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VOL. 129 | NO. 185 | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Events

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Volunteer Mid-South will hold a volunteer expo Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Ave. Dozens of Mid-South nonprofits will on hand to discuss programs and volunteer opportunities. Visit volunteermidsouth.org.

The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Phantom of the Opera” Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Oct. 5 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000.

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham will present “A.L.E.R.T. and Interdiction.” RSVP at phelpssecurity.com.

Networking in Memphis will hold its fourth anniversary celebration Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. The event will feature the Memphis Grizzlies, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and cash bar. Tickets are $10. Email networkinginmem@gmail.com or visit kellyprice.biz.

Eyewear Gallery will hold free kids vision screenings Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. The screenings aim to help end learning disability misdiagnoses. Call 763-2020 for details.

The Mid-South Book Festival will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at locations across Memphis. The festival, presented by Literacy Mid-South, will feature celebrity authors, creative-writing seminars, speaking panels, multiple book stores, music and more. Some events are ticketed, but all are free. Visit midsouthbookfest.org for a schedule.

The Bar-Kays, Lifeblood and the National Civil Rights Museum will host a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Members of The Bar-Kays will be signing autographs and taking pictures with donors. Visit lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD for an appointment.

The Black Business Association of Memphis will host a bimonthly Lunch & Learn session Thursday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Al Pickett, vice president of diversity with Start Co., will speak. RSVP at 526-9300.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives will host a workshop on how to write a business plan Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., third floor. Cost is free. Visit scorememphis.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 52 151
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751
BANKRUPTCIES 37 157 618
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 77 276
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0