Eighty people filled the seats of the Harrell Theatre Monday, July 31, 2017 as one person sat near the side bottle feeding a five-week old kitten, who was rescued over the weekend (pictured). Faint “meows” could be heard through the room, but the other attendees did not mind as they were all in the business of saving lives. Collierville Animal Services and the SPCA of Memphis brought the Helen Woodward Animal Center “Business of Saving Lives” Workshop to Mid-South animal rescue professionals.
Morton Museum offers both Youth and Adult Workshops this Summer
The Morton Museum of Collierville History has a busy summer planned for all members of the family. The Morton staff has always presented kid’s history workshops in the summer, but this year they have fine-tuned them into a cohesive series of opportunities for those aged 6-12 years old to learn about history.
Renamed Camp Legacy, the youth workshops are planned as follows:
Animal Architects will visit Collierville Burch Library on Harry Potter Family Fun Day
The Collierville Burch Library’s World of Harry Potter Family Day (Tuesday, July 11, from 2-4 pm)will be filled with all sorts of magical things – herbs and potions, Lego monsters and philosopher’s stones. But there’s no doubt that one of the most popular features of the day will be the fantastic beasts supplied by Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales’ Edzoocations.
Look forward to seeing a timber wolf, a 4-eyed possum, a Lanner falcon, a Honduran milksnake, a Rococo toad and a Chaco tarantula.
State Contest Challenges Elementary Students to Log Summer Reading Time
This is the question that Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam is putting to young students this summer. The Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition is for those in Kindergarten through 4th grade, and asks them to log their summer reading time in a Reading Log Packet. The packets are available at the Collierville Burch Library, and are to be returned to the library at the end of the contest. The 100 readers with the most reading minutes will be invited to celebrate, with a parent, at a Kid’s State Dinner at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville on Friday, August 18.
Collierville Takes 32nd Independence Day Celebration to New Heights
“This year we're pulling out all the stops to give everyone the opportunity to honor America and our veterans in an exciting and memorable way. We've got a few surprises to start the show and you won't be disappointed,” said Tourism Director Ashley Carver.