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VOL. 121 | NO. 87 | Monday, April 24, 2006

Crime Victims Center to Hold 'Strength in Unity' Event Tuesday

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April 25

The Shelby County Crime Victims Center holds its 12th annual Crime Victims Week awards dinner at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Keynote speakers include Shelby County Mayor
A C Wharton Jr., U. S. Attorney David Kustoff, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons and Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell. The dinner's theme is "Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity." Tickets are $30 or $300 for a table of 10. Call 545-4357 for more information.

The Small Business Chamber holds a speed networking meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's Restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Each professional will be given just seconds to answer three questions about his or her business. Mark Cardona, noted networking expert, will instruct attendees on being effective networkers while leading the session "Know Your Numbers: The Value of Referral." Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.

The Memphis Botanic Garden presents "Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The "Festa Italiana Wine Dinner" features a five-course meal served with a selection of Italian wines accompanying each course. Call 685-1566, Ext. 130, for reservations and pricing.

April 28

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis hosts its 2006 Annual Tribute Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Susan L. Taylor, editorial director of Essence magazine and senior vice president of Essence Communications, is the keynote speaker. Corporate sponsorships are available from $1,500 to $10,000; tickets cost $100 for an individual or $1,000 per table. Call 578-9346 or visit www.wfgm.org.

April 29

The 12th annual Hands On Memphis "Servathon" begins at 8:30 a.m. at Audubon Park's Cherry Road entrance. Volunteers will complete about 50 community service projects for area nonprofit groups. A post-event party with lunch and entertainment begins at 1 p.m. To register or for more information, call 725-2132 or e-mail info@handsonmemphis.org.

The Memphis chapter of ALSA (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association) hosts a patient symposium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Church in Collierville, 2005 Winchester Blvd. Dr. Tulio Bertorini, neurology and pathology professor, co-director of the Neurology Training Program and director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Training Program at the University of Tennessee-Memphis, is the keynote speaker. Contact Linda Gilbert at 309-1078 or visit www.alstn.org for more information.

Ballet Memphis holds auditions for its Junior Company's 2006-2007 season from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ballet Memphis Studios, 7950 Trinity Road in Cordova. Students ages 12 and older with three to four years of previous classical ballet experience are eligible to audition. Contact Janet Parke at 737-7322 for more information.

The American Cancer Society hosts its Zodiac Ball fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at The Pyramid, One Auction Ave. Jefferson Starship is the headliner. Call 278-2091 for more information.

Playhouse on the Square hosts its 29th annual Original Art Auction at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 51 S. Cooper St. The silent auction runs all day and the live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special appearance by the cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Call 725-0776 for more information.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra hosts the 12-member band Pink Martini as part of the symphony's Bank of America Pops Series at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. For ticket prices and more information, call 454-6774 or visit www.memphissymphony.org.

April 30

Bellevue Baptist Church holds a 2006 World Missions Expo from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 2000 Appling Road. The annual exhibit brings together missionaries and missions ministries from around the globe and features displays from 40 missionary families, organizations and projects. Call 347-2000 for details.

May 4

The Small Business Chamber Business Conference and Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event, titled "Driving Your Business Along the Highway of Success," will feature a tradeshow, breakout sessions, a silent auction and networking mixers. Attendance fee is $10. For information, call 844-5100 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

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