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VOL. 123 | NO. 214 | Friday, October 31, 2008

Events

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The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MBA conference room, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Patrick Wrenn will apply Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” to the practice of law. Registration is $45 and the class is worth 1.5 hours of credit. For more information, call 527-3573.

The RiverArtsFest will hold its opening night party today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. The party will feature a silent art auction and tastings from Downtown restaurants. Tickets are $40. The RiverArtsFest will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Main Arts District. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.riverartsfest.org.

Grace House of Memphis Inc. will hold its annual Angels Among Us event today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 387 S. Main St. The sale of angels by artists will go to benefit Grace House of Memphis, a drug treatment facility for women. For more information, call 276-2364.

The Sierra Club will hold its Seventh Annual Environmental Justice Conference Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Memphis, 292 Virginia St. Admission is free. Registration is due by today. To register, call 324-7757 or e-mail rita.harris@sierraclub.org.

The Signature Chefs Auction will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The auction will benefit the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and has an announced chef lineup comprised of 25 regional chefs representing 27 restaurants. Cost is $125 per person. To purchase tickets or sponsor a table, call the March of Dimes Memphis office at 385-8580 or e-mail Irene Smith at ismith@marchofdimes.com.

Footsteps in Eden Reflexology will offer lunch time informational sessions about maternity reflexology beginning Monday from noon to 1 p.m. and on the first and third Mondays of each month at Ladies Who Launch Launchpad, 4646 Poplar Ave., Suite 506. The sessions are free but donations are accepted. For reservations, call 674-3934.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 196 20,828
MORTGAGES 86 244 23,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 31 3,078
BUILDING PERMITS 0 315 42,909
BANKRUPTCIES 62 172 13,352
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 56 6,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 52 7,841
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 59 4,702