alumni Gallery at Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, Memphis. Featuring photographic collages by Joshua Strydom, a Zimbabwean artist. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Free and open to the public.

“Disappointed” exhibit: Now through July 30 in the Alumni Gallery at Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, Memphis. Featuring photographic collages by Joshua Strydom, a Zimbabwean artist. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Free and open to the public.

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


AUGUST


James Taylor and his All-Star Band: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the FedExs Forum, Memphis. With special guest Bonnie Raitt. Tickets: $66 to $466+ at Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

Drop The Mic Poetry Slam & Symposium: Aug. 18-19 at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Symposium is on Friday and competition is on Saturday. Deadlines: June 5, workshop proposals; July 25, contestant video entries. Cash prizes. Details: civilrightsmuseum.org/drop-the-mic.

LACC 2017 Community Expo: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Lakeland Elementary School Gym, 10050 Oak Seed Lane, Lakeland. Free event is hosted by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. Featuring prizes, giveaways, food tastings, entertainment and booths that highlight businesses, services, rec activities and civic groups. Details: mylakelandchamber.org.

LAMP concert & city anniversary: 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Celebrates the city’s 40th anniversary. Featuring Ted Horrell and The Monday Night Card, The Nick Black Band, MarksGrill, Master’s Grace Concessions and Beakers Sno Cones. Free to the public. Lakeland city staff will sell soft drinks and water for $1.

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


SEPTEMBER


Need to Breathe concert: Sept. 16 at Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis. With special guest Gavin DeGraw. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. April 28 at ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

“West Fight On: Cycle. Run. Walk”: Sept. 16 at Shelby Farms Park. Raises funds to fight cancer at the University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research. Includes cycling routes at three distances, a 5K run, the one-mile Tribute Walk, a combined 18-mile cycling route and 5K run, a Survivor Ceremony and more. Registration is now open. Details: westfighton.org.

The Secret Sisters: 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $30 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or secretsistersband.com.

Avett Brothers: Sept. 22 at Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

LAMP concert: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Featuring Seeing Red, Cariflavor, Master’s Grace Concessions and Beakers Sno Cones. Free to the public. Lakeland city staff will sell soft drinks and water for $1.

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


OCTOBER


The James Hunter Six: 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or jameshuntermusic.com.

Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro: 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $30 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or julienlabro.com/tag/jason-vieaux.

LAMP concert: 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Lakeland Homecoming, featuring Bluff City Bandits, Hayden’s Grill, Caliente, Beakers Sno Cones and Master’s Grace Concessions. Free to the public. Lakeland city staff will sell soft drinks and water for $1.

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


NOVEMBER


Keller Williams: 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $30 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or kellerwilliams.net.

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


Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or giordanodance.org.

Olate Dogs: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $32 for adults and $25 for children for the event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Featuring high-energy pet tricks, using rescue dogs. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or olatedogs.com.

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


FEBRUARY


Singer/songwriter Mindy Smith: 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or mindysmithmusic.com.

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


MARCH


Cashore Marionettes: 7 p.m. March 4 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28 for adults and $20 for students for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or cashoremarionettes.com.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: 7 p.m. March 25 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $30 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or flamenco-vivo.org.

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


APRIL


China’s HAYA Band: 8 p.m. April 14 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets: $28 for event; $225 for 10 shows this season. Featuring modern music, folk songs, throat singing, classic chants, Mongolian horsehead fiddle, string instruments and shaman drums. Details: buckmanartscenter.com or kmpartists.com/haya.

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


MAY


No events have been submitted yet for May 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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Wednesday Workshop: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesdays of each month at Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road (next to the I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland. Presented by Mark Louderback. For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

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.

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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