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VOL. 131 | NO. 6 | Friday, January 8, 2016

Events

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The Memphis Irish Society is enrolling for its 2016 Irish Gaelic class, set to begin Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Germantown area (contact for exact venue). The class is free, informal, and is open to all adults and children of middle-school age and older. It will meet most Saturdays throughout the year with some breaks. Email erin.shepherd@memphisirish.com for details.

Germantown Performing Arts Center kicks off its 2016 Peanut Butter and Jam series with husband-and-wife duo momandpop Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the GPAC Black Box Theater, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $8 (includes one child and up to two adults). Visit gpacweb.com.

Memphis School Guide will host a school choice fair Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, 2285 Frayser Blvd. Around 20 schools will be represented, including public, charter and private school options. The fair also will feature free workshops on topics of interest to parents. Cost is free. Email ginger@memphisschoolguide.org for details.

Memphis branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Germantown Whole Foods Market, 7825 Poplar Ave., second floor meeting room. The topic is “Seeing is Believing: Women in Optometry,” featuring Dr. Cheryl Ervin and Dr. Luanne Cox. Call Vicki Armstrong at 901-606-4055 for details.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “Death Crashes the Party” author Vickie Fee for a discussion and signing Saturday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present “Love Me Tender: The Great Elvis Love Songs” Saturday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Terry Mike Jeffrey will join MSO to sing all the great Elvis Presley love songs. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will present Larry Gatlin with Jason D. Williams on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.

Shelby County Schools will host the 2016 Optional Schools Fair on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of Memphis University Center, 499 University St. Principals and teachers from the district’s 47 optional schools will be on hand to discuss their unique program, entry requirements and open house event. Visit scsk12.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 44 2,689
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 115 5,824
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 90 6,804
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 107 4,023