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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.

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


AUGUST


“Memphis Stories: New Works by Meghean Warner”: Now through Sept. 18 in the Levy Art Gallery of the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Free admission. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 11. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

BACC ribbon cutting at JD’s Wings 2 Go: 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at 6525 Memphis Arlington Road, Suite 103. Organized by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo: Aug. 18 at the Memphis Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis. Featuring panel discussion, live jazz by Joyce Cobb, shopping and networking. Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce event. Register at bartlettchamber.org.

Magic Carpet On Your Toes with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Roudnev Youth Ballet: 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Children ages 2-8 are invited to grab their tutus and magic carpet for a dancing adventure. Tickets: $5 for children and free for adults. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

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.

19th Annual Sparkling Nights Benefit for SRVS: 7-11:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. This auction, wine and food-tasting event is hosted by the Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS), which provides employment and support for people with disabilities. Features guest artist Joey Evangelisti, auctions, wine tastings, appetizers, performances and dancing. Tickets: $100 in advance or $110 at the door. Details: srvs.org.

BACC ribbon cutting at Smith’s Plumbing Services: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at 6843 Summer Ave. Organized by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

V.I.B. (Very Important Bride) Show & Food Tasting: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22 at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch, Miss. Details: MidSouthWeddingShow.com.

Fayette Cares High Cotton 5k/1k: Early registration discounts end Aug. 23 for Sept. 9 race. Ends with Cotton Festival with live music, inflatables, car show, food, shopping and more. Raises funds for Fayette Cares. Registration: FayetteCares.org/5k or (901) 465-3802, Ext. 223.

BACC electronic benefits: 9-10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce Office,, 2969 Elmore Park Road, Bartlett. Register: bartlettchamber.org. For members only.

Special Needs Mom’s Night Out: 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Pitter Potter Studio, 845 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova. Featuring pottery painting, glass fusion, canvas painting and clay building. Sips and snacks provided. Tickets: $25; call Sue at (901) 379-8827 to reserve a spot. Hosted by Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett.

Seniors CPR class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lakeland Senior Center, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Free class courtesy of Shelby County Fire Department; open to all local seniors ages 55+. RSVP by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Forrest Spence 5K: 8 a.m. Aug. 26, starting at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Fundraiser for non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families. Also includes food, door prizes, 1-mile fun run, 100-yard dash, kids’ activities and more. Details: forrestspendefund.org.

Dragon Fly Triathlon: 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir, Sardis, Miss. Includes half-mile swim, 18-mile bike course and four-mile run. Registration: $55 through midnight Aug. 13, when it increases to $65. Details: Contact Pam Routh, race director, at (901) 550-2114 or pamrunsraces@gmail.com.

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.

Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Holiday Inn Ballroom at the University of Memphis. Savor Caribbean cuisine, and see inspiring performances by up-and-coming Latino artists and Opera Memphis. Hear from guest speaker, founder and Executive Director of Welcoming America, David Lubell and Latino Memphis’ own Executive Director, Mauricio Calvo. Tickets: $150; table: $1,500-$2,500. For more information, email Shali Atkinson at shalia@latinomemphis.org or call (901) 366-5882, Ext. 120.

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.



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


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.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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