Friday, April 12, 2002, Vol. 116, No. 72

Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the keynote speaker at the Womens Foundation annual tribute luncheon, Thursday, Charles Riecker with the Metropolitan Opera will speak at the Tuesday luncheon meeting of the Downtown Memphis Rotary Club. The meeting is at noon at the Cook Convention Center. Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the keynote speaker at the Womens Foundation annual tribute luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Themed as "Numbers Too Big To Ignore," the event will focus on the fact that women and children make up 81 percent of the local population living in poverty. The luncheon serves as a major fund raiser and education opportunity to increase awareness of issues facing women throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Individual tickets are $50 or $500 per table. For more information, call 722-0016. "A Stance, A Glance, A Gesture: Sparking the Passions in the Arts of India," is the topic of a free public lecture by Dr. Doris M. Srinivasan, holder of the Dorothy K. Hohenberg chair of excellence in art history at the University of Memphis. As a specialist in the art of India, Srinivasan earned a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is former curator of the South and Southeast Asian Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. The presentation, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Museum of Art, will be followed by a reception and short dance demonstration by Monica Cooley. For more information, call 678-2216. Wild Ginger and Wild Sweet William are a couple of the literally "wild" guests appearing at the sneak preview party for Lichterman Nature Centers annual plant sale 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The event, where gardeners can browse an array of flora including Yellow Wood Poppy, Jacobs Ladder, Inland Sea Oats and Purple Coneflower, opens April 19 and runs through April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, call 767-7322, Ext. 121. Randy Nichols, Knox County District Attorney and candidate for Tennessee governor, will speak at the Saturday Dutch Treat Luncheon. The meeting is the second Saturday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Audubon Cafe, 4002 Park Ave. The luncheon is open to the public. Free parking is provided. The Memphis Music Expo, featuring music collectibles from the 1950s through the 1990s, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Admission is $3. For more information, call Kevin, 548-8364.