VOL. 133 | NO. 28 | Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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 and requirements for the open positions.
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.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “How to Start a Small Business” Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead a company and evaluate market potential for their products/services. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
The Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of “An Act of Defiance” Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill, 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway. 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 tickets and a schedule.