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VOL. 122 | NO. 178 | Friday, September 21, 2007


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The American Society for Training and Development will host a one-day conference for learning and networking today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost to attend is $30. Visit www.astdmemphis.org for more information.

Action News 5 will sponsor a live debate for the Memphis mayoral candidates today at 7 p.m. on WMC TV-5. Action News 5 anchors Joe Birch and Donna Davis will moderate. Candidates Carol Chumney, Herman Morris Jr., John Willingham and incumbent Willie Herenton have been invited to the debate.

The Memphis Zoo will host Memphis Animal Appreciation Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place near Overton Park.

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre presents "Time for Three" Saturday at 8 p.m. at the center, 1801 Exeter Road. The trio is known for its creative compositions, which combine a mixture of jazz, folk, blues, Hungarian gypsy and classical music. Single tickets range from $25 to $40 plus a handling fee and are on sale through the GPAC box office at 751-7500 or at www.gpacweb.com.

The Mid-South Air Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Millington Regional Jetport, 8192 Hornet Ave. The event will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights, among others. Advance tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children and free for children younger than 7, and are available at www.msairshow.com.

Diversity Memphis will host its second Diversity Memphis Walks Sunday, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. and the walk at 1:30 p.m., at AutoZone Park at the corner of Union Avenue and Third Street. The event will help fund youth education programs designed to break down stereotypes and provide leadership skills. Call 405-9555 for registration information.

The Memphis Area Transit Authority and the UrbanArt Commission are calling local artists to create a proposal for public art at the new South Intermodal Terminal being built by MATA at 3033 Airways Blvd. The deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m. For submission guidelines, contact Elizabeth Alley at 525-0802 or ealley@urbanartcommission.org.

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives across the area through the month of September to fulfill much-needed blood quotas that have fallen short due to the heat wave keeping donors away. A drive will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Ave. For more information, call 501-614-4400.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis will meet Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Robert Scott will address the topic of "Electrical Safety in the Workplace." The event is $12, including lunch, and no reservations are required.

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