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VOL. 123 | NO. 31 | Thursday, February 14, 2008


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The Memphis Investors Group will host a panel of local real estate investors at its meeting today 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 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Memphis College of Art will host "A Day for (Flash) Lovers" today. 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 Stern Cardiovascular Center will sponsor a community-wide Heart Fair today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8060 Wolf River Blvd. The event is free and open to the public and will provide blood pressure screenings, heart failure educational materials and heart-healthy snacks. For more information, call Sharon Goldstein at 271-2123.

The PeaceJam Juniors program at Downtown Elementary School will coordinate and host a blood drive today 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 University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) will host two public events today to educate the public about earthquakes and how to prepare for them. The Open House will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the CERI headquarters, 3892 Central Ave. The Public Forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rose Theatre on the U of M campus. For more information, call Chris Powell at 678-8455.

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.

Rhodes College will open Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "How I Learned to Drive" Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Theatre on the Rhodes campus. The show will run Friday and Saturday and Feb. 21-23. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for non-Rhodes students and $2 for Rhodes students. Tickets can be purchased at the McCoy Theatre box office by contacting mccoy@rhodes.edu or 843-3839.

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