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VOL. 119 | NO. 155 | Monday, August 29, 2005

AIA, Memphis Heritage Kick Off Architecture Month

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Aug. 29

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music hosts an opening reception for the Soulsville USA Neighborhood Photography Exhibit at 7 p.m. at the museum, located at 926 E. McLemore St. The exhibit runs through Oct. 14. Contact Carol Drake at carol@soulsvilleusa.com.

Aug. 30

The Public Relations Society of America hosts a professional development seminar on media measurement from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 for PRSA/PRSSA members; $30 for non-members. Contact Samantha Jernigan at 409-0619 or sj@midsouth.rr.com to register.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts "Hot Salsa Night" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the garden, located at 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $20 for members; $30 for non-members. Call 685-1566, Ext. 130, for reservations.

Aug. 31

The Memphis Bar Foundation hosts the annual Ben Hooks luncheon at noon at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Retiring Tennessee Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $40. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

Sept. 1

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "The Growing Presence of Mold" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Visit www.maar.org to register.

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce presents Tennessee Small Business Development Counseling from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chamber, 101 Walnut St. Mark Taylor, business counselor with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, offers one-on-one counseling for small business representatives. Call 853-1949.

The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Memphis Heritage Inc. present Art by Architects, the official kick-off party for the second annual Architecture Month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave. Cost is $10. Call 525-3818.

Sept. 3

The Center for Southern Folklore presents the 18th annual Memphis Music and Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Sept. 4 at the center, located at 119 S. Main St. Over 70 artists perform on five stages and in businesses from Peabody Place to Gayoso on Main Street near the Peabody Place trolley stop. Call 525-3655 or visit www.southernfolklore.org.

Sept. 4

The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents an opening reception for "Dusty Memories" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nathan and Dorothy Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar Ave. The exhibit runs through Sept. 25. Call 761-0810.

Sept. 7

The Memphis Bar Association presents "Law and the Movies" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org for cost information and to register.

Sept. 8

The Association of Fundraising Professionals meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Montesi Room at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Mike Stravopoulos, president of HR Mpact, and Barbara Richman, senior consultant at the company, present "Tips for Creating a Positive Work Environment in Your Nonprofit Organization." Call 255-1705 or visit www.afpmemphis.org for cost infirmation and to register.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents "Santiago Calatrava's Travels" at 7 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Calatrava was the recipient of the 2005 American Institute of Architects gold medal and is known for the cathedral-like design he created for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Cost is $5 for members; $7 for non-members. Call 544-6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 52 151
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751
BANKRUPTCIES 37 157 618
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 77 276
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0