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VOL. 116 | NO. 246 | Monday, December 23, 2002

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Calendar of events Dec. 23-30

Calendar of events Dec. 23-Dec. 31

Dec. 23

The Union Planters IMAXs newest film, Lewis & Clark, is open at the Pink Palace Museum. The film is an account of the historical journey undertaken by Merriwether Lewis and William Clark. The feature presentation continues through March 7, with limited showings through June 27. Admission is $7.25 for adults, $6.75 for seniors and $5.75 for children ages 3-12.

 

Dec. 26

The Brooks Museum of Art presents Speak Softly and Carry a Beagle: The Art of Charles Schulz. The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 2, explores Schulzs artistic development and process, the characters of Peanuts and their world, and the choices Schulz made to ensure their integrity in other forms.

 

The Pink Palace is the new home for the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, on display during regular hours through Jan. 5. Admission to the Enchanted Forest is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ages 3-12. For information, call 320-6320.

 

Dec. 27

Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Downtown Jackson, Miss., presents Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Watercolor Exhibition through Jan. 5, featuring works in various water-based mediums. For museum hours and admission fees, call (601) 960-1515 or visit www.msmuseumart.org.

 

Upcoming events:

Jan. 3

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Mad About Mozart as the second concert of the 2002-2003 Paul and Linnea Bert Chamber Series. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at Saint Marys Episcopal Schools Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Tickets are $30 and available through Ticketmaster or at the MSO box office, 3100 Walnut Grove Road.

 

Jan. 5

The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents artwork by Memphians Ken Boettcher and Bill Bailey Jan. 5-26 in the Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar Ave. A reception to meet the artists is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shainberg Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

 

Jan. 8

A one-day Microsoft Excel workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. The seminar is designed for people who know Excel fundamentals and are ready to become advanced users. The cost is $139 per person. Visit www.natsem.com for information.

 

Jan. 9

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors inaugural reception is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gibson Beale Street Showcase, 145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. MAARs 2003 president and board of directors will be installed. Reservations should be made by Jan. 2 by calling 818-2444.

 

Jan. 11

The Dutch Treat Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. at Willinghams BBQ Restaurant, 2750 S. Perkins Road. Guests include candidates for the Shelby County Republican Party chairmans post. The luncheon is scheduled for the second Saturday each month.

 

Jan. 14

The Memphis Chapter of Women in Communications Inc. hosts Memphis writer Debra Dixon, BelleBooks president and chief executive officer, at 11:45 a.m. at Anderton's restaurant, 1901 Madison Ave. Cost is $13 for members, $16 for non-members and $10 for students. Reservations are required. Call 373-1723 or e-mail lddaley@netten.net for information.

 

The UrbanArt Commission hosts Workshop on Proposals Part I Responding to RFPs and Applying to Public Art Projects at Universal Art Gallery, 111 G.E. Patterson Ave. Arnold Thompson and Carol DeForest, both of whom have been selected by project review committees for UAC projects, will lead the workshop.

 

Jan. 15

The Grant Center hosts a foundation forum featuring Anna Kay Frueauff-Grace from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation in Little Rock, Ark. Frueauff-Grace will introduce participants to the foundations current programs and funding opportunities for local organizations, and describe the foundations application process. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $60 for Grant Center members and $75 for non-members. To register, visit www.grantcenter.org.

 

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors luncheon will take place at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The speaker for the luncheon is Pat Halloran, Orpheum Theatre president. To register, call 818-2444 at least 48 hours in advance. No-shows and walk-ups will be charged $15.

 

Jan. 23

The Service Corps of Retired Executives presents How to Successfully Operate a Small Business from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Registration is $75 and includes a continental breakfast, management guide and lunch. For information, call 544-3588.

 

Jan. 31

The Grant Center hosts a federal funding forum featuring Peter Eldridge, U.S. Department of Education senior program specialist, for a discussion about DOEs grant process and application issues, as well as the departments current programs, priorities and future plans. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $60 for Grant Center members and $75 for non-members. To register, visit www.grantcenter.org.

 

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents All About the Oboe as the third concert of the 2002-2003 Paul and Linnea Bert Chamber Series. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended, in Saint Marys Episcopal School. Tickets are $30 and available through Ticketmaster or at the MSO box office, 3100 Walnut Grove Road.

 

Feb. 8

The Shelby County Republican Partys 2003 Lincoln Day Dinner is at the Adams Mark hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost for dinner and the VIP reception is $100, or $40 for dinner only.

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