Monday News Update: Groundhog Day Edition
Happy Groundhog Day Memphis! In today's news, we have a site launch, a few job fairs, a couple of opportunities for Memphis musicians, and a chance to give back.
– Thrillist is here. International food, drink, and lifestyle site Thrillist launched a Memphis edition last week. The first articles are "10 Reasons To Get Excited About Thrillist Memphis" and "The 14 Most Essential Restaurants in Memphis", the latter written by yours truly. Stay tuned for many more articles or sign up for the Thrillist Memphis newsletter by going here.
– Can you spell Punxsutawney? The cute mean little adorable jerk reportedly saw his shadow, so we have six more weeks of winter and it definitely feels like it today in Memphis. Read more about that here.
– An easy way to give back. Leadership Memphis is raising money to send Shelby County high school students on college tours. All you have to do is click on this link or go to www.lmcollegetours.com. Every little bit helps, because every dollar is being matched. Deadline to give is March 1.
– Buy local. All the time. Modern Handmade Memphis in Overton Square is now open year-round. Find locally made art, jewelry, accessories, apparel, kid's stuff, design-y things, gifts, and more from more than 200 vendors. Go here for hours and exact location.
– Calling all musicians. Le Bonheur is looking for musicians to contribute to their annual Musicians for Le Bonheur project. If you're an artist or band who wants to be a part of the live concerts and compilation CDs that raise money for the kids of Le Bonheur, go here to find out how to apply.
– This week: Vote for your favorite Memphis band. This Saturday night the Waka Winter Classic Tour is stopping at Minglewood Hall, where five local bands are competing for a spot at the Wakarusa Music Festival. Go here for more info and tickets.
– Crosstown Breaks Ground. On Feb. 21 from 11 a.m – 2 p.m., Crosstown will host a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on the redevelopment of the former Sears Crosstown building. They'll also be announcing a new name.
– Congrats to the Memphis film community! Movie Maker Magazine once again included Memphis on its "Best Places To Live and Work As a Moviemaker" list. Go here to read the article.
– Job Fair for educators. Teach901 will host their 3rd annual Teach Job Fair on Tuesday, February 10 from 5 p.m. – 8 pm. at the downtown Central BBQ location. There will be about 30 different organizations seeking applicants for teaching, admin, and leadership positions. Go here to learn more or register as an applicant.
– Attention procrastinators: The Capital Grille is giving away one last-minute Valentine's Day reservation. The giveaway is on Feb. 12 on their Facebook page. To enter, leave a comment with one word to describe your significant other, tag your local TCG, and use hashtag #ReservationRescue.
– Bass Pro Job Fair is today through Wednesday. Bass Pro needs people to work at the retail, restaurant, and hotel location opening in May and they're hosting a job fair Feb. 2 – 4. Apply in person at the Cook Convention Center from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. today through Wednesday. You can go here to read a list of possible positions and get more info.