INFORMATION FOR LIVING THE GOOD LIFE IN GERMANTOWN
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
GERMANTOWN DESIGNATED PARTNER IN PREVENTION First US city to demonstrate comprehensive sexual abuse prevention It’s a pleasure for the City of Germantown to offer you a fresh version of our FYI publication, the three-times-a-year compilation of all the events, activities and programs produced and presented by city departments and staff. This new magazine format is another of the cost saving measures undertaken by city government, making the best use of your tax dollars while continuing to deliver quality services. Previously, FYI was printed on several sheets of paper stock, then folded and mailed to every address in Germantown. This edition is a shift toward mostly digital delivery. Elsewhere in these pages, you’ll find instructions on how to subscribe for electronic delivery to your email address. Or you can find FYI on the city’s website, www.germantown-tn.gov . If you really prefer to find all the latest community information on paper, we’re printing a supply of copies for people to pick up at City Hall, Community Library, Athletic Club or Performing Arts Centre (or select specific pages from the website source to print at home). In addition to cost effectiveness, the size flexibility of the new FYI allows city officials to broaden the scope of information we think interesting, helpful and important to living in Germantown. From time to time, we’ll report on initiatives that improve the “quality of place” or explain how city government functions. Here’s an example of an effort to protect our children. More than 270 city employees who work with or around children have been trained in Stewards of Children, the only
evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training available. It was developed by Darkness to Light, a nationally-recognized nonprofit child sexual abuse prevention organization. The city collaborated with the Memphis Child Advocacy Center to provide the training to our employees. The three-hour curriculum with discussion focuses on all facets of child sexual abuse: the problems and prevalence, risks of placing children in environments lacking appropriate policies, ways to improve the availability of safe spaces for youngsters, guidance of parents on how to children about the issue, and ways to recognize and react to signs of abuse. Going beyond the training, city legal counsel worked with the CAC to audit city policies to ensure that all municipal properties and programs have a thorough, enforced child protection policy in place. Key components discourage circumstances in which only one adult and one child are present, background check requirements and more specific needs of certain departments. By its attention to prevention measures, the City of Germantown was the first municipality in the nation to become a “partner in prevention” with Darkness to Light.
Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Calendar of Events
Bobby Lanier Farm Park
Special Recreation and Seniors
Germantown Athletic Club
Germantown Performing Arts Centre
Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Community Library
Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | MAY - AUGUST
JULY 4 TH FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 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 mmcdonnell@ germantown-tn.gov . In the event of inclement weather, call 751- KNOW (5669) for details on event status.
Fun in the Sun: Tie Dye
Friday, May 10, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Age: 2 to 6 years Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Splash some color and get creative. Bring a 100% cotton T-shirt. Stay for the Municipal Melodies concert and annual Barbecue in the Park. The rain date is Friday, May 17.
Municipal Melodies Concert and Barbecue in the Park
Friday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Listen to live jazz music from the Brian “Breeze” Cayolle duo and enjoy the Germantown grilling team’s barbecue sausage link sandwich with all the trimmings, homemade baked beans, corn, slaw, drink and dessert for $8. Kid’s meals (hot dog, chips,
drink and dessert) are available for just $4. Lunch is served until 12:45 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes. The rain date is Friday, May 17.
Child Car Seat Check
Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. to noon Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Safety experts will help determine if child car seats are correctly installed and demonstrate correct installation. Bring the vehicle, car seat and the child who uses it. For more information, call 751-5646. No rain date.
Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Touch, climb, explore and take pictures alongside various vehicles and unique equipment. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, contact library staff at 757READ (7323) or email@example.com . No rain date.
Germantown Charity Horse Show Tuesday to Saturday, June 4 to 8 For details, visit gchs.org or call 754-0009.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | MAY - AUGUST Groovin’ and Grillin’ Concert Series
Tuesdays, June 4 and 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Fee: free concert, $3 hot dog combo, $5 hamburger combo June 4 Soul Shockers – R & B party band June 18 The Millionaires – pop, disco and rock band Kickback, relax and enjoy local music under the stars. Bring a chair or blanket. Beginning at 6 p.m., enjoy a tasty grilled hot dog or juicy hamburger with all the trimmings prior to each concert. Music begins at 7 p.m. The rain date is Tuesday, June 25.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, June 6 to August 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Farm Park, enter at 2740 Cross Country Great meals begin here! The Farm Park Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts. Special programming, educational workshops and activities - including chef demonstrations, live music, performances and more are woven into the market experience. Public access to the Farm Park 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.
TWRA Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, June 8, 9 to 11 a.m. Age: 6 to 12 years Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Come early to claim a spot around the lake. One fishing pole per participant is allowed. Parents can assist in baiting or taking the fish off the hook. Prizes are awarded in each age group. No rain date. The rodeo is co-sponsored by MLGW.
Hooping in the Farm Park
Wednesdays, June 12 and July 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 8 years and up Fee: $35 per student, registration is required Location: Farm Park, enter at 2740 Cross Country Want to learn how to hoop dance or build hooping skills? Join the Hooper Troopers for this fun-filled morning of all things (hula) hoop. Learn fun new ways to use the hoop with games and lessons, introducing basic moves like the weave, jumpthrough and stir it up. We will explore stretching, dance, play and even fun partner moves. Kids will round out the day by creating their very own take-home hoop. Space is limited. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Mad Science: Dig Into Science
Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Age: 5 to 12 years | Fee: Free Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road It’s time to dig deep into the science beneath your feet. We will be exploring the science underground from the layers of
the Earth to soil and the creatures that live in it. We will learn about earthquakes and maybe even make a volcano or two!
Great American Race and Car Show
Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. Location: Municipal Park Fee: Free The Great Race is an antique, vintage and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways which will be stopping in Germantown for an overnight rest. A display of area car clubs will begin at 2 p.m. and the vintage cars will begin arriving on Exeter Road at 5 p.m. This event is free for the entire family. The rally begins in St. Paul, Minnesota and ends in Mobile, Alabama. Car sponsorships are available. Contact Sherrye Rhea, firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-7203.
Lions Club Fishing Rodeo
Thursday, July 4, 9 to 11 a.m. Age: 4 to 15 years Fee: donations gratefully accepted Location: Municipal Park Lake, 1900 South Germantown Road Bring a fishing pole, tackle and bait and try to hook the big one. Proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Germantown Lions Club.
Thursday, July 4, events at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Location: Municipal Park, Exeter Road Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. Then be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Germantown Sidewalk Sales
Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 Germantown’s finest retail establishments come together to create an exciting, fun-filled shopping extravaganza.
5th Annual Small Fry Triathlon
Registration: May 1 to August 31 Event: Saturday, September 14 Start Time: 2 to 3 years old, 10 a.m. 4 to 6 years old, 10:30 a.m. Age: 2 to 6 years Fee: $5, includes a race 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 medal. Bring a bicycle or tricycle. A size-appropriate helmet is required. No race day registration. The event is sponsored by Campbell Clinic. The rain date is September 21.
SPECIAL RECREATION | SENIORS
GET AWAY DAYS 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. May 3 Mexican Fiesta June 14 Hawaiian Luau July 12 Outdoor Pool Party and Dance August 23 Outdoor Pool Party and Dance Outdoor pool parties take place at Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. All others take place at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike.
TWRA Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, June 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Come early to claim a spot around the lake. Stay afterwards to enjoy a tasty grilled hot dog or juicy hamburger. Preregistration is required.
Weird and Unusual Animals
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Come explore animal classification with Natural History Educational Company of the Mid-South. Pre-registration required.
5 0+ G R OUP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Regularly Scheduled Activities Mixed Media Artists
Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card (includes five classes) Enjoy non-instructional stamping and art.
SENIORS Line Dance USA
Mondays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card (includes five classes) This new class helps improve coordination, memory skill and energy level. Learning a variety of Country and Western, Soul and Latino line dances is easy and fun! Beginner dances are taught during the first hour; intermediate dances are taught the last half hour.
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card (includes five classes) Bring lunch. A partner is not necessary.
ACBL Sanctioned Bridge Club Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Fee: $5 Bring a lunch and partner.
Potluck and Bingo
First Thursday of each month, noon Fee: $1, a gift worth $1 and a main dish or dessert
Evening Line Dances
Third Friday of each month, 7 to 10 p.m. Fee: $4 Music provided by Larry Logan
Fourth Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card (includes five classes) Bring lunch
Get Away Days
Day trips are limited to 12 participants and depart by van from Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or email@example.com . Trips are filled on a first come first-served basis.
Magnolia Manor in Bolivar, TN
Friday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $5 transportation, check made payable to City of Germantown. $10 tour, $5 box lunch, payable on site Magnolia Manor was built in 1849 by an attorney who is credited with helping place Memphis in Tennessee rather than Mississippi. This home was occupied by the Union Army and used as their headquarters. Today it is recognized by Fodor’s “One of the South’s best Bed and Breakfasts.”
Memphis’ Victorian Village Friday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $5 transportation, check made payable to City of Germantown, $10 tour, lunch on your own at Paulette’s in Harbor Town Offering a glimpse back in time, Mallory-Neely offers an opportunity to share a piece of history. Built in 1852 and reopened to the public in November 2012, the stately home is the only one remaining with many of the original furnishings.
Learning with the Technology Coach iPhone Basics
Session I: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21 - 30, 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Session II: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18 - 27, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Session III: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16 - 25, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Fee: $25 per 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 print 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.
Session I: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21 to 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session II: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18 to 27, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session lll: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16 to 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fee: $25 per 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.
Christmas in New York City
Wednesday, December 4 through Thursday, December 12 Fee: $829 Deposit: $75 Fee includes motor coach transportation, eight nights lodging, 14 meals and two guided tours of New York City, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Wall Street, Ellis Island and Liberty Island.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . In the event of inclement weather, call 751-KNOW (5669) for details on program status.
Germantown Country Club Junior Golf Session I: June 11 to 14 (register by June 5) Session II: July 9 to 12 (register by July 3) Age: Girls and boys 5 to 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Girls and boys 10 to 17, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Girls only, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $125 per week Location: Germantown Country Club, 1780 Kimbrough Road The junior golf school is open to youth who are interested in learning golf in a fun and enjoyable setting. Iron play, chipping, putting, driving, course knowledge and etiquette will be covered. Instruction is provided by the GCC professional staff of Keith Penke and Casey Cass. Each age group is limited to the first 18 students to register. For more information, visit germantowncountryclub.com . To register, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com .
Junior Legends Recreational Soccer Summer Camps
For information on sports camps, see page 11.
Germantown Adult Baseball League
Registration begins May 1 Age: 18 years and older Fee: $1,600 per team Location: Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Boulevard This adult baseball league is composed of current and former college players and adults interested in continuing their baseball careers. The league plays Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The season runs from early June through late August. For more information, contact Kevin Weaver at 7577379 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Germantown Youth Cheerleading
Register through Friday, June 14 Age: Girls, kindergarten to grade 6 Fee: $135 resident, $172 non-resident, plus $123.57 for those needing a new uniform This program provides a positive, fun and safe environment to learn the fundamental skills of cheerleading. Girls are grouped by age to cheer for Germantown Football League teams and participate in a cheer-off to conclude the season. The goal is to encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork and self confidence. Participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Residents must provide verification of residency. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com .
The Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. The no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation. The Legends program provides a comprehensive recreational soccer program for boys and girls ages 6 to 19. Fall practices begin in late August with the season kicking off in September. The Legends philosophy is rooted in individual skill and confidence development. Competitive coaches provide additional skills training on a weekly basis to complement the players training and playing schedule. Future Legends - U6, U8 and U10 boys and girls recreational soccer includes a free skills session each week during the regular season Future Legends Academy - U8, U9 & U10 boys and girls wanting and seeking an additional challenge with a desire to take their game to the next level Jr. Legends - U12 to U19 recreational soccer TOPSoccer â€“ The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The purpose is to give every player a chance to experience the joy of soccer. For more information or to register visit GermantownLegendsSoccer.com , or contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Germantown Legends Competitive Soccer Brave, Creative Leaders for Life U9 through U19 Boys and Girls competitive teams The Germantown Legends are always looking for dedicated athletes to add to their roster of talented players. If a player has recently moved into the area during the season or has missed scheduled competitive tryouts, contact Chris Bartels at email@example.com or call (901) 861-6008. Competitive tryouts take place in late May. Visit GermantownLegendsSoccer.com for more details.
