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VOL. 6 | NO. 13 | Saturday, March 23, 2013


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The Cotton Museum will host Patrick O’Daniel, discussing his book “When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927,” Thursday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes a complimentary museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.

The University of Memphis Law Review will hold its annual symposium Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. This year’s theme is “Breaking the Silence: Legal Voices in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” Visit memphis.edu/law for registration information and a list of speakers.

Memphis Area Master Gardeners will host its Spring Fling garden expo Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The free event will include lectures, demonstrations, children’s activities, and plant and garden vendors. Visit memphisareamastergardeners.org or call 752-1207.

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Friday, March 22, at noon in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host Brooks Uncorked, part of the 2013 Memphis Wine + Food Series, Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. The event will include more than 50 wines paired with dishes prepared by local chefs, live entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $125 at the door. Visit memphiswineandfoodseries.org.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ Youth United chapter will hold its annual yard sale Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8185 Pine Valley Lane. The sale helps raise funds needed to build a Habitat home. Visit facebook.com/memphisyouthunitedyardsale or email apaul@memphishabitat.com.

Church Health Center Wellness will hold an open house Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 1115 Union Ave. The event will include facility tours, cooking demonstrations and exercise classes. Cost is free. Visit churchhealthcenter.org or call 259-4673.

The Shelby County Trustee’s office will hold a Project H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easier) Financial Literacy workshop Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marion Hale Community Center, 4791 Willow Road. Attendees will learn the basics of budgeting, complete a spending plan and prepare a payment plan with Trustee staff to pay off delinquent taxes. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.

BRIDGES will host the second annual Screen on the Green Gala, “The Wizard’s Ball,” Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at BRIDGES, 277 N. Fifth St. The event will include a buffet, dancing, and performances by Ballet Memphis and Alexis Grace. Tickets at $75. Visit bridgesusa.org or call 260-3752.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host its Spring Bloom Celebration Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Japanese Garden at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The event will highlight Japanese music, culture, nature and art. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4110.

WKNO-TV/FM and Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will host a day of free Shakespeare-related events Sunday, March 24, in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Events include a guided tour of “The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man – a ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’ Costume Exhibit” at 1:30 p.m., a screening of the documentary “Hamlet With David Tennant” at 2 p.m. and a one-hour ‘Hamlet’ rehearsal workshop at 3:45 p.m. Cost is free; reservations are required. Visit wkno.org.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Mid-South Regional Roundtable will host a tour of the Greentech Automotive facility Tuesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at 6266 Hurt Road in Horn Lake. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at cscmp.org or email midsouthcscmp@gmail.com.

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Commercial Appeal publisher George Cogswell will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host its “Celebrity Sightings” Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting Tuesday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; advanced registration is required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Gracey, CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Memphis Bar Association Health Law Section will host a seminar titled “The State of Health Care in America” Wednesday, March 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, 165 Madison Ave., suite 2000. Philip Johnson of Regions Insurance Group will present an overview of American health care with a focus on employer-sponsored health plans. Visit memphisbar.org or call 260-3275 for costs and registration.

Networking in Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Nita Black, former president of the National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis, will discuss how the role of women as business owners has changed. Cost is $10. Visit networkinginmem.com.

The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.

A2H Inc. will host an opening reception for “Against the Grain: The Art of Edward H. Perry” Saturday, March 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the A2H office, 3009 Davies Plantation Road. Cost is free. Visit a2h.com.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Aron Shiers as part of its Winter Bistro Music Series Saturday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Theatre Memphis will present “A Chorus Line” through March 30 on the theater’s Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at theatrememphis.org.

The Circuit Playhouse presents “Debbie Does Dallas” through March 24 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Eclectic Eye presents Lindsey Penn’s “technicolor lunacy” at its Midtown boutique, 282 S. Cooper St., through April 17. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

PROPERTY SALES 51 333 19,446
MORTGAGES 68 383 22,433
BUILDING PERMITS 138 688 40,004
BANKRUPTCIES 34 238 12,486