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VOL. 122 | NO. 193 | Thursday, October 11, 2007


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The Friends of Poplar-White Station Branch Library will present The Second Thursday Community Lecture Series today at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be "Volunteer Opportunities and Early Childhood Innovative Programs." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 682-1616.

The Memphis Bar Association will hold "Presenting and Attacking Custody and Psychological Evaluations" today from 12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the association's conference room, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. The seminar offers three hours of general continuing legal education credit. Call 527-3573 for cost and registration information.

The Leadership Academy will present Marcus Buckingham, author of "First, Break All the Rules and Go, Put Your Strengths to Work," today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Admission is $50 per person. To register, call 527-4625, Ext. 10, or e-mail dcrandall@leadershipacademy.org.

The Memphis Investors' Group will meet today at 7 p.m., with early bird sessions beginning at 6 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. Admission is free for first-time visitors and members, while repeat visitors pay $20.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Communicating for Change" workshop Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. Admission is $75 for Alliance members, $65 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $115 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

The Memphis Bar Association will hold "Finding and Tracing Hidden Sources of Income" Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in its conference room, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. The seminar offers two hours of general continuing legal education credit. Call 527-3573 for cost and registration information.

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center will host its third annual 5K Pumpkin Run and Family Walk Saturday with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Marsh Building, 1000 Ridgeway Loop. Cost is $18 for participants. Children are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and enjoy the Boo Bash post-race party. Call 287-6308 for more information.

The Exchange Club Family Center will hold its Hands of Hope Garage Sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 2180 Union Ave. Donations of furniture, small appliances and other household goods are welcome through Friday. Contact Rinnie Wood at 276-2200 or rwood@exchangeclub.net for information.

The MOMS Craft Fair and Le Bonheur Fundraiser will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Owings Life Enrichment Center in Germantown, 2323 West St. For more information, visit www.momscraftfair.com or call 291-4972.

Methodist South Hospital will host its 2007 Health Fair and Maternity Center Open House Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Free cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, child photo IDs and $20 flu shots will be offered. For more information, call 516-0600.

PROPERTY SALES 81 201 16,108
MORTGAGES 40 104 10,026
BUILDING PERMITS 130 336 38,272
BANKRUPTCIES 28 56 7,528