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1. Events -

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital will hold an educational seminar on surgical weight loss options with Dr. George Woodman and staff Monday, Sept. 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital, 4250 Bethel Road. Call 516-0611.

2. Events -

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on Aug. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission to the gardens is free during food truck hours. The lunch event continues every Friday through September. Visit dixon.org for a schedule.

3. Events -

C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will hold a volunteer day Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 1987 Indian Village Drive. Volunteers help sort artifacts, landscape gardens and trails, and more. Email kjthmpsn@memphis.edu or call 785-3160.

4. Events -

Eclectic Eye will host a Stylish Saturday Pop-Up Shop Saturday, July 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 242 S. Cooper St. The event will feature Wink Wink eyewear, the Henny Penny mobile boutique and The Kitsch’n food truck. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

5. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre will hold a free season nine community grand opening Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to midnight in its new Overton Square theater, 37 S. Cooper St. Events include performances, tours, concerts and more. Tickets to each event are on a first-come/first-served basis. Visit hattiloo.org/grand-opening-season-9.php for schedule.

6. Events -

Stax Music Academy, Stax Museum and Memphis Public Library will host Steve Cropper, guitarist for Booker T. & the MGs, for a Soul & Blues Brown Bag Series concert and Q&A Friday, June 27, at noon in the amphitheater behind the academy, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Visit staxmuseum.com.

7. Events -

Healthy Shelby will hold the 140/90: Living Life Under Pressure men’s health kickoff Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. The event will include healthy food samples, blood pressure screenings, 3-on-3 basketball, Lionel Hollins and more. Cost is free. Visit commontablehealth.org.

8. Events -

The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre will present “Bye Bye Birdie,” produced by the Collierville Arts Council, Friday, June 20, through June 29 at the theater, 440 W. Powell Road. Buy tickets at harrelltheatre.org.

9. Events -

Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

10. Events -

The sixth annual Man of the House mentoring event for 12- to 18-year-old boys will be held Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. A “power lunch” at noon will feature remarks from Sheriff Bill Oldham and Memphis business leaders. Cost is free. Register at manofthehouse.net or email manofthehousementoring@gmail.com.

11. I Choose Memphis: Melissa Duong -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Melissa Duong

12. Events -

Theatre Memphis will present “The Music Man” Friday, June 6, through June 29 at the theater, 630 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at theatrememphis.org.

13. Local Connection -

When The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy takes the stage in Handy Park on Beale Street Friday, June 6, the band’s reggae beat and style will be something new for a park that has seen everything from church choirs to jug bands to blues bands playing “Mustang Sally” and similar hits for tourists.

14. City Mid-Year Budget Clean Up Totals $48 Million -

With lots of questions, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, March 4, a “mid-year clean-up” budget resolution that includes shifting $48 million in city funds.

While many of the transfers are revenue-neutral transactions for accounting purposes, the shift also includes moving $1 million to pay for continued testing of the Memphis Police Department’s rape kit backlog.

15. City Mid-Year Budget Clean-Up Totals $48 Million -

With lots of questions, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, March 4, a “mid-year clean-up” budget resolution that includes shifting $48 million in city funds.

While many of the transfers are revenue-neutral transactions for accounting purposes, the shift also includes moving $1 million to pay for continued testing of the Memphis Police Department’s rape kit backlog.

16. Council Weighs Conflicting Liability Numbers, Approves Mall Plan -

Memphis City Council members cleared much of their committee calendar Tuesday, Feb. 4, to talk for four hours about specifics of the city’s pension fund liability crisis.

The discussion with Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson, Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard and consultants from four actuarial firms was aimed at trying to define the specifics of the problem, see if there is agreement on some of the numbers and better explain the differences.

17. Council Weighs Conflicting L:iability Numbers, Approves Mall Plan -

Memphis City Council members cleared much of their committee calendar Tuesday, Feb. 4, to talk for four hours about specifics of the city’s pension fund liability crisis.

The discussion with Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson, Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard and consultants from four actuarial firms was aimed at trying to define the specifics of the problem, see if there is agreement on some of the numbers and better explain the differences.

18. Beale Alterations Point to Possible Larger Changes -

As a brass band leading a lunch-hour parade on Beale Street last Friday passed Handy Park, a crew wearing the district’s new uniforms for maintenance workers were taking down the Performa Entertainment sign outlining the ground rules for the park area.

19. Events -

Beale Street will host the AutoZone Liberty Bowl parade Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. on Beale, followed by the Bash on Beale pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. The parade will include floats, and high school and university marching bands. Both events are free. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

20. Events -

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

21. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

22. Elkington’s Farewell -

It’s been more than three years since city leaders declared the next chapter of the Beale Street entertainment district was about to begin.

