INFORMATION FOR LIVING THE GOOD LIFE IN GERMANTOWN
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
CONTRIBUTING TO EXCELLENCE. EVERY DAY.
Photo courtesy of Bill Kabel
Engage with the community and reap the benefits. In most of this country, the arrival of autumn evokes images of cooler days and nights, leaves turning to red and gold and blanketing lawns, the return of big yellow school buses to neighborhood streets, crowded bleachers at Friday night football games, and more.
library, tend the garden and support the programming at the Farm Park. Civic organizations provide funding to supplement resources at the Community Library, ball fields, parks and other spaces. The list of public-private partnerships is a long one.
For Germantown, summer lingers and fall shows up eventually, rapidly giving way to the seasonal hustle and bustle of the winter holidays. Our youngsters are in the classrooms early in August, weeks before the Athletic Club pool shuts down. Fresh evergreens are carted home for holiday decorating before the mountains of leaf-stuffed bags disappear from the curbs. It makes for a lively mix of activities and events, as you’ll find in this issue of FYI, detailing all the marvelous opportunities for recreation, entertainment, personal improvement and enrichment for the remainder of 2013.
The outcome is a marvelous win-win-win: city government improves services despite constrained resources, volunteers experience the satisfaction of adding value to the lives of others, and residents and visitors benefit from the fiscal, environmental and social sustainability that is an everyday endeavor and reality in Germantown.
Those opportunities are clearly a mainstay in what makes Germantown an exceptional community. In city hall conversations, we increasingly refer to Germantown’s attributes as “quality of place”. It’s a way of identifying the role of municipal government in making a community a really good place to live, work, play or visit. It has to do with a sense of safety and security (police, fire and ambulance), aesthetics (regulation and code compliance), place making (parks and playing fields and other places where people gather), sustainability (environmental practices and financial policies) and more. As much as those are driven by the decisions of your elected officials and delivered by city personnel, all those elements rely on the engagement of you, your neighbors and friends, not only as consumers but as contributors. Our professional police and fire officers are joined by reserve volunteers and CERT-certified citizens. Garden clubs, the Beautification Commission, the Public Art Promenade committee, neighborhood associations and businesses enhance streetscapes and public buildings. The Environmental Commission promotes a “green” Germantown. Volunteers supplement the staffing at the
If you are engaged, connected or otherwise associated with any or many of those endeavors, a huge and hearty “thank you” from city officials and staff. However, if you are looking for just the right place to add your interest and expertise and time, here are some suggestions: •M ost of the 20-plus city boards and commissions are appointed each December. Most terms are for one year; most meet once a month; check the website www.germantown-tn.gov to find the list and descriptions. Applications will be available in November at city hall or online •C ontact the fire department, police department, library, Farm Park, parks and recreation, GPAC or animal shelter for volunteer positions specific to each one. •C onsider a civic club. Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary all have Germantown chapters. Check with the Germantown Charity Horse Show Association or Germantown Festival Association to help with their events.
Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Calendar of Events
Bobby Lanier Farm Park
Special Recreation and Seniors
Germantown Athletic Club
Germantown Performing Arts Center Performances
Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Community Library
Germantown Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
SWEET TREATS WITH SANTA S P ECI AL EV E N TS The City of Germantown presents many special events throughout the year. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of inclement weather, call 751- KNOW (5669) for details on event status.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, September 5 through October 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Location: Farm Park, for directions see page 16 Great food starts here. The Farm Park Farmer’s Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts.
Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 8, noon to 6 p.m. Location: C.O. Franklin Park, 7725 Poplar Pike One of the longest, continuously-run festivals in the region, the 42nd annual Germantown Festival provides a free family-fun weekend. The community will gather for arts and crafts shopping, children’s activities, rides and games, live entertainment and talent show, tasty food, car exhibits and the Running of the Weenies. For details, visit germantownfest.com.
Running of the Weenies
Saturday, September 7, best dressed contest 2 p.m., race 2:30 p.m. Fee: Costume contest $10 per dog, race $35 per dog Location: Germantown Charity Horse Show Arena, 7725 Poplar Pike The Running of the Weenies is a race especially for dachshunds. This fund-raising event for Germantown Animal Shelter never fails to entertain. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, September 4, at 3:30 p.m. No late registration will be accepted. Register at Germantown Animal Shelter, 7700 Southern Avenue. For details, call 757-7358.
October 5, 5:30 p.m. Fee: $20 per ticket, a limited number of VIP tables are available for purchase at specialty pricing Location: Farm Park, for directions see page 16 Voice contestants Patrick Dodd, Warren Stone and Grace Askew perform live on the lawn with opener Ciera Ouellette. Tickets are on sale at the GPAC box office. Local food trucks bring their best farm to truck entrees. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and join us for this outdoor Farm Jam fundraiser for the Farm Park. For more information call 757-7378 or visit thefarmpark.org. For tickets, visit GPACweb.com or call 751-7500.
CALENDAR OF EVE NTS | SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER Battlefront Laser Tag
Saturdays, September 7, 21 and October 5 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Age: 7 to 15 years Fees: one game for $4, three for $10 or five for $15 Location: September 7 – Cameron Brown Park September 21 – Houston Levee Park October 5 – Riverdale Park Join us to play laser tag with your family and friends and experience local parks like never before. Pre-registration is suggested. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com.
Fifth Annual Small Fry Triathlon
Saturday, September 14, register through August 31 Ages 2 to 3 years, 10 a.m. Ages 4 to 6 years, 10:30 a.m. Fee: $5, includes T-shirt Location: Farmington Park, 2029 Cordes Preschoolers run, bike and swim (run through fire truck spray) to the finish line, where everyone receives a gold medal. Bring a bicycle or tricycle. A size-appropriate helmet is required. The recreational event is sponsored by Campbell Clinic. The rain date is September 21.
Pops in the Park Concert
Saturday, September 14, 5:30 p.m. Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Pack a picnic and enjoy a performance by Germantown Symphony Orchestra highlighting great songs and songwriters from Leroy Anderson to Richard Rodgers, Barry Manilow and the Beatles. The choirs of Germantown and Houston High Schools will perform with the orchestra. No rain date.
“Reel” Family Time: Outdoor Movie Night Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Location: Municipal Park, 1900 South Germantown Road Grab your friends and neighbors and spread out on the lawn with a chair, comfy blanket and pillow and enjoy PG rated “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”. The event is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. No pets are allowed. The event is sponsored by Germantown Chick-fil-A. The rain date is September 21.
Farm Park Hay Maze
Thursdays, October 3 through October 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Age: 3 to 12 years Location: Farm Park, for directions, see page 16 Get lost at the Farm Park! All ages are invited to join the fun of the Farm Park Hay Maze, though it is probably most enjoyed by children ages 3 to 12. The maze will be open during the Thursday Farmers Market and the Harvest Day Festival.
Overnight Family Camp Out
Friday, October 18 Tent set up begins at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $40 per tent (4 person max), $10 for each additional camper Location: Farm Park, follow the signs beginning at Germantown Elementary School faculty parking lot, 2740 Cross Country Spend a night under the stars with family and friends. Enjoy a traditional cook out dinner, activities, campfire stories and s’mores. A light breakfast will be served prior to departure on Saturday. Campers supply their own tents and camping equipment. Pets are not permitted. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The rain date is October 19.
Festival of Fun and Fright
Friday, October 25 Fairy Tale Trail, 6 to 8 p.m., Trail of Terror, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $4 per person per trail, free games Location: Bob Hailey Athletic Complex, 8750 Farmington Boulevard For a Halloween experience suitable for small children, take the Fairy Tale Trail presented by Germantown Community Theatre’s All Children’s Theatre. Love a good scare? Dare to walk the Trail of Terror presented by Houston High School student government. Come in costume and enjoy concessions, a free hayride, carnival games and moon bounces. The rain date is Saturday, October 26.
Fall Harvest Festival at the Farm
Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Farm Park, follow the signs beginning at Germantown Elementary School faculty parking lot, 2740 Cross Country It’s fall y’all! Enjoy a picnic at the Farm Park. Bring your own or purchase farm fresh food from a food truck. Live music, pumpkin patch activities, visiting farm animals, hay rides, a hay maze, scarecrows contest judging, horseshoes and a kiddie pedal tractor pull competition are the highlights of the afternoon.
Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull Competition
Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m., registration begins October 1 Age: 3 to 12 years Fee: $5 per participant Location: Farm Park, for directions, see page 16 A kiddie pedal tractor pull is exactly as the name implies – a pedal tractor pull. Children pull a weighted sled by pedaling a child-sized tractor. The child that pulls the most weight in their age group wins. Prizes and winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Official rules and registration forms are available online at thefarmpark.org and at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER Germantown Senior Expo
Thursday, November 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road Learn about products and services of interest to seniors. Enjoy free coffee and refreshments. Door prizes are awarded throughout the day. Booth space is available for vendors. For more information, call 751-5678 or email email@example.com.
Gobble Wobble 5K and Kids Half-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, November 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Fee: varies, visit gobblewobble5k.com Location: Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road Join Germantown Athletic Club and Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown for the seventh annual Gobble Wobble 5K and Kids Half-Mile Fun Run. Gather around after the race for lots of food and fun. Each participant will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. Proceeds from the event benefit Baptist Rehabilitation Neurological Treatment Center. Early bird registration deadline is October 26. Visit gobblewobble5k.com for more information.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, November 29 Outdoor festivities 5 p.m., tree lighting 5:30 p.m. Location: Municipal Park Lake, 1900 S. Germantown Road Municipal Square is the spot for seasonal cheer as families and friends gather to sing carols, roast marshmallows and enjoy the much-anticipated lighting of the tree. Inside Municipal Center, revelers can visit Santa Claus and enjoy refreshments. No rain date.
RUNNING OF THE WEENIES
Sweet Treats with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 2 to 10 years Fee: $20 per car (one family per car, please) Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Visit Santa’s café where the aroma of holiday treats fills the air. Children create treats, decorations or gifts and enjoy a visit with Santa. Go outside to visit Santa’s stables, make reindeer food and enjoy s’mores around the camp fire. Bring a camera and wear warm clothes for the outdoor activities. Proceeds benefit the Germantown special recreation program, dedicated to people with intellectual or physical challenges.
Germantown Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m. The traditional holiday parade features decorated floats, horses, youth groups, car clubs, marching bands and an appearance by Santa. Beginning at the corner of Kimbrough Road and Farmington Boulevard, the parade proceeds west on Farmington Boulevard to Exeter Road, turns north on Exeter Road and ends at Germantown Athletic Club. For more information or to participate, contact Natalie Ruffin at 757-7376 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The rain date is December 15.
SMALL FRY TRIATHLON
SPECIAL RECREATION ARTISTS S P ECI AL R ECR E ATIO N Special Recreation activities are for people with intellectual or physical challenges, their friends and family. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or email@example.com.
Dances with a Theme
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. September 27 Football Frenzy (team spirit) October 11 Monster Mash November 8 Cowboys and Cowgirls December 13 Jingle Bell Rock Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Dance the night away and enjoy free pizza, snacks and soft drinks.
Scarecrow Decorating and Pumpkin Painting
Location: Farm Park, for directions see page 16 Tuesday, October 8, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a colorful and creative experience, where everyone is an artist. Bring your imagination, materials are provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by October 1.
Registration: December 9 through January 3, Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street Age: Boys and girls ages 6 to 16 years Fee: $35 Location: Germantown Elementary, 2730 Cross Country The league will meet Mondays, January 6 to February 24, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The league will not meet January 20. Come enjoy this interactive league that gives each child the opportunity to be involved and see success in basketball. For more information contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Location: Farm Park, for directions see page 16 Make a unique Hypertufa pot using cement and other materials. The natural, stone-like pot is simple to create and perfect in any garden. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by September 3.
GET AWAY DAYS 50+ GRO UP Go on an adventure, learn a new skill or just enjoy the company of friends. All activities take place at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, unless otherwise noted. Register at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No cash is accepted in the office. For information, contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or email@example.com.
Regularly Scheduled Activities Mixed Media Artists
Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions, bring lunch Enjoy non-instructional stamping and art time.
Line Dance, USA Mondays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions This class helps improve coordination, memory and energy level. Country and Western, Soul and Latino line dances are easy and fun to learn. Advanced dances are taught the last half hour.
Social Bridge Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions, bring lunch A partner is not necessary for this social party game.
ACBL Sanctioned Germantown Bridge Club Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee: $5, bring lunch and a partner Section Levels A and B
Potluck and Bingo First Thursday of each month, noon Fee: $1, a gift worth $1 and a main dish or dessert
Evening Line Dance Third Friday of each month, 7 to 10 p.m. Fee: $4 Music is provided by Larry Logan
Games Day Fourth Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions, bring lunch
SENIORS Get Away Days Day trips are limited to 12 participants and depart by van from Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and Memphis Rock “N” Soul Museum Thursday, September 19, 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $5 transportation, check payable to City of Germantown, plus $3.50 on your own for Belz Museum entrance, $9 for Rock “N” Soul Museum, lunch on your own at Tugs The Belz Museum is home to a world-class collection of 19th Century and earlier Chinese art, as well as a 5,000 square-foot gallery devoted entirely to Judaic art. Detailed artwork in jade and semi-precious stones, ivory and cloisonné can be seen. Highlights of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s collection include several Elvis costumes, B.B. King’s guitar (affectionately called “Lucille” by the legendary bluesman) and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand podium. This museum also offers special displays on loan from the Smithsonian Institute.
