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VOL. 121 | NO. 212 | Monday, October 30, 2006

Shelby Farms Ad Hoc Committee to Meet

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Oct. 31

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Ad Hoc Committee on Shelby Farms meets at 2 p.m. in the Commission's 4th floor committee room at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Call Steve Summerall at 545-4301 for more information.

The Memphis Regional Chamber offers "Preparing Your Business for the Unthinkable" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 N. Front St., Ste. 200. Mark Giannini, co-founder of Service Accurance Corp., is the guest speaker. Reservations must be made by Oct. 30. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or e-mail tlee@memphischamber.com to register.

Nov. 1

Talk Shoppe presents "How to Find Golden Real Estate and Business Leads Daily" from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale St. David Yawn, associate publisher and executive editor of The Daily News, is the guest speaker. For more information, call Talk Shoppe sponsor Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board meets at noon in the conference room at HEHFB, 65 Union Ave., Ste. 1120. Proposals that will be considered at the meeting include a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) transfer for Kimball Cabana Apartments at 2856 Kimball Ave. and an inducement resolution for the planned Lamar Crossing Apartments across from the Lamar Crossing Shopping Center. For more information, call 527-6400.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art holds a Day of the Dead celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1934 Poplar Ave. The event will feature live Latin music, a dance demonstration by Salsa Memphis, art activities, frozen margaritas and more. Cost is free for members and $6 for non-members. Call 544-6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org for more information.

Grill 83, McEwen's on Monroe, Felicia Suzanne's Restaurant and Stella will hold a progressive wine dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m. Each restaurant will serve a course that will be paired with a glass of complimentary wine from Napa, Calif.-based Stags' Leap Winery. Cost is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Felicia Suzanne's at 523-0877.

Nov. 2

Leadership Memphis presents "Welcome Memphis" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Cost is $145. Call 278-0016 for more information.

The Memphis Light, Gas & Water Board of Commissioners meets at 1:30 p.m. at MLGW's Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center, 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road. The meeting is preceded by a board briefing at 11 a.m. For more information, contact MLGW corporate communications at 528-4557.

The Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired presents "Improving Your Credit and Tips for a Better Job" at 3:30 p.m. at 346 St. Paul Ave. The session will include real-world scenarios and will be tailored for people with visual impairments. Call 523-9590 for more information.

Rhodes College hosts Dr. Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Cole will discuss "A Liberal Education for a Free Society." For more information, call 843-3833.

Nov. 3

Memphis Light, Gas & Water offers a church business seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the MLGW's Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center, 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road. Seminar participants will be able to choose from a variety of workshop topics ranging from grant writing to budgeting from a biblical perspective. The registration fee is $5. Call 528-4322 for more information.

Nov. 4

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC hosts the "Driven to Success" workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2670 Union Ave Ext., Ste. 200. Business adviser Tim Brady will lead the workshop. Attendees will learn how to rethink their business expenses, plan a mobile office and determine a break-even point across the board. Call 800-292-8072 to register.

The Church Health Center's "10th Annual Race for Grace" is at 9 a.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road. For more information or to register, visit www.raceforgrace.racesonline.com.

The National Model Railroad Association and the Memphis Society of Model Railroaders present the Railin' on the River Fall Train Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ, 443 S. Highland St. Cost is $5 for adults, and children younger than 12 are free. Proceeds benefit AGAPE Child and Family Services. For more information, visit www.msmr.name or call 461-7138.

Nov. 5

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) holds its annual Love Cap Celebration and Ingathering from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road. The event will feature a colorful display of handmade items collected that day, as well as a fashion show of knitted and crocheted items. For more information, call Sarah Terry at 529-4543 or sterry@mifa.org.

The Memphis Youth Symphony Program celebrates its first 40 years with a dinner, concert and alumni performance beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The event is being held in conjunction with a fall concert given by the 2006-2007 Memphis Youth Symphony. Call 327-5078 for more information.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 54 3,101
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 90 6,712
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 16 110 7,899
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 91 4,734