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VOL. 128 | NO. 21 | Thursday, January 31, 2013

Events

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Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Affair, a Literacy Mid-South benefit luncheon hosted by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Featured authors are Mary Kay Andrews, Claire Cook and Courtney Miller Santo. Tickets are $45. Visit memphiskkg.org.

Rhodes College will host a seminar by Temple University professor Dona Nelson titled “All About Painting” Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its second annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show Friday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. Tickets are $7, which includes lunch. Email eanderson@uthsc.edu.

The University of Memphis will open its Black History Month celebration and present the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Cato Johnson Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus, 470 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.

Special Olympics Greater Memphis will hold its 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge and seventh annual chili cook-off Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front St. Gates open for the cook-off at 10 a.m., and the plunge is at 3 p.m. Visit specialolympicsmem.org.

Bank On Memphis will relaunch Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Soulsville Towne Center, 915 E. McLemore Ave. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will host the event, and free tax preparation will be provided 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 432-4882.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will open its Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001–Now exhibit, featuring works by more than 70 Memphis artists, Sunday, Feb. 3, at the gallery, 4339 Park Ave. An opening event, “The Anti-Lecture: A Conversation About an Art Community,” will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 18. Visit dixon.org.

The University of Memphis will screen “Duty of the Hour,” a documentary about Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Monday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus, 470 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.

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