SPORTS Germantown Football League
Germantown Football League is a community based volunteer organization that partners with the City to provide recreational flag and tackle football for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, visit gflfootball.org or email GFL at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Germantown Croquet Club
For a modest fee, enjoy competitive play with other croquet enthusiasts. Club benefits include weekly scheduled play time, use of croquet equipment, instruction and club socials. The playing season is year round. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com .
Kevin Essary, the City’s Director of Tennis, has 12 years of teaching experience and maintains a USPTA P1 certification. He was the United States Professional Tennis Associations Tennis Professional of the year in 2009. He has an excellent certified staff which includes Justin Andrews, Lindsey Wiseman and Rishi Chopra. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
For information on tennis camps, see page 11.
Junior Tennis Development
June 3 to July 27 Location: Municipal Park Tennis Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road. For more information, visit midsouthtennis.com or contact Kevin Essary at 757-9901 or email@example.com . Monday 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group 4 to 5 p.m. Champs II Tuesday 3:30 to 5 p.m. Champs 4 to 5 p.m. Aces 5 to 6 p.m. Rookies Wednesday 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group 4 to 5 p.m. Champs II Thursday 3:30 to 5 p.m. Champs 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Match play Tournament Group - structured for the advanced tournament player with a goal of playing at the collegiate level, students must have a state ranking 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 enrolling Champs II - structured for the young intermediate player who has all the skills of the champs but not quite the size or strength, uses the quick-start system Aces - structured for the beginner ages 8 to 12, uses the quickstart system Rookies - structured for the beginner ages 6 to 8, uses the quick-start 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-sized court Fee: Fees must be paid in full at least one day in advance. Pay in advance for 16 classes and receive one free class, pay in advance for 24 classes and receive three free classes. Paid in full: $16 per hour or $128 for 8 classes or $240 for 16 classes $24 per 90 minutes or $192 for 8 classes, $360 for 16 or $504 for 24 $32 per two hours or $256 for 8 classes, $480 for 16 or $672 for 24 Drop in rates: $18 per hour $27 per hour and a half $36 per two hours
June 3 to July 27 Location: Municipal Park Tennis Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road. For more information, visit www. midsouthtennis.com or contact Kevin Essary at 757-9901 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Monday 9 to 10 a.m. Cardio Tennis Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. Beginner 2.5 Ladies Wednesday 9 to 10 a.m. Serve Clinic 10 to 11 a.m. Stroke of the week Clinic 7 to 8:30 p.m. Open Clinic Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cardio Tennis Friday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advanced Cardio 3.5 Saturday 8 to 9:30 a.m. Men’s Clinic 9 to 10:30 a.m. Ladies cardio Cardio Tennis is a fast-paced class designed to keep your heart rate up while playing tennis and listening to music. Classes are open and participants must register at least one day in advance. Fee: $16 per hour or $128 for eight weeks, $20 per hour and a half or $180 for eight weeks
Doubles League Offerings
June 3 to July 27 Tuesday 6:30 to 8 p.m. Women’s 2.5 Doubles Wednesday 8:30 to 10 a.m. Women’s 4.0 Doubles Thursday 6:30 to 8 p.m. Women’s 3.0 Doubles Friday 10:30 a.m. to noon Women’s 3.5 Doubles Fee: $20 Contact Kevin Essary at 757-9901 or email@example.com to sign up for singles ladders.
HOUSTON LEVEE SUMMER DAY CAMP Safety City
Houston Levee Summer Day Camp
Safety City consists of short classes taught by community experts. Safety topics include fire, animals, weather, bicycles, guns, pools, pedestrian crossings, cars and seat belts, boats and homes. Children also travel about Safety City daily and learn to follow the rules of the road by riding bicycles or walking as pedestrians along its streets and sidewalks. At least one adult and several teenage volunteers supervise each group of students.
Have an outrageous summer with Germantown Parks and Recreation. Enjoy fun-filled days at Camp Houston Levee and experience a summer packed full of outdoor activities, guest speakers, nature education, field trips, music, games, arts and crafts and swimming. Registration is now open and continues until capacity is reached at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 757-7375 to check availability. Residents must provide a Germantown water bill as verification of residency. All campers must provide a copy of the birth certificate. Refunds will not be given unless the vacated spot is filled. Campers must be 6 years old by June 3. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. A daily snack is provided. Campers bring their own lunch. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monday through Friday, June 10 to 14, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 5 and 6 years, entering kindergarten or 1st grade Fee: $45 Location: Germantown Church of Christ, 8723 Poplar Pike Registration: Applications are available online at Germantowntn.gov or at Germantown Municipal Center, Germantown Parks and Recreation office, Germantown Community Library, Germantown Athletic Club and most area preschools.
Space is limited. Registration is required and tuition must be paid at the time of registration. The Germantown Public Safety Education Commission sponsors the camp. Germantown Church of Christ hosts the program. For additional information, email email@example.com or call Ron Roberson at 754-1668.
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 to August 2, no camp July 1 to 5 Age: 6 to 12 years Fee: $420 resident, $601 non-resident, $15 discount for each additional child in the same family A deposit of half the fee is due at registration. The remaining balance is due by May 10. Location: Houston Levee Park, 9777 Wolf River Boulevard
SUMMER CAMPS Art in the Park
Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Age: 4 to 6 years Fee: $120 Instructor: Memphis College of Art Location: Cameron Brown Park Pavilion, 8628 Farmington Blvd. Kids discover drawing, painting and other engaging art media in this delightful outdoor art adventure. Supplies are provided. Bring a snack. Space is limited. Register online at Germantowntn.gov/registration or at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Register by June 10.
