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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.


APRIL


Girl Scout summer residential camps: Registration now open for 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.

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2017 Lantern Light Festival, Agricenter.

Lantern Light Festival: Now through May 7 at Agricenter. Display of big silk lanterns. Tickets: $20-25. Details: bit.ly/LanternLight2017.

Bethel’s 175th Birthday Bash: 5:30-8 p.m. April 27 at Bethel University – Memphis Campus, 5885 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 100, Memphis. Details: bethelsuccess.net/openhouse.

RegionSmart summit: April 27 at the Halloran Centre, Memphis. Experts to speak on best practices in regional collaboration, especially pertaining to transportation, land use, and economic development. Tickets $100 through April 1 and $125 afterward. Details: regionsmart.org.

Star & Micey: April 27 on the rooftop of The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis. Tickets $10-$15 at the door. VIP season passes available. For ages 21+. Details at peabodymemphis.com/rooftop-en.html.

Golf Extravaganza: April 28 at Fair Oaks Golf Club, 220 Fairoaks Drive, Oakland. Benefits Fayette Cares. To register, sponsor, donate, or learn more visit FayetteCares.org/golf or call (901) 465-3802, Ext. 223.

Veterans’ art exhibit: 6-10 p.m. April 28 at the Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main St., Memphis. Featuring exhibit and auction of paintings created by local military veterans and spouses. Event benefits the West Tennessee Veterans Home to be built in Arlington.

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.

Lakeland Community Clean Up Day: 8 a.m.-noon April 29 at Windward Slopes Park, 9822 Beverle Rivera Drive, Lakeland. It’s a chance to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of items. Details: lakelandtn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6149.

Double Decker Arts Festival 2017: April 29 at the Square in Oxford, Miss. Details: doubledeckerfestival.com.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29 at Kroger, 7615 U.S. 70. Drop off your expired, unused, and unwanted meds for safe disposal.

Arlington in April: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 on the Town Square in Arlington. Featuring arts and crafts, live music, food, kids’ activities, Senior Center’s tea sale to support the veterans’ home. Rain date: Noon-5 p.m. April 30. Details: (901) 867-4980 or dwakefield@townofarlington.org.

Bookstock: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Festival featuring more than 40 local authors and keynote authors Lisa Wingate, Daniel Connolly, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Adrienne Berard. Events include book signings, author talks, live music, food trucks, cooking demos, door prizes, face painting, children’s arts and crafts, a book character costume contest, a scavenger hunt and more. Details: (901) 415-2709.

Appling Middle School Spring Fling:3-7 p.m. April 29 on the grounds of Appling Middle School, 3700 Appling Road, Bartlett. Features performancs by choirs, bands, strings, dance team and cheerleaders; free inflatables; free fun run, K-9 dog show; concessions; dunk tanks; and parents’ vendor booths. The Wildcat Walk/Run begins at 3:30 p.m.

Stomp Out Suicide Community 5K Walk/Run: 5-8 p.m. April 29 at Shelby Farms Park. Benefits the Jason Foundation. Schedule: Registration and packet pickup, 5-6 p.m.; walk, 6-7 p.m.; music and fellowship, 7-7:45 p.m.; and closing ceremony, 7:45-8 p.m. Details: https://sites.google.com/site/soswalk/ or email dstaten@brtlettschools.org.

Bartlett a la Carte 2017: 5-7 p.m. April 30 at Colonial Country Club, 2736 Countrywood Parkway, Cordova. Presented by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Shelby County Rotary Club. Tickets: $45 each; $80 per couple; $400 for 10. Details: Lisa Johnson, (901) 372-9457 or ljohnson@bartlettchamber.org.

Youth essay contest: Due April 30 on “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.” Hosted by Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Open to all Memphis-area middle-school and high-school students. Cash prizes. Details: foresthillfh.com.

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


MAY


5th Annual Wesberry Golf Classic: May 1, Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis. Registration at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Awards reception following tournament. Featuring putting and flight contests, door prizes and giveaways. Register, volunteer or sponsor: Call (901) 312-6802 or visit srvs.org.

Deputy registrar classes: 10 a.m. May 2, 10 a.m. May 6 and 6:30 p.m. May 9. Open to active, registered voters. Sign up 24 hours in advance by emailing sharon.logan@shelbycountytn.gov. Details: shelbyvote.com.

