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VOL. 121 | NO. 72 | Monday, April 3, 2006

Youth Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Forum Today

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The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center and the April 4th Foundation hold a youth voting rights forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at BRIDGES Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. A number of interactive activities designed to reinforce the importance and meaning of voting will be available. Speakers include Election Commissioner O.C. Pleasant and Calvin Anderson, a member of the Tennessee Election Commission. Call 725-4990 or visit www.midsouthpeace.org.

April 4

The National Civil Rights Museum and Rhodes College present the 2006 Conference on Freedom from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rhodes, 2000 N. Parkway. Discussion includes recognizing and overcoming disparities in healthcare; broadening access to quality care; patient rights in end-of-life issues; and implementing patient rights through patient-centered care. Dr. George Annas of Boston University School of Public Health and Dr. Allen Battle of the University of Tennessee are the keynote speakers. Call 521-9699, Ext. 289 for more information.

April 5

Baptist Memorial Healthcare presents "Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath" from noon to 1 p.m. in the education classroom, 6225 Humphreys Blvd. Dr. Joe Holley, director of the emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the role rescue workers played in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Call (800) 4-BAPTIST or 227-8478 to register.

April 6

The Small Business Chamber presents a Chamber in Action (CIA) meeting from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. New member orientation begins at 4:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

The Memphis Bar Association's Business Law Section presents "Legal Issues in Software Licensing and The Use of Technology" at 5 p.m. at the Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road. Cost is $10 for business law section members; $25 for non-section members; and $5 for non-attorneys. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org to register.

April 7

The State of Tennessee Department of Human Services' Rehabilitation Council holds its quarterly meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel, 1850 Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. For more information, contact Samuel E. Cole at (615) 313-5682.

April 8

The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. conducts a small business development seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. The class focuses on all aspects of starting and running a child care business. Cost to attend is $25. Call (888) 413-2232.

Miss Cordelia's holds its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Miss Cordelia's New Neighborhood Grocery, 737 Harbor Bend Road in Harbor Town. The event will feature around 5,500 bedding, perennial and tropical plants. Call 526-4772 for more information.

Baptist Memorial Health Care hosts the fourth annual Women's Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, 1500 W. Poplar Ave.; Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, 6225 Humphreys Blvd.; and the city of Southaven Multi-Purpose Arena, 7360 U.S. 51. All three facilities will feature free health screenings, pediatric and women's health experts, financial, beauty and home décor consultants, as well as cooking and exercise tips. Call 227-8478 or visit www.herbaptist.org for more information.

Windsor Health Plan of Tennessee Inc., Senior Services of Memphis, WREG-TV Channel 3, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, WCRV-AM 640 and WLOK-AM 1340 sponsor "Ladies First Hat Show, Extravaganza and Tea" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at BRIDGES Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. The event will raise funds to help pay the utility bills of senior citizens, disabled people and Medicare-eligible individuals. For more information, call 324-3705.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents "Brahms: A Choral Celebration" at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Soprano Harolyn Blackwell and baritone Dean Elzinga will sing. For ticket prices and more information, call 454-6774 or visit www.memphissymphony.org.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. The winners of the 2004 Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album and the 2003 Billboard Music Award for Best New Artist, the orchestra will be performing its jazzy Latin hits. For ticket prices, call 751-7500 or visit www.gpacweb.com.

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