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CityWatch Weekly Update - QNet Thursday, October 4, 2012
Posted on December 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM by Robert Wherry
CityWatch Weekly Update – Qnet
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Gerry Burditt, Editor
Support Lakeland - Shop Lakeland.
September "Get Caught Recycling" Winners Announced.
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for Today, 6:30 p.m., Lakeland City Hall.
is the Last day to Register to vote in Person for November 6th State-Federal General Election.
Everyone is invited to attend the Davies Plantation International Food Festival Saturday, October 6th, 6 p.m. at St. Philip Episcopal Church.
Introducing Lakeland School Board Candidates scheduled to Participate in the Partnership Lakeland Forum Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 4500 Canada Road.
Lakeland Dance, Line Dance
Lessons, and Halloween Party will be held Saturday, October 20th, IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Mark your Calendar for the Family Lakeland Fall Festival to be held Friday October 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Registration for YMCA Basketball and Cheerleading in Lakeland for Children ages 5-11 runs thru October 26th.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road is Available for Rent!
Lakeland Elementary School Upcoming Events.
Lakeland Fall Community Clean Up Day will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Windward Slopes Park.
New Activities, Programs, and Presentations in October for Residents 55 .
SUPPORT LAKELAND -- SHOP LAKELAND
Finance & Insurance
Allstate Insurance Company, 8968 Highway 64, Suite 103
Cash Express USA, 8950 Highway 64 #110
Cash Quick, 2961 Canada Road #107
Direct General Insurance, 8950 Highway 64 #105
State Farm Insurance, 9998 Highway 64
State Farm Insurance, 3674 Canada Road
Trustmark Bank, 3714 Canada Road
70 Self Storage, 10360 US Highway 70
A-Aaron Moving, 10263 US Highway 70
Cherry Point Sod Farm / Greenpro Landscapes, 9847 Stewart Rd.
Lakeland Pet Hospital 2961 Canada Road #
Signs First, 8950 Highway 64 #113
Southland Log Homes, 9665 Village Circle
The UPS Store, 9160 Highway 64, #12
Motel 6, 9822 Huff & Puff Road
Relax Inn, 3645 Canada Road
Super 8 Motel, 9779 Huff & Puff Road
Have you picked up your free Shop Lakeland First Shoppers Card? If not you can pick one up at Lakeland City Hall, 10001 Highway 70, or email Ginny Dunn at
. To view all current offers, go to
and click on Shop Lakeland First at the top of the page.
"GET CAUGHT RECYCLING" WINNERS
AND THE WINNERS ARE. . . .CONGRATULATIONS
to the following, who each won $50 for recycling in September:
Jeffrey and Lena Bennett,
Ravenwood Oak Drive, Oakwood
Steven and Lisa Warner,
Herons Landing Lane, Herons Ridge
Thomas and Judy Hatmaker,
Club Walk Court, Stonebridge
Lucy Ray, Long Bridge,
Lakeland's “Get Caught Recycling” program is to encourage the people who haven't taken the time to recycle in the past, and to reduce the total amount of material that is hauled off to the landfill. Each month, 4 lucky residents that have at least three different types of recycle material in their bins are awarded $50--recycling literally pays off in Lakeland! Thanks to all the awesome folks who make the effort to recycle.
Household addresses are selected in a random drawing and a City representative checks the bins at the houses in the order of the draw. The winners "caught recycling" are invited to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners meeting the following month for recognition by the Board, and to receive their checks. Items that can be recycled and qualify for the contest are glass, metal cans, aluminum cans, plastics (remove caps and leave labels attached), newspapers, and cardboard boxes broken down to fit inside the recycle bin.
Recycle and you have a chance to win $50.
