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MAGAZINE FALL 2019

YOUR GUIDE FOR

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President

As your Mayor and Chamber President/ CEO, we are excited to present the newly revamped Germantown Magazine. We’re combining the City’s go! Germantown magazine and the Chamber’s Germantown Magazine into one publication to bring you the news and events that you need to ensure that you are living your best life here in Germantown. The new Germantown Magazine will arrive in each and every Germantown mailbox three times per year and will feature City programs and events in addition to information about local personalities, businesses and Chamber news. It isn’t a secret anymore that new residents are choosing to move to our City for top-notch schools, outstanding public safety and unmatched quality of life. This also applies to retail shops and restaurants, which are constantly popping up throughout our five economic development districts. These new businesses add to our unique and often one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences. Regional

shopping destinations, such as Trader Joe’s, the Container Store, UNTUCKit and Altar’d State, have all chosen to call Germantown home. Germantown has a diverse collection of dining options within the City’s 20 square miles, everything from white tablecloth to fast casual to ethnic cuisine. Within the last three years, over 30 new restaurants have opened or been announced. Our top-notch Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) continues to be ranked among the best in the state. This fall, GMSD will celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art Forest Hill Elementary School, nestled on a beautiful 38-acre campus off of Forest Hill Irene Road. In addition, your City remains committed to public safety as a top priority. In the FY20 budget, Germantown Fire and Police departments have increased funding for personnel and equipment. The budget also includes funding for an additional six police officers and the equipment necessary to add them to the force. Germantown Fire Department is set to receive a new

replacement ambulance and funding to continue supporting the six grant-funded firefighter/EMTs hired during fiscal year 2019. A s you flip through the pages of the magazine, you’ll learn more about the high caliber programming coming to the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) as we celebrate the world-class facility’s 25th anniversary season and anxiously await the opening of the highly-anticipated outdoor concert venue, The Grove. You’ll also find numerous pages of events taking place throughout our community this fall and into the early winter months. The Germantown Festival, a 48-year community tradition unlike any other, marks the beginning of an exciting fall right here in Germantown. We couldn’t be more thrilled to embark on this new partnership and we hope you enjoy the stories of what make our community so special.

Mike Palazzolo Mayor of Germantown

Janie Day President/CEO Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce


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Women are on the move and changing the landscape of the economy. Having made incredible professional and personal strides in the last half-century, they are better educated, managing households, climbing the corporate ladder and building their own businesses. They are earning more and have tremendous buying power and financial influence. According to 2017 U.S. Census Bureau data, women are more likely than men (38% vs 33%) to have a 4-year degree. By 2030, they will control two-thirds of the nation’s wealth.

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Holley Cary, (far right) with First Tennessee, moderated a financial empowerment panel with Linda Prindle, Wilma McGee, Beverly Sakauye and Julie Lord.

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want to help unlock the full potential of women by being a valued resource to help them create a path toward financial solutions,” said Lynne Walker, executive vice president and director of affinity strategy for First Tennessee. “Our goal is to empower them to make the best financial decisions for their needs and aspirations.” First Tennessee Bank recently hosted “Life Talks—An Inspiring Conversation with Women who have made a Difference.” An all-female panel shared experiences about managing their finances and making informed financial decisions. Holley Cary, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with First Tennessee, moderated the financial empowerment discussion with community leaders, business owners and executives. Beverly Sakauye, Chief Development Officer for the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis shared her thoughts about her career and stated, “Having a career was important to me because I wanted my own identity.” As people are aging and living longer,

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taking control of their destiny and maintaining their lifestyle during retirement becomes a concern. The concern grows for women who are single or widowed. According to the 18th Annual Transamerica Center for Retirement Survey published in 2018, two-thirds of Baby Boomers plan to work, or are already working, past the age of 65 or do not plan to retire. Conversations with a trusted financial advisor can ensure your plans are on the right track. Developing a relationship with a trusted financial advisor can help to gain a better understanding of your current financial situation; identify and establish goals and objectives; create a plan; track progress, and prioritize implementation steps for future success. Linda Prindle, a retired sales and management professional, reflected on the process of becoming organized financially. She shared, “My relationship with my financial advisor allowed for my mother and I to have conversations about financial matters and better prepare for the transitions of life.”

Life can bring a variety of personal and financial challenges including launching a small business, navigating a divorce, or facing the unexpected death of a loved one. How one prepares for those challenges can lessen the stress during difficult times. A trusted financial advisor can make the process easier, allowing you to take the next steps with confidence and clarity. Preparing to meet with the advisor may include:

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The obstetrics and maternity program at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital is bouncing with more than 88,000 babies born since the program first opened its doors 25 years ago. The unit opened with four labor and delivery rooms and two neonatal intensive care rooms. “It was amazing how quickly the demand grew for more rooms,” said Rachel Laughlin, a Methodist nurse of 39 years who transferred from Methodist University Hospital to Methodist Germantown to help open the new unit. Jane Burlingham was one of the nurses who worked in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when it first opened. After a 40-year career, she retired in 2017. “We’re all family,” she describes the tight-knit group. A s d e m a n d co n t i n u e d to g row, additional rooms were added and in 2010 the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion opened. The rooms were larger and designed specifically to provide specialized care for moms and newborns as well as the entire family. Today,

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the Pavilion houses a 16-bed labor and delivery unit 38-bed postpartum unit, and an 8-bed antepartum unit. “The additional space allows us to focus on patient-and-family-centered,” said Gwen Wheeler, clinical director of postpartum and nursery for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. “Newborns stay in the same room with their mom. Our rooms also have sleeper sofas for dads or other family members to spend the night.” A new addition this year to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are five brand new mamaRoo’s® donated from

The seat comes with several different movements and sounds to choose from so it can be customized to what each baby enjoys. Today, there are a handful of nurses still caring for moms and babies who helped launch maternity care at Methodist Germantown 25 years ago. Laughlin is one of them. “I am so proud to work for an organization that is so committed to safety and basing decisions on what is best for our patients.” She adds, “We have grown a lot since those first days. 88,000 births is enough to populate both Collierville and Germantown.”

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Acting isn’t for all firefighters, but the six men who volunteer for the L.A.F.S. (Learning About Fire Safety) Crew enjoy their roles as educational storytellers. The Germantown Fire Department employees briefly step away from emergency procedures to entertain young audiences with slapstick comedy and athletic pratfalls. Onstage, firefighters turn their hoses on trouble-making ghosts and kick off a chain of hazardous events. Joseph Bagwell always plays the informed character who steps in to clear up jams and sends students home with the right message.

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Kids eagerly follow the antics while learning fire safety concepts and behaviors. Each October, during Fire Prevention Month, the crew stages skits at elementary schools, reaching 6,500 students annually. Your child may return from school with impressive knowledge of fire safety and a new spin on a popular Beyonce song: “Hey Mom, you shoulda put a battery in it.” Skits also focus on issues including Internet safety and gun safety.


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CREATIVE teamwork Performances offer an outlet for members’ creative talents. Fire Inspector Gino Dell-oso builds sets and works audiovisuals. “If you’re building an Iron Man suit in a garage, people think it’s weird. But when it’s for fire safety, it’s seen as noble,” he says with a grin. “We ad lib and keep it entertaining for ourselves by throwing in an impression of a fire chief that only we understand.” Fire Marshal Jody Dwyer applauds the team’s work. “Slapstick gets an immediate reaction and captures kids’ attention,” he says. He points out that past performances have helped two children protect their families from disaster. “The children discovered smoke and awakened their parents, allowing the families to escape. Volunteering for the crew isn’t a factor in job promotions, so our firefighters do this to help the kids.” After supporting one another in hazardous situations, crew members further tighten their bonds as they work together as a creative ensemble. To improve performances, they study skit writing, make-up application and audiovisual techniques at L.A.F.S. conferences. Howard Thompson, an original founding member, specializes in technology and sound. Charles Haumesser contributes his quick wit, and Christopher Mielenz and Zack Thorn perform on stage and help build sets and props. Joseph Bagwell performs and helps with skits and set design while Dewey Parnell works with sound and special effects. In this year’s theme, Wheel of Misfortune game show contestants will solve safety puzzles.

From performing lifesaving maneuvers to impersonating Elvis, L.A.F.S. volunteers easily manage their roles. “They are born to do this work,” Dwyer says proudly. A generation has grown up learning from these performances. In 2000, a clown troupe began visiting area schools, evolving a decade later to the L.A.F.S. Crew format. The group earned the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Educator of the Year Award in 2014. “We are blessed with a city and fire department that allow us to tackle these ideas and vision,” Dell-oso says. ■

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rader Joe’s chose Germantown. As did The Container Store. The numbers tell the story: Germantown decided years ago it was time for its Central Business District to grow up. That vision is now paying off with record-breaking sales tax revenue allowing property taxes to stay put. Just look at the other newly opened, or soon to open, businesses deciding they want to be all-in on Germantown’s success.

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The new development is more than just upscale lofts at Market Row and apartments at The Residences, complete with a 24-hour concierge and loads of amenities. Thornwood has also brought new shopping and restaurant choices. Bob Richards Jewelers is one of the best-known names in the area for high-end jewelry. Bella Vita, a local obsession for many home décor e n t h u s i a st s , i s a l s o open. So is Buff City S o a p a n d N ew k ’s – one of four planned restaurants for Thornwood. The newest addition is Moondance, a white linen tablecloth restaurant complete with piano bar. Two other restaurants are committed and in the works. All of it in a walkable environment with green space as the focal point, and a 73-foot tall clock tower whose bells were cast in 1903.

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More b u s i n e s s e s a r e c h o o s i n g Germantown as their launch pad for the West Tennessee region. Nest Decor out of Nashville will bring unique, on-trend items from local and international markets. Altar’d State, a women’s clothing store with a mission for giving back, is opening its doors next to Talbots in Saddle Creek. To help you feel your best in whatever you’re wearing, try 30 Minute Hit, a new female-only kickboxing gym that chose Germantown as its first Tennessee location. There is also The Exercise Coach, a “smart” gym, that launched its second Tennessee location here.

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Wolf River Parkway continues to be a draw for the medical community. We st C a n ce r Ce n te r p u rc h a s e d its building from former partner Methodist LeBonheur in a $51 million deal. Campbell Clinic has reinvested in its current location by building a new four-story, state-of-the-art medical and sports training facility. The orthopedic care provider has also added 120,000 square feet of new space, expanding physical therapy and imaging suites as well as adding eight new outpatient surgery rooms. With other speciality facilities like Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Gastro

MORE NEW RESTAURANTS

Former Memphis Grizzlies player and current University of Memphis Assistant Basketball Coach Mike Miller chose Germantown as the location for his two new restaurants. Let it Fly, will be Germantown’s first sports bar with a Top Golf vibe, located at 9091 Poplar Avenue, and BurgerFi, which will feature a branded burger topped with a fried egg. It’s opening in the old Bank of Bartlett building on Poplar Avenue. There’s also a new Wimpy’s Burgers and Fries firing up its grill in the Shops of Forest Hill off Poplar Avenue and Forest Hill Irene Road. An all-new Chicken Salad Chick and Rock ‘n Roll Sushi can provide a break from the beef. And for breakfast, don’t forget the pancakes at Staks Pancake Kitchen.

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One and the Charles Retina Institute, Germantown’s Medical Corridor can meet virtually every resident’s needs. The growth and private investment in Germantown brought a record breaking $11.2 million (unaudited) in sales tax to the City, greater even than the $10.6 million the City had budgeted. “We are delighted with the continued increase in sales tax revenue,” says Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo. “We believe this reflects the commitment of our residents to shop locally and visitors’ desire to shop and dine in one of the state’s safest communities.” Palazzolo says the forecast for the rest of 2019 is just as encouraging – allowing the City’s momentum to continue while keeping its reputation for being fiscally responsible. ■

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FOUR LOCALS EXPLAIN WHAT THEY LOVE MOST ABOUT THEIR CITY By Candice Baxter Photography by Larry Kuzniewski

Why do you call Germantown home? It’s a simple question, but the answers were as unique as the individuals we asked. Family, business and friends are at the top of the list, but a common thread emerged as a favorite: It’s all about community. Andy Sanders, Assistant Director, Germantown Public Works With a background in both ministry and engineering, Andy Sanders’ passion lies in public service. Having worked in four cities, taken part in redevelopment after two tornadoes and issued over 12,000 permits for the Alabama Department of Transportation, he moved to Germantown in 2017 with his wife Jenny and their two children to put down roots. The City’s Public Works department oversees streets, drainage, public grounds, parks maintenance, water distribution and treatment, sanitary sewer and the animal shelter. “We touch everything from the moment our citizens wake up in the morning. From turning on the water in the bathroom to when they drive to work on the roads.” says Sanders.

