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April 2015

Come discover the secrets of a swamp on this canoe trip around Eagle Lake. This 1.5-hour float is an easy paddle and you may even see a few of the resident bald eagles. Trips at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m....

Cost: $10/canoe or $5/a seat

Where:
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
910 Riddick Road
Millington, TN  38053
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African-American professionals gather to discuss ways parents can help young men know how to respond when pulled over by police. Discussion includes a historic perspective and how to combat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Golden United Methodist Church
4028 Neely Road
Memphis, TN  38109
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The festival will transform the Water Tower on Broad Avenue into a mini marketplace filled with healthy food vendors, music, art, and wellness businesses. Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday from 10...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Broad Avenue Arts District
Broad Avenue/Sam Cooper Boulevard between Hollywood and the railroad tracks
Memphis, TN  38112
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The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Church Health Center Child Life presents this workshop to help enhance parental involvement in different aspects of children's lives. To pre-register, contact Carrie Beard at...

Cost: Free. Register by April 6.

Where:
Church Health Center Wellness
1115 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
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The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Parent-child workshop designed for toddlers features story time, art, and snack. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250 to pre-register/pre-pay noon the day before the class

Cost: $8

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Celebrate the special day playing the Ha-Ha game! Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Group meets Tuesdays in the Women's & Children's Pavilion Classroom 2. For details, call 516-6907.

Cost: Free

Where:
Women's and Children's Pavilion @ Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN  38138
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

More information

An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

More information

In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

More information

An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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Celebrates Shelby County School students with diverse abilities.  The festival features workshops of "make and take" arts & crafts, demos, exhibits of artwork and performances by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hope Presbyterian Church
8500 Walnut Grove Rd
Cordova, TN  38018
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Universal Parenting Places (UPPs) are judgment-free zones where parents can receive professional counseling, information, and emotional support for family-related issues. Two UPPs open at Baptist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and Knowledge Quest
Memphis, TN

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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

More information

An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

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Celebrates Shelby County School students with diverse abilities.  The festival features workshops of "make and take" arts & crafts, demos, exhibits of artwork and performances by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hope Presbyterian Church
8500 Walnut Grove Rd
Cordova, TN  38018
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Guide available for short tram tours providing environmental tips and fun facts about the garden. Visit http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4100.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Join for stories, songs, and crafts with different themes each Friday. April 10: Rain. April 17: Picnic. Visit http://www.colliervillemuseum.org or call 457-2650

Cost: Free

Where:
Morton Museum of Collierville History
196 N. Main Street
Collierville, TN  38017
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Enjoy lunch from favorite Memphis food trucks on the beautiful Dixon grounds. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: Prices vary.

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Features food, an art sale, and live music. Benefits the Church Health Center. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.churchhealthcenter.org

Cost: $35.

Where:
The Shops of DCI
776 E. Brookhaven Circle
Memphis, TN  38117
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The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

More information

An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

Ballet Memphis joins Memphis Symphony Orchestra in presenting this classic tale in its entirety for the first time in 15 years. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $7-$72. Group discounts available.

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
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The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

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Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man in this family musical. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2:30 & 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $20/adult $15/child.

Where:
The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN  38017
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Bring the kids to the Junior League of Memphis table, where children prepare a healthy snack, learn about fun ways to exercise, and get tips on living a healthy, happy life. Meets on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Memphis Farmers Market
G.E. Patterson and South Front Street
Me, TN  38103
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The theme for the 5th annual youth health and wellness conference is CHOICES: Choose Healthy Options Inspire Change Execute Success. Register at http://nobabyshower2015.eventbrite.com or call...

Cost: Registration required.

Where:
Wooddale High School
5151 Scottsdale Ave
Memphis, TN  38118
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The First Annual Collierville Spring Festival features a 5K, entertainment, a craft fair, a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, live and silent auction, and food. For details, go to...

Cost: Admission is free

Where:
Incarnation Catholic Church
360 Bray Station
Collierville, TN  38017
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Contact Name: Debbie Zinser
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Activities include family art, dance, nutrition, photo booth, food trucks, games, giveaways, live DJ and more. For details, call 701-2239

Cost: Free

Where:
Church Health Center
1210 Peabody Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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The family-friendly event includes a canoe and kayak race on the Wolf River Harbor in addition to a wacky boat race and a rubber duck race in the pond on school campus. Also features live music,...

