VOL. 119 | NO. 25 | Monday, February 7, 2005
AC Wharton Hosts a Town Hall Meeting
Shelby County Hosts Tsunami Relief Benefit
The Shelby County Soil Conservation District Board
meets at 1:30 p.m. at the district office at the Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove
Road. Call 544-0228, Ext. 3.
Rhodes College hosts University of New Mexico
political science professor Dr. Neil Mitchell at 4:15 p.m. in Room 108 of Buckman
Hall at the college, 2000 North Parkway. Mitchell presents The Agents of Atrocity, or the roles of leaders in amplifying or
moderating atrocities. Call 843-3573 for more information.
The Memphis Shelby County Public Library and Information
Center launches 2-1-1, a new service designed to offer fast access by phone
to health and human services information, at 11 a.m. at the Central Library,
3030 Poplar Ave. The librarys LINC Department is the local provider of the
2-1-1 number. The service will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 415-2700.
Shelby County Government hosts a relief benefit to
collect donations of bottled water and monetary contributions for victims of
the recent Southeast Asia tsunami from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Creative Arts
Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds. The event will feature local gospel and
R&B artists. All proceeds will go to Red Cross International, Save the
Children and the Tamil Nadu Foundation. Call
The University of Memphis Rudy E. Scheidt School of Music hosts
The Kandinsky Trio, one of only six piano trios to
win the Chamber Music America Residency Award, at 4 p.m. in Harris Concert
Hall, located on Central Avenue on the U of M campus. Admission is free.
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital presents the
30th annual Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala at 6 p.m. at The Peabody,
149 Union Ave. Entertainment includes The Bob Westbrook Orchestra and The
Temptations Review. Cost is $200 per person or $2,000 for a table of 10. For
more information, call 373-5051 or visit www.stjude.org/margueritepiazzagala.
The Public Issues Forum presents Tax Reform and TennCare from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C at the
Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Panelists include state Rep. Kathryn Bowers,
chairman of the TennCare Oversight Committee, Nell
Levin of the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and Beverly Owens of Tennesseans
for Fair Taxation.
Seven United Methodist Church choirs join voices at
the fourth annual Concert of Love at 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett United Methodist
Church, 5676 Stage Road. The choirs sing to honor the work of the Church Health
Center, which has provided medical care to the uninsured working poor since its
inception in 1987. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit the health
center. For more information, call 726-4104.
B.B. Kings Blues Club hosts Fast Pitch, a business
networking event, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the restaurant, 143 Beale St. Cost
is $35. Call 730-1793 or visit www.fastpitchnetworking.com for reservations.
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City
Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East presents the second
annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards at a luncheon that runs from 11:45
a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at The Peabody. Tennessee Gov. Phil
Bredesen is the keynote speaker. The awards honor longtime Shelby County
Probate Court Clerk Bobby Joe Dunavant and recognize distinguished work by
Memphis and Shelby County public servants. Cost is $25 per person or $250 per
table of 10. Reservations are required. Call 754-1615 or visit www.eastmemphisrotary.org.