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“When they take their kids to one of our 29 local parks, Public Works maintains those parks.” He prefers providing without being in the forefront and attributes success to the men and women who do the backbreaking work. With an average 18-year tenure in the department, unparalleled to any other place Sanders has worked, he serves alongside people with years of experience, and he appreciates learning all the time. “It’s been a blessing to be a part of a city that really cares about its community. Our customers have high expectations, which they should, but we’re oftentimes able to meet and exceed those expectations due to constant reinvestment in our infrastructure and the hard working, dedicated members of the public works team.”

“It’s been a blessing to be a part of a city that really cares about its community.” - Andy Sanders


Major Glenn, Houston High School Senior

Dr. Manjit Kaur, Physician & Volunteer

Having lived in Germantown his entire life, Major Glenn went to Riverdale for kindergarten through eighth grade and then to Houston High where he is currently ranked number one in his graduating class. He appreciates the cohesiveness of the community.

Dr. Kaur’s giving spirit and love for her city is evident in her commitment to volunteering. She is a supervisor for the adult program at the Madonna Learning Center and is extremely involved in the nonprofit sector. She has been Director of IndiaFest for six years, serves on two City commissions (Public Safety and Education) and was recently appointed to the board of Leadership Germantown.

“First and foremost, I love all the programs here," he says. “All the volunteer organizations and businesses, Germantown has really grown since I’ve lived here. We get more and more all the time.” He remembers catching candy tossed from floats at the holiday parade, and later marching the route as drum major. At 13 years old, he played clarinet in the school wind ensemble at GPAC. More recently he went to see clarinet star Ricardo Morales play on the same stage. Glenn grew up visiting the Germantown Community Library for summer reading programs and explored nonfiction books instead of imaginary stories. Math is his favorite subject.

Kaur and her husband Sri are both doctors from India. When they decided to leave Boston 10 years ago, they visited several cities before settling here with their daughter and son. The children grew up taking martial arts, and their parents joined in. Now the Kaurs are a family of black belts.

“I want to go into Actuarial Science, like when big corporations or insurance companies need people who can analyze the risk of financial decisions,” he says. “Actuaries are well-versed in probability and statistics. Then they use that data to make informed decisions.”

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Glenn has applied to colleges across the country and wants to experience life in a large city. “It’s important to come back though, to sow into the community that helps you grow.” He says the City has changed so much since he was little. “And I’m interested to see how much Germantown will change in the next 20 years.”

The process taking longer than expected, Gaines purchased and outfitted a food truck. The City has allowed them to serve customers by their store on Tuesdays and Thursdays, building momentum and introducing the concept.

The storefront is raw with possibilities, a corner spot with papered windows. Across from the fire and police stations, Jake Gaines and his family plan to open a donut shop next to Kroger on Farmington. “We ran into some delays with permits, but community support has been amazing,” he says.

“It’s a box of a dozen plus mini-donuts,” says Gaines. “Made to order right in front of you, with a choice of 15 glazes.” His personal favorite: cinnamon roll. The flavors were developed with his sister-in-law’s cupcake business. His brother-in-law is a CPA figuring the finances. Gaines’ wife Becca owns an interior design business within walking distance and has plans to fashion a place to make memories. “It’s always been my dream to open a donut shop here in Germantown,” he says. It all stems from recollections of growing up in Germantown and going for donuts with his father every Saturday. With no local family-owned spots, they had to drive into Memphis or Cordova. In 2010, his father passed away and Gaines wants to create new memories with his own daughters. “I’ve taken them for donuts every Saturday since they could crawl,” he says with a smile. “You can’t go to a donut shop and not be happy.” ■

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“I believe in lifelong learning. I feel it gives you direction and also opportunities for growth,” says Kaur. She has participated in the Citizen Police Academy and Community Emergency Response Team training. She also volunteers with legal translation services for immigrants and visits ER patients at Methodist Hospital. Kaur's daughter Nikki was crowned homecoming queen at Houston High School, and her son is soon leaving the nest. “I love living here,” she says. “I love this community. It is very diverse. The people are caring and welcoming.”


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THE GROVE WILL BE AN OUTDOOR REFLECTION OF OUR INDOOR EXPERIENCE.” - PAUL CHANDLER, GPAC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

When the Germantown Performing Arts Center opened in 1994, it had a bold mission. The first concert featuring soul music pioneer Ray Charles signaled a commitment to bringing renowned artists in to perform for local audiences. The concert set the bar high, and in the past quarter-century, GPAC has fulfilled the promise demonstrated in that first show. Germantown may be a small suburb, but its multi-disciplinary performing arts facility is a destination site for performers from around the globe. “In the beginning, GPAC was planned to provide an amenity to citizens and visitors. Today it has evolved into one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region,” says Executive Director Paul Chandler.

Germantown Performing Arts Center is thriving thanks to new amenities and education initiatives.

By Stephanie Painter Photography by Larry Kuzniewski

Residents describe GPAC as a cultural treasure and gathering space for those who are curious about art, love music or want to learn something new. With a mission to educate, engage, enrich and transform–in addition to presenting world-renowned performing artists– GPAC offers year-round educational activities for all ages, rotating visual art exhibits and many community events welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually. IRIS orchestra, Germantown Symphony Orchestra and GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra all reside here.

This season, GPAC celebrates its 25th anniversary with dynamic talent and a new outdoor performing space. “We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years with a blockbuster season opening with Broadway superstar Sutton Foster,” says Chandler. “Before she moved to New York City, Sutton worked for GPAC in our youth theater program.” The entire season will be an event in itself, bringing back popular acts of the past 25 years. Audiences can relive the magical night of Ray Charles’ opening act with Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles. Award-winners Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon and Kirk Whalum will showcase Charles’ music on Feb. 29.

The 25th-anniversary season will also introduce The Grove, a new outdoor performance space with seating for 1,200, directly adjacent to the facility. A large stage is suited for dance, theatre and all genres of music. Performances held indoors at GPAC can be simulcast on a giant video wall. “The Grove will be an outdoor reflection of our indoor experience,” Chandler says. “It will place GPAC among the ranks of the most innovative performing arts centers in the nation as we become among the first to incorporate a large, moveable video wall onto the stage.” Next spring, The Grove opens with a variety of acts and free events.

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Our balanced approach to education encourages students to look deeper and dream bigger to find that special purpose God created them for.

Audiences can enjoy performances in a casual setting under a canopy of trees and create picnics with menus from food trucks. “People in this community love being outdoors,” says Programming Director Emily Hefley. “They may not want to dress up but still want to see a performance.”

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The center is focused on enhancing its reputation as a venue for visual arts. Supporting the work of emerging and professional artists from around the region, the Lobby Gallery is also open during the week. “Visual arts are more at the forefront now,” says Hefley. “Diverse exhibits include textiles, photography and art.”

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ENRICHING COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS EDUCATION GPAC programs provide high quality arts experiences and hands-on training for all ages. When he won a spot in GPAC’s Youth Symphony Orchestra, trumpet player Jeffrey Huddleston developed a passion for performing. As a fourth-grader and youngest symphony member, he was at first hesitant about performing on stage. “At GPAC, they saw his potential and nurtured him,” says his mother Delphime Huddleston. “Once Jeffrey felt good about performing, there was no stopping him.” He made the All National Jazz Band and recently traveled with the symphony to Canada for an International Performing Tour before heading to college at Vanderbilt. This season, the new family-friendly National Geographic Live Series brings explorers, scientists and photographers to share stories and images from their global adventures. For adults, free ArtSavvy events “provide opportunities to let you dig deeper into things that are on stage,” says Marketing Manager Nevada Presley. Artists give master classes, lecture demonstrations and workshops in conjunction with their season performances. Children’s programming includes Peanut Butter & Jam, ballet and guitar classes, school matinees and summer camps. The popular Peanut Butter & Jam program introduces children ages 8 and under to music, dance and multicultural arts in an informal concert setting. Parents and children are invited to move and groove in these highly interactive performances held on scheduled Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. GPAC offers opportunities for creative self-discovery through summer arts camps, such as Fairytale Ballet,

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GPAC IS A CULTURAL GEM THAT ENTERTAINS & EDUCATES OUR ENTIRE FAMILY.”

The 2019-20 season kicks off with An Evening with Sutton Foster, part of the American Music Series, on Oct. 4 in the acoustically perfect main stage theater. Look for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to perform on Nov. 23. Center Stage Series performances include The Silkroad Ensemble, Collage Dance Collective and Ranky Tanky with the soulful songs of the Gullah culture. The Jazz Series features live performances and cabaret seating in the Watkins Studio Theatre. For a listing of all performances, visit gpacweb.com.

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– ADRIENNE PRICE ARTventures Drawing and Painting, Music Performance Workshop and Superhero Stories. When kids sample educational programs, their parents often get connected as well. Adrienne and Matt Price learned about the center’s diverse programming when their oldest daught e r started ballet lessons. “I was attracted to the nurturing teaching approach,” says Adrienne. “Over the next few years, our three daughters participated in classes, summer camps, Peanut Butter & Jam and attended performances of familyfriendly shows. At the same time,

my husband and I increased our involvement by becoming Presenters Circle members and attending several fantastic shows a year. We continue to support GPAC as frequent patrons, Presenters Circle members and my husband is also a member of the board of directors. GPAC is a cultural gem that entertains and educates our entire family.” Accessing this gem is easy. Arrive with curiosity “and be prepared to get swept up in your own groove,” says Hefley with a smile. ■

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“Most 25-year-olds don’t buy a business older than them. But it was like everything came together.”

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MISS MUFF’N ON QUEEN’S COURT HAS BEEN KNOWN AS ONE OF THE BEST BAKERIES IN TOWN FOR OVER THREE DECADES.

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Founded in 1987 by retired home economics teacher Mildred Galloway, the quaint space began as a tea room offering small pastries and light lunch. But it wasn’t long before a summer party simply was not complete without a Miss Muff’n strawberry cake.

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Three round, fluffy layers were cushioned together with fresh whipped cream and slices of tart strawberries, all frosted in pink buttercream and topped with a crown of white. It was moist and sweet, but not overly so, and soon became by far the best-seller. As Miss Muff’n cakes gained popularity on the wedding scene, Galloway changed the focus toward cake decorating and ran the business until her retirement 16 years ago. Lieu Nguyen, who had worked with Miss Muff’n for two years, bought the bakeshop and continued the tradition. When she retired last July, the piping bag was passed to a new owner.

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Kelsey Loebel graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2015 and ran a successful home bakery, Confections & Connections, from her parents’ kitchen. Looking for a commercial space, she connected with Nguyen through channels at eWomen Network Memphis, a group for female entrepreneurs.

“Most 25-year-olds don’t buy a business older than them. But it was like everything came together,” says Loebel. “No one really knew Miss Muff’n was for sale, and I was looking for a storefront. I feel really lucky.”

With funding from Financial Federal and help from an intern with the U.S. Small Business Association, she successfully merged the two businesses into Miss Muff’n by Confections & Connections. Then Loebel learned how to make the strawberry cake.

