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. See additional types of events in our other listings, including camps and church events.


NOVEMBER


“Science to Art: Photographs and Paintings by Dr. Gopal Murti”: Through Nov. 29 at WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road, Cordova. Artist’s reception: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17. Presented by Gallery Ten Ninety-One. Details: artofgopalmurti.com.

“It’s About Time” art exhibit: Through Dec. 14 in the Levy Gallery of Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis. Featuring new works by Lisa Williamson. Free public event. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Details: buckmanartscenter.com.

MCA Holiday Bazaar Preview & Purchase Party: 5-10 p.m. Nov. 16 at Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Early buying opportunity for the works of more than 115 artists in various media. Tickets: $50/person. Details: Email info@mca.edu or call (901) 272-5100.

Parenting lecture in Spanish: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Church Health, third Floor Board and Training Room, West Atrium, crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis . Topic: “How You Can Help Your Child Have a Normal and Healthy Early Childhood.” Featuring Amanda Wilkinson of Su Casa Family Ministries. Free and open to public.

Memphis Potters’ Guild 2018 Holiday Show & Sale: Nov. 16-18 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 706 Highland St., Memphis. Free public event featuring local works in porcelain, stoneware and earthenware (including sculptural vessels, jewelry, utilitarian pottery and more). Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18. Details: Call Leandra Urrutia at (901) 240-4205 or Bryan Blankenship at (901) 230-9372 or visit thememphispottersguild.com.

“Italian Thanksgiving” Art of Dinner: 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Church Health Nutrition Hub, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Interactive cooking class. Details and tickets: ChurchHealth.org/Events/Cooking-Classes.

Family-friendly concert at Delta Blues Winery: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 16 at 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Featuring Foolish Pleasure in the pavilion; 9 Dough 1 food truck will be on hand. Bring lawn chairs. Details: (901) 829-4685.

“Sanders Family Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Event is a family-friendly sequel to the successful bluegrass gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain.” Tickets: $25, available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays at box office, (901) 385-5588. Details: bpacc.org.

Women’s history event:  6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Featuring reception followed by conversation at 6:30-7:30 p.m. hosted by Dr. Gail Murray, retired from Rhodes College. Focus: “Uncovering Women’s Stories: A Conversation with Beverly Bond and Janann Sherman.” Free and open to public. Details: Email dclubb@memphiswomen.org.

John D’Amato Band: 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 16 at the Rum Boogie Café, 182 Beale St., Memphis.

Saturday Service Project with Wolf River Conservancy: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17, meeting at Wolf River Greenway, Epping Way Drive (of Stage-James Road), Memphis. Some gloves/tools provided; bring your own gloves, handsaws, loppers and pruning saws if possible. Work will be along the urban Wolf River. Register: serve.volunteerodyssey.com.

68th annual MCA Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis. Select from the works of more than 115 artists in various media. Tickets: $50/person. Details: Email info@mca.edu, call (901) 272-5100 or visit mca.edu/event/68th-annual-holiday-bazaar-fundraiser-open-market.

Café Conversations: 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Universal Parenting Place at Knowledge Quest, 990 College Park Drive, Suite 104, Memphis. Features coffee and a light breakfast. Designed for parents. RSVP: (901) 207-3694.

REI Opt Outside Day Out: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Greensward at Overton Park, Memphis. Includes informational session on connecting with local outdoor recreation spaces, plus games with prizes, giveaways, live music and free tacos from El Mero food truck and beer from Memphis Made brewing for first 500 guests. Details: overtonpark.org/events/rei-opt-outside-day-out.

The Rad Trads: 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 17 at the Rum Boogie Café, 182 Beale St., Memphis.

4th Annual Ken Novotny Memorial Chilly Chili 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run: 9 a.m. Nov. 17 beginning at Concord Academy, 4942 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. School is inside Mullins United Methodist Church Educational Building. Followed by post-race party with chili, hot chocolate, other refreshments and live music by Bethany and Kevin Paige. Event has prizes and benefits the school. Entry fee: $30. Details and registration: concord-academy.org.

Historical Christmas open house: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Bartlett Museum/Gotten House, 2969 Court St., Bartlett. Hosted by the Bartlett Historical Society. The house will be decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas with nativities and light refreshments. Free admission; donations accepted.

Ave Maria Wine Tasting and Art Show: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Ave Maria Home, 2805 Charles Bryan Road, Bartlett. Featuring wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres tasting and works by 35 local artists. Tickets: $35/person; for reservations, call Lisa Bell at (901) 405-3791 or register online at avemariahome.org.

Friendsgiving: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Avon Acres, 4361 Summer Ave., Memphis. Join Chef D. Arthur and team at annual buffet of food, bottomless cocktails, music vibes by DJ Tootz and more. Tickets: $50 at chefdarthur.com, benefitting local food pantries.

Family-friendly concert at Delta Blues Winery: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Featuring Gotcha Covered in the pavilion if weather permits, or inside the tasting room. Picnics welcome. Details: (901) 829-4685.

Public Medicare Advantage meeting: 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at Baker Community Center, 7942 Church St., Millington. Hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Focus is on education seniors about their health care options and the BlueAdvantage plan.

Hungry Turkey 5K: 9 a.m. Nov. 22, beginning and ending at Gate 10 at Shelby Farms Park. Benefits Memphis Food Bank. Kids’ Dash begins at 8:45 a.m. Medals and awards provided. Fee: $50. Register: tennesseeruns.com; details: pr-eventmanagement.net.

Holiday Hustle Literary Pop-Up Shop: Weekends Nov. 23-Dec. 23 in the Carousel Court of Wolfchase Galleria, 2790 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis. Hours: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Details: Contact Yvonne James at creativeartist-yvonne@outlook.com or (901) 907-6828.

Full Moon Bonfire: 7-9 p.m. Nov. 23 on the banks of the Wolf River, Highway 196, Piperton. Bring chairs, a flashlight and your drink. S’mores provided; snacks for sharing are welcomed. Free event; registration requested. Details: wolfriver.org.

Family-friendly concert at Delta Blues Winery: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Featuring Gary Abbott in the tasting room. Picnics welcome. Details: (901) 829-4685.

Vitalant blood drive: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25 at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ, 7900 Old Brownsville Road, Arlington. Vitalant was formerly known as Lifeblood.

Reindeer Rockout dance for 6th graders: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 25 at Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Music by Dingo Entertainment; benefits Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program. Tickets: $40; sales start noon Nov. 2 at porterleath.org/reindeer-rockout. Details: Email Mary at mbraddock@porterleath.org.

Public Medicare Advantage meeting: 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at The Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. Hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Focus is on education seniors about their health care options and the BlueAdvantage plan.

“Saved by the Jeans” Denim Drive: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the University Center Atrium on the University of Memphis campus. Participants receive a free America Recycles Day T-shirt, keychains made from recycled tires and an I Donated Denim button. Blue Jeans Go Green will upcycle the denim into the Ultratouch denim insulation; part of this program provides some insulation to communities in need each year. Donations can be any type of denim apparel items (e.g., jeans, jackets, shirts). The items must be at least 90 percent cotton but can be colored, embellished, printed and in any form or condition (ripped, stained, scraps, etc.).

Giving Tuesday Blanket Drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Room in the Inn, 212 Second St., Memphis. Organization provides emergency shelter and meals for homeless people. The goal is to collect 1,000 blankets by Nov. 27. Help by hosting your own blanket drive, ordering from their Amazon wishlist or donating your own gently used and freshly laundered blankets. Details: bit.ly/BlanketDrive2018.

American Aquarium performance: 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at The Hi Tone, 412 N. Cleveland St., Memphis. Tickets: $15 at ticketfly.com. Event is for 18 and older. Details: alleyesmedia.com/clients/american-aquarium.

Orientation 101, Electronic Media Benefits Class: 8-9 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, 2969 Elmore Park Road, Bartlett. RSVP to sgibson@bartlettchamber.org.

Frosty Fiesta: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Millstone Marketplace, Germantown. Tickets $35/person, $180/table of six or $240/table of eight. Supports Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth Program. Event includes a presentation, a festive holiday craft, and hors d’oeuvres, wine and margaritas. Limited seating; get tickets at support.porterleath.org.

Moscow Ballet – “Great Russian Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N Main St, Memphis. Tickets go on sale May 25 in Memphis; call (800) 745-3000 or visit nutcracker.com.

“Musical Wunderkind”: 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cannon Center, Memphis. Featuring Memphis violinist Clayton Hancock accompanying Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina in “Dying Swan.” Tickets: $28-$68; details: nutcracker.com/your-city/get-tickets/memphis.

Project Wet Workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 30 at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Join the Wolf River Conservancy in event giving educators engaging tools for integrating water education into their classrooms. Other members of the public are welcome. Free event. Pre-registration required at wolfriver.org.

Choose901 Holiday Pop Up Shop: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis.

World AIDS Day Lighting of the Lanterns: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Pipkin Building Tiger Lane, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd., Memphis.

Family-friendly concert at Delta Blues Winery: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30 at 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Featuring Rick Joyner in the pavilion. The Fiesta Wagon food truck will be on hand. Bring lawn chairs. Details: (901) 829-4685.

John Davidson: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring the singer, entertainer and storyteller with credits on Broadway and stints as the host of “Hollywood Squares” and “That’s Incredible” and guest host of “The Tonight Show.” Tickets: $40, available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays at box office, (901) 385-5588. Details: bpacc.org.

Holiday party: 7:30-10 p.m. Nov. 30 at Visible Music College, 200 Madison Ave., Memphis. Hosted by Indomitable women of Incarcerated Men Inc. Vendors now being accepted; email indomitablewomen@gmail.com for registration form or call Crystal Deberry at (901) 417-7297.

The Reba Russell Band: 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Rum Boogie Café, 182 Beale St., Memphis.

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


DECEMBER


Roudnev Youth Ballet’s “Nutcracker”: 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis. Tickets: Starting at $25 at buckmanartscenter.com or call (901) 537-1483. Details: roudnevyouthballet.com.

Reindeer Rockout dance for 7th graders: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Music by Dingo Entertainment; benefits Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program. Tickets: $40; sales start noon Nov. 2 at porterleath.org/reindeer-rockout. Details: Email Mary at mbraddock@porterleath.org.

Reindeer Rockout dance for 8th graders: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis. Music by Dingo Entertainment; benefits Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program. Tickets: $40; sales start noon Nov. 2 at porterleath.org/reindeer-rockout. Details: Email Mary at mbraddock@porterleath.org.

Public Medicare Advantage meeting: 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road, Bartlett. Hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Focus is on education seniors about their health care options and the BlueAdvantage plan.

Free flu shot clinic: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5 at 1826 Sycamore View Road, Memphis. Hosted by Shelby County Health Department. Details: Joan Carr (901) 222-8207 or Joan.E.Carr@shelbycountytn.gov.

Community Health Summit: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the J. Walter Barnes Auditorium and Conference Center, Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, Tenn. Lunch provided. RSVP to olivia@myhealthytennessee.com.

Judy Collins: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett. Featuring the Grammy-winning musician. Tickets: $50, available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays at box office, (901) 385-5588. Details: bpacc.org.

“Clue: On Stage”: Dec. 6-15 at Poplar Pike Playhouse, Germantown High School, 7653 Poplar Pike, Germantown. Based on the classic board game and movie. Tickets: ppp.org or call (901) 755-7775.

Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Networking event geared to professional women. Lunch $35; admission $5 for one day or $7 for both. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities available. Contact Suzanne Gibson at (901) 372-9457 or sgibson@bartlettchamber.org. Details: bartlettchamber.org.

Writer’s Block of Tennessee: Dec. 21-23 at the Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis. Featuring book tours and showcased products. Registration and details: yvonnejames.com/events-1. https://www.yvonnejames.com/events-1.

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


JANUARY


Willie Nelson concert: Jan. 5 at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at ticketmaster.com and the Orpheum Theatre Box Office at (800) 745-3000.

Justin Timberlake: Jan. 12, 2019, at the FedEx Forum, Memphis. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

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


FEBRUARY


KISS concert: Feb. 23, 2018, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Featuring the band saying farewell on its “End of the Road” tour. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the FedExForum Box Office. More details: kissonline.com.

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


MARCH


No events have been submitted for March 2019.

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


APRIL


PuppyUp Memphis Walk: Noon-4 p.m. April 2019 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.

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


MAY


No events have been submitted for May 2019.

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


JUNE


No events have been submitted yet for June 2019.

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


JULY


No events have been submitted yet for July 2019.


AUGUST


No events have been submitted yet for August 2019.

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


SEPTEMBER


No events have been submitted yet for September 2019.

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 2019.

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.

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/.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: