DAC Fitness at the Collierville Community Center has formed a cooperative effort with Wings Cancer Foundation to offer free exercise classes for anyone touched by cancer. With required pre-registration, the classes of Gentle Yoga and Zumba Gold will be held at 1 p.m. every Monday, beginning April 7. To receive registration forms, call 322-2984. Available classes include a Yoga program to help define and tone muscles that are adaptable and may be done sitting in a chair. Zumba Gold offers a more active workout with a dance and exercise routine to help with cardiovascular health and hip, leg and arm muscles.
The Town of Collierville, City of Germantown and UT Extension Office will host a Home Landscape Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10 at the Economic & Community Development building at 1920 S. Germantown Road. The event will offer essential steps to a healthy landscape, key strategies to managing soil, turf and mulch, lessons on the use of rain water, rain gardens and rain barrels, and landscape design essentials and curb appeal tips. Participants will receive access to a UT Extension horticultural agent, a workbook and a complimentary lunch. The event is $35 a person and $50 a couple. Advanced registration is required. Call 752-1207 to register or for more information.
This Spring Sidewalk Sale is a town-wide event to raise awareness of the local shops and businesses that are right here in our own backyard. Shop at our stores, use our services and enjoy our Town in the Spring. Shop Collierville First. Support Collierville Schools – 0.50 percent of each local sales tax dollar spent goes toward meeting the funding requirement for Collierville Schools. Participating businesses will be showing off their wares in front of their locations or inside their stores. Non-retail businesses are invited to participate by advertising special discounts or offers. Arm yourselves with a Visitors Guide and Map – plan on spending the weekend of April 11-13, discovering the many unique treasures and amenities that make Collierville so special.
The Town of Collierville will host a Free Shred Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 11 at First Citizen’s National Bank on 3668 S. Houston Levee Road.
The Houston High School Field Day will be April 17 at 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Junior Auxiliary of Collierville, in partnership with Main Street Collierville and the Town of Collierville, will be hosting the community-wide Easter Egg Eggstravaganza on April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event is a family favorite on the Town Square each spring. It includes a scavenger hunt for eggs around the square and other fun activities such as face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, and even pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Music Man is on hand to provide musical entertainment so that children and their families can enjoy dancing in the gazebo. Each child receives a treat bag for participating.
The Easter Bunny will be available for photos at Carriage Crossing through April 19, located inside Suite 214 between Zales and Milano’s Pizza. For more details visit shopcarriagecrossing.com or facebook.com/shopcarriagecrossing or call 231-392-5225.
Get ready to get wet at the Easter Eggstravaganza at the YMCA at Schilling Farms on April 19. Children collect floating plastic eggs in the indoor pool. The ages and times are: ages 3-5 at 1:30 p.m. with a parent/guardian in the water with the child; ages 6-7 at 1:45 p.m.; ages 8-9 at 2 p.m.; and ages 10-14 at 2:15pm. Please bring a basket and your own floation device. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by April 17. Walk-ins are not allowed. Call 850-9622 for more information.
Do you canoe, kayak or raft? Have you been thinking about it, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to fish along the Wolf River, or take a walk with your kids? If so, the Wolf River Conservancy wants to hear from you. On April 23, the Wolf River Conservancy will have a community input session from 5-7 p.m. at Collierville Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, as part of its Wolf River Boat Launch Access Study. The purpose of the Wolf River Boat Launch Access Study is to increase the use and enjoyment of the Wolf River, provide opportunities to participate in outdoor recreation activities, improve safety in and around the River and improve and enhance connectivity with green spaces and trail networks in the area. Community input is an important part of the Study because the WRC wants to ensure that any improvements it makes will meet the needs of paddlers of all ages and skill levels and will make the Wolf River a more accessible and enjoyable asset in Shelby and Fayette counties. The meeting will be in an open house format, with a brief presentation and four activity stations to gather information on how the Wolf River is being used and what people would like to see in the future. For more information, contact Marie Branch, WRC Special Project Coordinator, at 603-9904 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the WRC website at wolfriver.org.
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. Collierville Young Life oversees club minstries for Collierville High, St. George’s, St. George’s Middle and a shared club for Collerville Middle and Schilling Farms Middle. You can support the mission of this great organization by playing in the annual Skudder Family Collierville Young Life Golf Tournament on April 28 at Memphis National Golf Club. The tournament begins with a box lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $125 per golfer, and you can register as a single player or as a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
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