VOL. 121 | NO. 120 | Monday, June 12, 2006
This Week In Memphis
Check Out Zoo Documentary Wednesday on WKNO
The Center City Commission Revenue Finance Corp. meets at 9:30 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540 for details.
The Small Business Chamber holds a free Cellular South workshop called "Customer Relationship Management (CRM)" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Cost is free, but registration is required. Contact Robert Staub at 870-6934 for more information.
The Association for Women Attorneys sponsors a judicial reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event will offer all judicial candidates a forum to express their views and offer the community a chance to meet the candidates. Call 523-8822, Ext. 420, for more information.
The National Association of Women in Construction meets at 6 p.m. at Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N. Germantown Parkway. Contact Jill Rayman at 550-0487 for more information.
The South Main Association holds its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at RE/MAX on the River, 500 S. Main St. Attendees will learn about the recruitment of new businesses, Downtown developments and panhandling issues. Call 578-7262 for more information.
WKNO-TV and Running Pony Productions present the documentary "Wild About the Zoo: 100 Years and Growing" at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. The program will explore the zoo's history - how it grew from a single black bear to a world-class attraction housing more than 3,500 animals. Call Teri Sullivan at 325-6518 for more information.
The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America meets at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Steven J. Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is the guest speaker. He will discuss how public relations is a critical component in the progression of the biotech program in Memphis. Cost is free for members; $25 for non-members; and $15 for students. Contact Jamie Coggins at email@example.com or visit www.prsamemphis.org for reservations.
The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners meets at 2 p.m. at The Commercial Appeal, 495 Union Ave. This month's topic is "Resources, Organizations and Assistance." For more information, contact Robert Paul Palmisano at 485-9725.
As part of its 13th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival, Nationwide Insurance presents "Jumpin' Jazz & Jubilee" at noon at April House, 2163 Airways Blvd. The "foot soldiers" of the national Civil Rights Movement will be recognized at the event. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey is the keynote speaker. The Juneteenth festival will be held June 16-18 in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Tickets for the luncheon cost $35 per person and $350 for tables of 10. Call 385-1943 for reservations.
Mpact Memphis, the Financial Planners Association and Christian Brothers University offer a "Building Wealth" seminar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus, 650 E. Parkway South. Contact Mark Jordan at 312-7760 or visit www.mpactmemphis.org to register.
Frank Grisanti Italian Cuisine and Great Wine and Spirits present "Il Bello! Wines of Italy" at 7 p.m. at Frank Grisanti's restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1022 S. Shady Grove Road. The event features a five-course Italian dinner prepared by Frank's son Larkin Grisanti and paired with Mediterranean wines. Cost is $75. Call 761-9462 for reservations.
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) and Artists on Central host a reception and silent auction in conjunction with MIFA's "Fill an Empty Plate Campaign" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Artists on Central, 2256 Central Ave. The auction will feature plates designed by artists from all over the Mid-South. All proceeds benefit the MIFA Meals program, which provides hot meals each weekday to senior citizens. Contact Charlie Nelson at 529-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
The Memphis Botanic Garden hosts the "Exotic Italian Car Show" from noon to 5 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Featuring a collection of cars - from modern-day Ferraris to some of the rarest vintage Italian cars - the show benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 761-4771 for more information.