VOL. 123 | NO. 154 | Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will hold a luncheon today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. The luncheon topic will be “The Economy’s Impact on Business Travel.” Cost is $25 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit www.msabta.com.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Dr. Larry Lloyd, president of Crichton College, will speak on “The Changing Nature of Philanthropy.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To attend, call 255-1705 or visit www.afpmemphis.org.
The MLGW Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main St.
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today. The Rules subcommittee of the Ethics Commission will meet at 3 p.m. at 160 N. Main St., Suite 660. The Pyramid Committee will meet at 4 p.m. at 160 N. Main St., Suite 850.
The Inn at Hunt Phelan will hold a scotch tasting for Memphis Bar Association members today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hunt Phelan, 533 Beale St. The event is free and Hunt Phelan will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres. For more information, call 527-3582.
The University of Memphis will host a five-part series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature–Identity and Imagination” today through Dec. 4 in Room 226 of the University of Memphis McWherter Library. The sessions will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Oct. 30 and Dec. 4. The series, which discusses Jewish literature, is free and will be led by Dr. David Patterson. For more information or reservations, contact Ross Johnson at 678-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Les Passees will host its second Family Night event Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Golf & Games Family Park, 5484 Summer Ave. A portion of the wristband sales will go to Les Passees, which provides advocacy and support to children and families in Memphis. Les Passees wristbands are available for the pre-sale price of $15 and can be bought at Les Passees headquarters, 5489 Murray Road or at Cheer Station, 7740 Trinity Road, No. B, Suite 126. The rain date will be Aug. 15.
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly luncheon Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Bob Sweeney will speak on the topic “Greece, Origin of the Olympics.” Cost is $12.