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VOL. 131 | NO. 144 | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Events

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Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold two public meetings Wednesday, July 20, to present short-term investments for multimodal projects in the Memphis metropolitan planning area. The meeting will take place at MATA Central Station, 545 S. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. and at Bartlett City Hall, 6400 Stage Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Email pragati.srivastava@memphistn.gov for more information. 

Art Dash 2016, benefiting Friends for Life, will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Around 100 pieces of art will be up for grabs; pay $125 for an Art Dash Premium ticket, and when your number is called, dash for your chosen piece of art. Art Dash Friends tickets, for those who want to enjoy the party without taking home a piece, are $25. Both tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com or email blake.meador@friendsforlifecorp.org.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on government contracting Thursday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center will teach small-business owners how to successfully compete for government contracts. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Pirate Picnic in My Big Backyard on Friday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Kids can create their own pirate flag; go on a botanical treasure hunt; and celebrate the opening of this year’s Idea Garden, the Lost Boys Lagoon. Bring your own pirate picnic. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4131.

The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will feature “The Karate Kid” on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at The Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

Germantown CycleBar will hold a pop-up Ride Your Heart Out cycling event to benefit the American Heart Association on Saturday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. at the Exeter Village Shopping Center, 7685 Farmington Blvd. Cost is $50, which includes a reserved seat, three free CycleBar rides and a tank top. Visit cyclebar.com/community/cyclenation to sign up.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 97 282 19,395
MORTGAGES 113 315 22,365
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 62 2,898
BUILDING PERMITS 278 550 39,866
BANKRUPTCIES 55 204 12,452
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 73 6,339
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 71 7,343
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 72 4,433