On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Connect Memphis will host The Preview, an evening social at the Fedex Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis in room 225 from 6-9 PM.
The event will serve as an introduction to what Connect Memphis does for the city and a sneak peek into what attendees would see at their January benefit: The Professional Connection.
They will be doing The Memphis Puzzle at 7pm, which will give insight into some great facts about our city. Representatives from local mentoring programs will also be on-hand to discuss mentoring in Memphis, as their benefit in January will raise funds for Memphis Grizzlies TEAM UP and Optimum Learning.
The event is FREE, but a suggested donation of $5 is encouraged. Learn more about the pieces that makes Memphis an amazing place to live!
To learn more, visit the Connect Memphis website here.
Although I typically try to share free networking events, this is one worth considering. The Memphis Business Journal is hosting their Book of Lists Bash. Tickets are $100, and dress is cocktail attire.
The event is on Thursday, January 30th from 7-9:30 PM at Opera Memphis. The night will feature live music by Party Planet, a blue-carpet champagne entrance, refreshing cocktails and delicious food prepared by local favorites Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Itta Bena | B.B. King’s Blues Club & Southward Fare & Libations.
Have fun and get down with Memphis’ most influential people!
Shelby Farms has a monthly volunteer activity that’s held on the first Saturday of every month. The next Whistle While You Work volunteer opportunity is coming up on Saturday, December 7th from 9 AM to NOON. This is a great, FREE opportunity to network.
Volunteers help repair trails around Shelby Farms Park and perform maintenance projects including mulch spreading, gardening, removing dead tree limbs, and removing privet. Most trail areas are open and wide. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will provide tools such as wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.
The Memphis Heritage organization is hosting a book signing. It will be held on Saturday, December 7th. The format is an open house from 10 AM to 5 PM at Howard Hall. Howard Hall is located at 2282 Madison Avenue at Edgewood.
The book is called Memphis Movie Theatres by Vincent Astor. Signed copies will be available at the event.
If you haven’t heard of Memphis Heritage, their mission is to educate and coordinate individuals and groups to save, improve, reuse, and maintain
architecturally and historically significant buildings, neighborhoods, parks, and cultural artifacts of Shelby County, Tennessee.