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NOVEMBER 2017

T H E G R AT I T U D E I S S U E

GIVING

FOR TODDLERS TO TEENS, THIS YEAR’S GIFTS ARE ALL ABOUT PLAYING TO LEARN

THANKS

FOR ST. JUDE

PLUS

A MEMPHIS BBQ FAMILY SHARES THANKSGIVING RECIPES AND

TEEN TALK: 15 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY OVER BREAK


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November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018 • NEW- ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas in 2 million pounds of colorful, hand-carved ice sculptures and slides • NEW- Cirque Dreams Holidaze Stage Spectacular with 20+ of the World’s Best Acts • NEW- Breakfast with Charlie Brown™ & Friends

• NEW- Diamond Rio Holidays & Hits Dinner Show • More than 3 million lights and 9 acres of stunning décor • Build-A-Bear Workshop® & Scavenger Hunt • Gingerbread Decorating Corner • Carriage rides, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating & more!

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GROWS HERE Woodland combines small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and personalized instruction to help grow your child’s success. Call 901-685-0976 to schedule a tour, or email admissions@woodlandschool.org. Open House Dates: Sunday, November 12: 2:00 – 4:00 Tuesday, November 14: 9:00 – 2:00

Jordyn (10), with her mom Robyn McKinley, loves to draw, sing, and make short movies on her iPad. Jordyn wants to be a movie producer. Their favorite motherdaughter activity is a spa day for a mani-pedi.

Middle School Preview Day: Tuesday, December 5: 8:30 – 2:30 By ALEXANDRIA ROBINSON

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©2017 Woodland Presbyterian School. All rights reserved.

Meet Me in St. Louis By Jeff Hulett

Photographer: Bryan Rollins

Give Thanks for St. Jude

By Michelle McKissack

DEPARTMENTS 6 901Fun Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Swimming Lessons

Year ‘round in our HEATED indoor pool!

• Group Lessons • Private Swim Lessons • Adult Swim Lessons • Baby & Me Classes -Ages 2mo and Up

We have swim packages for all age groups. SAVE MONEY! We have small class ratios... Do you need SPECIALTY Training? We are definitely the place for you!

CALL(BRENNA) SWIM901-300-0384 SCHOOLS Gift Cards make great gifts! 999 South Yates, Memphis, TN 901-763-3483 www.diveshop1.com

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8 What’s Cookin’ Tasty family recipes for Thanksgiving

Special Thanks to Knowledge Tree. 15 Teen Talk Making money over winter break

10 Dear Teacher Improving math skills; Benefits of music lessons

24 Calendar & Events An entire month of fun and merriment

12 Early Years A new chapter for Books from Birth

31 Favorite Moments Adorable photos from our readers

OUR STAFF Editor Michelle McKissack Art Director Bryan Rollins Advertising Art Director Christopher Myers Graphic Designer Jeremiah Matthews Advertising Manager Sheryl Butler Production Operations Director Margie Neal Calendar Editor Meena Viswanathan Copy Editors Shara Clark

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Memphis Parent strives to provide information of value to all who are invested in our children’s future.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

HOLIDAYS AT THE PINK PALACE November 18 - December 24, 2017

Special ticket prices apply for Polar Express 3D No discounts, coupons or member passes will be accepted.

GRATEFUL. in 2D MICHELLE McKISSACK

michelle@memphisparent.com Planetarium Show - Ends Dec 31

Recently, I had the honor of serving as the keynote speaker for the parent summit for the Department of Exceptional Children with Shelby County Schools.

P!NK PALACE MUSEUM

While at Colonial Middle School where the event took place, I met an amazing young lady, 18-year-old Alexandra (pictured above in the selfie), who is a special needs student in the SCS program. Upon walking in the door at Colonial, I was ushered into the library before the talk and wasn’t exactly sure where to go from there. Alexandra sensed that I was a little lost and immediately made me feel welcome. She directed me to grab a bite to eat at the hospitality table and invited me to sit with her. It was such a kind gesture. I was grateful for Alexandra’s willingness to make me feel so special. Alexandra reminded me that little acts of kindness can go a long way with anyone whether one has special needs or not. Kindness has no limitations. Helping others is something that the world-class institution, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, displays every day by leading the fight to beat childhood cancer and other serious illnesses like Sickle Cell. We feature St. Jude in a story (page 20) about how when you give to children of St. Jude, it makes an impact on their lives besides their treatment. I’m also grateful for our cover kid, Jordyn, and her mom, Robyn, because it taught me another lesson in always being open to the possibilities of every child. The photo shoot took place during my children’s fall break when I was away so I could not attend the session like I normally do. I didn’t know until after the shoot that Jordyn is autistic and has Asperger’s Syndrome. Her mom said it was okay for me to share that with you. You can’t tell by looking at the amazing photos we used for our cover story on fascinating toys to jumpstart your holiday shopping that Jordyn has special needs. And that is just fine. She is a young person who simply enjoyed being a “kid in a candy store.” As we celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to be kind to each other whether you know the person next to you or not. That’s what makes us all special. Happy Parenting,

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#901FUN Here Comes Holiday Fun!

FAMILY FUN HIKE

Take a guided hike in Shelby Farms Park with the whole family! Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Please dress for the weather and leave pets at home for this event. Meet at the visitor’s center at 2 p.m. Free. For more information, visit shelbyfarmspark.org or call 222-7275.

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Is It Normal to Have Painful Periods?

As an OBGYN who specializes in natural treatment options, I get this question from patients as young as ten and as old as their early fifties. The answer is somewhat complex, but I wanted to write a brief article to explain a healthier and more natural way to treat painful cycles — without the side effects of artificial hormones.

What Causes the Pain?

Most pain associated with periods is caused by chemicals in your body called prostaglandins. These chemicals are released by different bodily cells in response to both bleeding and inflammation. They cause muscle spasm (cramping) and pain. Women who have more painful cycles tend to produce more of a prostaglandin named PGF2-alpha. The standard treatment for this kind of pain — called primary dysmenorrhea — is to take either NSAIDs (like ibuprofen or naproxen) or to use artificial hormones (like birth control pills/shots) to reduce the pain and cramping associated with the period. These treatments can be effective, but do not look for or address the underlying cause of the pain and can have significant side effects.

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Come see what everyone’s talking about! Nov. 17-Dec. 30. There’s snow in the Courtyard, the 90-foot LED Ferris wheel, Santa Claus in his workshop, live reindeer, thousands of holiday lights and so much more! Price: $7/ Members; $9/Nonmembers. Ice Skating $6.

There are many potential causes of pelvic pain including ovarian cysts, infections, ectopic pregnancy, etc., but the most common causes of painful periods are hormonal imbalance and endometriosis. Distinguishing between the two can take some work, but the effort is worthwhile because the effects of not treating can be significant. Both hormonal imbalance and endometriosis can cause a lifetime of pain and subsequent health issues including PMS, heavy or irregular periods, thyroid dysfunction, chronic fatigue, infertility and miscarriage. Our goal is to prevent and/or treat all of these problems by doing a full hormonal profile along with charting of cycles to fully diagnose the cause of your pain.

What Are the Treatments?

If hormonal imbalance is causing the painful periods, it can often be successfully treated with natural remedies such as herbs and omega-6 fatty acids like GLA. Bioidentical progesterone — taken for ten days per month after ovulation — can also significantly lessen bleeding and pain. Women who chart their cycles can also very accurately predict the beginning of the next cycle and are often able to avoid the pain by taking NSAIDs the day before their cycle would have begun.

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

Santa is flown in by Pedi-flite helicopter and lands on the front lawn of Pink Palace Museum to kick off the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. on the Pink Palace front lawn. Free. 636-2362.

Endometriosis — a condition in which the cells of the uterine lining grow on other parts of the pelvis — is the other most common underlying cause of painful periods. This disease is more difficult to diagnose because it usually requires laparoscopic surgery to be sure. Most GYN doctors do not specialize in treating endometriosis surgically but will do a simple excision using electricity to burn the endometriosis that they see during the diagnostic surgery. Endometriosis needs to be completely removed — preferably using a CO2 laser — to prevent recurrence and lower the chance of scar tissue formation. This is important for both pain relief and future fertility, as endometriosis is also associated with an increased risk of both infertility and miscarriage. Painful periods are common for women of all ages, and they can be successfully treated with healthy alternatives to artificial hormones.

Dr. Michael Podraza

MAKE YOUR OWN ART

A great family activity to make your own art tiles at the Metal Museum. Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon on Nov. 25. Carve your design into a 4”x4” square mold and the foundry crew will cast it for you. $20 per tile. 374 Metal Museum Drive. Visit metalmuseum.org for details 6 6

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Dr. Michael Podraza is originally from South Dakota. He graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a degree in Chemistry. He attended Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Podraza went on to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Buffalo, NY. He received training in NaPro Technology at the Pope Paul IV Institute; after which he moved to Memphis with his wife and children to become Medical Director of Saint Francis Women’s Health & Fertility. Dr. Podraza is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Becoming a parent is the most natural thing in the world. Or at least it should be.

www.SFMP-Podraza.com For a new, more holistic approach to starting a family, turn to Saint Francis Women’s Health & Fertility. Dr. Michael Podraza utilizes natural techniques and complementary therapies to improve feelings of well being in an effort to increase your opportunity for a successful pregnancy – without heavy doses of drugs or other highly expensive, invasive procedures.

At Women’s Health & Fertility, we focus on you: • • • • • • • • •

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COOKIN’ WITH CORKY’S Family recipes with a holiday twist.

Even though we live in the barbecue capital, Corky’s barbecue may not be a meal you think of during the holidays. But the Memphis family behind the homegrown establishment is now sharing some of their recipes for the upcoming holiday season, taken from the Corky’s family cookbook, Cookin’ with Corky’s. A twist on a tried-and-true staple to go along with your family’s turkey dinner is Apple-Cheddar Cornbread. It elevates a classic Southern side with a winning combination of fall flavors. Then follow up your meal with a tasty treat. Ashley’s Banana Pudding is a can’t-miss dessert that’s topped with extra yum — Momo’s Hot Fudge Sauce. For more Corky’s recipe ideas for any time of the year, the Cookin’ with Corky’s cookbook is available at corkysbbq.com.

By LYNN BOLTON

APPLE-CHEDDAR CORNBREAD

These cornbread wedges embody the flavors of the holidays. The apples lend moistness to the cornmeal, and cheddar is a classic partner to this fruit. Yield: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

Nonstick cooking spray, oil, or butter 1 CUP cornmeal 1 CUP all-purpose flour ½ CUP sugar 1 TABLESPOON baking powder 1 CUP milk

¼ CUP (1/2 stick) butter, melted 1 large egg 2 small tart red apples, peeled and chopped ½ CUP (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Using the nonstick spray, oil, or butter, grease a 9-inch round baking pan or iron skillet. Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl, whisking to mix well. In an large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the milk, butter, and egg at maximum speed until well blended. Add the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Fold in the apples and cheese, and pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

ASHLEY’S BANANA PUDDING & MOMO’S HOT FUDGE SAUCE

The Corky’s clan always serves this banana pudding with Momo’s Hot Fudge Sauce. Have fun with your serving dishes, too. You can make this in a pretty bowl or use small dishes for individual servings or even mason jars. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, combine the pudding, milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped topping. Crush 10 wafers in a small bowl and set aside. In a serving dish, layer the ingredients beginning with the whole vanilla wafers, the bananas, and then the pudding mixture. Repeat with as many layers as your bowl allows and top with wafer crumbs. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Top with Momo’s Hot Fudge Sauce, if desired. 8 8

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Yield: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

½ CUP unsalted butter (no substitutions) 1 oz unsweetened chocolate (Baker’s preferred) 2 CUPS granulated sugar 12 oz can evaporated milk Pinch of salt 1 ½ TEASPOONS vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

In a heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-low heat, gently melt the butter and chocolate together, stirring with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the sugar, evaporated milk, and salt and continue stirring until the mixture thickens and begins to boil, about 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool before adding the vanilla. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or a warm water bath.

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1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups whole milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 container whipped topping 1 box vanilla wafers 6 bananas, peeled and sliced Momo’s Hot Fudge Sauce (recipe in sidebar)

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Downtown

Holiday Tree Lighting! FREE FAMILY FUN! SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 2017 @ 5 - 7 PM LOCATION: THE CORNER OF PEABODY PLACE & MAIN STREET TREE LIGHTING AT 5:30 PM Special Guest Appearance by Fabled Santa! Holiday Music from Soulsville Charter School Chorus Letters to Santa Station & Mailing Hot Chocolate & S’Mores Stations Holiday Ornaments & Magic Light Wand Sales* *Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Visit Facebook.com/downtownmemphis for more info!

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DEAR TEACHER By PEGGY GISLER AND MARGE EBERTS

EVERYDAY WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MATH SKILLS Question: Are there any everyday ways to help my children become better math students? — Wanting Mathematicians! Answer: Believe it or not, the best way to help your children become better mathematicians is by having them do more math. For example, if their teachers assign only the odd problems in a textbook for homework, they should also do the even ones. And if a math assignment is a brief one, they or you can go online and look for similar work for them to do. You’ll find an abundance of worksheets by both grade level and specific skills. Also, there are many books that you can purchase that will give your children additional practice in the skills that they are working on in school. Just 15 minutes of extra math work several times a week will soon pay dividends. And your children will begin to feel greater confidence in their ability to do math. Now, if your children’s skills in math are a bit subpar, you need to do some detective work to discover what those specific areas are. Their teachers should be able to identify these areas for you through looking at classroom and standardized tests and recent schoolwork. Children are not going to become skilled mathematicians unless they have mastered earlier skills that they should have learned. A steady diet of doing extra math is not likely to encourage students to really enjoy mathematics, so intersperse fun activities in your quest to improve their math skills. On our Dear Teacher website (dearteacher.com), you will find lots of interesting things for them to do in Learning Activities: Math. In addition, children can learn how to do lightning-quick calculation and amazing number tricks in the book Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer.

TAKING FORGOTTEN ITEMS TO SCHOOL: YES OR NO? Question: Every so often one of my children will forget a lunch, assignment, or permission slip. I find myself dashing off to bring the forgotten item to school. Is this the right way to handle occasional forgetfulness? — Forgotten Answer: At some schools, this is a moot issue, as they do not accept items for drop-off. When this is true, parents and students need to be aware of the policy. On the other hand, there is no solid agreement on whether forgotten items should be brought to school or not. Actually, we believe that getting assignments to school is part of the homework process. As for handling permission slips, both students and their parents need to work out a reliable scheme for doing this. As far as lunches go, it is the same story. The easiest way to handle getting things to school is to create a list on the exit door with all of these items on a check-off list. Some educators and parents as well believe that delivering forgotten items to school is not teaching children to take responsibility for themselves. Plus, suffering the consequences of their actions is definitely an education in itself. Others feel that everyone forgets things occasionally, and when convenient, items can be brought to school. The major thing is that both parents and children should understand what their family’s policy is.

MUSIC LESSONS CAN PAY ACADEMIC DIVIDENDS Question: My kids are extremely busy with activities, including piano and voice lessons, which they enjoy. Should they continue with music lessons? What are the benefits? — Is Music Worth It? Answer: Even if they take up a lot of their time, children should always be encouraged to keep doing things they enjoy as long as they are able to keep up with their schoolwork and maintain good grades. Music is a universal language. It does not matter where you are from or what language you speak, you can identify and enjoy a good melody. Music also boosts children’s brainpower, helps them to increase their memory skills and lets them interact with other children. In addition, music builds children’s confidence and teaches them tolerance and patience. A study by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga found a small increase in the IQs of 6-year-olds who were given weekly voice and piano lessons. Students who were given music lessons over the school year tested on average three IQ points higher than the other groups.

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Stand Out At Briarcrest, we believe every student is one of a kind. So, we focus on helping them find and develop themselves by providing more opportunities: Opportunities to discover their interests, talents, and strengths, and opportunities to strengthen their faith and values. In every aspect of our balanced education—academics, athletics, and arts in a distinctively Christian environment—our goal is to help every child stand out. To schedule a tour, call 901.765.4605 or visit briarcrest.com.

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Hours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. Cost

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NEW BEGINNINGS FOR BOOKS FROM BIRTH by MICHELLE MCKISSACK The Shelby County Books from Birth program has merged to become Porter-Leath's newest program. Books from Birth is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides age-appropriate books for nearly 70 percent of Shelby County children under age 5 at no cost to families. "Combining it [Books from Birth] with Porter-Leath’s back office support and outreach capabilities, we expect the program to continue to grow and thrive as a universal intervention ensuring every child enters kindergarten ready to learn," says Sean Lee, Porter-Leath president. Children who live in Shelby County and are ages birth to 5 years old can receive a free book monthly by registering at booksfrombirth.org/enroll.


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EAT, SLEEP, AND MAKE MONEY 15 ways to use time wisely and make some bank over winter break By ANTHONY ONEAL

As you close out the first semester, you’re probably looking forward to some rest and relaxation over your fall break, right? Right. But here’s something I want you to think about: You really don’t want to spend your entire break lying around or wasting time watching TV. If you get too used to the feeling of having no responsibilities, restarting school could be a rude awakening. On the other hand, there’s a countless number of ways you can spend your break productively — and even save or earn some serious cash! Let’s talk about some of them: 1. COOK AT HOME – Commit to eating at home for your entire break. Host a potluck with your friends to test out the cooking skills you’ve learned. 2. HANG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – It’s time to earn some money before the approaching Christmas season. Find a friend who also wants to make extra money and offer your decorating services to neighbors, your friends’ parents, and your church community. 3. RUN ERRANDS FOR NEIGHBORS – Let your neighbors know you’ll be home for fall break and see what errands you can run for them. Do they need their groceries picked up? Do they need you to return items to Target? Busy families will love this service! 4. TEACH YOUR SKILLS – Do you know how to play drums? Do you speak Spanish? Teach your skills to others. This is something you could do to make some serious cash! 5. CLEAN CARS – Ask your parents or family to promote your car service at their workplaces and schedule washing a few cars a day in the parking lot of their offices. This will be convenient for the customer, and you can hitch a ride with family to save money on gas. 6. MOW LAWNS – Lawn maintenance is

time-consuming — and an important task when guests are arriving for the holiday season. Offer to rake leaves and mow lawns during your time off. 7. TUTOR – Do you excel at a subject in high school? Offer your tutoring services to students who need help in that subject. 8. TURN YOUR HOBBY INTO CASH – Are you crafty or a great baker? Are you a painter? Sell your items on Facebook or at the local farmers market. 9. VOLUNTEER – Spend your break volunteering at your local food bank, library, or animal shelter. If you’re busy helping others, you’ll be less likely to blow money on going out. More importantly, you’ll be making a difference in your community. 10. CASE YOUR CLOSET – Take a good look in your closet for items like clothes or old gaming systems to see what you can part with and sell what you can. 11. HOUSE-SITTING – It’s the holiday season, so that means many people are going to visit family and will need someone to watch their house. Since this doesn’t require a lot of time, pair it with another one of my moneymaking tips, and you’ll be rolling in cash!

12. PRESSURE WASH DRIVEWAYS AND/OR HOUSES – Everyone wants their house to look good during the holidays. Borrow or rent a pressure washer and offer to clean neighbors’ driveways and vinyl siding. If you can, hand out flyers for your services a few weeks before break so you can get started right away. 13. MEAL PREP FOR OTHERS – If you’re a good cook and a planner, you are a busy family’s best friend. Post on local Facebook parenting and neighborhood groups and start making meal plans and casseroles. But here are a couple of safety tips: First, always meet for meal delivery in a safe place or have someone you know go with you if you don’t know the person. Also, check to be sure you’re in compliance with any local or state laws regarding food health and storage. 14. JOB SHADOW – Find a professional in your area with a career that interests you and request to shadow them on the job during break. Pack your lunch daily to save money while gaining knowledge to move forward in a career. 15. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – It’s never too early to start researching or applying for scholarships for college or summer programs. You’ll thank yourself for using your time wisely!

Anthony Oneal is a youth and money expert focused on helping students. Find more tips at anthonyoneal.com. ME EM MP PH H II S SP EN M PA AR RE NT T .. C CO OM M

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PL AYING TO LEARN For toddlers to teens, this year’s wish lists start with STEM. By ALEXANDRIA ROBINSON

Toys that are educational as well as entertaining are what parents and kids are looking for this holiday season. Big brandname items like Barbie, Star Wars, and Lego can be found at the big box stores and will definitely make the list as well, but to get inside the mind of a child, Memphis Parent is looking a little closer to home at a Memphisbased store that has served the education community for many, many years.

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“Along with our instructional and classroom products, we carry a wide array of toys for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids,” says Andrew Gattas, owner of Knowledge Tree. He says that STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) are really hot this year and bridge the gap between traditional toys, like blocks for babies, to ones that use technology like tablets for kids. “It really is the future. In fact it is right now. Students are becoming more immersed with STEM at home and at school and that is reflective in the types of toys and products that entertain children today,” Gattas says. No matter your child’s interest, whether it is science and technology or crafts and pretend play, fostering a sense of wonder and creativity is what makes gift giving a joy. Explore the Memphis Parent Toy Guide for inspiration to jumpstart your holiday shopping. All toys and products listed are found at Knowledge Tree.

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1. UNICORN This 4-foot-tall plush unicorn is sure to delight any child and prance right into a stuffed animal collection–and heart! $99 2. SNAP CIRCUITS LIGHT Snap Circuits® make learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios. $49.99 3. CRAZY AARON’S THINKING PUTTY Stretch your imagination with this stretchy, bouncy, pop-y, sculptable, special, and enjoyable putty. Ages 5+ $12.99 4. BOWLING FRIENDS. This preschool-friendly bowling set has soft plastic components that are easy to lift, easy to maneuver, and so much fun to knock down! Six unique character pins feature bright colors, raised textures, and sweet facial expressions to encourage little bowlers. Set them up indoors and out--young children will have a blast finding new ways to knock them down! 6 months and up. $24.99 5. ROCK AND ROLL IT RAINBOW PIANO A new, colorful twist on the awardwinning flexible piano. Learn songs easily with the color-coordinated songbook. Features 49 standard keys, multiple keyboard tones, record and playback. Built-in speaker, or plug-in head-phones or external speakers. Requires 4 ‘AAA’ batteries or USB power connection. Ages 6+. $59.99 6. PUZZLE GLOBE puts a new spin on early learning. Children ages 3 and up can discover the world with this 14-piece puzzle set. Teaches problem solving, shape recognition, and fine motor skills. $29.99 7. FUN FASHIONS This doll set takes old-fashioned paper dolls to a new level. The wooden and magnetic dress-up doll by Melissa & Doug promotes creative, imaginative pretend play that can be used over and over again.

9. ROBOTIC WORKSHOP This is an intro to Robot Design. Build and program robots with this complete robotics engineering system. Using sensors, motors, a core controller, and hundreds of snap-together building pieces, you can follow the instructions

10. YOUNG ARTIST ESSENTIALS GIFT SET Inspire young artists ready to graduate from crayons. The deluxe gift set features a 64-piece assortment of drawing components in a wood case. Includes colored EcoPencils, watercolor EcoPencils, graphite EcoPencils, oil pastels, markers, paper, and accessories. Ages 6+ $49.99 11. SLAPZI This is a fast-matching, card-slapping, keeps everyone laughing picture game that the whole family can enjoy on game night. $19.99 12. TENZI This is a favorite for kids and adults! Every player gets 10 dice. The object is to roll the dice as fast as possible. The player who gets all dice on the same number and yells ‘TENZI!’ is the winner. Alternate rules included to add variety and challenges. Ages 7-97+ $14.99 13. DR. EUREK Mix the molecules, master the formula! This speed logic game is a race to solve the formula by moving your molecules from tube to tube without touching them or dropping them! Can be played with friends or by yourself as a brainteaser. Great for ages 8 and up. Includes 12 test tubes, 24 colorful balls, 54 challenge cards, and illustrated rules. $21.99 14. TOUR 1 STILTS Rise to new heights on these performance-designed stilts! They promote balance, coordination, and fun! Adjustable height, rubber grips, foam shoulder rests, and rubber walking tips. The welded footplates are durable as well as stable for various skill levels. Ages 4+. Up to 220 lbs. $54.99

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15. MARVELOCITY DRAGON COASTER Construct your own working wood roller coaster model! It is full of dips and turns with some engineering and physics thrown in, and you can run the marbles through it once it is built! Precut pieces punch out easily fot the intermediate level builder. Measures 8" when finished. Takes approx. 3+ hours to build. Ages 12+ $59.99 16. CODE GAMER Learn to code through gaming! This kit introduces kids to programming in a fun, step-by-step way. A gamepad connects wirelessly to your tablet and you play through a video game app on your tablet learning the basics of coding. $134.99

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David enjoys reading comic books like any other 9-year-old boy. But the library where he pulls books from is in a unique location. It’s the library inside the school at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “St. Jude is a truly special place,” says Tom Campbell, David’s grandfather and guardian. “It is a drop right down from heaven. I would never have expected St. Jude to do so much beyond the medical.” David and his grandfather live in Honduras. In April 2016, David was diagnosed with cancer. He and his grandfather made the journey to St. Jude, where David is undergoing chemotherapy. “We got on a plane on a commercial flight. He was very sick,” Tom says. “We didn’t know until we got to the [St. Jude] gate if we got the referral from our doctor. It was such immense relief when the guard asked if we were the ones from Honduras.” David is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. St. Jude has increased the survival rate for this form of cancer from 4 percent — before the hospital opened in 1962 — to 94 percent. David has come a long way during his first year of chemotherapy, but he still has about two more years to go in his treatment. Those are critical years in the education development of a child.

THANKS AND GIVING Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season for many shoppers, but at St. Jude, this time of year kicks off its annual Thanks and Giving campaign. St. Jude’s fight to end childhood cancer focuses on this mantra: “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not.”

That’s why St. Jude takes a holistic approach in caring for patients and their families. “Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food,” says Steve Cox, senior vice president of St. Jude marketing. And when children like David are well enough, a big component in caring for them is helping them stay on track with school while receiving treatment. “It’s part of the normality,” says Laurie Leigh, M.N., director of the St. Jude school program. “We want the kids to be kids. They need to play, to do all the things that kids want to do. We make sure they don’t lose their ‘kidness’ in all of this.”

“WE WANT THE KIDS TO BE KIDS. THEY NEED TO PLAY, TO DO ALL THE THINGS THAT KIDS WANT TO DO. WE MAKE SURE THEY DON’T LOSE THEIR ‘KIDNESS’ IN ALL OF THIS.” Student patients work one-on-one with teachers in the St. Jude school program presented by Chili’s, using an individual learning plan tailored around their treatments. For Tom Campbell, it was important that these needs be met for his grandson. “It’s critical that somehow he keeps up with his education,” he says, “because he may never catch up otherwise and that could lead to behavior problems.” David is right on track academically and says he wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. When he’s not at St. Jude for chemotherapy treatments and school, he likes playing the piano and guitar while staying at Target House in midtown Memphis.

Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from donors. It costs $2.6 million per day to operate St. Jude, and public contributions provide more than 75 percent of the funds necessary to operate the hospital. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, please visit stjude.org or call 800-4ST-JUDE.

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS The Gateway City is perfect for a weekend getaway. By JEFF HULETT

Many Memphians choose the Gulf Coast or the Smoky Mountains for their autumn getaways, but after spending the summer in St. Louis, I have to say that the Gateway City is a great family-friendly vacation option.

How do I know this? My wife, Annie, is currently in a masters program there and she has spent the past two summers living in the city. This isn’t easy, as we have two girls, 5-year-old Ella and 2-year-old Beatrice. Thankfully, we found a well-established camp for them to attend in a famed St. Louis neighborhood called The Hill. Incidentally, Annie has fallen in love with The Hill. It’s a long-established Italian-American neighborhood, and she finds it cute as can be. She revels in how many people roll around in golf carts rocking the Italian flag and socializing. It really is quite the sight. While the girls were away, I was here in Memphis missing them like crazy. But once Friday hit, I hit the road. From door-to-door I can make it to St. Louis in just under four hours. Maybe I do a have lead foot, but in all honesty, you blink and you are there. These weekend trips have really made me appreciate St. Louis. The museums are unique, affordable, and very kid-friendly. The people are

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fantastic — a nice blend of Memphis and Chicago hospitality, if you will — and the food is tremendous! Not to mention there’s always something fun to do. Last summer we stayed in Tower Grove Park, and this year we stayed in Lafayette Square. In June, we all went up in the Arch and then splashed around in

all of the unique downtown St. Louis fountains and pools while checking out all of the art installations in City Garden. We also had dinner and beer at the Urban Chestnut Brewery and took in a free concert at Lafayette Park. You wouldn’t believe the number of lightning bugs we saw! The following week I took the kids to Stage Left Diner near the Fox Theatre so Annie could study. Then we all went to Ballwin, Missouri, just outside of the city, to the North Pointe Aquatic Center for swimming, relaxation (is that even possible with littles?), and sweet treats. In July, we happened upon an Independence Day festival in Webster Groves and later found ourselves taking in fireworks at Sublette Park. Of course we hit the mainstays like the City Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, and Grant’s Farm, but we also went off the beaten path, hitting up the Missouri Botanical Garden, The Magic House, The Eatrite Diner, and more. My favorite place to eat was either Mission Taco or Fountain on Locust. St. Louis’ BBQ was on point, too, with Pappy’s Memphis-style approach. Having a solid home base is important, though. Our Airbnb was very comfortable and reasonably priced. There are also tons of great hotel options. Suffice it to say, we had a blast together, and while our time was short, we truly made the most of it. I’m so glad to have all of my girls back in the Bluff City, but we may take a trip back to St. Louis for fall break. Blink and you will be there.

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IndiaFest 2017 Unity in Diversity The Agricenter.

Saturday, November 4 • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Festivities include Bollywood dance performances, henna painting, children’s corner, food, and shopping. $5/adult. $1/child ages 5-12. Free for children ages 5 and under. To support Mid-South Food Bank, kids are encouraged to bring cans for free entry.

Visit indiafestmemphis.org for details. 1 • WEDNESDAY

Big Bug Creature Features. MBG. Through November 11. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about a different Garden (MBG). On select Tuesdays, featured creature each week at the Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10-11 Bug Bytes information station at the a.m. Choose one session. Nov. 1 or 2: visitor’s center and then head out to Grasshoppers Hopping. Nov. 14, 15, & 16: Daddy Long Legs Crawling. Semester see the specimen in grand proportion. November 4: Adaptations/Assassin Bug. theme: My “Bug” Backyard. Six-class November 11: Winging It/Damselfly. semester fee: $75. Call 636-4122 to Free with admission. 636-4126. register. Library Tunes & Tales. At area libraries including Central, Bartlett, Cordova, Toddler Time. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Meets Wednesdays Collierville, and Germantown. 11 a.m. Join the musical families of the Memphis from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Free. 227Symphony Orchestra as they present a 9558. story set to music. Free. 537-2500. Caterpillar Club. Memphis Botanic

Wild Lunch at Lichterman.

Lichterman Nature Center. Tuesday through Saturday at noon. Free with admission. 636-2210.

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Memphis Farmers Market (MFM) 2017 Season. MFM @ Central Train

Station Pavilion. Through October 28. Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free. Go to memphisfarmersmarket.org for details.

Family Studio. Dixon Gallery and

Gardens. 10 a.m. until noon. Free. 7615250.

Art on the Move. Morton Museum

of Collierville History. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Families are welcome to hop on the Double Decker Bus and visit art galleries at the Morton Museum, Collierville Town Hall, and Collierville Burch Library. Enjoy craft activities and artist demos at the museum and library. Free. 457-2650.

Free Family Art Workshop: Pop Art Food Sculptures. Memphis College

of Art. 2-4 p.m. Open to all ages and experience levels. Workshops include drawing, painting, and sculpture. Free, donations go toward youth scholarship fund (recommended donation is $10 per family). Walk-ins are welcome on a firstcome, first-served basis. Visit mca.edu/ community to register online.

Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: Shake(s), Rattle, & Roll. Memphis

Zoo. 2-3 p.m. This 45-minute musical production creatively links Memphis music to the works of Shakespeare. Takes place in the outdoors stage location in the zoo. Visit memphiszoo. org for ticket prices.

2D Repertory Films. CTI 3D Giant Theater. Walt Disney’s The Aristocrats - On select weekends in November (November 4, 5, 11, & 12), at 4 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Weekends in November plus Friday, November 24, IndiaFest 2017: Unity in Diversity. The Agricenter. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Festivities at 1 p.m. Watch your favorite movies include Bollywood dance performances, on the giant screen at Pink Palace. $10/ adult. $8/child ages 3 and up. 636-2362 henna painting, children’s corner, food, and shopping. $5/adult. $1/child ages 5-12. Free for children ages 5 and under. 6 · MONDAY To support Mid-South Food Bank, kids Music for Aardvarks. Baptist are encouraged to bring cans for free Memorial Hospital for Women. Through entry. Visit indiafestmemphis.org for November 13. Mondays, at 10 or 11 a.m. details. Free. Reservations required. 227-9558. 24 4 2

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Gardens. Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $8/child. Call 761-5250 to preregister and pre-pay by Monday noon before the class.

ages 7-10 discover daffodils up close, plant their own, and take a pot home. Also enter your plant in the spring MidSouth Daffodil Show competition. $15. Snacks and tools included. Call 761-5250 to register.

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Orpheum. 6:30 p.m. Join Daniel on this interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their Neighborhood of Make-Believe. $25-$55. VIP tickets: $75. Call 525-3000 for tickets.

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Mini Masters. Dixon Gallery and

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Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: Julius Caesar. Overton Square

Music Amphitheatre. 5:30-7 p.m. This 75-minute performance features seven actors presenting the epic Roman story of fate, friendship, and honor. Outdoors near the parking garage, just south of Madison Ave. Dedicated to service veterans. Free. 759-0620.

Family Fun Hike. Shelby Farms Park. 2-3 p.m. Families explore the park with this guided hike. Dress for the weather. No pets. Free. 222-7275. Rhythmic Circus’s Red and Green.

The Orpheum. 6:30 p.m. Red and Green capture the holiday spirit with an imaginative rendition of “The Grinch,” a full-cast performance of “Linus and Lucy” (A Charlie Brown Christmas), and a mash-up medley entitled “Toy Soldier March.” $15. VIP ticket: $20. Call 5253000 for tickets.

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Ice Skating at the Memphis Zoo.

Free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series: Romeo and Juliet. Overton

Memphis Zoo. Through December 30. Open daily beginning November 19, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Also during SunTrust Zoo Lights nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Memphis’ only outdoor ice skating rink back at the zoo for the holiday season. $6/person. Not included with zoo general admission. 333-6500.

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SunTrust Zoo Lights. Memphis Zoo. Through December 30. On select nights, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Features snow in the courtyard, 90-foot LED Ferris Wheel, Santa Claus in his workshop, live reindeer, and thousands of holiday lights. $9/person. 333-6500.

Square Music Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. Shakespeare’s timeless tale unfolds in this fast, physical, and daring 90-minute production. Outdoors near the parking garage, just south of Madison Ave. Free. 759-0620.

Community Day: American Sculpture. Memphis Brooks Museum

of Art. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate the Coming to America: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach, 1914-1945 exhibit and the newest Rotunda Project, Pie in the Sky, with a free community day. Enjoy hands-on art activity led by University of Memphis art students, dance performance featuring Spoon by Project: Motion, and jazz music by U of M Faculty Jazz Band Trio. Free. 5446200.

Kids in the Garden. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 10:30 a.m. until noon. Children

Big Bugs Campfire Party. MBG. 6-8

p.m. Families are welcome to go on a nocturnal hike to check out the Big Bugs and make a take-home craft. Dinner and s’mores provided. $12. Reservations required. 636-4131.

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science.

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CALENDAR multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and food demos. $32.50-$69.50. VIP tickets: $125. Call 525-3000 for tickets.

Junie B. Jones: The Musical. The

Circuit Playhouse. Through December 23. On select Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. Watch the adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to stage in the form of a comical musical. $15-$45. Reservations required. 726-4656.

Peter Pan. Playhouse on the Square. Through December 31. On select Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Take a trip to Neverland with Peter Pan and meet 29 • WEDNESDAY the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, and Phantom of the Opera. The Orpheum. Captain Hook. $15-$45. Reservations Through December 10. Wednesday & required. 726-4656. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 & 6 p.m. The beloved story features Nut Remix featuring “Lil Buck.” Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade,” songs performed by Through November 19. 7 p.m.; Saturday a cast and orchestra of 52, making this at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The one of the largest productions now on 15th annual production returns with the a North American tour. $24-$129. Call Memphis Symphony Orchestra playing 525-3000 for tickets. selections from Tchaikovsky’s original score and the Memphis Symphony Big Band swinging arrangements from Duke Ellington’s jazz version of the Nutcracker. DECEMBER $20-$45. Call 576-1200 for tickets.

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PB&J: momandpop. Germantown

Performing Arts Center (GPAC). 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-8 will enjoy this live show featuring colorful characters, fast costume changes, puppets, audience participation, comedic moments, and pop songs. $8/ child. Free up to two adults. 751-7500.

Designer Family Day. Dixon Gallery

and Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Discover your inner designer by making your own wearable art. Enjoy special performances, activities, games, and snacks. Free. 761-5250.

Santa Landing. Pink Palace Front Lawn. 9 a.m. Santa is flown in by Pedi-flite helicopter and lands on the front lawn of Pink Palace Museum to kick off the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. Free. 636-2362.

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Super Scientific Circus. Bartlett

Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC). 2:30-3:30 p.m. Super Scientific Circus uses circus skills, bubbles, magic, and humor to introduce science concepts. $15/adult. $10/child. Reservations required. 385-5588.

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Roudnev Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Buckman Arts Center

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Lamb Chop & Mallory Lewis. BPACC. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Families are invited for a humorous hour with world-famous children’s icon Lamb Chop. $15/adult. $10/child. Reservations required. 3855588.

ONGOING EVENTS MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG).

David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden. Through January 1. 636-4100.

Call 751-7500 for tickets.

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Starry Nights. Shelby Farms Park. Through December 29. Sunday through Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays in the great outdoors with festive light displays, cozy campfires, and visits with Santa. $20/car. 222-7275.

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Snowkus Pocus. BPACC. 7:30-9 p.m. Cirque meets Nutcracker in this family snow show. The performance features cirque, ballet, and acrobatics. $30. Reservations required. 385-5588.

National Civil Rights Museum. Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. Through December 5. 521-9699.

MBG. Through December 30. On select nights, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This year’s holiday celebration at the Garden features three attractions for families to enjoy: Snowy Nights, Sculptures Bright, and Trees Alight. Go to memphisbotanicgarden.com for a complete schedule.

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GPAC Youth Symphony Program Winter Concert. GPAC. 4-6 p.m. $10.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden.

HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION & CARE

Forest Festival of Trees. November 18 through December 31. Open Friday nights in December until 9 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days). A Memphis holiday tradition that is full of animated characters, model trains, and dozens of beautifully decorated trees. $6/adult. $5/child ages 3-12. Pictures with Santa available until Dec. 24 for $10. Benefits Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. 636-2362.

CTI 3D Giant Theater. Polar Express 3D. November 18 through December 24. A young boy takes on a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express. The Light Before Christmas 3D. November 18 through December 24. A stop motion animated holiday film about two young

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THE MAGIC RETURNS NOV. 11 – DEC. 24

children learning about the night before Christmas. Aircraft Carrier 3D. Through November 17. Extreme Weather 3D. Through November 17. 636-2362.

on Saturday, November 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. Presenter: Nicole Clark. Free. 415-2700.

AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. Season of Light.

talk to your kids about sex and an introduction to sexual health for middle school-age youth. Topics will range from anatomy to puberty & more. November 18. Youth session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parent session: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Planned Parenthood, 2430 Poplar. Sessions are free and refreshments will be served. Registration required. To register call 725-3016 or email education@ppgmr. org.

November 18 through December 31. Explores the mystery of the Christmas star reported in the Bible book of Matthew that heralded the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Lichterman Nature Center.

Scarecrows on Display. Through November 17. 636-2210.

OTHER PROGRAMS Mallory-Neely House Tour. MalloryNeely House, 652 Adams Avenue. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7/ adult. $5/child (ages 3 and up). Reservations required. 523-1484.

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Run Women Run. Buckman Hall @ Rhodes College. Saturday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Learn how to fund and shape a political campaign during this non-partisan training and networking event organized by the Memphis Area Women’s Council, Women Voters of Memphis and Shelby County, and the Memphis Chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women. Registration: $25. Includes light breakfast. Go to eventbrite.com/e/runwomen-run-tickets-38663896756 for pre-registration.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Kaleidoscope Club. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Ages 5-9. $8. Snack provided. Call 7615250 to register.

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Paula Kluth Parent Workshop.

Seminar Room # 2 @ Baptist Memorial Hospital. Wednesday, November 1, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dr. Paula Kluth, teacher, author, and advocate, covers the topics 30 Days to the Co-taught Classroom and Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? Free. Child care and light refreshments provided. Email admin@dsamemphis. org to RSVP.

Saturday Morning Unwind Sessions.

Church Health Meditation Chapel. On select Saturdays (November 4 & 25), at 9:30 a.m. Unwind and refocus with mindfulness expert Greg Graber. Free. Go to churchhealth.org/events for details.

Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition. Exhibit & Workshops.

Central Library. Budgeting 101 for College Students on Saturday, November 4, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Presenter: Financial Aid Specialist Nikki Williams. A to Z of Used Car Buying on Saturday, November 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Presenter: MALS attorney. Outsmarting Financial Fraud on Tuesday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Presenters: Federal Trade Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Introduction to Couponing

Tough Topics Workshop. How to

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In! East Shelby Branch Library. On select Mondays (November 6 & 27), from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-ofyour-pants approach to creative writing for anyone who values enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline. Go to nanowrimo.org for resources. Free. 751-7360. Dance FiT. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. On alternate Mondays (November 6 & 20), 6-7 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Free. 227-9558. Literacy Summit 2017. Memphis Marriott East. Tuesday, November 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features sessions on topics related to education, literacy, advocacy, and parent engagement. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and Black Youth Rising: Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America. Registration: $10. To purchase tickets, visit literacymidsouth. org/events or call 327-6000 for details. Our Time, Our Voice. First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue. Friday, November 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Our Time, Our Voice is a powerful convening of high school youth across the region who will engage in experiential learning activities to promote the Youth Voice Platform for MLK50. Free. Registration required. Go to mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/youthconvening for details. Saturday Sketch. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Saturday, November 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. Ages 15 and up. Free with admission. 761-5250. Mindful Motion. Baptist Memorial

Hospital for Women. On alternate Mondays (November 13 & 27), 6-7 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Free. 227-9558.

First Memphis Public Library’s Child Care Conference. East Shelby

Branch Library. Saturday, November 18, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Session schedule & topics: 10-11:40 a.m. – STREAM/Children with Special Needs/Professional Development: What’s Your Working Style? 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Theater Art for Preschoolers & School-Age Children/ Finger Plays, Nursery Songs & Poems/ Music for Toddlers & Preschoolers 12:30-1:40 p.m. – Lunch 1:45-3:15 p.m. – Basic Spanish for


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CALENDAR Preschoolers/Children with Special Needs/Smithsonian Museum’s Object Basic Learning Free. Registration required by November 10. Call 415-2767 for details.

Project WET Teacher Workshop.

Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG). Tuesday, November 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Program emphasizes water education across classroom curriculum. Free. Email education@wolfriver.org to register by November 14.

Holiday Floral Design. MBG. Tuesday, November 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Join Rick Pudwell, MBG’s director of horticulture, for designing a Thanksgiving centerpiece and a Boxwood Christmas tree made with fresh floral materials and greenery. $75. Bring your own tools, gloves, towel, box for transporting, and an apron to class. Other supplies included. Call 636-4128 to register by noon November 14.

HOME SCHOOL CLASSES

Home School Days – Walkers, Flyers, and Crawlers. MBG. Wednesday,

November 1, 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5 and up join for hands-on learning. $5/ child. Garden admission not included. Call 636-4130 to pre-pay and register.

Home School Day-American Sculpture. Memphis Brooks Museum of

Art. Thursday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features guided tours, gallery activities, and a drop-in art-making studio. Free. 544-6200.

Home School Drop-in Day. The Pink Palace Museum. Thursday, November 9, 1-2 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through 8 and their families learn about leaves. $6/person (including chaperones who are required to attend). Call 6362389 to register. Discovery Days: Memorable Memphians. The Pink Palace Museum. November 16 & 17, from 9 a.m. until noon. Children in grades kindergarten through 8 and their families can check out three teacher activity carts in permanent exhibits exploring the lives and accomplishments of famous Memphians. Free with admission. Standard fees for school and general admission. Call 636-2437 for details.

FUND-RAISERS

The Art of Dinner. Church Health.

Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m. Church Health partners with UT Health Science Center and Le Bonheur to present this interactive cooking class. Memphis area culinary expert guides through a three-course menu. $50. Benefits the community nutrition programming at the Church Health Nutrition Hub. Go to churchheath.org/events for tickets.

Photography Session Fundraiser.

Marci Lambert Photography. Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fall fundraiser for SunFish Children’s Theatre education programs. $50. Session includes professional sitting and one 5x7 of your choice. Call 826-6649 for reservations. 30 2 8

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Memphis. November 9-11. Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Junior League of Memphis presents this holiday shopping event benefiting the local Mid-South community. Girls Night Out (Thursday): $40. General admission (Friday & Saturday): $15. Celebrating Everyday (S) heroes Night: Friday, 5-8 p.m. Tickets: Two for $15 with valid ID (fire, police, educators, active military, veterans). Go to merrymarketplace.com for details.

Green Line 5K. Shelby Farms Park.

Saturday, November 11, from 8 a.m. until noon. Run the Greenline to keep Shelby Farms clean, green, and safe. Race day registration: $35. Early registration rates available through November 8. Call 222-7275 for details.

Bear Says Thanks Story Time. Saturday, November 18 & Tuesday, November 21, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Children ages 2-8 celebrate Thanksgiving with story time and activities. Free. Story Time at Morton Museum of Collierville History. On select Fridays (November 3, 10, & 17), 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 8 and under. Join for a new story theme each week with songs, related craft, and snack. Free. 457-2650.

MEMPHIS LIBRARY EVENTS Stop by your local branch or go to memphislibrary.org for a complete listing of library events.

dance. • Art to Grow: Teens. Wednesday, November 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. Dixon Gallery and Gardens teaches teens how to do paper marbling based on a monthly art installation at the museum. • Family Movie Madness: The Emperor’s New Groove. Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Children watch a film, share snacks, and make a llama puppet to take home. • World Kindness Day Event. Monday, November 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Teens engage in a series of activities to spread positivity throughout the library and community. • International Story Time. Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. until noon. Celebrate the country and culture of Israel with stories, crafts, music, and food. • Early Opening: Sensory Story Time. Tuesday, November 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. Check in early and join for a sensory story time for children and teens with special needs. • Cupcake Wars. Thursday, November 30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Teens create cupcakes based off a chosen book and enter them in a contest.

CENTRAL 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2700 CLOUD901 Classes & Events: CLOUD901 is the library’s state-of-theSt. George’s Independent School art Teen Learning Lab that includes a Art Show. St. George’s Independent music studio, a video production lab, an School. November 9-11 with Family art studio, Makerspace, gaming zone, Day on Saturday, November 11, from 10 and a performance stage. Open to teens a.m. until 3 p.m. Features artwork and ages 13-18 with a Memphis library card. jewelry sale by more than 50 local and Go to memphislibrary.org/cloud901 for regional artists. Family Day admission is a class list. free. Contact: Maggie Murff, 261-2389. • Money Bingo. Monday, November 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Tweens play a game of bingo as part of the Thinking EAST SHELBY “Dream To Dance” Scholarship Money: A Financial Expedition 7200 East Shelby Dr., 751-7360 Auditions. Ballet on Wheels Dance exhibit. • Lapsit Story Time. Thursday, School & Company. Saturday, November • Thanks to the Native Americans! November 2, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Open to Saturday, November 11, from 3 to 5 Special story time for babies and ages 12 and up. Selected students p.m. Children ages 8-12 learn about toddlers up to 2 years old participate in a full year of free dance local Native American cultures, play introducing early literacy skills classes. At least one-year previous games, and make crafts to take through stories, songs, and play. dance experience preferred, but not home. • Fall Story Time. Through November required. Attire suitable for movement • Read with Me, Sign with Me. 18. Saturdays, from 11 a.m. until noon. and ballet shoes are required. Free. Call Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. Children ages 3-6 enjoy a theme870-4348 to register. until noon. Enjoy a family story time based story time featuring games, program incorporating American music, and crafts. Sign Language, stories, activities, • Toon Town. Tuesday, November 14, and crafts. from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tweens • Children’s Pre-school Story Time for watch a cartoon and make a craft. Keller Williams. Buckman Arts Thinking Money. Monday, November Center at St. Mary’s School. Saturday, 20, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Children FRAYSER November 4, at 8 p.m. Enjoy this ages 3-5 listen to Rosemary Wells’ 3712 Argonne St., 357-4115 whimsical, one-man band performance Bunny Money story and parents pick • Events of Thanksgiving. Saturday, by Keller Williams. $30/adult. $27/child. up materials to teach children about November 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. Teens 537-1483. money. read and share thoughts on the events of Thanksgiving and draw a • Thinking Money Exhibit Closing Ray Lamontagne. The Orpheum. picture of their ideal Thanksgiving. Ceremony. Tuesday, November 28, Sunday, November 5, at 7 p.m. Grammy from 6 to 8 p.m. Join for light award-winning singer/songwriter Ray refreshments, games, and prizes. NORTH Lamontagne is joined by John Stirratt 1192 Vollintine Ave., 276-6631 from Wilco on this Just Passing Through BARTLETT • After-School Fun: Budgeting for acoustic tour. $46.50-$69.50. Call 5256382 Stage Rd., 386-8968 Children. Wednesday, November 8, 3000 for tickets. from 4 to 5 p.m. Children learn how • Lapsit Story Time. On Tuesdays, to write checks and how to manage from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Special story Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra. debit card accounts. time for children ages 6-18 months Harris Concert Hall. Tuesday, November • Jewelry Making. Wednesday, introducing early literacy skills 7, at 7:30 p.m. $15/person. 678-2541. November 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. through stories, songs, and play. Children make their own beaded • Transformations Early Access. bracelet to share with a friend. Thursday, November 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. Library opens early for autistic and special needs children and offers RANDOLPH story time for families. 3752 Given, 452-1068 • Thanks To Our Veterans. Wednesday, • Slime Saturdays. Saturday, November 29, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. November 11, from noon until 1:30 Barnes & Noble Booksellers Join in presenting hand-made cards p.m. Children ages 10 and up test The Avenue Carriage Crossing Mall, and crafts for our veterans. new mixtures of slime. 853-3264. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages 1-6.

AUDITIONS

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STORY TIME AT AREA BOOKSTORES AND MUSEUMS

Barnes & Noble Booksellers 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., 386-2468 Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages PreK-6.

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SOUTH 1929 S. Third St., 946-8518 • Library Homework Assistance. On select Wednesdays (November 1, 8, & 15), from 3 to 4 p.m. Children get homework help from the library.


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