Saturday update: New way to get around Downtown

There’s a new way to get around Downtown. Fly Ryde Memphis will pick you up in one of their golf carts and transport you where you need to go. 901-474-5756 is the number to call. I have not used them yet but they are getting good reviews.

It’s time to Dig In at the Memphis Farmers Market today. It’s strawberry season and there are plenty of root vegetables and greens. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for selfies. Tag @mfmfarmersmkt on social media for your selfies with the bunny, and use the hashtag #bunnyselfie. Live music by Angela Cheslock 8:30-10:00 and Ryan Lee 11:00-12:30. The Market is under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM. It’s been windy for the first two Markets. Watch out for tumbleweave!

There will be a Day of Mindfulness Saturday, June 17 at Rhodes College presented by Magnolia Grove Monastery. With so many external stimuli in this modern world, it can be hard to find happiness. Mindfulness, returning to the present moment, can restore that happiness and inner peace. There will be mindfulness practices to improve the mind/body connection, including mindful breathing, eating, and walking. The practices are easy to learn and will have far-reaching effects on your health and well-being. I have a friend who went to this (or a similar event) last year and said she really got a lot out of it.

It’s the first fireworks night at the Redbirds. First pitch is at 6:35, with fireworks after the game. It’s Jackie Robinson Night with all Redbirds wearing number 42, and also a celebration of the 13 schoolchildren who integrated Memphis schools in 1961. The 1-900 Band will perform on the plaza prior to the game.

By the way, the Redbirds have their first weekday day game Monday, with first pitch at 11:05 AM.

The Rocky Patel Cigar Festival happens today outside Havana Mix, 250 Peabody Place, from 2 to 9 PM. The event will raise funds for charity The First Tee.

Special Ghost River beer for Easter weekend:

I imagine this will be a little better than the beer that resulted when B-RAD floated a marshmallow Peep in my beer two Easters ago, creating the first PeepBR.

Service industry friends: Two positions are open at one of the best places to work Downtown, Bardog Tavern. They are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and professional server to work Thursday lunch, Friday lunch, and Sunday dinner. There will also be a possibility to pick up other shifts. You need to be at least 21 and have a current ABC card. Apply 2-4 PM Monday-Thursday, and you’re encouraged to bring a copy of a current resume.

Bardog is also looking for an experienced delivery driver. There would be no long hauls, because Bardog only delivers to the 38103 zip code. You need to have a valid drivers license and be current on your car insurance. As with the server job, apply 2-4 PM Monday-Thursday. Hours are flexible.

Good website to bookmark: Is Trump at Mar-a-Lago?

Time to get this morning started! First two stops are going to be the Memphis Farmers Market and then over to Clarence’s bar at Earnestine & Hazel’s. That’s how it’s going to be every Saturday through October 28, even during BBQ Fest. Bardog, I haven’t forgotten about you, just will be showing up a little later in the day for a while. We’re getting our May weather in April, clearing the way for the 59 degrees and torrential rain that will surely come around for Music Fest and BBQ Fest. That’ll do it for now. Let’s go play outside!