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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.

(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 secondSaturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturdaycourse. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

(EVERGREEN)

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.

 

(EVERGREEN)

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.

(EVERGREEN)

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.

(EVERGREEN)

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.

(EVERGREEN)

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 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.

(EVERGREEN)

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.

(EVERGREEN)

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, call 901-726-4104 or visit www.stjohnsmidtown.org.

The Church Health Center hosts a Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday June 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.

Rock for Love, the Church Health Center’s annual concert benefit, is Sept. 3 – 6, 2015! The weekend will officially kick off on Sept. 4 with a family-friendly Crosstown Block Party featuring music, food trucks, face painting, a dunk tank, and much, much more. The festivities continue on Saturday at Lafayette’s Music Room with music from Memphis Ukelele Band, Deering & Down, and Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage. The weekend closes out on Sunday with the North Mississippi All-Stars at the Levitt Shell. Log on to rockforlove.org for complete details on locations, times, and entertainment for this FREE event!

Get moving this fall! The Church Health Center will host an Urban Fusion Dance Workshop at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Open to ages 10 and up, this workshop is an eclectic, expressive, and energetic class where you’ll learn a hip-hop dance with a feel-good vibe from award-winning dance instructor Jaukeem Balcom. Cost is $5 for Church Health Center Wellness members and $10 for community participants. Please wear shirts with sleeves and modest, loose-fitting attire. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 701-2241 to register.

The Church Health Center invites you to the grand opening of our new community acupuncture clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1115 Union Ave. Fees are based on a sliding scale of $25-$50 per treatment. You decide what you pay; no proof of income required, no questions asked. Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing. Please wear loose clothes and be prepared to remove your socks and shoes. Contact Butch Odom at odomb@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 259-4673, ext. 2109 with any questions.

Treat yourself to a time of renewal for your body, mind, and spirit at the Church Health Center’s Restorative Bodywork Workshop! The workshop will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Experience relaxation techniques like yoga nidra, body rolling, and gentle stretching with the guidance of Kimberly Baker. Cost is $5 for Church Health Center Wellness members and $10 for community participants. Please wear shirts with sleeves and modest, loose-fitting attire. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or (901) 701-2241 to register.

We all want the best for the men in our lives. Together with the American Cancer Society, the Church Health Center will host “What Women Need to Know About Men’s Health: A Workshop” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26at 1115 Union Ave. We’ll give you the tools to support the man in your life on his journey toward health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-261-8833 or email fco@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.

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Computer Systems Analyst and Manager of Wellness. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 13, 2015 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com or https://va-csm.symplicity.com. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted.Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, HR Manager at the email listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Veterans/Disability

MINACT is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Position Closing Date:  July 13, 2015

Computer System Analyst/Trainer

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide software and network support, training and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Corel, Microsoft, and Novell products.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related area and one year of relevant work experience. Network certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

OR

An Associate Degree in Computer Science or a related area and two years of relevant work experience. Network Certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires special technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software and network support for multiple users.
  • Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, networking and accessory equipment.
  • Must have advanced personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, DOS and Windows skills.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble personal computer components, including cabling.
  • Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:  A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Off

Interested internal applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Manager of Wellness Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans, implements and controls the Center’s Health Services Program including Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Sickle Cell and Optometric care.  Coordinates the professional staff services, including the physician, dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, mental health consultant and optometrist.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three years experience in a hospital, physician’s office or public health setting with one year long term health care experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong working knowledge of data processing and computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Effective organization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Classroom instruction and Curriculum Development;
  • Must be confidential

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:    Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45am-

4:45 pm

7:45am-4:45 pm 10:00 am – 7:00pm 7:45am-4:45 pm 7:45am-4:45 pm Off

Interested Applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

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

LightenUPSeries

Building a Healthier Memphis:  A Series on Wellness in the Ninth District

The Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes in Memphis

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Church Health Center Wellness / 1115 Union Ave.

(Community Rooms A & B)

Moderated by Dr. Ken Robinson and Dr. Scott Morris

  • Dr. Lisa Klesges, Ph.D. – Dean of U of M School of Health
  • Dr. Jacqueline Miller, MD – Medical Director for CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Ph.D. – UTHSC co-director of the Research Center for Health Disparities, Equity and the Exposome
  • Dr. Linda Moses-Simmons, MD – practicing OBGYN, faculty at UTHSC
  • Dr. Barbara Davis – breast cancer survivor, co-founder of STAARS (Surviving, Thriving, African Americans Rallying Support) breast cancer support group

Parking is available at Methodist Hospital Lot #3, located at Pasadena and Eastmoreland.