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TPC Southwind, 3301 Club at Southwind, Memphis, TN 38125, USA

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The World Golf Championships consistently attract the most elite and global fields of the year, with 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking teeing it up in the series of four annual events. This is the first year Memphis will be hosting a World Golf Championships event and is expected to welcome one of the strongest fields in golf.

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Things To Do In Memphis: Vegan Food and Drink Festival

by Melissa Thompson


​Taste of Memphis Vegan Food and Drink Festival promotes healthy living, eating green and highlights the best vegan eats and drinks in the MidSouth and beyond. This is the perfect event to explore the infinite possibilities.

The amazing vendors from this event specialize in a wide array of culinary genres, soul food, comfort food, African food, Indian food, Asian food, raw foods, super foods, electric foods, herbal teas, juices, smoothies, desserts, ice cream and SO much more!

You don’t want to miss this! Your taste buds are going to jump for joy!

Saturday, July 20th 2019
11AM – 7PM

Cook’s Lane 
4249 N Watkins, Memphis

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Things To Do In Memphis: Independence Day 2019

by Melissa Thompson


Central Gardens 4th of July Parade

1400 block of Carr Ave. between Rozelle and Willett
10 a.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Join in a 30-plus year tradition of celebrating America in Midtown during the Central Gardens 4th of July parade. To be considered for the costume contest (for kids, pets, or vehicles) gather at the corner of Rozelle and Carr at 9 a.m. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones and drinks for all.
 

Southaven July 4th Fireworks Celebration*
Snowden Grove Amphitheater
9 p.m., free

Head just across the state line to Southaven, Mississippi for the annual Independence Day celebration. Guests are welcome to bring picnics and coolers.
 

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza*
Municipal Park
5 p.m.- 10:30 p.m., free

Head out to Municipal Park for your Germantown Fourth of July experience. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be moon bounces, games, live music and food trucks. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.
 

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Getaway
July 4 - 7, Tickets $25 for individual concert to $500 VIP package

Fourth of July fun for all ages, featuring Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll, fireworks, BBQ, movies and NASCAR.
 

20th Annual Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks & Festival*
Olive Branch City Park
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., free

The annual Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration is a picnic-friendly party with fireworks at 9:15 p.m, plus live music from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., food, vendors, and a Kids Zone. Gates open 4 p.m. Arrive early, as the park has limited capacity.
 

Hernando Independence Day Fireworks*
Hernando Civic Center
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Head to Hernando Civic Center ball fields with your blankets and chairs for an evening of live music and fireworks after dark.
 

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular*
Mud Island River Park
6 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly

Mud Island River Park will host a fireworks spectacular with free kids games and rides, live music, food, drinks and activities. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9.15 p.m.. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics. 

By: memphistravel.com

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Things To Do In Memphis: Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K

by Melissa Thompson


Wed Jul 3rd 7:00pm - 9:30pm 

Memphis Botanic Garden  

THINGS TO EXPECT AT THE 2019 MEMPHIS STARS AND STRIPES 5K
- Awesome Live Music
- Great Summer Time Post Race Food
- Picnic setting for post race entertainment
- Final Race of the 2019 M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health (Finishers get your Finisher Medals)

THE RACE WILL CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND ITS READY SHELBY PROGRAM AND HONOR OUR LOCAL HEROES INCLUDING MILITARY, FIRE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

This is the finale race in the M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health

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Things To Do In Memphis: Cemetery Cinema

by Melissa Thompson


Elmwood's Cemetery Cinema offers visitors a chance to enjoy the beauty of the cemetery with a fun, unique film series. Cemetery Cinema takes place as the final light of the day washes away, and our show times are based on the setting of the sun. Films are projected onto the roof of the historic 1852 Cottage, a National Register Landmark since 1978.

All films are shown outdoors, so we encourage weather-appropriate attire. Guests should bring lawnchairs and coolers are welcome. Food truck wares and other libations are offered for sale.

A limited quantity of tickets are offered for sale for Cemetery Cinema events.

Elmwood Cemetery is excited to announce the following screening:

Friday, June 21st (rain date June 23rd), 8:45 pm - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Parking will take place outside of the cemetery on Dudley Street. Security will be made available on Dudley Street for the duration of these events.

Please note the following:

Cemetery Cinema admissions are non-refundable past the day before the event. These special events raise funds for the maintenance of the cemetery, and rain dates are chosen in advance of each showing. Admission will be only honored for the title for which admission was originally purchased.

Children ages 12 and younger are not permitted at Cemetery Cinema events. Parents, hire a sitter and enjoy a date night! Pets will not be admitted at Cemetery Cinema events.

Tickets are not issued for these events; your Event Brite receipt will act as your only receipt. Please print the receipt or save it on your phone. Your name will be on a list at the admission point.

Proceeds from Cemetery Cinema events support the maintenance of the cemetery grounds.

Generously sponsored by Gant Systems

By and photo credit: http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/events/elmwood-cemetery-cinema/

Things To Do In Memphis: Craft Food and Wine Festival

by Melissa Thompson


A celebration of culinary delight! A festival of breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils and more that are made by skilled craftworkers, known as food artisans.

The Festival will be held on June 23rd, 2019. The Festival is comprised of two Tasting Sessions. Each Tasting Session runs for 2 hours. Tasting Sessions start at 4:00PM and 6:30PM. You will be given a small tasting board and wine glass upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on this board while food artisans and local restaurants describe the item being showcased. 

Tickets are available online. Tickets range from $60 - $115 + taxes and fees. 

What does your ticket include?
Your ticket price includes tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider. Best of all -- Craft Food and Wine Festival benefits Church Health-- so you will be enjoying your favorite craft foods and beverages for a great cause!

