Warrior Weekend 2018 is HERE! We’re kicking off the weekend with our Parent and Community Coffee – TOMORROW, Friday, April 27, 2018 from 11 am – 12 N. Stop in for an hour of updates, community fellowship and … coffee! 

IMMEDIATELY following is our Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Expo! Our students have worked extremely hard and we want you to be a part!

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The Church Health Center offers free Health Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday at 1115 Union. Health Education will teach you how to manage your hypertension, cholesterol, or obesity. It’s free and open to community. Registration is not required. Can’t make it on Monday? We also offer a special session from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Registration is required for the Saturday class. Please call901-259-4673 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Diabetes Education, a 2-class series that will give you the skills to self-manage your condition. Classes are held each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Registration is not required, and you may start at any point during the month. Can’t make it on Tuesday? Diabetes Education is presented in its entirety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the secondSaturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturdaycourse. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

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Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104.

Together with the National Alliance on Mental Health Memphis (NAMI), the Church Health Center hosts free “With Hope in Mind” classes for families affected by mental illness. Classes are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through March 30 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn basic tools needed to cope with caring for adult relatives diagnosed with a mental illness, including problem management, communication, crisis planning, and immediate coping skills for illness cycles. Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 to register.

March is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month and the Shelby County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program is committed to educating high-risk communities about the dangers of lead exposure and how lead poisoning can be prevented. In partnership with the Church Health Center, it will host a free Lead Poisoning and Prevention Information Sessionat 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. For more information, please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241.

The Church Health Center is recruiting educators, parents, and those working in children’s ministries to introduce children to healthy foods from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 22 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The Center’s “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum is designed for ages 2-5 to build literacy, improve fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, and enhance development. You will receive a copy of our “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum book for attending this free workshop! To register, contact Kristina Hall at 901-701-2241 or hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org.

Healthy, happy living begins at home! The Church Health Center will host a Healthy Living, Happy Living Family Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Local and state health services providers including Universal Parenting Place, Collegiate Life Investing Fund, and the Memphis Police and Fire Department will be on-hand with information and giveaways. For more information, please contact Memphis Madden at maddenm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2289.

Expand your mind for the future! The Church Health Center will host a “My Vision For the Future” Workshop from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at 1115 Union Ave. At this free workshop, we will set spiritual, physical, and mental goals by creating vision boards. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments and craft materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2240 to register.

The Church Health Center’s annual community walk and fundraiser Walking as One will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s celebration features music from The Mighty Souls Brass Band, Amurica photobooth, and food games and entertainment! Registration is $15/ person or free to Church Health Center Wellness members and children 12 and under. Fundraising is happily encouraged!  Log on to walkingasone.org to register. Please contact Megan Carolan at carolanm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2151.

 

Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at racesonline.com. The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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April Sustainability Month Events

STAR Press Conference – (Apr 2, 3:30). Memphis-Shelby County was recognized for “national excellence” as one of the nation’s most sustainable communities with a 4-STAR Award.  Join Mayors Luttrell and Wharton as they announce the 4-STAR award.  Press conference will be at United Housing, Inc. office on 2750 Colony Park Dr.

Earth Month Business Conference – (April 7, $90).  The Office of Sustainability joins FedEx, ISSP, The Sustainability Consortium, CRG Sustainable Solutions and other sponsors for a conference on sustainable supply chain for businesses. Special emphasis will be on sustainable packaging, sustainable purchasing and recycling. The full agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/1aqbPZL

Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference (Apr 15-17, $150).  Scholarships are available!  This is a national conference in Memphis with workshops about innovative approaches to neighborhood redevelopment and community building.http://bit.ly/19rD7yU

Faith-in-Action Memphis CleanUp – (Apr 18-26).  Join Memphis City Beautiful to volunteer as an individual or as a team to eliminate blight in our city. Sign up here:www.faithinactionmemphis.com

Free Mulch Giveaway – (Apr 18, 6am).  City of Memphis Public Works has mulched 25,000 tons of yard debris since last year and offers it to Memphis residents for earth day.  Load your own, while it lasts starting at dawn.  315 S. Hollywood St. Liberty Bowl parking lot. http://bit.ly/1yiMg28


Earth Day 30 days Straight – (Apr 1-30).  Clean Memphis has scheduled a cleanup each day during Sustainability Month so join in! Several events will coincide with the Faith-in-Action program. http://bit.ly/1xswGRa

 

Earth Month Activities at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 1-30).  Conservation challenge hikes, tree tag treks, environmental playhouse, and earth-friendly boxed lunches will all be featured daily for the month of April at the Botanic Garden. http://bit.ly/1HVTD5y

 

Home Landscape Workshop – (Apr 2, 9am). Learn about creating an earth-friendly “TN Smart Yard”.  Registration of $35 includes handbooks, soils tests, and rain gauge. Lunch provided.  Collierville Town Hall  901-752-1207 to RSVP. http://www.sustainableshelby.com/smart-yards
Architecture Lecture: No Place Like Utopia – (Apr 2, 6pm, Free).  Join UM’s Architecture Department to hear Katherine Lambert, Principal at MAP Architects, San Francisco CA.  http://bit.ly/1NcGyrj

Garden Tram Tours at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24).  Every Friday in April, MBG’s knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden. http://bit.ly/1MG8S3o

Eco EGGstravaganza – (Apr 4, 10-4pm).  Egg hunts with children at Shelby Farms Park, $5 per child.  http://bit.ly/1xf3dQ6
Energy Finance Workshop – (Apr 8, 10-2pm).  Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, and schools are welcomed to attend to learn how to receive technical assistance to support energy management projects in public buildings.http://bit.ly/1NZKcq4

CSI Build/It Design & Construction Conference – (Apr 9, 12pm).  Free.  Learn from panelists, speakers, and 53 design and construction vendors at Minglewood Hall for the latest building products that build better cities.  Paul Young, formerly with the Office of Sustainability, will be speaking at 3pmhttp://bit.ly/1EXO5GJ

Electronic Recycling: Christian Brothers HS – (Apr 11, 9-1pm).FREE event.  Take your e-waste Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Rd) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits. http://bit.ly/1GUKLiQ

Greenline Garden workshops (kids) – (Apr 11, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month for kids grades 1-6.  Other workshops are: May 9, June 13, & July 11.http://bit.ly/1Cn9BXu

MEMFix: Pinch District – (Apr 11, 11-4pm).  This event will showcase how a great street and thriving public space can serve as a catalyst for economic vitality and neighborhood redevelopment and will not only prepare for the increase in traffic from the Pyramid, but also to temporarily reinvigorate the Pinch neighborhood and will feature live music, pop up shops, and food trucks!  http://bit.ly/1H1F7eI

Healthy Memphis Food Festival – (Apr 11-12).  Broad Ave Arts District will have a pop-up market of food vendors, wellness businesses, and local music and art. Free.9am-8pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun.  http://bit.ly/1CrR9LF

Signs of Spring Walk at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 12, 1:30pm). Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. http://bit.ly/1EkoW6g

 

Trail Dedication at Olive Branch City Park – (Sun, Apr 12, 1:30pm).  Join Olive Branch as they dedicate a new trail!  http://bit.ly/1Bp7VpB

Harahan Bridge Walk with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 12, 2pm).  Free. Hear from Historian Jimmy Ogle as he takes you on a fascinating history while walking across the bridge that will soon become a bike trail.  Details here: http://bit.ly/18xhMmv

Wolf River Conservancy Fundraiser – (Apr 14, 5pm).  Young Ave Deli.http://bit.ly/1IyKaBu

TN Greenways & Trails Forum (Montgomery Bell) – (Apr 15-17, $99).  Join in educational workshops and networking while learning the latest trends in greenways and trails.   http://bit.ly/1Fs4bdg

Zone IX Flower Show & Project Green Fork – (Apr 15, 2-5pm).Memphis Garden Club and Little Garden Club at will host a regional flower show (covering 5 states) as well as a conservation exhibit showcasing Project Green Fork as a model for other communities in restaurant sustainability. Event at the Botanic Garden. This event will strive to be zero-waste.  http://bit.ly/1EnhHun

University of Memphis Earth Day – (Apr 16, 10-2pm).  Join students at the Oasis Garden (east of the UC near Zack Curlin parking garage).   http://bit.ly/1xPh3cg

Wolf River Conservancy Faith-in-Action Clean up – (Apr 18, 9-12).  Join WRC for one of the Faith-in-Action Clean ups near downtown’s Mud Island.  They are looking for volunteers.  http://bit.ly/1MFpSZr

Electronic Recycling: Sacred Heart School (Southaven) – (Apr 18, 9-1pm). FREE event.  Take your e-waste Sacred Heart School (5150 Tchulahoma Rd, Southaven, MS) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.http://bit.ly/1GUKLiQ

ZeroLandfill upcycling program – (Apr 18 & 25, 10-2).  The architecture & interior design community has donated their sample library for the crafting public to have for free. Volunteer to get first dibs on items.  http://bit.ly/1MG69XK

 

Adult Greenline Garden Workshop – (Apr 18, 9am, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month. Plant Companions will be taught this month.   http://bit.ly/1ExpDet

Earth Day 5k – (Apr 19, 2pm, $25).  After this 5k race at Shelby Farms, you will have a chance to plant a tree. http://bit.ly/1Co8jeX
Natural Areas Celebration at Overton Park – (Apr 19, 10 & 11am).  Free. Overton Park is celebrating TN Natural Areas Week with two nature hikes in the Old Forest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about birds and butterflies from local experts. RSVP to mmcmasters@overtonpark.org if you plan to attend. http://bit.ly/1BUnjPC
Memphis Green Drinks – (April 21, 6:30pm).  Join this social organization of environmental-minded folks to network and socialize. This month’s guest speaker will be Keith Cole from Wolf River Conservancy. This month’s venue is still being determined – please check www.greendrinks.org/tn/Memphis for an update in early April.

