Thursday update #2

Kooky Canuck will be serving Canadian Thanksgiving dinner this coming Monday, October 9. Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving a month and a half earlier than Americans, but the fare is much the same – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, potatoes. If you don’t feel like waiting for November to get your turkey on, you don’t have to.

There will be a celebration of the opening of the Downtown section of the Wolf River Greenway Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM where the Wolf River meets the Mississippi. The Greenway, when complete, will be 23 miles of trail for non-motorized transportation connecting Downtown, the neighborhoods of north central Memphis, Shelby Farms, Germantown and Collierville.

There will be lots going on at the Wolf River Greenway celebration. Historian Jimmy Ogle will lead tours at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30. There will be two free yoga sessions – 10 AM yoga with Laurie Allen Hedges of Evergreen Yoga, and a 1 PM hip-hop yoga session with Kandace Stewart of Your Inner Yogi. There will also be a stroller strides class, remarks from officials, chalk art by MCA students, beer by the TapBox, Amurica photo booth, food trucks, and more.

Loflin (Grave)Yard will happen at Loflin Yard (well, duh) Saturday, October 28 from noon to midnight. No cover, spooky specials, DJ in the Coach House, costume contest at 9. Bring a decorated Jack-O-Loflin to the Yard by the 28th and get a spooky treat.

Seen on Twitter this morning: “Bitch, is your name Bellhop, because you sure come with a lot of baggage.” LOL!

The FedExForum floor is being iced down to make way for Disney on Ice performances this weekend.

TDOT will close the two inner lanes of I-40 between Second and Third Friday 8 PM to Monday 5 PM for bridge deck repairs, as reported by @MEMtraffic.

RAWK ‘n GRUB food truck is bringing lunch back 11 AM-2 PM at CANVAS, 1737 Madison, beginning next Tuesday, October 10.

That’s it for now. A few more hours at work then out to happy hour at the Silly Goose. Back tomorrow with more.