But it wasn’t until Monday, Dec. 16, that Beale Street developer John Elkington marked his coming farewell to the street at the end of this year.

23. Elkington, Harris Talk of Beale Street Nonprofit -

The next manager and developer of the Beale Street entertainment district should be a nonprofit entity similar to the Downtown Memphis Commission that focuses on improving the district and planning for its expansion, according to longtime Beale Street developer John Elkington and Memphis City Council member Lee Harris.

24. Beale Street Deal Would Pay Handy Park Debt -

The settlement of the last remaining item in the bankruptcy petition of Beale Street developer Performa Entertainment hasn’t gone by any of the scripts the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has written and rewritten.

25. Council Approves Beale Deal, Delays Highland McDonald's -

Memphis City Council members sent a plan Tuesday, Oct. 15, to settle the last barrier to direct day to day city control of the Beale Street entertainment district to a federal bankruptcy judge.

The council approved a resolution that would use $400,000 from a dormant city fund related to the abandoned Midtown interstate corridor and $100,000 in revenues it has collected from the Beale Street district to pay off a loan Beale Street developer John Elkington took out for improvements he made to Handy Park.

26. MEMFix Goes South -

Of the neighborhoods in which the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team has been working to build retail and commercial trade, none has the amount of history, turmoil, potential and perception problems found in the two blocks east and west of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue.

27. Beale Street Future Returns to Bankruptcy Court -

The future path of Beale Street development is back in federal bankruptcy court after a plan that would both lease Handy Park and pay off a $600,000 loan for park improvements was scrapped Tuesday, Sept. 17, by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

28. Wharton Scraps Handy Park Lease -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. scrapped a proposed lease of Handy Park in the Beale Street entertainment district Tuesday, Sept. 17, that would have settled the federal bankruptcy case involving control of the district.

29. City Council Considers Tax Incentive Changes -

Memphis City Council members will be parsing contract terms and clauses during a busy Tuesday, Sept. 13, set of committee meetings and the afternoon voting meeting of the full council.

They review a lease agreement for Handy Park in the Beale Street entertainment district and revisit a new solid waste plan agreed to by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration and the union representing sanitation workers.

30. Council Gives Early Approval to Solid Waste Fee -

The Memphis City Council sent a proposed lease of Handy Park on Beale Street back to committee Tuesday, Sept. 3, for more discussion about the details.

And the council approved on the first of three readings a restoration of the city’s solid waste fee to $25.05 a month. But there were conflicting explanations about which part of an overhaul of sanitation services the restoration of the fee is supposed to fund.

31. Council Approves Solid Waste Fee, Delays Vote On Handy Park Lease -

The Memphis City Council sent a proposed lease of Handy Park on Beale Street back to committee Tuesday, Sept. 3, for more discussion about the details.

And the council approved on the first of three readings a restoration of the city’s solid waste fee to $25.05 a month. But there were conflicting explanations about which part of an overhaul of sanitation services the restoration of the fee is supposed to be aimed at.

32. Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting -

Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.

33. Handy Park Lease Latest Stage in Beale Endgame -

The city of Memphis has a tentative lease of Handy Park with a group that includes some current tenants of the Beale Street entertainment district.

And the pending agreement would resolve one of the final issues in the city’s relationship with John Elkington, the developer of the district and founder of Performa Entertainment.

34. Events -

The American Payroll Association Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Mario Musarra, past president of the Memphis Society for Human Resource Management, will discuss employee classifications and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.

35. Events -

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Nancy Coffee, president and CEO of the New Memphis Institute, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

36. Events -

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen Friday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open during normal business hours.

37. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will meet Wednesday, July 3, at 4 p.m. in the commission’s conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

38. Events -

Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone Inc. and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will hold the fifth annual pro bono legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The free clinic offers seniors legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely at 523-8822.

39. Events -

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

40. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

41. Events -

Girls Inc. of Memphis will hold its annual Celebration Luncheon Thursday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. The luncheon will highlight Girls Inc.’s Eureka program, which promotes career paths and post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and math. Visit girlsinc.org.

42. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. District Attorney General Amy Weirich will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

43. Events -

Talk Shoppe will hold a patriotic-themed networking party Wednesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

44. Events -

Southerland Place Germantown is hosting a free VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at 7701 Poplar Ave. The workshop is for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses who live in assisted-living facilities. Jim Austin of Veterans Financial Inc. will present. Seating is limited; call 752-8444 to reserve a spot.