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“When you purchase an already established business, it’s a lot more costly upfront. If I opened my own storefront, I would have to build up that brand recognition. But by purchasing Miss Muff’n, I bought the assets, the inventory and the goodwill of the business,” she says. Loebel admits feeling the pressure of maintaining the expectations of loyal customers. Over the last year, she has faced many challenges as a young entrepreneur stepping into a longtime establishment known for sweet perfection. “I came from working by myself baking by order, one cake at a time, to taking walk-ins plus regulars and weddings.” Seemingly overnight, she had to learn how to manage a team of nine employees and serve over four times the customer base. “In baking, when you quadruple recipes, they don’t always work out. So, it’s definitely been a lot of work.” Though only one person remains from the previous owner’s full-time staff, Loebel still gets guidance in preserving the original concept. “Ms.

Lieu’s husband comes in part-time, and Ms. Sylvia (Creedon) has been here since Mrs. Galloway. She comes in one day a week, and she has done every job there is to do in the bakery. She knows it all and whenever I have a question, she helps me out,” she says. In March, Loebel was honored by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center with the 2019 Rising Star Award. She was selected from a group of approximately 400 other young entrepreneurs in the state because of her growth strategies for both employees and sales.

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On July 2, Loebel celebrated one year of owning Miss Muff’n, and the team threw a party. “The first year, I was learning. I gave myself a year to understand the business, all the ends and outs of how it works. Now that we’ve hit the year mark, I’m trying to find that balance of adding in my own recipes.”

and perhaps tweak some cupcakes. She says it is an honor to be part of a locally-owned business. “Three women who were not related, so not really a family-owned business, but each one has made it better and better. I hope it continues to live on a long time after me.”

As only the third owner of Miss Muff’n, Loebel strives to preserve the original as much as possible while also finding ways to make it her own. “We still use Mrs. Galloway’s original recipe for the strawberry cake. That’s something that will never change.”

For the first anniversary party, they filled the shop with sweets and happiness for loyal customers and tiny brand new ones. There were cupcakes and sprinkles galore. And the strawberry cake tasted just as delicious as it did 32 summers ago. ■

She wants to add another display case featuring more cookies and bars, offer a selection of cake toppers

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SPECIAL EVENTS GERMANTOWN FESTIVAL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 9:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, NOON TO 6 P.M. Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike

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City events are the perfect way to meet neighbors and connect with the community. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Will Kassner at 757-7379 or WKassner@Germantown-TN.gov. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on event status.

The Germantown Festival is one of the longest, continually running festivals in the region for good reason. This year marks the 48th weekend of free, family-friendly fun. With children’s activities, rides and games, arts and crafts shopping from over 400 local and national vendors, live entertainment, tasty food, car exhibits and the hilariously competitive Running of the Weenies, there is something for everyone. Free shuttle service helps avoid a parking hassle. For more details, visit germantownfest.com.

RUNNING OF THE WEENIES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Best dressed contest at 11 a.m., race at 11:30 a.m. Germantown Charity Horse Show Arena, 7745 Poplar Pike Fee: $10 per dog for costume contest, $35 per dog for race The Running of the Weenies is a race for those lovable wiener-shaped Dachshunds. Presented by the Germantown Animal Shelter, these short but swift racers never fail to entertain. Pre-registration is required by Friday, August 30, at 3:30 p.m. No late registration will be accepted. Register at the Germantown Animal Shelter, 7700 Southern Avenue. For more information, call 757-7358.

GERMANTOWN SENIOR EXPO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M.  Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road  Seniors and friends and family are encouraged to attend this expo geared toward enhancing the senior lifestyle in Germantown. Enjoy free coffee and refreshments. Door prizes are awarded throughout the day. Booth space at this exclusive event is still available for vendors. For more information, contact Michelle Forbert at 751-7638 or MForbert@Germantown-TN.gov.

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GERMANTOWN ADVENTURE SERIES GHOST RIVER KAYAK TRIP SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 28 AND OCTOBER 5 Fee: $50 per person

SMALL FRY TRIATHLON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Ages 2 to 3 years, 10 a.m., ages 4 to 6 years, 10:30 a.m. C.O. Franklin Park, 7725 Poplar Pike Fee: $7, T-shirt guaranteed for those who register by September 3 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. Register through September 12, online at Germantown-TN. gov/Registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. Late registration and packet pick up take place at the Parks and Recreation office on September 12 and 13. There is no event day registration. The recreational event is sponsored by Campbell Clinic.

POPS IN THE PARK CONCERT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 5:30 P.M. Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road The Germantown Symphony Orchestra presents “Let’s Go to the Movies,” a program of Oscar award-winning music selections. During the 2019 Pops in the Park concert, you’ll want to sing along with old favorites and will enjoy the melodies of the newer songs. The orchestra will be joined by the Houston High School choir, as well as other Germantown area high school choir members. Bring your lawn chairs for this free event.

NIGHT RIDER FAMILY BIKE RIDE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Games and festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., ride at 7 p.m.; food, ice cream and music to follow Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Boulevard Fee: $10, T-shirt guaranteed for those who register by September 16 Come early for fun and games. The route is approximately three miles. Bring a decorated bicycle or tricycle. Glow in the dark bike gear and flashing lights are encouraged. A size-appropriate helmet is required. Germantown Police will assist with the ride. Register online at GermantownTN.gov/Registration. Packet pickup takes place at the Parks and Recreation office on September 26 and 27. The event is co-hosted by the City of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. The rain date is October 5.

S’MORES AND SNORES FAMILY CAMP OUT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Tent set up begins at 4 p.m. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Fee: $40 per tent (4 person max), $10 for each additional camper Registration deadline: October 4 Spend a night under the stars with family and friends. Relax by the campfire and enjoy a traditional cookout dinner and s’mores. Grab a sleeping bag and pillow and enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors. A pancake breakfast will be served on Saturday. Campers supply their own tents and camping equipment. Pets are not allowed. Register online at Germantown-TN.gov/Registration. Rain date is October 12.

Take a scenic trip down the historic Ghost River and experience the sights and sounds of untouched nature. The fee includes kayak, personal flotation device and lunch. The trip is approximately nine miles. Previous kayak experience is recommended. Register online at Germantown-TN. gov/Registration.

FALL FEST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 4 TO 9 P.M. Fairy Tale Trail, 6 to 8 p.m.; Trail of Terror, 7 to 9 p.m., $4 per person per trail Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Enjoy haunted trails, world famous GPR burgers, bounce houses, petting zoo, live music and much, much more. The 2019 Fall Fest is a must for families and friends. Join us for an afternoon at the Farm Park and enjoy the numerous available activities including pumpkin patch activities, visiting farm animals, hay rides and a hay mountain. Rain date is October 27.

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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Outdoor festivities 5 p.m., tree lighting 5:30 p.m. Municipal Park Lake, 1900 S. Germantown Road Watching the first flicker of the white lights on the Holiday Tree is a long standing tradition in Germantown. Families gather in Municipal Square to sing holiday songs, toast marshmallows and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season as a community. Afterward comes the much anticipated lighting of the tree. Following the festivities, merrymakers can enjoy refreshments and even visit with Santa inside City Hall. No rain date.

GERMANTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2 P.M. Farmington Boulevard Lining the City streets, residents watch as decorated floats, horses, school groups, clubs and booming marching bands slowly make their way along the parade route and wave to their neighbors. Be sure to stay until the end to get a glimpse of Santa aboard a Germantown Fire truck. This year, in support of the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, uniformed Marines and volunteers will travel along the parade route to collect new, unwrapped toys for children. The parade begins at the corner of Kimbrough Road and Farmington Boulevard, 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 Michelle Forbert at 757-7638 or MForbert@ Germantown-TN.gov. The rain date is December 8.

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LET’S DO LUNCH CAFE DECEMBER 10, 12:30 P.M. Cedar Hall, 3712 Broadway Road, Bartlett Fee: $20 (lunch, tax and tip)

Retirees and working adults can join in the fun with the Germantown 50+ Group. All activities take place at Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, unless otherwise noted.

Meet, greet and socialize for a Christmas luncheon at Cedar Hall, an antebellum estate with elegance and southern charm. The estate is decorated by noted interior designer, John Mark Sharpe. Space is limited. Register at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. Checks must be made payable to the City of Germantown. For more information, contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or Regina@Germantown-TN.gov.

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Register for all technology classes at the Parks and Recreation office, GROUP 2276 West Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acceptable methods of payment include credit card or check payable to City of Germantown. No cash is accepted in the office. For information, contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or Regina@Germantown-TN.gov.

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LIFE IS A GAME OF BRIDGE TUESDAYS, 9:30 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions Bring lunch. A partner is not necessary. ACBL SANCTIONED GERMANTOWN BRIDGE CLUB WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. Fee: $6, Bring lunch and a partner. POTLUCK AND BINGO FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, NOON Fee: $1, a gift worth $1 and a main dish or dessert Additional prizes will be offered. MEXICAN DOMINOES THIRD AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH, 9:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions.

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Travelers enjoy two nights in an ocean view hotel, two shows including The Carolina Opry and One! at the Alabama Theater and free time to enjoy the beach. Travel stops along the way include two overnight stays in Pigeon Forge where travelers will enjoy the Hatfield & McCoy dinner show™ and The Smoky Mountain Opry™. The tour will also stop in Charlotte, NC, for a visit to the Billy Graham Library.

NEW YORK CITY/ HUDSON RIVER VALLEY/ NIAGARA FALLS OCTOBER 2 THROUGH 10, 2020 Nine days and eight nights Fee: $1,579 per person double occupancy Deposit: $75, Make checks payable to PML Tours The trip fee covers transportation and lodging, two dinners in New York City, dinner at Niagara Falls, lunch at the Famous Culinary Institute of America, a guided tour and lunch at West Point Military Academy, a Hudson River Cruise aboard the Rip Van Winkle, visits to Hyde Park and the Vanderbilt Mansion, a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and free time for shopping in New York City.

LEARNING WITH THE TECHNOLOGY COACH TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street Fee: $25 per four-class session For iPhone and iPad classes, bring your device, Apple ID and password to class. No experience is required. Register early, space is limited.

IPHONE BASICS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Session I: September 10, 12, 17 and 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Session II: November 12, 14, 19 and 21, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Have a new iPhone and want to maximize your productivity? Receive hands-on instruction with this class. Learn how to use the App Store, manage email, take and organize photos, send photos via text, use FaceTime and organize and maintain your iPhone. This is a four session class.

IPAD BASICS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Session I: September 10, 12, 17 and 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Session II: November 12, 14, 19 and 21, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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 management, using your camera, using FaceTime, using the App Store and much more.

DANCES WITH A THEME FRIDAYS, 7 TO 9 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike September 20 PJ Party October 18 Costume Party November 15 Harvest Fest December 20 Ugly Sweater Party

Special recreation activities are for people with intellectual or physical challenges, their friends and family. For more information or to register for an activity, contact Michelle Forbert at 751-7638 or MForbert@ Germantown-TN.gov.

SMASHING ACES TENNIS PROGRAM WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 TO OCTOBER 30, 9 TO 10 A.M. Germantown Municipal Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road This fun tennis program is designed to provide basic instruction in stand-up and wheelchair tennis from skilled tennis instructors. The program covers the basic skills of forehand, backhand and serve, as well as basic strategy and match play while using adapted equipment such as smaller racquets and low compression tennis balls. Space is limited. Registration is required.

ART BY ME THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 10, NOVEMBER 14 AND DECEMBER 12, 4 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Students receive step-by-step instructions. All materials are provided and everyone will take home their creation. Space is limited. Registration is required.

BOWLING IS A BALL TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24, OCTOBER 22 AND NOVEMBER 26, 3:30 TO 5 P.M. Cordova Bowling Center, 7945 Club Center Drive Put on a bowling shirt and lace up your shoes. It’s time to hit the lanes. Registration is required.

BINGO! THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 3 AND DECEMBER 5, 5:30 TO 7 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Join us for a fun night out with friends and family. Play a couple rounds of Bingo and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is required.

PUMPKIN PAINTING AT THE FARM PARK THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10 A.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Enjoy a colorful and creative experience where everyone is an artist. Supplies are included, just bring your imagination. Registration is required.

TRUNK OR TREAT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 5 TO 6 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Participants can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a line-up of decorated vehicles parked in the Library parking lot. Sign up is required for those wanting to hand out candy.

