Friday update

A new event is coming to Tom Lee Park in October. The organizers of Delta Fair want to bring something similar to our side of town, so the first-ever Riverfront Fair & Festival will happen October 7-9. It will be family-friendly with a Ferris wheel and other carnival rides, as well as carnival games and food.

Food Truck Fridays are returning to the FedExForum in June. Here’s a list of dates and what trucks will be there.

In a previous post I wrote about all the things happening at the Friday, June 3 Redbirds game, most of which are related to the upcoming St. Jude Classic golf tournament. I have since learned that there is one more giveaway at that event which is not tournament related – first 1500 fans in the gate get a replica 1946 St. Louis Cardinals World Series ring.

Do you want to help develop and promote Downtown Memphis? The DMC has two positions open – a Planning and Development Analyst, and a Development Coordinator.

Volunteer opportunity: Pack produce bags for Bring It Food Hub, a nonprofit that serves lower-income Memphians and those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle. You can sign up for as many hours as you like anytime between now and November 17, Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-2 PM. Of course, given my love for fresh produce, it is killing me that I can’t sign up for a bunch of shifts, but thanks to BBQ Fest I am short on vacation time at work. Bring It is at 694 Madison in The Edge.

Felicia Suzanne’s will be closed for lunch and dinner today (Friday, May 27) for a private event.

A burglar wearing a tube top has been stealing purses, jewelry, and perfume in Cape Coral, Florida. Hey, now! She can come burglarize my apartment anytime! Preferably when I’m home!

Starting Saturday, June 11, the World Food Championships will be shown on Destination America. Watch and you may catch a glimpse of local Memphis team The Fabulous Burger Boys who qualified for the event at Best Memphis Burger Fest last October.

Another team on TV: Life in Memphis Episode 1 featuring BBQ Fest is on YouTube, featuring our friends from Squeal Street BBQ.

WEEKEND! Office closed at noon. First stop is Bardog then to South Main for Trolley Night.