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. The deadline is noon Friday the week before the desired publication date. The Bartlett Express publishes every Thursday.

MARCH


“Origami in the Garden”: Through March 24 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Featuring 20 metal sculptures. Details: memphisbotanicgarden.com/origami.

“For Art’s Sake, 2”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through March 29 at Gallery Ten Ninety-One, Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., Cordova. An exhibit featuring the works of Don Meyers and David Tankersley. Myers has worked in watercolors, acrylics and oils for 50+ years. Tankersley has worked in pen and ink for the past 15 years.Artists’ reception 2-4 p.m. March 10. Details: (901) 458-2521.

“Buck and a Half Apiece”: Through March at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring the music photographs of Ernest C. Withers, a civil rights photographer; includes portraints of Booker T. Jones, Willie Mitchell and other Memphis music heroes. Details: (901) 544-6200.

“1776,” the musical: Now through March 31 at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis. The founding fathers try to convince members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from Great Britain. For times/dates, tickets and more information, visit theatrememphis.org or call (901) 682-8323.

Black women as domestic violence victims: Half-hour appointments for SCOPE discussion groups through March 31 at the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, 1750 Madison Ave., 6th Floor, Memphis. Come talk with other women about your experiences and the resources received. Each participant will receive a $25 gift card. Set appointments with Phillis Lewis at (901) 222-4400 or email phillis@familysafetycenter.org.

“This Place, This Time” (art exhibit): 10-a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through April 15 in the Levy Gallery of the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 1. Featuring new works by Siphne A. Sylve. Free admission. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or buckmanartscenter.com.

Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

Free diabetes classes: 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 9 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Designed for diabetics, people with pre-diabetes and their caregivers. Registration: (800) 528-2655, Ext. 2643.

Vitalant blood drive: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19 at Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty, Bartlett.

Renter/homeowner rights program and Q&A: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring one or more attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services. Information may include a renter’s rights and obligations, steps to take if you are behind on your mortgage, discrimination in housing and fair housing laws. There will be a Q&A.

Vitalant blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20 at Bartlett Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road, Bartlett.

New Neighbors Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. March 20 at the Bonefish Grill in Collierville. Bring donations of new children’s books or a cash donation for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Details: Carolyn Steiner at (901) 603-5726. Visit newneighbors.org for details on the organization.

YWCA’s 22nd Annual Benefit Luncheon: Noon March 20 at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave., Memphis. Topic: “Celebrating a Centure of Service” by keynote speaker Beverly Robertson, Memphis Chamber interim president and CEO. Tickets: $100/person at support.ywca.org/memphis-annual-luncheon or ywcamemphis-2019luncheon.eventbrite.com. Call (901) 323-2211 for sponsorship opportunities and details.

Ag Day Exhibition: 1-3 p.m. March 20 at the Farmer’s Market. Featuring exhibits with agricultural partners. Free entry and free ice cream.

Full moon bonfire on the Wolf River: 6-8 p.m. March 20, Rossville. Join the Wolf River Guides as they celebrate the Full Worm Moon. Bring chairs, a flashlight and your choice of beverage. Registration and details: wolfriver.org.

2019 Choosing Transportation Summit and Blue Pump Gala: March 21-22 at FedEx Institute of Technology – The University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Dr, Memphis. Featuring a career and vendor expos, as well as speakers on innovative work practices, industry trends, technology advances, networking and more. Gala is 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 21. Cost: $150 (conference and gala) or $50 (gala only). Details: bit.ly/Transpo-Summit-2019.

Bartlett Business Expo: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21 at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place, Bartlett. Early vendor registration recommended; sponsorships available. Details: bartlettchamber.org.

Community representative training: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 21 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Community representatives are trained, certified volunteers who are present during Department of Children Services Child and Family Team Meetings to provide a community voice to critical decisions made regarding the children in DCS custody and their families. Free event. Register by email to cofcc1@yahoo.com or at eventbrite.com/e/community-representative-training-tickets-55934878728. Details: (901) 327-1616.

Broadway 101, “Fiddler on the Roof”: 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre, 225 S. Main Street, Memphis. Workshop will be led by a cast member from “Fiddler on the Roof”; students in grades 7-12 will learn music or choreography, have a question-and-answer period and get a keepsake, a pre-show dinner and a ticket to the performance following the workshop. Cost: Not specified; register at bit.ly/Broadway101-Fiddler.

Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair: 5-8 p.m. March 21-24 at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Showcases emerging artists and features live performances, panel discussions, experimental works, and food and drink. Cost: $50/weekend pass. Details: bit.ly/YoungCollectors2019.

Lecture on “The Wives of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike”: 6 p.m. March 21 in the University of Memphis’ University Center River Room (300), 499 University St., Memphis. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Features firsthand stories of courage and survival from a panel of wives and children of the 1968 strikers. Free public event. Parking at the public parking garage on Zach Curlin Street.

“Simple Steps 4 – Sales and Marketing”: 6-7:30 p.m. March 21, Business/Sciences Department of Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Event is part of the series “Simple Steps to Start Your Business.” Details: (901) 415-2734.

Sexuality Education & Training Series: March 21-22 and 28-29 at the Memphis office of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, 2430 Poplar Avenue, Memphis. Event equipments professionals to empower students and clients in informed sexual health decision making. Designed for youth ministers, youth workers, health professionals, educators and teachers, counselors, social workers and anyone looking to improve their skills around sex ed. Continuing Education credits offered. Details: Reach out to Elisabeth Bradner at ebradner@pptnm.org.

