Go Ape Tree Top Adventure & Zip Lines

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure & Zip Lines

Go ape tree top

adventure & zip lines

By Alden Zuck

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Treetop Adventure is a challenging high-ropes and zip line course, and it sure works up a sweat in the heat of the summer.

Is it worth the temperature?

The answer is a strong YES!

When you arrive to the course they took us through all the training needed while on ground in order to know how to use the carabiners correctly.

And it’s so easy!

Once you get that simple process down to make sure you are always hooked in, you can focus on having a blast up in the trees and flying down zip lines. It was fun, challenging, and a wonderful view. It’s a course that takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete as you move throughout the beautiful landscape. The high-ropes course “includes suspended obstacles, swings, and breathtaking zip. lines. [It engages] every sense in a fully immersive and visually stunning forest setting.” (GoApe).

The amount of variation in the rope courses are a blast and it’s a great experience for groups, party’s, outings, or whatever your group may be! Even if you are afraid of heights, then this is exactly what you should do to face that fear and have a good time doing it!

OR

The #funcrew takes on go ape

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AWAKEN space – shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018

AWAKEN space – shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018

awaken space

shop open on friday, august 3rd, 2018

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Launch of new women’s health and parenting focused educational space
Local doula opens intimate space for women and families to learn and create community
 
AWAKEN space + shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 within the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper Young. The space offers childbirth education, pregnancy and new mom groups, women’s health workshops, parenting classes, fertility coaching, relationship coaching, and much more.
AWAKEN space + shop is owned by Zoë Etkin, who has recently returned to Memphis after having established a thriving doula & women’s health practice in Los Angeles.
Etkin’s inspiration for opening AWAKEN space is her own motherhood journey. She realizes the importance of new moms having support and companionship while they navigate the care of their baby, their relationship, and who they have become after birth. Along with new and expectant parents, the inclusive space caters to those who seek education on women’s health and fertility, intimacy, and embodied creativity.
Learn more and register for August offerings at www.awakenspacememphis.com
Location: 942 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 336 4168 – awakenspaceshop@gmail.com

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Finding Community at the Pitter Potter

Finding Community at the Pitter Potter

finding community

at the pitter potter

Dr. Matthew Brewer

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We had passed the place many times.  In fact, it is located near one of our favorite spots.  During our courtship and the first year of our marriage, we had many long discussions and evenings at the nearby Pizza Hut which has since been torn down.  And now, only a couple hundred feet from where our favorite old worn red booth used to be, there is a place where family happens and community is fostered.  The Pitter Potter.

My wife had told me on a few occasions that she wanted to go there.  I didn’t think much of it.  In fact, what I did think was that must be a great place for women to hang out. One thing about it, I was not interested in going and painting or making anything.

Then it happened.

A couple weeks ago, I got off work pretty early and knew we would have a long evening available to us.  I was thinking about going to dinner and a movie, but that is something we do regularly.  I then thought about going to the batting cages, but it was too hot to consider that.  I was driving down Germantown Parkway when I thought, hmmm, I know my wife would enjoy going there.  I decided to send her a text and asked her to meet me at an address – 845 N. Germantown Parkway.  I did not tell her the name of the place, only that we could have a date night there.  She agreed to meet me without asking many questions, but then about 3 minutes later she sent me a text with lots of smiles and hearts that said, “We are going to the Pitter Potter?!”.  She was excited.  This made me happy, as I love to find ways to make her smile.

I arrived at the Pitter Potter about 20 minutes before she did and Samantha welcomed me in.  It was a very friendly and welcoming environment, however with me being 6’5″ and 2** pounds, I truly felt like a bull in a fine china shop.  There were little pieces of pottery everywhere.  I would pick one up to look at it and quickly try to put it back down without breaking anything.   I kept looking out the window because I wanted my wife to get there.  What seemed like an hour for her to arrive was really only 20 minutes.  I was glad to see her.   As soon as she walked in, she looked at me and said, “I love this place!”  Little did I know by the end of the evening, I would have the same sentiment.