Charlene’s Colony of Shops in Halls, Tennessee Friday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $10 transportation Admire the holiday decorations and visit the specialty shops. Enjoy lunch on your own at Just Divine Tea Room.
Adventure Series Mackinac Island, June See the beauty of Mackinac Island, part of the international waterway system between the U.S. and Canada. It is suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time. Relive the simple pleasures of life and enjoy a leisurely carriage ride on silent, uncrowded streets.
Learning with the Technology Coach iPhone Basics
Tuesdays and Thursdays Session I: September 10, 12, 17 and 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session II: October 8, 10, 15 and 17, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session III: November 12, 14, 19, and 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session IV: December 3, 5, 10 and 12, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Fee: $25 per four-class session Location: Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street Have a new iPhone and want to maximize your productivity? Receive hands on instruction on how to sync calendars, manage email, take and organize photos, send photos via text, download free audio or e-books from the library, use FaceTime, download applications from the App store, maintain and organize your iPhone and more. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. No experience is required. Register early, class size is limited.
iPad Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays Session I: September 10, 12, 17 and 19, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session II: October 8, 10, 15 and 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session III: November 12, 14, 19, and 21, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session IV: December 3, 5, 10 and 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fee: $25 per four-class session Location: Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street You bought an iPad, now what? Take this hands-on class to learn how to get the most from your new device. iPad basics includes device navigation, photo and video management, utilizing the cloud, syncing via iTunes, using your camera, using Face Time, watching videos, reading books and using the App Store. Be sure to bring your iPad to class. No experience is required. Register early, space is limited
Ottawa and Thousand Islands, October See Canada’s National Capital, the striking Supreme Court, parliament buildings and the fascinating Centennial Memorial. Thousand Islands region is nestled between the U.S. and Canada on the St. Lawrence River. Visit Heart Island and Boldt Castle, the region’s most famous landmark.
SPORTS REGI STRATIO N Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check payable to City of Germantown. No cash is accepted. Players must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Residents must provide verification of residency. For more information, contact Kevin Weaver at 757-7379 or email@example.com. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-KNOW (5669) for details on program status.
Germantown Wiffle Ball Tournament
Register through September 11 Tournament: Friday, September 14, 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 15 Age: 15 years and older Fee: $50 per team Location: Houston Levee Park, 9755 Wolf River Boulevard Gather up to five players and get ready for some All-American fun. Wiffle ball is a variation of baseball, played using a perforated, light-weight plastic ball and bat. The double elimination recreational tournament is an activity everyone can enjoy.
Youth Basketball League
Boys first through tenth grade divisions, girls first through eighth grade divisions Registration: August 12 to September 30 Late registration: October 1 to 15, or until divisions fill, $10 late fee applies Fee: Resident $110, non-resident $154 per player Practices begin in November. Games begin in December and end in March. Participants can anticipate three activities per week on average. Teams play a 10-game regular season schedule. Head coaches receive a $35 discount for their child.
Adult Coed Kickball
Mondays, September to November Register through August 31 Age: 18 years and older Fee: $300 per team Location: Houston Levee Park, 9777 Wolf River Boulevard Join this awesome coed recreational league on Monday evenings at Houston Levee Park. Register early as this league fills quickly.
Adult Fall Softball League
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September to November Register through August 31 Age: 18 years and older Fee: $460 per team Location: Houston Levee Park, 9755 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown area businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to enter teams in this recreational league. Divisions consist of men’s recreational (Tuesday) and men’s open and coed recreational (Thursday). Teams play an eleven game schedule and an end of the season tournament.
Ryan Ward Free Lacrosse Coaches Clinic Saturday, September 14, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Location: Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street
Ryan Ward Specialty Lacrosse Clinics for Boys
Registration: through September 13 Session I: Friday, September 13, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session II: Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to noon Session III: Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Age: Boys grades 6 through 12 (intermediate to elite) Fee: $50 per session or $165 for three sessions Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Instructors: Ryan Ward and professional staff This clinic offers specific instruction to meet the needs of lacrosse players at intermediate and elite skill levels. Instructors assign players to groups according to age, experience and current skill level. The 1:12 instructor-to-camper ratio maximizes learning. Campers provide their own equipment. Ryan Ward plays professionally for the Edmonton Rush.
Adult SNAG Golf
Beginning Monday, September 9, 11 a.m. Fee: $5 per session. A punch card is required and can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street Location: Vantage Point Golf Center*, 9580 Macon Road The SNAG® program is designed for active seniors and those needing mobility training or rehab. It contains all the elements of golf, but in a modified form. The game has its own simplified rules and terminology that adds fun to the learning and playing experience. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping and putting. The SNAG Ball™ has a limited distance, with the average player launching it a maximum of 50 yards. The key is in simplifying the instruction so that it can be an effective transition into the game of golf. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *Vantage Point Golf Center is a new free-standing driving range only ten minutes from Germantown. It’s located on 22 acres, open to the public one mile west of Houston Levee Road. For more information, contact Brittany Thompson at 219-2622 or email@example.com.
SPORTS G-ball Golf
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10 through October 24 (no meeting October 8 or 10) Tee off: 5:30 p.m. Age: 5 to 8 years Fee: $85 Location: Municipal Park, Kiwanis Pavilion G-ball is a first touch golf program utilizing SNAG golf equipment and curriculum. G-ball is best described as golf’s version of T-ball, focused on fun and success for children ages 5 to 8 years. It’s an easy and entertaining way to introduce the fundamentals of golf. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germantown Legends Soccer
Legends soccer is the recreational and competitive soccer provider for the City of Germantown. Legends leadership offers a season packed with training sessions and camps in addition to league play. For more information, visit germantownlegendssoccer.com or contact Chris Bartels at email@example.com or 861-6008.
Germantown Baseball League
Germantown Baseball League is a community-based, notfor-profit organization providing high quality youth baseball for athletes ages 5 to 18 in cooperation with Germantown Parks and Recreation Department. Registration information is available at gblbaseball.org.
Germantown Croquet Club
For a modest fee, enjoy competitive play with other adult croquet enthusiasts. Club benefits include weekly scheduled play time, use of croquet equipment, instruction and club socials. The club’s playing season is year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at various times during the season. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Essary, the City’s Director of Tennis, has 12 years of teaching experience and maintains a USPTA P1 certification. Register at the Germantown Tennis Pro Shop at Municipal Courts, 1910 S. Germantown Road. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit midsouthtennis.com or call 757-9901 for information regarding registration or program offerings. Contact Kevin Essary at 238-4484 or email@example.com.