45. Events -

Talk Shoppe will hold a patriotic-themed networking party Wednesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

46. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a Female Business Leader Lunch Thursday, June 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. R.S.V.P. to rsvp.lpbc@lpinsurance.com.

47. Events -

The Rebel on Beale summer country music concert series will kick off with Emerson Drive Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. in W.C. Handy Park at Beale and South Third streets. Cost is free. Visit rebel953.com.

48. Grizz Watch Party Planned for Saturday in Handy Park -

The Memphis Grizzlies-San Antonio Spurs basketball playoff game at FedExForum Saturday, May 25, is sold out.

But the game will be broadcast on big LED television screens a block away in Handy Park, in the Beale Street entertainment district.

49. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

50. Shakin’ Up Beale -

The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.

51. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

52. Events -

The University of Memphis will host the Freedom Ball and Mahogany Awards Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballroom, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs or call 678-2054.

53. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

54. Beale Bankruptcy Terms Nearly Done -

A federal bankruptcy court judge has adopted a settlement on the bankruptcy case involving control of the Beale Street Entertainment District.

But all sides in the legal action will be reading the fine print of the coming written court order carefully as one part of the long-running legal drama over the storied district nears an end.

55. WKNO-TV to Broadcast Beale Street New Year’s Eve -

Beale Street will be home to a New Year’s Eve celebration this Dec. 31, with an outdoor concert, the traditional Guitar Drop and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

This New Year’s Eve theme is “Celebrate 30 Years of Resurrecting the Blues.” The ribbon cutting for the rebirth of Beale Street took place in October 1982. Since that time, Beale Street has become a globally renowned entertainment district.

56. WKNO-TV to Broadcast Beale Street New Year’s Eve -

Beale Street will be home to a New Year’s Eve celebration this Dec. 31, with an outdoor concert, the traditional Guitar Drop and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

This New Year’s Eve theme is “Celebrate 30 Years of Resurrecting the Blues.” The ribbon cutting for the rebirth of Beale Street took place in October 1982. Since that time, Beale Street has become a globally renowned entertainment district.

57. Musical Heritage -

There was a moment at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the large crowd at The Peabody hotel got a sense for how much depth the city’s musical heritage has and what a complex story it can be.

58. Wrapping Up Why Memphis Rocks -

Since Memphians say it best, when it comes to describing “Why Memphis Rocks,” we have had fun sharing your responses over the last few weeks. This week, as we wrap up the series, let us elaborate with a few more:

59. Architecture Inc. Finds Formula for Success -

Having a staff of just six employees hasn’t affected the ability of Architecture Inc., 88 Union Ave., to maintain a diverse catalogue and high volume of projects, many of them high profile.

60. Alternative Sound -

When the Flaming Lips perform in Handy Park Wednesday, June 27, it will be a different sound for the street where the blues were born but showmanship of all kinds is a tradition.

The alternative rock band is kicking off an eight-stop, 24-hour tour to New Orleans in the Beale Street outdoor venue. It is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most performances in multiple cities in a 24-hour period.

61. Events -

Memphis Fashion Week benefiting ArtsMemphis will hold events at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave., and Saturday, March 31, at A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. The events will include designers, drinks, music and models wearing local and national designers. Visit memphisfashionweekend-eorg.eventbrite.com to register.

62. Statues Give City Glimpse Of History -

STANDING FOR HISTORY. She’s tall and proud, sole representative of an all-but-forgotten people, standing alone where hundreds once lived in a village, where thousands once thrived in a nation. She nobly bears the weight of the loss of all of that, wrapped in skins against the lonely chill of that, and in images of all that has come to pass since her time. Silently and beautifully, she tells her story.

63. St. Louis Blues -

HEY, ST. LOUIS, YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? If you don’t think we’re in a fight, you probably don’t realize you’re bleeding.

The first blow came more than 20 years ago – a big, upriver uppercut after a series of negative articles in The Commercial Appeal on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital hollered, another big river town heard them, and we were one feint away from losing St. Jude to St. Louis. We didn’t go down, rallied as a city and won the hospital’s decision to stay.

64. Events -

The National Hispanic Association will meet Thursday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rakesh Kochhar, associate director of research for the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, will speak about the growth of Tennessee’s Hispanic population. Cost is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Ashley Hardin at 466-6476.

65. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Recognizing Behavioral Styles in Selling” Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

66. Business of Barbecue -

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving its celebration of a fine plate of pork from its established home in Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds this year.