Artistically speaking, my creativity has always been restricted to the realm of musical talent.  I had never had any success in painting anything or making any piece of art beautiful.   Now, my wife, she is a different story.  She touches something and it becomes beautiful.  She has so much talent in her fingertips, and I have to admit at times I am jealous of her incredible gift.  However, she continues to encourage me in everything I do so that day she encouraged me to believe that I could make something beautiful.

We both picked out the pieces that we would be working on.  Samantha showed us the system and how everything worked.  She introduced us to the paint bar and showed us all the supplies, and we were ready to begin.  I chose a plate and chalice and Jennifer chose a cross and a vase.    The Pitter Potter is nice and roomy so you can be as close as you want to be to someone, or if you need a more quiet time you can isolate yourself into one of the corners.  We sat at the window and began to work on our creations.

There was a mother and her daughter painting at the table beside us.  She looked at us and told us she wished her husband would come and do this with her like I was doing with Jennifer.  We smiled and complimented them on their fine crafts.  Of course, I was feeling like “Husband of the Year” after that comment.

As the evening continued, I was having a blast.  There was so much fun to be had and I was having it with my wife…my best friend.  After being there a little while, we began to mingle more.  We met some wonderful people that evening.  We met some people with amazing talent.  Two that come to mind are Ida and Lynette.  These two women are so talented and they quickly welcomed us into the Pitter Potter Family, giving us suggestions, and sharing some ideas with me about how to add flair to my craft.  We began to share personal stories and got to know each other.  It was a fantastic evening for both Jennifer and myself.   It was getting very late so we turned in our items for glazing and firing, and as we left we both agreed that we would come back again soon.

We waited a long time before our next visit….nearly 16 hours.  Yes, it’s true, we went back the very next day and enjoyed the same gracious and warm atmosphere.  This time we brought 3 friends with us.  I wanted others to experience the community that is found in the Pitter Potter so we invited our friends Ginger, Aphra, and Janie.    We had already told them of our awesome experience so they were excited to join us.    We worked for hours – I think we were there 5 hours that day.  Jennifer and I branched out from pottery into canvas painting.  She is a talented painter, but as for myself…well, let’s just say I had a great time and I was actually pleased with how mine turned out.   Vincent, the resident artist, walked around offering encouragement and creative help to patrons.  This is so helpful to us novice painters.

Our new friends Lynette and Ida also came in to continue to work on pieces they had previously started.  All of us talked and shared as though we had been friends forever.  Connections were made that day and friendships formed.  A few days later when we went to pick up our pieces, when we drove into the lot, I said that looks like Janie’s car.  It was – when we walked in, there was Ginger and Janie working on new pieces.   They are hooked, just like we are.

The Pitter Potter is a ministry for families and individuals who are looking for a place to belong.   There is a community there.  There is a family friendly spirit there.  There is friendship to be found there.   Jennifer the owner, Samantha, and Vincent are an awesome trio who make people feel welcome and accepted.   They are there to help and assist, but there is not any intrusiveness on their part.   I don’t know if their goal was to be a ministry, but it definitely feels that way when I walk in the door.   On our last visit, my wife and I purchased the Pitter Potter year-long family pass.   Let the creative juices flow.

Hopefully, we will see you at the Pitter Potter soon.

Dr. Matthew Brewer

Matthew Brewer has been in the Memphis area since 2003, and in that time, he has been no stranger to the wonderful southern cuisine found here in the Mid-South.  He graduated from West Liberty State College, received his masters from University of Louisiana at Monroe, and his D.Min from Andersonville Theological Seminary.  He is employed by Shelby County Schools as a PLC Coach, pastors Grace Gathering Church, and in his spare time, does marketing for his Wife, Jennifer’s custom Jewelry Company, Jentegrity Jewelry, located in Cordova.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, quiet evenings at home, dinners with friends, and lots of family time.

