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VOL. 123 | NO. 224 | Friday, November 14, 2008

Events

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The Seventh Annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon will be held today at 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. James Carville and Mary Matalin will speak about today’s political climate. Tickets are $100. To purchase tickets, call 516-0500.

The Memphis Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals will hold a luncheon meeting today at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. David Dixon will speak on the importance of incorporating risk management as part of a client’s estate and financial plan. For more information, contact Jennifer Hart at 238-0459 or sfsp.memphis@gmail.com.

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host an opening for an art exhibit today from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its office, 1500 Union Ave. The exhibit by Sally Hughes Smith is titled “Perpetual Light.” The show will run through Dec. 2. For more information, call 278-6868.

The University of Memphis’ Literary Journal The Pinch will hold a Release Party today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Memphis Heritage Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. The event is free to the public. Contributors will read excerpts from their published pieces and featured artwork will be on display. For more information on the party, subscriptions, readings, submissions and contests, call Candice Baxter at 678-4591 or visit www.thepinchjournal.com.

The Metro Memphis Attractions Association will hold a luncheon Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chrome Grill at Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Jack Soden, president and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, will speak. Cost is $15 for members and $30 for guests. Reservations must be made by today. For reservations, contact Kristen Posey at kristen.posey@girlscoutshs.org or 767-1440, Ext. 214.

Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and the Shelby County Office of Veterans Services will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Marriott Hotel East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Maj. Gen. Fred “Doug” Robinson Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon is free to all military veterans, active military personnel and families of all military personnel. Attendees must make reservations by today. For reservations, call 545-4311.

The Feol-Hinricher Cos. will conduct a free seminar titled “Preparing Yourself for 2009 – Building a Successful Power Team and How to Successfully Use It to Build Your Portfolio” Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 4546 Walnut Grove Road. Complementary breakfast and workshop materials will be provided. For more information, call 725-6825.

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