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VOL. 122 | NO. 219 | Friday, November 16, 2007


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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Making Your Mission Statement Work for You" workshop today from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. Admission is $65 for Alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

The University of Memphis will welcome professionals from Wall Street and other businesses to address students interested in careers in business during a conference today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive.

The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will host its E-Day open house today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Herff College on the campus. The event will showcase engineering activities and research being conducted at the Herff College. Registrations can be made by calling 678-4933 or e-mailing srmoses@memphis.edu.

The Center City Development Corp. will meet today at 9:30 a.m. at the Center City Commission office, 114 N. Main St. For more information, contact Dawn Vinson at 575-0555 or vinson@downtownmemphis.com.

The Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member monthly meeting will be held Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. Deadline to register is today. Cost is $25 for guests and free for members. R.S.V.P. to memphisccim@centurytel.net.

The American Red Cross will hold two baby sitter's training courses Saturday. The first class is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Red Cross office, 1400 Central Ave., and the second class is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mud Island, 101 N. Mud Island Drive. Only one class is necessary. The fee is $35. Registration is available at www.midsouthredcross.org.

The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, held by Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, will kick off Saturday at 9 a.m. with the arrival of Santa at the Pink Palace Museum of Memphis. The forest will be open until Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. Visit www.theenchantedforest.org for more information.

The Memphis Bar Association and Memphis Area Legal Services will hold a free Saturday Legal Clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to help people with their legal needs. For more information, call 523-8822 and ask for Linda Seely.

The Decorative Arts Trust at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host a talk with the founders of the design firm Niermann Weeks Saturday at 10 a.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Eleanor McKay and Joe Niermann, founders of Niermann Weeks, will present "The Inside Story." The event is free to DAT members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 544-6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org.

The Brooks Museum of Art will host Baltimore Museum of Art Curator Katherine Rothkopf Saturday at 2 p.m. for a talk titled "Camille Pissarro: From Barbizon Student to Impressionist Innovator" at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. The talk is free with museum admission. For more information, call 544-6200.

The First Tennessee Masterworks will present "Romeo and Juliet" with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and guest baritone Chistopheren Nomura, Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Rd. Tickets cost between $15 and $78 and can be purchased by calling the MSO box office at 537-2525 or visiting www.memphissymphony.org.

PROPERTY SALES 59 59 4,335
MORTGAGES 48 48 4,862
BUILDING PERMITS 100 100 10,251
BANKRUPTCIES 45 45 3,194