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JustMyMemphis Featured on cityCURRENT Radio Show

JustMyMemphis Featured on cityCURRENT Radio Show

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The cityCURRENT Radio Show is run by Jeremy Park and it airs every Sunday from 7-8 AM. Jeremy does an amazing job at running the show as it airs on Kix 106, The Max, 98.9 the Bridge, and 103.5 WRBO; reaching over 750,000 listeners every week. His focus on the show is to feature different businesses and community leaders and look at the impact they are making in community. 
Jeremy Kindly invited JustMyMemphis to be aired on the show and allowed us to present some different things going on within the community through JustMy. As we got settled in to the studio, we got set up on the microphones and began recording in no time. This was my first time meeting Jeremy and seeing what he does first hand, and I have to say, he truly knows how to dive into an organization and drive a conversation with a group of people in a proficient and positive way. Everything was easily done in one take and we had a great time experiencing behind the scenes action with cityCURRENT.

Jeremy engages many different organizations every week to bring out what they are all about including Chick-Fil-A’s My Town Miracles fundraiser, Youth Villages Mentoring, Levitt Shell and the Foundation, People Cap, and many more than you can check out and even listen to on their website here.

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Meritan & The Annual Bike Tour

Meritan & The Annual Bike Tour

meritan &

the annual Bike tour

By Alden Zuck

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Meritan just recently moved into their brand new home at the end of December and now are located in downtown Memphis. The reason for this move was for several reasons, such as most of their clients are from that area, allowing the company to be more accessible to them. After talking with several employees, it seems that the building being one floor has made everything much easier not having to deal with elevator issues or stairs. After touring the building and speaking with the employees, it’s easy to see how this move has assisted in the ability to effectively fulfill their mission within the organization.

If you don’t know, Meritan is a health and social service non-profit that was founded in 1961 and since then they have added on foster care into their work. The heart of everyone who works at Meritan is what makes the company who they are today, they so effortlessly love on their clients, from babies to seniors, and pour themselves into improving the well-being of others and creating an independence into their lives. They live out their mission statement and allow that to make a huge impact on the lives they touch. 

Meritan’s largest fundraiser that they do every year is the Meritan Moonlight Classic Bike Tour, and this year they are re-vamping the event to something bigger and better!

Along with their company, they have moved their bike tour downtown where Bass Pro has so generously offered up their space as the representing sponsor. Another one of the differences is that this year they are providing two routes, one is eight miles and the other is sixteen. They are also moving the start time from midnight to 10pm, therefore there is no excuse to bring your kids out to the fun too! People drive from all over the country to attend this event as they deck out their bikes with lights and bling and put on all sorts of costumes to celebrate. The date this year is August 4th, so put it on your calendar and spread the word!

cityCURRENT is a privately-funded catalyst for the Mid-South and Middle Tennessee. A team of more than 100 partner companies have come together to host FREE events, along with an array of positive-oriented media and philanthropic initiatives to enrich, engage, and impact the community. Our mission is to #PowertheGOOD and we invite you to join with us

 

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Fighting MS One Beer At A Time‏

Fighting MS One Beer At A Time‏

Through craft beer, food and live music The 7th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis was founded by Joseph Barnes to benefit the Mid-South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

About 2.3 million people are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) worldwide. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown; however, scientists believe the disease is triggered by as-yet-unidentified environmental factor(s) in a person who is genetically predisposed to respond.

The Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society, works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Tennessee, North Georgia, North Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas and raise funds for critical MS research through events like the Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis.

This grassroots charitable event will feature a various styles of homebrew as well as craft beer to sample along with a variety of edibles, making for an entertaining way to support a good cause. To go along with the wide variety of craft beer and food, there will also be a silent auction, as well as key note speakers talking about their experiences with MS.

This event is the only beer festival for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the entire Southeastern United States and will be held at the beautiful Pink Palace Museum and mansion.

Tickets for the Brew Movement are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Note that the number of tickets at the door will be limited.

Join us in Fighting MS One Beer at a Time!

Who: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

What: The 7th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis

When: Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 7:00-10:00 PM

Where: Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets for the Brew Movement are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Note that the number of tickets at the door will be limited.

Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium