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VOL. 116 | NO. 164 | Friday, August 23, 2002

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The grand re-opening of Handy Performing Arts Park is 6 p

The Childrens Museum of Memphis and Coca-Cola Bottling of Memphis entered into a 10-year partnership agreement for the new vending area inside the museum. Children can enter a drawing through Sept. 30 to name it in the Name that Room promotion. Children 12 and under who visit the museum may drop their suggestions in a box outside the vending area. CMOM and Coke representatives will choose the top three names. The first-place winner will have his or her entry become the official name of the vending area and receive a Coca-Cola KMX bicycle. The second-place winner will receive a portable Gameboy with two game cartridges. The third-place winner will receive a Coca-Cola backpack. Winners names will be engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the vending area.

 

The fall African violet Show, Violets a Gift from God, is set for the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Admission to the show is free. It will be judged by African Violet Society of America standards and awards will be given for best plants. A variety of African violets will be available for purchase. For information, call Geneva Stagg, president, 757-1136.

 

The Germantown-Nonconnah Exchange Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday for breakfast at the Crescent Club. The Memphis club is part of a national civic organization, which has a primary focus of preventing child abuse and domestic violence. The local club is seeking new members who desire to make their community a better place to live. For information, call Mike Fay, 682-8700.

 

The Mid-South Chapter Memphis Regional Office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers to help during the 17th annual MS 150 FedEx Rock-n-Roll Bike Tour, Sept. 21-22. Call Karen Stricklen, 755-4900, or visit www.msmidsouth.org, for information.

 

The grand re-opening of Handy Performing Arts Park is 6 p.m. Oct. 19 featuring Ronnie Milsap and Aaron Neville. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities. For information, call 526-0110.

 

The 20th annual Youth Villages Fishing Rodeo is 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at Memphis Boys Town, 7410 Memphis-Arlington Road. The event is open for those 14 and under. Tickets are $10 through Oct. 3, or $12 at the gate. For information, call 252-7650 or visit www.youthvillages.org.

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