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VOL. 121 | NO. 52 | Monday, March 6, 2006

Dabble with Watercolors During Botanic Garden's Workshop

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The Memphis Botanic Garden presents a "No Risk Watercolor Class" with Sally Markell from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The class is for beginners or experienced artists who want to get reacquainted with watercolors. All supplies provided. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Call 685-1566, Ext. 130, to register.

March 8

The YWCA of Greater Memphis holds its annual benefit luncheon at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. A silent auction will be held. Items include a Blues Burst guitar donated by the Gibson Foundation and seats from the FedExForum Suite donated by WMC-TV for the March 23 Memphis Grizzlies game. Call 323-2211 or e-mail marycole.nichols@memphisywca.org.

The Memphis Botanic Garden presents "Brown Bag Lunch and Learn" at noon at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. "Natives Out of Place" with Lorie Emens, horticulturist and master gardener, offers attendees a chance to learn about growing native plants in non-traditional situations. Cost is $5 for non-members. Call 685-1566, Ext. 128.

The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners meets at 2 p.m. at the Red Cross, 1400 Central Ave. Discussion topic for the meeting is "Preparing Employees for Disasters." For more information, contact Glen Curole at 419-5047.

March 9

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bartlett present the 2006 Bartlett Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. More than 80 companies will have booths set up showcasing their products and services. Admission is free. Call 372-9457 for more information.

The Mid-South Business Travel Association hosts "The New Northwest" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. Robert McQueston, district sales manager of Northwest Airlines, will discuss the future of Northwest Airlines in the Mid-South and other hub cities, the airline's restructuring goals and what it all means for business travelers in the Memphis area. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 788-6721 or visit www.msabta.com for more information.

Real estate entrepreneur Paul Wells presents "From Rookie to Riches Through Investing in Pre-Foreclosures" at the Memphis Investors Group's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Germantown Centre's Great Hall, 1801 Exeter Road. An early bird meeting begins at 6 p.m. Call 525-6761 or visit www.memphisinvestorsgroup.com for more information.

March 10

The Memphis Bar Association's bankruptcy section holds an "Are We Surviving?" seminar from noon to 3 p.m. at 200 Jefferson, sixth floor. The seminar focuses on problems and changes attendees have faced since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 went into effect Oct. 17. Bankruptcy Judge William H. Brown is the guest speaker. Cost is $100 for continuing legal education credit; $50 for people who don't need credit and free for law clerks and judges' staff members. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org to register.

March 11

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 how to start and run a childcare business. Cost to attend is $25. Call (888) 413-2232.

The Mid-South chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents "An Evening to Remember" from 7 p.m. to midnight in the skyway of the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Tickets cost $150. Tables of eight are available. Call 565-0011 for details.

March 12

Miss Cordelia's Grocery hosts a Lazy Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cordelia's Table at 737 Harbor Bend Road in Harbor Town. Local musicians will play jazz while attendees dine. Cost is $16 per person. Contact Nancy Kistler at 526-4772 or nkistler@misscordelias.com.

The Memphis Botanic Garden presents the "Signs of Spring Garden Walk" from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Call 685-1566, Ext. 128.

PROPERTY SALES 56 289 2,908
MORTGAGES 55 226 2,009
BUILDING PERMITS 108 1,002 6,703
BANKRUPTCIES 42 248 1,225