VOL. 115 | NO. 162 | Friday, September 28, 2001
The Volunteer State African Violet Council show and sale is 9 a
The Volunteer State African Violet Council show and sale is
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Memphis Botanic
Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The title of the show is Violets Tour the Big Apple.
Entry to the show is free. The show will be judged by African Violet Society of
America judges. Standards and awards will be given for the best plants.
Clovernook Center for the Blind Memphis Center is hosting an
open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the center, 346 St. Paul St. The
60,000-square-foot facility employs 43. It contains a manufacturing
environment, a specialized computer-training room and a simulated apartment
Businesses can be part of the celebration planned for
opening ceremonies of the new Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Nov. 10. A
corporate parade featuring vehicles with business logos will travel from the
old library, 1850 Peabody Ave., to the new facility. A representative from each
business will introduce the business as its vehicle enters the new library
parking lot. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting is 10:15 a.m. For an
entry form, call Joanna Curtis, development specialist, 725-8870.
Paintings by Brenda Moss will be exhibited Sunday through
Oct. 28 in the Memphis Jewish Community Centers Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar
Ave., through Oct. 28. An opening reception is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Moss is
a native of Mississippi. Her work features nature in all it guises. She earned
an associates degree from Northwest Junior College in Booneville, Miss.
The National Conference for Community and Justice hosts its
third annual Walk As One Walk-A-Thon at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The walk begins and
ends at AutoZone Park. The event raises funds for youth education programs
designed to break down stereotypes and provide leadership for a diverse
Author Terry Brooks will visit the Germantown branch
library, 1925 Exeter Road, at 2:30 p.m. today for a taping of WYPLs Book Talk.
Brooks is the author of The Sword of Shannara and 18 consecutive bestsellers.
His latest novel is Book Two of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara. The show
taping takes place in Meeting Room B at the library. Book Talk is produced
locally by WYPL, FM 89.3, the librarys radio reading service for the print
impaired, then distributed to stations nationwide.