Giant whitetail news and more

If you’ve always wished you were more knowledgeable on the topic of hunting giant whitetail deer, today is your lucky day. 5 PM at Bass Pro at the Pyramid, Jimmy Sites from Spiritual Outdoor Adventures presents “A Unique Strategy for Hunting Giant Whitetail.” It’s part of the 10-day Waterfowl Expo happening at Bass Pro.

Also at 5 today, the Memphis Music Commission hosts a free “Rhythm, Reading and the River” concert on the promenade behind the Cossitt Library at Front and Monroe. The show is free and for all ages, kicking off with Mason Jar Fireflies, followed by The Passport.

The Grizzlies host the Oklahoma City Thunder this evening at 7 PM in a pre-season game.

Paul Thorn plays the New Daisy tonight at 8 as part of the New Daisy’s grand re-opening weekend.

Good Gourd is the theme of tomorrow’s Memphis Farmers Market, under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson from 7 AM to 1 PM. Gourds are the ornate, whimsical member of the cucumber family, and are great for decorating fall arrangements and displays. While there you can pick up some pumpkins and squash for the dinner table. Live music by Kris Acklen 8:30 to 10 and Savannah Long 11 to 12:30. Pet adoptions by Streetdog Foundation 9 to 12. There are only six markets left this season.

1700 acres of undeveloped farmland on the Arkansas side of I-55 will become the Delta River Regional Park, as reported by Action News 5. By next fall you’ll be able to bike across the Harahan Bridge to get there.

MATA has launched a smartphone app that will bring real-time bus data to riders. You will be able to see icons of the buses traveling along their routes, in the same way you can see an icon of a Lyft driver on the way to pick you up.

People continue to be fed up with the long hold times on Memphis 911.

From Wayfarer: The most common travel scams around the world. The infographic left a few Memphis scams out, including “hey mane I’ll see you this flower I picked from a public flower bed for about three dollars.”

That’s it for now. No definite plans for after work. Considering my usual spots in the core, a trip to South Main, possibly even another field trip to the Memphis Made taproom. Could be another post after work, so check back.