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VOL. 8 | NO. 15 | Saturday, April 4, 2015

Events

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway will hold a grand opening event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tuesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 6399 Shelby View Drive. All proceeds from races will be donated to St. Jude. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the speedway will be held at 1 p.m. Visit autobahnspeed.com.

Memphis Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, April 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Central Station pavilion, at South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. The market will continue every Saturday through the middle of November. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org.

The city of Memphis, Church of God in Christ and National Civil Rights Museum will commemorate the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a tribute Saturday, April 4, starting with a march from Mason Center to the museum, 450 Mulberry St., at 10 a.m. Events in the museum courtyard include “Heartache to Harmony: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” at 10:30 a.m., a broadcast of King’s speeches from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and a tribute from the Lorraine Motel balcony at 5:30 p.m. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

Shelby County will host a business community meeting about the county’s Legal Analysis and Disparity Study Tuesday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the County Commission chambers, 160 N. Main St. All local minority- and women-owned businesses are invited. For more information and pre-registration, all 901-339-2035 or email shelbycountydisparitystudy@mtaltd.com.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix–Memphis Campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Carolyn Bendall and Marva Ballard will present “Business Casual: What it is and what it isn’t.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 8, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Craig Unger, general manager of the Memphis Redbirds, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its annual children’s memorial flag-raising Wednesday, April 8, at noon at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The ceremony memorializes children lost to child abuse. Visit memphiscac.org.

Opera Memphis will host the third Midtown Opera Festival Thursday, April 9, through April 19, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The festival will feature three operas: “Glory Denied” (April 9, 11), “Mamelle de Tiresias” (April 10, 18) and “Dido & Aeneas” (April 17, 18). For details and a list of other festival events, visit operamemphis.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 85 205 21,165
MORTGAGES 76 206 24,338
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 27 34 3,135
BUILDING PERMITS 183 321 43,755
BANKRUPTCIES 48 92 13,560
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 44 6,756
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 32 7,931
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 41 4,775