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15th ANNUAL CHICK-FIL-A 5K BENEFITING JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MEMPHIS
September 4 | AutoZone Park, 200 Union Avenue
The 15th Annual Chick-fil-A 5K starts at 8 am, after opening ceremonies with an awards ceremony at 10 am. This event includes activities for kids, good bags with special Chick-fil-A treats and free Chick0fil-A sandwiches at the finish line. All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South. For more information, call (901) 366-7800 or visit www.chickfila5k.com to register. To volunteer or sponsor, contact Cody Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 366-7800.
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 email@example.com or (901)465-8690 for more information. www.cottonfestivaltn.com
HOW TO RIDE IN THE STREET
September 10, 2 pm | 1000 Cooper Street Memphis, TN
During this class, you’ll learn safe street riding skills, including what to do if a bike lane disappears, the best way to turn left and how to properly lock your bicycle in a public place. The practice as a group as you take field trips to places like a coffee shop or the grocery store. Please contact Sylvia Crum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 726-6409.
ING MEMPHIS CAREER FAIR
September 12, 10 am | Esplanade, 901 Cordova Station Avenue
The Who’s Hiring Memphis Career Fair is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resume, dress in professional attire and be prepared for on the spot interviews. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged as it will speed up the registration process. Pre-register at https://memphisseptember2017.eventbrite.com/ For more information, please call (901) 729-9469.
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 email@example.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.
Sisters Network Memphis 13th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon
September 16 | 149 Union Avenue, Memphis
Sisters Network Memphis (SNM) will be hosting their 13th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel; 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103. Sisters Network Memphis is the only African American Brest Cancer Survivorship Organization in the United States. The organization’s primary mission is to increase local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community, by stressing the importance of Early Detection. The guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Christopher B. Davis, Sr., Senior Pastor of St Paul Baptist Church, 2124 E. Holmes Rd, Memphis, TN. The theme this year is “A Celebration of Life”. Tickets are $50. Donations are tax deductible. Please contact Ms. Carolyn Whitney, President of SNM at 901-412-3588.
7TH ANNUAL BOOK IT 5K
September 16 | Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Road
Get your running shoes ready for Book It 5K, a cool race in Memphis that helps Books from Birth – your local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Emmanuel Center that provides afterschool programs and community support. The race uses Chip Timing and Finish Line Administration provided by the Memphis Runners Track Club and has a number of youth runners that the community can sponsor. Registration is $20 which includes a race day t-shirt, sponsor giveaways, entry into the race and a race day celebration. Visit http://bookit5k.racesonline.com, or contact Mary Braddock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 820-4503 for more information.
COOPER YOUNG 4-MILER PARTY PUMPER UPPERS
September 15, 6:30 pm | 1000 Cooper Street
Put on your crazy costume and get ready to lead some runners again this year for the Cooper Young 4-Miler! Revolutions is the "pace car" for the run, and it's our job to pump up the Light the Way party-goers! Costumes and noise-makers are welcome. Please contact Sylvia Crum at email@example.com or (901) 726-6409.
WOMEN’S BIKE CHAT
September 17, 2 pm | 1000 Cooper Street
Ladies, join us for a chat about bicycles with other women. Topics to be posted, each month. Bring your bike so we can take a short ride together too! Both members and non-members welcome. Please contact Sylvia Crum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 726-6409.
FIX A FLAT BICYCLE CLASS
September 18, 6:30 pm | 1000 Cooper Street
Learn everything you need to know about tires and tubes on your bicycle, including why you get flats and the best ways to prevent them in the future. We'll also show you how to fix a flat and then you'll have time to practice. Bring your own bike or use one at the shop. All ages and experience levels welcome! Please contact Sylvia Crum at email@example.com or (901) 726-6409.
TOUR DE BREWER #2
September 23 | 1000 Cooper Street
Have you ever considered riding your bicycle to four Memphis tap rooms, in one day? Revolutions Bicycle CoOp did it in April and we’re ready to go, again! Don’t miss an afternoon of beer, bicycles and fun, as we visit Memphis Made, Wiseacre, High Cotton and Ghost River taprooms. All by bicycle! This will be a lot of riding, but we go at a pace slow enough to chat along the way. Contact Sylvia Crum at (901) 726-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10th ANNUAL THE FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/RUN
September 23 | Christian Brothers High School/Tom Nix Stadium
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes. Fun walk to raise money for the Ozanam Center St. Vincent de Paul Food Mission. Enjoy coffee, hotdogs and live music. The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run is a national event coordinated by the Development Team at the National council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For more information, contact Amy Marcella at 901-265-0317 or visit https://www.fopwalk.org/
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/
RCC COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
September 30 | 3679 Kimball Avenue
Redemption Church will host its annual health fair for the public. Health providers will be onsite offering varieties of health and wellness screenings, as well as prevention care and information. The event will also include choirs from around the Memphis area, praise dancers, rides, food and games. Please call Patty Peters or Ted Houston at (901) 832-1038 to learn more.
The Taco Festival in Partnership with The Tennessean
September 30 | 301 Avenue South Nashville, TN
The Taco Festival Nashville is a tacotopia of epic proportions, an entire festival dedicated to the best food on the planet. With hilarious entertainment, ice cold margaritas, and an all-inclusive vibe. Festival is from 12pm to 6pm. Kids 12 and under are free. A General Admission ticket provides access to a collection of taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and other dishing out $2 tacos. The entire festival works on a token system. Guests purchase tokens work $2 each and use those as currency. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food as well. For more information, visit thetacofestival.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 email@example.com for more information.
MARCH OF DOGS
October 21, 10:30 am | Court House Square - Bolivar, TN
The only animal shelter in Hardeman County will host the 12th Annual March of Dogs Costume Contest, benefiting Hardeman Adoptable Animals Inc. Contact Donna Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 827-7745.
SISTERS NETWORK MEMPHIS 13TH ANNUAL GIFT FOR LIFE BLOCK WALK
October 21 | 4851 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis
Sisters Network Memphis (SNM) will host their 13th Annual Gift for Life Block Walk on Saturday October 21, 2017, from 9a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Health Fair immediately follows from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Whitehaven High School, 4851 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis TN. Over 30 health vendors will be present. There will be free food, free haircuts and many door prizes. Also applications will be provided for mammogram screening. Registration is $25. Everyone is invited. For more information, please contact Ms. Marie Exum, Chairperson at 901-598-2517 or Ms. Carolyn Whitney, President of SNM at 901-412-3588.
REFINING FIRE CRUSADE
November 10 - 12 | Memphis Cook Convention Center
The Refining Fire Crusade is on the way! The purpose of this Crusade is to join as one body to build a spiritual Army that will conquer strong holds and break negative mindsets and ultimately change lives through Jesus Christ. The Refining Fire Crusade strives to grow and develop believers through discipleship so that they may witness and disciple others. Please contact Kathy D. Smith at (901) 257-9092.
24th ANNUAL MLK GRANDE PARADE – MIDTOWN HOUSTON
January 15, 2018 | 1200 Holman Street Houston, TX 77004
The MLK Parade Foundation will host the MLK Grande Parade is one of the largest single day multicultural events in the U.S. held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit www.mlkgrandeparade.org to learn more, or contact Charles Stamps at (713) 953-1633 or email@example.com.
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