67. River City Brewers to Hold Festival -

The 2nd Annual River City Brewers Festival in Handy Park on Beale Street will be held Saturday with tasting sessions at noon and 6 p.m.

Admission includes samples from the best local, regional, national and import breweries.

68. Fred Sanders to Receive Beale Street Brass Note -

Music legend Fred Sanders spent most of his days playing guitar in Memphis’ Handy Park.

As the house guitarist at the old Club Paradise, Sanders played alongside other Memphis music legends, including B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Albert King. Sanders also played his music at Blues Alley on Front Street, leaving tourists in awe and was a particular favorite of traveling blues aficionados.

69. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Henry Brenner from Goodwill Industries will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

70. 'Bury Your Blues' on Beale New Year's Eve -

In keeping with tradition, New Year’s Eve on Beale Street will be celebrated with an old-fashioned blues funeral parade, burial and blowout.

The parade will start at 6 p.m. Friday at the corner of Fourth and Beale and end in Handy Park, according to Performa Entertainment. The New Year will be welcomed with a giant guitar descending from the roof of the Hard Rock Café and fireworks at midnight.

71. Bobby Rush Gets Brass Note -

Blues legend Bobby Rush is scheduled to receive a note in the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on Saturday.

The dedication is set for 3 p.m. in front of the W.C. Handy Historic Home at 352 Beale St. Rush will play a short acoustic set and talk about blues heritage.

72. Elkington Prepares to End Chapter On His 30-Year Beale Street Tenure -

Beale Street developer John Elkington is honored on the famous street’s Brass Note Walk of Fame.”

His place among Memphis music greats was announced with a flourish in Handy Park this week as Elkington prepared to close the books on a nearly 30-year run as the architect of the new Beale Street.

73. Museum Shows Withers’ Legacy Intact -

Work on a new Beale Street museum honoring the life and work of a world-renowned photographer is complete, with the opening planned for mid-October.

The Ernest Withers Collection Gallery and Museum will display Ernest C. Withers’ powerful photographs that celebrate the life and triumphs of Memphis blues. He secured the legacy of Beale Street with a camera lens in spite of an era that ignored African-American achievement.

74. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education class Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, 130 N. Court Ave. For more information or to register, call 527-3582 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

75. Beale Street Honors -

Memphis has a music heritage going back a hundred years.

And some of those earlier and more obscure artists could be forgotten if it wasn’t for the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame.

The small brass music notes lining the sidewalks of Beale Street are engraved with names as well known as Elvis Presley and as obscure, at least to some, as Dr. Herman Green, who played with many jazz greats.

76. Committees Not Needed For Creativity -

Creativity goes to committee meetings to die.

“In all the towns and all the cities there are no statues to committees.”

Unknown, probably someone shot down by a committee.

“So,” he said to the committee, “I’ll buy a bunch of jets, fill them with cardboard envelopes, and guarantee overnight delivery … and all I need to get started is, oh, about a zillion dollars.” The committee would have absolutely, positively said no to Fred Smith. They would have told Clarence Saunders that schlepping your own groceries would never work. They would have told Kemmons Wilson where to park his motel idea. They would have told Charlie Vergos that nobody is going to get fired up about ribs from a basement off an alley next to a dumpster.

77. Events -

Dr. Adrian Blotner will present a seminar titled “Achieving Healthy Balance: Caring for Yourself & Those You Love” today at 7:30 a.m. at 6401 Poplar Ave., Suite 316.Cost is $30. For reservations, call 761-3255, Ext. 302 or e-mail adminassist@drblotner.com.

78. Events -

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Bartlett Business Expo today at 9 a.m. at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The Business Expo will feature more than 80 local businesses. Admission is free and tickets will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 372-9457 or visit www.bartlettchamber.org.

79. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Yvonne Madlock, director of the Shelby County Health Department, will speak. For more information, call 754-3569.

80. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar today from 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Kathy Story of Story Consulting will speak on “Managing Change and Transforming Your Legal Career.” To register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

81. Two New Beer Fests On Tap for Aficionados -

Anyone looking to try a good ale, stout, lager or porter should raise their pint glasses to a pair of inaugural beer-tasting festivals being introduced in Memphis this spring.

The River City Brewer’s Festival will be held March 13 at Handy Park on Beale Street and the Memphis Brewfest will be held April 24 at AutoZone Park. Both events are fundraisers for charities and will feature hundreds of brews from dozens of brewers.

82. Why the Struggle to Control Beale Street Continues -

Eight blocks lie between the Shelby County Courthouse and Beale Street.

