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VOL. 118 | NO. 70 | Friday, April 23, 2004

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The University of Memphis hosts an Intelligent Robotics Symposium from April 24 through April 26 at the FedEx Institute of Tec

Lichterman Nature Center hosts a grand opening celebration for its Backyard Wildlife Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road. Festivities include a birds of prey demonstration, a silent auction, musical entertainment and tours of the new facility. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and $6 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens and $4.50 for children after 11 a.m. Call 767-7322.

 

The 2004 South Main Arts Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday in the South Main Historic District, from Huling to G.E. Patterson. Voodoo Village, the Charlie Wood Trio and the Billy Gibson Trio are some of the featured musicians. Cost for the festival is free and for loft tours, $5. Call 578-7262.

 

The eighth annual Memphis Black Writers Conference & Southern Film Festival runs through Saturday at Peabody Place Mall, 100 Peabody Place. Special guests include author and poet Omar Tyree. Call 392-0632 for ticket prices and hours.

 

The University of Memphis hosts an Intelligent Robotics Symposium Saturday through Monday at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Stephen Thaler, Walter Freeman and Robert Kozma will be featured guest speakers at the symposium. Call 678-1576 for information.

 

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosts the fifth annual Dream Gala & Auction May 1 at the Hilton East Memphis Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Tickets cost $150. Call 861-6550 for information.

 

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