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VOL. 10 | NO. 15 | Saturday, April 8, 2017


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The fourth annual Bringing Out the Leaders Networking Event will be held Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the University of Memphis University Center, 499 University St. College students from across the Mid-South will have the opportunity to connect with top business, community and political leaders at this program sponsored by the nonprofit Setting the Standard Enterprise. Cost is free; registration required. Visit stsenterprise.org.

The annual Healthy Memphis Food Festival will take place Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wiseacre Brewing Co., 2873 Broad Ave. This family festival aims to help people pursue healthier habits, with healthy food demos, yoga classes, belly dancing, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and more. Cost is free; attendees who bring a full bag of nonperishable foods will be entered to win prizes. Visit facebook.com/healthymemphisfoodfestival for details.

Relay for Life of Memphis, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, April 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tiger Lane outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The block party-style event, themed “Hope is Made in Memphis,” will feature live music, Memphis’ Got Talent show, beer station, activities for all ages, and more. Cost is free; attendees are encouraged to make a donation at or before the event. Visit relayforlife.org/memphistn for details.

Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Last performed in 2013, the show is associate artistic director Steven McMahon’s version of the classic American fairytale. Character meet-and-greets will follow each performance. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

Citizen Cope: A Benefit Concert for Memphis Tilth will take place Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Citizen Cope takes the stage at 8 p.m. Pre-show festivities include an outdoor concert by Mighty Souls Brass Band at 6 p.m. and food available from Lucky Cat Ramen. Tickets are $45 at citizencopetilth.eventbrite.com or $60 cash/check at the door.

A strategic management seminar presented by Fisher Phillips, Judy Bell Consulting and HR Professionals magazine will be held Tuesday, April 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Supervisors, managers and HR professionals will learn about how to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits, hire A-players, handle LGBT issues, be an effective leader, and more. Visit hrprofessionalsmagazine.com to register.

NAWBO Memphis will meet Tuesday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seasons 52, 6085 Poplar Ave. Kelly Shulz, ALSAC/St. Jude vice president of communications, will present “How to Leverage Community in Your Marketing.” Register at nawbomemphis.org.

The second series of Memphis 3.0 public meetings continues this week at these locations:

• Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.: Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins St.

• Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.: Gaisman Community Center, 4221 Macon Road

The comprehensive planning team will share research that has been conducted since the first set of rallies, which generated more than 10,000 comments, and seek input on specific topics to help shape priorities and goals. Visit memphis3point0.com for details and a schedule of upcoming meetings.

The DeSoto County Economic Development Council will hold its annual Plant Manager Forum & Luncheon Thursday, April 13, at noon at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 11200 E. Goodman Road in Olive Branch. The guest speaker is Bill Renick, director, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, Three Rivers Planning and Development District. RSVP to sfernandez@desotocounty.com, vickie.dupree@olivebranchms.com or 662-429-4414 by Monday, April 10.

PROPERTY SALES 56 289 2,908
MORTGAGES 55 226 2,009
BUILDING PERMITS 108 1,002 6,703
BANKRUPTCIES 42 248 1,225