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VIRTUAL PUBLIC SCHOOL HOLDS INFORMATION SESSION IN FORREST CITY

July 24 | Holiday Inn Express in Forrest City, 220 Eldridge Road
Arkansas Connections Academy, a virtual public school for students in K through 10th grades is offering parents throughout Arkansas the opportunity to learn more about the virtual public school during local information sessions. Participants will learn how community coordinator’s arrange field trips and extracurricular activities. For more information, please visit www.ArkansasConnectionsAcademy.com or call 800-382-6010.

FOX13 FAMILY FOCUS SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

Now – July 31 | Family Focus Partner Locations

FOX13’s Family Focus is collecting school supplies for the month of July to help local children have the adequate tools to build successful futures. Please donate school supplies to any Family Focus Partner location, or come to the collection day on July 19 at the Poplar Plaza shopping center. Your donation will make a difference! http://www.fox13memphis.com/familyfocus/supplydrive

RIVERPLAY BOOTCAMP

July 12, 19, 26 | 4258 Riverside Drive

Get your sweat on with Envision Memphis at our free Wednesday night bootcamp! Class is for all fitness levels age 18+. No RSVP required. Meet at the Gear Shack at RiverPlay (Riverside Drive between Court and Jefferson Avenues) at 6 pm. Contact Andria Lisle at 901-636-6669 or andria.lisle@thefourthbluff.com for more information. www.thefourthbluff.com

DARE 2 DREAM CONFERENCE

July 22 | 1304 N. Graham
Moziah Bridges of Mo’s Bows will be the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Dare 2 Dream Conference for Teens. The youth mentoring organization will provide workshops for middle and high school students on social media, conflict resolution, goal setting and cyberbullying. Parents can attend a workshop on building social emotional engagement presented by Facing History and Ourselves. Event includes lunch, a t-shirt and backpack filled with school supplies and other treats. For more information, please contact Leshundra Robinson at 901-262-8642 or leshundra@att.net, or visit www.ucanofmemphis.org.

MELANIE’S HAIR STUDIO BACK 2 SCHOOL EVENT

August 1 | 6003 Tulane Road, Horn Lake

Melanie’s Hair Studio in Horn Lake will host its annual Back to School Supplies Giveaway on August 1, from noon to 4 pm. The goal is to provide free school supplies for the school-age children in the community. In addition to the supplies, there will be free food, entertainment and specials on hair services. To donate items or learn more, please contact Melanie Robinson-Brown at 662-444-4324, or visit www.melanieshairstudiohornlake.com.

TOM JOYNER BROADCAST

September 7 - 9 | Tiger Lane

Nationally syndicated personality Tom Joyner with Sybil and Jaye Anthony Brown broadcast their show live from Tiger Lane from 5 – 9 am to kick off the Southern Heritage Classic.

FAYETTE COUNTY COTTON FESTIVAL

September 9 | Court Square, Somerville

The historic Somerville Square in Fayette County will host the 18th annual Cotton Festival. With more than 2,000 people in attendance, the day will include music, arts and crafts, food, and the Cotton Festival Car and Truck Show. Contact Ginger Brandhorst at memberservices@fayettecountychamber.com or (901)465-8690 for more information. www.cottonfestivaltn.com

WEST FIGHT ON: CYCLE RUN WALK

September 16 | Shelby Farms Park

West Fight On returns in 2017 with a full suite of fitness activities for the entire family. Whether you sponsor, run, walk, cycle, fundraise, volunteer or simply cheer on the participants, your participation supports the life-saving mission of the UT/West Institute for Cancer Research, the non-profit fundraising arm of West Cancer Center. Funds will be used for discovery, innovation and advancement in the field of adult cancer research and patient education, care and support. Join us and ensure that no cancer patient, right here in the Mid-South, fights alone! Contact Jordan Walker at (901) 683-0055 or jwalker1@westclinic.com for more information. https://www.westfighton.org/

COLLIERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 2017 CLASSIC CAR SHOW

September 16 | Central Church, 2005 E. Winchester Blvd

The Collierville Police Department is now accepting car entries for the 2017 Collierville Classic Car Show benefiting the Collierville Education Foundation. Since 2009, the Collierville Police Department has hosted the Class Car Show as a community event and fundraiser benefiting the Collierville Education Foundation. To participate, please visit http://colliervillecarshow.com.

10TH DRIVE FOR EDUCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

September 28 | Memphis National Golf Club

The Collierville Education Foundation will host the 10th annual golf tournament at Memphis National on September 28. The tournament opens with registration at 11:15 am, followed by a participant lunch from 11:30 – 12:30, and play begins with a shotgun start at 1 pm. For more information, please visit:  http://www.colliervilleeducationfoundation.org/golf-tournament.

WINE ON THE RIVER
September 30 | Mud Island River Park

The third annual wine tasting event features more than 200 wines in a festive atmosphere with live music set at the beautiful Mud Island River Park. This event benefits Youth Villages. http://www.wineontherivermemphis.com/

PINK IN THE PARK
October 7 | 5980 Chester Street, Arlington, TN

The Pink House is joining the Town of Arlington in its first Pink in the Park community walk and health fair. Open from 8 am – 5 pm at the Hughes-College Hill Park, the day kicks-off with a fun run/walk. Merchants, kids area, food vendors, live entertainment and informative discussions with health care professionals will be available. Please contact Rosalyn Brown at (901) 430-6391 or rosalynbrown@thepinkhouse.org for more information. 

ST. JUDE RADIOTHON

October TBD | iHeartMedia Radio Stations

iHeartMedia’s annual radiothon helps raise awareness and donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for medical equipment and treatments for children battling the unimaginable.

HALLELUJAH FM’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December TBD | Mississippi Boulevard Baptist Church

Hallelujah FM’s on-air personalities host a night of music, praise and fellowship to get listeners in the holiday spirit.