On five Wednesday evenings in May, June, and July, Oak Court Mall will be hosting a variety of live music acts, along with food sampling, gift card giveaways, goodies from their merchants, selfie stations, and more! These events will take place from 5-7 PM, and are free and open to the public.

Join Oak Court for the 2016 Wind Down Wednesday kick-off! Enjoy live music from Chinese Connection Dub Embassy and sample delicious food from American Wing Company. You could also win a $100 American Express Gift Card from Oak Court Mall!


May 25th – The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

June 8th – The Clay Markley Crisis

June 22nd – Andrew Fenohr

July 13th – Gerald Morgan, Jr.

July 27th – Deneka LaShea

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768833746550419/ and can visit the website for event updates: www.oakcourtmall.com




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 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.

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Join us for St. Jude Spirit of the Dream in honor of Black History Month. This event, held in partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic Council Memphis Metropolitan Area, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This event will feature cocktails, art, a live performance from African-American artists, dancing and hors d’oeuvres.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.stjude.org/spiritofthedream

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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.