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Sleep Matters

Tue., Aug. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Great Hall and Conference Center 1900 S. Germantown, Germantown Germantown


Dr. Merrill Wise, sleep medicine specialist with Mid-South Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists, will discuss topics affecting all ages during this three-part series. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free to the public. No registration is required.

Bicentennial History Hikes

Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Lichterman Nature Center 5992 Quince, Memphis East Memphis

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Meet at the guest services desk in the Visitor Center. 767-7322

Kathy Wakile's Dessert Class

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m.
Remington College 2710 Nonconnah, Memphis East Memphis

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The reality celebrity, national bestselling author, entrepreneur, and restaurateur gives a lesson in summer sweets. 389-5302

GFWC Metro Memphis Woman's Club

Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.
Community Resource Center 3475 Central, Memphis Midtown

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Volunteer community service organization for Memphis women. Monthly guest speaker, service project, and other activities. Projects include domestic violence, advocates for children, arts, and more.

"The Way"

Fridays, 6 p.m.


Rev. John Kilzer will host a service of recovery with music as a key component. For more information, visit www.stjohnsmidtown.org. (901) 726-4104

Paul B. Evans

Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m.

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International speaker and author of Live on Purpose and Success is NOT an Accident! shares humorous and inspirational anecdotes in his trademark Southern accent. 754-6548

A Memphis Landscape Architect's Journey

Sat., Aug. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Palladio Garden 2231 Central Avenue, Memphis Midtown


Daniel Ashworth, a senior associate landscape architect and Memphis office manager at Alta Planning + Design, will speak on his journey as a landscape architect, from education to current work. The event is free and light refreshments will be served. 276-3806

MLK Poverty Report

Sun., Aug. 25, 1:30-3 p.m.

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Memphis Freethought Alliance hosts the University of Memphis' Dr. Delavega, who authored the MLK poverty report on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death, to speak on classism locally and globally and how inequality negatively impacts our everyday lives. 415-2700

Talk About It Tuesday

Last Tuesday of every month. Continues through Oct. 29


A monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice. Topics change monthly. (901) 523-2344

Artist Talk: E.V. Day

Wed., Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

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Day, a New York-based artist whose work explores themes of sexuality and humor while employing gravity-defying suspension techniques, will discuss her Rotunda Projects installation, Divas Ascending. 544-6209

Zen Gardens in Memphis with Daniel Grose

Sat., Aug. 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Palladio Garden 2231 Central Avenue, Memphis Midtown

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Speaker will discuss Asian and zen-style gardening in Memphis, including tips on how to incorporate elements of Zen style gardens into the landscape. 276-3816

Mind & Body

Sat., Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m.
Collierville Public Library 501 Poplar View Parkway, Memphis Collierville


Learn how the mind/body phenomenon works. Participate in a mindful eating experience. Topics such as how gut health impacts brain health, attitude, and mindfulness will be discussed. Presented by Lynn Ward Wellness, LLC. 901-457-2600

Oils & Herbs

Sun., Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Collierville Public Library 501 Poplar View Parkway, Memphis Collierville


This educational session will discuss medicinal herbs that are used effectively around the world and essential oils to keep in your medicine cabinet. Take home recipes for making natural cleaning products and ideas for adding more herbs and oils into your daily life. Presented by Lynn Ward Wellness, LLC. 901-457-2600

Homelessness Here and Now

Tue., Sept. 10, 6 p.m.
Second Baptist Church 4860 Walnut Grove, Memphis East Memphis


This forum will feature Izard and a panel of local experts on Memphis-area homelessness, including Chere Bradshaw, executive director of Memphis and Shelby County Community Alliance for the Homeless; Reverend Lisa Anderson, director of Room in the Inn-Memphis; and Paul A. Young, director of the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development. Dr. Stephen Cook, senior pastor at Second Baptist Church will moderate. (901) 682-3308

"The Best New Hostas"

Thu., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis


Hybridizer Bob Solberg will speak to the Mid-South Hosta Society about the subject. 9014899146

Positively Creative Summit

Sat., Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

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One-day business conference for creative entrepreneurs to kick off the series of classes hosted in the fall and spring semesters. Hear from local industry leaders, sharing their stories of community over competition, and learn collaboratively through medium-specific sessions. 272-5100

Total Woman Summit: SOAR

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Great Hall and Conference Center 1900 S. Germantown, Germantown Germantown

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Curated experience where women are empowered through education, connection, and community. This year's theme is SOAR, with discussions about “Prepping for Take Off” to “Thriving at New Altitudes.” 901-300-6490

Vision and Courage Awards

Wed., Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
CHOICES 1726 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

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The keynote speaker will be writer, comedian, and activist Lindy West, author of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. Visit memphischoices.org for more information and to purchase tickets. 274-3550

David Sedaris

Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

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The author of Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day and regular National Public Radio contributor speaks, following the release of his newest book, Calypso. 751-7500
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