VOL. 129 | NO. 234 | Tuesday, December 2, 2014
National Civil Rights Museum will host the Freedom Award public forum Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 369 G.E. Patterson Ave. The Freedom Award ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., followed by a gala from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the adjacent Cook Convention Center. Admission to the forum is free; tickets to the ceremony and gala are $200. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org for details on this year’s honorees.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the YMCA Nuber Center, 5885 Quince Road. Renee and Steven Kennedy of Couch Associates Insurance will present “What You Need to Know About Home Water Emergencies.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Black Business Association of Memphis will host a workshop on using Twitter as part of a business social media strategy Thursday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Space is limited. RSVP at 526-9300.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thomas Center at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Jim Duncan, executive director of Memphis Botanic Garden, will present “The Memphis Botanic Garden Experience: From Red to Black.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will host the 13th annual Valero Memphis Refinery Tool Box Bash Friday, Dec. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Great Hall, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The event will feature live music, food and beverages, live and silent auctions, and a Wall of Wine mystery wine pull. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit Memphis Habitat. Visit toolboxbash.com.