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VOL. 133 | NO. 27 | Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Events

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Novel will host “Edge of the Wind” author James E. Cherry for a discussion and signing Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

The Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of “The Midnight Orchestra” Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Belz Theatre, 6560 Poplar Ave. The festival, which features award-winning Jewish-themed films, continues throughout February. Screenings are $5 for MJCC members and $7 for the community. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for details.

Agape Child & Family Services will hold a career fair Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices, 3160 Directors Row. The nonprofit is hiring for more than 30 open positions. Hiring managers from Agape will be on site for informal interviews, and candidates should bring a current resume. Visit agapemeanslove.org for details on open positions.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Christy Stokes of First American Warranty will present “What You Need to Know About Home Warranties.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

Dr. Charles McKinney, chairman of Africana studies and an associate professor of history at Rhodes College, talks about “creative extremists” at LeMoyne-Owen College’s Black History Month Chapel Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave. The talk, sponsored by LeMoyne-Owen’s Center for African and African-American Studies, is based on an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from a Birmingham jail. Visit loc.edu.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Memphis to present “Ten Things You Should Know About the Universe” Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Tyson is returning by popular demand following a sold-out lecture at the Orpheum last year. Tickets start at $39. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present “Grant Writing for Small Businesses” Thursday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. Although rare, grant opportunities sometimes become available for small businesses on a national, state or local level. Learn effective writing tips and information you can use before and during your grant proposal preparation. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 36 2,497
BUILDING PERMITS 136 349 33,738
BANKRUPTCIES 63 115 10,429
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 53 6,326
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563