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VOL. 123 | NO. 238 | Friday, December 5, 2008


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Memphis Heritage Inc. will hold its 2009 Memphis Heritage Calendar Release Party in collaboration with a Fashion Trunk Show by Stacie Waddell’s Blu Champagne today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. There will be a sneak preview of the latest vintage photography collection, “Newman’s Memphis,” by the late local photographer Don Newman. For more information, call 272-2727.

Girls Inc. will host “Taste of the Holidays” today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its office, 60 N. Third St. The party will have holiday food and drinks for $5 per person. For more information, call 523-0217.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association will sponsor its fourth annual oratorical contest for students currently attending school in Memphis and Shelby County between the ages of 14 and 18. The contest topic is titled “As it Pertains to Dr. King’s Dream, What is the Significance of the 2008 Presidential Election?” To enter, applicants must submit a completed application, letter of recommendation, a two-minute essay and verification of a 2.5 or higher grade point average. The deadline is today. For more details and an application, visit www.mifa.org.

ADC Integrated Systems Inc. and Intermec will hold a seminar Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The seminar will offer the opportunity to talk directly to the industry leaders in Mobile and RFID solutions. Deadline for registration is today. For more information, call 327-9946 or e-mail info@adcisi.com.

The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend will be held Saturday. The Memphis Grizzlies House 5K will start at 7:15 a.m. followed by the St. Jude Memphis Marathon and Half Marathon at 8 a.m. The three races will wind through the streets of Downtown and Midtown. For more information, go to www.stjudemarathon.org.

BlueCross Medicare Advocates will hold a community meeting Monday at 10 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 7750 Wolf River Bend. The meeting will provide information about new Medicare options. For more information about the meeting, call BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee at 1-800-561-4331.

The Memphis Bar Association Wellness Committee will present a Self Defense/Rape Prevention seminar Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at its office, 80 Monroe Ave. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, e-mail lbeach@memphisbar.org or call the Memphis Bar Association at 527-3573.

InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute will present a lecture by John Engelhardt, CEO of Knowledge Enterprises Inc., Monday at 6 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology on campus, 365 Innovation Drive. The lecture will be titled “The Development of Orthopaedic Technology – Reconciling Science, Clinical Reality and Capitalism.” For reservations, contact Gretchan Mishler at 271-0021 or gmishler@inmotionmemphis.org.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Your Nonprofit Business Model: Good to Great” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Richard Brewster. Cost is $89 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants, $99 for members and $150 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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