As most of you probably know by now, Widespread Panic is playing the Mud Island Amphitheater Saturday night at 8. SweetWater Brewing is hosting an official WSP after-party at Alfred’s that night. The Backup Planet will perform and you will have a chance to win a kayak.
Crop Hop 5K benefiting the Memphis Farmers Market is coming up this Friday, and race packets are ready! You can pick them up at Bedrock Eats & Sweets at the corner of Main and Vance Thursday from 5 to 7. If you haven’t signed up for Crop Hop 5K yet, it’s not too late to register!
Seeing Red headlines Thursday’s Peabody rooftop party. $10 to get in or $150 VIP season pass, first 200 ladies free. Admission includes a buffet of catfish nuggets with tartar sauce and mini pretzels. If you’re in VIP you get a second buffet of carved Jack Daniel’s glazed tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and watermelon wedges. Red passionfruit margaritas and Backwoods blackberry moonshine will be the drink specials.
I don’t know if anyone who attended the Streetdog Foundation fundraiser this past Sunday reads this blog, but if they do and they didn’t spend all their money on donations there, MakeUseOf has news of an electronic gadget for your dog. CleverPet (you’ll have to scroll down a bit on the page to get to it) is a device that is perfect for people whose dogs are home alone while they are at work all day. It lets you engage your dog remotely, offering puzzles dogs can solve for treats.
Free stuff alert: There’s a good giveaway at AutoZone Park Saturday night. The first 1500 fans in the gate get a Redbirds beach towel.
Did you know MIFA has a Senior Companion program for which you can volunteer? Visiting seniors keeps them active longer and in their own homes longer.
Bruce V from the Flyer had a great tweet about Trump supporters:
I think this Trump supporter in the blue wig pretty much capsulizes the Donald’s base. pic.twitter.com/b2Zi1zgr1o
— Bruce VanWyngarden (@sylamore1) June 14, 2016
MyHQ is hosting another free yoga class at Memphis Park (formerly Confederate Park) Wednesday, June 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM. There will be a wine tasting after the class. If you have your own mat, you are encouraged to bring it. Free parking for the first 40 to sign up.
Off to work. I hope the mouse that moved into my cubicle yesterday has moved on to greener pastures. Possibly another post at lunch or after work.