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VOL. 132 | NO. 161 | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Events

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The annual Elvis Presley candlelight vigil starts Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland. After an opening ceremony, fans may walk up the driveway to Elvis’ gravesite and back down, carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which usually stretches into the early hours of the next morning. Cost is free. Visit graceland.com/elvisweek/schedule for details and other Elvis Week events.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Representatives from the University of Tennessee Extension’s Shelby County office will present “Shelby County Extension – Focusing on Families, Fitness, Food & Finances.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

Indie Memphis’ Indie Wednesday film series continues with a screening of “Romeo is Bleeding” Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. The film depicts a young poet who transcends turf war violence in Richmond, California, by creating an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Admission is pay-what-you-can. Visit indiememphis.com for details.

“ELVIS: Live in Concert” is Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. In this live concert event experience, a full symphony orchestra performs live on stage with Elvis on the big screen. The evening will feature a special appearance by Priscilla Presley and other surprise guests. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com. Visit graceland.com/elvisweek/schedule for details and other Elvis Week events.

Church Health Behavioral Health will present a free Mental Health First Aid USA training session Thursday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1350 Concourse Ave. Attendees will learn a five-step action plan to offer initial help to people demonstrating symptoms of a mental illness or a crisis, along with how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Registration is required. Visit churchhealth.org.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled “Getting Started in Government Contracting” Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop will help business owners understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the federal government. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 42 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 2 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0