LAKELAND AREA CRIME REPORT
Other Theft/Non-Specific 10/03/12 9100 Fletcher Trace Parkway
Simple Assault/DV 10/03/12 9500 El Hill Road
Aggravated Assault 10/02/12 3100 Beowulf Glade Cove
Vandalism/Misdemeanor 10/02/12 Evergreen Road and E. Old Brownsville
Theft from Building 09/30/12 9700 Kingsridge Drive
Simple Assault/DV 09/29/12 10600 Highway 64
Other Theft/Non-Specific 09/29/12 2600 Morning Woods
Simple Assault/DV 09/29/12 7100 Brunswick
Vandalism/Felony 09/28/12 7300 Brunswick Road
Drugs/Narcotics Violation/Misdemeanor 09/28/12 7300 Brunswick Road
Vandalism/Misdemeanor 09/28/12 9200 Grove Manor
Vandalism/Felony 09/26/12 9700 Tributary
TIMOTHY GADD 04/23/81 W M 10030 WOODLAND GROVE RD 09/28/12 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C
RANDY JOHNSON 10/08/66 W M 8383 CRAVEN ROAD 09/28/12 Court:GS Type: SW Charge: HARASSMENT
BLAKE BERRY 09/18/93 B M 2869 DAVIES PLANTATION 09/26/12 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: MINOR POSSESSING/TRANSPORTING BEER
TIMOTHY GADD 04/23/81 W M 10030 WOODLAND GROVE RD 09/26/12 Court:GS Type: BW Charge: VIOL OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION LAW M
JOHN ALONGI 07/06/54 W M 8940 HERTFORD PL 09/26/12 Court:BT Type: BW Charge: FAIL TO APPEAR IN MISDEMEANOR CASE
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LAKELAND CITY HALL
10001 Highway 70, Lakeland, TN 38002
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OCTOBER 2012 LAKELAND MEETINGS:
BOC Regular Meeting, Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 p.m.
PRB Monday, October 8th, 6:30 p.m.
DRC Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30 p.m.
NRB Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 p.m.
MPC Monday, October 15th, 6:30 p.m.
BOA Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 p.m. (if needed)
BOC Work Session, Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m.
EDC Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 p.m., Lakeland City Hall
I. CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR:
II. ROLL CALL BY RECORDER:
III. PUBLIC HEARING:
IV. CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from Previous Meetings:
a. Regular Meeting Minutes, September 06, 2012
2. Approval of final reading of Ordinance 12-181: An Ordinance of the City of Lakeland, Tennessee amending Lakeland’s Municipal Code Title 10, Chapter 3 (Ownership and Control of Vicious Dogs), Section 10-302, Paragraph 2(b), Section 10-303, Paragraph 1 and Section 10-306, Paragraph 1. (Wherry)
3. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-45: A Resolution authorizing a Lakeland Municipal School System Implementation Committee. (Wherry)
4. Approval of an Agreement requested by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsorship to further support Lakeland’s Economic Development Program. (Higbee)
5. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-46: A Resolution scheduling the 2012 BOC Fall Retreat. (Wherry)
6. Approval of first reading of an Ordinance amending the Fee Schedule concerning I.H. Clubhouse Rental Fees. (Wherry)
7. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-47: A Resolution authorizing a Construction Contract with Standard Construction Company, Inc. for Bentbrooke Hills Subdivision Phase 3 Street Improvements. (Stuckert)
8. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-48: A Resolution authorizing the procurement of siren up-grade equipment with Comserve Services, LLC. (Stuckert)
9. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-49: A Resolution authorizing the installation of speed tables on Gillespie Oak Drive between Matwood Oak Drive and Mt. Gillespie Drive. (Stuckert)
10. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-50: A Resolution authorizing the City of Lakeland to create and implement an “Adopt a Street” Program. (Stuckert)
11. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-51: A Resolution authorizing a contract with Skybright Metal Roofing for International Harvester Park Maintenance Building roof. (Stuckert)
12. Approval of Resolution 2012/10-52: A Resolution renewing an Inter-Governmental Agreement between Lakeland and Shelby County Government establishing cooperation and coordination of certain activities for the operation of the Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. (Stuckert)
V. CONSIDERATION & POSSIBLE ACTION ON ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
VII. PUBLIC DISCUSSION:
VIII. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS & OTHER OFFICERS:
IX. SEWERAGE COMMISSION BUSINESS:
X. OLD BUSINESS:
XI. NEW BUSINESS:
1. Action on Resolution 2012/10-53: A Resolution appointing a BOC Chair to the Lakeland Municipal School System Implementation Committee. (Wherry)
NOVEMBER 6 STATE - FEDERAL GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR
(For more information, visit
Oct 5 - Last day to Register to vote in Person for November 6th election
Oct 7 – Registration forms must be postmarked by this date
Oct 17 – Early Voting Begins
Oct 30 – Last day for written request for absentee ballot*
Nov 1 – Early Voting ends
Nov 6 – State and Federal General Election
*Absentee ballots may be requested 90-7 days before Election Day. Once an absentee ballot has been issued, it can only be accepted via mail or courier and must arrive before the polls close on Election Day at 7 p.m.
