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VOL. 123 | NO. 66 | Thursday, April 3, 2008


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The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association (MSA-BTA) will meet today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. Ollie Mannino, president and owner of Associates Consulting and Training Services, will be the featured speaker. The cost is $20 for MSA-BTA members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.msabta.com.

Rhodes College will present Dr. Laura Haas of the Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development today at 4 p.m. in the Orgill Room on the Rhodes campus. Haas will present "Disaster, Development and Gender: Experiences from Rwanda and New Orleans." This seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call Judith Haas at 843-3076.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts Memphis chapter will host "Helvetica" today at 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The feature-length independent film discusses typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Tickets are $5 for museum members and $7 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, visit memphis.aiga.org for more information.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its seventh annual Dean's Symposium Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Dr. Marion Dugdale, professor of hematology, and Dr. Gabor Tigyi, professor of physiology, will be featured speakers.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Memphis will hold "Kickin' it for CASA," a kickball event to raise money for CASA in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Willow Park, 4971 Willow Road. For more information, contact Keisha Walker at 522-0200 or kwalker@memphiscasa.org.

The Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee will hold its monthly free Saturday Legal Clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. To volunteer as an attorney for the clinic or to find out more information for attendees, e-mail Linda Seely at lseely@malsi.org.

The Memphis Botanic Garden's Daffodil Dash 5K Family Fun Run will be held Sunday with registration at noon and the race at 2 p.m. For more information, call Gina Harris at 636-4110 or e-mail info@memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Joseph M. Spain, Tennessee regional manager with Contech Bridge Solutions, will speak on "Prefabricated Bridge Solutions."

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host a workshop titled "Navigating the Changing Mortgage Landscape" Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at The Esplanade Memphis, 901 Cordova Station Ave. Reservations are due by Friday at 5 p.m. and are available at www.maar.org or by calling 818-2444.

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