VOL. 121 | NO. 183 | Monday, September 18, 2006
This Week In Memphis
Children's Museum Hosts Golf Tournament Today
The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) hosts the fourth annual CMOM Golf Tournament to benefit the "Yes, EVERY Child!" program at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Country Club, 3034 Southern Ave. The Yes, EVERY Child! program provides free CMOM admission for less fortunate families. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers will play in teams of four for $300 a person. Call 458-2678 for information or to register.
The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center holds a seminar on business marketing basics from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is $20. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.
The University of Memphis observes National Constitution Day by hosting a forum on the U.S. Constitution and public trust at 6 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the U of M campus. Constitution Day honors the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The event was deferred for a day because of the weekend. A group of panelists comprised of U of M professors will discuss whether trust matters for American democracy. For more information, call 678-2690.
The Small Business Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Comedy, TN, 6102 Macon Road. Discussion topic is "What's in Yoooouur Toolbox?" Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.
The Society of Entrepreneurs holds the Entrepreneurs Roundtable at noon at Creative Co-op, 4650 Quality Drive, Ste. 101. Robert and Susan Wang, co-owners of Wang's International Inc., are the guest speakers. Call 682-9920 or visit www.soememphis.com for more information.
The Memphis Regional Chamber's Chamber Advantage series presents Dr. Jay Yuan, senior adviser and principal partner of NBM Associates, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 22 N. Front St., Ste. 200. Yuan will discuss "Research and the Success of a Business." For reservations, e-mail Tunga Lee at email@example.com.
Talk Shoppe presents "Helping Seniors Downsize Their Homes" from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale St. For more information, call Talk Shoppe sponsor Jo Garner at 759-7808.
The Center City Commission presents P-Smoov, Lex G., Tom Skeemask & The Memphis Movement 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. Other featured performers this year include the The Billy Gibson Band and The Memphis Allstars. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call CCC special events manager Stephanie Ziemba at 575-0546.
The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center presents an IRS tax workshop for small-business owners from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is $20. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.
Chez Philippe hosts "Taste of India" as part of its monthly series of world dinners from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel. For one night a month during the next year, the restaurant's Chef de Cuisine Reinaldo Alfonso will showcase the cuisine from an array of countries. The five-course dinners cost $65 plus tax and gratuity. Call 529-4188 for reservations.
MPACT Memphis, the Financial Planners Association and Christian Brothers University offer a seminar titled "Insurance," the seventh in a nine-part series of financial literacy seminars, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus, 650 E. Parkway South. Contact Mark Jordan at 312-7760 or visit www.mpactmemphis.org to register.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents "Sketches of Frank Gehry" at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg auditorium at 1934 Poplar Ave. The film, a feature length documentary of architect Frank Gehry, is a sanctioned event of Architecture Month, which runs through Oct. 3. Admission is $5 for Brooks and AIA members and $7 for non-members. Call 544-6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org for more information.
Clanjamfry: A Scottish Festival runs through Sept. 24 at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University Ave. The festival, which has been held for the past seven years, includes a Scottish talent show, a 5K run, a Kirkin' of the Tartans church service and more. For information and schedules, visit www.clanjamfrymemphis.org, call Evergreen at 274-3740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGAPE Child and Family Services' licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) Willie Holcomb presents "Strengthening Your Marriage" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AGAPE, 111 Racine St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35 a couple, which includes snacks and informational materials. The class will be limited to 20 couples. Call 323-3600 to register.
The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Business Start-Up" from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The seminar will discuss the first steps to be taken when starting a business. Cost is free. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.
LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corp. and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music present "Soul-a-bration 2006" from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the Stax Museum, 870 E. McLemore Ave. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature a concert with homegrown talent. Legendary Stax recording artists The Bar-Kays will be performing, along with hip-hop group Free Sol and the Yo! Memphis Show Choir featuring former American Idol contestant Gedeon McKinney. For more information, call 435-1654.
Main Street Collierville holds its 14th annual "Partners in Preservation Party" at 6 p.m. at Confederate Park in Collierville's town square. Tickets are $50 per person or $475 for a table of 10. For more information, call 853-1666 or visit www.collierville.com/mainstreet.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens presents Claude Monet scholar Paul Tucker at 2 p.m. at The Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The lecture is part of The Rhea Impressionist Lecture Series presented in conjunction with Dixon's year-long anniversary celebration. Cost is free for members and is included with general admission for non-members. Call 761-5250 for more information.
Strictly Jazz Entertainment presents "Sax on Sunday" from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Neil's Bar & Grill, 1835 Madison Ave. The "Jazz Jam Sessions" will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Cost to attend is $7. For more information, call Neil's at 278-6345 or Dennis Adams at 292-6347.