DAVIES PLANTATION INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL
We hope you and your family and friends will join us for this annual event.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 6 p.m.
St. Philip Episcopal Church - New Location
Have you dreamed of traveling to foreign lands, just to sample the local cuisine? Forget about the high price of gas, air travel or expensive hotels. Just book your calendar and plan on attending the
Spicy hummus and pita chips, mousaka, enchiladas, lasagna, Indian curry, Greek rice pudding or German sausages. You never know what to expect, except a great combination of food and fun. Please bring a family favorite, or if you are really adventurous, try that great new recipe you've always wanted to explore.
DPHA Members bringing a dish FREE
DPHA Members without a dish $5.00
Non- Members bringing a dish $5.00
Non-Members without a dish $15.00
Once again, our great neighborhood liquor store, The Stellar Cellar will provide an extensive selection of International wines. That alone is worth the price of admission! We hope you'll consider The Stellar Cellar next time you need a great bottle of wine. Beer and sodas will also be available.
Please respond to this email and let me know how many people you plan to bring. And don't forget to let me know what dish you will also bring. Include the following information:
Name of the Dish
The Country of Origin
Your Phone Number
My email is
. If you prefer to call me, I can be reached at 901.652.6060.
If you'd like to volunteer to set-up, we'll start at 2:00 pm at the church.
Adios, Aloha, Arrivederci... and those are only the "A's"
See you at the Davis Plantation International Food Fair!
THE PUBLIC IS CORDIALLY INVITED
Partnership Lakeland introduces the slate of candidates for Lakeland’s Board of Education forum scheduled for
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Lakeland, 4500 Canada Road
Candidates in alphabetical order:
Dr. Robert Blaudow,
White Spruce Drive, Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-606-9202;
Doctorate in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology and Molecular Cell Sciences
Thirteen years in higher education instruction and research. My education includes multiple courses in pedagogy and instruction.
: This is my first opportunity to serve Lakeland.
I have a family, am raising a new baby boy and am expecting another child in April
Wood Green Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-210-5060,
• BS Physical Therapy UT Memphis
• M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction Tennessee State University
Over 35 years practicing and teaching as a physical therapist including multiple program developments and private practice.
• Intercity ministry with adults ,youth, and children
• Big Brothers mentor
• Cofounder of the Caritas Community Binghampton
• 11 years at the Church Health Center [ministry for the uninsured in Shelby County]
• Graduate of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership
• Former Member of the Natural Resource Board Lakeland Tennessee
• Life Time Member - Sierra Club
Wife- Linda. Kids- Laura 32, Kelli 26, Kenny 22 and William 10 our surprise. Five years ago moved to Lakeland, from midtown Memphis for William to attend Lakeland Elementary.
