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Grocery Giveaway – Saturday, March 23rd
 
Save Our Sons and Daughters Inc. will be giving away limited grocery items from 10:30 am until 12 noon.
 
Families that need assistance can visit Right Direction Christian Ministries Church at 3680 Rhodes Ave. Memphis TN 38111, fill out a short form and receive mostly non-perishable items based on family size while supplies last. It will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
Each 4th Saturday of the month, these grocery giveaways will take place. In addition, there is a clothes closet that may be useful to those who may need clothing. Families that are in an emergency situation can call the organization at any time for possible assistance at 901-244-5887. Staff will return the call in a timely manner.
 
Ron Hampton/Director

For the duration of the government shutdown, local organizations and businesses are offering discounts and free admission to all federal employees with the presentation of a government ID!

Here’s what we’ve seen so far:

  • 50% off food in the Crosstown Arts Cafe
  • 50% off membership fees for the Shared Arts Making spaces in Crosstown Arts
  • Free admission at Stax Museum of American Soul Music for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission at National Civil Rights Museum for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission into Dixon Gallery and Gardens for federal employees, contractors, and their families members (will continue on until one month after shutdown ends)
  • Free admission into the Brooks Museum for federal employees and their families
  • $20 tickets at Playhouse on the Square starting this weekend
  • $15 adult tickets (limit 2) for any Thursday night performance through March 31, 2019 at Theatre Memphis
  • A limited number of tickets are available for furloughed employees to Mary Wilson at the Halloran Centreon Jan. 26. To redeem, visit the box office between Jan. 22 and 25 and show government ID. One ticket per person.
  • Free admission to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Memphis Hall of Fame for federal employee and one guest
  • Free day passes to cowork space at Wonder/ Cowork/ Create for federal employees- Free coffee, free wifi, cheap photocopies
  • $15 tickets for any seat in the house at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra until the end of the season to federal employees with a government ID
  • Free admission at the Metal Museum for two adults and any children until the end of the shutdown with valid government ID
  • Free admission to the IRIS orchestra for all furloughed employees until the end of the shutdown and $25 tickets for one month after its resolve
  • Free tickets (up to 2 per event) for “Indie Memphis Nights” weekly film series until the end of the shutdown. Government ID must be shown at the Indie Memphis box office at screening venue, open one hour before showtime – Offer not available for Malco special event screening of Roma on 1/29

FREE Summer lunch program for children under 18 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. It runs through August 3rd. No registration required.

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Help Pastor David Gillard and the Faith Center family feed 20 OR MORE families AND feed another 80 OR MORE homeless. They’re thankful for the people who have already been a blessing!

They want to use half for gift cards for dinner for a night for families and half for homeless grab bags. They literally ran out last time and it broke hearts to turn the others away. Life can change in the blink of an eye for ANYONE; be thankful.

So as you donate, they donate. Faith Temple serves some form of outreach EVERY WEEK, small or large and privately. SO today’s CashApp Friday is dedicated to the FEED and bless others. Summer months are hard on families with children at home.

PASTOR’S ORIGINAL POST

David J. Gillard
June 4 ·

I need a 100 people to sow a $20 seed to help me feed a 100 people this week. Sow today into our outreach movement. The vsion is to supply dinner for 20 families (Dinner on The Kingdom) and feed 80 homeless brothers, sisters and kids. It’s easy to look over this post but it’s also easy to go from eating what you want to eating what you can.

Thanks in advance!

The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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Small Business Start-Up
Date: Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenter: TSBDC Staff
This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs asses their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.
Developing a Business Plan Part I – Narrative
Date: Thursday, June 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenters: TSBDC Staff 
Suggested Pre-requisite(s): Small Business Start-Up
This workshop will help you gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Major narrative components of a business plan will be discussed as well as resources provided to help you create a successful plan. Business plan financial projections are not covered in this training.
Developing a Business Plan Part II – Financial Projections
Date: Thursday, June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenter: TSBDC Staff
Suggested Pre-requisite(s) Small Business Start-Up & Developing a Business Plan Part I – Narrative
This workshop will help empower you to prepare your projected financials and will review the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Each attendee is requested to bring a completed start-up cost summary.

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