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VOL. 123 | NO. 130 | Thursday, July 3, 2008


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The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host “CMOM Family Nights” beginning today and continuing every Thursday night in July at CMOM, 2525 Central Ave. Concessions will be available and a family movie will be shown in the Malco 4 Kids at 6:15 p.m. The museum will remain open until 8 p.m. and parents are encouraged to bring their children after work.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will host the fifth annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the keynote speaker. The awards recognize distinguished work by public servants of the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. Two public servants will be honored – one elected official and one non-elected public employee. Tickets to the luncheon are $35 per person or $300 for a 10-person table. For more information, call 737-8411 or e-mail lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

Fayette County Animal Rescue has been ordered to shut down by Fayette County government. As a result, FCAR will host an adoption event Saturday at PetSmart at Wolfchase Galleria. All animals come spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and the adoption fee is $95. For more information, call FCAR at 854-2565, e-mail fayettefcar@hotmail.com or visit www.fayettefcar.com.

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a performance by blues musicians Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Center for Southern Folklore Store, 123 S. Main St. Admission is $5.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will bring “The Fight Back Express” to the Memphis area Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Avenue Carriage Crossing in Collierville. For more information, go to www.acscan.org.

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will meet Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Rob Hunter will give a speech titled, “How to Lay Out and Measure a Run Course for USA Track and Field Certification.” Cost is $12. No reservations are required.

Delta Aesthetic Education Institute of the Crittenden Arts Council will sponsor the Lincoln Center Institute National Educator Workshop Monday through Friday at the West Memphis High School Performing Arts Center, 501 W. Broadway St. Educators and administrators will explore ways to integrate the arts into curriculums and foster imaginative learning in classrooms. For more information, contact the Crittenden Arts Council at www.crittendenarts.org or 870-732-6260.

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in the ballroom, 250 N. Main St. Craig Leake, director of the documentary “Chemo Ate My Homework,” will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.com.

The Center City Commission will hold its annual luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 149 Union Ave. Maurice Cox, director of design for the National Endowment for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $55 per person or $500 per table of 10. Reservations should be made by today by visiting www.downtownmemphis.com.

PROPERTY SALES 97 418 8,253
MORTGAGES 112 508 9,293
BUILDING PERMITS 194 1,059 18,126
BANKRUPTCIES 46 208 5,367