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If you are looking for something fun and exiting to do this weekend in Memphis, you don't have to look very hard. It is opening night for the Memphis Redbirds vs Oklahoma City tonight at AutoZone Park. You can go hear Jim Wilson at Alfred's or enjoy Free Swing Dance lessons tonight at the Rumba Room. Saturday, April 14 Ballet Memphis will be presenting Cinderella at the Orpheum Theatre and it is Opening Day for Mud Island River Park and Mississippi River Museum. Don't miss the City Auto Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, Sunday, April 15. For more events going on this weekend just click here

Fun Swimming Lessons for your children in Germantown!

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Backyard pools are starting to open up and vacation plans are being made - that means it's time to make sure your kids can swim! If you are going to enjoy some pool time this year you need kids who know how to enjoy the water safely.You can contact Hope O’Brien, Swim Instructor at (901) 356-8975 or 
by email [email protected].

  • 2 Red Cross Water Safety Instructors in the pool at all times
  • Classes are 30 minutes long
  • Maximum of 4 children per class
  • $100 per child for a week of learning how to swim
  • Classes held at Hope’s Germantown Home on Honey Tree Drive.

May 29 – June 2 – 2:00 p.m. & 5:50 p.m.
June 4-June 8 – 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 5:30 p.m.
June 11 – June 15 – 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
June 18 – June 22 – 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 5:30 p.m.
June 25 – June 29 – 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

For more information call Hope O’Brien at (901) 356-8975 or email her at [email protected].

Memphis in May 2012!

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Memphis in May International Festival hosts the city's largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Memphis in May also produces extensive education, international, and economic programs for the city. Check out all the fun activities going on this year during Memphis in May

Memphis Real Estate Market Report - April 2012

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

We have created an easy to read comprehensive report on the Memphis Real Estate Market. The number of homes for sale is up from last month, as well as the number of pending transactions. The average and median sales prices are higher than last month. The average days on the market is down from last month, which means homes are selling quicker. The most significant market changes are by price level, zip codes & area and are included in our market report; just click to view the complete April Market Report! The data compiled is from March 2012.

Easter Activities in Memphis TN!

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Easter is coming! Here's a list of Easter-related activities in the area.

Saturday, March 31st

Easter Eggstravaganza

Cameron Brown Park (Germantown). Beginning at 10 am, the annual Easter Eggstravaganza features a free petting zoo, moon bounces and age divided egg hunts. Meet the Easter Bunny, find candy filled eggs and have an eggstravagant time. Don’t forget a basket and camera. Rain date is Tuesday, April 3rd.

Bunny Breakfast

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Germantown), 9-11am. Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, pictures, egg hunts, games and more. Bring money for some great raffle items and a silent auction (Interim, Orchestra, spas, Little Gym, etc.). $6/ticket (ages 1 and up), 901-485-0474

Easter Egg Hunt & Basket Contest

9:30am, W.J. Freeman Park (Bartlett), egg hunt for ages 10 and under. Moonwalk, face painting, and crafts.

Dixon Easter Egg Hunt

10:30am - noon
Hunting begins promptly at 10:45am. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the back porch and South Lawn. Hunt will be moved to auditorium in case of rain. Members: $8; Non-Members: $10. Reservations required. Please call 761-5250. Limited Availability (100 kids)

Sunday April 1st - Palm Sunday


Friday, April 6th - Good Friday

Easter Extravaganza on the Town Square

Collierville Town Square, 10am-noon. Music, face painting, bounce house, egg hunt.

Advent Presbyterian

1879 N. Germantown Road Cordova
10am-noon, 10,000 eggs (hunt for babies-2nd graders) live "Bunny Band" music and sing along, moon bounces, magic slides, Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 7th

Kids Club Egg Hunt
Shelby Farms, for Kids Club members only ($10/child membership, info here
) egg hunting, face painting, activities, and more.

Memphis Farmers Market - Opening Day

7am-1pm, Central Station pavilion. 10am Easter egg hunt

Mullins United Methodist Egg Hunt

4 North Mendenhall Road, 10am

Woodland Presbyterian Egg Hunt


Germantown United Methodist Egg Hunt

McVay Gardens (Germantown), 9:30-11:30am

Second Presbyterian Egg Hunt


Second Baptist Egg Hunt

time to follow

Christ Methodist Community Egg Hunt

10am-noon at East High School. Free food, games and fun.

Bellevue Baptist Egg Hunt

10:30 am at the Joy Fields at the Appling Road Campus. Families with children ages 2 years-5th grade will enjoy a morning of family fun at our annual Eggstravaganza (Family Egg Hunt).

