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VOL. 126 | NO. 99 | Friday, May 20, 2011

Events

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Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Tracy Chism will speak about the Gift of Life program, which provides heart surgeries to children in 3rd world countries. $20 non-members. RSVP to Karen Shea, 683-9099.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will host “Stock the ReStore,” a two-day donation drive, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the new ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road. The goal of the donation drive is to increase the ReStore’s inventory before the store’s grand opening June 9. If donors have large items that they cannot bring in themselves, pickups are available by calling Joe Davidson at 737-8673. Donations also are accepted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is available at www.memphisrestore.com.

Saint Francis Hospital will offer free melanoma screenings Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call 765-1849.

Allison Rodgers Photography will host “Love on Lucy,” a fundraiser for Lucy Krull, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9150 Pigeon Roost, Olive Branch, Miss. For $100, donors will receive a 15-minute photo shoot by Allison Rodgers, a free 5-inch-by-7-inch image and refreshments. All funds raised will go to the Krull family. For more information about Lucy, visit http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com. For more information about the event, call 662-890-9393 or visit www.allisonrodgers.com.

Café Ole Restaurant will host an art auction benefiting Louverture Cleary School in Haiti Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, 959 S. Cooper St. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m., and all paintings for the auction are from Haiti. For more information or to make a donation, call 210-7463 or visit www.haitianproject.org.

The Germantown Chorus will hold its 25th Anniversary Gala Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 51 S. Cooper St. A professional production of “Ragtime” will be performed at 8 p.m. The evening also will include food catered by local restaurants, beverages, and lobby entertainment provided by the Germantown Chorus. Tickets are $75. For tickets, call 383-2051 or visit www.germantownchorus.com.

The Fourth Annual Memphis Israel Festival will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. at Patriot Lake in Shelby Farms Park. Activities at the free festival include children’s rides; balloon bounces; a petting zoo; educational exhibits; a 5K run/walk; a speech by Ishmael Khaldi, the highest-ranking Druze Israeli Arab in the Israeli Army; and more. For more information, visit www.friendsofisrael5k.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 85 205 21,165
MORTGAGES 76 206 24,338
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 27 34 3,135
BUILDING PERMITS 183 321 43,755
BANKRUPTCIES 48 92 13,560
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 44 6,756
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 32 7,931
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 41 4,775