S P ORTS CAM PS Registration begins Wednesday, May 1. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited. For more information contact Kevin Weaver at 757-7379 or kweaver@germantown-tn . gov. In the event of inclement weather, call 751- KNOW (5669) for program status.
Tennis Camp for Kids
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon June 3 to 6, June 17 to 20, July 8 to 11, July 22 to 25 Age: 6 to 15 years (participants will be grouped by age) Fee: $144 Location: Municipal Park Tennis Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road The Tennis summer camps will be fun with instruction geared more for beginner and intermediate players. This will be a great opportunity for your child to try tennis for the first time or for the intermediate player to better their fundamentals and stroke production.
Germantown Legends Happy Feet Camp
Monday through Friday, June 3 to 7, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Age: 4 to 6 years Fee: $60 Location: Soccerplex, 7930 C.D. Smith Road Instructor: Legends Staff This is an experience for younger players interested in learning soccer fundamentals in a creative and energetic way. The camp uses games that players can relate to so that they can get more involved. Donâ€™t miss this week of pure soccer fun. For more information, contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or email@example.com .
Germantown Legends Future Legends Camp
Monday through Friday, June 10 to 14, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 7 to 12 years Fee: $120 Location: Soccerplex, 7930 C.D. Smith Road Instructor: Legends Staff This is a chance to bring our players to new heights. Players are engaged in activities designed to give the complete camp experience: new skills, proper technique and expanding their minds to new possibilities; all this within a fun environment. Players will learn skill concepts and how they relate to each other so they can build a solid foundation to build from later. Players will be challenged to learn new moves, positioning and fundamentals of the game. This is all shown in a fun way. For more information, contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Germantown Parks and Recreation Basketball Camp
Session I: Monday through Friday, July 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to noon Age: Kindergarten to 4th grade Session II: Monday through Friday, July 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to noon Age: 5th to 8th grade Fee: $40 per child Location: Riverdale Elementary, 7391 Neshoba Instructor: Kevin Weaver Learn the fundamentals of basketball in this small setting with kids of similar age. This camp is for those serious about learning and perfecting the fundamentals of basketball (dribbling, shooting, and passing), while having fun during the summer. All campers will receive a T-shirt.
Ryan Ward Lacrosse Camps
Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 Age: 7 to 13 years, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 14 to 18 years, 5 to 9 p.m. Fee: $165 Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Instructor: Ryan Ward and professional staff These camps offer diverse instruction to meet the needs of lacrosse players at various skill levels. Instructors assign players to groups according to age, experience and skill level. The 1:12 instructor-to-camper ratio maximizes learning. Ryan Ward plays professionally for the Edmonton Rush and is a two-time all-star in the NLL. Campers provide their own equipment. There will be extra gear for those playing for the first time.
SUMMER CAMPS Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Camp
Monday through Friday, June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Age: 6 to 13 years Fee: $115 Location: Riverdale Elementary, 7391 Neshoba Instructor: Memphis Grizzlies staff Learn the fundamentals of basketball while emphasizing fun, fitness and friendship. Campers receive a T-shirt, one complimentary ticket to a Grizzlies home game and other gifts from the Memphis Grizzlies.
SNAG Golf G-ball Camp
Session I: Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Session II: Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Age: 5 to 8 years Fee: $80 Location: Vantage Point Golf Center, 9580 Macon Road* 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. To register, contact Craig Melton at 7577389 or email@example.com . *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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
R EACH MIN I-CAM PS Check out these exciting new program offerings! REACH for something more this summer and sign up for one of the new enrichment camps offered through Germantown Parks and Recreation. All activities will take place at Farmington Elementary, 2085 Cordes Road, unless otherwise noted. Contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com for more information. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Film and Comic Book Creation
Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 3rd to 8th grade Fee: $150 This workshop teaches students how to create their own films and comic books just like a professional. Students work with film makers, comic book artists, actors and writers, to learn the finer points of visual storytelling. Each class will create their own super hero and create their own science fiction short
film. All students will also receive a Free Pass to the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention November 15 through 17 at the Memphis Hilton. Visit memphiscfc.com for more information.
Junior Scientist Summer Program
Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to noon Age: Kindergarten to 5th grade Fee: $195 Junior Scientist camp is all about bringing science to life and showing campers how exciting science exploration and experimentation can be. Hands-on, summer-themed science projects combine indoor and outdoor activities for a day of pure science fun! We’ll work on everything from creating chemical reactions that ooze, bubble, change color, fog or erupt to launching projectiles, designing and constructing engineering projects, growing plants in a test tube and even learning how to cook s’mores in our home-made solar ovens. If you sign up for Tech-gineering, free supervision is provided during the one hour break. Campers must bring lunch.
Tech-gineering Summer Program
Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Age: 2nd to 6th grade Fee: $195 Our new Tech-gineering Camp is the perfect program for all of the budding tech geeks out there. Campers will get to enjoy a week full of tinkering with technology and designing and constructing engineering projects using LEGOs, K’nex, and various building materials they can find around the house. We’ll build and race RC vehicles, learn how to create circuits using solar power or salt water, and have a battle bot challenge that is sure to excite any tech-savvy child. If you sign up for Jr. Scientist, free supervision is provided during the one hour break. Campers must bring lunch.
Creative Kids Summer Program
Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon Age: Kindergarten to 5th grade Fee: $195 Creative Kids Camp will give campers complete creative control as they explore a wide variety of tools and materials, and participate in fun and exciting activities. Campers will dabble in creative art as they paint, sketch and sculpt. They’ll learn the basics of videography as they use an iPad to film and edit short movies. They will make home-made jewelry or key-chains, design their own camp shirts, sculpt modeling chocolate and fondant during our edible art challenge and have free exploration time to work on projects of their choice. Let your child express their inner creativity this summer at Creative Kids Camp. If your child signs up for Groovy Girls, free supervision is provided during the one hour break. Campers must bring lunch.