“Fiddler on the Roof” (Touring): 7:30-10:30 p.m. March 21 at The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis. Tickets: $25-$125 at bit.ly/Fiddler-on-the-Roof-2019.

“Madagascar Jr.”: 7-8 p.m. March 21-23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 24 and 7-8 p.m. March 28-31 at Stage Door Productions, 800 E. Parkway South, Memphis. Tickets: Pay what you can ($5 minimum). Details: bit.ly/Madagascar-Jr.

Spring Blooms Tram Tours: 10 a.m.-noon March 22 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Focuses on the Origami at the Garden exhibit. Free with regular garden admission (cancelled if storming). No reservation necessary.

Youth scholarship for rappers: Applications due March 22. Hosted by Memphis-based record label and production company Unapologetic. Open to youths ages 14-17 who live in the Memphis metropolitan area and have a 2.8 or higher GPA. Apply: unapologeticyouth.com; see funding campaign at gofundme.com/unapologetic-youth-scholarship-program.

Daphne Willis: 2:15-4:15 p.m. March 22 at Turning Point, 340 Stateline Road West, Southaven, Miss. Featuring the New York City-based indie artist and Sony/ATV songwriter, who said she is living in recovery herself. Brannon Heath will perform before she does. Event is open to the public.

Justice lecture: 4 p.m. March 22 at 123 Fogelman Executive Center, University of Memphis. Featuring Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey  Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Topic: “The Epistomology of Justice.” Reception to follow program. Free and open to the public. Parking available in the Innovation Garage.

Book signing with Tammie Polk: 5-7 p.m. March 22 at Wolfchase Barnes & Noble, 2774 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Featuring “The 7 Virtuous Business Woman Slayers: The 7 Deadly Copouts.” Details: (901) 386-2468.

BCCB spring concert: 7 p.m. March 22 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring the 65-member Bartlett Community Concert Band performing a variety of musical arrangements that range from masterworks to marches, show tunes and pop. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

2nd annual Kids Camp Expo: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 at Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Hosted by Memphis Parent magazine. Event showcases all types of spring, summer and fall camps for children, from preschool age to 18. Includes specialized day and sleep-away camps, educational camps, athletic camps, extra-curricular camps and more. At least 50 camps will be represented. Free event. Admission includes complimentary admission to Memphis Botanic Gardens and “My Big Backyard.” Children are welcome. Details: Contact Molly Willmott, event manager, at (901) 832-2085 or molly@memphisparent.com, or visit memphisparentcampexpo.com.

Black Art Experience: 4-9 p.m. March 23 at Agricenter International, C-Wing and Banquet Room, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Featuring 40+ black artists and businesses, live painting, entertainment, event photographer, door prizes, and complimentary food and wine. Tickets: $20/adults in advance or $25 at the door; free/children 10 and younger; buy at the door or at blackartexperience.eventbrite.com.

Book signing with Forlanda Anderson: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 at Wolfchase Barnes & Noble, 2774 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Featuring “Bully Me Not: India’s First Day of School Empowering Women Through the Storm.” Details: (901) 386-2468.

8th Annual SpeakEasy Gala: 6:30-10:30 p.m. March 23 at The Great Hall in Germantown. Tickets: $90/person. Open to guests age 21 or older; Roaring ’20s attire encouraged. Event benefits Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. Featuring food, beverages, casino games, a wine pull, auction, dancing and live music by Nick Black. Reservations at mosdkids.org or (901) 758-2228.

Bret Michaels in concert: March 23 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

USAC Silver Crown Series: March 23 at Memphis International Raceway, 5500 Victory Lane, Millington. Featuring the stars of the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series kicking off the 2019 season. Details: racemir.com.

SneakFest: 1-6 p.m. March 24 in the Pipkin Building at the Memphis Fairground, 940 Early Maxwell, Memphis. Featuring a buy-sell-trade expo/gathering for fans of sneakers, plus vendor booths. Tickets: $25, including a drink voucher and ticket to the Memphis Express v. Birmingham game. Details: sneakfest.org.

Afternoon of Chamber Music: 2 p.m. March 24 in the sanctuary of Germantown Presbyterian Church. Featuring works by Jennifer Higdon, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Valerie Coleman. Performers will be Delara Hashemi (flute), Amelia Smith (clarinet) and Tingting Yao (piano). Free and open to the public. Details: (901) 754-5195 or office@germantownpres.org.

Social Security Disability workshop: 2-3 p.m. March 24 at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public, hosted by the Jewish Family Service. Chris Cornaghie, a former Social Security Administration attorney now in private practice, will talk aboutSocial Security Disability qualifications and benefit. Details: jccmemphis.org/jfs or (901) 767-4888.

Special Needs Workshop: 2-3 p.m. March 24 at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave, Memphis. Featuring Attorney Chris Cornaghie, a former Social Security Administration attorney who is now in private practice, will lead a workshop on Social Security Disability qualifications and benefits. Free event. Registration: jccmemphis.org/jfsprograms or email Bill Monroe, special needs coordinator, at bmonroe@jccmemphis.org or (901) 767-8511.

Russian String Orchestra: 2:30 p.m. March 24 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Features Moscow’s young string ensemble bringing its trademark virtuosity, high energy and warmth. Tickets: $35 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: kremlinontour.com.

