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VOL. 123 | NO. 30 | Wednesday, February 13, 2008


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Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Real Estate Property Management: What You Need to Know When You Need to Know It" with Hulet Gregory of Clothier & Gregory Real Estate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kroger Distribution Center, 5079 Bledsoe Road. For more information, call the Red Cross at 501-614-4400.

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold "The Legalities of Freelancing" today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $20 for PRSA members, $30 for nonmembers and $15 for students. Registration is available at www.prsamemphis.org or by contacting Jamie Coggins at 754-9035 or jamieprsa@bellsouth.net.

The Shelby County Commission Family Court Task Force Committee will meet today at 4 p.m. in the fourth-floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

A Shelby County Charter Amendments public hearing will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Anointed Temple of Praise Outreach Ministries, 3930 Riverdale Road. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold a Real Estate Professional Assistant certificate course today and Thursday at the MAAR office, 6393 Poplar Ave. For more information about the course, visit the REPA Web site at www.professional-assistant.com. To register for the course, call 818-2421.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Memphis College of Art will host "A Day for (Flash) Lovers" Thursday. Two sessions of Flash software training will be held by an Adobe engineer at the Callicott Auditorium, 1930 Poplar Ave. The beginner-to-intermediate session will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and the intermediate-to-advanced session will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for one session is $25 for AIGA members and $50 for nonmembers. For both sessions, AIGA members pay $40 and nonmembers pay $80. Students also are eligible for a discount. For more information, e-mail Michael Guthrie at mguthrie@oden.com.

The PeaceJam Juniors program at Downtown Elementary School will coordinate and host a blood drive Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at the school, 10 N. Fourth St. PeaceJam is a youth peacemakers program run by BRIDGES Inc. For more information about the blood drive, contact Rody Thompson at 260-3790 or rthompson@bridgesusa.org.

The Memphis Investors Group will host a panel of local real estate investors at its meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Germantown Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. The event is free to first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20. Early-bird sessions will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Tammy Green at 414-2729 or mig@memphisinvestors.com.

The University of Memphis Law Review 2008 Spring Symposium, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association (MBA), will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Methodist Presentation Theater in the FedEx Institute of Technology, 330 Innovation Drive. The event counts for 4.5 hours of general continuing legal education credit. For registration information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

The Memphis chapter of The Federalist Society will present "A Lecture on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia" with Professor Ralph A. Rossum Friday at 11:45 a.m. in Room 310 of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3715 Central Ave. The society will hold the event in conjunction with the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the U of M Political Science Department. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. To make a reservation, call 526-0431 or e-mail ggrisham@weintraubstock.com.

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