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April 15-May 1
Germantown Community Theatre will present one of Tennessee Williams’ most popular plays on April 15 through May 1.
A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of fragile Southern belle, Blanche, who leaves the family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her animalistic husband, Stanley.
Once there, she quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the steamy underbelly of 1940s French Quarter life.
Performances will be Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

April 30
Germantown Police will be collecting expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Germantown Kroger and Target locations.
Expired, unused or unwanted medications may be turned in during the program (no liquids).
For more information, contact Captain Mike Gray at 757-7331 or visit DEA.gov.

April 30
Germantown is providing a new summer opportunity for local rising high school seniors to gain experience in municipal government. The Germantown Mayoral Summer Fellows Program will allow students to experience the inner workings of municipal government through interaction with the Germantown Mayor, city administrator, department directors and key staff members.
Mayoral Fellows will learn about city planning and economic development and will attend monthly Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings, key City events and policy meetings throughout the summer. Mayoral Fellows need to be available from June 1 to August 1, and can expect to commit to approximately 40 hours during the course of the program.
Program participation will be limited to five students from the class of 2017, with selection based on resume and a 500 word essay on the value of public service. Applicants are required to have a minimum 2.75 grad- point average and provide a letter of recommendation from their high school counselor. The application deadline is April 30. Submit resume, essay and recommendation letter to Mayor Mike Palazzolo, 1930 S. Germantown Road.
For additional program information, contact Michele Betty at mbetty@Germantown-TN.gov or call 757-7201.

MAY 2
The Germantown Book Club will meet Mondays, May 2, June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1, at 12:30 p.m.
• MAY – Wild by Cheryl Strayed
• JUNE – The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
• JULY – A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman
• AUGUST – Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides
Join a friendly book discussion group for adults, featuring a new great read each month. Pre-registration is not required.
Call 757-7323 for more information.

MAY 5
The Town of Collierville will participate in the National Day of Prayer on May 5 by holding a prayer ceremony on the front steps of Town Hall. The ceremony, “Inviting Heaven into Our Midst on One Accord” will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public.
The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be attending and Mayor Joyner will be presenting a proclamation. Local church leaders will be leading prayer in specific areas of concern for the community such as elected leaders, the unemployed, military personnel, and public safety employees.
Attending and leading prayer will be: Reverend Jonathan Lewis, Crossroads United Methodist Church; Pastor Rick Gering, Central Church; Pastor Shamichael Hallman, New Direction Christian Church; Reverend David Atkinson, Collierville United Methodist Church; Dr. Warner Davis of Collierville Presbyterian Church (retired); Father Ernie DeBlasio, Incarnation Catholic Church; Dr. Chuck Herring, Collierville First Baptist Church, and Pastor Terry Hunt, Collierville First Pentecostal.
This year’s ceremony will feature a special spiritual musical blessing from the Praise Team at New Direction Christian Church. Judy Ashford representing the National Day of Prayer Committee will receive the proclamation from the Mayor.

MAY 6
Movie Mania at Carriage Crossing will begin on May 6. Complimentary outdoor family-friendly movies every other Friday night, May through September. Movies begin at dusk at the Central Park roundabout.
• May 6: Shawn of the Sleep
• May 20: The Spongebob Movie- Sponge Out Of Water
• June 3: Minions
• June 17: Norm of the North
• July 1: Jem and the Holograms
• July 15: Inside Out
• July 29: Best Friend Hero Marine Max
• August 12: Monsters University
• August 26: Paddington
• September 9: Zookeeper
• September 23: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
In the case of inclement weather, please check Facebook.com/ShopCarriageCrossing for event updates.

MAY 7-8
The first weekend in May will be Collierville’s Fair on the Square. This annual event was first held in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial.
Coordinated and sponsored by the town’s Twentieth Century Club, the Fair quickly became a tradition. This wonderful traditional event would not be possible without the support of the town of Collierville.
As in the past, the Fair will offer a wide variety of handicrafts, needle and woodcrafts, sculptures, baskets, pottery, ceramics, and paintings, original jewelry, clothing and floral designs, and garden items. Entertainment for the enjoyment of all ages shares the stage at the historic Depot Platform at the Square’s south end.
Food such as barbecue, scones, egg rolls, Italian sausage, pizza and other delights, freshly prepared on-site, will tempt the most stalwart dieters as the aromas drift through the trees of Collierville’s Victorian-era square. Games, puppet shows, wagon, pony and train rides, face painting and a petting zoo delight the young and young at heart.
For further information, visit colliervillefaironthesquare1950.org.

MAY 9 & May 18
The Collierville Burch Library is preparing to kick off another Summer Reading Program, and is looking for teen volunteers to help! Volunteers will be assisting children and other teens record their reading hours, reward them with prizes and assist the Library staff. Volunteers can set their own schedule, choosing an available two-hour time period on days they wish to work.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out an application available at the library’s Information Desk or online at colliervillelibrary.org. Volunteers need to attend one of the two training sessions that are on May 9 from 5-6 p.m. and May 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Halle Room.
The Collierville Burch Library Summer Reading Program will run from June 1-July 29. Stay tuned for special events and registration details for summer reading by visiting colliervillelibrary.org. The Collierville Burch Library is located at 501 Poplar View Parkway.

MAY 15
The Germantown Community Library invites the community to meet local author Jackie Ellis Stewart on May 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
She will be signing her book Raiders and Horse Thieves: Memoir of a Central Texas Baby Boomer. Born in Bastrop, Texas, Jackie Ellis Stewart was educated in the central Texas public school system, the University of Texas at Austin and George Peabody College in Nashville.
She married Jack Stewart in 1968. The couple has four children and four grandchildren and are currently living in a suburb of Memphis with their better than standard poodle, George.
Pre-registration is not required, and books will be available for purchase at the signing.
To learn more about this program, call 757-7323. The library is also online at Facebook.com/GermantownCommunityLibrary.

MAY 19
The YMCA at Schilling Farms is hosting our annual Healthy Living Expo sponsored by The Best Times in the gym on May 19 from 9-11:30 a.m.
There will be over 25 vendors providing information on health and wellness, financial, and volunteer opportunities.
Some of the vendors include, Juice Plus, The Chiro Place, Elect HomeCare, Costco, and more.
Free health screenings available include blood pressure, bone density scans, spinal checks, and more.
There will be a line dance performance at 10:15am and a cake and plant walk throughout the morning and bingo. Door prizes and great giveaways also.
It is free and open to the community. Call 850-9622 for more information.