Edwin McCain: 7 p.m. March 24 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35/advance or $40/day of show; buy at lafayettes.com.

JobLINC Job Fair: 1-4 p.m. March 26 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: memphislibrary.org.

Skywarn Storm Spotter Training: 7-9 p.m. March 26 at Lord of Life Church, 6865 Poplar Pike, Memphis. Free and open to the public.

Discussion on Beyoncé’s impact: 6 p.m. March 27 in McNeill Concert Hall-West Campus at Rhodes College, 613 University St., Memphis. This free public event is titled, “Queen Bey and the Intersection of Justice, Identity, and Popular Culture in the South,” and it marks the release of the book, “Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.” Features New York Times editor Veronica Chambers, fellow essay contributor and activist Carmen Perez and local music artists IMAKEMADBEATS and Talibah Safiya. A book signing and reception will follow.

LACC March Membership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at Stonebridge Golf Club, 3049 Davies Plantation Road, Lakeland. Speaker: Hunter C. Brown, vice president of operations for Lenny’s Grill and Subs. Hosted by Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by March 25. Details: mylakelandchamber.org.

Nike hiring event: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28 at 5100 Poplar Ave., #502, Memphis. Rescheduled from a canceled Feb. 21 event. Application online at careers.nike.com/retail-kiosk-memphis; retain your user name and password for use at the event.

Senior Symposium: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 29 at the Memphis Center for Independent Living on the 8th floor of Clark Towers, 5100 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Event offers education and resource education for seniors and people with disabilities.

Spring Fling: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-30 at the Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Garden show and plant sale hosted by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners, featuring seminars, demonstrations, a photo exhibit, recycling products, gardening books and magazines, homemade treats, children’s activities, and a mini flea market for used garden items. Free and open to the public; free parking. Details: (901) 752-1207 or memphisareamastergardeners.org.

Save A Heart Crawfish Boil: 6-9 p.m. March 29 at Agricenter International. Tickets: $50/person. Details: giftoflifemidsouth.org.

Italy’s Newpoli: 8 p.m. March 29 at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. As the tamburello pounds out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start a wild dance. Newpoli mingles original music with thrilling traditional arrangements. The tempo from the handcrafted, indigenous instruments is feverish and high, and the drama and passion from the frenzied tarantellas can be heard in every note. Tickets: Adults/$28 and students/$25. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or newpolimusic.com.

Muslims in Memphis: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30 at Agricenter International. Featuring food, clothing, exhibits, kids’ zone and more. Free and open to the public. Details: muslimsinmemphis.org or (901) 438-4277.

Mid-South Military History Show: March 30-31 at Agricenter International.

Book signing with Dr. Andrea Curry: 4-6 p.m. March 30 at Wolfchase Barnes & Noble, 2774 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Featuring “Mind to Heart: Motivational Thoughts.” Details: (901) 386-2468.

The Rat Pack Show: 7:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Features a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Tickets: $35 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: sandysratpack.com.

Old Forest Nature Hike: 10-11 a.m. March 31 at Overton Park, Memphis. Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offers a free 1.5-mile nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month.  Meet at the east end of Old Forest Lane, near the Overton Bark dog park. Questions: Call (901) 278-2396.

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


APRIL


Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

Darlene Newman’s art: April 1-29 in the Shainberg Art Gallery at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public.

Bryan Terrell Clark’s speech: 7 p.m. April 2 at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring the actor and singer/songwriter who appeared as George Washington in Broadway’s “Hamilton” and as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical.” Topic: The importance of communities working together to create sustainable social change. Free event; RSVP requested at online.jccmemphis.org/OnlineEdge/showlist.html.

Holliday Flowers & Events/Chuppah Installation: April 2-30 in the lobby of the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave., Memphis. A chuppah is a traditional canopy used in a Jewish wedding to symbolize home and hospitality. It is a symbol of welcoming others into your home. This chuppah installation was created by Heather and Brent from Holliday Flowers and Events.

Friends of the Bartlett Library Annual Book Sale: April 4-7 at the BSMC Banquet Hall adjacent to the Bartlett Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett. Selling books, audio books, music and videos for all ages. Preview sale: 4:30-7 p.m. April 3; $10 admission or Friends membership. Hours: Noon-6 p.m. April 4, prices 25 cents to $2; noon-6 p.m. April 5, half-price day; and noon-4 p.m. April 6, $5 bag sale, all in the banquet hall. Final day: 1:30-4 p.m. April 7, $3 bag sale, in the library.

Author’s discussion/book signing: 6 p.m. April 4 at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis. Featuring Shelly Brown discussing and signing copies of her newest book, “Squint.” It’s a young reader book geared toward upper elementary and middle school.

6th Annual “Spring Fling” Round Robin Charity Pickleball Tourney: April 5-7 at the Bartlett Recreation Center / Singleton Community Center, Bartlett. Cost: $40 entry fee (one event and lunch on Saturday; aadditional event is another $5. Featuring mixed doubles (Saturday) and men’s doubles and women’s doubles ( Sunday). Hours, registration and details: bit.ly/Pickleball-Tourney-2019. Benefits Youth Villages of West Tennessee.

9th Annual Bull Moose BBQ and Family Fun Event: April 5-6 at 7915 Memphis Ave., Millington. Event is hosted by the Hurley family. Event announced by the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South. Details: http://www.dsamemphis.org/ or (901) 547-7588.

