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VOL. 8 | NO. 18 | Saturday, April 25, 2015


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Five and Five Workshop (A Wake-Up Call for Business Owners) will be held Tuesday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Business coach and author Bridget DiCello and business attorney Alan Crone will present “The Five Most Common Mistakes Business Owners Make (and how to avoid them)” and “The Five Things Every Small Business Owner Should Have (but generally doesn’t).” Cost is $75. RSVP to fiveandfive@levelnineservices.com or 901-410-5154.

The Orpheum Theatre will present Tyler Perry in his new play, “Madea on the Run,” Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26, at the Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Tickets start at $42.50. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-3000.

Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society will host the 36th annual Earth Wide Open Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The show will feature two talks by Steve Arnold of Discovery Channel’s “Meteorite Men,” 55 vendors, Rockzone for kids and more. Tickets are $5, or $8 for both days. Visit theearthwideopen.com.

GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, in the GPAC Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, 1801 Exeter Road. Performances include the Little Mozarts and Young Mendelssohns at 4 p.m., followed by the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra and University of Memphis Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit gpacweb.com.

Playhouse on the Square’s 38th annual Original Art Auction will be held Saturday, April 25, at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St., with a live auction at 6:30 p.m. and a silent auction all day. More than 150 artists have contributed one-of-a-kind pieces. Admission is $30, which will be deducted from the purchase price of the art. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

PRIZM Ensemble, the Memphis Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild and poet and scholar Kathy Lou Schultz will present “Quilt Magic” Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road. The series sews together three art forms into a unique concert experience. Admission is free; donations accepted. Visit prizmensemble.com.

United Housing will host an open house at its Wolf River Bluffs development in Frayser Sunday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2082 Adderley Lane. Attendees can tour the model home, and a Magna Bank representative will be on site to pre-qualify buyers interested in the single-family homes. Visit uhinc.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Green in Groovy” Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 29, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Philip Baker, CEO/founder of Good Shepherd Medication Management, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Pharmacology will present the Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health will be held Thursday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. This year’s topic is “Populations Particularly Vulnerable to Alcohol Use Disorders.” Registration is $25, or $50 for physicians receiving continuing education credit. Visit uthsc.edu/pharmacology for details.

MORE (Memphis Office of Resources & Enterprise) will present the BOOM (Businesses Open for Opportunities in Memphis) Conference Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1. Thursday features the MORE Power Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown hotel, 250 N. Main St. Friday features the USBC Solutions Series from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the Black Business Association BENNY Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Register at morememphis.org.

The GRID, a group of young public-accounting professionals, will host a public accounting networking event Thursday, April 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Second Line, 2144 Monroe Ave. Cost is free. RSVP at gridapril15@eventbrite.com.

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