Finally, some good news: Ice rink, a hootenanny, Oreo candy bars and more

Very, very cool news to start off this post: An ice rink is coming to Downtown Memphis. It will be at Mississippi River Park, the park at Riverside and Jefferson formerly known as Confederate Park. It will open next month and could stay open as late as Valentine’s Day. The rink is part of a national initiative called Reimagining the Civic Commons.

Off work on Friday and with no plans until 7 PM, I had been trying to decide what to do with my day. Yesterday afternoon a new option came across my radar.

There’s a hootenanny!

It’s the Medical District’s district-wide fall hootenanny from 11 AM to 2 PM Friday, November 18 at 799 Madison, which appears to be the Health Sciences Park. There will be food trucks, games, and live music by the Bluff City Backsliders. You know, in my entire life I have never been to a hootenanny. Maybe I should go!

More good news:

Memphis Animal Services is holding a New Volunteer Orientation at its office at 2350 Appling City Cove on Saturday, November 19 from 10 to noon. Learn about opportunities to help the homeless animals of Memphis. Per city policy, volunteers must be at least 18.

I see I’m not the only one ranting about turn signals. David Waters of the CA is too.

That’s it for now. Fairly short post but the ice rink story alone warrants it. I may be back at lunchtime with more.