Dr. Paul T. Criss
, Salem Road, Lakeland, TN 38002, (901) 626-8462;
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Central Bible College (Springfield, Missouri) – Majors: Music and Biblical Instruction (1992)
Master of Music (M.M.) – Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Arkansas) – Major: Music Composition; Graduate Thesis in Music Education (cum laude, 1994)
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Memphis Theological Seminary (Memphis, Tennessee) – Major: Ministerial Studies (cum laude, 1999);
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – The University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) – Major: Music; Minors in Counseling and History (2007)
20 years higher education instructional experience; 12 years higher education administration experience
Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce – Treasurer (2010); President (2011-2012); North Lakeland Community Association – Treasurer (2011-2012); Cub Scout Pack #453 – Committee Member/Charter Organization Executive (2009-2012); Committee Chair (2012); New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church – Pastor/Youth Director/Music Leader (2002-2012); Northeast Shelby County Cluster Choir Director (2003-2012)
wife: Susanne Criss; church: New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian
, Herons Pond Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-351-0048;
Website/Blog or Facebook: Coming soon!
I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi in 1999 and my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1996.
I have been a practicing attorney for 13 years. The primary areas of focus during my years of law practice have been real estate, business law and church law.
I am currently a member of the PTA at Lakeland Elementary School and a member of Partnership Lakeland.
I have been married for 12 years to the lovely Rebecca Floyd and have two daughters Caroline (age 7) and Allison (age 3). Caroline is currently in the second grade at Lakeland Elementary.
, Duck Hill Cove, Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-385-0895;
Laura Harrison for Lakeland School Board
• Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis, ’01
• Currently enrolled in Executive Masters of Business Administration at Bethel University, Coursework complete in Jan ‘13
Experience: 11 years of experience as Project Engineer for a Fortune 500 company
• Initiated Grassroots Vote Yes for Lakeland Municipal Schools Initiative
• VP Vote Yes for Lakeland Schools Single Measure Committee
• Currently serve on Lakeland Elementary PTA Board of Managers
• Past and current room parent at Lakeland Elementary
• PTSA Member - Arlington High School
• Partnership Lakeland Member
My husband, Scott, and I have been married for 11 years. We have 4 children: Austin attends Arlington High School; Hailey, Hannah, & Nathan attend Lakeland Elementary
, Mitchwood Oak Drive, Lakeland, TN 38002, 486-6923;
Teresa Henry for Lakeland School Board
Graduated from Bartlett High School; attended State Technical Institute
I started my professional work experience as a medical office assistant and worked my way up to manage a medical office. From there I went to work at a local IT consulting firm to manage their employee benefits. Since that time, I have been a full time mom and active in the education of my son. I have been on the PTA Board of Managers for 8 years in various positions and committees.
Lakeland Elementary PTA and room parent for 5 years
Arlington Middle School PTA and room parent for 3 years
Awarded the Shelby County PTA Life Achievement Award
Lakeland Youth Soccer Program
Lakeland Cub Scouts Pack
After my son was born, I decided that I would stay at home to raise him. I have been married to TC Henry for 14 years. I have a 13 year old son that is attending Arlington Middle School, a 22 & 26 year old step-daughters (they are my girls!), my oldest daughter has blessed me with two handsome grandsons. I serve at my local church (The Life Church Memphis) as a greeter, and I have also served working with the children at the church.
, Lighthouse Cove, Lakeland, TN 38002, (901) 937-1133;
B. A. English, Birmingham-Southern; M. A. Education, University of Florida
Over thirty years’ experience teaching in federal programs, private school, and public schools
Member, Lakeland Lions Club; Member and volunteer in Children’s Ministry, Hope Presbyterian Church
Married with three adult children and five grandchildren
, Adagio Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002, 867-2294 (H); 230-8022 (C);
Jay Tyler for Lakeland School Board
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan; Master of Education, Bowie State University; Safety Management, Naval Post Graduate School. Various Advanced Training Programs, United States Navy. Graduate: General Sessions Civil Mediation.
Commander, United States Navy (Retired) – Designated Warfare Specialties: Naval Intelligence, Naval Flight Officer (Mission Commander), Human Resource Management. Executive Assistant – Chief of Naval Technical Training (Superintendent of all Navy Technical Training) Executive Property Manager, The Cates Company. Executive Vice President, ProCheck Collection Co., Owner, Memphis Visitor Information Service, Dba GuestLink.