SUMMER CAMPS Groovy Girls Summer Program
Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Age: 1st to 6th grade Fee: $195 Our Groovy Girls summer program was created as the perfect place for girls to come together, enjoy the summer with friends and just have fun being a girl. We’ll have a wide variety of activities for our groovy girls to participate in – everything from fashion design and making our own jewelry, to baking and decorating delicious summer treats, to scrapbooking and tiedye art. We’ll offer free time each day where girls can choose their own activities or expand upon their favorite projects and end our awesome week of summer fun with a Groovy Girl party. If your child signs up for Creative Kids, free supervision is provided during the one hour break. Campers must bring lunch.
GAC S U MM E R CAM PS All camps take place at Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Register at Germantown Athletic Club. Space is limited. For more information, contact Amy LaRusso at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 751-7508.
Germantown Athletic Club Summer Day Camp
Monday through Friday, May 28 to August 2, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fee: $130 per week members, $145 per week guests Germantown Athletic Club hosts a full-day summer camp for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Camp hours run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning and afternoon extended care beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. is provided. Busy campers participate in age appropriate exercise classes, arts and crafts, games, outdoor swimming, trips to the library and special events. Camp fees for the weeks of July Fourth and Memorial Day are reduced due to the four day week. Space is limited.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Lego Mindstorm Robotics
Monday through Friday, June 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 guests This exciting camp teaches boys and girls to build and program LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robots, the coolest robot available. Skills learned include reacting to intruders, moving objects to different locations, stinging an intruder with a robot tail, or beating the opponent at LEGO® Sumo, a camp favorite. No experience is needed to begin this robotic adventure. Participants must have completed first grade.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Stop Motion Movie Making
Monday through Friday, July 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 guests Boys and girls can learn to make a stop motion animated film that uses LEGO® characters and pieces to tell a story. This class is for the camper who likes to direct movies or make up stories. Cameras, animation software and video editing software will create multi-scene movies with real transitions, titles, credits, sound effects and narration. No experience is necessary. Students take home a DVD with the movie that was created during camp. Participants must have completed the first grade.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Video Game Creation
Monday through Friday, July 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 guests Using laptops, webcams, Stop Motion Pro animation software and video editing software, kids create multi-scene movies with transitions, titles, credits, sound effects and narration. Design the set with backgrounds, characters and scenery. Campers take home a CD with their movies at the end of the week. Participants must have completed the second grade.
Mary Lou Johns Basketball Camp
Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 Full day: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half day: 8:30 a.m. to noon or 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: Full day - $170 members, $175 guests Half day/$105 members, $110 guests This camp is designed for the beginner or intermediate basketball player. Players, ages 6 to 12, will learn proper fundamentals for the game. Fundamental drills, shooting techniques, half and full court drills, games and swimming are all part of the camp. Campers will participate in daily awards recognition and an end of camp awards segment. Each camper receives a T-shirt. Space is limited to 30 campers. For additional information contact Coach Johns at (901) 603-8825.
Mary Lou Johns Shooting and Position Skills Camp
Monday through Wednesday, July 1 to 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon Fee: $120 for members, $125 for guests This camp is designed for the intermediate or advanced basketball player ages 10 to 14. Players should have 1 to 2 years basketball experience. Learn the finer techniques of shooting fundamentals such as lay-ups, jump shots, free throws and shooting off the pass. Players will also be instructed on defense, setting screens, position work, half and full court drills and rebounding techniques. Space is limited to 20 campers. For additional information contact Coach Johns at (901) 603-8825.
GPAC SUMMER CAMPS Grizzlies Youth Basketball Camp at GAC
Monday, through Friday, July 29 to August 2 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Fee: $215 Grizzlies Youth Basketball camp at Germantown Athletic Club is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 16. This camp concentrates on the fundamentals of basketball, along with an emphasis on key character lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. The Memphis Grizzlies partner with National Basketball Academy to provide camps. Participants receive a future Grizzlies game ticket, camp T-shirt, Grizzlies basketball, and Grizzlies headband. Visit thebasketballacademy.com to register.
G PAC S U M M E R CAM PS All camps take place at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. To register, visit GPACweb.com . For more information, contact Emily Hefley at email@example.com or (901) 751-7665.
Fairy Ballet Camp
Session 1: Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon Session 2: Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 3 to 5 years Fee: $150
Fairies and fantasy form the theme for a week of stories and crafts, ballet and creative movement, music and of course, fairytales old and new! Watch your ballerina sparkle on the final day as we perform for family and friends.
Artventures in Drawing and Painting
Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 8 to 11 years Fee: $150 Mixed media artist Angi Cooper will lead students through a variety of daily drawing techniques, working from life, and journal drawing exercises. In addition, students will work with several different mediums in a variety of genres including still life, landscape, abstract and portraiture.
Make Your Mark
Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 12 to 15 years Fee: $150 In this hands-on summer art class, students will leave their mark a variety of surfaces by learning about one of the oldest forms of printmaking--block printing or relief printing. Students will learn how to carve their own printmaking block and create prints from their own handmade stamps.
SUMMER CAMPS Once Upon a Time Theatre Camp
Monday to Friday, July 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 6 to 10 years Fee: $150 Once upon a time in a magical far-away theatre camp, children set out to explore the fantastic world of fairy tales. Campers will use their voices and imaginations to bring to life classic fairy tales while learning about theatre appreciation, acting skills and movement. Students will work together to defeat the villains of the enchanted forest, act and dance out their inner Snow White or Prince Charming and of course move like the seven dwarfs.
Bookworm Writing and Binding
July 15 to 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Ages: 7 to 10 years Fee: $150 Have you ever imagined you were a hero or heroine in your favorite book? Each day, budding authors will hear a story and watch a film to be inspired to write their own version of that particular tale. This week is dedicated to teaching students literary appreciation, creative writing skills and book binding.
July 22 to 26, 9:30 to noon Ages: 6 to 9 years Fee: $125 Can’t decide which kind of dance to take? Sample different forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and musical theatre. Students will also explore dance history, learn choreography, view dance on video and play movement games. This is the perfect camp for students who want to find out where they can shine.
