Upcoming architecture summer camp at the University of Memphis!

There are scholarships available for the camp, applications are due April 15. The application is available online: http://aiamemphis.org/s/2016-Architecture-Summer-Camp-Application-copy.pdf

Background Info:

The Architecture+Design Summer Program, celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2016, is an exciting summer day program developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art, science, and practice of design. The camp program is structured around a variety of activities including an introduction to architectural and structural concepts, computer applications, model building, and freehand drawing. The program of study also includes trips to construction projects, visits to architectural offices, and a walking tour of historic sites. Local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and other design professionals serve as guest lecturers.

The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Memphis Department of Architecture and AIA Memphis.

Participants work one-on-one and in groups with U of M instructors, local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and design professionals and culminate their experience with presentation of student projects and a certificate presented to a professional jury, family, and friends.
Here are links to AIA Memphis posts about the camp:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AIAMemphis/posts/1145080138865159
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIAMemphis/status/718111573596712960

SUMMER CAMPS:

Don’t forget to sign up the kids for our Summer Camps!  Click here for more information.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH:

May 10Mother’s Day Brunch at the Garden – Presented by 4Memphis Magazine and Eden Spa & Laser. Treat Mom to an unforgettable experience in the Japanese Garden, featuring a gourmet buffet, live music, children’s crafts, and outdoor family fun. Carriage rides and adult beverages available at additional cost. MKX Photography will be on-hand for family portrait sittings at a nominal fee. 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. MBG members $45/non-members $55/Children 2-12 years: $10/Under 2: FREE. All tickets $55 at the door day of event, based on availability. Tickets available online here or call 636-4131 to confirm by phone.

ART IN THE GARDEN:

May 2-28All Things Great and Small Show Number Two by Students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier – Exhibit is open to the public and free to view in Fratelli’s Cafe Gallery MondaySaturday 11  a.m.- 2 p.m. only. All exhibited work for sale. Call 636-4100 for information.

May 6-30 – Heartbeat by Marilyn Trainor Storey and Chris Morrow – An interior designer and an art teacher inspired by Poland exhibiting in the Visitors Center Gallery. On May 6, there will be an Opening Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All works for sale. Free public viewing during regular garden hours. Call 636-4100.

May 26, 28, and 30 – Intermediate Photography with Mark Kalagias: 3-Part Series – This course requires students to come equipped with a DSLR camera, tripod, and a laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed. Instructor will have a limited number of tripods to loan to students in need. Laptop needed for session three only. All 3 sessions: MBG members $195/non-members $225. Sessions 1 (Session 1: Escaping Auto.March 26, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m) and 2 (Session 2:  Shooting Raw. March 26, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m) only: MBG members$130/non-members $150. Session 3 (Session 3: Post-Production Editing. March 28, 2 – 4 p.m.) only: MBG members $65/non-members $75. Call 901-636-4128 for information.

May 30 – Photography Basics: Composition – Join photographer Mark Kalagias of MKX Photography for a class on photo composition that will help you take more pictures you love with fewer clicks of the shutter. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. MBG members $25/non-members $30. Call 901-636-4128.

May 30 –  Jewelry Class: Sawing Sheet Metal – In this workshop, students will learn all the ins and outs of one of the most basic and useful of jeweler’s tools. Students will learn about proper blade loading, which saw blades to use, how different materials respond, how to mark material for sawing, inside cuts and more.  Projects for the class will be mostly about learning how to use the saw and will be technique based, however, there will be a small pendant project that students may complete in class or at home, depending on the speed at which they work, and practice pieces can be turned into charms. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. MBG Members $70/non-members $85. Call 901-636-4128.

FAMILY EVENTS:

May 12 – Food Truck Garden Party – Presented by Oak Hall and Vineyard Vines. Come join us for dinner al fresco, featuring live music by Joshua Cosby and Jeremy Stanfill, cash bar, and local food trucks. Kids will love the new Memphis Parent Play Zone; Co-Motion Hoopers will be there. 5 -8 p.m.MBG members $5/non-members $10, includes one drink. Tickets available at the gate.

May 27Home School Days-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle –  Ages 5 and up. Join us monthly at the Garden for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! Learn all about our natural resources, and make a handmade paper creation.2 – 3:30 p.m. MBG members $4/non-members $5 per child, does not include Garden admission. Call 636-4100.

May 29Fairies, Gnomes, and Hobbit Homes – Presented by First Tennessee Foundation. Put on your wings and pointed ears and join us for a magical evening with family in My Big Backyard! 6- 8 p.m. MBG members $10/non-members $15. Click here for tickets.

Farmers’ Market at the Garden–  Wednesdays through October 29. Shop from a variety of goods that are locally grown and produced. 2-6 p.m.Open to the public.

ADULT PROGRAMS:

May 1 and 8Garden Tram Tours – Join docents from the Memphis Botanic Garden for a tram tour of the beautiful grounds. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.

May 9Mid-South Hosta Society Annual Hosta Sale and Hosta Garden Tour – There will also be tours of  the Hosta Display Garden Trail. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Free admission to the sale.

May 11 Build It and They Will Come-Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat  Mike Berkeley of GroWild, Inc., a native plant nursery in Fairview, TN, will launch our summer lecture series with a program on the use of native plants in the home landscape.6:30 – 8 p.m. WRC & MBG members FREE/non-members $4. Call 452-6500 or 636-4116 for more information.

May 15-17 – Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale – Friday (Sales only) 12.-5 p.m./ Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Exhibit & Sales)/Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Exhibit & Sales). Free admission. For information, visitwww.memphisorchids.org or call 901-428-2890.

