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VOL. 6 | NO. 43 | Saturday, October 19, 2013


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Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

Agape Child & Family Services will hold a Heart Shares bus tour Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., leaving from 111 Racine St. Tour participants will visit the communities Agape serves. Register at agapemeanslove.org.

Raleigh Feed Store will hold a 50-year business celebration Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store, 4284 Fayette Road. The event will include a petting zoo, discounts and raffles. Cost is free. Call 662-317-9775.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a book-signing with “Love, Peace, and Soul” author Ericka Blount Danois and former Stax Records owner Al Bell on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Visit staxmuseum.com.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing for the Memphis Area Nutrition Council’s “Fresh Slices of Nutrition” cookbook Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Volunteer Memphis will host a pickleball fun-raiser Sunday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at WellWorX Sportsplex, 6161 Shelby Oaks Drive. The event is open to players and spectators. Cost is $30, which includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Visit volunteermidsouth.org.

The Greater Memphis Chamber will host its October Lunch in the Know on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Medical Plaza B, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Lisa Leach and Tanja Thompson, shareholders at Littler Mendelson PC, will present “Managing the Toxic Employee.” Cost is free for chamber members; lunch is provided. Register at events.memphischamber.com or email tlee@memphischamber.com.

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Todd McCall, special agent in charge, FBI Memphis division, will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will hold an admissions workshop and recruitment fair Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the law school, 1 N. Front St. The workshop will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the recruitment fair, featuring representatives from six law schools, will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is free. RSVP to rpenny@memphis.edu or 678-5403.

The Church Health Center will hold a women’s roundtable titled “Making the Most of Our Time and Our Life” Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The discussion will focus on helping women prioritize their lives. RSVP at churchhealthcenter.org or 259-4673.

Lancome and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host Genefique Day, featuring celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wolfchase Galleria Dillards, 2700 N. Germantown Parkway. A portion of Genefique sales proceeds will benefit St. Jude. Visit

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will host the 15th annual Graduate Association of African American History conference Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Kevin Mumford of the University of Illinois will present the keynote, “Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988.” Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.

Rhodes College will host a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “Judeo-Christianity, Zen-Buddhism and Environmental Ethics,” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

David Lusk Gallery will host opening receptions for Huger Foote’s “Sixteen” and Libby Johnson’s “Meditations” Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Both exhibits will be on display through Nov. 16. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a tribute to Sidney Bichet, featuring saxophonist Brian “Breeze” Cayolle, Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will present “Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery” Sunday, Oct. 20, through Jan. 5 at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The exhibit is organized by the Museum of Biblical Art in New York. Visit dixon.org.

The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host Ballet Hispanico on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.

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