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VOL. 130 | NO. 15 | Friday, January 23, 2015

Events

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The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Sharon Draper, author of “Stella by Starlight,” for a discussion and signing Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an evening of comedy improv with Upright Citizens Brigade Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.

IRIS Orchestra will present “Defiance and Conscience,” featuring violinist Sharon Roffman, Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at irisorchestra.org.

Youth Villages Soup Sunday will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. The event will feature soup, bread, dessert and other delicacies from more than 50 Memphis-area restaurants and caterers, plus live entertainment and Kids Zone. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for ages 6-10. Visit soupsunday.org.

Greater Memphis Chamber Small Business Council will hold the Doing Business in Memphis program launch Monday, Jan. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. A panel of government and business leaders will share how companies can go from contacts to contracts, including what certifications are required. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Email tlee@memphischamber.com or call 901-543-3571.

Rhodes College will host the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Feb. 11 in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Films will be subtitled in English. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu for a schedule.

American Red Cross will host a blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 27, 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.

Networking in Memphis will host its 2015 kickoff Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Edward Jones financial adviser Stephen Stamps will talk about investing in 2015, and the group will also discuss how to get involved in helping the community. Cost is $10; proceeds support the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Visit networkinginmem.com or email networkinginmem@gmail.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 329 975
MORTGAGES 54 374 1,120
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 26 93 228
BUILDING PERMITS 177 767 2,425
BANKRUPTCIES 51 273 675
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 189 489
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 19 113 293
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 59 140