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VOL. 7 | NO. 49 | Saturday, November 29, 2014


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Small Business Saturday, an annual event that encourages consumers to shop and dine at small, independent businesses, will be held Saturday, Nov. 29. For more information, visit shopsmall.com.

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.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-REDCROSS for eligibility requirements and appointments.

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.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

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.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 13, and daily from Dec. 15-30. Families can play in “snow,” sip hot cocoa and spiced tea, create winter crafts, watch a musical light show and more. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Orpheum Theatre will present “A Christmas Story” through Nov. 30 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

Hattiloo Theatre will present “If Scrooge Was a Brother” through Dec. 21 at the theater, 37 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at hattiloo.org.

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Sanders Family Christmas” through Dec. 28 at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.com.

The Metal Museum will hold its annual holiday show and sale through Jan. 4 at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Items including jewelry, unique housewares, fire grates, floral sculptures and more will be featured in the museum store. Visit metalmuseum.org.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Peter Pan” through Jan. 4 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

PROPERTY SALES 91 293 13,051
MORTGAGES 58 168 8,171
BUILDING PERMITS 99 744 30,678
BANKRUPTCIES 34 156 6,220