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New to Memphis or recently returned from a hiatus? We've got events all month to help connect you to this great city. If you're a local, grab a newbie and join us!

We are a city with a rich history and a bright future. We are a fun city, and a generous one. Maybe you’ve tasted our world-famous barbecue and swiveled your hips to Elvis, but we want you to really get to know us. We’re dripping with culture, kindness, and opportunity. 

To help you get to know your new town, join us for New to Town November, a series of free events each week in November that will help you meet new friends, explore the city and learn about what makes this place great. Whether you want to hear about what happened in history or what’s happening next weekend, we have got you covered.

Again, each event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Feel free to invite friends – these events are fun and relevant for newcomers and longtime Memphians alike. 

Instant Memphian
Tuesday, November 15th | Trolley Stop Market | 6pm -9pm
Sponsored by: Methodist (Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital)

Instant Memphian is an uptempo run-through of essential Memphis info, built by those who know the city best — locals. The presentation is packed with interesting, useful, and downright strange stuff about Memphis to help transform you into a true Memphian in about an hour. Join us at local farm to table eatery, The Trolley Stop, for food, drinks, and local savvy. Stick around for the karaoke after-party. Register here: http://bit.ly/2elqdtV

Ignite Memphis * 
Monday, November 21st | Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis | 7pm

New Memphis newcomers get together to attend Ignite Memphis and hear from other locals on their innovative ideas and driving passions. Ignite is a nationally syndicated presentation series with a unique twist. Speakers fire off 20 slides in 5 minutes for a night of rapid-fire talks about their biggest passions. You'll learn, laugh, and leave inspired. *New Memphis partner event http://www.ignitemem.com/

Memphis 101
Tuesday, November 29th | National Civil Rights Museum | 6pm – 8pm
Sponsored by: Regional One Health

Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Memphis during this interactive crash course revealing why Memphis is the place it is today and how our history impacts where we are headed. Where better to do it than the Civil Rights Museum? Food and drinks are on us, with an after party on South Main following. Register here: http://bit.ly/2eloW65

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Pyramid Vodka Distillery Tour
Thursday, November 10th | 6pm-8pm

Memphians LOVE supporting local businesses. Did you know that Memphis has some of the best water in the country? Because of this beer and liquor distillery has flourished in Memphis over the last couple of years. Join New Memphis for a private Pyramid Vodka Distillery Tour, sample their product and see where all the vodka-making magic happens. Register here: http://bit.ly/2eSR4fK