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VOL. 122 | NO. 194 | Friday, October 12, 2007


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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Communicating for Change" workshop today 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" today 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.

The Memphis Cancer Foundation will sponsor "The Bridge to Survival" Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Breast cancer survivors will "pink the red bridge" following a reception for the Pink Link Art Show, which features works by survivors and others affected by breast cancer. For more information, call 682-3916 or e-mail patgmcree@comcast.net.

The 34th Annual Conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies will be held Monday through Thursday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. On-site registration begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, and the conference will open at 8 a.m. Monday.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly lunch and meeting Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. This week's speaker is Dr. Seth Stein, who will speak on "New Insights into the Science and Hazards of the New Madrid Earthquake Zone." The event is $12 and no reservations are required.

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