News Briefs March 2011

Farmers Market returns to CY
According to organizer Lori Greene, the CY Community Farmers Market is set to return to the parking lot of First Congo at 1000 S. Cooper on Saturday, April 30. The Market will be open for business each Saturday morning from 8am-1pm until October 29 with more of that delicious, fresh produce and the food vendors and artisans that we have all come to enjoy and love. Stay tuned to their website,, for more information or to learn how to get involved.

Turning VCR’s into art
If you have an old, functional or non-function VCR, drop it off at Yvonne Bobo’s studio at 2164 Young Ave. or at Java Cabana next door. She’s working on a green-energy art project with Sherwood Elementary School students. Let’s help her out!

Global Goods at Burke’s
Located at First Congregational Church, the Global Goods Fair Trade Store is a wonderful gift shop that stocks coffee, chocolate, gifts, cards, jewelry, and much more. Fair trade is an alternative way to shop that supports craftspeople and farmers in the developing world and ensures that they are paid fair wages that reflect the work they do.
To further promote fair trade in CY, Burke’s Book Store has partnered with First Congregational Church in creating a Global Goods mini-store. So, to shop fair trade in Cooper-Young you now have more options. You can visit Burke’s at 936 S. Cooper or the flagship store at First Congregational Church located at the north end of the large building at 1000 S. Cooper.

Dinner at Celtic Crossing for a good cause
Celtic Crossing and Sam Adams are holding a Sam Adams Irish Beer Dinner on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm. The dinner is a 5 course meal with entrees prepared with a Sam Adams beer and paired with a 7oz beer. In addition, there will be live entertainment by a wonderful Irish performer, dancer, and storyteller. Tickets are $40 a person or $70 per couple, and proceeds will benefit Memphis Irish Arts Foundation, which is a 501c3 non profit organization. Tickets are available at Celtic Crossing.

Art opening at Painted Planet
On Friday, March 11, from 6-9pm, Painted Planet will host an artist’s reception featuring the paintings of Bruce Combs and Austin McClanahan in a show called Men with Paint. The reception will include live music, refreshments, and some wonderful new art. This event is free and open to the public, and the show will run through April 1. Painted Planet is located at 798 S. Cooper.

Worlds Apart goes Hollywood
CY business, Worlds Apart, recently moved from its Central Avenue location to 322 S Hollywood, across and down the street from the Children’s Museum. While they have left our borders, they will continue their tradition of offering designer home accessories and furniture at outlet store prices. We wish them continued success!

Worlds Apart
322 S. Hollywood St.

Half price Friday Family Nights at The Children’s Museum
According to a news release, The Children’s Museum of Memphis is extending its hours on Fridays beginning February 25. The museum will now be open for Friday Family Night from 5-7pm. Admission for those two hours will be half price – only $5 per person for ages 1-100. Museum members and children under one will still be free. For more information call
901-458-2678 or visit

The Memphis Heat is on
The world premiere of the new documentary on the history of Memphis wrestling, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’, is set for Thursday, March 24, at 7 and 9pm at the Malco Paradiso. Following the premiere the film will run at the Studio on the Square from March 25-31. This film is directed by Memphian Chad Schaffler and based on Ron Hall’s book, Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling. To see a trailer of the film you can go to, or visit us at

Temple Grandin to speak at 1st Annual Midsouth Autism Conference
Temple Grandin, subject of the award winning movie, Temple Grandin, will be the opening speaker for the 1st Annual Midsouth Autism Conference, April 7-9, at Harrah’s Conference Center in Tunica, MS. Organized by Transformations Autism Treatment Center, this conference features nationally recognized experts in the field of Autism including Dr. Travis Thompson and Dr. James Partington. The goals of the conference are to raise awareness concerning Autism, to make families aware of treatment options, and to make professionals aware of the latest research. There will be vendors from across the country with resources available for families and professionals. To learn more or to register for the conference, please call 901-231-1931 or go to


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