Junior Tennis Development
August 5 to September 27 Monday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Tournament Group Futures
Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Champs 4 to 5:30 p.m. Legends Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tournament Group 5 to 6:30 p.m. Futures Thursday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tournament Group Friday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rookies/Quickstart Tournament Group - structured for the advanced tournament player with a goal of playing at the collegiate level, students must have a state ranking to attend this class Champs – structured for the intermediate player seeking a state ranking or the advanced player with no aspirations of playing college tennis or beyond, students should be capable of rallying from the baseline and playing full court before joining this class Legends - Intermediate high school tennis class Futures structured for the beginner ages 8 to 12, uses the quick-start development system Rookies - structured for the beginner ages 6 to 8, uses the quick-start development system Quickstart - innovative development system and playing format designed for younger athletes to have fun learning and competing before they are ready for the full size court. Fee: Paid in full: $16 per hour or $128 for 8 classes or $240 for 16 classes $24 per hour and a half, $192 for 8 classes or $360 for 16 $32 per two hours, $256 for 8 classes, $480 for 16 or $672 for 24 classes Pay in advance for 16 classes and receive one class free Pay in advance for 24 classes and receive three classes free Drop in rates: $20 per hour $30 per hour and a half $40 per two hours
Adult Tennis Program
August 5 to September 27 Monday 10 to 11 a.m. Cardio Tennis 6:30 to 8 p.m. 3.5 Ladies Doubles League 9:30 to 11 a.m. 4.0 Ladies Doubles League Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. Beginner Ladies Clinic 6:30 to 8 p.m. 2.5 Clinic and coached match play Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. *Cardio Tennis 11 a.m. to noon Stroke of the Week Thursday 9:30 to 11 a.m. 2.5 Ladies Doubles League 6:30 to 8 p.m. 2.5 Ladies Doubles League Friday 9:30 to 11 a.m. 3.0 Ladies League 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 2.5 Cardio and coached match play Saturday 9 to 10:30 a.m. Men’s Clinic 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Women’s Cardio/Sculpting Fee: Classes are open, register at least one day in advance $16 per hour or $128 for eight weeks $20 per hour and a half or $160 for eight weeks $20 per person for leagues
JUNIOR SCIENTISTS REACH Youth Enrichment Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays Session I: Dogwood Elementary, 4 to 5:30 p.m. September 3 to 19 Grades one through five, register by August 28 Session II: Farmington Elementary, 3 to 4:30 p.m. September 24 to October 17 (no class October 8 or 10) Grades one through six, register by September 18 Session III: Riverdale Elementary, 3 to 4:30 p.m. October 22 to November 7 Grades one through five, register by October 16 Fee: $60 Finding worthwhile activities during after-school hours can be challenging for parents. REACH is the answer with healthy choices for expanding creativity, learning new skills, having fun with friends and being physically active and fit in a safe environment with quality instruction. Structured to be beneficial for students and convenient for parents, the program challenges students to REACH for something more. Classes meet twice per week for three weeks at each school. Students from any school may attend. Classes are designed to expand creativity and learning skills. Offerings are subject to change. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running Club – Running for fitness can be fun. Each session brings a new slightly more difficult challenge. Participants spend a little time learning about strength training, stretching and nutrition. Running does not have to be competitive or looked upon as a punishment. Bring water bottles, dress for the weather and strive for the class goal of two miles. SNAG Golf – Learn the basics of golf utilizing our brand new SNAG golf system. Participants will see immediate positive results and most importantly have fun while learning golf. Proper technique, safety practices and etiquette will be taught by our friendly instructors. All equipment will be provided. Tennis – This introductory class is guaranteed to keep students active as they learn tennis basics. Students must provide and age appropriate tennis racquet and bring a water bottle. Film and Comic Creation – Students will learn to create their own films and comic books just like the professionals. Students will work with film makers, comic book artists and writers to learn the finer points of visual storytelling. Junior Scientist – This program is all about making learning science fun! Using fully hands-on activities and experiments, we explore the basics of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology and more. This is the perfect program for kids who would enjoy making things bubble, ooze or erupt; designing and constructing model structures; studying animals or growing a plant in a test tube.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road, has more than 139,000 print, audio, video and online materials. For information call 757-READ (7323) or visit germantown-library.org. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The library will be closed May 27 and July 4.
Germantown Community Library Cards
A library card is required to check out materials from Germantown Community Library. The card is available at no charge to Germantown residents, students and staff of Germantown public and private schools, students and staff of Union University Germantown Campus, Germantown business owners and family members, active military personnel and their families and full-time City of Germantown employees. All others pay $50 for a yearly membership card.
Website and Databases
Library cardholders can go online to look up account information, renew materials, place holds and search the collections of Wolf River Library Consortium libraries. The library’s online databases provide card-holding patrons with 24-hour access to a vast array of research and information resources. Germantown Community Library also offers card holders access to eBooks and eAudiobooks. Visit germantown-library.org.
Books by Mail
Germantown Community Library offers Books by Mail, a free service for homebound seniors. The library will mail regular print, large print or audio books to Germantown residents, age 60 or older, who are confined at home. There is no charge for shipping or return of library materials. For full details about the program or to request an application, call 757-7323.
Friends of the Germantown Community Library
The Friends of Germantown Community Library support the library through fundraising and volunteer service. Membership is $10 for the calendar year. Visit the Friends Bookstore to find gently used adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs and recorded books. Prices range from $.50 to $5. The Bookstore is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Bookstore is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Friends of the Germantown Community Library Book Sale
The preview sale for Friends of the Library members will take place Thursday, November 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. The book sale will be open to the public Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Programs for Adults
Programs are free, but space may be limited. Pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted and begins three weeks prior to each event. Call 757-7323.
Understanding Medicare and its Parts
Wednesday, September 4, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Get ready for Medicare enrollment by attending this informational session. Learn about Medicare and its parts, enrollment periods, options at age 65, Part-D prescription plans and how Social Security works with Medicare.
How Safe is Your Safe Money? Retirement Planning for Seniors
Monday, September 9, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Seniors are invited to learn about how to protect savings and investments and plan for retirement.
eBooks and eAudiobooks Demonstration
Mondays, September 9 and November 4, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how to access thousands of free, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. No pre-registration required -- just stop by! Demonstrations take place at the Information Desk.
Building a Free Website
Tuesday, September 10, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Learn how to build a free website with Wix.com – no HTML experience required. Prior experience with a mouse, keyboard and browsing the internet is required for this class.
Read Germantown! Book Club
Thursdays, September 19, October 17 and November 21, 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read each month’s selection before the meeting. Pre-register and pick up a copy of the book beginning three weeks before each program date.
