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VOL. 6 | NO. 24 | Saturday, June 8, 2013


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The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “The Power of Full Engagement” Friday, June 7, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank boardroom, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlfullengagement-es2.eventbrite.com.

Eyewear Gallery will host free learner’s permit and driver’s license vision screenings Friday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at 763-2020.

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South will hold a lunch and learn for those interested in the YMCA Corporate Games Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its corporate office, 6373 Quail Hollow Road, suite 201. The games will be held Sept. 16-22. R.S.V.P. to Shauna Bateman at sbateman@ymcamemphis.org or 766-7677.

The FedEx-St. Jude Classic will open the third round of tournament play Saturday, June 8, at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind. The tournament continues through Sunday, June 9. Visit stjudeclassic.com for a schedule of related events.

The Access to Justice Committee will host a free Saturday legal clinic Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance to those in need on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit memphisbar.org.

Lifeblood will host Donor Fest 2013, an event to boost summer blood donations, Sunday, June 9, through Saturday, June 15. Donation centers will stay open extended hours all week. The event will culminate with a donor celebration Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Audubon Park in East Memphis. Visit lifeblood.org.

The Memphis Friends of Israel will host the sixth annual Memphis Israel Festival and 5K run/walk on Sunday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Audubon Park, 4161 Park Ave. Cost is free. The event will include live music, a falafel eating contest, food and crafts booths, and children’s activities. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Visit memphisfoi.org.

Business Over Coffee International will continue its Weave Your Own Web social media training series on Thursday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 5865 Ridgeway Road, suite 300. Cost is free for members and first-time guests, and $10 for returning guests. Visit businessovercoffee.biz or call 820-4469.

The University of Memphis Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host a business boot camp information meeting for active and retired military personnel Monday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at the Family & Support Service Center on the Naval Support Activity Mid-South base, 5722 Integrity Drive. The boot camp kicks off with skills-building classes Saturday, June 22, at The University of Memphis. For details, email kcnklnpn@memphis.edu or call 678-5266.

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its 2013-2014 installation of officers and board of directors ceremony Monday, June 10, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

Financial consultant Ron Goldner of Wealth Strategies Group will present “Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits (What to Know Before You Apply)” Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The information seminar is geared to individuals 55 and older who are about to apply for Social Security benefits. Cost is free; attendees choose one session. R.S.V.P. to ron.goldner@lpl.com.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, June 12, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Greg Gonzales, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold Farmers’ Market at the Garden Wednesday, June 12, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Project Management Institute Memphis chapter will meet Wednesday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Registration, which includes dinner, begins at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Register at pmimemphis.org.

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Freedom Rock as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

The Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Gala will be held Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church-Broad event center, 2835 Broad Ave. Twenty Memphians will be honored, representing the festival’s 20th anniversary. The Juneteenth festival continues Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org.

The Prosperity Series Memphis and U.S. Learning will present “Make LinkedIn Your Gateway to B2B Profits” Thursday, June 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in the Memphis Botanic Garden Goldsmith Room, 750 Cherry Road. Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. Cost is free for members and $149 for nonmembers. Visit prosperityseriesmemphis.info.

The American Payroll Association Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Sherry Dwyer will discuss escheatment. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis Symphony Orchestra director Mei-Ann Chen will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com or call 529-4000.

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Deathtrap” Friday, June 7, through June 30, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Eclectic Eye will host an opening reception for Sweet Veracity by Kelly Heflin Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. The exhibit runs through July 31. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

Crosstown Arts will host Readily Available: An Instagram Show Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the gallery, 430 N. Cleveland St. The show will feature photography by Lesley Young, Jenn Brandt and Stephanie Wexler. Visit crosstownarts.org.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens will host For What It’s Worth: Appraisals by Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Specialists will appraise jewelry, decorative art, fine art and more. Cost per item is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers, with a three-item limit. Visit dixon.org.

David Lusk Gallery will host an artist talk with Pinkey Herbert Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Herbert’s show, Circuit, runs through June 22. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Stephen Starritt as part of its Summer Bistro Music Series Saturday, June 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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