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BEATING DOWN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

March 23 at 7:30 pm | 803 S College Street Covington, TN 38019
NWA Mid-South Wrestling is hosting a fundraiser, benefiting Amanda’s Way, to help women leave difficult situations, involving domestic violence. For more information, please visit www.nwamidsouth.com, or call 731-413-9376.


9TH ANNUAL EASTER BASKET DRIVE & FREE DANCE CAMP

March 25 | 1015 S. Cooper Memphis, TN 38104
As a part of giving back to the community, Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company will sponsor its 9th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp on March 25, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for male and female students ages 3 - 14. The Easter Basket Drive & Dance Camp will be held at the BOW Dance Studios. Each participant in the camp is asked to bring a filled Easter Basket, ready to be given to a terminally ill child in our community. Camp participants should wear dance clothes, colorful tutus or other comfortable clothes suitable for dance movement. For more information, please contact Leah Ozier at leah.ozier@gmail.com or 901-870-4348.

A MARCH OF HOPE

March 25 | 6385 Winchester Road Memphis
New Life Holiness Church and Life Center is hosting a march to bring awareness to the increase of violence in the Hickory Hill community. Upon conclusion, there will be resources such as grief counselors, job opportunities, health screenings and record expunging advisement available.

LANTERN LIGHT FESTIVAL

March 31 – May 7| Agricenter International

A celebration of Chinese culture, the festival is a five-week production featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances and a variety of food. Attendees will experience a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and themes. Learn more and purchase tickets at http://lanternlightfestival.com/memphis/

SISTA STRUT

April 1 | Tiger Lane

The third annual Sista Strut is a 3K walk to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, and provide information on community resources. Event benefits Sisters Network, Carin’ and Sharin’ and STAARS.

MUNFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL’S SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIR AND SILENT AUCTION

April 7 – 8 | Munford Middle School, 100 Education Drive

Munford Middle School’s first Spring Fling will take place April 7 and 8, with proceeds being used to update the school’s technology needs. Admission is $3 (students and children are free). Shopping, concessions and crafts will be available. For more information, please contact Kathleen Burrow at 901-840-9682.

THE ORIGINAL SUPER CHEVY SHOW

April 7 - 9 | 5500 Victory Lane Millington, TN

The annual All-American original returns as the 31st Super Chevy Show brings together the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in one place as part of a multi-day, multi-location event hitting markets across the USA in 2017. This exciting event with fun for the whole family includes drag racing for cash prizes, a swamp meet, a Chevrolet-focused performance marketplace and more. Classes will cover everything Chevy and Chevy-powered, from classic and original restorations to the Gen 6 Camaro, street rods, trucks and customs. Complete details on pricing, event schedule and more are available at www.superchevy.com/events/super-chevy-show/ or www.racemir.com.

WOMEN’S FOUNDATION FOR A GREATER MEMPHIS LEGENDS AWARD RECEPTION

April 13 | 40 S. Main Memphis

The Legends Award was created in 2009 to honor trend-setters, visionaries and innovators. The recipients have mastered their filed and use their knowledge and skills to better the community. Nominated by their peers, a select group of women are honored each year through original art and prose. The pieces are created in a collaborative effort between an artist and a writer to represent the honorees’ life. The Legends Award art tours the Mid-South before going on permanent display at The Hall of Legends in the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.wfgm.org.

NPC ELITE PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 15 at 6 pm | Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Avenue

Amateur bodybuilding competition – Men’s bodybuilding physique and classic physique; Women’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique; Special division – teenage. Tickets: 9 am – prejudging $25 general admission (children 12 and under $5); 6 pm – night show $30 (children 12 and under $5); Combo prejudging and night show $50. Benefiting organizations are National Physique Committee and Memphis Union Mission – request athletes and guests to bring a non-perishable food item for Memphis Union Mission. Visit www.elitephysiquechampionships.com.

GERMANTOWN EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 5K & COLOR RUN
April 23 | Wolf River Boulevard (Road between Kimbrough & Farmington)

Festival begins at noon; 5K at 2 pm; One-Mile Color Run at 3:15 pm. More details to come. For more information, please contact Stephanie Brockaway at 901-752-7907, or visit www.germantowneducationfoundation.org.

WOMEN’S FOUNDATION FOR A GREATER MEMPHIS TRIBUTE LUNCHEON

April 27 | 255 N. Main Street Memphis

Every year more than 2,000 people gather to pay tribute to women whose life and work in the community embodies the mission of WFGM, to encourage philanthropy, foster leadership among women and support programs that eneable women and children to reach their full potential. The Annual Tribute Luncheon is April 27, from 11:30 am – 1:15 at the Cook Convention Center in Downtown Memphis. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at www.wfgm.org.

RYLEE’S RUN 5K AND RIVER CITY FOR ITTY BITTIES (RIBS) SOCCER TOURNAMENT
May 19 – 21 | Mike Rose Soccer Complex Stadium

Rylee’s 5K Run is on Friday, May 19 at 7 pm. All runners will receive a dri-fit shirt as part of their registration fee, awards will be given for the top female and male runners, along with awards for individual age group winners. Bounce houses and face painting will be available for children, with Old Venice providing food and beverage for participants. The RIBS Adult Soccer Tournament is May 20 – 21, with games running both days. Participants can play in both a women’s or men’s league and a coed team, with each player receiving a tournament t-shirt. All proceeds benefit Le Bonheur and March of Dimes. Registration for both events can be completed at www.ryleesrun.com or www.ribssoccer.com.

LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP WOMEN IN HATS TEA PARTY FELLOWSHIP

May 20 | Landers Center Southaven

Christian Women’s Conference with a tea party, gospel singing, Christian Jazz music and women-related non-profit organizations. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christian-women-in-hats-tea-party-fellowship-conference-may-20-2017-tickets-32563306727

FEDEX ST. JUDE GOLF TOURNAMENT

June 5 - 1 | Southwind Golf Club

The 59th annual golf tournament is held at Southwind Golf Club and is broadcast live on iHeart stations WREC and WEGR. https://stjudeclassic.com/

YO GOTTI & FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BASH

June 2017 | Mud Island Amphitheater

Join K97 for the fifth annual concert hosted by rapper Yo Gotti and an all-star line-up of performers.

HALLELUJAH FM SUMMER JAM

June 2017 | Brown Missionary Baptist Church

The third annual concert hosted by Hallelujah FM’s on-air personalities is a night of praise and fellowship, featuring some of the most popular artists in the gospel industry.

ANIME BLUES CON 7

July 7 -9, at 9 am | 255 N. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103

Anime Blues Con aims to promote knowledge and enjoyment of Japanese art, animation and culture, as well as, science fiction, fantasy literature and films of all origins. For more information, please visit www.animeblues.com or email support@animeblues.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.

WINE ON THE RIVER

October TBD | 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.

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.