Tuesday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Learn to make a deal in the digital age in this class covering Craigslist, eBay, Amazon and other self-starter e-commerce solutions. Experience browsing the Internet is required.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Cypress Resume Demo
Monday, October 7, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how to use this free resource for creating resumes. Demonstrations will be available at the Information Desk. No pre-registration required, just stop by.
Introduction to Word
Wednesday, October 9, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Learn to create and format documents in Microsoft Word. Discover how to download and install fonts, pictures, graphics and templates to make your projects more fun.
Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, October 22, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn to create spreadsheets, apply formulas and create charts using Microsoft Excel. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is a prerequisite to this course.
Programs for Children
Pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted and begins one week before the program date. Call 757-7323.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 and 11 a.m. Age: 1 to 3 years Enjoy stories, music and movement. There will be no toddler story times on December 24 or 25.
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, 10 a.m. Age: 3 to 5 years Join library staff for stories, songs and fun. There will be no preschool story times on November 28 or December 26.
Saturday, November 9, 1 to 4 p.m. Spend an afternoon with local artists and authors from the Germantown area. Discover great new reads and beautiful artwork to add to your collection.
Thursdays, September 19, October 17, November 14 and December 19, 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Age: 3 to 5 years Once a month, a craft is included in Preschool Story Time and repeated in the afternoon. These days are so full of wild fun theyâ€™ve been renamed Thunderous Thursdays.
Introduction to PowerPoint
Local Artist and Author Day
Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. This class will guide participants through the process of creating a PowerPoint presentation using text, graphics and multimedia. Prior experience using a mouse and keyboard is required.
Mango Languages Demonstration
Monday, December 2, 2:30 through 4 p.m. Learn a language today with Mango Languages, an online language-learning program free to library cardholders. Mango Languages offers instruction in many popular languages for English speakers and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for speakers of 14 languages. Demonstrations will be available at the Information Desk. No pre-registration required.
Wednesday, December 4, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Move beyond static PowerPoint presentations with Prezi, the web-based presentation builder. Create presentations that move, zoom and fly. Experience using a mouse and keyboard and navigating the internet are required.
Wednesdays, September 11, October 9, November 6 and December 11, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Age: 6 to 12 years Explore art and literature at the library. The 1 p.m. program is specially targeted to homeschoolers; the 4:30 p.m. program is open to all.
Baby and Me Stories
Fridays, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6, 10 a.m. Age: Birth to 1 year, accompanied by an adult Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplay activities.
Memphis Symphony at the Library
Saturdays, October 19 and November 23, 11 a.m. Join the musical families of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as they present a story set to music. No pre-registration is required.
Family Art Drop-In
Saturday, December 14, 3 to 5 p.m. Families are invited to make a non-edible gingerbread house. Great art can be messy, so come dressed to create. Weâ€™ll pull out all the glitter and glue for loads of fun. No pre-registration is required.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY | GRHGC Programs for Teens
Pre-registration is required for all programs and begins one week before each program date.
Anime Club Movie Night
Mondays, September 30, October 28, November 25 and December 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Age: 12 to 18 years Fans of anime and mange are invited to watch movies, discuss books and try Japanese treats. October 28 will be the annual costume contest.
How to Write a Great College Application Essay
Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m. Age: 12 years and older This one hour seminar presented by the Kaplan Test Prep organization is designed to highlight what college admissions officers want to see in an essay. Pre-registration is required and begins October 15.
ACT Practice Test
Saturday, November 23, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Age: 12 years and older Take a free ACT so you’ll know what to expect on Test Day. Participants will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. Pre-registration is required and begins November 16.
Prize for Teens
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m. Age: 12 to 18 years Move beyond static PowerPoint presentations with Prize, the web-based presentation builder. Create presentations that move, zoom and fly. Experience using a mouse and keyboard and navigating the internet are required.
GERMANTOWN REGIONAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY CENTER The mission of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC) is to preserve and share across generations the wisdom, culture and history of the South. The Center, at 7779 Poplar Pike, serves as a repository and research center for historic materials related to history and genealogy. The GRHGC has more than 15,000 reference materials in its collection. The Tennessee Genealogical Society is also located in the Center. Information about the Society is available at tngs.org.
Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center will be closed September 3 and 8, October 20, November 22 and December 25. Programs are free and open to the public, but space may be limited. Pre-registration is required, unless otherwise noted, and begins three weeks prior to the event. Call 757-8480 for information.
TNGS Quarterly Meetings
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. September 21 - Genealogist Therese Fisher will present “Wanted – Dead or Alive.” Therese Fisher is the principal genealogist in Fisher Associates and is an accredited genealogist by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. October 19 - Tina Sansone will present on “Court Records.” No pre-registration required.
Let’s Discuss It
Saturdays, September 28, October 26 and December 7, 10 a.m. Join a genealogy/computer discussion group led by Debbie Atchley. Bring a topic of interest, or just soak up the knowledge from the round table. P. Z. Horton will also answer questions about Family Tree Maker software and will demonstrate advanced techniques. No pre-registration required.
2013 Fall Seminar at the Pickering Center
Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Fee: $20 for TNGS members and $25 for non-members Robert S. Davis, the Director of the Family & Regional History Program, Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, will present.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE FARM PARK
C’mon out to the Farm Park! Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a working model of a community based suburban farm park which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for a sustainable, healthy and supportive community. Programs and events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375. For more information, visit thefarmpark.org.
Public access begins at Germantown Elementary School, 2740 Cross Country. Enter the school’s faculty parking lot and follow the signs. Farm Park entry is next to the Cloyes Soccer Fields.
Closed Sunday and Monday Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional public hours may apply when special events occur. Call 751-KNOW (5669) for weather-related updates.
Farm Hands Needed
Farm Park volunteers are lovingly referred to as Farm Hands. While they aren’t necessarily farmers, they work with farm related events. Supporting farmers and artisans at the
Farmers’ Market, educating the community through field trips and programming are just a few ways the Hands promote sustainable living. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens and service groups.
Farm Park programs are free unless otherwise noted. Some require pre-registration. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West St.
Field Trips and Group Programs
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 1 to October 23, by reservation only Fee: $2 per person Teachers and group leaders for groups of all ages and interests are invited to coordinate special group outings or events with Farm Park program coordinators. Staff offer onsite and outreach programs specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of any group. Groups must be scheduled in advance and have a minimum of 15 participants.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, September 5 through October 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Committed to good health and sustainable lifestyle practices the market features locally-grown farm-fresh produce available for purchase. Special programming, lively music, garden talks, family activities, cooking demonstrations and farm fresh dining are all part of the Farm Park Farmers’ Market experience.
