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VOL. 121 | NO. 228 | Monday, November 27, 2006

Rhodes College Singers Perform at Calvary and the Arts

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Nov. 28

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a free tax preparer seminar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Attendees will hear from speakers from the IRS, the U.S Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration. For more information, visit www.irs.gov.

Nov. 29

The Rhodes College Singers perform in the "Calvary and the Arts Series" at 12:05 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. The 40-minute concert is free and open to the public. Call the Rhodes Music Department with specific inquiries at 843-3775.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence (ANE) offers "Researching Grant Funding" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Ste. 108. Cost is $65 for members and $99 for non-members. Call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

Nov. 30

HR Training and Development hosts a training seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The topic will be "Delivering Exceptional Customer Service." Cost is $95. For more information or reservations, call Darrell Uselton at 761-5585 or 326-4979.

The Memphis Advertising Federation meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Ira Babin, director of marketing for the Louisiana Office of Tourism, is the guest speaker. Cost is free for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.

Bravo Memphis hosts a wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the David Lusk Gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The event will feature a sampling of winter white wines courtesy of Buster's Liquors and art collecting advice from gallery owner David Lusk. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Greater Memphis Arts Council. Cost is $25 per person and $45 per couple. Contact Pat Mitchell Worley at 578-2787, Ext. 201, or pworley@memphisartscouncil.org for ticket information.

Dec. 1

The Memphis chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants holds its annual holiday party at 6:30 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo in Overton Park. The party will be held at the Panda Theater in the China exhibit. Party members also will have free admission to the SunTrust Zoo Lights show, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. that evening. One chapter member and one guest will be admitted free. The fee for additional guests is $12. E-mail Dana Mason at damson@fedex.com to make reservations.

Dec. 2

The Tennessee Arts Commission hosts a reception for Memphis artist Jed Jackson from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 401 Charlotte Ave. in Nashville. His works will be on exhibit at the TAC gallery through Jan. 5, as part of the 2006 Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibit. For more information about the exhibit, call 615-532-9798.

Ballet Memphis presents "Connections: Food" at 7 p.m. at BRIDGES Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. Chefs Karen Blockman Carrier, Brett "Shaggy" Duffee and others will create five courses for this Ballet Memphis fund-raiser, and Ballet Memphis artists will present choreography to complement each course. Cost is $250 per person and $475 per couple. Call 737-7322, Ext. 302, for ticket information.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents "Home for the Holidays" at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The concert is part of the Bank of America Pops Series. For information and tickets, visit www.memphissymphony.org or call the symphony box office at 454-6774.

Dec. 3

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre hosts 14-year-old piano prodigy Kit Armstrong at 7 p.m. at 1801 Exeter Road. Armstrong is a pianist and composer who has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Grammy Awards. The concert is a free event, but tickets are required for admission. Call 751-7500 for reservations.

The Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center hosts Cape Verde singer Lura at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal School, 60 Perkins Road Ext. On Dec. 4, she will present an educational outreach performance at Stax Music Academy at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Born in Lisbon and residing in Cape Verde, Lura fuses her homeland's musical traditions with French, Afro-pop and Brazilian sounds. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for senior citizens and students. For more information about the artist, visit her Web site at www.luracriola.com. Call 537-1483 for ticket information.

Coming Events
Dec. 5

The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds its annual holiday gala from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. The cost is $30 per person and $50 for couples. For reservations, visit www.nawbomemphis.org or call 844-3738 by Nov. 28.

Dec. 7

The eWomenNetwork accelerated networking luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Lesley Torrell, director of Internet marketing and development for the Memphis Grizzlies, is the keynote speaker. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members; after Dec. 3 the cost is $55. Call 210-9582 to register.

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