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The Collierville Morton Museum’s third annual Train Heritage Day will be held on Aug. 13. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature train display from The Casey Jones High Railers, the Mid-South Guard Railway Society, The Memphis Train and Trolley Museum, and The Germantown Depot Museum.

Local individual train enthusiasts David Marsh and Steve Hyduke will also participate in the indoor festivities with displays of trains from their personal collections, and there will be craft activities for children.

Tours of the train depot and train cars on the tracks at the Historic Town Square will be conducted throughout the day. The business car and caboose still feature all the fixtures of everyday life – bedrooms, dining room, shower and kitchen (business car); conductor’s office with accommodations and cooking facilities (caboose) – that were used in their active years from the 1940s and forward. Attendees will see the Frisco 1351 steam locomotive in its “before” condition; the 104-year-old train will be restored to its prime condition in the near future.

Train Heritage Day grew out of the Morton’s Spotlight Saturday program. Spotlight Saturday happens once a month and focuses on a different theme each time. The train theme resonated with many people, so the idea was given its own special day.

In addition to the displays of different kinds of trains from groups and individuals, representatives from the Frisco 1351 Project will be on hand with information about plans to restore the 104-year-old train.

Morton Museum Director Brooke Mundy and Collierville Tourism Director Ashley Carver are excited about the continuing growth of Train Heritage Day, and about the role that Collierville’s past will play in the Town’s future.

“I think we can do a lot with the Frisco’s history and train heritage to draw visitors to Collierville,” said Carver.

August 11
The Collierville Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for a Senior Adult Leisure Group trip to Washington D.C./West Virginia Train Adventure on Oct. 15–22.
The group will depart from Collierville Community Center via motor coach for a wonderful tour of Washington D.C. (three days of guided touring), lunch cruise with entertainment onboard the Odyssey on the Potomac River, see and visit many memorials, Arlington Cemetery, Smithsonian Institutes, White House photo opportunity, Scenic Railway Journey aboard the Durbin Rocket along the Greenbrier River in the Monongahela National Forest, and a performance at the American Mountain Theatre.
Currently, there are eight available spots left on this tour. Contact Lisa Gaither at 457-2775 or email lgaither@ci.collierville.tn.us for detailed trip flyer and registration form.

August 11
The Collierville Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W. Poplar Ave.

August 11
The Germantown Farm Park Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. at 2660 Cross Country Drive.

August 13
All ages are invited to join us at Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road on Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. to get “all shook up” with a retro black and white photo station, Elvis trivia challenge, games, Graceland inspired hors d’oeuvres and more, followed by a film screening starring (who else?) Elvis. Pre-registration is not required. Call 757-7323 for more information.

August 13
Relay For Life of Collierville will host a Back-To-School Kickball Tournament on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at Suggs Park, located at 163 E. South Street. Co-ed teams of 8-10 players of all ages are invited to participate for a $100 per team registration fee. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Collierville.
“This was such a popular activity at last year’s Relay that we decided to schedule it earlier to help build momentum around this year’s Relay on the Town Square,” said Patrick Blake, activities lead for the Collierville Relay. “We’re hoping that the community – families, schools, churches and businesses – will support the American Cancer Society by participating in this fun event.”
The winning team will receive a trophy and special recognition at the Relay For Life of Collierville event, to be held Saturday, September 10 from 3pm-10pm on the Collierville Town Square.
To register, please contact Patrick Blake at 491-3347.

August 15
The Collierville NAACP will meet at Union Hall, 768 Chaney Drive at 7 p.m.

August 17
The Collierville Burch Library will host Yoga classes from 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 in the Storytelling Room. Room capacity is 15.

August 18
The Cordova Bowling Center will host Bowling is a Ball at 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at 7945 Club Center Drive.
Put on a bowling shirt and lace up your shoes. It’s time to hit the lanes. Pre-registration is required.
Special Recreation activities are free for all people with intellectual or physical challenges, their friends and family.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Michelle Forbert at 751-7638 or mforbert@Germantown-TN.gov.

August 26
You are historically significant. If you’ve ever considered writing about your life to preserve family memories, the Germantown Community Library invites you to discuss the writing process with local author Jackie Stewart on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. or Friday, August 26 at 10:30 p.m. at the Germantown Community Library.
Pre-registration is required, and copies of her book Raiders and Horse Thieves: Memoir of a Central Texas Baby Boomer, will be available for purchase during the program.
To learn more about this program or to register, call 757-7323. The library is also online at Facebook.com/GermantownCommunityLibrary.

August 27
The Germantown Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Taste of the Town at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Great Hall and Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road.
Attendees will sample local cuisine, desserts, wine and beer while listening to live jazz music and participating in a silent auction, which benefits the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. Tickets can be purchased online at germantownchamber.com/events
For more information, call 755-1200.

September 10
Bring your four-legged friends to a community pool pawty for dogs and their people on Sept. 10 at the YMCA at Schilling Farms in Collierville. Entry is $15 per dog per session benefiting the Collierville Animal Shelter. There are two swim sessions: noon to 1:30 p.m. is for small dogs 25 pounds and under and 2-3:30 p.m. is open to all dogs.
Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the Collierville Animal Shelter and you will receive a doggie goodie bag. For more information, call 850-9622.

September 24
The Shops at Carriage Crossing has announced the launch of a new signature event–Collierville BrewFest, presented by RE/MAX. BrewFest–the first event of its kind in Collierville–is taking place at Carriage Crossing on Sept. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the festival benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

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