Member, Memphis Prevention Coalition; Member, Lakeland Transition Planning Committee.
Personal: Married to Carolyn Green Tyler, 33 years
, Prairie Sky Dr., Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-606-2580;
Paul Vandiver for Lakeland School Board
Bachelor of Science degree from MTSU. I am licensed to teach 1st -8th grade.
current business owner and former teacher.
I am married with two children ages 2 and 4.
, Windward Slope Cove, Lakeland, TN 38002, 901-870-5075;
Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education, University of Memphis
Former teacher in Shelby County Schools, Graduate of Memphis City Schools, Small business owner
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce- VP, Partnership Lakeland, Lakeland Civic Club, Lakeland Lions Club, Garner Lake Fireworks-Coordinator, Lakeland PTA- 7th VP, Lakeland Christmas Parade, Lakeland t-ball coach, Lakeland soccer coach, PTSA member- Arlington Middle School
Married-Keith Woodward, 2 daughters- Payton Woodward, Arlington Middle School, Haley Woodward, Lakeland Elementary School.
LAKELAND DANCE AND HALLOWEEN PARTY
Saturday, October 20th, IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road.
Line Dance Lessons from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
Dance from 7 - 10:30 p.m.
Chili Night - Bring your Favorite "Chili Recipe" or a Side Dish" to Share!
Wear your Costume to enter the Costume Contest
Cost for admission to the dance is $4 for members and Lakeland residents and $7 for non-members. Dance lessons are free for members and Lakeland residents, and $5 for non- members. Water and soft drinks provided for a donation. Eddie Richardson will be the DJ.
For more information, call Jo Reynolds at 662-536-2077 (not a long distance phone call).
YMCA BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING IN LAKELAND
Lakeland Elementary School, 10050 Oakseed Lane
In partnership with the City of Lakeland, the YMCA-Millington will offer YMCA Youth Basketball and Cheerleading in Lakeland this fall for children ages 5-11. Registration runs thru October 26th. Practices begin November 26th and games will be held January 12th - March 2nd.
The cost for YMCA Basketball is $90, and Cheerleading is $85. Registration forms are available at City Hall, or you may register online at
by clicking on the “register” tab found at the right-hand side of the page. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Moore, YMCA-Millington Program Coordinator, at 873-1434, email
; or Lakeland Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-5414, email
LAKELAND FALL FESTIVAL
Friday, October 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Bring your family, invite your neighbors. . . .
Lakeland’s Fall Festival will have games, music, and prizes. The Lakeland Lions Club is partnering with the City of Lakeland for the event. For more information, you may visit
, call City Hall at 867-2717 or email
IH CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR RENT
High-quality, low-cost rental space!
Located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN
The IH Managerial Clubhouse is currently available to rent, and the City is accepting reservations at this time. The newly renovated Clubhouse is perfect for retreats, conferences, business meetings, parties, weddings, reunions, or other gatherings, and features the lowest-cost rental prices in the area for high-quality rental space: $700 on weekends and $500 weekdays.
For viewing, reservations, or for more information, please contact Lakeland City Hall, 901-867-2717.
LAKELAND ELEMENTARY UPCOMING EVENTS
October 6th, -
Campus Beautification, 2 - 5 p.m.
October 16th -
Spirit Night at Genghis Grill; Mention LES when ordering and a portion of the proceeds goes back to the school
October 25th -
Open House, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
October 27th and 28th -
Spirit Weekend at Howard’s Donuts; Mention LES when ordering and a portion of the proceeds goes back to the school.
LAKELAND COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY
Saturday, November 3rd, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Windward Slopes Park (Located at the Beverle Rivera Drive just east of the Fire Station)
The City of Lakeland is sponsoring a fall community cleanup day. This is similar to the cleanup day that was held last May. Lakeland residents, take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of those hard to get rid of the items you have been thinking about throwing out. We will be accepting the following types of materials:
E-Waste (fluorescents, monitors, computers, printers, cell phones, batteries, etc.)
