VOL. 115 | NO. 219 | Friday, December 21, 2001
Phil Breseden, former Nashville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Dutch Treat Luncheon, formerly the Loeb Lunch
Phil Breseden, former Nashville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Dutch Treat Luncheon, formerly the Loeb Luncheon, Jan. 12. The luncheon, which begins at 12:30 p.m. at Audubon Cafe, 4002 Park Ave., is open to the public and parking is free.
Memphis Black Repertory Theatre needs volunteer ushers for four holiday weekend performances of "Black Nativity" at the Germantown Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, as well as 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Dress is black pants or skirts and white tops. Ushers should arrive 45 minutes early. Call Sue Johnson, 647-4732, to volunteer.
Memphis-based American Contract Bridge League recently raised $100,000 in support of the National Hospice Foundation, a nonprofit group that educates people about issues surrounding care giving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement. The check was presented at ACBLs national conference in Las Vegas.
"A Personal View of the Attack on the Pentagon" is the first of three free community seminars being hosted next month by Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, as part of the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library Seminar Series. Dr. Joe Holley will lead the first seminar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 8. The following week, "How to Unclutter and Unstress Your Life" led by Sandy Wright, WrightEdge Solutions president, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The third discussion, "Telling Your Story: Journaling," led by journalist Pauline Killer, is 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22. All three seminars will take place in the hospitals educational classrooms at 6225 Humphreys Blvd. For reservations, call (800) 4-BAPTIST or 227-8478.
Through a $20,000 donation from Verizon Wireless Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.s Domestic Violence Project will have a part-time staff associate dedicated to community outreach and processing legal filings. DVP provides comprehensive direct social services and civil legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Verizon Wireless has taken on the cause of domestic violence nationally and combats abuse locally by providing seed money to fund a part-time staff position, and to pay for educational materials to increase public awareness about domestic violence issues. By 2000, there were 2,208 applications for orders of protection, double the 1998 total.