Keep Bartlett Beautiful Clean Up Day: 9 a.m.-noon April 6 at Ellendale Park and W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Includes trash pick-up, cleaning out flower beds, raking and general cleaning; bring work gloves and wear appropriate clothing such as long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. To volunteer, call the Parks Office at (901) 385-5590.

Spring Market: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 6 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7 at Agricenter International. Tickets: $10/one-day pass, $18/three-day pass, $40/VIP pass and free/children 12 and younger. Details and a $2 coupon: themarketshows.com.

Bill Pickett Rodeo: April 5-6 at Agricenter International, 105 S. Germantown Road, Memphis. Celebrating 35 years of black rodeo, cowboys and cowgirls. Tickets: children, $17 in advance/$20 at gate; adults, $22 in advance/$26 at gate; groups of 10+, $20 each. Call Miss Kitty at (901) 487-4722. Details: billpickettrodeo.com.

BCCB at Art in The Loop: Event is April 5-7, Ridgeway Loop Road at Briarcrest Avenue, Memphis. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band at 2 p.m. April 7. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

Art in the Loop: April 5-7 on Ridgeway Loop (between Briarcrest Avenue and Ridge Bend Road), Memphi. Featuring works of fine craft in metal, glass, wood, clay, fiber and 2-D disciplines. Hours are 1-7 p.m. April 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 6 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7. Details: artintheloop.org.

33rd annual Super Chevy Show: 8 a.m. April 5-7 at Memphis International Raceway, Millington. Pro show features fire-breathing jet cars, a world-famous wheelstander and the Dixie Doorslammers. Tickets: $25-$65 at bit.ly/2TjhtD8.

Master Gardener Lawn & Garden Expo: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6 at Brighton High School, 8045 U.S. 51, Brighton. Featuring dynamic speakers, garden demonstrations, 35 gardening vendors, children’s area and silent auction. Free admission.

Book signing: 4-7 p.m. April 6 at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis. Featuring Dr. Arvis Murrell signing copies of her book, “It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore.”

Billy Gardell in concert: April 6 at the Graceland Guest House Theater, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Two shows: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Reckless Kelly: 8 p.m. April 7 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Tickets: $25 at lafayettes.com.

Memphis Area Beekeepers Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m. April 8 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., C Wing, Memphis. Open to the public. Dena Hodge, Robert Hodum, and Sammy Mardis will present their do’s and don’ts for successful swarm captures and colony splits.

BCCB Spring Concert with Bon Lin Middle School: 7 p.m. April 8 at The Buckman, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

BACC Monthly Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 at Unique Catering & Event Center, 2751 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett. Hosted by Trustmark National Bank for the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. Featured speaker: Not yet announced. Registration and details: bartlettchamber.org.

Discussion of CWD in deer: 7-9 p.m. April 9 at Fayette Academy, 15090 U.S. 64, Somerville. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will host a meeting on chronic wasting disease among deer. Also participate via Facebook Live at facebook.com/TennesseeWildlifeResourcesAgency.

Legal education on domestic violence: 10-11 a.m. April 10 at Pursuit of God Church, 3171 Signal St., Memphis. Provided by Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.

Solo acoustic evening with Parker Millsap: 8 p.m. April 10 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Tickets: $15 at lafayettes.com.

Engineering Adventures with Legos: 5-6:15 p.m. Thursdays April 11-May 16 in the Rec Room at the I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. Designed for children ages 5-13. Cost: $120; includes all supplies and a Lego Kit to take home. Register now through April 4. Details: lakelandtn.gov.

Rooster’s ribbon cutting: 11:30 a.m.-noon April 11 at Rooster’s Chicken Shack, 5980 Bartlett Center Drive, Bartlett. Organized by Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Memphis National College Fair: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and then 6-8 p.m. April 11 at Agricenter International. Free and open to the public. Details: nacacfairs.org or (703) 299-6857.

Bonnie Bishop with special guests Clay Parker and Jodi James: 7 p.m. April 11 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $10 at lafayettes.com.

Special Recreation Spring Dance: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 12 at Singleton Community Center, Bartlett. Hosted by the Bartlett Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. Event is designed for people ages 12 and up with intellectual or physical challenges, as well as their friends and family.

Southern Junkers Vintage Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12-13 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$10 for one day or $15 for two; children 13 and younger/free. Details: southernjunkers.com or (901) 412-5485.

Volunteer Ranch Horse Association Show: April 12-14 at Agricenter International. Details: volrha.com.

Sporting Clays Tournament: Noon-4 p.m. April 12 at Memphis Sport Shooting Association, 9428 Old Brownsville Road, Lakeland.

Ready Set Grow 5K Race: 6 p.m. April 12 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Register: readysetgrow5k.com.

Astronomy meeting: 8 p.m. April 12 in Room 155 of the Assisi Hall Science Auditorium at Christian Brothers University at East Parkway South and Central Avenue, Memphis. Hosted by Memphis Astronomical Society. Topic: Light pollution. Free and open to the public. Door prizes to be raffled off after the meeting. Details: Ric@MemphisAstro.org or MemphisAstro.org.

Gun & Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$12; children 12 and younger/$4. Details: rkshows.com.

Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Contest: 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 13 at W.J. Freeman Park, Bartlett. Includes Easter Bonnet Contest judging at 9:30 a.m. for ages up to 10. The egg hunt for children 10 ad younger will begin at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public.

