@Choose901 Spring Popup Shop #Memphis #spring #choose901 #LeMoyne_RYS16

Choose901 Spring Popup Shop

 April 12, 2016 – Choose901 will host a Spring Popup Shop on April 22nd and 23rd at Visible Music College, located at 200 Madison Avenue. Proud locals can shop more than 33 different Memphis-themed t-shirt designs and get a hold of new items such as totes, dry-fit athletic wear, onesies and more. The inventory will also feature a variation on an old classic, the Choose901 tri-star tank.   

 Local vendors and artists will also make an appearance at the popup. The Reverb Coffee Truck and Pink Diva Cupcakery will be on site for your mid-day to late-afternoon pick-me-up. Additional vendors will be announced soon.  

What: Choose901 Spring Popup Shop

When: Friday, April 22, 3pm-7pm and Saturday, April 23, 10am-3pm

Where: Visible Music College, 200 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

 Photo caption: April Pruett, Mallory Strawn and Kelsie Carter show off the new Choose901 totes.  

Photo credit: Amanda Hill

About Choose901 

Choose901 is a movement of passionate Memphians who want to invest and enjoy their lives in the Bluff City. Choose901 exists to share these great things and introduce these great people to each other while being a positive megaphone to the rest of the world.

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Spring Happenings at the Church Health Center #health #community #Memphis #choose901


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.


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.


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.


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.


Music Lovers Invited to Levitt Shell’s #5FridaysofJazz @MemphisLibrary!

Music Lovers Invited to Levitt Shell’s 5 Fridays of Jazz at Memphis Library

Fridays have never sounded so good! Join us for 5 Fridays of Jazz at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). Offered in partnership with the Levitt Shell, this series of free concerts offers customers a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy soulful sounds by local entertainers.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Levitt Shell in this premier event,” said Central Library Manager Stacey Smith. “This is a great opportunity for the Library to showcase a different side to our community. Music lovers who like jazz will definitely enjoy it!”

“The real experience is the Library after hours. That means music, dancing, dim lights, food, and drinks beneath the stars,” added Henry Nelson, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator with the Levitt Shell. “The aesthetic beauty of Central Library’s courtyard is the perfect setting, and it’s free. Let’s not forget that!” he continued.

Click here to view the complete menu. Customers are encouraged to order their meals in advance by emailingmichelle@forkitovercatering.com or by calling (901) 278-0028.

The following events are scheduled at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm inCentral Library’s courtyard.

March 4, 2016Memphis Standard Time (family night)

March 18, 2016The International Jazz Twins (Carl & Alan Maquire’s Quartet)

April 1, 2016 – Rhodes College Jazz Orchestra & Quartet

April 15, 2016 – Stax Music Academy Sextet & Vocalist

April 29, 2016Bill Hurd Quintet

“Music lovers can expect a relaxing but fun night with great food, great drinks, great music, and great company,” stressed Angela Massengale, Children’s Department manager and lead vocalist for Memphis Standard Time. “That’s what jazz is all about. Jazz is the link that joins it all together,” she said.

While at these exclusive after-hours events, customers will see the vast collection of Memphis music housed at Central Library, including more than 1,000 vinyl records, 900 CDs, and cassettes. From Gospel to jazz, rap to garage rock, and country to pop, it’s all here and all by Memphis musicians!

“Each musical note at these concerts is a celebration of the rich musical history that originated here in Memphis and branched out into so many genres in so many places,” Nelson explained. “This is a great time to experience and enjoy the arts!”

For more information about The Levitt Shell’s 5 Fridays of Jazz Series at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, call (901) 415-2700 or search “#5FridaysofJazz” @MemphisLibrary on Twitter.

Pianist Needed for Bartlett Church


Decatur Trinity Christian Church in Bartlett is seeking a pianist/keyboardist for blended style of worship service.  Individual interested in this position needs to be able to play both hymns but also worship songs with a pop rock sound.

Contact Pastor Gus Lohrum at either 388-4511 or 731-613-3875.

Upcoming #Community Events! Concerts, Symposiums and more! #music #leadership #

Empowerment Concert featuring The Soul Outsiders Band, Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm

Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave.

The theme for the 2014 Empowerment Concert is “The Fierce Urgency of NOW.” With unconditional support for each person who comes through its doors, the Memphis Urban League serves thousands of individuals each year. The Empowerment Concert is an essential part of the agency’s mission to ensure every person has the resources needed for success in Memphis! This is a free event and open to the public. Volunteers are also needed. Please contactsdallas@memphisul.org to sign up.



YP Coaching Session: Leadership Strategies for Obtaining Superior Performance

Saturday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

It’s the 4th quarter of 2014! Are you a proven clutch player in your workplace, or are you barely getting by?  This coaching session, facilitated by FedEx Global Training Developer Julie Mcalpin, provides young professionals s with important tools for enhancing their own commitment levels and setting obtainable goals for continued improvement.  RSVP at ppdchair@mulyp.org.


State of Black Memphis, Monday, October 27, 6:00pm

National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

The State of Black Memphis is a symposium that endeavors to engage the city in meaningful discussions that affect many. Most importantly, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals seeks to generate thought provoking ideas on ways to improve ourselves and our communities moving forward.



Concert to Benefit Shelby County Youth – Oct 29 @GGCMinistries featuring @WessMorgan

Concert to benefit Shelby County Youth – Oct 29

Featuring … Wess Morgan

Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Golden Gate Cathedral
3240 James Road
Memphis Tennessee 38128

Nationally known hits, “I Choose to Worship” and “You Paid It All”

He has a strong testimony regarding being delivered from drugs and alcohol while being in and out of the juvenile detention center. A true concert about Recovery and Accountability

All proceeds will benefit Shelby county youth at risk of entering DCS custody.

For more info please call the Community Advisory Board Chair Connie Booker at 901-327-1616

5th Annual “Pianos in The Park Jazz Festival | August 31 | 6:00pm

5th Annual “Pianos in The Park Jazz Festival | August 31 | 6:00pm

W.C. Handy Park on Historic Beale Street.

This event features melodic grooves and mellow tunes will be provided by Renowned Jazz Keyboardist — BOBBY LYLE & his Trio from Houston, TX along with Memphis’ Own: Saxophonist – Dr. Bill Hurd and the Prime Cut Band featuring Keyboardist – Audie Smith w/ Special Guest Vocalist – Tamara Jones Monger. Purchase Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-5th-annual-pianos-in-the-park-jazzfest-2014-tickets-7641260215


MARCHello Challenge – Suicide Prevention

MARCHello Challenge


Today, March 6, celebrates the life of Marchello L. Johnson, a 15 year old whose life was lost to suicide. Help family and friends celebrate his life by giving the best gift: Being an advocate for teen suicide prevention and mental health awareness.  Join others in taking the MARCHello Challenge this month by reaching out to other youth and teens that are experiencing difficult issues.

Connect with our Facebook page “Breaking Mental Health Barriers” or website at: wwwpromotinghealthyminds.com

Sponsored by Spirit Realm Manifestation; a ministry of evangelism counseling and advocacy

Minister Shulanda Hastings, Ministry Leader