G C T FU N IN TH E ATR E S UM ME R CAM PS Students will learn basic theatre skills and explore the actor’s toolbox using their voice, body and imaginations to explore the world of theatre. Camps take place at Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Preregistration is required. Call 937-3024.
Aladdin and Friends
Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 7 to 14 years Fee: $190 Join us for a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, Jasmine and friends through the city of Agrabah and beyond. Help bring this exciting story to life on stage through song and dance and learn how to make your own magic carpet fly.
Adventure to Never Land
Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6 to 12 years Fee: $190 Come join Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys on an adventure to a magical world full of pirates, mermaids and fairies. Learn to move, sound and act just like your favorite Never Land characters as you explore what it’s like to live in such a fantastic world. You can even use your arts and crafts skills to create the world of Never Land right in the theatre.
Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 10 years and older Fee: $190 Break out your ripped jeans and hair bangles because it’s time to ROCK. From Jesus Christ Superstar to Godspell to Rock of Ages, rock n’ roll has been a part of Broadway musicals for decades. Come rock the stage of GCT in musical numbers from some of the best rock musicals of all time!
Peter Rabbit: In the Garden
Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, 9 to 11 a.m. Age: Pre-K to 1st grade Fee: $100 Adventure into the garden with Peter Rabbit and his friends. Students will visit Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddle-Duck as they venture into Mr. McGregor’s garden. So hop like a bunny and get ready to share a Peter Rabbit story through crafts, vocalization and dance.
Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Age: 10 years and older Fee: $135 Are you a storyteller? Do you have characters that are waiting to be brought to life? Join us for a playwriting intensive, where students will work together to develop, write and stage a short play to be performed on the final day of camp on the GCT stage.
Wonderful World of Oz
Monday to Friday, July 15 to 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6 to 12 years Fee: $190 Follow the yellow brick road over to GCT for a journey through the Wonderful World of Oz. Students will use improvisation, movement and song to explore the themes of bravery, compassion, intelligence, and an appreciation for home. Grab your ruby slippers and travel over the rainbow.
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, May 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. The book sale will be open to the public Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 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.
Lost in Books, Too: An Adult Summer Reading Program
June 1 to July 31 Take part in a special summer reading program just for adults. Patrons filling out an entry form (available at the library) with their contact information and a book, movie or album they would like to recommend will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Summer Reading Program T-shirt. Patrons can enter as often as they like, and do not need to be members of the library to participate.
Cypress Resume Demo
Monday, May 6, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how to use this resource for creating resumes. Demonstrations will be available at the information desk. No registration required -- just stop by.
Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, May 13, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn to create spreadsheets, apply formulas and create charts using Microsoft Excel 2007. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is a prerequisite to this course. Preregistration is required and begins April 22.
Wednesdays, May 15, June 19, July 17 and August 21, 10:30 a.m. Join fellow knitters and learn new techniques. Basic knitting skills are required. Pre-registration is required and begins three weeks before each program date.
Read Germantown! Book Club
Thursdays, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read each month’s selection before the book club meeting. Preregistration is required and begins three weeks before each program date. A limited number of copies of each title will be available to Wolf River Library Consortium card holders on a first-come, first-served basis at registration. Call 7377323 for more information regarding reading selections and participation.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Smartphone Basics: Free Apps
Thursday, May 23, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Bring your iPhone or Android phone and discover how to use free apps for productivity, photo sharing and fun. Preregistration is required and begins May 2.
Enriching Your Life with Family History Research
Saturday, May 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join Sharon Kelso and author Linda Reaves as they share the wonderful experiences they had while researching their own family histories.
eBooks and eAudiobooks Demo
Mondays, June 10, and August 5, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from your library. Demonstrations will be available at the Information Desk. No registration required -- just stop by.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Learn how to type documents and design cards, flyers, and signs in Microsoft Word 2007. Discover how to download and install fonts, pictures, graphics, and templates to make your projects more fun. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is a prerequisite to this course. Pre-registration is required and begins May 22.
Introduction to PowerPoint
Tuesday, August 20, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Designed for beginning users of PowerPoint 2007, this class will guide participants through the process of creating a presentation using text, graphics and other multimedia. Prior experience using a mouse and keyboard is required for this class. Pre-registration is required and begins July 30.
Wednesday, August 28, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Take a guided tour through the basic functions of Facebook. Find friends, share status updates and images and manage privacy settings. Familiarity with using the internet is a prerequisite for this course. Pre-registration is required and begins August 7.
Programs for Children Touch-a-Truck Day
Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon Kids can get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle at this free event. Touch, climb and explore various vehicles and unique equipment. The Germantown police department will be on hand to conduct free child safety seat inspections (see page 4). Concessions will be available for purchase. No rain date.
Memphis Symphony at the Library
Friday, June 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn about Medicare enrollment and how to choose the best options for your needs. Pre-registration required, begins May 24.
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. Bring your family, bring your neighbors, bring your grandparents and join the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet for “Five Nice Mice” by Chisato Tashiro. A craft will follow.
“Lost in Books” Summer Reading Program
Saturday, June 15, 1 to 4 p.m. Do-it-yourself enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the library for an afternoon of fun. Experts in dozens of skills will be on-site to share their special skills and talents with visitors. From knitting and self publishing to hula-hooping and cake decorating, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Mango Languages Demo
Monday, July 1, 2:30 to 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 as well as English as a Second Language instruction for speakers of 14 languages. Demonstrations will be available in the center of the library.
June 1 through July 31 Travel through time and space with the summer reading program at Germantown Community Library. The summer reading program is a free self-paced program for children through age 18 years. Pre-readers are invited to join the reading program. There is no minimum age to sign up. Register at Germantown Community Library between June 1 and July 15. Read or listen to books being read. Keep a record of the amount of time spent reading or listening. There are coupons to be earned and prizes to be won – get details at registration. There will be events at the library for all ages throughout the summer. Get a calendar when you sign up for the summer reading program, or check the library website at germantown-library.org for updated program information. Many programs require pre-registration, which begins one week in advance.
