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VOL. 122 | NO. 189 | Friday, October 5, 2007


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The Memphis Bar Association (MBA) will hold its "21st Annual MBA Bankruptcy Section Seminar" today beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information on cost and registration, call the MBA at 527-3573.

The Eclectic Eye will present new works by Amy Hutcheson. An opening reception will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Eclectic Eye showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. For more information, call 276-EYES.

Pianist Shai Wosner will join the Memphis Symphony Orchestra today at 8 p.m. at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Ext., for the first Paul and Linnea Bert Chamber Series concert of the new season. For ticket information, call the MSO box office at 537-2525 or visit www.memphissymphony.org.

The University Libraries of the University of Memphis will observe Banned Books Week through today by holding public readings from banned or challenged books in the rotunda of the Ned McWherter Library from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Mendina at 678-4310 or tmendina@memphis.edu.

The 35th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair will be held through Sunday in Audubon Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children and $12 for a two-day pass.

Mistletoe Merchants, a fair featuring 125 vendors selling homemade gifts, jewelry and other items, will be held today through Sunday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road.

The American Red Cross will hold an Adult CPR/First Aid/Child and Infant CPR class Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross building, 1400 Central Ave. Course fee is $40 to $55 depending on components taken. For more information, call 726-1690.

Master Chef Jose Gutierrez will begin his fall cooking classes Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Encore Restaurant and Bar, 150 Peabody Place, Suite 111. This week's topic is "One Chef, Two Chef, Old Chef, New Chef!" Each class costs $50 plus tax. A 10 percent discount is available when purchasing three or more classes. Call 528-1415 to reserve a place.

The Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center will present the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, descendants from the original troubadours who traveled entertaining royalty in the Thar Desert, Saturday at 8 p.m. at 60 Perkins Ext. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 537-1483 or e-mail cyounker@stmarysschool.com.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will present the exhibit "Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape" beginning Sunday and running through Jan. 3 at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Advance tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children and students. Museum members receive free admission. Visit www.brooksmuseum.org or call 544-6200 to purchase tickets.

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