COOKIE DECORATING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 6 P.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Come design and decorate creative cookies that taste great, ignite imaginations and amaze family and friends. Take home what you don’t eat. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.

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LOCATION The Farm Park driveway is located at 2660 Cross Country Drive – turn east on Stout Road from Germantown Road. Public parking is available at the Cloyes Soccer Fields. Overflow parking is available behind the Fire Station and adjacent to Germantown Elementary School.

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 5 P.M. Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Sip on hot chocolate and enjoy the Christmas classic “Elf.” CHALLENGER BASKETBALL MONDAYS, JANUARY 6 TO FEBRUARY 24, 6 TO 7:15 P.M. Riverdale School Gym, 7391 Neshoba Road Registration: December 1 through January 1 Age: Boys and girls, ages 6 to 16 Fee: $35 This interactive league gives each child the opportunity to be involved and have success in basketball. No practice on January 20 and February 17. Register online at Germantown-tn.gov/ Registration. Space is limited.

BOBBY LANIER FARM PARK

The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a 10-acre education and demonstration center for sustainable living through agriculture and stewardship. Programs and events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Farm Park office at 498-8684. For more information, visit thefarmpark.org

FALL PARK HOURS The Farm Park is open to pedestrians from dawn to dusk unless reserved for a special event or during inclement weather. Farm Park gardens, barns, special amenities and restrooms are accessible during the morning hours from mid-March through November when staff is on-site and/or when programs, tours and field trips are scheduled. FARM HANDS NEEDED Farm Park volunteers are lovingly referred to as Farm Hands. While they aren’t necessarily farmers, they work during 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 and service groups. For more information, visit VolunteerGermantown.com or contact Joni Roberts at 498-8684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov. REGISTRATION 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 Street. Programs may be rescheduled or cancelled due to inclement weather.

FIELD TRIPS & GROUP PROGRAMS SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER BY RESERVATION ONLY Teachers and group leaders for groups of all ages and interests are invited to coordinate special group outings or educational programs 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 10 participants.

FARM PARK 4-H CLUB BOBBY LANIER FARM PARK, 2660 CROSS COUNTRY DRIVE The Farm Park 4-H Club is a youth development program that offers educational services and family friendly activities that encourage character development and excellence. Students may also choose to join a range of special interest projects including citizenship, clothing and textiles, companion animals, computers and technology, electric, food science, forestry, horse, horticulture/garden, line and design, photography, poultry and veterinary science. The Farm Park 4-H Club is open to students in grades 4 through 12. For students in kindergarten through third grade, the Farm Park 4-H Club offers a Cloverbuds program. Cloverbuds have their own activities that are appropriate for their grade level. Club meetings are held monthly on the third Monday at 4:30 p.m. and special interest projects meet as needed. For more information, contact Joni Roberts at 4988684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKSHOPS STARTING THE FALL GARDEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10 A.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Edibles that actually enjoy the cool weather and the fall and winter months can be planted. Join Farm Park Operations Manager Jef Terry and find out about preparing the bed, seeding and caring for your fall garden.

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GRAPEVINE WREATH WORKSHOP. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 A.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Join Farm Park Operations Manager Jef Terry and have fun making your own wreath to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Hand pruners will be needed.

HOLIDAY FLORAL DESIGNS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 3 TO 5 P.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Bring your friends and come join an experienced local florist to learn all about flowers and how to design beautiful bouquets, cornucopia and centerpieces for the upcoming holiday season. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at Germantown-TN.gov/ Registration.

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September 6, Parts of a Tree September 13, All about Leaves September 20, Fruits and Nuts September 27, The Giving Tree

Ages: 3 to 5 years, Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Join Farm Park staff for hands-on activities suitable for pre-school children and families. Children will learn all about trees and living the “green life”. Children should come dressed for exploration (they will get dirty). Gloves and closed-toe shoes are required. Parents are encouraged to stay on the park premises. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for each class. Register online at Germantown-TN.gov/Registration. Germantown Magazine | Fall 2019

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Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis online at GermantownTN.gov/ Registration or at Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acceptable payment SPORTS methods include credit card or check. No cash is accepted. For more information, contact JD McMillian at 757-7382 or JMcMillian@Germantown-TN. gov. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on program status. YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE Boys divisions based on age, 6 to 13 years Girls divisions based on age, 6 to 12 years Fee: Resident $125, non-resident $175 per player Practices begin in November. Games begin in December and end in February. Players can anticipate an average of three activities per week. Teams play an eight game regular-season schedule. Registration begins September 9. Late registration takes place October 14 to 25, or until divisions fill. A $10 late fee applies.

FAST BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP MONDAY TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 TO 17 Dogwood Elementary, 8945 Dogwood Road Grades one through four - 9 a.m. to noon Grades five through eight - 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $75

SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 4 P.M. Municipal Park, Exeter Road Ages: 18 years and older Fee: $20 per team

This four-day intensive basketball camp covers skills and game fundamentals and is a great way to prepare for the upcoming basketball season.

G3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER Riverdale School Gym Grades: six through twelve Fee: $30 per team

ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER Houston Levee Park, 9777 Wolf River Boulevard Ages: 18 years and older Fee: $550 per team Area businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to enter teams in this recreational league. Divisions include men’s recreational and coed recreational. Teams play an eight game schedule and an end of season tournament.

GERMANTOWN FOOTBALL LEAGUE Germantown Football League (GFL) is a community-based, volunteer organization which has partnered with the City of Germantown to provide recreation youth flag and tackle football, as well as cheerleading, for children ages 5 to 12. GFL offers a unique, family-friendly game day atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. Teaching safe techniques and solid fundamentals are our top priority. For more information, visit gflfootball.com.

Join the excitement for sand volleyball as tournaments are hosted at the sand court in Municipal Park.

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 652-5601 or MemphisHFL@HappySoccerFeet.com.

G3 is a recreational three-onthree basketball league played on Sunday afternoons.This is an exciting opportunity to lace up the shoes and hit the hardwood for live action against other teams. Team members sign up individual and will list their team name. Registration is now open. Season begins September 8.

SMASHING ACES TENNIS AND SHOP AT MUNICIPAL COURTS 1910 South Germantown Road Smashing Aces Tennis, LLC works with Germantown Parks and Recreation to offer various tennis programs around Germantown. There is something for everyone including open classes and clinics, USTA Adult leagues, recreation leagues, junior clinics, social mixers, tournaments as well as private, semi private and team lessons. For more information, visit smashingacestennis. com, call 737-3232 or email info@ smashingacestennis.com. Follow Smashing Aces on facebook at Germantown Tennis/Smashing Aces or on Twitter @SmashingAces10S.

HOUSTON LACROSSE FALL SESSIONS RUN SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER Boys and girls, grades one to twelve, all skill levels

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ADULT MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER Houston Levee Park, 9777 Wolf River Boulevard Ages: 18 years and older Fee: $500 per team Area businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to enter teams in this recreational league. Teams play an eight game schedule and an end of season tournament. Registration is now open.

The club is committed to encouraging sportsmanship and fair play while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. For more information, contact Wally Gardner at gardner.wally@gmail.com. Register online at houstonlax.net.

GERMANTOWN BASEBALL LEAGUE Germantown Baseball League is a community-based, not-for-profit organization providing high quality youth baseball for athletes ages 5 to 18. 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. For more information, call 757-7375. Recreation, Enrichment, Art, Community and Health (REACH) offers healthy choices for expanding creativity, learning new skills and having fun with friends. Structured to be beneficial for students and REACH convenient for parents, the program challenges students to REACH for something more. BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Full and half days adhere to the Germantown Municipal School District calendar Ages: 5 and up The program combines educational assistance, recreation and enrichment activities and is offered on all full and half days of school adhering to the Germantown Municipal School District calendar. Advanced enrollment and payment are required. Monthly enrollment must be completed on or before the first of every month. Daily

enrollment registration and payments must be completed online by 6 a.m. for before care and by noon for after care. Payments must be made online at Germantown-TN.gov/Registration or through the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. For more information, contact Veda Sargent at 757-7389 or VSargent@Germantown-TN.gov. Dogwood Elementary and Forest Hill Before school: 7 to 8:45 a.m., $125 per month After school: 3:45 to 6 p.m., $190 per month Farmington and Riverdale Elementary Before school: 7 to 8:30 a.m., $115 per month After school: 3:30 to 6 p.m., $200 per month Daily Rate (all schools) Before school: $10.50 per visit After school: $16 per visit

REACH OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 8, 3 TO 6 P.M. REACH Staff will be onsite at elementary school open house events to provide orientation materials to parents. Meet new staff, ask questions and learn about the REACH Before and After School program.

FAMILY ACTIVITY NIGHT THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 4 TO 6 P.M. Each month REACH will host a free drop-in activity for parents and participants. Show your support and be a “F.A.N” of REACH!

ENRICHMENT Students expand their creativity, learn new skills and have fun with friends while being physically active in a safe environment. Our contracted instructors have proven experience and provide quality instruction. Program opportunities are offered in four to six week sessions. Fall session: September 9 through October 25 (no classes October 14 through 18 in observance of Fall Break) Winter session: January 27 through March 6 (no classes February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day) Spring session: March 30 through May 8 (no classes April 10 in observance of Good Friday) Pricing and schedules are distributed through flyers at participating schools.

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Examples of classes offered include:

ART – Through a variety of art mediums, children tap into their creativity and imagination. They also develop artistic skills as they explore pointillism, weaving, 3D form, canvas painting and so much more. LEGO CLUB – Lego Club combines science, technology, engineering, math and creative fun and presents weekly challenges and activities for the Lego lover in your life. BATON TWIRLING – The class will cover basic baton skills, elementary dance moves, marching techniques and teamwork. Baton included in registration fee.

GYMNASTICS – Develop balance and coordination while increasing strength and flexibility. The skills learned in this course leave children with a feeling of success. SCIENCE LAB – Hands on experiments allow students to develop problem solving techniques and discover new skills. Each session covers a different scientific discipline so participants do not repeat the same classes.

STEM - Students will explore Fantastic Fiction Island. Favorite children’s books will be transformed into action-packed STEAM adventures. LITTLE VET SCHOOL - Children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids will learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use.

For more information, contact Park Ranger Naturalist Lindsay Dolan at LDolan@Germantown-TN. gov or at 751-7684. RUN WITH A RANGER AUGUST 19 THROUGH EDUCATION OCTOBER 25 Continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. Wolf River Nature Area, 8040 Wolf River Boulevard Ages: 13 years and up Want to start running and/or exercising, but don’t have any running buddies? Germantown Park Rangers are here to help! Join us on the Wolf River Greenway to get motivated and moving. Beginners, will use a program similar to Couch to 5K. Already a blazing fast runner? Come for some fellowship and meet new people in your community in a beautiful natural setting. Walkers and strollers are welcome! ENVIRONMENTAL

NIGHT TIME NATURE HIKE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 8:30 TO 9:30 P.M. Wolf River Nature Area - YEP Pond Parking Lot, 7014 Wolf River Boulevard Ages: 5 years and up Do you know all the types of owls that live along the Wolf River? Have you learned the calls of the frogs that live in our area? Come on a night hike and learn all about the special nighttime animals that share the Wolf River Natural Area with us. This hike will be on paved greenway trail. Sturdy shoes, drinking water, a flashlight or headlamp and bug spray are recommended. WETLAND EXPLORATION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 9 TO 11 A.M. Wolf River Nature Area - YEP Pond Parking Lot, 7014 Wolf River Boulevard Ages: 6 through 14 years Come learn about our watershed and water conservation. Park Ranger Naturalist Lindsay Dolan will demonstrate how water flows through a watershed and the importance of our wetlands. Bring water and bug spray and dress to explore nature. A change of clothes would also be a good idea. In the event of rain, this program will be rescheduled. To register, call the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375.

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CAMERON BROWN EASY BIKE RIDE MONDAYS AT 6 P.M. Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Boulevard Distance: 13 to 20 miles Join the Memphis Hightailers for a beginner ride. If you want to try riding with a group or are interested in becoming a bike rider, this is the ride for you. The ride will focus on safe riding practices for the new rider and for the rider who doesn’t feel comfortable riding in more advanced or faster group rides. The ride will begin and end at Cameron Brown Park and will have two five mile loops. One group will average 12 to 14 mph and a slower group averaging around 10 mph. Both groups will ride the same route with the faster group leaving first so if a rider can’t keep the pace they can slow and join the slower group. For more information, visit memphishightailers.com. BIKE TO NATURE TOUR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 8 TO 10 A.M. Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Boulevard Ages: 14 years and older Join Germantown Park Rangers on an early morning bike ride along the Wolf River Greenway to learn more about the various habitats and species of wildlife that call Germantown home. Bring your own bike or rent one from the Zagster bike share station located at Cameron Brown Park. Space is limited to 12 to avoid congestion on the trail. OAKLAWN GARDENS ARBORETUM TOUR EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1 TO 4 P.M. Oaklawn Garden, 7831 Poplar Pike Take a tour of Oaklawn Garden, our very own Level II Arboretum. This will be a fun afternoon filled with storytelling and tree identification with members of the Master Gardener Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. MOBILE RANGER PROGRAM Interested in having a Ranger speak to your class about wildlife native to Tennessee? Schedule a time for the Mobile Ranger Program to come to your school and present to your students. For more information, contact Park Ranger Naturalist Lindsay Dolan at LDolan@GermantownTN.gov or 751-7684.

AMNESTY & RECYCLING DAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:30 A.M. TO NOON Public Services Complex, 7700 NEIGHBORHOOD Southern Avenue and Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Residents are encouraged to dispose of items not accepted for curbside pick-up. These include building materials, fencing, rocks, steel poles, concrete, glass windows, tires (limit up to four with no rims), lawn mowers and gas-operated equipment (free of gas and oil), grills, propane tanks (20 pound tanks only), clay pots and more. Bring new and gently used furniture, appliances, building supplies and housewares for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore to collect. Paint (latex and oil) and chemicals are strictly prohibited. Scrap metal will be recycled. Electronic recycling and document shredding (up to two banker boxes) take place at the Johnson Road Park location only. Proof of Germantown residency is required and only homeowner-generated materials will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the City of Germantown and the Environmental Commission. For more information, contact Neighborhood Services at 757-7263 or NeighborhoodServices@ Germantown-TN-gov.

SERVICES

GERMANTOWN NIGHT OUT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 5 TO 8 P.M. Invite neighbors to gather together in a front yard, driveway, cove or club house to promote camaraderie and community safety. The annual event brings the City’s first responders and neighbors together under positive circumstances. It is promoted by the City of Germantown in observation of Crime Prevention Month. To request a visit by mascots Eddie Eagle, McGruff the Crime Dog, Ollie the Otter, Germantown police officers, aldermen or city officials, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7203 or MMcdonnell@Germantown-TN.gov.


GENERAL INFORMATION Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road, has more than 139,000 print, audio, video and online maGERMANTOWN terials. For information, call COMMUNITY 757-READ (7323) or visit GerLIBRARY mantown-Library.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook. com/GermantownCommunityLibrary. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The library will be closed on September 3, November 22, November 23 and December 25. 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 K-12 public and private schools, students and staff of Union University’s Germantown Campus, Memphis School of Preaching, Germantown business owners and family members, active military personnel and their families and full-

time and part-time City of Germantown employees. Collierville residents with a Collierville library card in good standing can receive a free library card with limited privileges. 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 offers card holders access to the READS eLibrary and RBDigital for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Visit germantown-library. org for detailed descriptions. 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 audiobooks 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 Books by Mail program or to request an application, call 757-7323.

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FRIENDS OF GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY The Friends of Germantown Community Library support the library through fundraising and volunteer service. Membership is $10 for the calendar year. Members receive 13 free books from the Bookstore each 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. Membership is not required to shop at the Bookstore.

GENERAL PROGRAMS

GERMANTOWN MEMORIES TIME CAPSULE SEPTEMBER 21 TO OCTOBER 29 From September 21 through October 29, visit Germantown Community Library or Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC) to donate a piece of your history to our “time capsule.” Participants can write about their history in Germantown, favorite memories and their predictions about what Germantown will be like in the future. The time capsule will be added to the GRHGC collection for public viewing.

Pre-registration is not required for General Programs unless otherwise stated. Call 757-7323 to register for a program or for more information.

KNIT & CROCHET TOGETHER WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 4 AND 18, OCTOBER 2, 16 AND 30, NOVEMBER 6 AND 20 AND DECEMBER 4 AND 18, 10:30 A.M.

ROALD DAHL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 4 P.M. Celebrate beloved children’s author Roald Dahl’s birthday! Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with birthday cake and crafts.

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY CRAFTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 5:15 TO 6:30 P.M. All ages are invited to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day as we create foam pirate hats and paper parrots.

BIG READ KICKOFF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. All ages are invited to the library to celebrate the kickoff event for this year’s NEA Big Read featuring Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven, featuring wagon rides from Phil’s Mules, music from violinist Donna Wolf and more. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Adults and teens ages 16 and up are invited to a tea party in honor of the premiere of the Downton Abbey film. Enjoy tea and finger foods as we catch up with the latest twists and trivia. Period costumes are encouraged but not required. Free tickets are required and may be claimed starting August 18 at the Information Desk or by calling 757-7323.

Pre-registration is required for Adult Programs unless otherwise noted and begins three weeks prior to each event. Call 757-7323 to register for a program or for more information.

Enjoy social time in the children’s department with LEGOS, coloring, playsets, games and more.

All ages are invited to enjoy this free performance of Pericles, Prince of Tyre by the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA PARTY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 3 P.M. Ages: 16 to adult

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

DISCOVERY TIME SUNDAYS 1 TO 4 P.M., WEEKDAYS 9:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SATURDAYS 9:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1 P.M.

Develop your skills as an author by attending these workshops led by experienced local writers from Dark Oak Press. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each workshop.

OPEN CRAFT TABLES 5:15 TO 6:30 P.M. Monday, October 21, Halloween Perler Beads Tuesday, November 5, Colored Magnetic Bookmarks Tuesday, December 3, Pipe Cleaner Ornaments All ages are welcome to drop in, while supplies last.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2 P.M. Come and celebrate Halloween a little early our fun-filled Halloween Carnival! Join us for crafts, carnival games and a costume contest. Refreshments will be served.

HOLIDAY MOVIE MATINEE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2 P.M. Popcorn and drinks provided. Required pre-registration begins November 23.

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 AND 25, OCTOBER 9 AND 23, NOVEMBER 13 AND 27 AND DECEMBER 11, 1 P.M. Join in the featured project or bring your own to work on. Basic knitting or crocheting skills are required. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date. MIND AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8, OCTOBER 13, NOVEMBER 10 AND DECEMBER 8, 4 P.M. Join certified instructors from the Art of Living Foundation to relax and recharge your body, mind and spirit. In these introductory sessions, you will get a glimpse of yogic breathing exercises, guided meditation and a taste of the Happiness Program. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

WRITING WORKSHOPS WITH DARK OAK PRESS SATURDAYS, 2 P.M. September 7 — Showing vs. Telling October 12 — Theme, Message and Tone November 2 — Voice, Tense and Mood

GERMANTOWN BOOK CLUB MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9, OCTOBER 7, NOVEMBER 4 AND DECEMBER 2, 12:30 P.M. Join a friendly book discussion group for adults, featuring a new great read each month. Call 7577323 for information on selections. The September selection will be the featured NEA Big Read title, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

ADULT 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9, OCTOBER 7 AND NOVEMBER 4, 6:30 P.M. Join us for a self-guided workshop to create models for 3D printing. Staff will be on hand for light assistance. Models must be reviewed and approved during a scheduled session before printing. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

COFFEE AND CREATIVE COLOR CLUB WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 AND 25, OCTOBER 9 AND 23, NOVEMBER 13 AND 27 AND DECEMBER 11, 10:30 A.M. Enjoy a relaxing morning with a cup of hot coffee and our art club just for adults. Each second Wednesday of the month, the focus is on relaxation and coloring. Each fourth Wednesday, we branch out into painting and other artistic media. Use the provided materials or bring your own. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

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NORMAL AGING VS. ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6:30 P.M.

745s CRAFT CLUB FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 10:30 A.M. Polymer Clay Bowls FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:30 A.M. Cigar Box Memory Keepers FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 10:30 A.M. Sharpie “Painted” Coasters FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 10:30 A.M. Holiday Wreaths Join us for a series just for adults, designed to inspire the creative spirit. A new craft is featured each month. The October program is part of the NEA Big Read featuring Station Eleven. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

CALLIGRAPHY 101 SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14, 21 AND 28, 10 A.M. TO NOON AND 1 TO 3 P.M. The Memphis Calligraphy Guild and Germantown Community Library present a workshop series for beginning and intermediate learners of pointed pen calligraphy. Pen, ink and writing paper are provided. Lunch is on your own from noon to 1 p.m. Attendance at all sessions is expected and home practice will be assigned. A non-refundable, one-time course materials fee of $20 applies and must be paid within 48 hours of registration. Required pre-registration begins August 24.

SOUTHERN GARDENING: RIGHT TREE, RIGHT PLACE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 6:30 P.M. Trees are the most prominent feature in our landscape and they impact all the other plants in our garden. It is critical to pick the right tree and place it properly. This presentation by Master Gardener Tom Rieman covers what needs to be considered when choosing the site for a tree, recommendations of trees that do well in our area and proper planting and care of trees. Required pre-registration begins August 26.

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Learn how to distinguish between normal aging and the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The program features Rachelle Maier, Community Relations at Senior Helpers, a home care company specializing in care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Senior Helpers uses a special program called Senior Gems to help family members identify stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Required pre-registration begins August 27.

Memphis area and Robert Krog, local author of numerous books including End of the World Potluck. Required preregistration begins September 10.

BOOK SWAP SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 12 AND DECEMBER 14, 10:30 A.M. Adults are invited to drop in during our book swaps, where you can meet fellow book lovers to trade gently loved books and reading recommendations. Bring up to ten books in good condition to potentially swap with fellow attendees. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

READY TO ORGANIZE AND RIGHTSIZE? SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 4 P.M.

DISASTER PREPPING FOR BEGINNERS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:30 P.M.

Join library staff for an educational and entertaining discussion about organizing your home to accurately reflect your current stage of life. Discover professional organizing tips that will help you maximize your storage, decrease clutter, make decisions on what stays and what goes and schedule your time so that you aren’t neglecting yourself. As business partners and sisters, Tanya Springer and Holly Kulp use their professional organizer education and differing talents to spread their love of organizing homes and lives to their clients and community. The Springer Solution, LLC is a National Association of Productivity and Organizing member, providing services to clients throughout the Mid-South. Required pre-registration begins September 1.

Adults and teens ages 12 and up are invited to learn how to prep your family for any disaster, whether it’s a long-term power outage, an ice storm, the next New Madrid earthquake or a zombie apocalypse. Learn the dos and don’ts for assembling bug out bags for 72 hour prepping, family emergency plans and long term water and food storage — complete with taste testing. Required pre-registration begins September 23.

UKULELE BEGINNER’S WORKSHOP TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6:30 P.M. Adults and teens ages 12 and up are invited to learn their first chords on the ukulele during this workshop for beginners. Bring your own ukulele, or try one of ours. Required preregistration begins September 3.

SCI-FI AUTHOR PANEL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6:30 P.M. Join us for a panel discussion of science fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction in honor of the NEA Big Read selection Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Featured authors include Les Johnson, author and co-author of multiple popular science and science fiction books and Technical Advisor for NASA’s Advanced Concept Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, Bill Webb, a local sci-fi post-apocalyptic author from the

VOICES OF THE DEAD: THE 1878 YELLOW FEVER IN MEMPHIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 6:30 P.M. Join local author John Babb as he explores one of the most dramatic events to ever strike Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. During four terror filled months in 1878, a yellow fever epidemic in the Lower Mississippi Valley struck 154 towns and cities, killed over 20,000 people and wiped entire families and businesses from the face of the earth. The presentation will also include a discussion of Babb’s book Voices of the Dead, set during the event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $18 at the program and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Friends of the Library. Required pre-registration begins September 24.

BIG READ FILM MATINEE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2 P.M. Join us for a modern post-apocalyptic film featuring a normal family trying to survive after an alien invasion. Call 7577323 for title and to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be served. Required pre-registration begins September 28.

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2 P.M.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Adults are invited to become part of the cast and dress for the occasion to solve a mind-boggling postapocalyptic murder mystery during this group game. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Required pre-registration begins October 5.

Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise stated. Call 757-7323 to register or for more information.

COMPUTER CLASSES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12:30 P.M. Word for Beginners TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6:30 P.M. Excel Basics Level 1 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 12:30 P.M. PowerPoint for Beginners MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 6:30 P.M. Excel Basics Level 2 MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6:30 P.M. Beginning 3D Modeling in Tinkercad Experience using a keyboard and mouse is required for all sessions. Experience browsing the internet is required for Tinkercad, Facebook, Selling Online and Wix. Required preregistration begins three weeks before each program date.

PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS SPECIAL POPULATIONS TRUNK OR TREAT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 4 TO 5 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Special populations individuals are invited to dress up for a fun afternoon of Trunk-or-Treat. Families and caregivers are encouraged to join in by bringing candy to pass out and decorating their trunks in a spooktacular fashion. Required preregistration begins October 8.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS GAME DAY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2 TO 4 P.M. Special populations individuals and their families and caregivers are invited to join us for an afternoon of awesome games and fun. Required pre-registration begins October 26.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS MOVIE NIGHT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 6:30 P.M. Join us for a favorite holiday film during this program especially for special populations individuals and their families and caregivers. Refreshments will be provided. Required pre-registration begins November 26.

BOOK BABIES MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10 A.M. No story time September 2, November 25 and 28, December 23, 26 and 30 Ages: 0 to 12 months, accompanied by an adult It’s baby’s first storytime experience. With lots of songs, rhymes and cuddles, caregiver and child will establish a strong foundation for future literacy and lifetime of learning.

WONDERFUL ONES MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 11 A.M. No story time September 2, November 25 and 28, December 23, 26 and 30 Ages: 12 to 24 months, accompanied by an adult An energetic story time to match the energy of beginning walkers. Caregiver and child participate in active songs, whole body movements and stories to continue exposure to literature and language.

TERRIFIC TWOS & THREES TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 10 A.M. No story time November 26 and 27, December 24, 25 and 31 Ages: 2 to 3 years, accompanied by an adult A lively mix of songs, finger-plays and stories encourage boisterous toddlers in their growing love of books.

FANTASTIC FOURS & FIVES TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 11 A.M. No story time November 26 and 27, December 24, 25 and 31 Ages: 4 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult With music, stories and fun, this story time helps to strengthen children’s preliteracy skills and to prepare them for a bright future of reading.

SATURDAY STORIES SATURDAYS, 10 A.M. No story time September 21, October 19 and 26, November 9 and 30, December 14 and 28 Ages: All, accompanied by an adult Start the weekend off right with story time. With music, stories and fun, this story time prepares children of all ages with the skills and foundations of literacy and a lifetime of learning.

WHOLE FOODS STORY TIME FRIDAYS, 10 A.M. No story time November 29 and December 28 Germantown Whole Foods, 7825 Poplar Avenue Ages: 1 to 5, accompanied by an adult The library and Whole Foods invite you to story time at Whole Foods Germantown. Enjoy stories, fun, interactive songs, crafts and tasty snacks provided by Whole Foods.

HOLIDAY TEA PARTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2 P.M. Ages: 5 to 12 Join us for a holiday themed tea party. Dress up in your holiday finest and join us for a fun-filled afternoon that will include refreshments, crafts and a photo booth. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

FRIDAY FRENZY FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 27, OCTOBER 25, NOVEMBER 22 AND DECEMBER 20, 4:30 P.M. Ages: 5 to 10 years Kids can join the library for a fun-filled afternoon of arts and crafts. Put your creative side to use and artistically express yourself by creating something cool to take home. Required preregistration begins three weeks before each program date.

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11, OCTOBER 9, NOVEMBER 13 AND DECEMBER 11, 4:30 P.M. Ages: 5 to 10 years

PAINTING & PASTRIES FOR TEENS MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23, OCTOBER 28, NOVEMBER 18 AND DECEMBER 16, 6:30 P.M. Ages: 13 to 18 years

Fun filled, hands-on activities covering a variety of topics. Participants will find opportunities to exercise their STREAM skills, learn basic home economics practices and have fun literacy experiences. Required preregistration begins three weeks before each program date.

Enjoy an hour of relaxation and creativity where you can indulge in coffee, pastries and painting with fellow teens each month. Supplies are provided. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

CHILDREN’S MATINEE MOVIE SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 7, OCTOBER 5, NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 7, 3:30 P.M. Ages: 3 to 12 years Gather at the library for a fun afternoon with a movie and free refreshments. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

LEGO CLUB SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12, NOVEMBER 16 AND DECEMBER 21, 2 P.M. Ages: 5 to 12 years Do you like building with LEGOs? Join our LEGO club meetings and participate in themed build events. Participants will build vehicles, buildings and more during this hour long program. Required preregistration begins three weeks before each program date.

TWEEN AND TEEN ACTIVITIES TWEEN TIME THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 17, NOVEMBER 7 AND DECEMBER 5, 4:30 P.M. Ages: 9 to 12 years Participate in games, crafts and other activities based on popular books. Bring a friend and join the fun. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date. TWEEN CRAFT CLUB SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 20, NOVEMBER 10 AND DECEMBER 15, 2 P.M. Ages: 9 to 12 years Be inspired and entertained by designing your own art at our open craft table. Required pre-registration begins three weeks before each program date.

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Know you have an ancestor who settled in Tennessee before 1880 but you’re not sure how to prove it? Learn about documenting your ancestry and how to complete the application for Tennessee Genealogical Society’s Tennessee Settler Certificate in this program led by Lisa Junkins.

LET’S DISCUSS IT! SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 19 AND DECEMBER 7, 9:30 TO 10:30 A.M.

The Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, at 7779 Poplar Pike, serves as a repository and research center for materials related to history and genealogy. GRHGC has more than 15,000 reference materials GERMANTOWN in its collection. Materials are available for the United States REGIONAL HISTORY AND and some European countries. The Tennessee Genealogical GENEALOGY Society is also located in the CENTER Center. Information about the Society is available at tngs.org. 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. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Center will be closed September 2 and November 28.

Examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools. Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.

Tennessee Genealogical Society programs are open to the public. There is a small charge to non-members for selected TNGS programs. Programs are free to members of TNGS, except the biannual seminars which are discounted. Pre-register for all programs at tngs.org. Space may be limited. Call 757-8480 for information.

Open to TNGS members and nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. Attend this meeting in order to receive updates on the Society’s 2019 goals, upcoming events and projects. Speaker to be announced.

TNGS “SHOW AND TELL” AGAIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1:30 TO 3:30 P.M. Fee: TNGS members free, nonmembers $5 Join us for a “Show and Tell” program led by Carla Maitland. Each participant should bring an object, photo or document that is important to his or her family’s history or family history research. Be prepared to tell a three to five minute story about it to the audience.

TENNESSEE ANCESTRY CERTIFICATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. Fee: TNGS members free, non-members $5

FAMILY TREE MAKER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP WITH PZ HORTON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AND NOVEMBER 16, 11 A.M. TO NOON Learn to take advantage of the many features and options of Family Tree Maker 2017 and help others along the way in this program directed by participant Q&A. Participants are welcome to bring their computers.

TNGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 10 A.M. TO NOON

HOW TO RESEARCH IN A COURTHOUSE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:30 A.M. TO NOON Research in a courthouse can be intimidating for beginning genealogists. This presentation, led by Kim Richardson, will discuss the types of records you’re likely to find in a courthouse and how to utilize them. Also included are tips about scouting the courthouse before you go, meeting courthouse staff, using the records and retrieving copies of the records. TNGS members free, nonmembers $5.

DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 19 AND DECEMBER 7, 11 A.M. TO NOON DNA testing can be used, along with the paper trail of genealogical research, to open the door to new relatives, resolve of brick walls and confirm years of

genealogical research. Join program leader Debbie Atchley to both share successes and questions related to genetic genealogy and stay up to date on new tools used to analyze DNA results. Participants are encouraged to bring their computers.

FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING Fees vary depending upon package Needing to get back on track or aiming to go to the next level? The Club’s certified personal trainers can help! Options include one on one, partner and small group training packages. Choose “fitness” at gacfitness.org to connect with a certified personal trainer and to learn more about training fees.

ANNUAL FALL SEMINAR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Fee: TNGS members $35, nonmembers $45 Join us for a seminar led by Amy Johnson Crow, a Certified Genealogist with more than 20 years of experience helping people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors. Visit tngs.org events for a schedule of topics and registration details. Crow is an award-winning blogger, active lecturer and author of the Modern Genealogy Made Easy website. She earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University.

TAGGING, ORGANIZING AND SAVING HEIRLOOMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. Feeling overwhelmed by the piles of pictures? How will future generations even know what to do with the family heirlooms? This presentation by Kim Richardson will provide guidance and practical ideas about how to solve these problems, with a focus on organizing and scanning photos, preserving pictures and old documents and marking heirlooms. TNGS members free, non-members $5.

The Germantown Athletic Club is located in the heart of Germantown neighboring the Germantown Performing Arts Center and Municipal Park. The Club’s variety of amenities and services attracts fitness enthusiasts of all types. Mix GERMANTOWN fitness with pleasure with ATHLETIC group fitness classes, indoor CLUB and outdoor pools, the very latest in cardio and strength training equipment and so much more. Becoming a member at Germantown Athletic Club is making a commitment for a better you. We offer a variety of plans to meet your needs. Choose “membership” at gacfitness.org or call 757-7370 for more information.

EQUIPMENT ORIENTATIONS

Hours: 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. Learn more about the Club at gacfitness. org. We are @GermantownAthleticClub on Facebook, @GtownAC on Twitter and GtownAC on Instagram.

CHILD CARE Germantown Athletic Club provides children of all ages a fun and healthy environment. We believe healthy lifestyles start early. Children are welcome in the Club’s Child Care area for up to two hours daily while parents exercise. A variety of activities are offered during Child Care visits such as Les Mills™ Born to Move virtual fitness classes, arts and crafts, holiday parties and much more. Choose “kids” at gacfitness.org for more information.

Know before you go! Contact the Fitness Department to schedule a time to learn how to safely and effectively operate the strength and cardio equipment. There is no fee for this service. An appointment is required. Choose “fitness” at gacfitness.org or contact the Fitness Department at 7577372 for more information.

GERMANTOWN SWIM TEAM Germantown Athletic Club is home to the Germantown Gators Swim Team. GST is a volunteer-supported competitive, year-round swim team. Through advancing the sport of swimming, recruiting new athletes to the sport and providing them with high quality coaching, GST provides a safe, enjoyable and productive training atmosphere while encouraging competition at the highest possible level. For more information, visit GSTswimming.com or email info@ GSTswimming.com.

KIDS CLUB Ages 8 weeks to 5 years Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. KIDS ZONE Ages 5 and in kindergarten to 11 years Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Germantown Magazine | Fall 2019

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GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Activities Department at 751-5710 or choose “kids” at gacfitness.org. September 14, Back to School Splash October 19*, Masked Mayhem November 9, Neon Nonsense December 14, Deep Freeze

Free to members, the Club offers over 100 classes weekly including Les Mills™, Zumba® and Silver Sneakers®. Freestyle classes are also offered including yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, strength and cycle. Virtual classes can be scheduled anytime live classes are unavailable.

*Due to fall break, Kids Night Out will be offered the third Saturday in October.

GROUP FITNESS EVENTS

BITS, BYTES & BOTS CAMP MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 TO 12, 9 A.M. TO NOON Fee: members $175, nonmembers $190 Extended care fee: $50 noon to 6 p.m., $65 7 to 9 a.m. and noon to 6 p.m.

MEET US ON THE MAT! SEPTEMBER 1 TO 30 Club members are invited to celebrate National Yoga Month by attending any yoga or BODYFLOW™ class in the month of September. Special classes will be offered and prizes will be given for best attendance.

LES MILLS™ SUPER SATURDAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9:30 TO 11:30 A.M. Join your favorite Les Mills™ instructors and experience the latest releases of BODYPUMP™, BODYFLOW™ and RPM™. The Club will also be introducing BODYJAM™ and BODYCOMBAT™ to the schedule during this event.

PLANKSGIVING NOVEMBER 18 TO 27 This ten day countdown to Thanksgiving is all about thanks and planks. Instructors will incorporate numerous plank variations in every class, hold plank endurance challenges and give out prizes for the most creative planks.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES KIDS FITNESS CLASSES Les Mills Born to Move™ virtual classes are offered during child care hours. Our friendly child care staff assists, guides and encourages children during classes. Participants must be checked into child care at least 10 minutes prior to class. There is no fee or registration for these classes. For more information, contact the Youth Activities Department at 751-5710 or choose “kids” at gacfitness.org.

KIDS NIGHT OUT SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, 5:30 TO 9 P.M. Fee: members $20, $10 each additional sibling Every kid deserves a special night out… and so do you! Kids Night Out is open to children ages 1 through 11 years. Children will be divided by age groups and participate in crafts and other fun activities. Dinner is also provided. option to swim. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each event. For more information, contact the Youth

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Indoor Pool, Dodge-Ball and Basketball Parties Fees: $225 for parties up to 12 children, $15 each additional child Treat the kids to an afternoon of birthday fun at the Club. Birthday packages include 90 minutes of basketball, dodge ball or swimming in the indoor pool and 30 minutes in the party room. Choose “kids” at gacfitness.org to get your party started!

AQUATICS

Campers can sample a variety of programs offered by Bits, Bytes and Bots in this techie mashup half day camp including electronics, robotics engineering and video game creation. Camp is offered to children second through sixth grade.

The Club offers an indoor, eight-lane lap pool, hot tub, 25 meter outdoor pool and splash park. Dance the calories away in water aerobics or improve your stroke or join the Gators Swim Team. For more information, contact the Aquatics Department at 757-7366 or choose “aquatics” at gacfitness.org.

CAMPS AND VACATION FUN DAYS

GROUP YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

Vacation Fun Days, Fall Break and Winter Break Camps are provided for children, kindergarten through grade 6, to enjoy time at the Club during days when schools are closed. Children participate in many activities including swimming, arts and crafts and much more! This program serves school age children and is a great way to meet new friends and have fun in a safe, caring environment. Children should pack two snacks and lunch each day. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each event. For more information, contact the Youth Activities Department at 751-5710 or choose “kids” at gacfitness.org.

Learn to swim in a group setting. Each session consists of eight 50-minute lessons. The prerequisite for each level is successful demonstration of skills taught in the preceding level. There are no refunds or make-up days.

FALL BREAK CAMP MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 TO 18, 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Fee: members $140, nonmembers $155

SATURDAY SESSIONS

VACATION FUN DAYS NOVEMBER 5, 25, 26 AND 27, 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Fee: members $30, $25 each additional sibling WINTER BREAK CAMP SESSION 1: DECEMBER 23, 26 AND 27, 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SESSION 2: DECEMBER 30, JANUARY 2 AND 3, 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Registration deadline is December 17. Fee: members $90, nonmembers $105

WEEKDAY SESSIONS Levels 1 to 6: September 3 to 12, September 16 to 26, September 30 to October 10, October 21 to 31 and November 4 to 14 Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30 p.m. Fee: members $90, nonmembers $105 per session

Levels 1 to 6: September 28 to November 16 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. (eight, 50-minute lessons) Fee: members $90, nonmembers $105 per session Level 7: September 28 to October 19, October 26 to November 16 11:30 a.m. (4, 50-minute lessons) Fee: members $45, nonmembers $60 per session

BABY & ME GROUP SWIM LESSONS September 28 to October 19 and October 26 to November 16 Saturdays at 10 a.m. (four, 50-minute lessons) Fee: members $60, nonmembers $75 per session

Join fun-filled classes designed to help the parent and child get comfortable with the water. Parents and toddlers ages 1 to 3 are introduced to the basics, including blowing bubbles, kicking, floating and breath control.

ADULT GROUP SWIM LESSONS Levels 1 and 2: September 1 to 22, September 29 to October 20, October 27 to November 17 and November 24 to December 15 Sundays at 2 p.m. Fee: members $45, nonmembers $60 per session Learn the various swim strokes in instructor-led classes designed specifically for adults. Level 1 includes an introduction to swimming and refinement of all formal swim strokes, while Level 2 teaches advanced techniques designed to prepare swimmers for lap swimming and individual workout routines.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Fee: members $35, nonmembers $50 Prefer a more private setting? Develop a more efficient stroke, learn how to swim or improve timing in a one on one setting. Private lessons are available for adults and children. Choose “aquatics” at gacfitness.org to connect with a swim lesson instructor.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING AND RECERTIFICATION OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20, 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Certification Fee: members $200, nonmembers $215 Recertification Fee: members $75, nonmembers $90

Become a Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Prerequisites for the certification include swimming three hundred yards consistently, retrieving a ten pound brick and treading water. There are no refunds or make-up days. Re-certification course offered on October 20.

MASTERS SWIM PROGRAM TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5:30 A.M. Fee: members $35/month, nonmembers $50/month

This program is for swimmers interested in improving their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness level. Masters Swim is a coachled structured workout program.

STROKE TECHNIQUE CLINICS SATURDAYS, 9 A.M. Fee: members $45/month, nonmembers $60/month This program focuses on improving technique in all four competitive strokes. It is designed to be consecutive and cumulative. Attending all classes is encouraged. Freestyle: September 7 to 28 Backstroke: October 5 to 26 Breaststroke: November 2 to 23 Butterfly: December 7 to 28

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A WRINKLE IN TIME - PRODUCTION WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 28 THROUGH NOVEMBER 13, 2:15 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M. Fee: $90

The Germantown Community Theatre (GCT) has been a part of the Mid-South performing arts scene since 1972. Located at 3037 Forest Hill Irene Road, GCT strives to entertain, educate, engage and enrich the GERMANTOWN community through theatrical COMMUNITY programming. In addition to THEATRE a main season, the theatre hosts education and outreach programs for children and teens, encouraging the continued development of creativity and imagination. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, visit GCTcomeplay.org or call the box office at 453-7557. Before moving to its current location 36 years ago, the GCT was originally located in a chapel at St. George’s Church. During the 2019/2020, patrons will enjoy GCT’s newly renovated lobby and concession area. GCT memberships are available all season long in three pricing tiers - adult, senior and student/teacher/military. Membership packages save 40% off full ticket price for each tier. For more information, call the box office at 4537557 or visit gctcomeplay.org.

GUYS AND DOLLS, JR. FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, AUGUST 2 THROUGH 18 Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls Jr. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities are breathing down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls Jr. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong. The program is directed by Julie Reinbold and generously sponsored by International Paper.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13 THROUGH 29 Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. The program is directed by James Kevin Cochran.

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This class will focus on design elements that would enhance the production of this fantasy on stage including props, costumes and set.

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BASKERVILLE FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 28 THROUGH NOVEMBER 19 Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig, transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. The program is directed by Jeff Posson.

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, THE MUSICAL FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH 22 The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. The program is directed by Cheryl McClurg and generously sponsored by the Germantown Kiwanis Club.

ACTIVITIES AND OUTREACH FAIRY TALE TRAIL Kids get to participate in our annual retelling of a fairy tale along a trail at the Bobby Lanier Farm Park on October 26 as a part of Germantown’s Fall Fest. This fall we will portray the characters of the beloved, classic fantasy - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. This is an after school program for ages 6 and up that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will only need to be present one day each week, in most cases. There will be a mandatory parents meeting on Tuesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m., where you will register your child and provide availability for rehearsal times. Rehearsals will begin on September 9. A $20 participation fee will be collected at the parents meeting. Please contact Cheryl McClurg at cheryl@gctcomeplay. org to RSVP for the parents meeting.

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES

FALL HOMESCHOOL CLASSES SPYRO GYRA HOMESCHOOLERS: IT’S POSSIBLE! Explore the performance and production of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time during two classes this fall. Mail in registration form or register online at gctcomeplay.org/fall-classes/

A WRINKLE IN TIME - PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 28 THROUGH NOVEMBER 13, 1 TO 2:15 P.M. Ages: 8 to 18 years Fee: $90 This class will explore the staging of a one-act play based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, including character portrayal, blocking and ensemble work.

CENTER STAGE SERIES COLLAGE DANCE COLLECTIVE THE SILKROAD ENSEMBLE PILOBOLUS– SHADOWLAND: THE NEW ADVENTURE

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GPAC, located at 1801 Exeter Road, is the premier 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, GERMANTOWN modern dance, ballet and cirque. PERFORMING GPAC also has family, education and ARTS CENTER community outreach programs for all ages. For information and tickets, call the GPAC box office at 751-7500, visit gpacweb. com or drop by weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. JAZZ IN THE BOX FRIDAYS, 7 AND 8:30 P.M. September 27, 3 Divas November 8, Marvin Stamm The hottest little jazz club around is GPAC’s Jazz in the Box! Featuring both new and well-established artists, Jazz in the Box gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with live jazz.

AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 8 P.M. With 10 hit shows, two Tonys and two CDs to her credit, Sutton Foster has taken her talents on the road from Carnegie Hall to cabarets to the Mormon Tabernacle. She’s also done lots of TV, with roles ranging from Law and Order to her current leading role in Younger.

PEANUT BUTTER & JAM SATURDAYS, 9:30 AND 10:30 A.M. October 5, Lucky 7 Brass Band November 23, mömandpöp December 13, 6:30 p.m, PB & Jammies Holiday Sock Hop with Rosie Flores Tickets: $8 per child, includes two free adults per ticket The PB&J program introduces children ages 8 and under to a variety of genres including music, dance and multicultural arts in an informal concert setting. Parents and Children are invited to move and groove in these highly interactive performances which take place in the Watkins Studio Theatre.

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IRIS ORCHESTRA SATURDAYS, 7:30 P.M. October 12, Garrick Ohlsson (piano) December 7, Pinchas Zuckerman (violin), Amanda Forsythe (cello) and Angela Cheng (piano) As the resident orchestra of the Germantown Performing Arts Center, IRIS Orchestra boasts a stellar roster of talented musicians from leading orchestras, universities and chamber groups throughout the country, all of whom share a passionate commitment to the highest standards of performance. Since 2000, IRIS Orchestra has earned an international reputation as a champion of new American music — including works commissioned and premiered by IRIS – and consistently receives critical praise for its “precise and nuanced” interpretations of the classical canon. A clear confirmation of the caliber of IRIS Orchestra is the stunning list of musical luminaries who make time in their schedules to join IRIS as guest artists.

ELIANE ELIAS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 8 P.M. Eliane Elias has over 30 albums and multiple Grammy Awards to her credit, along with a powerful style that combines an alluring voice and virtuoso piano. Eliane has also composed for stage and film, even making side trips into rock, pop and reggae to appreciate the joys of each one.

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH OCTOBER 31 New Light by Jackson Robinson Archives December 3 through January 1 This is My Time: Clouds, Ghosts & Other Musings by Kerry Peebles GPAC celebrates the visual arts by exhibiting artwork by emerging and professional artists from around the region. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public during normal business hours and on days of performances.

GERMANTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 8 P.M. Come enjoy an evening celebrating the talent of local student musicians. The Germantown Symphony Orchesta’s Young Artists Concert

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with a chorus featuring members of the Germantown Chorus, Memphis ChoralArts and Houston High School. The concert will end with the muchloved audience carol sing-along!

CHILDREN’S BALLET THEATER THE NUTCRACKER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 6 P.M. Sunday, December 22, 1:30 p.m.

will feature the three winners of the 19th annual Young Artists Concerto Competition. Violinists Frederick Huang and Catherine McLean and flutist Marissa Liu, will be the featured soloists performing their winning selections. These accomplished musicians exemplify the wealth of talent in Germantown and the surrounding communities in West Tennessee.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 4 P.M. A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for National Geographic. Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images and film clips of her adventures, offering a behindthe-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.

made up of things often very old. The Silkroad Ensemble carries on this work. No two performances may be alike, but all will be joyous and memorable.

GERMANTOWN FIRST RESPONDERS SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:30 P.M. Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster is ready for you! Dr. Zarr has prescribed the cure for the common show - with retro costumes, choreography and lots of crowd participation you will be dancing, singing and laughing all while supporting a great cause. The show benefits Germantown First Responders Scholarship Fund.

GPAC YOUTH SYMPHONY PROGRAM FALL CONCERT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 4 P.M Now in its 11th season, GPAC Youth Symphony Program offers opportunities for young musicians to improve their technique; learn basic music theory, ear training and history; work with an ensemble; and interact with professional guest musicians. GYSP is grounded in music education and places a high value on its implementation.

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS FILM SCREENING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7 P.M.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES FEATURING VICTOR WOOTEN, ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN AND HOWARD LEVY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 8 P.M.

Join us for a special screening of the Grammy-nominated documentary that follows members of the Silkroad Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

The four original Flecktones are together for a rare tour, but this is decidedly NOT a “memory lane/greatest hits” evening. Quite the contrary. The beauty is in how each musician has explored and grown his own craft and what that evolution means when the Flecktones come together.

THE SILKROAD ENSEMBLE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 8 P.M.

GERMANTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 P.M.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma founded the arts organization Silkroad, bringing together passionate musicians from all over the world to co-create something very new,

Join the Germantown Symphony Orchestra for this annual holiday tradition! The GSO will perform holiday favorites

The Children’s Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker is a charming rendition of the classic holiday tale about the adventures of young Clara and her beloved nutcracker doll. Featuring children, teens and Tennessee Ballet Theater professionals in this 90 minute production, this performance is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday season with the whole family.

MADONNA LEARNING CENTER - A CHRISTMAS GIFT: THE JOURNEY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 AND 18, 7 P.M. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road The annual Madonna Learning Center Christmas program is a time of excitement, anticipation and joy. From the first performance to the final curtain, families and community are entertained and enlightened by the pure, heartfelt joy of the students as their spirit shines forth in their performance. Everyone has special gifts to give during the holiday season and this performance is the students’ gift to the community for their continued support.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, Now three-decades on from the our communities and ourselves release of his debut album - with through the joy of sharing a good nineteen records to his name, book. The City of Germantown is BIG READ one of 78 nonprofit organizations thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road PROGRAMS to receive an NEA Big Read ahead - Robert Earl Keen remains as grant to host a community committed to and inspired by his muse reading program. This is the fourth NEA Big as ever. And as for accruing recognition, Read grant that the City has received since well, he’s done alright on that front, too; 2015. The NEA Big Read in Germantown will from his humble beginnings on the Texas focus on Station Eleven by Emily St. John folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic and Mandel. Activities will take place September fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living21 through October 30. legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. Keen GERMANTOWN BOOK CLUB will once again hit the road this holiday season for his annual Christmas tour. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 12:30 P.M. Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL MUSTANG THEATRE - THE Join a friendly book discussion group LION, THE WITCH AND for adults, featuring a new great read THE WARDROBE each month. Pre-registration is not NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH 11 ROBERT EARL KEEN CHRISTMAS SHOW SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 8 P.M.

Houston High School Auditorium, 9755 Wolf River SCHOOL Boulevard EVENTS Join Houston High School Theatre program as they bring the magic and majesty of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. 2019 Inspiring Teacher Award recipient, Kell Christie will direct the students in the production. Tickets may be purchased online at houstonhightheatre.weebly.com or at the door.

required. Call 757-7323 for information on selections. The September selection will be the featured NEA Big Read title, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

BOOKS AND BREWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 5 TO 7 P.M. Huey’s Germantown, 7677 Farmington Boulevard Join the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce on the Huey’s patio for a discussion of Germantown’s 2019 NEA Big Read book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Grab a free copy of the book at Germantown Community Library then grab a drink and dinner at Hueys as we gather to discuss the book. For more information, email Lori Coulter at lori@ germantownchamber.com.

BIG READ KICKOFF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Ages: All All ages are invited to the library to celebrate the kickoff event for this year’s NEA Big Read featuring Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven, featuring wagon rides from Phil’s Mules, music from violinist Donna Wolf and more. Preregistration is not required.

POPS IN THE PARK CONCERT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 5:30 P.M. Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road The Germantown Symphony Orchestra presents “Let’s Go to the Movies,” a program of Oscar award-winning music selections. During the 2019 Pops in the Park concert, you’ll want to sing along with old favorites and will enjoy the melodies of the newer songs. The orchestra will be joined by the Houston High School choir, as well as other Germantown area high school choir members. Bring your lawn chairs for this free event.

FAMILY ART DAY WITH QWYNTO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road Children and families are invited to explore a free hands-on art activity, led by illustrator and mural artist, Qwynto. Drop in and get creative!

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SCI-FI AUTHOR PANEL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6:30 P.M. Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Join us for a panel discussion of science fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction in honor of the NEA Big Read selection Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Featured authors include Les Johnson, author and co-author of multiple popular science and science fiction books and Technical Advisor for NASA’s Advanced Concept Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, Bill Webb, a local sci-fi post-apocalyptic author from the Memphis area and Robert Krog, local author of numerous books including End of the World Potluck. Required pre-registration begins September 10.

745s CRAFT CLUB FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:30 A.M. Cigar Box Memory Keepers Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Join us for a series just for adults, designed to inspire the creative spirit. A new craft is featured each month. Required pre-registration begins September 19.

KING LEAR PLAYSHOP SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 11:30 A.M. Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road All ages are invited as Tennessee Shakespeare Company teaching artists present an interactive playshop to move Shakespeare’s King Lear story

and language off the page and into your heart as you meet the characters, learn the back-stories and gain ownership of the language while speaking, moving and feeling the story. Or sit back and enjoy the performance!

DISASTER PREPPING FOR BEGINNERS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:30 P.M. Adults and teens ages 12 and up are invited to learn how to prepare your family for any disaster, whether it’s a long-term power outage, an ice storm, the next New Madrid earthquake or a zombie apocalypse. Learn the dos and don’ts for assembling bug out bags for 72 hour prepping, family emergency plans and long term water and food storage — complete with taste testing. Required pre-registration begins September 23.

BIG READ FILM MATINEE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2 P.M. Join us for a modern post-apocalyptic film featuring a normal family trying to survive after an alien invasion. Call 7577323 for title and to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be served. Required pre-registration begins September 28.

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2 P.M. Adults are invited to become part of the cast and dress for the occasion to solve a mind-boggling post-apocalyptic murder mystery during this group game. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Required preregistration begins October 5.

FAIRY TALE TRAIL Kids get to participate in the Germantown Community Theatre’s (GCT) annual retelling of a fairy tale along a trail at the Bobby Lanier Farm Park on October 26 as a part of Germantown’s Fall Fest. This fall GCT will portray the characters of the beloved, classic fantasy - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. This is an after school program for ages 6 and up that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will only need to be present one day each week, in most cases. There will be a mandatory parents meeting on Tuesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m., where you will register your child and provide availability for rehearsal times. Rehearsals will begin on September 9. A $20 participation fee will be collected at the parents meeting. Please contact Cheryl McClurg at cheryl@gctcomeplay.org to RSVP for the parents meeting.

A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS AT STATION ELEVEN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 4:30 TO 5:30 P.M. Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive Ages: All ages What would you do in a Station Eleven situation? Would you like to have the knowledge and skills to forage native edibles and grow your own winter garden? Come and learn about soil building, composting and planting winter crops. Then go foraging to identify edible native plants.

DISASTER STRUCK. WE WERE THERE. THANK YOU GERMANTOWN FOR TRUSTING US TO RESTORE YOUR HOMES

VOICES OF THE DEAD: THE 1878 YELLOW FEVER IN MEMPHIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 6:30 P.M. Join local author John Babb as he explores one of the most dramatic events to ever strike Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. During four terror filled months in 1878, a yellow fever epidemic in the Lower Mississippi Valley struck 154 towns and cities, killed over 20,000 people and wiped entire families and businesses from the face of the earth. The presentation will also include a discussion of Babb’s book Voices of the Dead, set during the event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $18 at the program and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Friends of the Library. Required pre-registration begins September 24. ■

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HELPS CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT SOAP RECYCLING By Stephanie Painter Photography by Alex Ginsburg Photographics

When Christian Duncan was a child, his father frequently traveled widely in his career as a hotel executive. Separation was difficult for both father and son, and Christian recalls the joy of reconnecting when his dad returned from the airport. Though work demands sometimes kept them apart, there was one reward for Christian: He learned about exciting destinations like New York City, Canada and Mexico. Neither of the Duncans guessed that in just a few years they would collaborate on a project designed to help other children cope with separation while relatives travel. In 2008, Bill was working for Homewood Suites, a Hilton brand based in Memphis, and he set out to bring the hotel’s mascot to

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life in a series of children’s picture books. He crafted stories of a wood duck with a thriving career and a boss named Mr. Wood. Lewis is always prepared to “take wing” for work assignments and to help others. While traveling, Lewis takes care to stay in touch with his ducklings back at home. As Lewis adventured, Christian was growing up. At 15, he asked to help research a storyline about Mexico. “I said, ‘Why don’t we give his ducklings a chance to plan some of the trip so they understand the responsibility of deciding what they would like to both do and see?’” Bill and Christian co-wrote several books, and today Christian continues as a solo author on the series. After studying communications in college, he joined his dad at Homewood Suites, where he works in special projects. “With the Lewis books, guests who are away from family have something relatable to take back to their family from their travels,” says the 25-yearold Germantown resident.

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CHILDREN LEARN In addition, Christian wants to expand on Lewis’ desire to help others and improve the environment, following the Homewood Suites mission of supporting sustainability. A new book ties in the hotel’s partnership with Clean the World, a global health leader dedicated to sustainability, water sanitation and health. Hilton’s participating brands are recycling soap and donating to global communities. As many as 2.3 billion people around the world lack basic sanitation, and over 3,500 children die from preventable hygiene-related illnesses every day. The Clean the World Challenge encourages hotel owners and employees to collect soap left behind by guests with a goal of recycling 2 million bars of soap by Global Handwashing Day on October 15. The discarded soap is crushed, sanitized and cut into new soap bars, while bathroom amenity bottles are repurposed for hygiene kits or recycled. Through the long partnership,

Hilton has contributed to the distribution of more than 7.6 million bars of recycled soap, resulting in more than two million pounds of soap and amenity bottles staying out of landfills.

Written for children pre-K to kindergarten, the books are illustrated by Greg Cravens, creator of syndicated comic strip “The Buckets”. Guests can purchase books in the hotel’s shops, and books, coloring books and activity books are also available online through a partnership with Reading is Fundamental.

“The book is a wonderful way to educate children around our brand as well as hygiene,” says Lynn Smith, director of brand hospitality in customer experience and innovation. “It gives children more exposure to reading and learning about travel and ties into our focus on sustainability and literacy.”

Today Christian is an avid traveler, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was waiting for his dad to call from the road and read a story. So he finds it both fun and meaningful to share his books with kids. A life-sized mascot joins the author when he reads to children at summer camps and after-school programs. Christian is always ready to create a new itinerary for Lewis, this plucky character who is comfortable traveling by air, water and land.

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Published by the City of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Germantown Magazine includes information about events,...

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Published by the City of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Germantown Magazine includes information about events,...