Clean Memphis Fundraiser – (Apr 22, 6pm, $35).  WiseAcre Brewery.http://bit.ly/1FLhYgh
Arbor Day of Service at Shelby Farms Park – (Apr 25, 10-12).  Enjoy a presentation from CleanMemphis to learn about the Heart of the Park enhancements and how trees contribute to a healthy watershed then plant trees with the park!  To register: http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/volunteer

V&E Artwalk – (Apr 25, 11-6pm).  Fourth annual artwalk features 60+ artistic vendors, silent auction, children’s area, music and food.http://bit.ly/1Bq22s6

Run the Farm 5k/10k – (Apr 25, 8am, $20/30).  Agricenter International’s “off road” trail race with after party!  Proceeds benefit educational programs.http://www.runthefarmmemphis.com/

Tour of Parks with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 26, 2pm).  Free. Walking tour of parks along the Memphis riverfront.  This month is the tour of the Cobblestone Wharf and Sultana.  http://bit.ly/1BMUzbp

Tennessee Naturalist Walk at the Botanic Garden – (April 26).  As you walk through the Garden, watch for TN Naturalist stations to learn fun facts and tidbits about local flora and fauna, including some you may find in your own backyard.  http://bit.ly/1x8TgUk

Harbor Town 25th Anniversary – (Apr 28, 4pm, $25). Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harbor Town with ULI-Memphis.  Take a tour with Tony Bologna, see a presentation on Harbor Town results 25 years later, and listen to a panel discussion with some of the key start-up players.  http://bit.ly/1GZsDkV

TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum – (May 7, 9-3pm). TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements in advancing sustainable transportation in the state. http://bit.ly/1Bp4qiR

National Geographic geo-tourism website – Nat’l Geo is doing a geo-tourism website for the Mississippi River and all tourist places along it!  If you have a special place or locally owned business in Shelby County that you would like to include, please upload it.  This will tie their global brand with our cool local places!  More information can be found here:  http://bit.ly/1BiuuRG

Christine Donhardt, ASLA

Senior Planner

Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability

www.sustainableshelby.com

901-576-7172

To be added to this monthly email blast, email: christine.donhardt@memphistn.gov

Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend

 

By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015

 

Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.

 

About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.

Contact

To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:

 

Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244

http://www.scsk12.org/schools/btwashington.hs/site/calendar.shtml

teciamarshall@gmail.com

marshallt1@scsk12.org

 

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The Church Health Center hosts a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 1115 Union Ave. The Market accepts credit, debit, cash and EBT. For more information, call Jimmy Hoxie at 901-259-4673, ext. 2228 or visit ChurchHealthCenter.org.

 

Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104 or visitwww.stjohnsmidtown.org.

 

The Church Health Center Exercise and Movement Studio at 1115 Union is pleased to offer classes for your entire family this fall! Classes include Stott Pilates, Discover Dance, and Yoga For Children. For schedules and prices, log on to churchhealthcenter.org/calendars.

 

The fire truck is coming to Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union, from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, October 6! Bring your entire family and explore a real, working fire truck while also learning about fire prevention. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 901-259-4673 for full details.

 

The Church Health Center will present its Fall Culinary Series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday from October 9 through November 13 at 1115 Union. This fall’s series will feature cooking demonstrations and wine tastings with Chef Brown Burch, Chef Melissa Petersen, Chef Gary Williams, Chef Felicia Suzanne Willett, Chef Mac Edwards, and Chef Jennifer McCullough. Each class costs $45. Purchase tickets atchurchhealthcenter.org/fall-culinary-series.

 

The 13th Annual Conference for Clergy and Congregational Leaders will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 at 1115 Union Ave. This year’s conference will focus on pastors and congregations on the front line of mental health and features keynote speaker Michael A. Torres, MD. To register for this free event, please log on to churchhealthcenter.org/faithhealthseries or call 901-261-8833.

 

The Church Health Center will celebrate Pink Week October 20 through 23 at 1115 Union to support breast cancer awareness. Join us as we examine breast cancer through the lens of our Model for Healthy Living. For a full list of events, please visit churchhealthcenter.org or call 901-272-7170.

 

Phillip Ashley Chocolates will present the inaugural Masquerade Charity Ball on October 31 at the Pink Palace Mansion, 3050 Central Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Church Health Center. For tickets, please visit MemphisMasquerade.com.

 

Presented by La Paloma Treatment Center of the Foundations Recovery Network, the Heroes in Recovery 6K Run and Walk will kick off at 8 a.m on November 8 at Court Square on N. Main Street in Memphis. This year’s race will benefit The Way, a service of recovery and ministry of the Church Health Center. Log on to heroes6k.com to register.

 

The 27th Annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship will kick off at 8 a.m. on November 9 on the banks of the Mississippi River. This is the longest-running and most-prestigious cyclocross event in the U.S.A., and proceeds benefit the Church Health Center. Log on to outdoorsinc.com/pages/cyclocross to register.

 

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