Join us as we celebrate South Memphis! We would like to invite you to the South Memphis Fall Community Day on Saturday, November 21st. The schools and community organizations of South Memphis are excited to host a day of fall fun!

Kids will make Thanksgiving crafts while parents explore community resources. From school and day care options to community programs and public services, there’s something for everyone. Come join us for a great day of music, books, fun crafts, and good food! We can’t wait to see you!

When:  November 21st, 10:00 – 2:00

Where:  Gaston Public Library, 1040 S. Third Street

Events:  Face-painting, crafts, music, free books for kids!

Cost:  Completely FREE!!

Food:  Apple cider, pumpkin pie, hot dogs, hamburgers

Fall Festival at United Way of the Mid-South

1005 Tillman St., Memphis, TN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st, NOON – 4:00 p.m.

United Way of the Mid-South is currently ​seeking volunteers for “Trunk o​r​ Treat on Tillman Street​!”

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Morning and afternoon hours are available on Saturday, October 31st from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please click here to volunteer!

​​For more information please visit us at:​

Universal Parenting Place (Knowledge Quest) – Fall Taste Testing (Free!)

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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 the 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 call 901-259-4673 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 second Saturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturday course. 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 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, call901-726-4104 or visit

The Church Health Center hosts a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday through October at 1115 Union Ave. The market features local produce, food trucks, live music, and healthy cooking demonstrations! Credit, debit, cash, and EBT are accepted. For more information, call Jimmy Hoxie at 901-259-4673, ext. 2228 or visit

The 14th annual Conference for Clergy and Congregations, presented by St. John’s United Methodist Church, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the Church Health Center is Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s conference is focused on the church’s response to violence and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Scott Stoner, director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness. Admission is free, but space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Deadline to register is October 21, 2015. To register, please call 901-261-8833 or log on to

Celebrate Halloween at the biggest and best party in Memphis while supporting the Church Health Center! The Sinners for Saints Halloween Ball, hosted by South Main Dirty Dozen and Beale Loft Remnants, will kick off at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 at 345 Madison Ave. The Halloween bash includes entertainment, light appetizers and drinks, and America Photobooth. Tickets are $40 and costumes are strongly encouraged. Proceeds support the Church Health Center. For tickets, log on to

Heat up to the sounds of bluegrass this fall! Banjos and Bonfires is Thursday, November 5 at Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe Ave L1, and features live bluegrass music, bonfires, light appetizers and drinks, and of course a bonfire! Proceeds support the Church Health Center. Call (901) 523-0877 for complete information.

The Arcade at St. George’s offers some of the finest antiques and vintage jewelry as well as unique garden and interior design items. Join in the fun and get some of your holiday shopping done at the Arcade which will be held Friday, November 6 through November 8 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd.! A preview event will be held on Nov. 5. Proceeds support the Church Health Center. Tickets are available at

The Church Health Center is pleased to present its Fall Culinary Series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday through November 13 at 1115 Union. This fall’s series features 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

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. This Saturday evening, as we “fall back,” move your clocks back 1 hour.

Daylight Saving Time, spring and fall, is a good bi-annual reminder to review your safety and preparedness plans. The Shelby County Office of Preparedness recommends the following:

Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Test them!

If you do not have a smoke detector and cannot afford one, contact your nearest fire station to apply for one.

Check the pressure gauge on your ABC fire extinguishers. If the needle does not register in the green, the extinguisher is over 10 years old, or it has been used, replace it.

Make sure you have 2 ways out of every room so you can exit quickly. Practice getting out!

Review your emergency plans with your family. Practice your plans! Don’t forget the pets!

Make sure you know how to shelter-in-place or evacuate at a moment’s notice.

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is a book lover’s dream come true – with children’s to adults’ hardback and paperback books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, records, cassettes and more priced at $2 or less! Library customers can take advantage of the sale from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, October 24 andSaturday, October 25, 2014 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). A special preview sale for Friends’ members will be held 8 am to 10 am on October 24.


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The Shelby County Health Department will be holding a FREE Flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 11 at the Hickory Ridge Mall from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or while supplies last).


This event is being held as an emergency preparedness and response exercise designed to test the Health Department’s ability to respond quickly and effectively in the event of a widespread disaster requiring residents to receive medication or vaccinations in a short time frame.


The seasonal flu vaccine is an effective way to protect yourself and your family from the flu virus. We are happy to offer this vaccine to the public at no charge while we exercise our response capabilities. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of this drill so that we may continue to improve our abilities and offer our residents the most effective public health services.


Thank you for your support!


Heather Burton Fortner, MPA

Risk Communication Coordinator

Shelby County Health Department

1075 Mullins Station Road

Memphis, TN 38134

Office: (901) 222-8216

Cell: (901) 270-7179




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Community Rummage Sale

Saturday, October 5, 2013

10 AM – 2 PM

Sponsored by Mustard Seed, Inc.

653 Mississippi Blvd.


If you are looking for a bargain, you have to look no further.  The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be held Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar.  The sale will start at 10 am and end at 4:30 pm both days.  Friends of the Library members have carefully selected their best gently used books for the sale.  There will be approximately 15,000 items available for purchase.  If you sign up for a Friends membership, you can be eligible for an extra 10% off of your purchase. 

All proceeds from the sale assist the Friends in supporting the Memphis Public Library & Information Center.  The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization.

For more information, please call 415-2840.

Stephanie Nerissa White