FARM PARK Garden Talks
Fridays, September 13 through October 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 13 Planning your year round gardening September 20 Organic Pest Management September 27 What’s on Your Plate? October 4 Building a Sustainable Food System October 11 Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners Fee: $10 per class, pre-registration is required Bring lunch and learn about the latest trends in earth-friendly living. Garden Talks are led by master gardeners, local farmers and certified nutritionists. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Young Farmers Thursdays
Thursdays, September 12 to October 17, 4:30 to 6 p.m. September 12 Fall Gardening in the Discovery Garden September 19 Pollination Party - Why does pollination matter? September 26 Bugs in the Garden – praying mantis release October 3 The Dirt on Dirt October 10 Hypertufa Pots October 17 Recycled Garden Art (bring an old shoe) Age: 6 to 12 years Fee: $10 per student, pre-registration is required Farm Girl Mary Phillips leads young farmers to dig in the dirt, make compost, plant seeds, harvest crops, learn about visiting farm animals and more. Old fashioned fun and games are woven into each session. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Children should come dressed for farm chores and exploration (they will get dirty). Gloves and closed toed shoes are required.
Fridays, September 13 through October 18, 10 to 11 a.m. Weekly topics are the same as Young Farmers listed above Ages: 3 to 5 years Fee: $10 per student, registration is required Join Farm Girl Mary Phillips for hands-on activities suitable for pre-school children and families. Children should come dressed for farm chores and exploration (they will get dirty). Gloves and closed toed shoes are required. Parents are encouraged to stay on the park premises.
Sustainable Saturdays Saturdays through October 26 There’s nothing more sustainable than time with the family. C’mon out to the Farm Park on Saturday’s for unique selfguided drop-in activities, tours and fun. Farm Hands will be onsite for guidance.
Community Garden Project
The community garden is a central feature at the Farm Park. In its second year the sixty-member BLFP Community Garden Association is busy preparing and planting for another great harvest. New member applications will be accepted beginning
November 1. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375 for more information, or stop by the Farm Park to tour the garden and visit with volunteers about membership opportunities.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, September 5 through October 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Elementary School faculty parking lot, 2740 Cross Country Great food starts here. The Farm Park Farmer’s Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts.
October 5, 5:30 p.m. For details, see page 4.
Family-friendly scarecrows are welcome to visit the Farm Park this fall. The rules are simple so don’t miss out! The contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups and businesses. Only one entry per person, family or group is allowed. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited to 40 entries. Entries will be accepted August 15 to September 19. Official rules and entry forms can be found at thefarmpark.org or at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2276 West Street.
Farm Park Hay Maze
Thursdays, October 3 through October 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Age: 3 to 12 years Get lost at the Farm Park! All ages are invited to join the fun of the Farm Park Hay Maze, though it is probably most enjoyed by children ages 3 to 12. The maze will be open during the Thursday Farmers Market and the Harvest Day Festival.
Fall Harvest Festival at the Farm
Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m. It’s fall y’all! Enjoy a picnic at the Farm Park. Bring your own or purchase farm fresh food from a food truck. Live music, pumpkin patch activities, visiting farm animals, hay rides, a hay maze, scarecrow contest judging, horseshoes and a kiddie pedal tractor pull competition are the highlights of the afternoon.
Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull Competition
Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 p.m., registration begins October 1 Age: 3 to 12 years Fee: $5 per participant A kiddie pedal tractor pull is exactly as the name implies – a pedal tractor pull. Children pull a weighted sled by pedaling a childsized tractor. The child that pulls the most weight in their age group wins. Prizes and winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Official rules and registration forms are available online at thefarmpark.org and at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB The Germantown Athletic Club combines the best of both worlds - a fitness facility with leading-edge equipment, expert staff and a community atmosphere where you become a part of our family. Plus, it’s all located in one of the most desirable communities in the mid-south. What more could you ask for? Members see Germantown Athletic Club as an extension of their own home - - an environment that fosters fitness and fellowship. They’ve discovered a unique atmosphere of camaraderie unlike any other fitness club around. Your time at the Club is more than a membership – it’s an experience.
Memberships are available for residents and non-residents. Stop by the Club today to take a tour and receive a free guest pass. For more information, call 757-7370 or visit germantownathleticclub.org.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kidz Klub Hours Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
The aquatic area offers fun and fitness for the whole family. Year-round swimming is available at our indoor heated pool. Other aquatic features include a hot tub, saunas, outdoor pool and a youth splash park. Lap lanes are available for members and guests.
Indoor Pool Hours
Monday to Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Friday, 5 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
American Red Cross Youth Swim Lessons
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Session I: September 9 to 24 Session II: September 30 to October 15 Session III: October 21 to November 5 Preschool (4 to 5) and Level I: 5:10 to 5:50 p.m. Level II and III: 6 to 6:50 p.m. Fee: $80 per member, $95 per guest per session Each session consists of eight classes. The pre¬requisite for each level is successful demonstration of skills taught in the preceding level. There are no refunds or make-up days.
Private Swim Lessons
30-minute sessions Fee $30 per member $45 per non-member Call 751-7511 to set appointment and check availability.
Lil Gators Swim Team
Tuesdays and Thursdays, time TBA (45-minute class) September 10 to October 3 October 7 to 31 November 5 to December 5 Fee: $80 per member, $95 per guest per session Participants must have passed level III swimming lessons.
Germantown Swim Team
Germantown Swim Team is a year-round, competitive swim team, open to all individuals interested in improv¬ing swimming techniques. Team members are accepted throughout the year. Swimming technique is evaluated to determine placement. For more information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or email@example.com.
Germantown Masters Swim
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. For more information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee: $70 to $115 per session, by appointment only Germantown Athletic Club offers Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage therapy to Club members in the downstairs fitness area. Contact Ricky Brewer at 377-6864 or Maggie Garcia at 786-2435 to schedule an appointment.
Personal, Partner and Small Group Training
Fee: $20 to $90 per session, by appointment only Regardless of fitness level or goal the Athletic Club has the right certified personal trainer for all. Options include hour and half hour small group, partner, and individual training packages. For more information, contact Nancy Rose at email@example.com.
Youth Weight Floor Introductory Program
Fee: $35 The Youth Weight Floor Introductory Program allows members ages 14 and 15 access to the weight floor with a parent present. The participant must attend one FreeMotion Epic Clinic, one FreeMotion Functional Clinic and one Nautilus Free Weight session led by a certified personal trainer. Testing information is provided upon enrollment. A test is given at the end of the program. Please stop by to pick up a packet at the weight floor desk. For information, contact Nancy Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB Golf Conditioning
Fee: $50 to $75 Maximize golf performance, overcome limitations and learn to maintain good, dynamic posture through golf conditioning with Jeremy Crowe. Jeremy is a Level 2 Golf Biomechanist and Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer through Titleist Performance Institute. For more information contact Jeremy at 834-3955.
