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VOL. 123 | NO. 252 | Friday, December 26, 2008

Events

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The R.S.V.P. Program is collecting old cell phones for use as 911 emergency phones for senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse. Phones and batteries may be dropped off through Wednesday at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 1000. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you have 10 or more phones to drop off, you may call Joanne Lowe at 515-2084 for pickup.

Jim’s Place East, 5560 Shelby Oaks Drive, will be open Wednesday. The restaurant will turn 88 years old in 2009 and will offer signature dishes during lunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve. For reservations, call 388-7200, Ext. 4.

The Giant Rats of Sumatra will meet Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The group will meet to discuss Sherlock Holmes stories. Reservations are required. The cost is $42. To register, call Joe Highfill at 731-847-4254 by Monday.

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host an Internet Basics II Class Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the library, 3030 Poplar Ave. To register for the class, call 415-2722.

The Desoto Athletic Club will host the first annual DAC New Year’s Eve 10K race Wednesday at DAC’s Collierville location, 440 West Powell Road. Registration is available from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. The race will benefit the Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center. Members and nonmembers are eligible to participate. To register, visit www.racesonline.com.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host “New Year’s at Noon” Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 2525 Central Ave. The party will include dancing, traditions and customs from other countries, karaoke and a goody toss. For more information, call 458-2678 or visit www.cmom.com.

Playhouse on the Square will host its fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided before a showing of “Seussical” followed by games and prizes. All proceeds will benefit Theatre For Youth. For reservations, visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org or call 726-4656.

YogaFit will hold Level 1 Teacher Training workshops Jan. 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eccentric Studios, 2810 Bartlett Road, Suite 1. Regular signup is $369 and late signup, which is seven days or fewer prior to the workshop, is $399. To register, visit www.yogafit.com. For more information, call Rachael Vint at 282-5504.

The Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions to find new voices for the 2009-2010 season Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Call 537-2500 to schedule an audition time.


RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 71 233 2,852
MORTGAGES 74 171 1,954
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 312
BUILDING PERMITS 125 894 6,595
BANKRUPTCIES 34 206 1,183
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 115 606
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0