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VOL. 121 | NO. 198 | Monday, October 9, 2006

Memphis Bar Association Members Act Out at Buckman

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Oct. 10

The Memphis Bar Association presents "Entertaining Motions" from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The production is a parody of legal life featuring music and skits by and for the Memphis legal community. Call 527-3573 for more information.

The 16th annual Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) and Memphis Home Furnishings Association Golf Classic takes place at noon at Cherokee Valley Golf Course, 6635 Crumpler Blvd. in Olive Branch. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.mifa.org or contact Charlie Nelson, MIFA director of special events/volunteers, at 529-4514 or cnelson@mifa.org.

The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) meets at 6 p.m. at Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N. Germantown Parkway. For more information, call Jill Rayman at 550-0487.

Oct. 11

The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts a free "Business Start-Up" from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The seminar will discuss the first steps in starting a business. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

The city's Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board meets at noon in the conference room of HEHFB, 65 Union Ave., Ste. 1120. For more information, call John L. Baker 527-6400.

The Center City Commission presents The Memphis Allstars as part of the second annual Court Square Concert Series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Court Square in Downtown Memphis. The concert series will feature local bands every Wednesday through Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information, call CCC special events manager Stephanie Ziemba at 575-0546.

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center presents "Alexandra's Project" as part of its Wider Angle Film Series at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Cost is free, and children younger than 17 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. For information, call the library's humanities department at 415-2726.

Oct. 12

Leadership Memphis presents "Welcome Memphis" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The daylong program is designed for executives and their spouses who are moving to the city. Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton and Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will make presentations and answer questions during the program. Registration is $125 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack breaks. Seating is limited. Call 278-0016 for more information.

The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Internet Marketing" from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The seminar will discuss software and Web site suggestions for successful Internet marketing. Cost is $20. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

Friends of the Poplar-White Station Branch Library presents Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood as part of its Second Thursday Community Lecture Series at 11:30 a.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch, 5094 Poplar Ave. Leatherwood presents "Accessing Public Records Made Easy." For more information, call 682-1616.

The Eclectic Eye hosts a trunk show by Oliver Peoples from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Eclectic Eye showroom at 242 S. Cooper St. For more information, call 853-3213 or visit www.eclectic-eye.com.

The Memphis chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) meets at 5:30 p.m. at Jarrett's Gourmet Restaurant, 5689 Quince Road. John N. Ellison and Nick Insua with Anderson Kill & Olick PC are the guest speakers. Ellison is managing partner of the firm's Philadelphia office and Insua is an attorney in the Newark, N.J., office. Their discussion topic is "Business Income and Other Time Element Claims." Cost is $35. For reservations, e-mail Debbie Burd at dburd@harrahs.com.

The Memphis chapter of the National Black MBA Association meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The first half hour of the event provides an opportunity for networking. The remaining time will include a panel discussion on the Harvard Business Review article "Managers and Leaders - Are They Different?" Admission is free, but reservations must be made by Tuesday. For reservations, send an e-mail to memphis_nbmbaa@yahoo.com.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents "Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe" at 7 p.m. at 1934 Poplar Ave. The film is the second installment of the museum's Architecture Film Festival. The showing is a sanctioned event of Architecture Month. For more information, call 544-6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org.

Oct. 13

Humanities Tennessee presents the 18th annual Southern Festival of Books beginning Oct. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The festival runs through Oct. 15. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.humanitiestennessee.org.

The seventh annual Barristers' Pancake Breakfast is Oct. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's 2006 Race for the Cure. Call Judy Birchler at 577-2243 for more information.

The Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center hosts writer/composer Omar Faruk Tekbilek through Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at 60 Perkins Road Extended. The Turkish-born artist fuses contemporary, Middle Eastern sounds with Western music. Tickets cost $25. For more information about the artist, visit www.omarfaruktekbilek.com. Tickets are on sale Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the box office. Call 537-1483 for more information.

Oct. 15

The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) hosts its 10th annual Home Tour from noon to 6 p.m. The home tour is a multiple-site tour of 13 homes from the southern portion of Downtown Memphis-South Main Historic District to the northern portion, or the newly developing Uptown community. Admission is $10. For more information or to buy tickets in advance, visit ww.memphisdna.org.

Coming Events
Oct. 16

The Memphis chapter of the Association of Women in Communications meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central Ave. The chapter also is accepting nominations for the 2007 AWC board of directors. For reservations, e-mail aliciabarden@gmail.com.

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