Tuesday, July 23, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Discover all you need to know to get started on Twitter. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are a prerequisite to this course. Pre-registration is required and begins July 2.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
C’mon out to the Farm Park! The 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. The mission of the farm park is accomplished through agriculture and stewardship. The 10 acre working farm features a community garden, children’s programming, a farmers’ market, live music, cooking demonstrations, garden talks, visiting farm animals, garden tours and storybook walks on a weekly basis. The public is also invited for special events offered at the Farm Park. 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 to the Farm Park 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 at the Farm Park. Weather conditions may result in a change to hours and/or events and programming. Call 751-KNOW (5669) for weather-related updates.
Farm Hands Needed
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens, families, scout troops and service groups. Those interested in volunteering at the Farm Park Farmers’ Market, special events and weekly programming are invited to join the Farm Hands volunteer group. Call 757-7375 for information.
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.
Tuesday through Saturday, May 1 to August 29, by reservation only Fee: $2 per person Groups of all ages and interests, including scout groups, school groups, civic groups, church groups and home-schoolers are invited to coordinate special group outings or events with program coordinators. Farm park staff offer onsite and outreach programs designed to meet the needs and interests of your group. Groups must be scheduled in advance and have
FARM PARK a minimum of 15 participants. Call 757-7375 to schedule.
Thursday evenings, June 6 to August 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Committed to good health and sustainable lifestyle practices, the market features locally grown, farm fresh produce available for purchase. Special programming, live music, garden talks, family activities, cooking demonstrations and farm fresh dining are all part of the Farm Park Farmers’ Market experience. For details visit farmparkmarket.org .
Thursdays, June 6 through August 29 Free to the public Enhance your gardening skills and learn about the latest trends in earth-friendly living. Topics include healthy eating, organic flower and vegetable gardening, farm to table cooking demonstrations and more. Garden Talks are kicked off by Daisy Siskins, Co-Author of “Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living.” Talks will be led by our resident Farmer Carl and Amanda Carmichael of Methodist Hospitals. June 6 5:30 p.m. Gardening with Chickens 6:30 p.m. Healthy but Tasty Foods June 13 6 p.m. Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks June 20 5:30 p.m. Healthy Soils June 27 5:30 p.m. Sustainable Gardening July 11 5:30 p.m. Start up Veggies in Small Spaces 6:30 p.m. Eating Healthy on a Budget July 18 5:30 p.m. Watering and Irrigation July 25 5:30 p.m. Growing Tomatoes 6:30 p.m. Tips for Losing Weight & Keeping it Off August 1 5:30 p.m. Raising Garlic August 8 5:30 p.m. Peas and Beans August 15 5:30 p.m. Peppers August 22 6 p.m. Making Healthy Eating a Part of Your Lifestyle August 29 6 p.m. Physical Activity is Key to Living Well
Young Farmers Thursdays
Thursdays, June 6 through August 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Age: 6 to 12 years Fee: $10 per student, pre-registration is required, space is limited 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. Programs are taught by farm staff and parents are welcome but not required to stay. Children should come dressed for farm chores and exploration. Gloves and closed toed shoes are a requirement. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. June 6 All About Dirt June 13 WORMS! June 20 Garden Art June 27 Recycling Relay
July 11 July 18 July 25 August 1
Garden Art with Recycled Materials Butterflies and Bees Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Salsa Gardening
Fridays, June 5 through August 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 3 to 5 years Fee: $10 per student, registration is required, space is limited 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. Gloves and closed toed shoes are required. The Discovery Friday program is a modified version of the Young Farmer program. Visiting farm animals, farm games and discovery activities that teach about farm park work, gardening and living the green life are all a part of the experience. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. June 7 All About Dirt June 14 WORMS! June 21 Garden Art June 28 Recycling Relay Race July 12 Garden Art with Recycled Materials July 19 Butterflies and Bees July 26 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs August 2 Salsa Gardening
Saturdays, June 8 through August 29 There’s nothing more sustainable than time with the family! C’mon out to the Farm Park on Saturday’s for unique selfguided activities, tours and fun. Volunteer Farm Hands will be onsite for guidance.
Community Garden Project at the Farm Park The community garden is a central feature at the farm park. In its second year, the 60-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.
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 .
daughter dance-off contest. Don’t miss out on a perfect opportunity to create lifetime memories. Pictures will be available for a fee. Registration begins May 1.
Thursday, June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25 Enjoy a movie-going experience unlike any other. Children and parents are welcome to float in the pool or relax in a lounge chair while watching a family-friendly G or PG-rated movie under the stars. Movies begin at dusk.
Kids Night Out
Saturday, May 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $20 per member, $15 additional sibling, $25 guest Kids ages 1 through 6 years are invited for playtime, dinner and a movie. Bring PJs and lots of energy! Registration deadline is Friday, May 3. Contact Samantha Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-757-7372, or register at the front desk.
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.
Saturday, May 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $20 per member, $15 additional sibling, $25 guest Boys and girls ages 7 to 11 years of age play games such as dodge ball, kickball, walleyball and basketball during game night. Don’t forget a sleeping bag and pillow. Dinner is provided. Registration deadline is Friday, May 3. Contact Samantha Boyd at email@example.com or 901-757-7372, or register in at the front desk.
Hours of Operation
Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Screening
Saturday, May 4, 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: Free for members May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The Memphis Dermatologic Society is sponsoring the free Citywide Skin Cancer Screening as a part of a national effort organized by the American Academy of Dermatology to raise awareness of skin cancer, including melanoma, through screenings.
Chill & Grill
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: Free for members Kick the summer off with a cookout by the pool. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and an appetite for burgers and hotdogs from the grill. There is no fee for this event open to Club members only. No R.S.V.P. is needed for the cookout.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, June 14, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $35 per member couple, $45 per guest couple, $15 each additional person Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with daddy’s little girl on this special night. Daddy Daughter Dance includes dinner and dessert, non-stop dancing, a limbo contest and a daddy
From Ab Lab to Zumba, the Club offers more than 90 group fitness classes each week. Members enjoy these classes at no extra charge. Find a schedule at GermantownAthleticClub.org . For more information, call 757-7370.
Monday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Fee: $60 member, $75 guest, $85 member family or $100 guest family Taekwondo can be a family affair! Improve physical condition and self-defensive skills while relieving stress. Call 301-1784 for more information.
The aquatics area offers fun and fitness for the whole family. Year-round swimming is available at the indoor heated pool. The outdoor pool is available to cool off during the summer months. Other aquatic features include a hot tub, saunas and lap lanes available for members and guests. For more information, call 757-7370. Outdoor Pool Hours Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB Outdoor Lap Swim Hours Monday to Friday, 5:30 to 9 a.m. 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
Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Session I: June 3 to 13 Session II: June 17 to 27 Session III: July 8 to 18 Session IV: July 22 to August 1 Preschool (4 to 5): 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Level 1: 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Level 2: 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Level 3: 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Levels 4, 5 and 6: 11:45 a.m. Fee: $80 per member, $95 per guest per session Each session consists of eight 50-minute classes. The preÂŹrequisite 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 guest Call Germantown Aquatics at 751-7511 to set appointment and check availability.
Lil Gators Swim Team
Tuesday and Thursday, time TBA (45-minute class) Session I: June 4 to 27 Session II: July 9 to August 1 Fee: $80 per member, $95 per guest per session, must have passed level III swimming Saturday Only Lil Gators, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Session I: June 8 to 29 Session II: July 13 to August 3 Fee: $70 per member, $85 per guest per session
Germantown Swim Team
Germantown Swim Team is a year-round, competitive swim team which is open to all individuals interested in improving swimming techniques. Team members are accepted throughout the year. Swimming technique is evaluated by staff to determine placement. For more information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Germantown Masters Swimming
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. For more information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or email@example.com .
Fee: $30 to $115 per session, by appointment only Germantown Athletic Club offers Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology and sports massage therapy to members in the downstairs fitness area. Contact Ricky Brewer at 377-6864 or
Maggie Garcia at 786-2435 to schedule an appointment.
Personal and Small Group Training
Fee: $15 to $82 per session, by appointment only Regardless of fitness level or goal the 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 Amy LaRusso at alarusso@ germantown-tn.gov .
Youth Weight Floor Introductory Program | Fee: $35
Program allows 14 and 15 year old members 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 at the time of enrollment. A test is given at the end of the program. Please stop by to pick up a packet at the weight floor desk.
Golf Conditioning | Fee: $50 to $75
Maximize golf performance, overcome limitations and learn to maintain good, dynamic posture through golf conditioning with Jeremy Crowe, a Level 2 Golf Biomechanist and Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer through Titleist Performance Institute. For more information, contact Jeremy at 834-3955.
Pilates | 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 to your workout. Pilates of Memphis offers private and group sessions to members and non-members. 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 son or daughter to an afternoon of birthday fun at the Club. Birthday packages include 90 minutes of basketball, dodge ball, 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 751-5711.
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 email@example.com or call 751-5711 for more information.
GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
DEL McCOURY BAND 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 10a.m. and 5p.m., weekdays. GPAC is located at 1801 Exeter Road. For information visit gpacweb.com or call 751-7500.
Coming Up Next Season
An Acoustic Evening with Keb’ Mo’
Kathy Mattea | Doc Severinsen Streb | The Blind Boys of Alabama Shanghai Ballet | Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Pilobolus | IRIS Orchestra The Del McCoury Band | Spyro Gyra Mulgrew Miller and more!
For information on GPAC summer camps, see page 14.
Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. Tickets: $55 (plus handling fee) Beethoven Revelations with Jeffrey Kahane Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 (plus handling fee) Under the direction of Dr. Pu-Qi Jiang, the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra concludes their season with a ravishing program featuring music from the classical cannon.
Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $27.50 (plus handling fee) American singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ will take to the GPAC stage with his authentic blues roots and captivating contemporary sounds.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE | GRHGC 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 . Ruthless the Musical
May 17 to June 2, Thursdays 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays 2:30 p.m. Pricing: $25 adults, $15 students and seniors, $10 kids 12 and under Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run which opened with Britney Spears in the leading role.
Disney’s Alladin Jr.
June 21 to 30, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 2:30 p.m. Pricing: $7 students, $10 adults Join Aladdin, a kind but wily street urchin, as he tries to win the hand of his love, the beautiful princess Jasmine. With the help of his friend the Genie, Aladdin will challenge the evil Jafar to win Jasmine’s love.
July 26 to August 4, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Pricing: $7 students, $10 adults The everlasting classic account of two boys and a girl who follow Peter Pan and the invisible fairy, Tinker Bell, into Never Land, where children never grow old and where Captain Hook and his pirates are outwitted.
GERMANTOWN REGIONAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY CENTER
Hours: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center will be closed May 27 and July 4 Programs are free and open to the public, but space may be limited. Call 757-8480 for information.
Genealogy Spring Lecture Series
Thursday, May 2, 7 to 8:30 pm During this lecture series, participants will enjoy topics such as Milestones and Myths in Memphis History and European Naming Practices.
TNGS Spring Seminar
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This seminar at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, will feature Lisa Louise Cooke, host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast. Topics include common surnames, newspapers, finding living relatives and Google Earth. The fee for TNGS members is $20, $25 for guests. Registration at the door begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information and registration form, visit tngs.org .
Court Records in Genealogy
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon Learn how to find court records, what to look for, and how to use them.
Let’s Discuss It
Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to noon Join a genealogy and computer discussion group led by Debbie Atchley. Bring up your topic of interest, or just soak up the knowledge from the round table. P. Z. Horton will answer your Family Tree Maker software questions from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
TNGS Quarterly Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. Members and non-members alike are invited to attend this meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society.
Navigating the Stacks
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m. Staff will demonstrate how easy it is to find materials with the new shelving arrangement. Come and see the new acquisitions.
The Center, located at 7779 Poplar Pike, has more than 15,000 reference materials including family records and histories for most states, Civil War and Native American collections, a new Germantown History collection, genealogical databases and much more. 23
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