Paws 4 a Cause: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at Saddle Creek North, 7615 West Farmington between Poplar and Germantown Road, Germantown. Featuring pet adoptions, games, demonstrations, pet artists, celebrity pet wash, puppy treats and food trucks.

George Thorogood and The Destroyers in concert: April 13 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics: 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Features Thompkins, the original voice of The Stylistics, with a classic R&B group. Songs include “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” “You’re a Big Girl Now” and more. Tickets: $40 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: bpacc.org/277/Russell-Thompkins-Jr-And-The-New-Stylist.

Joan Osborne: 8 p.m. April 13 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Featuring the multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performing Bob Dylan songs. Tickets: $35/adults and $30/students. Details: (901) 537-1483, cyounker@stmarysschool.org or joanosborne.com.

Memphis Spine & Sport ribbon cutting: 1-1:30 p.m. April 16 at Memphis Spine & Sport, 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy, Suite 6, Memphis. Organized by Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Subdudes: 8 p.m. April 17 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $35/advance or $40/day of show; buy at lafayettes.com.

Ducks Unlimited Crawfish Boil: 6-9 .m. April 18 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$50; children 13-17/$30; Children 6-12/$15; children 5 and younger/free; available at ducks.org/crawfish. Details: (952) 240-4624.

Fireman’s Benefit Concert – Michael Jackson Tribute: 7 p.m. April 19 at Agricenter International. Details: iaff1784.org.

Book Signing & More Marketplace: April 19-21 at Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Buckcherry in concert: April 19 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Book signing: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20 at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis. Featuring James B. Jones Jr. signing copies of his newest book, “History in Tennessee: Lost Episodes from the Volunteer State’s Past.”

Character event for children: 4 p.m. April 20 at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis. Featuring Pete the Cat’s Springtime Egg-stravaganza with a scavenger hunt, crafts, cookies, a character meet and greet, and more.

Teen author’s book signing: 2-5 p.m. March 23 at Barnes & Noble, 4610 Merchants Park Circle, Unit 521, Collierville. Girl Scout teen author Jordan Ashley Greene will sign her second book, “Confidence Club.” It addresses bullying and empowers girls to be confident.

Andy Frasco and The U.N.: 8 p.m. April 24 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10/advance or $12/day of show; buy at lafayettes.com.

March to the Arch Horse Show: April 24-28 at Agricenter International. Details: facebook.com/MarchToTheArchShow.

20th St. Jude Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon: April 25-28 in Nashville. Cost on April 27: $142, marathon; $132, half marathon; and 5K, $58. Details, cost and registration: runrocknroll.com/Nashville.

Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza: April 25 at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland. Four-person scramble. Team discount for signups by March 15 and free golf club regripping. Costs and details: fayettecares.org/golf.

Ave Maria Foundation’s Silent Auction and Concert: 5:30 p.m. April 6 at Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Featuring jazz saxophonist and songwriter Kirk Whalum with a special appearance by Reagan Strange. Event is a tribute to the late folk/rock singer and songwriter John Kilzer.

2019 Stakeholder’s Cup Golf Tournament: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26 at Quail Ridge Golf Course, 4055 Altruria Rd., Bartlett. Registration: $700team. Sponsorship opportunities available. Details: Contact John Dodd at (901) 372-9457 or jdodd@bartlettchamber.org.

Memphis Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$5 for one day or $8 for two; children 12 and younger/$2; Scouts in uniform/free. Details: theearthwideopen.com, or call (901) 274-7706 or (901) 490-3575.

Mid-South Baby & Kids Expo: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$5 and children 12 and younger/free. Details: midsouthbabyandkidsexpo.com or (901) 227-9873.

Book signing: Noon-5 p.m. April 27 at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis. Featuring Calvin Cherry signing copies of his book, “Stoker: Evolution of a Vampire.”

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls in concert: April 27 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Tony Jackson: 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Features the new country music singer. Tickets: $35 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: tonyjacksonmusic.com.

Safe Sitter class: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland. For children in grades 6-8. Cost: $75 (includes snack and a business card for the student). Register now through April 19. Details: lakelandtn.gov.

Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 28 at Wagner Place and Riverside Drive, between Union and Beale, Memphis. Featuring music on three stages and the largest one-day crawfish festival outside of Louisiana. Benefits Porter-Leath.

PuppyUp Memphis Walk: Noon-4 p.m. April 28 at Rainbow Lake Pavilion, Overton Park, 2080 Poplar Ave., Memphis. This family focused event for people and dogs features a 2 mile walk, vendors, live music, food and more. Focus is on raising awareness of canine cancer and funds for research in the field of comparative oncology that benefits both pets and people. Tickets: puppyupwalk.org/memphis.

Screening of “This Is Home”: 7 p.m. April 30 at the Malco Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis. The film is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Free and open to the public.

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


MAY


Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

Allman Betts Band in concert: May 3 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Calendar Girls: 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 2:30 p.m. May 5 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. This heart-felt comedy is based on the true story of 11 Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. Tickets: $25 via bpacc.org or box office at (901) 385-5588. Details: bpacc.org/279/Calendar-Girls.

