Elvis Week Events: Saturday August 11th - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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LIVE GROM GRACELAND: ELVIS WEEK 2007

Elvis Week Events: Saturday August 11th

Hunka Hunka Burnin' - PeppersMemphis Farmer's Market
7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Central Station Pavilion, G.E. Patterson and Front St., Downtown Memphis
Free admission
The Memphis Farmer's Market features its selection of locally-grown produce and goods.  Enjoy healthy foods including Love Me Tender Tomatoes, Heartbreak Hotel Purple Hull Peas, Burnin' Love Beans, and Don't Be Cruel Crowders.  A medley of Elvis-inspired music will be featured under the pavilion.

Tupelo Tour with Mike Freeman
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pickup in the Graceland parking log behind the airplanes
$75 (includes lunch and admission to the Birthplace)

Mike Freeman, former owner of 1034 Audubon Drive, will lead a tour of Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis.  Take part in Fan Appreciation Day event, and then squeeze in visits to Tupelo Hardware, Lawhon School, Fair Park and Priceville Cemetery. For more information, contact Mike Freeman at mike@memphisexplorations.com or call (901) 481-3877.

Fan Appreciation Day at Elvis Presley Birthplace
10:45 AM
Elvis Presley Birthplace, 306 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo, Mississippi.
$6.00

Tupelo's annual fan day to show their appreciation to all fans from around the world. For more information, contact the Elvis Presley Birthplace at (662) 841-1245, email info@elvispresleybirthplace.com, or visit www.ElvisPresleyBirthplace.com.

Cranston Fabric "Make and Take" Workshop
12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Walk a Mile Theatre, Graceland Plaza.
$10.00

Get some great ideas of what you can create with the latest Elvis fabric, now available from Cranston Fabrics. The demonstration will include a fun Elvis fabric project, and will provide each attendee a wonderful takeaway. Tickets will be available at Guest Services (cash or credit card) and at  the door (cash only) of Walk-a-Mile Theater before each class.  


Elvis Week 2007 Memphis Meetup
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. EP Delta Kitchen, 126 Beale Street, Memphis. There will be a "southern-style" buffet at $20.00 per person including a beverage. Out-of-towners visiting Memphis are welcome to come and meet the members of the Memphis Meetup group. Elvis music and videos will be playing. Some surprises guests may drop in. Parking is available in the EP Delta Kitchen lot for a fee. Because of the Official Elvis Week Kick-Off Event at AutoZone Park, carpooling is recommended. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Gigi Ballester so she will have an approximate headcount for the staff (they will prepare a special menu). Please RSVP to ballester_gigi@yahoo.com.

Rock-A-Hula Girls Alzheimer's Benefit Dinner
5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Marlowe's Restaurant, 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis
Suggested donation of $15.00 to enter

Join the Rock-A-Hula Girls in celebrating Elvis and raising money to help fight Alzheimer's Disease. Guests to include Marian Cocke, Darwin Lamm and Sandi Pichon.

The Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park - Official Elvis Week Kick-Off Event
6:10 PM
AutoZone Park, 200 Union Avenue (corner of Third & Union), Memphis
$5-$18
The Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park celebrate Elvis and welcome the Elvis fans to town with this official Elvis Week 2007 kick-off event. The Redbirds play the Omaha Royals at a game featuring Elvis music and videos, live entertainment, and a huge fireworks display set to Elvis music. 

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