Looking for Where to Buy a Smoked or Fried Turkey in Memphis? Excited for Thanksgiving but not the cooking part? Here are some great options for getting a turkey cooked elsewhere, as well as full dinner menus prepared for you! Know of other great options? Please share via a comment! Don’t forget, many of these places have a deadline of THIS FRIDAY to order, so plan ahead!
‘Tis the season for friends, celebrations and gift-giving! What could be more perfect than sharing a delicious hand-crafted treat made right here in the Mid-South?! Memphis has so many talented local artisans making homemade snacks, condiments, beverages and candies — each one-of-a-kind product is good food made by good people with love. Here is a list of 10 of our favorite locally made food gifts for the holidays.
Choose901, cityCurrent, New Memphis, Leadership Memphis, SchoolSeed, Volunteer Odyssey, GiVE 365, and LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org are partnering to encourage a community-wide day of giving—Memphis-style! We, along with many other nonprofits around the world, are participating in a global philanthropic movement called Giving Tuesday. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is simple: kick off the holiday season in a spirit of generosity that unites communities and supports non-profits! Memphis is all heart—in fact, we are the third most generous city in the nation, so Giving Tuesday is a wonderful time to show off that generosity. On November 28th, take the opportunity to participate in Grit. Grind. Give., the local answer to Giving Tuesday, and support Memphis non-profits that pour so much love into our city. To participate, just choose a worthy Memphis nonprofit to support with a financial gift, or by pledging to volunteer. Be a part of the generosity that shapes our city and can make a difference in our future.
Thanksgiving is all about friends and family, so the less time you have to devote to food preparation, the more time you get to spend with loved ones. Here are 11 spots that are doing the prep work to make your Thanksgiving stress-free. Order the whole meal, just the bird or your favorite sides. Pick and choose what makes your life easier — and don’t forget dessert!
Tennessee Shakespeare Company wraps up its Shakespeare Shout-Out Series with two “free, fun and fast” performances Friday, Nov. 10, in the Overton Square music amphitheater. A 75-minute performance of “Julius Caesar” starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 90-minute take on “Romeo & Juliet” at 8 p.m. Cost is free; no tickets needed. Visit tnshakespeare.org.
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With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead.
Here's the list of places selling turkeys, hams and Thanksgiving meals, and we know it's not yet complete because some folks were still unsure of their plans at press time. If you want to be added to the list, don't email me because I won't be here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The full list will run again in the food section next week and the list of open restaurants will run the week after that.
A guide to Memphis events happening in November 2017.
Once Halloween is in the rear-view mirror, Memphis starts getting into the holiday spirit as the season barrels towards Thanksgiving! Memphis’ November calendar is filled with opportunities to eat, drink, dance, watch, shop, play and celebrate to your heart’s content. Here’s our list of the must-hit events in Memphis this November.
Running from October 28th through November 25th, Overton Square’s Fall Music Series features a variety of artists for all music tastes of Memphis music lovers. The shows are free and open to the public, so for those ballin’ on a budget, this makes for a perfect way to enjoy your weekend. Shows will take place in the Tower Courtyard so be sure to bring some folding chairs and blankets. To complement the show, a selection of local beers and seasonal refreshments will be available for purchase (no outside coolers allowed).
With the debilitating costs of many pharmaceuticals, individuals can be confronted with choosing between medicine and other necessities like food, utilities or even rent. Sometimes, people will ration their prescriptions to extend periods between refilling.
Two Memphis-based nonprofits, the National Transplant Foundation and Good Shepherd Pharmacy, have teamed up to defray the cost of life-saving medications for recovering transplant patients.
“It is a new program and as far as I know we are the only one of this kind,” said Dr. Phillip Baker, founder of Good Shepherd Pharmacy, a nonprofit membership-based pharmacy that provides medications to those who lack health insurance.
Nationally, anti-rejection medication, which is part of the recovery following a transplant surgery, typically runs about $2,400 a month. Even with insurance, out-of-pocket costs can range from $200 to $600. Most patients recovering from surgery can’t work. Many are housebound and some are bed-ridden.
Patients of the National Transplant Foundation can receive financial hardship grants for transplant-related costs. This can drastically reduce or even eliminate the expense. In addition to anti-rejection medication, maintenance medications and medications prescribed for adverse reactions are included.
Through a partnership with Good Shepherd Pharmacy, patients who have received transplants can access pharmaceuticals at a reduced rate.
Leadership Memphis will host Terri Freeman, president and CEO of the National Civil Rights Museum, as the guest speaker at its 10th Annual Multicultural Breakfast, which will be held November 3 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.