Memphis Botanic Garden Family Egg Hunt

1-4 pm, members $6/non-members $8 ($10 at the gate), under 2 free (Special event admission does not include My Big Backyard). Age-specific hunts, eco-friendly crafts & activities, food, live music, and prizes for all ages. Find one of the special "Green Eggs" and take home a special environmental prize! Call 636-4100.

Easter Extravaganza

YMCA Schilling Farms (Collierville). Collect floating plastic eggs in the indoor pool. Times vary; 1:30pm for ages 3-5 (parent/guardian must accompany child in the water); 1:45pm for ages 6-9; 2pm for ages 10 and up. Don’t forget your basket. Free and open to the community.

Bunny Run 5K

9am, 5-kilometer run/walk around Audubon Park. Runners begin at 9am, walkers start immediately afterward. 1 mile Family Fun Run after race starts. Register online. Benefiting Special Kids & Families

Easter Eve Concert
Levitt Shell, 6pm, free. Drew & Ellie Holcomb acoustic performance sponsored by Independent Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, April 8th - Easter Sunday

Advent Presbyterian
Arlington. 10 am (between worship services) we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages in lieu of Sunday School.

Community Easter Sunrise Service

Levitt Shell, 6:30am. Midtown churches join together at the Levitt Shell at 6:30 a.m. for a community Easter service. Rev. Ron Buck from Lindenwood will give a brief Easter message and special music will be provided by Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church choir and First Baptist Church's 

Green Your Garden

by Your Key to Memphis Team

If you are looking for ways to green your garden, you will love this article. Just click here to view 30 ways to green your garden. It shows photos and explains what to do to give your plants the nutrient boost they need.  This year your garden will be greener than ever!

Germantown TN Easter Egg Hunt

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Germantown Easter Eggstravaganza

Date: 3/31/2012 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Cameron Brown Park
8628 Farmington Boulevard
Germantown, Tennessee 38139

Egg Hunt: Up to 2 years old, 10:30 a.m.
                   3 to 4 years old, 11 a.m.
                   5 to 6 years old, 11:30 a.m.
                   7 to 8 years old, noon
Beginning at 10 a.m., the annual Easter Eggstravaganza features a free petting zoo, moon bounces and age divided egg hunts. Meet the Easter Bunny, find candy filled eggs and have an eggstravagant time. Don't forget a basket and camera. Rain date is Tuesday, April 3.


Events in Memphis TN!

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

Are you looking for events going on in Memphis this weekend? Just Click Here for a list of fun filled events. Surprise the kids and take them to see Sesame Street Live! Go out for a fun date night and enjoy free salsa lessons at the Rumba Room. From family to adult activities, there is something for everyone to do this weekend in Memphis!

Oak Hall Run for St. Jude!

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Register Now for the Oak Hall Run for St. Jude!

When:   Sunday, May 6, 2012 (RACE DAY!)
Noon-2:00 PM     Day of Race Registration
2:00 PM               Live Music
3:00 PM               Race begins
3:30 PM               Post Race BBQ 
   (Compliments of Germantown Commissary)
4:30 PM                Awards Ceremony

Where:  Oak Hall
                6150 Poplar Avenue Suite 146 
                Memphis, TN 38119
                (Corner of Poplar and Ridgeway at Regalia)

Registration Information








Age Group Division




Wheelchair Division




Youth (14 & Under)




MRTC Members




Online Registration closes at midnight on May 4, 2012 

Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by April 30, 2012

Packet Pick up locations

See Packet Pickup Schedule for in-person Registration
and Packet Pickup times and locations.

Additional Information

Please go to the Oak Hall Run for St Jude website for additional information about Course Descriptions, Schedule of Events, Parking, Timing Information, Awards, and Volunteer Opportunities.

St. Patrick's Day in Memphis TN

by Your Key to Memphis Team

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17th. If you are looking for the luck of the Irish or want to indulge in a bit o' green beer; you will have plenty of opportunities to do so this year. Below you will find information on some of the events going on all over Memphis.

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
    March 17, 2012
    4:00 p.m.
    Indulge in some green beer and watch as the annual St. Patrick's Day parade makes its way down Beale Street.
  • St. Patrick's Day Feast Day
    March 17, 2012
    St. Patrick's Catholic church will be observing St. Patrick's Day with a mass at 5:15 p.m., followed by a feast day celebration.
  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration at T.J. Mulligan's
    March 17, 2012
    Each of the four Memphis area T.J. Mulligan's locations has special events going on including live music, green beer, jello shots, and food specials.
  • St. Patty's Day at Newby's
    March 17, 2012
    Enjoy live music, crawfish, and of course, green beer at this special event at Newby's.
  • Irish Pubs in Memphis
    For a real Irish experience, venture down to one of these Irish pubs for St. Patrick's Day. Among them you will find genuine Irish cuisine, Celtic music, and Irish beers.

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