The courthouse’s seated representations of wisdom, justice, liberty and authority look southward toward the entertainment district. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can hear the band in Handy Park from the courthouse steps.

83. Beale Street Case Transferred To Different Judge -

One of three separate Chancery Court cases involving control of the Beale Street Entertainment District has been transferred to the special judge handling the largest and oldest case.

Chancellor Arnold Goldin Thursday ordered the transfer of the case in which Performa Entertainment sued the city of Memphis over the city’s attempt to declare Performa in default of its lease on Handy Park. The city sent notice in December it was canceling the 10-year lease as Performa tried to renew it for another 10 years.

84. Beale St. Merchants Take City to Court -

The Beale Street Merchants Association has joined the thickening legal fray over the finances of the entertainment district.

The association filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Chancery Court against the city of Memphis, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. It came as the city’s attorney accused the district’s manager, Performa Entertainment, of “hiding behind” a protective order in another lawsuit.

85. Beale St. Merchants Take City to Court -

The Beale Street Merchants Association has joined the thickening legal fray over the finances of the entertainment district.

The association filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Chancery Court against the city of Memphis, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. It came as the city’s attorney accused the district’s manager, Performa Entertainment, of “hiding behind” a protective order in another lawsuit.

86. Q1 Court Filings Remain Steady -

The first three months of 2009 saw some changes at the Shelby County Courthouse.

Circuit Court Judge Rita Stotts died two days into the year and her appointed successor, Lorrie Ritter, is preparing to take the oath of office and the bench in Division 4 this month.

87. Beale Street Lawsuits Multiply While Sources Stay Quiet -

The tangle of lawsuits surrounding the Beale Street Entertainment District has grown in the past month. The litigation frenzy has also extended to the Lee’s Landing development on the south side of the Beale Street block between Second and Third streets.

88. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center today will hold a dedication ceremony honoring Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. for its gift of three buildings: 910, 920 and 930 Madison Ave. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Freeman Auditorium at the Hamilton Eye Institute, 930 Madison Ave.

89. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold its annual seminar with workshops to help nonprofit organizations with marketing communications, public relations and advertising today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Registration is $95 at the door, including breakfast and lunch. Contact Sally Baker-Brenner at adfed1@memphisadfed.org or at 748-8889 to register.

90. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton will present "Memphis: Achieving its Potential." Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or tlee@memphischamber.com.

91. 5K Helps MALS Fund Project -

Police in Memphis and Shelby County received more than 68,000 domestic violence-related phone calls in 2005, according to data gathered through the Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) Domestic Violence Project.

92. Parkway Picks Commercial Alliance -

Memphis-based Commercial Alliance Management LLC has been tapped to handle all new leases for a Downtown office portfolio that includes the Morgan Keegan Tower, Falls Building and Toyota Center.

Those buildings are owned by Jackson, Miss.-based Parkway Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that had contracted last fall with Trammell Crow Co. to lease the properties.

93. Events -

The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Developing a Business Plan" today from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The $20 seminar will cover how to create a business foundation and identify the status of business finances. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

94. Events -

The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Developing a Business Plan" Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The $20 seminar will cover how to create a business foundation and identify the status of business finances. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

95. Community Development Council, MATCU Offer Home Ownership Seminar -

Nov. 13

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law holds an open house and admissions workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 248 at 3715 Central Ave. Prospective students will learn about the law school admissions process, financing a legal education and careers in law. For more information, call 678-5403.

96. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its Leadership Luncheon Speaker Series today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Richard R. Tarr, president and executive director of InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute, is the guest speaker. The event is for Chamber members only. Cost is $25. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.

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The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts a session on eBay today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The seminar will cover selling basics, opening a PayPal account and more. Cost is $50. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

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Oct. 23

RIX International LLC offers three sessions for the "Be Your Best" Success 2006 Seminar Series from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 3355 Poplar Ave., Ste. 107. Three sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Career Transitioning Seminars are designed for people who have been unemployed for more than six months, or those who are unhappy in their current positions and would like to switch to a more meaningful and purposeful career. Cost is $49. For more information, visit www.rixinternational.com or call 870-7492.

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The Memphis BioWorks Development Council meets Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3077 Central Ave. Dick Gourley discusses "Statewide Expansion of UT College of Pharmacy Education and Research." Cost is $20. For more information, call Mike Demster at 543-3570 or visit www.memphischamber.com.

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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence offers "Grants Management" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $110 for members and $165 for non-members. Call 684-6605 or visit www. npexcellence.org for more information.