BCCB at Collierville Fair on the Square: May 4 at Collierville Town Square. Time to be determined for performance by the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

Pet Show & Expo: 9 a.m.-noon May 4 at W.J. Freeman Park, Bartlett. Features a costume contest/owner-pet look-alike contest at 9 a.m., followed by the regular competition. Event will be on “International Star Wars Day” (May the 4th Be With You) so Star Wars enthusiasts/pet lovers may choose to participate in the “Star Wars Division.” Registration: $10.

Get Down & Derby Gala: 4-9 p.m. May 4 at Woodland Hills, 10000 Woodland Hills Drive, Cordova. Featuring dancing, silent auction, hat parade, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment. Event announced by the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South. Details: dsamemphis.org or (901) 547-7588.

PNA’s Senior Expo: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at Agricenter International; enter through Wing B Entrance. Hosted by the Professional Network on Aging, which includes more than 200 organizations and 400 individuals. Details: (901) 730-0528 or pnamidsouth.org.

National Kids to Parks Day: 9 a.m.-noon May 18 at W.J. Freeman Park, Bartlett. Featuring a family-friendly morning of fun, games and activities, including active group games, inflatables and crafts as well as firetrucks, a K-9 demonstration and story time with the Bartlett Library. Free and open to the public. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Music By The Lake: 6 p.m. May 10 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Free family-friendly outdoor bluegrass concert hosted next to BPACC at Appling Lake. Features live music by River Bluff Clan and opening act Blue Sky, as well as food vendors. River Bluff Clan details: resourceentertainment.com/entertainers/river-bluff-clan.

Book Signing & More Marketplace: May 10-12 at Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Memphis Area Beekeepers Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m. May 13 at Agricen“ter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., C Wing, Memphis. Open to the public. Featured speaker and topic: To be announced.

Violent Femmes and X in concert: May 16 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Featuring two of the 1980’s most popular bands. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

“Vintage Market Days Southern Living”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17-18 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$10 for early buying event on May 17, and $5 general admission total for May 18-19; children 12 and younger/free; tickets available for purchase at the door. Details: (501) 766-1958 or vintagemarketdays.com/market/metro-memphis.

InSane at McCain: May 17-19 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Roudnev Youth Ballet’s “Cinderella”: 6 p.m. May 17 and 2 p.m. May 18 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Extended, Memphis. Tickets $20/adults and $15/students; call (901) 537-1483 or visit buckmanartscenter.com. Details: cyounker@stmarysschool.org or roudnevyouthballet.com.

Junior Fishing Rodeo: May 18 at Catch’Em Lake, Agricenter International. Event is for ages 5-13 and offers prizes in size and number of catfish.

Renter/homeowner rights program and Q&A: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring one or more attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services. Information may include a renter’s rights and obligations, steps to take if you are behind on your mortgage, discrimination in housing and fair housing laws. There will be a Q&A.

BCCB at Memorial Day Ceremony: 1:45 p.m. May 26 at Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Ave., Memphis. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

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


JUNE


Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

Stryper in concert: June 2 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Catch’Em Lake’s Youth Summer Fishing Camp: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 3-7, Catch’Em Lake, 6913 Smythe Farm Road, Memphis. Open to youths ages 8-16. No prior fishing experience required. Each camper will be provided with a rod and reel and will fish daily. They will learn water safety, pole fishing, rod and reel fishing, knot tying, species identification, and more. Cost $200; discount of $20 if registered before March 31; discount of $10 if registered in April. Call (901) 647-5793 to register.

InSane at McCain: June 7-9 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Summer Drama Camp (grades 6-12): 1-5 p.m. June 10-14 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. In “Polly Wants a Curtain Call,” children will join Pauline the parrot on her journey to the big time in Pollywood. Camp concludes with a public performance or presentation in BPACC’s theater. Cost: $129/credit card or $125/check. Refunds: Fifty percent refunds possible through the May 27 deadline. Details and registration form: bit.ly/BPACC-Drama-Camps-2019.

Memphis Area Beekeepers Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m. June 10 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., C Wing, Memphis. Open to the public. Featured speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Harris, Mississippi State University associate/research professor with practical information for beekeepers of all experience levels.

Music By The Lake: 6 p.m. June 14 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Free family-friendly outdoor R&B concert hosted next to BPACC at Appling Lake. Features live music by Nick Black and opening act Gerald Richardson, as well as food vendors. Nick Black details: nickblackmusic.com.

Book Signing & More Marketplace: June 14-16 at Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Boz Scaggs in concert: June 16 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Summer Drama Camp (grades 1-6): 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 17-21 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. In “The Wizard of Oz,” children will embark on a wondrous journey through the Land of Oz with Dorothy and her friends. Camp concludes with a public performance or presentation in BPACC’s theater. Cost: $129/credit card or $125/check. Refunds: Fifty percent refunds possible through the June 3 deadline. Details and registration form: bit.ly/BPACC-Drama-Camps-2019.

NAMI Memphis Awards Banquet: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 22 in the Fellowship Hall at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road, Memphis. Hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Memphis. Tickets: $25/general public or $20/NAMI-Memphis members; sponsorships available; call (901) 725-0305.

Feast on the Farm Gala: 6-11 p.m. June 22 at the Agricenter Expo Center, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Tickets: $125/person; $1500/table for eight, plus perks. Featuring fine food, live and silent auctions, entertainment, dancing and more to benefit the Agricenter International’s educational programs. Donated items welcomed. Details: agricenter.org/feast.

