VOL. 127 | NO. 23 | Friday, February 3, 2012
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Feb. 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Deborah Hester Harrison, president of Girls Inc., will speak. To reserve a place, call Dick Wieland at 270-3778.
The Special Olympics of Greater Memphis will hold the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge and sixth annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Mud Island River Park. For more information, including the full event schedule, call Lisa Taylor at 485-3555 or visit www.specialolympicsmem.org.
The Vance Avenue Choice Neighborhood Initiative will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Community Outreach Center, 277 S. Fourth St. The meeting will discuss the physical redevelopment of the neighborhood. Participants will have the opportunity to speak about the costs and benefits of different approaches before indicating their preferences. Lunch and child care will be provided. For more information, call 678-2161.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis will hold its annual Cirque du CMOM fundraiser with the theme “Night in Hollywood: A Vanity Affair” Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 2525 Central Ave. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.
Temple Israel will host 2012 Eco Expo Sunday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1376 E. Massey Road. The expo will explore sustainable practices and technologies. Admission is free. For more information, call 482-6473.
The second annual Farm to Table Conference for Mid-South Producers will be held Monday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation conference enter, 20 Dudley St. The conference is a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other interested groups to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. For more information, visit www.growmemphis.org.
The Greater Memphis Chamber breakfast forum will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is due Monday, Feb. 6. To register, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or email@example.com.
Rhodes College will present a lecture by Harvard Law professor Robert Mnookin titled “Bargaining with the Devil” Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on the Rhodes campus. The talk is free and open to the public.