VOL. 131 | NO. 17 | Monday, January 25, 2016
32nd annual International Blues Challenge is Tuesday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 30, with most events being held at clubs along Beale Street. More than 250 bands are expected for this annual international competition and showcase, which also features nightly jams, workshops and more. Visit blues.org/international-blues-challenge for details and a daily schedule.
The Mutual Fund Store will host a free event titled “The 5 Biggest Risks to Your Retirement” Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Germantown Great Hall, 1900 S. Germantown Road. Attendees will learn the most common retirement risks people take and how to help manage them. Call 901-751-7222 or visit mutualfundstore.com to reserve a seat.
Rhodes College’s Communities in Conversation will present the Tournees French Film Festival on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Jan. 26 through Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The screening Jan. 26 is “Girlhood” and Jan. 27 is “Timbuktu.” Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/communities.in.conversation for details.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Jason “Jabo” Long, a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team leader, will discuss preparing for active shooters. Register at phelpssecurity.com.
Wolfchase Barnes & Noble will host a book signing with seminar leader Jackie Woodside, author of “Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather Than Your Time,” Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at 2774 N. Germantown Parkway. Call 901-386-2468 for more information.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Free Tools That Can Help You Grow” Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn about the free services and discounts available for TSBDC clients. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis first-floor lounge, 3700 Central Ave. Joni Hopkins will present “Strategy for Faster Payments/Payments Improvement.” Register at midsouthafp.org.
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium will offer a free course titled “Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster” Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelby County’s Peggy Edmiston Administration Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Visit ruraltraining.com for details; registration deadline is Jan. 27.