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VOL. 123 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 26, 2008


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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host a symposium Dec. 3 at St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place. The symposium will cover advances in genetics research. Registration is due today. For more information, visit www.stjude.org/seminars or call Linda P. Taylor at 595-2235.

Playhouse on the Square will present a special Thanksgiving performance of “A Tuna Christmas” Thursday at 8 p.m. All seats are free to patrons who bring four canned goods with them to the show. All food will benefit the Memphis Food Bank. For reservations, call 726-4656. “A Tuna Christmas” will run from Friday through Jan. 11.

The Eclectic Eye will serve as a drop-off location for toys benefiting Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association from Friday through Dec. 17 at the Midtown location, 242 S. Cooper St. The Eclectic Eye also will serve as a drop-off location for Ryan’s Hope Inc., a nonprofit provider of assistance and recreation to special needs families, Friday through Dec. 17 at the Collierville store, 3670 S. Houston Levee Road, Suite 102. For every frame purchase made during that period, The Eclectic Eye will donate $5 toward the purchase of a new toy, which will be donated to the two organizations. For more information, call 276-3937 or visit www.eclectic-eye.com.

The Memphis Holiday Parade will be held Friday at 5 p.m. in the South Main Arts District. The South Main shops and galleries will host magic shows, face painting, balloon artists and stilt walkers. After the parade, the South Main Jolly Trolley Tour with parties and art openings will be held.

The Memphis Jewish Community Center and The National Council for Jewish Women will host a presentation by Abbe Smith of “The Case of a Lifetime” Monday at 7 p.m. in the Belz Social Hall of the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Smith is a noted criminal attorney and she will discuss the ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty, the burden of fighting for the innocent and her own career. The event is free and open to the public.

The National Association of Credit Management Mid-South Unit will hold an educational seminar and luncheon Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room One of the Holiday Inn Select, 2240 Democrat Road. The seminar will discuss white-collar crime and how it affects the credit industry. Bill Bright and Jennifer Williams, both of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, will speak. Cost of the lunch is $12.66. Reservations are due by Monday. For reservations, contact Frances Millaway at frances@nacmmidsouth.com or 881-1771.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “The Elements of Writing for Foundation and Corporate Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Deborah Hernandez. Cost is $55 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants, $65 for members and $125 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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