May 16 – Phillip Watson Lecture: Garden Magic – Join the Memphis Area Master Gardeners and Memphis Botanic Garden for this lecture, virtual garden tour and book signing by Phillip Watson, author, internationally known garden designer, and host of QVC’s Cottage Farms. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MBG members $20/non-members $25. Reservations required. Click here for tickets. Call 636-4131.

May 17 – Signs of Spring Walk – Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. 1 p.m. Free with Garden admission.

ADULT FUN:

May 4Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden – Tap your toes or jitterbug across the floor to the sounds of the Memphis Knights! Doc Popcorn concessions will be available. 7 -9 p.m.Admission $5 at the door.

May 26 – Vine to Wine at the Garden: Ooh, la, la! – Presented by IBERIABANK. Indulge in a collection of French wines accompanied by delectable hors d’oeuvres by Eclectic Catering.  6-8 p.m. Members $25/non-members $35. Tickets online here or call 901-636-4131.

Memphis Public Library – “Hooked on Art” – May 16

This event is for visual artists ages 13-18. Just click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jr5I3kxzuS64fVoVX6spZnaE2mbIjEIAgNwUCeS91DI/viewform?c=0&w=1   to get to the registration page.

hooked on art

Crescent Club Martini & Craft Beer Mixer, Museum All Access Party & Upcoming Events

Crescent Club Martini & Craft Beer Mixer, TONIGHT, 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
6075 Poplar Ave, 9th Floor | Bring a friend! Complimentary Admission!!! Featured Drinks: Hot Buttered Rum – The classic Winter warmer Snowball Martini – Whipped Cream Vodka, Coconut Rum, Half and Half, Cream of Coconut Peppermint Mocha Martini – Vanilla Vodka, Godiva, Frangelico, Creme de Menthe Key Lime Pie – Vanilla Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Sours Mexican Madras – Tequila, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice
Brooks Museum All Access Party, Thursday, April 16, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
All Access is an invitation for attendees 21+ to play, create and connect with museum spaces. In celebration of the exhibitions This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and Artists/Activists: Marcellous Lovelace, Frank D. Robinson, and Siphne Sylve, the Brooks’ public programs department, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, ThinkBlk, Amurica, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Beat Clinic, and Neosoulsville/The Word will combine multiple creative practices—including art-making, music, film, photography, a Traxploitation Beat Battle, and a gallery talk by Frank D. Robinson—staged throughout the entire museum to provide intentionally designed opportunities for strangers to interact. Cash bar. Must be 21+ to attend. FREE ADMISSION PASSWORD: MULYP

5th Annual Hook Up To Clean Up, Saturday, April 18, 9:00 am
Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N Watkins St.
In an effort to get rid of waste in the Frayser Community, 5 organizations have partnered together to take back the neighborhood! Everything kicks off at the Ed Rice Community Center at 9 am. Immediately following at 12:00 pm, all volunteers will come together to celebrate our successes! Sign up to volunteer at communitychair@mulyp.org.

Hook Up To Clean Up
A Conversation with City and County Mayors, Wednesday April 22, 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St
Join Leadership Memphis and several local Young Professional organizations for a conversation with Mayor A C Wharton (City of Memphis) and Mayor Mark Luttrell (Shelby County) about working together to create a Greater Memphis through collaboration. Facilitated by Brian J. Stephens, CEO of Caissa Public Strategy, this in-depth conversation will cover the in’s and out’s of city and county government working together.RSVP: www.leadershipmemphis.org
How to Work the Workforce Panel Discussion, Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Leadership Memphis, 365 S Main St
Develop a career branding plan that will get you noticed. Hear from our experts on how to make the right moves! Mixer to follow with light refreshments & wine.
Featured Panelists:

•Kevin Woods, Executive Director at Workforce Investment Network
•Deanna Lindo, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist at ALSAC/St. Jude
•McKenzie Greer, Human Resources Advisor at Nucor Steel Memphis
•Ramone Lloyd, Labor Advisor at Shelby County Schools
•Juwanna Anderson, Quality Manager at Carrier/UTC

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Documentary, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war. $5.00 Admission

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

On June 14, 2014 Girls of Leadership will host the third annual Girls Take Charge Summit.  This year it’s all about the ARTS!  Dance, Theatre, Creative Writing, Co-Motion, Face painting, Music and more.  Sign up girls ages 8-15 to attend the free summit.  The summit will be held at BRIDGES 477 N. Fifth Street from 11 am-4 pm.

To sign up go to www.girlsofleadership.org or info@girlsofleadership.org  or call Angela Garland at 901 268-1005.  Hope to see you there!

 

Girls Take Charge Registration Form

 

Girls Take Charge 2014

Broad Ave Art Walk, Friday, April 11, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Broad Avenue Arts District, Broad Avenue/Sam Cooper Boulevard
Have you been to Broad Avenue lately? You are missing their New Face of art and food establishments. Galleries and businesses will be open late, and there will be plenty of art, music and dance performances to enjoy. Also watch the launch of the new Water Tower Pavilion and experience the new and improved loading dock.

 

Hook Up To Clean Up, Saturday, April 12, 9:00am-12:00pm

In an effort to get rid of waste along the Mississippi River in preparation for “Memphis In May,” 18 organizations have partnered together to take back our city! Everything kicks off at Jefferson Davis Park at 9am. The After Party begins at12pm at Jefferson Davis Park with Food & Music! Come on out and join us! Register at info@cleanmemphis.org.