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats in concert: June 22 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Craft Food and Wine Festival 2019: June 23 at the Columns event venue, 1 S. Main St., Memphis. Featuring 40 local artisanal food and beverage makers who provide meats, cheeses, breads, pastas, pepper jellies, pickles and more. Two-hour tasting sessions at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $60/general admission; $115/VIP; available at craftfoodandwinefestival.com.

25th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic: June 24 at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind, Memphis. Event is a four-person scramble with tee times at 7:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Event is preceded b the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner at 5:30 p.m. June 23 at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis. Both events benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Reservations: (901) 795-7700 or kevin.alexander@libertybowl.org.

Son Volt: 8 p.m. June 26 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $22/advance or $25/day of show; buy at lafayettes.com.

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


JULY


Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

BCCB at City of Bartlett 4th of July Celebration: 6 p.m. July 3 at the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, U.S. 70 and Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

BCCB at Pidgeon Estates 4th of July Celebration: 10 a.m. July 4 in the Pidgeon Estates Neighborhood, Memphis. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Specific performance location to be determined. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

Memphis Area Beekeepers Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m. July 8 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., C Wing, Memphis. Open to the public. Featured speaker and topic to be announced.

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin: 7 p.m. July 11 at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10/advance or $15/day of show; buy at lafayettes.com.

Summer Drama Camp (grades 1-6): 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 15-19 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. In “Pinocchio,” the little wooden boy must prove to the Blue Fairy that he’s worthy of becoming a real boy. Camp concludes with a public performance or presentation in BPACC’s theater. Cost: $129/credit card or $125/check. Refunds: Fifty percent refunds possible through the July 1 deadline. Details and registration form: bit.ly/BPACC-Drama-Camps-2019.

Renter/homeowner rights program and Q&A: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 16 in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring one or more attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services. Information may include a renter’s rights and obligations, steps to take if you are behind on your mortgage, discrimination in housing and fair housing laws. There will be a Q&A.

InSane at McCain: July 19-21 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

American Bead Shows: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21 at Agricenter International. Tickets: $4/adults, free/children 12 and younger; free/active-duty military. Details: americanbeadshows.com or (770) 739-0057.

Summer Drama Camp (grades 1-6): 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-26 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. In “Aladdin,” Aladdin is armed with three wishes and will fight for love and to save the kingdom. Camp concludes with a public performance or presentation in BPACC’s theater. Cost: $129/credit card or $125/check. Refunds: Fifty percent refunds possible through the July 8 deadline. Details and registration form: bit.ly/BPACC-Drama-Camps-2019.

Gun & Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$12; children 12 and younger/$4. Details: rkshows.com.

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


AUGUST


Federico Uribe’s art: Through Aug. 11 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Details: (901) 544-6200. Featuring a 24-foot-tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks.

“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

KidsTown: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 at Agricenter International. Free admission. Details: (901) 849-6842 or consignkidstown.com.

Duck, Buck & Bass Sportsman’s Expo: Noon-7 p.m. Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$10; children ages 5-12/$5; children 4 and younger/free; first responders with ID/$5. Details: http://www.duckbuckandbassexpo.com/.

InSane at McCain: Aug. 16-18 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Unity of the Arts Gala: Aug. 18-19 at Agricenter International. Featuring the Empowerment Brunch 12:30-2 p.m. and Unity of the Arts Gala 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Tickets: $35 and up. Details: Call (901) 286-8880.

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot in concert: Aug. 21 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Delta Fair and Music Festival: Aug. 30-Sept. 8 at Agricenter International. For tickets, hours and other details: (901) 867-7007 or deltafest.com.

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


SEPTEMBER


“Native Son Circus”: Through Sept. 3 at the Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring a sculpture and sound installation fabricated with cymbals, armature and additional technical components. The art is by the multimedia artist Terry Adkins. Details: (901) 544-6200.

Hot Tuna Electric in concert: Sept. 1 at the Graceland Soundstage, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: gracelandlive.com or (877) 777-0606. Each ticket purchase includes free access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

Memphis Area College Night: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Agricenter International. Free admission. Details: memphiscollegenight.com or (901) 690-6061.

Renter/homeowner rights program and Q&A: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring one or more attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services. Information may include a renter’s rights and obligations, steps to take if you are behind on your mortgage, discrimination in housing and fair housing laws. There will be a Q&A.

Four Points Expo – A Holistic Life Event: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$15 for one day or $20 for two; children ages 12 and younger/free; seniors 65+/$2 discount; and active-duty military/$2 discount. Get tickets at 7990 Trinity Rd., Suite 109, Cordova; or 4564 Warden Road, 2nd floor, Memphis. Details: circleofqi.com/four-points-exp or (901) 562-5269.

InSane at McCain: Sept. 27-29 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

BCCB at the Bartlett Festival: Sept. 28 at W.J. Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett. Time to be determined. Featuring the Bartlett Community Concert Band. Band details: bartlettcommunityband.org.

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


OCTOBER


Mistletoe Merchants: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$10 for one day or $18 for three days; VIP/$40; and children 12 and younger/free. Details and a $2-off coupon: themarketshows.com.

InSane at McCain: Oct. 18-20 at McCain Mall Food Court, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. Hosted by The Writers’ Block of Tennessee. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Registration and vendors’ forms: yvonnejames.com. Contact: Yvonne James at (901) 907-6828 or creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com.

Gun & Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$12; children 12 and younger/$4. Details: rkshows.com.

