Memphis


Take Back Your Life! Credit & Money Management Workshop
Presented by Operation Hope
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:30-7:00 PM
Room L-56
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Are you interested in budgeting, paying off debt, starting a savings plan, establishing or rebuilding your credit, but don’t know where to start? This is the workshop for you. Tracy Harmon, Financial Well-being Counselor with Operation Hope, will discuss these topics and more.
For more information, please call (901) 415-2734 or (901) 318-1264, or visit http://www.memphislibrary.org/personal-finance
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Please join us for our A Case for an Effective Work-Life Balance Tuesday – October 18, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
International Paper HQ – Tower 3 (Ponderosa Pines Room) 6420 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
Free event open to Members and Non-Members
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It’s not too late to attend the National Black MBA 38th Annual National Conference – October 11-14, New Orleans, LA. –
Join Jerome Bettis and Laila Ali for a #MasterClass & Lunch at the #NBMBAA16 38th Annual Conference on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in #NOLA. These dynamic athletes and #entrepreneurs will share the secrets of the #Leadership “It” factor and how to stay on the competitive edge.
Register today: http://bit.ly/1CNY15c. #AccessNBMBAA

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Sears is beginning to hire for upcoming positions in both the Wolfchase and Southland locations. They are filling part-time and full-time positions, although the openings vary by store.
All applicants should apply through the Careers Site at http://jobs.sears.com and they can see the most up-to-date openings.
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Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
901-864-8660

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

2015 Mid-South Guide To The 4th of July

Here’s a list of Fourth of July celebrations around town. The events with fireworks are marked with (*).

Peabody Rooftop Party, July 2, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., $15, 21 and up. Kick off the July 4th weekend on the rooftop of the Peabody with high-energy band 17th Floor and a “backyard barbecue” menu theme.

Patriotic Pops, Levitt Shell, July 2, 7:30 p.m., free, all ages. The usual Levitt Shell free concert series takes a patriotic turn this holiday with an American music sing-along.

*Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza, Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center Bartlett , July 2, 6:30 p.m., free. Bartlett’s annual celebration is more than a fireworks bonanza. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be live music from the Bartlett Community Concert Band, a car show, face painting and games with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Rec Room Independence Day Throwdown, Rec Room (3000 Broad Avenue), July 3 and 4, free to enter, all ages. Celebrate the USA at Binghampton’s bar arcade and game room on all day and night on Friday and Saturday. Play games (arcade, table tennis, beer pong, etc.), purchase food from the grill and drinks from the bar, watch USA soccer on the big screens, or rent out a “living room” for an additional fee. The Rec Room is kid-friendly during the day, but more appropriate for 21-and-up in the evenings. Go here for more info.

*Flag City Freedom Celebration, Navy Lake in Millington, July 3, 4 p.m., free (parking $5)
Millington knows how to throw down for Independence Day. The city and the Millington naval base are teaming up for the Flag City Freedom Celebration. Bring a picnic, cooler and lawn chair to Navy Lake for an impressive fireworks display.

*Memphis Redbirds Red, White, and BOOM, AutoZone Park, July 3, gates open at 4 p.m., $6 (advance) and up. Just like every Friday, the Redbirds host a pregame Block Party starting at 4 p.m. with $2 drafts and live music. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m., when the Rebirds take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers while wearing special red, white, and blue themed jerseys and hats. And of course, fireworks after the game.

*Collierville Independence Day Celebration, H.W. Cox Park, July 3, 6:30 p.m., free
Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration turns 30 this year. Head to H.W. Cox Park for live music and fun, and a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.

*Stars and Stripes 5K, Tiger Lane, July 3, 7 p.m., $25 advance/$30 on race day
The annual Stars and Stripes 5K is a rare thing – a race that starts at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. The race will start and finish at Tiger Lane, and they’ll have live music, free barbecue and free beer for participants, and fireworks after the race.

Cordova Fourth of July Parade, Cordova Community Center, July 4, 9:30 a.m., free
The annual Cordova Community Center 4th of July Parade has a particular kind of small town charm. Fun fact: it’s the only Independence Day parade in Memphis with a judging category for “Best Decorated Float, Wagon or Horse”.

*Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza, Municipal Park, July 4, 5 p.m., free. Make a whole day of your Germantown Fourth of July experience. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be moon bounces, games, crafts and food for sale, with the fireworks starting at 9:10 p.m.

*Southaven July 4th Celebration, Snowden Grove Amphitheatre, July 4, 6:30 p.m., free
Head just across the border to Southaven, Mississippi for the suburb’s annual Independence Day celebration. Doors at Snowden Grove Amphitheater open at 6:30 p.m. (picnics and coolers are welcome) and the fireworks start at 9 p.m.

*Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration, Olive Branch City Park, July 4, 7 p.m., free
Here’s another from across the border. The 16th annual Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration is a picnic-friendly celebration with fireworks at 9 p.m, plus food, vendors, and a KIds Zone.

*4th of July Celebration, Mud Island River Park/downtown, July 4, 10 a.m./fireworks at 9:30 p.m., free to watch. This is the one everyone’s asking about: the usual downtown fireworks will launch from the south tip of Mud Island at 9:30 p.m. on July 4. The best views will be from Tom Lee Park, Beale Street Landing, other spots along the river, or any downtown rooftops you manage to get access to. Mud Island will open to the public at 10 a.m. and festivities and live music begin at 6 p.m.

*Twilight Sky Terrace Party, Madison Hotel Rooftop, doors at 4 p.m., 21 and up, $20 cover
Have one of the best views of downtown’s fireworks at the Twilight Sky Terrace party with a live DJ and speciality cocktails.

*Fourth Party With Devil Train, Buccanneer Lounge, July 4, 9:30 p.m. – 3 a.m., 21 and up, cover TBD. Head to the Buc for their annual not-exactly-official fireworks display with a performance by Devil Train afterwards.

I Love Memphis Blog

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