Fee: Starting at $30 per session, by appointment only Stop by the Pilates of Memphis Studio at Germantown Athletic Club to incorporate a whole new element in your workout. Pilates of Memphis offers private and group sessions to members and guests. The studio includes reformers, a cadillac, high and low chairs, barrels and other professional Pilates equipment. For more information, contact Cindy Qualls at 643-4198.
Treat your child to an afternoon of birthday fun at the Club. Birthday packages include 90 minutes of basketball, dodgeball, popcorn and a movie or swimming in our indoor heated pool and 30 minutes in a decorated party room with a customized cake, ice cream, cold juice and tableware. Pizza and soft drinks are available for an additional fee. Party times: Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. Pricing: $160 for parties up to 10 children, $12 per additional child For more information or to make a reservation, contact Debbie Powers at email@example.com or call 751-7511.
Game Night & Pajama Party
Saturdays, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $20 per member, $15 additional sibling, $25 guest Boys and girls ages 7 to 11 years play games such as dodgeball, kickball, walleyball and basketball during game night. Girls ages 7 to 11 years enjoy a movie, mini manicure and pedicure along with other fun surprises. Donâ€™t forget a sleeping bag and pillow. Dinner is provided. The registration deadline is Thursday before each event. Call 757-7370 for more information, or register at the desk.
Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Fee: $60 member, $75 non-member, $85 member family or $100 non-member family Taekwondo can be a family affair. Improve physical condition and self-defensive skills while relieving stress. Call 301-2071 for more information.
Gobble Wobble 5K and Kids Half-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, November 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Join Germantown Athletic Club and Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown for the seventh annual Gobble Wobble 5K and Kids Half-Mile Fun Run. Gather around after the race for lots of food and fun. Each participant will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. Proceeds from the event benefit Baptist Rehabilitation Neurological Treatment Center. Early bird registration deadline is October 26. Visit gobblewobble5k.com for more information.
The Clubâ€™s basketball courts and activity rooms are available for Club members to rent for private group events: Single basketball court - $50 per hour, activity room - $30 per hour Availability is limited. Email Debbie Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 751-7511 for more information.
Kids Night Out
Saturdays, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $20 per member, $15 additional sibling, $25 guest Kids ages 1 to 6 are invited to Kids Night Out for playtime, dinner and a movie. Bring PJs and lots of energy! Registration deadline is the Thursday before each event. Contact 757-7370 for more information, or register at the desk.
GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
GPAC BALLET CLASSES GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (GPAC) GPAC is the premiere entertainment venue in the Memphis area. In the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at GPAC, patrons can experience all genres of music and performing arts including classical, bluegrass, jazz, Americana, country, gospel, opera, modern dance, ballet and Cirque. GPAC also has family, education and community outreach programs for people of all ages. For information and tickets visitgpacweb.com or stop by the box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.., weekdays. GPAC is located at 1801 Exeter Road. For information visit gpacweb.com or call 751-7500.
Mark Your Calendar September Visual Arts Exhibition: Yancy Villa-Calvo 06 Jazz in the Box – Diane Marino 19 Pilobolus 20 Blind Boys of Alabama with Amy Lavere
October Visual Arts Exhibition: IRIS Educational Art Collaboration 08 ArtSavvy: International Folk Dance 101 12 IRIS Orchestra, Peter Serkin 13 Hungarian State Folk Ensemble 18 Jazz in the Box – Brian “Breeze” Cayolle 20 The Graduate 23 ArtSavvy – Film Screening of “Innocente” 26 PB&J Professor Smartypants 26 Bluff City Jazz Project Plays Duke Ellington
November Visual Arts Exhibition: Jack Robinson 03 Anny Hampton Callaway 08 Jazz in the Box – Kathy Kosins 09 PB&J – Gustafer Yellowgold 10 Shanghai Ballet 16 IRIS Orchestra – Alexander Fiterstein 22 Pinocchio by Tout a Trac 23 Kathy Mattea 24 GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra
December Visual Arts Exhibition: Ron Olson and Saj Crone 14 Holiday Concert – December 14
GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Americana Music Series
The Blind Boys o Alabama with Amy LaVere
September 20, 8 p.m. Join gospel music legends The Blind Boys of Alabama for a remarkable, roof-raising, foot-stomping evening of music. Throughout their more than 70-year career, their timeless harmonies and joyful sound have gloriously melded gospel, blues and rock n’ roll.
November 23, 8 p.m. The unmistakable voice of multi-Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea explores music’s most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. From her signature ballad “Where’ve you Been” to her iconic hit “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” Mattea’s roots-based sound uniquely mixes country, bluegrass and folk.
Dance Series Pilobolus
September 19, 8 p.m. Radically innovative and always intriguing, Pilobolus is an American dance institution acclaimed for their dynamic works of extreme balance, contortion and illusion. Through a compelling canon of highly athletic yet smooth and organic choreography, the company has captivated audiences worldwide and stretched the definition of modern dance.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
October 13, 3 p.m. From the vigor and grace of the authentic dances to the tumultuous rhythms of the music, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble presents, direct from Budapest, a compelling look into the rich and colorful culture of Hungary in the renowned production Gypsy Romance.
Jazz in the box
Fridays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. September 6 - Diane Marino, vocalist October 18 - Tribute to Sidney Bichet featuring Briane “Breeze” Cayolle, horn November 8 - Kathy Kosins presents Ladies of Cool, vocalist
Ann Hampton Callaway presents the Streisand Songbook
November 3, 7 p.m. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Platinum Award-winning singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway pays tribute to one of America’s most celebrated musical artists, Barbara Streisand. With impeccable wit and passionate delivery, Callaway brings fresh and original interpretations to Streisand’s timeless classics.
October 20, 7 p.m. The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love and redemption - so honestly and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine and the rest. Still today, fifty years after The Graduate was written, we all continue to ask the same question…what does the future hold? An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous and features a first rate cast, live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. This theater…is an event.
November 10, 3 p.m. Spring comes to life as the Shanghai Ballet presents their picturesque production The Butterfly Lovers. From their brilliant technique and beautiful artistry to the stunning sets and exquisite costumes, the company has been deemed “as elegant as delicate porcelain imported from China.”
Bluff City Jazz Project Plays Duke Ellington
October 26, 6 p.m. The Bluff City Jazz Project is a big band comprised of the top live and studio session musicians in Memphis. This program of Duke Ellington compositions features a swinging 16-piece big band that shows the players in the Bluff City take a back seat to no one when it comes to jazz.
