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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!

FULL MUSIC LINEUP:

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

 

 

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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.

 

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.

  1. Hiring for General Warehouse and Reach Truck Operator positions-apply in person at the StaffLine office, 2838 Hickory Hill Road, Suite 9, in southeast Memphis, MondayFriday 8: 00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

  1. Church in Bartlett has opening for pianist/keyboardist.  Must be able to read music.  Contact Pastor Gus Lohrum at 901-388-4511 or731-613-3875.

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School Immediate Job Openings Email resume and cover letter to: aholloway@staracademycharter.org

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 20, 2015

Music Instructor (Part-time) STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a highly skilled music educator. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment. Experience in the elementary school setting and/or with elementary students, preferred.

Kindergarten Teacher STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a Highly Qualified, classroom teacher who possesses an Apprentice or Professional Tennessee Teaching License in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education. Qualified applicants must have a love for young children, passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment. Applicants must also be highly skilled in the following areas:

1. Classroom Management

2. Teaching children the foundational skills of reading—Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Sight Word Fluency, Comprehension, Oral and Written Language, etc.

3. Differentiating Instruction to accommodate all levels of learners

4. In-depth knowledge and skill in alignment of instruction to the Common Core Standards and Effective use of evidence-based strategies for Reading instruction

5. Evidence of skillful implementation of a balanced literacy program

6. Effective use of data to inform instruction

7. Experience with meeting the needs of ALL levels of students within a classroom setting and closing the learning gap with students performing below grade level 8. Highly skilled in student and parent relations

English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher (Part-time) STAR Academy Charter School is currently seeking a certified ELL teacher who is passionate about helping our English Language Learners become proficient in the English language and accessing their grade-level curriculum. Applicants must also be highly skilled in the following areas:  Administering diagnostic and state mandated assessments of English Language Learners.  Evaluating, determining goals for and tracking progress of individual English language learners, and communicating with faculty, students and families.  Maintaining ELL records.  Supporting students.  Providing direct ELL instruction to small groups of students and/or providing inclusion support for ELA classes containing ELL students, based on case load.  Working specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day on helping to access general education curriculum and build ELA skills.  Supporting student use of additional technology-enhanced learning tools to support ELL students’ language acquisition.  Advising teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for ELL students and sharing best practices to ensure high quality content instruction and learning is attained.

Teacher Assistant/Co-Teacher STAR Academy Charter School is currently seeking a Highly Qualified teacher assistant to assist the classroom teacher with monitoring student learning, administering academic interventions, and managing day-to-day classroom operations. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment. Experience with implementing Response to Intervention Programs and preparing students for state mandated tests is a “plus.” Associates Degree or Higher, preferred.

Substitute Teachers STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking skilled individuals to substitute teach during the 2015-2016 school year. A college degree and experience in the elementary school environment is preferred. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment. Retired certified teachers are urged to apply.

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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.

(EVERGREEN)

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.

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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 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 http://cp.mcafee.com/d/FZsS91MA82hJ5xxyXxEVuhd79ISyyyyM-C-UOrhhhhovjshhdCPpJnRlysGjxN6FASeIwyaTv8qaWYPrk7DxmXbHwGMMMg5i313hl4wyyWUMeost86PpISr01kC8R9MEH92tj4e00UrdECzAQsLf6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh.

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 ChurchHealthCenter.org.

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 churchhealthcenter.org/faithhealthseries.

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 churchhealthcenter.org/events.

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 http://cp.mcafee.com/d/FZsS86Qm66bK6zBV4QsCPqaaab3WrXz9J5555xZdN54SrdCRvlm9OFe74qCjoWO28HtYxEHHPdJguu5rIKK2H3310l8c4d5ki2abHz0VxNQwrdCPpIDeqR4IOAOfw0vFQVma_cwSxO-ccj9X6SEurdECzAQsLf6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh.