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VOL. 119 | NO. 150 | Monday, August 22, 2005

Arts Organizations Host State Legislators' Reception

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Aug. 23

Memphis City Council member Carol Chumney hosts Coffee with Carol Chumney at 11 a.m. at Formosa Restaurant, 3735 Summer Ave. Call 576-6795.

The Center City Commission Downtown Parking Authority meets at 3 p.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.

The Greater Memphis Arts Council, Tennesseans for the Arts and other local arts organizations present a reception to thank legislators for work they have done to support the arts from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Extended. The event includes performances/displays by Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Memphis College of Art. Call 578-ARTS or visit www.memphisartscoun
cil.org for details.

Aug. 24

The government relations committees of the Collierville, Bartlett and Germantown Area Chambers of Commerce host a lunch with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Discussion topics include the Senate's fall legislative agenda, national energy policy and Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. For more information, call 372-9457, 853-1949 or 755-1200.

Aug. 25

The Memphis Advertising Federation meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Marla Johnson Norris, CEO of Aristotle Inc., is the guest speaker. Fore more information, call 725-6231.

The Society of Entrepreneurs hosts a roundtable meeting with Harold Gwatney, chairman of Gwatney Cos., at noon at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Cost is $20. Call 682-9920.

The Center City Commission board of directors meets at noon at the CCC offices, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Policy Board meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Station, 545 S. Main St. Call 576-6601 for details.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts Girls' Night Out at the Brooks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Guests can enjoy cocktails and specialty drinks, appetizers, door prizes and giveaways while viewing the Patrick Kelly exhibit. Admission is $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Call 544-6208.

The Greater Memphis Arts Council and Bravo Memphis host a kickoff reception to sign up members for the 2005-2006 Bravo season at 6 p.m. at Memphis Ambiance, 136 Webster Ave. Bravo Memphis is a program designed to introduce young professionals to local cultural and arts events. For more information, call 578-ARTS or visit www.memphisartscouncil.org.

Aug. 26

The American Institute of Architects and Memphis Heritage Inc. present an opening reception for the Architecture and Our Youth: 2005 Design Competition at 6:30 p.m. at MHI, 509 S. Main St. Winning entries will be on exhibit through Sept. 23. Call 525-3818.

Aug. 27

The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. presents a small business management seminar, "Challenges, Changes & You: Attitude Matters," from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. Cost for the session is $25 per person; or $20 per person for three or more people. Call (615) 313-4700 to register.

Hope House presents the Great Cookie Carnival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the organization's facility at 23 S. Idlewild St. Proceeds from the carnival benefit Hope House, a one-of-a-kind preschool and social agency for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Cost is $5. For more information, call 272-2702, Ext. 216.

Shelby Residential & Vocational Services presents the seventh annual Spirit of SRVS, a wine/beer tasting and silent auction, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Call 869-9234 or visit www.srvs.org.

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