Monday, March 17, 2003, Vol. 117, No. 53

Calendar of events March 17-23

Calendar of events March 17-March 23

March 18

The Memphis Technology Council hosts Microsoft .NET evangelist Ron Cundiff at the Memphis .NET User Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3175 Lenox Park Blvd., Suite 201. Cundiff will examine the best practices ASP.NET Web-application architects need to ensure ASP.NET applications achieve optimal performance and remain scalable, available and secure. Register for the meeting at For information, call Steve Henke, 292-5432. March 19

The Kiwanis Club of Memphis hosts Carolyn Dobson, past president of the Womans Exchange, at its noon meeting in the DeSoto Room at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. She will share information about the organization, which displays handcrafted goods on consignment to raise money for its work. The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents GRI 2: Smart Marketing Your Listings & Your Services, March 19-20. The program highlights the skills and tools needed to enhance residential listing and sales success including communications skills, prospecting and farming strategies, competitive market analysis, more effective listing presentations and new marketing tools. It is approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit. To register, call Rose McClendon, 818-2421 or 685-2100. The Memphis Bar Association hosts Litigation Support for Geezers and Dummies from noon to 1 p.m. in the MBA conference room, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. Topics include choosing and using case management software. Speakers include Jim Summers of Neely Green Fargarson Brooke & Summers and Jason Wolfkill of The Data Co. The course offers one hour of continuing legal education. Cost course is $30 for MBA members, $40 for non-members and $20 for non-attorneys. To register online, visit March 20

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable noon luncheon features Jim Phillips, FedEx Technology Institute executive director, at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For information, call 682-9920 or visit The Memphis Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants will have a technical lunch meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tommy West, University of Memphis head football coach, is the guest speaker. The Art Museum of the University of Memphis exhibit of Hamlett Dobbins Stillness of Skin continues through April 19 at AMUM in the Communication and Fine Arts Building. March 21

Girls Inc. of Memphis 13th annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Cadre Building, 149 Monroe Ave. Tickets are $30 each or $25 with the purchase of 10 or more tickets. For information or to purchase tickets, call Ebony Jasper, 523-0217 Ext. 201. Upcoming events:

March 27

The Memphis Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE, offers a workshop for those interested in starting a business. The session is 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is $75, including materials. April 2

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will present Marketing with Microsoft Office, a seminar led by real estate instructor Pat Zaby, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Real estate agents will learn how to use Microsoft Office to run their real estate businesses. Course cost is $199. Call 818-2421 to register. April 10

Memphis Literacy Council hosts its 12th annual Corporate Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. at the Coors Belle, 5151 E. Raines Road. The entry fee is $750 per team. Tickets to attend the event are $15 each or $100 for a table for eight. For information, contact Sara Voye at Memphis Literacy Council, 327-6000, Ext. 1007, or Mary Lou Brown at the Commercial Appeal, 529-2508.