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History and the Herald at the Morton Museum

herald morton optThe Morton Museum’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn series continues to educate and entertain those who attend the talks on every second and fourth Thursday. The fun begins at 11:00 am and lasts until noon, or until the last asked question is answered.

On February 8, The Collierville Herald’s publisher and sales director Lyn Whitson spoke about the newspaper’s history and its role in the community. Whitson is originally from Flint, Michigan, and started her career in the newspaper business there 30 years ago.

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Not Just for Kids, Town Offers Numerous “Grown Up” Activities in 2017

beekeeping optThe Town of Collierville offers a wide variety of adult programs throughout multiple departments. From exercise classes to educational sessions, there is something for everyone in Town. Below are a few featured events and recurring programs for adults in 2017.

Lunch n’ Learn
Morton Museum of Collierville History
2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month (Jan-Oct)
11am-1pm (FREE)
The Morton Museum is continuing its Lunch n’ Learn series where attendees bring a bag lunch and learn about a wide variety of topics from local experts in their field. (Pictured: Tom Tompkins of the Memphis Area Beekeepers Association led the January 12th Lunch n' Learn about the beekeeping industry.)

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Collierville Resident Launches First International Day of Listening

day of listening optSeptember 15 was the first International Day of Listening, and both Collierville Schools and the Collierville Burch Library participated by having Free Listening sessions. In the library, the session was manned by Sheila Bentley and Gary Siebenschuh of the Collierville Environmental Commission. Bentley is a 30 year member and past President of the International Listening Association, and she is the creator of the International Day of Listening.

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Collierville Rides a British Invasion as Double Decker Bus Hits the Streets Again

bus optLast night, Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner initiated a new chapter in Collierville’s story by starting the engine on the Town’s own Routemaster Double Decker Bus. The Mayor, the Town’s Aldermen, and members of Collierville’s Chamber of Commerce rode in the bus from Town Hall to the Town Square and back again as a way of letting the community know that the bus is back in service.

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Learn Basic Oil Painting Skills at the Morton Museum

sue foell optLocal award-winning artist Sue Foell will teach her Basic Oil Painting class at the Morton Museum again this fall. The 6 week session starts on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 am.

This is a basic oils class for adult students of all skill levels. The skill of drawing from still life set-ups will be taught as a foundation for the students’ weekly work, and for those who are interested in a future portrait class. Color mixing, paint application and value relationships will also be covered.

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