Wednesday update

Golf and dogs at the Yard… Loflin Yard is hosting a mini-golf tournament on Sunday, June 11 to benefit the Memphis Humane Society. It’s sponsored by Yazoo. $80 per foursome includes entry fee, team shirts, and 2 drink tickets. Come on out, play some golf, drink some beer, and pet some dogs.

Ghost River is celebrating its first canned beer release Thursday with a Grindhouse Can Release Party. “Grab your 6-pack for the long weekend,” they tweeted. I have a feeling there are quite a few Downtowners who need more than one 6-pack for a long weekend.

If you don’t have plans for Memorial Day weekend yet, might want to put some baseball on the calendar. The Redbirds are planning three big nights. Things kick off Saturday (first pitch 6:35) with Star Wars Night. They will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie release with specialty jerseys, which will be auctioned to benefit Pitch In For Baseball. There will be characters from the movie, including Darth Vader. There will be fireworks following the game.

There will also be fireworks following Sunday’s game (first pitch 6:35). The ZOOperstars!, a show featuring inflatable characters with hilarious names, will perform. The performance has synchronized dance, acrobatics, tricks, and comedy. There will be a special ticket that includes a 90-minute Stadium Menu buffet, with burgers, dogs, chips, cookies, Coke products, and bottled water. The specialty ticket is $20 for a Field Box seat and $23 for a Dugout seat.

The ZOOperstars! return for Monday’s game (first pitch 12:05). The Stadium Menu buffet will again be available. The Redbirds will show names of those who died protecting our freedom on the video board. Submit the name of a friend or family member here.

There’s a Manager, Marketing Engagement position open with the Grizzlies.

Discussions are under way about bringing back the Memphis Tigers-Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball games for a home-and-home or possibly a home-and-Little Rock. I would love to see this happen. The 1990s-2000s series produced some great basketball before being discontinued by John Calipari in 2003.

By the way, I rooted for Arkansas in the 1990s games. I would be rooting for Memphis today. This is my home.

The Belz Museum will have a free showing of Slumdog Millionaire at 12:30 and 2:45 this Saturday, May 27. Note to parents: This movie is rated R.

That’s it. Off to work. Possibly back at lunchtime with more news.