Memphis Volunteer Week to happen April 24-30 and more Tuesday news

Get ready for Memphis Volunteer Week, by Volunteer Odyssey, April 24-30. Each day of the week there will be a different volunteer opportunity in which you can take part. These include

  • Creating flower bouquets for seniors
  • Teaching kids about plants of the world
  • Prepping burritos for hungry people
  • Reading to the kids at St. Jude (Spanish speaker a plus)
  • Pop-up volunteer party with some projects as short as 60 seconds
  • Beautifying a neighborhood
  • Sharing dessert with homeless families

If none of those work for you, they can also help you become a trail scout at Shelby Farms or a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels. More information on all the volunteer opportunities that week here.

Between now and Easter, look for special Ghost River 901Rocks placed on the Main Street Mall starting at the north end and making their way south to the brewery at Main and Crump. One rock will be placed each day and a hint posted to Instagram. If you find one, it can be redeemed for a free pint at the brewery taproom’s big Easter celebration on the 16th.

Legendary Memphis musician Bobby “Blue” Bland will get his own statue in Downtown Memphis, at the corner of South Main and MLK Jr. Avenue.

The Redbirds are looking for people who want to be a part of Team Rockey for 2017. Team Rockey entertains the crowd during Redbirds games, leading cheers from the top of the dugout, setting up and executing in-game promotions, that kind of thing. You need to be comfortable leading large crowds, but also with interacting with fans one-on-one to give them a great customer service experience.

So, Downtowners… this Saturday, April 8 you could get in an Uber and spend money to ride out to a touristy crawfish festival in another part of town. You could stand in long lines and pay inflated prices for not only crawfish but beer as well. Or… you could come to Crawfish Boil #5 at Max’s Sports Bar. Two pounds of crawfish for $10 and you get corn, taters, and sausage with your order. Beer prices are very reasonable too. May I recommend the PBR for the low price of $2.50 a pint? I have to be in South Main for the Farmers Market anyway, so I think I just might have to stop by. First batch of ‘bugs comes off around 12:30.

You have one more chance this season to do yoga on the Grizzlies’ main court. The class will happen Sunday, April 9 at 12:30 PM. This special ticket gets you not only an instructed yoga class, but a ticket to the 5 PM Grizzlies-Pistons game and a Methodist Healthcare branded yoga mat. $5 of the purchase price of each ticket will be donated to the Methodist Healthcare Foundation. YOGA!

New to Tart’s Downtown location in One Commerce Square is this duck and bacon bahn mi panini.

Wiseacre has told the city they are not positioned to move into the Mid-South Coliseum at this time. This does not mean that Wiseacre won’t eventually move in. However, their exclusive period to sign a lease has ended.

There’s a Tight Pants Party at Loflin Yard Friday, April 14 10 PM-until. DJs Superman, Witnesse, and Loudersoft present ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s synth-pop, disco, and boogie with disco video and real turntables.

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