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VOL. 122 | NO. 60 | Friday, March 30, 2007


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The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held today at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. For tickets, call 729-2931.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a workshop titled "Communicating for Change," an event that covers steps in planning for and implementing communications and media for nonprofit organizations, today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for nonmembers. To register or obtain information, call 684-6605.

The South Main Historic Arts District hosts the monthly Art Trolley Tour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Attendees can take free trolley rides between the galleries and stores along South Main Street.

Rhodes College hosts the Southern Literary Festival today and Saturday. Poet Dave Smith will read today at 7:30 p.m. Tina Barr, Marshall Boswell and Stephen Schottenfeld will read Saturday at 10 a.m., and Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin and Rich Lyons will follow at 11:15 a.m. All events will take place in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. All readings are free and open to the public. Call 843-3470 for more information.

The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. holds a workshop giving step-by-step instructions for writing grants. "Grant Writing 101" will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. The cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register, call 615-532-0936.

The Germantown Business Builders holds a real estate seminar titled "Women on the Move" Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Escrow Services, 9056 Stone Walk Place. Cost to attend is $5 and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 794-4438 or 363-9217.

The Beloved Community hosts a series of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday through Wednesday at various locations. The event kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at 485 Beale St. For a complete list of events, call Henri Brooks at 857-6443.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are hosting silver exhibitions. "Beyond the Maker's Mark: Paul de Lamerie Silver in the Cahn Collection" will be at the Brooks Museum from Saturday through July 22 at 1934 Poplar Ave. "Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design" will be on view at the Dixon Gallery from April 22 through July 15 at 4339 Park Ave.

New Path hosts its second "Who Wants to be a Candidate" series Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The topic is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." A panel will discuss experiences while running for office and lessons learned while campaigning. For more information, call Tarrin McGhee at 517-2870.

Shelby County Commissioner J.W. Gibson hosts The Commissioner's Cup Tee-Off Fore Education, a golf tournament for two of the city's charter schools, Monday at 1 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville. Registration is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tournament supports the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering and the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences. For registration information, call 278-0881.

The Design Review Board holds its monthly meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279