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5 Great Things: City of Bartlett, Stax Music Academy

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Southern Heritage Classic weekend is here, and as thousands of fans converge on the city, this week's five great things will show all of our out-of-town visitors what they're missing by not living in the Mid-South!

City of Bartlett celebrates 150 years

Happy birthday to the City of Bartlett, which is celebrating 150 years of existence by encouraging 150 new donors to give blood at Lifeblood's Bartlett Donor Center on Highway 64. That campaign runs through September 16.

Bishop G.E. Patterson and the Smithsonian

The legacy of one of Memphis' most well-known pastors will be on display at the new Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. The widow of the late G. E. Patterson donated to the museum 20 artifacts belonging to the late pastor of Bountiful Blessings Church of God in Christ. Now, months after his death and just two days before his birthday, his artifacts will be displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Stax Academy invited to perform at the Smithsonian

Stax Academy students will perform during the three day grand opening ceremonies at the Smithsonian in September. They'll also perform on the Sunday TODAY Show. The Stax Music Academy's Freedom Sounds main stage schedule is Friday, September 23 from 3-3:45 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 4-4:45 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2-2:45 p.m.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will provide housing assistance to homeless veterans and their families in Shelby County with a new $934,000 grant. The program focuses on veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. CCWTN administers services to homeless veterans through its St. Sebastian Veteran Services Program.

Teens on mission to combat bullying

Two high school juniors, on a mission to combat bullying caught the attention of and had a special meeting with Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings. Denise Bonds and Alexis Burnett's "Girlz Invasion" movement looks for better ways for teens to interact with each other, focusing on bullying, self-esteem, and social media.

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