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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 with “Calendar of Events” in the subject line.


DECEMBER


Appling Middle School Band’s Holiday Concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at New Hope Christian Church, 3300 Kirby Whitten Road, Bartlett; admission: $2.

Bartlett Academy Choirs’ Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bartlett High School’s auditorium, 5688 Woodlawn St., Bartlett.

One Holy Night Live Outdoor Nativity Walking Tour: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 7-9 at Eagle Heights Community Church, 9408 Macon Road, Cordova. Free, featuring live animals; lasts 20 minutes. Includes hot chocolate. Rain dates: Dec. 14-16.

Bon Lin Middle School Choir Performance: 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.

Lakeland’s Christmas Festival: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the International Harvester (IH) Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland.

Bartlett High School’s Winter’s Eve Musical: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Bartlett High School’s auditorium, 5688 Woodlawn St., Bartlett.

Bartlett Area Chorus concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Decatur Trinity Christian Church, 2449 Altruria Road, Bartlett. Featuring a free concert of seasonal music followed by light refreshments.

Great Cookie Sale: 9 a.m.-Dec. 9 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 6671 Yale Rd., Bartlett. Featuring homemade holiday cookies, fruitcakes, breads and candies. Perfect for gifts and holiday entertaining. Details: (901) 386-3241.

Breastfeeding education event: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 9 in the Magnolia Room of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Road. Features questions and answers, decision-making information on breastfeeding, refreshments and tours of the Women’s Center. Register at (901) 820-7022.

Cookie sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2949 Davies Plantation Road, Lakeland. Featuring homemade cookies, breads, fudge, snack items and more. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Neighborhood Centers; their daycare center was damaged during May storms. Details: jmccallen0214@gmail.com.

Elisabeth Von Trapp: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett.She is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp of “The Sound of Music.” Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Community Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 10, hosted by Epiphany Lutheran Church in Schaeffer Memorial Chapel at Kingsway Christian Church, 7887 Poplar Ave., Germantown. Free family-friendly event with a variety of instrumentals, vocals and carols. Featuring Memphis-area musicians, including Jacob Allen, current director of music and Choirmaster of Epiphany Lutheran Church. Details: (901) 861-6227 or epiphanylu.org.

“I Am Irving Berlin: A Musical Revue”: Through Dec. 10 at the Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Germantown. Featuring Mid-South children ages 9-18. Tickets and details: (901) 453-7447 or gctcomeplay.org.

High school newspaper webinar: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Free; open to first 100 high schools to register. Provided through the Tennessee Press Association. Register online at http://msb.press/7214.

BCS Orchestra Concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Bartlett High School’s auditorium, 5688 Woodlawn St., Bartlett.

Appling Middle School Choir Christmas Concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett. Admission: $3.

Elmore Park MS Winter Choir Concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at New Hope Christian Church, 3300 Kirby Whitten Road, Bartlett.

Holiday Heroes: Dec. 13 at Youth Villages in Bartlett. Join the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce in making Christmas brighter for children at this youth facility. Time of event: To be determined. Details: bartlettchamber.org.

“Creativity and Inclusivity: Disability and Art in the Memphis Community”: Through Dec. 14 at Rust Hall Lower Gallery, Overton Park, Memphis. Memphis College of Art presents an exhibition created by arts from Memphis Center for Independent Living, Shelby Residential and Vocational Services, and MCA. Exhibit is handicapped accessible, audio guides and brail texts are available, and viewers can touch some of the artwork.

Bartlett High School Winter Band Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Bartlett High School’s auditorium, 5688 Woodlawn St., Bartlett.

BCCB Christmas Concert at BPACC: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Details: info@bartlettcommunityband.org.

“From Trash to Treasure”: Through Dec. 15 at the Levy Gallery in the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring new works by artists Frank Lilly. Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3. Free admission. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or an hour before performances. Details: buckmanartscenter.com.

Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker: 6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown. Featuring 150+ ballet students ages 3-18 and Tennessee Ballet Theater pros. Tickets and details: gpacweb.com.

Holiday season choir performances: 11 a.m.-noon on weekdays through Dec. 17, in the Grand Lobby of the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis. Free; details: (901) 529-4000. Among the upcoming performers are Arlington High School Choir on Dec. 14 and Lakeland Preparatory Middle School Choir on Dec. 15.

Bon Lin Middle School Holiday Christmas Caroling: 7 p.m. Dec. 18; details to be announced.

WinterArts holiday market: Daily through Dec. 24 at Park Place Centre, 1215 Ridgeway Road at Park Avenue, Memphis. Details: winterartsmemphis.com or “WinterArtsMemphis” on Facebook.

Starry Nights: Through Dec. 29 (including Christmas Eve and Christmas night) at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis. Featuring the Mid-South’s largest holiday light show and festival with a drive-through display of lights, cozy campfires and visits with Santa. Costs and details: shelbyfarmspark.org/starry-nights.

Mistletoe Village: Nightly during Starry Nights and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 29 at the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center, Shelby Farms Park, Memphis. Features local food trucks, local crafters, live holiday music, Santa photos, a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, and more. Some fees apply.

Photography exhibit: Through Dec. 29 at Overton Park Gallery in Memphis. Access through Diane’s Art Gift Home, 1581 Overton Park Ave., Memphis (hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday). Features Jenn Billy Brandt’s digital photos from summer 2013 through fall 2017.

Starry 4k Fun Run + Walk: 6 p.m. Dec. 30. Registration and details: starry4k.racesonline.com.

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


JANUARY


Dead Soldiers performance: 8 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018, at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets and details: (901) 537-1483 or buckmanartscenter.com.

AWA 38th annual banquet: 7 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018, at 409 S. Main St. ,Memphis; doors open at 6 p.m. Event is for the Association for Women Attorneys. Tickets and details: mwarden@smmlawoffice.com or (901) 821-0044.

The Night Owls: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring this energetic band out of Austin, Texas, with a little bit of funk, a little soul and a whole lot of rhythm and blues. Tickets: $25 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Cost and 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. Cost and details: buckmanartscenter.com or olatedogs.com.

Gary Morris: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. This headliner spans country, adult contemporary and Broadway music — playing Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables.” His song book includes “Why Lady Who,” “Lasso the Moon,” “100% Chance of Rain” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Tickets: $40-50 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

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. Cost and details: buckmanartscenter.com or mindysmithmusic.com.

Tenore: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Tenore unleashes a vocal talent that breaks down musical barriers, draws cultures together, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Frederick Douglass: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Nathan Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of Frederick Douglass. He tells of his escape from slavery and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. Douglass will recite his famous speeches. A question-and-answer session will conclude the show. Tickets: $20 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Stephanie Adlington: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Her style of music is old school jazz plus American roots and equals compositions of vintage soul. Think Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Sultry, timeless – savor the Siren of the South. Tickets: $25 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

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


MARCH


“Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 3, Macon Road Baptist School, 11015 U.S. 64, Arlington. Tickets: $7 pre-sale or $8 at the door.

The High Kings: 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. In honor of St. Patrick, this band of four Irish singer/songwriters will knock your socks off. Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Cashore Marionettes: 7 p.m. March 4 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets and details: buckmanartscenter.com.

TheatreKidz “Godspell”: 7 p.m. March 9-10 and 2:30 p.m. March 11 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. The popular BPACC TheatreKidz returns with a tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the hit Broadway musical. Songs include “Save the People,” “Day by Day,” “Oh Bless the Lord My Soul,” “All Good Gifts,” “Prepare” and “Light of the World.” Tickets: $10-15 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Joe Louis Walker with opening act Eli Cook: 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Walker is one of the best electric blues guitarists around today. This Blues Hall of Fame inductee has won four Blues Music Awards and in 2017 was nominated for a Grammy. He is a fierce gritty singer, prolific songwriter and powerhouse guitar virtuoso. Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: 7 p.m. March 25 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets and details: buckmanartscenter.com or flamenco-vivo.org.

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


APRIL


Tayla Lynn & Eric Tingstad: 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. The spunky granddaughter of country music icon Loretta Lynn has been hitting the road with her “Meemaw” since she was two. Tayla will perform some of Loretta’s greatest hits, plus many other tunes. Her partner on stage is Eric Tingstad, a Grammy-winning guitarist. Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Bartlett Community Concert Band: 7 p.m. April 7 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. The BCCB’s family-friendly concert features musical arrangements of great range and soaring beauty, played by Bartlett’s own talented concert band under the direction of Dr. Rhendle Millen. Tickets: $10 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

An Evening With Melba Moore: 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Moore began her career as a multi-octave singer for Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. This Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee has charted 18 top 20 R&B hits, like “I Am His Lady,” “Falling” and “Read My Lips.” She was on Broadway in “Hair,” “Les Miserables” and “Brooklyn.” Tickets: $40-50 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

China’s HAYA Band: 8 p.m. April 14 at The Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets and details: buckmanartscenter.com.

Everly Brothers Experience: 7:30 p.m. April 22 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. The Bird Dogs bring a youthful Everly Brothers to life. When guitars became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country, rock ’n’ roll and R&B. They created hits like “Hello Little Susie,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Cathy’s Clown” and “Bye Bye Love.” The Everly Brothers inspired bands like Buddy Holly, Simon & Garfunkel and the Beatles. Tickets: $35 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap: 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. First and foremost a comedy, this is the touching story of six women gathering to roll WWII bandages, plan the church’s anniversary and gossip about their joys and worries. Twenty-five years later, during the Vietnam War, the “First Baptist Six” gather again. Characters include Edith, the pastor’s wisecracking wife; Luby, whose son is fighting in the Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church’s rebellious organist; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Vera, a well-to-do and influential member; and Sammy, a shy newcomer. Tickets: $20 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

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


MAY


Foo Fighters: May 3 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Tickets and details: ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

Ed McCain: 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Edwin’s been called the “great American romantic.” His hit songs, spirit and sense of humor keep fans coming back for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. He recorded two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More.” Tickets: $35-50 at bpacc.org or call the Box Office at (901) 385-5588; hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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