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VOL. 119 | NO. 36 | Monday, February 21, 2005

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City Park Services Director Reveals Plan for Wolf River Greenway

Wolf River Conservancy Hosts Annual Meeting

Feb. 21

The Institute of Real Estate Management presents IREM RES201: Successful Site Management from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors office, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $550 for IREM members; $715 for non-members. The class runs through Feb. 26. Call Tammy Moss at 218-8221.


The Wolf River Conservancy hosts its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Bob Fouche, director of park services for the city of Memphis, presents the departments master plan for the Wolf River Greenway. Call 452-6500.


Feb. 22

The Small Business Administration presents How to Start and Finance a Business from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Business Information Center, 555 Beale St. Contact Saundra Jackson at 544-3200 or saundra.jackson@sba.gov.


The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium hosts a winter beer tasting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 130 Peabody Place. The fund-raising event benefits the International Childrens Heart Foundation. Cost is $25. Call 523-8536.


Feb. 23

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents the MAAR Commercial Council 2005 Commercial Forecast Summit from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of local real estate professionals will offer their perspectives on the local industrial, multifamily, retail and office markets. Cost is $40 for Commercial Council members; $60 for non-members. Call 818-2428.


Shelby County Assessor of Property Rita Clark presents Reappraisal: Steps You Can Take Before the Certification, a free seminar sponsored by Jo Garners Talk Shoppe and HomeSafe Inspection, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-Souths Myers Educational Center, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Clark will address issues including why reappraisal is necessary, how values are established and what citizens should do if they do not agree with their reappraisal values. Call Jo Garner at 757-2334.


The Memphis Bar Association presents Employee Benefits Update from noon to 4 p.m. in the MBA conference room of the NBC Bank Building, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. The course is a video program from the American Bar Association. Cost is $195 for ABA members, $225 for non-members, $125 for government employees and $50 for students. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.


The River City Writers Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn at 8 p.m. in Room 123 of the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis, 330 Innovation Drive. Call 678-2651 for details.


Feb. 24

The Memphis Regional Chamber presents a Breakfast Forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Gary Shorb, chief executive officer of Methodist Healthcare, discusses Economic Development: Our Vision for Growth. Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571.


Feb. 25

The Center City Commission board of directors meets at noon in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.


The South Main Arts District hosts the monthly Friday Night Art Trolley Tour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free trolley rides between the galleries and stores along South Main Street. Visit www.southmainmemphis.org.


The Memphis Theological Seminary presents the 18th annual Black Experience in Theological Education Dinner at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Select-Airport, 2240 Democrat Road. The theme for the evening is By These Stones: We Celebrate Our Legacy. Admission is $40. Call Barbara Neal at 458-8232.


Feb. 27

The Pink Palace Family of Museums and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis host Oscar Night America from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Tickets for the black-tie gala event cost $125. Call 320-6362.


PROPERTY SALES 61 61 6,453
MORTGAGES 46 46 4,081
BUILDING PERMITS 113 113 15,474
BANKRUPTCIES 19 19 3,289