We are doing our part to make a more sustainable Memphis by making our Event Zero Waste.

Columns at One Commerce Square
​40 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103
​901-552-4732

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Staying Physically and Mentally Fit as an Empty Nester

by Melissa Thompson


Photo Credit: 55places.com

Studies show that staying mentally and physically active in your senior years is vital to your overall well-being.  Socializing also has a positive impact on your health as you age. Adopting healthy habits and behaviors and staying involved in the community will contribute to your ability to live a full and meaningful life. There is no better place for seniors to stay active, both mentally and physically, than an Active Adult Community!  With a community of peers that are in the same stage of life as you, you will be able to find many people with common interests and goals.  And built in activities will make it easy for you to participate and meet people.  Here are some of the most popular activities offered in 55+ Communities in the Memphis area:

Swimming: Some communities include swimming pools. Swimming is a great, low impact way to stay physically fit, while also getting fresh air and a healthy dose of vitamin D.  The swimming pool is also a fun place to socialize and cool off on hot summer days!

Exercise Rooms: No need to join a gym elsewhere because most 55+ communities have their own exercise rooms available to residents. Get your heart pumping on the stationary bike or treadmill, lift some weights to maintain strength, or take a yoga class for relaxation.

Multi-Purpose Rooms: Keep your mind sharp by meeting up with fellow neighbors to play card games are to do arts & crafts in the multi-purpose room.  Some communities will offer classes; remember, you are never too old to learn something new!


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Walking & Biking Trails: When the weather is nice, no need to stay indoors to exercise. Take advantage of beautiful walking and biking trails that many communities offer.

If you have recently become an “empty nester” and you or your partner are 55 or older, an active adult community might be just the place for you to start fresh. Melissa Thompson is an experienced, professional Realtor who can help you get the best price possible on the sale of your current home so that you can join in the fun of living in a 55+ community!  Give her a call today at 901-729-9526!

Things To Do In Memphis: Fringe Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Voices of the South presents The Memphis FRINGE Festival - 50 Shows over TWO WEEKENDS!

June 7 – 9, 2019 & June 13 – 15, 2019

The McCoy Theatre on the Rhodes College Campus

Tickets: $10/Show OR $100 Festival Pass

The mission of Voices of the South as a theatre company is to create, produce, and perform unique theatre from diverse Southern perspectives.
 

DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE

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Buying New Construction in a 55+ Active Adult Community

by Melissa Thompson


While the real estate market in general is starting to cool off, demand for homes in “retirement” communities is continuing to rise.  High prices, decreasing inventory, long waiting lists, and buyer lotteries are all signs that homes in these communities are very popular with the 55+ crowd.  And ever since the Baby Boom Generation started hitting retirement age a few years ago, the number of buyers in this age range has grown and will continue to do so over the next decade at which point the number of retiree households will grow by about 10 million.

What this means for people looking to buy a home in a 55+ active adult community is that there may be a shortage of homes available.  Some builders are even resorting to holding lotteries when they can’t keep up with buyer demand. Instead of bidding wars, they simply choose names out of a hat and if your name isn’t chosen, well, you are out of luck.

This may not sound like good news to you if you are thinking of buying your “retirement” home soon.  But because of demand, there are new communities popping up everywhere.  And one key to successfully purchasing new construction in one of these communities is to have a professional Realtor on your side. While new construction sites have Realtors to show you the community and home models, it’s important to remember who that Realtor is working for.  He or she represents the builder, not the buyer. Many people think that they will get a better deal or save money if they simply use the builder’s Realtor, but the truth is that the builder pays the commission for the buyer’s agent.  So, having an experienced, professional Realtor on your side not only doesn’t cost you anything, it might save you money in the long run when your Realtor negotiates a better deal for you!

There is still another reason why it will benefit you to have your own Realtor when buying new construction. If you’ve never purchased new construction before, you may not realize how many steps are involved.  It is a long process and it’s important to have someone representing your interests along the way, especially if you are relocating from another state and can’t be there for the building process.  Once you have chosen your home and been approved for a mortgage, it may be several months before the home is completed, inspected and ready for move-in.  Your Realtor will be there every step of the way, making sure all the work is done properly and everything is in order for the closing. 

If you are thinking about purchasing a home in a 55+ Active Adult Community in the Memphis area, let the professionals at Your Key to Memphis assist you in finding the right community and building the perfect home to meet all your needs and desires! Call and speak with someone from the Melissa Thompson Team today to get started! 901-756-8900

Things To Do In Memphis: Memphis Italian Festival

by Melissa Thompson

The Memphis Italian Festival demonstrates the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition. The Memphis Italian Festival presents family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, and more for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School.
 
Details
Thursday, May 30, 2019
​Gates open 4:00 PM - Close at 11:00 PM
 
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1st
Gates open 11:00 AM - Close at 11:00 PM
 
Musical lineups:
Thursday: Ben Abney & The Hurts, Ghost Town Blues Band
Friday: School of Rock, Land Divided, Riverside Drive, 5 O'Clock Shadow, Mighty Electric St. Jude Band, Trouble No More, Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage
Saturday: Delta Paisanos, Devil Train, Ingram Hill
 
Competitions:
All events open to the public; register at memphisitalianfestival.com
Luigi 5K, Thursday May 30th, 7pm start time
Bocce Pallino Challenge, Saturday, June 1st
Cornhole Tournament, Saturday June 1st
MIF Volleyball Tournament, Saturday June 1st

$10 Admission
Kids 10 and under get in FREE!
​Active Military with ID gets in FREE!
Get your tickets here!

Marquette Park
4946 Alrose Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
 
 

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