Swim Clinic: 6-7 p.m. May 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Memphis Jewish Community Center pool, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Designed for proficient triathlete swimmers interested in becoming faster and more efficient. Limited enrollment; participants must be able to swim at least 100 yards freestyle nonstop. Cost:$15. Register at pr-eventmanagement.net.

Business workshop: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3 at the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commere. 2969 Elmore Park Road Bartlett. Topic: What to do when your product becomes a commodity (part 2).  Details at bartlettchamber.org. Registration required by noon May 1. Free for Chamber members; $25 for non-members.

Square dancing intro: 7:15-8:45 p.m. May 3, Bartlett United Methodist Church, 5676 Stage Road, Bartlett. Free introduction to modern Western square dancing. More lessons begin May 10 for $5. Details: (901) 373-4497.

2 Mule Plow performs at a recent Pickin' Picnic.

2 Mule Plow performs at a recent Pickin’ Picnic.

MIFA Founders’ Day: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Rhodes College McCallum Ballroom, Byran Campus Life Center, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis. Marks 49th birthday of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. See our separate story for details.

9th annual Briarcrest Pops Concert: May 4-6 at Briarcrest Christian School. Performances by students. Free to Briarcrest students and faculty, or buy tickets online. Details: briarcrest.com.

Frankie Hollie & The Noise: May 4 on the rooftop of The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis. Tickets $10-$15 at the door. VIP season passes available. For ages 21+. Details at peabodymemphis.com/rooftop-en.html.

TN Smart Yards Workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5 at the I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Topics: Turfgrass management, soils and mulch, home stormwater strategies and landscape design considerations. Cost, pre-registration and details are on the city’s website.

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.

Memphis Astronomical Society: 8 p.m. May 5 in the Assisi Hall Science Auditorium, Room 155, Christian Brothers University at East Parkway South and Central Avenue in Memphis. Free admission. Topics: Total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 as well as eclipse cycles and the Ankikythera Mechanism. Details: memphisastro.org.

Memphis in May International Festival: Major dates include May 5-7, Beale Street Music Festival; May 5-7, International Week; May 17-20, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest; May 20-21, Triathlong Weekend; May 27, 901Fest; and May 28, Great American River Run. Details: memphisinmay.org.

March for Babies: May 6 at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis. A fundraiser walk for the March of Dimes. Signups: marchforbabies.org/event/memphis.

“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.

Tour de Lakeland and Spring Festival: May 13 at I.H. Park, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. The start and finish of the bike ride and all events will be at I.H. Park and the Lakeland Amphitheater Pavilion. Watch for a detailed article to be published closer to the event.

Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release: 4 p.m. May 14 at Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. Free admission. Details: (901) 382-1000 or foresthillfh.com.

The Chainsmokers: May 19 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. With special guest Kiiara, as well as Whethan; featuring Emily Warren. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

“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.

Annual Children’s Fishing Rodeo: 8 a.m. May 20 at I.H. Managerial Park Lake, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. For ages 4-12. Register early online or at 7:15 a.m. that day. Details: lakelandtn.gov.

Exit 56 Blues Fest: May 27-28, West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, Tenn. Featuring live blues music, arts and crafts, car show and barbecue eating competition. Free admission. Details: Exit56Blues.com, (731) 779-9000 or info@westtnheritage.com.

Spring book sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 26-27 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: memphislibrary.org.

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


JUNE


“Storks”: 7 p.m. June 2 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.

Minecraft summer camp: 5-9 p.m. June 5-9 at Jimmy Naifeh Center and 1-5 p.m. June 19-26 at Dyersburg campus, Dyersburg State Community College. For ages 10-15. Cost: $100. Register by May 29. Details: (731) 286-3265.

College for Kids: Multiple June/July sessions on campuses of Dyersburg State Community College. For children ages 4 through sixth-grade. Dates: 9 a.m.-noon June 12-16 on Dyersburg campus with registration by June 7; 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.

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.

“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.

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.

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


JULY


“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.

“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.

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.

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.

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

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.


FEBRUARY


No events have been submitted yet for February 2018.

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


MARCH


No events have been submitted yet for March 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, 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.

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.

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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