GPAC ED UCATION | ARTS Family Series
Pinocchio by Théâtre Tout à Trac
November 22, 7 p.m. Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless puppet Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and the Cat, escape from Toyland and save his father from the belly of the giant fish!
Classical Series Iris Orchestra
Saturdays, 8 p.m. October 12 - Peter Serkin, Passionate Colors Adam Shoenberg, Finding Rothko Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 November 16 - A lexander Fiterstein, Eastern Dances, Northern Melodies Bartók: Divertimento for Strings Neilsen: Clarinet Concerto Dvo˘rák: Serenade for Strings
Peanut Butter & Jam
Saturdays October 26 - Wild Willy, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. November 9 - Gustafer Yellowgold, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $8 per child (includes up to two adults) GPAC’s celebrated music education program marks its 18th season this year introducing children ages 8 and under to a wide variety of musical instruments and styles. GPAC classes are designed to offer high quality ballet instruction in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. Students develop rhythm, coordination, flexibility, creative expression and self esteem while learning ballet technique appropriate for their age.
GPAC Ballet Program
Fall 2013 Schedule Classes begin August 19 Baby Ballerinas Ages 3 to 4 Mondays, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. $210 Pre-Ballet Ages 4 to 6 Tuesdays, 4 to 4:30 p.m. $210 Ballet 1* Ages 5 to 7 Tuesdays, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. $260 Ballet 2* Ages 7 to 10 Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m. $300 GPAC classes are designed to offer high quality ballet instruction in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. Students develop rhythm, coordination, flexibility, creative expression and self esteem while learning ballet technique
appropriate for their age. Register online at gpacweb.com or call Emily Hefley at 751-7665. *Students must have had one semester of pre-ballet or approval from Emily Hefley, Education and Outreach Coordinator
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE Located at 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road, the GCT provides an opportunity for theatrical discovery to local performers and theatre patrons. A partnership between GCT and the City of Germantown provides theatre experiences for children. To purchase tickets, call 754-2680 or visit gctcomeplay.org. Fun in Theatre
Fee: $85 per student Location: Germantown Community Theatre Space is limited; reservations are required For more information or to register, please contact Leigh Eck at 901-937-3024 or email@example.com. www.gctcomeplay.org
Home School Classes
August 22 to November 14 Ages 9 to 13 - Shakespeare Study, Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ages 13 to 18 - Anatomy of the Cliffhanger, Thursdays, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Saturday Day Camps
Saturdays, October 19 to November 9 Ages 4 to 8 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 8 to 11 – Noon to 2 p.m. Ages 10 and older - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Fairy Tale Trail: The Shoemaker and the Elves
Registration begins August 12 Rehearsals begin September 16 Performances on October 25 Ages: 6 to 17 years Fee: $15 participant fee Location: Germantown Community Theatre Taking place during the Festival of Fun and Fright, Fairy Tale Trail showcases an exciting fairy tale performed for kids, by kids, with dialogue, music and dance on a trail through the forest in Cameron Brown Park. Reservations are required. Auditions are not necessary. For more information or to register, contact Leigh Eck at 937-3024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS The Wizard of Oz Audition Workshop
Wednesday and Thursday, August 14 and 15 Ages 6 to 13: 4 to 6 p.m. Ages 14 and older: 6 to 8 p.m. $100 for GCT and MJCC members, $125 for non-members Location: Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Avenue Join GCT for a preparatory workshop with the director and music director of the upcoming holiday production of The Wizard of Oz. Learn how to have a successful (and enjoyable) musical theatre audition and help prepare material from the show. Both sessions will culminate in a mock audition to provide feedback from the director. Space is limited, reservations are required. For more information or to register, contact Leigh Eck at 901-937-3024 or email@example.com.
The Wizard of Oz Auditions
August 24, 2:30 p.m., Germantown Community Theatre August 25, 3:30 p.m., Memphis Jewish Community Center Rehearsals begin October 14 Performance dates are December 11 to 22 Age: 6 years through adult Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto, too, for a trip down the yellow brick road. For a breakdown of roles, audition requirements and an audition form, visit gctcomeplay.org.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Tour
December 9 to 20 This original adaptation of the CS Lewis story will be available for tour bookings in the Memphis region. Let GCT bring this fun and educational production to you or join us for limited performances on the GCT stage. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Leigh Eck at 937-3024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Germantown Chorus is welcoming new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals begin Monday, August 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Georges Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road. The chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble that sings a variety of music from all genres. For more information, visit www.germantownchorus.com.
Germantown Festival Concert
Saturday, September 7, noon C.O. Franklin Park and Horse Show Grounds Enjoy a free concert at noon on the Germantown Festival outdoor stage. Rain or shine, the concert goes on. Enjoy music and munchies as we gather in the area just south of the food vendors. Purchase lunch from any of the yummy choices, bring it to the bleachers by the stage and enjoy the music selections while you eat lunch.
Music at Twilight
Saturday, October 19, 2013 St. George’s Episcopal Church This annual music and auction extravaganza features live and silent auctions, a catered buffet dinner, beverages, desserts and entertainment by the Chorus. This event, full of fun and one-of-a-kind finds, is a highlight of the season and a bargain at any price. Tickets are available online at Germantownchorus.com or by calling 383-2051.
Germantown Symphony Orchestra
The Germantown Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 38th season with Pops in the Park in Germantown on September 14 under the baton of Music Director Dr. Ronald Vernon. This selfgoverned, all-volunteer organization now boasts a membership of sixty-five musicians - a diverse group including students, teachers, professional musicians, professionals in other fields and those in retirement - who share their love of fine music arts advocacy. The GSO is committed to promoting young artists and serving the community in many ways. GSO receives generous funding from the Germantown Arts Alliance. For more information about the orchestra, call 755-8708. Tickets are available for purchase at the GPAC box office, 1801 Exeter Road, by calling 757-7500 or online at GPACweb.com.
Young Artists Concerto Concert
Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 Adults, $8 seniors, $5 students (plus handling fee) Location: GPAC, Duncan-Williams Performance Hall Winners of GSO’s 2013 Concerto Competition take to the stage to each give an incredible performance of a movement of a major work with the GSO. Featured are violinists Alana Olswing and Peyton Cook, pianist Liam Nutt and flutist Sara Kang. Flying Dutchman Overture and ballet music from Macbeth are on the program in celebration of the 200 year anniversaries of both Wagner and Verdi. Handel’s Overture to Agrippina will also be performed.
Holiday Concert with the Germantown Community Chorus Saturday, December 14, 7 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students & seniors (plus handling fee) Location: GPAC Duncan-Williams Performance Hall Enjoy this festive concert in celebration of the holiday session with both new and familiar holiday hits, always with a sing-along.
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