Mon update: Rally for the Park, Central BBQ pint night, Mix-Odyssey, Bayless traded, Salty Dogs run/Bardog

There will be a Rally for AutoZone Park tomorrow at noon. Participants will meet at the park and march down Main Street Mall to show public support for the city purchasing the ballpark and keeping the Redbirds in Memphis. You’re invited to wear red and join the rally. There will be hot dogs, sodas, hot chocolate and more at the Park. Redbirds baseball caps, and other fan gear will be distributed to as many people as possible along with red sock caps to keep your head warm.

Can’t be there? Here are other ways to show your support:

*Share the message via social media using the hashtag

*Sign the petition:

*Print the poster and bring it with you to the rally, or hang
it in your window.

*Email your city council members:

Central BBQ’s Downtown location and Memphis Made Brewing will host a special pint night Thursday. There will be $3 pints of Reverberation and Fireside Ninja for sale. There will also be free snacks and apps at the bar. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Volunteer Odyssey is hosting its first fundraiser of the year on Sunday, February 9 from 2-5 PM at Jack Robinson Gallery. It will be called Mix-Odyssey and will feature the talents of several local mixologists, both hobbyists and pros. Highlights:
– Sample high-end cocktails from seven mixologists
– Music by award-winning Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker
– Hosted by Action News 5’s Lauren Squires
– Light appetizers provided
– Vote for crowd favorite
– Panel of “celebrity” guest judges

You can buy tickets here. Volunteer Odyssey, in case you haven’t heard of it, provides a way for Memphians to volunteer for a variety of nonprofit organizations and then blog about their experience.

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Grizzlies have reached an agreement to send Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics. We’ll get Courtney Lee in return.

I mentioned the Salty Dogs run happening tonight. They’re meeting in the alley next to Bardog (Scratchy’s Alley) at 7 rather than in the bar itself, because Bardog is closed through Wednesday for renovations.

BCS National Championship is tonight at 7:30 on ESPN. I’ll be out at one of my favorite bars to watch the game. Right now, I am getting back to work. Having a very productive Monday. Everyone stay warm tonight!