Intergalactic Bead Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at Agricenter’s Farmer’s Market (red barn), 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis. Tickets: $5; $2 coupon available online. Details: beadshows.com.

Agricenter Harvest Festival: Oct. 19 at Agricenter International. Free admission; no RSVP needed. Features pumpkin painting, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, hayrides, educational stations, bluegrass band as entertainment, and concessions. Attracts 3,000-4,000 guests.

Holiday market: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$10 for one day or $18 for three; VIP pass/$40; and children 12 and younger/free. For details and a $2 coupon, visit themarketshows.com.

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


NOVEMBER


India Fest: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at Agricenter International. Details: indiafestmemphis.org, facebook.com/indiafestmemphis or (617) 270-7738.

Renter/homeowner rights program and Q&A: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring one or more attorneys from Memphis Area Legal Services. Information may include a renter’s rights and obligations, steps to take if you are behind on your mortgage, discrimination in housing and fair housing laws. There will be a Q&A.

American Bead Shows: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$4; children 12 and younger/free; active-duty military/free. Details: americanbeadshows.com or (770) 739-0057.

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



DECEMBER


Gun & Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Agricenter International. Tickets: Adults/$12; children 12 and younger/$4. Details: rkshows.com.

 


JANUARY


No events have been submitted yet for January 2020.

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 2020.

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


RECURRING EVENTS


Tutor training: Hosted each month by Collierville Literacy Council to train volunteers for High School Equivalency and ESL (English as a Second Language) Training. For details or to register, call (901) 854-0288 or email Dawn at d.eichhorn@colliervilleliteracy.org.

Church Health’s free Diabetes Education Class: 9 a.m.-noon on the second Sunday of each month at 1350 Concourse Ave. Call (901) 701-2220 to register. Event teaches the basics of diabetes, its role in the body, diabetes medication, chronic disease management and nutrition for diabetics. Anyone may attend this class without registration, but a small snack will be provided for those who preregister. Class also offered in Spanish. Esta clase también se ofrece en español el mismo dia y hora. Para más información llame a (901) 701-2220.

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.

Mindfulness meditation: Noon every Monday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Guided meditations are led by Rob Dove from Rhodes College Counseling. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guided meditation: Noon every Tuesday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

Intro to Qigong: 1:30-2:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday this fall in the Church Health Creative Movement Studio, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Qigong is a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control related to tai chi. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness.

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.

Guided Meditation-Tuesdays: Noon Tuesdays at the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public. Details: churchhealth.org/Events/Mindfulness.

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/.

Tai Chi introduction: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Church Health Creative Movement Studio, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public. Details: church-health.org/Events/Mindfulness.

Ladies 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.

Encore Storytime for Children: 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis.

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.
The Mystic: 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Event is a monthly gathering to find connection through music, story and dialogue. Hosted by Micah Greenstein, John Kilzer, Chris Miner, Scott Morris and Kirk Whalum.

Lit Laff & Karoake Wednesday: Every Wednesday at Chuckles Comedy House, Germantown Parkway and Dexter, Cordova. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime at 8 p.m. Hosted by Derec Sleezy Evans and The Karoake King, Tim Bachus. Free admission. Details: chucklescomedyhouse.com or (901) 421-5905.

Pinochle: 8:30 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.

Book club: 1 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.

Lit Laff & Karoake Wednesday: Every Wednesday at Chuckles Comedy House, Germantown Parkway and Dexter, Cordova. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime at 8 p.m. Hosted by Derec Sleezy Evans and The Karoake King, Tim Bachus. Free admission. Details: chucklescomedyhouse.com or (901) 421-5905.

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.

12-Step Sangha meetings: 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Designed for people in recovery; is open to people with any addiction. Questions: Contact Robert Baldwin at baldwin_rl@yahoo.com.

Weekly chapel service and contemplative break: Noon every Thursday at The Church Health Meditation Chapel, first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis.

Mah-Jong: 12:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Join the Bartlett Area Chorus: 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at St. Elisabeth Episcopal Church, 6033 Old Brownsville Road, Bartlett. Non-audition group open to all ages 16-96+. Directed by James and Ed Riddick. Details: Visit facebook.com/bartlett.areachorus or call (901) 386-3717.

Bible Study: 10 a.m. on Fridays 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).

Saturday Morning Unwind Sessions: 9:30 a.m. each Saturday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Facilitated by Greg Graber and Rob Dove. Free and open to the public. Details: ChurchHealth.org/Events.

Bridge club: 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.

Guided meditation-Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Free and open to the public. Details: churchhealth.org/Events/Mindfulness.

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.

Diabetes education: 9 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month at 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Hosted by Church Health. Call (901) 701-2220 to register. Class also offered in Spanish. Esta clase también se ofrece en español el mismo dia y hora. Para más información llame a (901) 701-2220.

Old Forest Nature Hike: 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday and last Sunday of each month, Overton Park, 1914 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offer a free guided 1.5-mile nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area. Walks happen rain or shine; children are welcome. Details: naomi@spiny.com or (901) 278-2396.

Children’s Storytime: 11 a.m. Saturdays at Barnes & Noble Wolfchase Galleria, 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., Memphis.

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.

Family Fun Hike: 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Shelby Farms, Memphis. Hike is led by a Shelby Farms Park interpretive docent. Donations appreciated. Wear walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing, and bring water bottles. No pets. Meet at Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis. Details: Contact Natalie Wilson at nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7267.

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: