Adults and teens are invited to a tea party at the Germantown Community Library at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2 in honor of the premiere of Downton Abbey’s Season 6.
Enjoy tea and finger foods as and catch up with the latest twists with an audience-participation skit recapping Season 5’s last episode, trivia, and more.
Period costumes are encouraged for the costume runway, but not required.
Free tickets are required and may be claimed at the Information Desk or by calling 757-7323.
In preparation for the Feb. 6 ACT test, the Germantown Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of sessions devoted to strategies and test-taking tips where students will gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed on exam day. Practice tests will also be taken.
Prior to the class, students are required to purchase The Real ACT Prep Guide. The class meets Mondays, from Jan. 4 to Feb. 1 (no class Jan. 18), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Keela Higgs at 413-6457 or register at the Parks and Recreation Department, 2276 West Street.
The Germantown Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 in the Municipal Center, 1930 S. Germantown Road. For more information, call 757-7200.
The Morton Museum of Collierville History will host an English Afternoon Tea and Lecture on Jan. 6 at noon.
The event will be catered by Rosebriar Dining. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite tea cup, saucer and spoon. Following the tea, Dominique Bellott will discuss The Sun King’s Gardens: 17th Century French Formal Gardens.
The free event is limited to 50 guests. RSVP by calling 457-2650.
The Morton Museum of Collierville History will open its Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation exhibit on Jan. 8.
Learn about the history of Tennessee’s Wessyngton Plantation. This special exhibit is on loan from the Tennessee State Museum will be on view until March 4.
Ave Maria Home, Delta Wholesale Liquors and local artists will present Ave Maria Home’s annual Wine Tasting and Art Show on Jan. 9 from 6 – 9 pm. in the home’s Assisi Adult Day Center at 2805 Charles Bryan Road. That evening, Bill Lucchesi from Delta Wholesale Liquors will offer a tasting of selected wines. An art show will feature works for sale by
Local artists participating include: Nancy Adair, Marie Babb, Greg Bowden, Mary Bowman, Jeanie Box, Gene Calloway, Rena Chiozza, Leah Cluck, Marcy Crews, Nancy Crossett, Rita Dattilo, Jeanette Davis, Dot Douglas, Marty Fath, Jennifer Gionfriddo, Amy Keys, Rollin Kocsis, Chuck Lanza, Linda Lucchesi, Sandi Morello, Carolyn Moss, Mary Pera, Jean Potempa, John Sadowski, Adam Shaw, Jacque Sligh, Cleve Stevens, Jane Tonning, Joe Umphress, Linda Umphress, Judy Vandergrift, Yancy Villa-Calvo, Nikki Walker, Marc Wheetley and NJ Woods. The St. Francis of Assisi, Knights of Columbus will cater the event.
Proceeds from this year’s wine tasting and art show will benefit programs and services for Ave Maria residents. Reservations are available by calling Lisa Bell at 901-405-3791 or by registering online at www.avemariahome.org.
The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Town Hall. For more information, call 457-2200.
The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Germantown Municipal Center. For more information, call 757-7200.
Have a new iPhone and want to maximize your productivity? Receive hands on instruction on how to sync calendars, send, receive and manage email, take and organize photos, explore Facebook to stay connected to family and friends, send photos via text, download free audio or print books from the library, use FaceTime, download applications from the App store, maintain and organize your iPhone and more.
Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. No experience required.
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 12, 14, 19 and 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Register at the Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 757-7375.
Shelby County Republican Women’s Club will hold its first General meeting of the new year on Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at Germantown Country Club. The event will feature guest speaker John Ryder, general counsel for the Republican National Committee.
For luncheon reservations, call 754-6209.
Looking for a new design or approach to your home landscape and gardening efforts? Join the environmental and native plant professionals from Strawberry Plains Audubon Center at the Pickering Center as they present a more efficient and responsible way to build and manage your yard.
Gleaning from a diverse palette of native plants, students will be able to create a whole new landscape or enhance an existing one.
Learn the basic requirements of birds, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as best plant location for all-year garden interest. The first session on Jan. 30 is an engaging lecture followed by a hands-on design lab for the second session Feb. 6, 9 a.m. to noon.
The fee includes both sessions, continental breakfast and resource materials. Pre-registration is required. The workshops are held at 7771 Poplar Pike and presented by the Germantown Beautification Commission and Tree Board.
For more information, contact Joni Roberts at 757-7375 or [email protected]
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