VOL. 127 | NO. 53 | Friday, March 16, 2012
Muslims in Memphis will hold a health fair and legal seminar Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Kate Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Ave. For more information, call 576-7070.
The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Gala 2012 Saturday, March 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Carahills II, 1960 U.S. 70. The evening will include wine, dinner, community awards and a silent auction. Cost is $35 per person and $280 for a table of eight. For more information or tickets, call 466-0286.
An Evening with Rick Steves will be held Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Steves will offer tips on planning a European vacation. For tickets, call WKNO at 325-6565.
The Iris Orchestra will present “Beethoven Rhythm, Shostakovich Soul” featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information or tickets, visit www.irisorchestra.org or call 751-7500.
HopeWorks Inc. will host its fourth annual Evening of Hope dinner and fundraiser Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodland Hills Event Center, 10000 Woodland Hills Drive. The speaker is Ruby Payne, founder of aha! Process and author of more than a dozen books on poverty. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. To buy a ticket, visit www.whyhopeworks.org or call 272-3700, ext. 107, by Sunday, March 18.
The RISE Foundation’s Responsible Lending Collaborative will meet Monday, March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.
The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast seminar Tuesday, March 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Robert Sutton of Mass Mutual Financial Group will discuss government benefits and special needs planning. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. For reservations, call Susan Harris at 757-8617.
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 20, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Eric Groenendyk will speak about political behavior. Cost is $18 per person. Email Taylor Hughes at email@example.com for reservations.
Rhodes College will host speaker Ken Stern, board member of the Children’s Radio Foundation and former head of National Public Radio, Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on the Rhodes campus. The talk is free and open to the public.