White Goods (washers, dryers, no refrigerators or A/Cs)
Tires (limit 4, no rims)
Construction Debris (residential only)
Republic Services and Southeast Recycling Technologies will provide dumpsters and receptacles for your discards to be recycled or properly disposed.
We will NOT be accepting:
These items can be taken to the Memphis and Shelby Co. Hazardous Waste Facility at Shelby Farms. Call 901-576-6851 or visit their website for more details. Due to EPA rules we cannot accept any appliances with refrigerants.
Before disposing any items in the trash, please consider donating useable items to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Disabled Veterans or other charitable organizations. . You must be a resident of Lakeland to participate. Questions? Call City Hall at 901-867-2717 ext. 408.
Please also note that Lakeland is now issuing landfill vouchers to residents at no charge. This voucher allows customers to take their yard waste and municipal garbage to the North BFI Landfill (located near Millington) and receive free entry into the landfill for disposal of their waste. This does not substitute for your monthly residential sanitation charge. There are restrictions on this voucher so please contact city hall for further information. Residents are entitled to one voucher per month. Vouchers can be picked up at City Hall which is located at 10001 U.S. Highway 70. Please contact Sheila for further information at 901-867-2717.
NEW ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS IN
OCTOBER FOR RESIDENTS 55
AT THE LAKELAND SENIOR CENTER, 4527 CANADA ROAD
(RSVP for the following by contacting Joy Cloud at 867-5414 or
Do you know what's “In The News” about our Center?
For Online Updates Get Details HERE to get caught up!!
BEGINNER’S BRIDGE CLASSES
By Brian Cummins, accredited ACBL teacher
Beginning October 1st, and continuing every Monday in October (1:30 – 3 p.m.)
Beginner's Duplicate bridge classes will be held Mondays in October. Instructor, Brian Cummins, is a professional bridge teacher, director, and player; member of the American Bridge Teachers Association; and Club Manager of Memphis Area Bridge (
). As a player, Brian has been a Regional Pairs Champion, North American Pairs District 10 Champion, and placed at national events in the North American Bridge Championships.
EXERCISE, STRENGTH-BUILDING, AND YOGA
Open Enrollment Monday, October 1st - Friday, October 5th, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Silver Sneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with Silver Sneakers. Health plans around the country offer our award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. Silver Sneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country.
This great benefit includes: access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities (specific per location); customized Silver Sneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance; health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle; a specially trained Program Advisor at the fitness center to introduce you to Silver Sneakers and help you get started; and, a member-only access to online support that can help you lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress. Call 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711) to find out if your health plan offers Silver Sneakers Steps.
You can participate in classes such as Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength & Range of Movement (MSROM). This is a core class for total body conditioning. The instructor will guide you through functional, daily exercise activities with resistance tools to be used at your own pace while improving overall strength, flexibility, posture and balance.
Along with MSROM is Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch. This class offers a variety of safely designed movements to increase flexibility and balance, with restorative breathing exercises to promote stress reduction and mental clarity. This class helps to increase joint range of motion, strength, balance and helps with relaxation.
The YMCA will offer Silver Sneakers MSROM classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, October 2nd from 10 - 11 a.m. Yoga Stretch classes will be held Fridays from 10 - 11 a.m.
Enrollment will be held October 1st thru October 5th, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (bring your insurance card).
For more information, please contact Michael Moore, YMCA Memphis, at 901-873-1434, email
“DAVIES MANOR PLANTATION” PRESENTATION
By Mandi-Pitt-Reed, Museum Assistant
Thursday, October 4th at 1 p.m.
