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VOL. 124 | NO. 184 | Friday, September 18, 2009


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Methodist University Hospital will sponsor a pre-hospital-care stroke symposium today at 8:15 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 3720 Alumni Ave. The symposium for EMTs, paramedics, emergency responders and hospital staff is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call 1-888-777-5959.

Small Biz Memphis and Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. will hold a “Growing Your Business” seminar today from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Junior Achievement office, 307 Madison Ave. Lunch will be provided and the suggested donation is $49. For more information, call 366-7800.

The Mid-South Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association will host its second annual Chinese Auction fundraising event today at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree East Memphis, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Tickets are $50 per person and hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate. For more information, call Jamey Frewin at 685-3004 or Deborah Crawford at 508-0527.

The University of Memphis will host a mathematics and science program for girls in grades six through eight titled “Expanding Your Horizons” Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Herff College of Engineering on campus. Cost is $12 and includes lunch. Register by today by visiting www.engr.memphis.edu/eyh. For more information, call Shelia Moses at 678-4933.

The Third Annual Ashley Scott Memorial 5K will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. at Bartlett Baptist Church, 3465 Kirby Whitten Road. The proceeds will benefit the YWCA Abused Women’s Service Emergency Shelter and the Shelby County Domestic Violence Council. To register, visit www.scsk12.org/SCS/high/Bolton/Ashley_Scott_5K.

The New Dutch Treat Luncheon will be held Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave., Suite 102. All Memphis mayoral candidates have been invited to speak.

Memphis Investment Properties will host a seminar Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Communion Church, 4645 Walnut Grove Road. Jim Reedy, president of MIP, and author Robert Feol will present the program, which will cover setting financial goals, exit strategies, obstacles to investing and how to overcome them.

The Memphis chapter of the Interior Design Society will hold its first meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Rippee & Associates, 560 Erin Drive. For more information, call Kim Hamric at 763-0120.

The Shelby County Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2010 Master Gardener Program to be held at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Classes meet once per week for three hours and start the second week of January and run through the middle of April. Applications are due Sept. 30 and are available at public library branches or at www.memphisareamastergardeners.org.

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