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VOL. 121 | NO. 68 | Monday, March 27, 2006

City Council Wants to Hear from You Tuesday

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March 27

Memphis Heritage presents "The Parkways: Framing our Midtown Neighborhoods" as part of its 2006 Preservation Series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 447 N. Evergreen St. Registration is $60. Call 529-9828 or visit www.memphisheritage.org.

March 28

The Memphis City Council presents "Dialogues on Memphis," a public safety hearing on police services and homeland security from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The Council will hear from representatives from the University of Memphis' Criminal Justice Department, office of the District Attorney General, office of the U.S. Attorney General, Homeland Security and the Memphis Police Department. The public will be called to speak at 6 p.m. Citizens who wish to address the council should call 576-6785 or 576-6795 or e-mail carold.chumney@memphistn.gov to be added to the agenda.

March 28

New Era Cap brings the "Fit for the Streets" tour to Memphis March 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Gear, 4641 American Way. The Fit for the Streets tour tells the story of the baseball cap company, from its roots in fashion hats in the 1920s to its eight-decade history in baseball. Call (212) 274-8300 or visit www.neweracap.com.

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 "Cherry Festival of Wine" features a variety of red and white wines as well as cherry-inspired hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Call 685-1566, Ext. 130, for reservations.

The East Shelby Republican Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Road. Guest speakers include John Willingham, Brent Todd, Mike Ritz, Mike Rude, Mike Carpenter and Karla Willingham Templeton. Contact Linda Gregory at 309-9455.

March 29

The Rotary Club of Memphis East holds a luncheon meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards will be presented. FedEx chairman and CEO Fredrick W. Smith is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $35 per person and $300 per table. Call Lee Hughes at 754-1615 for reservations.

The Association for Women in Communications meets at 11:45 a.m. at Old Venice, 368 Perkins Extended. Peggy Phillip, news director for WMC-TV 5, is the guest speaker. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. For reservations, e-mail Alicia Barden at bardenal@methodisthealth.org.

March 30

The Memphis Regional Chamber presents a breakfast forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Carol Coletta of Smart City Consulting is the guest speaker. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or tlee@memphischamber.com.

The Brooks Museum League, a support organization for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, presents its second annual Designers & Artists Showcase through April 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Admission is $10. Contact Ruth Dunning at 861-3637.

March 31

The government relations committees of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce host the seventh annual State Legislative Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Cost is $15. Call 853-1949 or 755-1200 to make reservations.

The Memphis Housing Resource Center celebrates its 11th anniversary with a gala event at 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Galloway Ave. The event will include live entertainment and a silent auction. Call 529-1151.

April 1

Memphis Gridiron Show presents "Waltzing in Memphis" at 6 p.m. at the Al Chymia Shrine Center, 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive. Performances for the evening will include "Zombies from the night of the voting of the dead" and "Governor Bredesen addressing the pressing issue of a shortage of the Fords." The event raises funds for journalism scholarships at area universities. Cost is $60. Contact Bettye Chapman at 377-0287 or e-mail Terry Reeves at terryreeves01@aol.com for reservations.

April 2

Cordelia's Table holds a lazy day Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cordelia's Eat-In Kitchen, 737 Harbor Bend Road in Harbor Town. Cost is $16. Contact Nancy Kistler at 526-4772.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 64 87 1,429
MORTGAGES 39 60 1,107
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 0 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 0 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0