Cost: Free to attend. Canoe and kayak race participation: $25

Where:
The Maria Montessori School
740 Harbor Bend Road
Memphis, TN  38103
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Watch art happen as local artists demonstrate their craft and make your own art at stations inside and outside of the museum. Visit http://www.colliervillemuseum.org or call 457-2650.

Cost: Free

Where:
Morton Museum of Collierville History
196 N. Main Street
Collierville, TN  38017
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CrossFit SOPO Germantown invites families to attend the Community Workout and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. We want to show you how CrossFit can make a difference in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CrossFit SOPO Germantown
3100 Village Shops Drive
Suite 18
Germantown, TN  38138
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Sponsor: CrossFit SOPO Germantown
Telephone: 901-461-7175
Contact Name: Meghan Heimke
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Worldwide event in which cloth diapers are changed at the same time and the goal is to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. Also includes a small business expo...

Cost: Free. Pre-registration required.

Where:
Cordova Community Center
1017 N. Sanga Rd
Cordova, TN  38018
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This is a free family-friendly event showcasing the books of over 40 authors with live music, children & teen activities, cooking demos, author talks, food trucks, and book...

Cost: Free

Where:
Benjamin L Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN  38111
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A hula hoop class for children ages 6 and up. Kids learn fun new moves, get a healthy dose of movement, and play! Hoops provided at the studio. For details, go to...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Co-Motion Studio
416 N Cleveland
Memphis, TN  38104
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Sponsor: Co-Motion Studio
Telephone: 901-316-7733
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Join the Rhodes College Kinney Program for our 18th Annual Rites to Play Children's Carnival! "A Day of Dr. Seuss" features food, train rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN  38112
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Sponsor: Rhodes College Kinney Program
Telephone: 510-282-9436
Contact Name: Taylor Sieben
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

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Special family event features door prizes, giveaways, and a fundraiser benefiting the American Red Cross. For details, go to http://www.malco.com. or contact theatre manager Jimmy Washington at...

Cost: Tickets go on sale April 15.

Where:
Malco Forest Hill Cinema
3180 Village Shops Drive
Germantown, TN  38138
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Here ye, and ahoy! Wolfchase Galleria invites all the little pirates and princesses to join fellow royalty and buccaneers for the Simon Kidgits Club’s annual “Pirate and Princess...

Cost: FREE for Kidgits Club members; $5 to sign-up for annual membership

Where:
Wolfchase Galleria
2760 N. Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN  38133
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Sponsor: Wolfchase Galleria
Telephone: (901) 372-9409
Contact Name: Guest Services
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YMCA of Memphis & MidSouth launches this pilot healthy store as part of Healthy Convenience Store Initiative (HCSI). Opening ceremony includes food demos in English and Spanish, tastings, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
El Amigo Supermarket
987 Berclair Rd
Memphis, TN  38122
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A reception hosted by the Brooks Teen Program celebrates the release of zine and short videos inspired by artworks in the museum's permanent collection. Activities, refreshments, impromptu teen...

Cost: Free admission for teens.

Where:
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Catch Ratatouille in 2D at the IMAX theatre on Saturdays in April. Also showing on Good Friday, April 3rd at 4 p.m. For details, go to http://www.memphismuseums.org/cti_3d-events_programs/

Cost: $9/adult. $7/child ages 3-12.

Where:
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38111
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

Three minutes is all it takes to make a difference. Choose the location, team, day, and time and start cleaning up to bring a little more beauty to the Bluff City! Register online at...

Cost: Free.

Where:
At various locations
Memphis, TN

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Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man in this family musical. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2:30 & 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $20/adult $15/child.

Where:
The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

More information

An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

Ballet Memphis joins Memphis Symphony Orchestra in presenting this classic tale in its entirety for the first time in 15 years. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $7-$72. Group discounts available.

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
View map »

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Greg Touliatos teaches this seminar covering plant basics. 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. For details, go to http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com or call 323-0031.

Cost: Free

Where:
Urban Earth Garden Center
80 Flicker Street
Memphis, TN  38104
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The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

More information

Roudnev Youth Ballet performs Sleeping Beauty set to the original score of Tchaikovsky and then moves on to Bihler's choreographic work of Overthrown. 2 & 6 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $10. Reservations.

Where:
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN  38117
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The theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library". The week includes author visit on April 12th at 1:30 p.m. career exploration day on April 13th at 5 p.m. and patron appreciation day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch Library
901 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

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