Have you ever visited Davies Manor Plantation? It is like walking into a past era. This local treasure, located in Bartlett, is the oldest log home in Shelby County open to the public. The grounds include thirty-two acres of plantation land and numerous outbuildings, as well as gardens and trails. There will be a Quilt & Fiber Arts Show & Sale at the Manor, 9336 Davies Plantation Rd Bartlett, TN 38133 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd through 4th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mandi Pitt-Reed, museum assistant, will give a short presentation on the history of the home and the Davies family, at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road, on Thursday, October 4th at 1 p.m.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the presentation by contacting Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-5414 or
“THE ASTRONOMICAL UNIVERSE” SEMINAR
Presentation By Dr. Gerrit Verschuur
Gerrit Verschuur, Ph.D., author and adjunct physics professor, will present a series of talks about the universe. On each of the three seminar dates, Dr. Verschuur will be giving two identical presentations: The first at 11 a.m., and the second at 6:30 p.m., each lasting about 50 minutes.
Monday, October 22nd : What is out there? A tour to the edge of space and time.
Tuesday, November 27th: Stars and Galaxies. How far away and how old? How can we possibly know?
Monday, January 14th: Is anyone else out there? On listening for voices from space.
Dr. Verschuur, a Lakeland resident and Commissioner, has written extensively about science for the lay person and is author of eight books and co-author of three textbooks ranging from the story of the Invisible Universe, Comets and Asteroids, Interstellar Matter, as well as Magnetism. He has published 70-plus articles in Astronomy Magazine and other popular science magazines and has authored nearly 100 technical research papers.
He has given talks to the general public on three continents and during the past 18 years has been a speaker at Mid-South Star Gaze, the annual gathering of a hundred or so amateur astronomers at French Camp in Mississippi.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the presentation by contacting Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-5414 or
FREE, UNBIASED MEDICARE PART D COUNSELING
Services Provided by:
Aging Commission of the Mid-South; State Health Insurance Program (SHIPP); Senior Medicare Patrol
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Medicare Part D enrollment assistance (Open enrollment period is October 15th – December 7). Bring your Medicare card and all your prescription medications (or a list). Certified and trained counselors to help you select a Medicare Drug Plan that best suits your needs. For more information, call the Aging commission of the Midsouth at 222-4111.
WEEKLY SENIOR ACTIVITIES
Mondays - Gentlemen's Coffee & Conversation, 8 - 9 a.m.
Men drop in for coffee, fun, and fellowship--and an opportunity to share "Fish Tales"!
"Tech Tuesdays" -
Basic Computer Skills Classes are held every Tuesday from 9 - 11 a.m.
This class will not be held October 9
Wednesdays - CERT Classes 10 a.m. - noon.
October 10 Hazardous Materials
October 17 Disaster Psychology
October 24 Terrorism
November 7 Search & Rescue Scenario
Don't miss your Chance to yell,
No Fee--Just Fun!
Join us for Bingo from 10 a.m. - noon.
"Fun Fridays" - Games Galore!
Join us for Board Games and to visit with friends and neighbors from 1 - 4 p.m.
Sewing Class, Sittin' and Knittin' and Crocheting with Mavis Knight from 1 - 2 p.m. (NOTE: October 12
Class is cancelled)
Saturdays: "Kings and Queens" Bridge Game/Class -
Bridge is played from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and the Lesson begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch. An instructor fee of $5 will be charged to participants. For more information, contact ACBL Instructor Judy Knox at 737-8087 or
THIRD QUARTER "ART IN CITY HALL" EXHIBIT
FEATURING ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS BY BARBARA HICKS
Whether your activities take you to City Hall for a meeting, or to register for a sports event, take some time to enjoy the Third Quarter "Art in City Hall" exhibit featuring original oil paintings by Barbara Hicks. Barbara is a Lakeland artist and illustrator with a talent for drawing and painting, which she has done most of her life. Barbara portrays beauty found in daily life by painting the things she loves most--animals, birds, and children. Employing humor in her paintings, she loves to laugh and believes it is important for everyone, saying "Painting with my sweet yellow lab nearby makes a perfect day". You can visit her website to view her work at
Artists interested in being considered for 2013 exhibits may contact Lakeland Recreation Program Coordinator, Joy Cloud at 867-5414 or
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