Two events benefiting Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services

By Trisha Gurley

Yes, it’s hot outside. I am no fan of this heat, but I am a fan of beauty, fabulousness, and animals. It’s not often these three elements combine, but they will on August 6 at Club Spectrum, located at 616 Marshall, for Live In Memphis. The heat of Memphis in August will be chilly compared to this show!

The gorgeous and legendary Mr. Charlie Brown will be one of the main performers, along with none other than Alexis Mateo of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race! If the only Charlie Brown you know of is the round-headed kid of Peanuts fame, then you’re in for a sugar-coated, fluffy treat. She is originally from Atlanta, holding court as a reigning local queen, and was featured in many nationally-produced films. Her most recent work has been in the casino circuit. She hasn’t performed in Memphis in several years and is looking forward to her return. We are too!

What’s this got to do with animals, you ask? All proceeds from the event go to Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services, which helps provide low cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services also offers lower-cost vaccinations for pets. Contact them at (901) 324-3202 or visit their website at for more info.

Doors open at 8pm and the show begins at 9:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. A table (8 people) can be purchased for $150. You may order tickets online by going to

If this doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, perhaps you’re the sort who loves a quiet game of SCRABBLE? You and your fellow word nerds are invited – nay, exhorted – to take part in the SPAY Is The Word SCRABBLE Tournament on Sunday, August 21 at The Parkview on Poplar (at the entry for Overton Park and the Brooks Museum). For $20 (single player) or $35 (team of two), you can flex your word muscles and again benefit Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services. If your workplace would like to sponsor an individual, it’s $150 for a table of four, $75 for a team of two, and $50 for a single player. All entrants must be 21 or older.

Legendary radio personality and fellow SCRABBLE player Tom Prestigiacomo will serve as host and will award prizes for the highest scoring teams and individual players. For registration info, contact Deborah Camp at Seating is limited, so contact Deborah now to lay your word smack down!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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