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Job fairs to be held for Crittenden Regional Hospital workers

In the wake of the news that Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing, there will be several job fairs beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, there will be a health care job fair for physicians at the Schoettle Center Atrium on the campus of Crittenden Regional Hospital.

A health care job fair for non-clinical positions such as environmental services, food services, surgical/OR techs and office support will be offered on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. And from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a health care job fair for clinical positions, such as unit coordinators, CNAs, RNs, APNs, respiratory therapists, rehab, lab, dietitians, radiology and social workers.

Participating employers in the job fairs include Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Tenet/St. Francis (Park/Bartlett), Office Team, OR Inc., Regional One Health, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Helena Regional Medicine, Christ Community Health services, St. Bernard Medical Center, Bright Star, Christ Community Health Services, Southland Greyhound Park & Gaming, Morrison Food Services, Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force, Legacy Hospice, Three Rivers Health Care and Arkansas Workforce.

George P. Bush coming to Memphis

As a reminder, George P. Bush, the grandson of President George H. W. Bush, will be in Memphis in a few weeks.

He’ll be the featured speaker at the Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon Sept. 9. Bush will share during the first Leadership Luncheon his thoughts on the role Latinos play in the country and will touch on topics including education reform, immigration and increased civic and political participation by Latinos.

The event will take place at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stevie Wonder performing in Memphis in October

The Consortium MMT, a nonprofit dedicated to help cultivate Memphis’ homegrown musical talent, is honoring Stevie Wonder at “A Soulright Evening,” an event coming in October to the Downtown Cannon Center that will include a performance by Wonder.

The event, presented by Southeastern Asset Management, will be held on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. and will include both performances from Wonder as well as artists paying tribute to his repertoire of hits. “American Idol” music director Rickey Minor will serve as producer and music director.

Memphis native and multi-Grammy award winner David Porter founded The Consortium MMT in 2012 to foster a new pool of young musical talent in Memphis.

Rock for Love 8 happening Sept. 5-7

The eighth annual Church Health Center benefit concert, Rock for Love 8, will be held next month at Crosstown, Overton Square and the Levitt Shell.

The event will be Sept. 5-7. A block party will happen that Friday at Crosstown with a headlining appearance from the Dirty Streets at the Hi Tone. Also that night, bands will perform at Crosstown Arts, Amurica, the Church Health Center’s bay space and on an outdoor Visible School stage. The night will also feature food trucks, a hula hoop luau, flea market, comedy, art exhibition and more.

Saturday will move to the Overton Square Tower Courtyard stage with acts like Black Oak Arkansas after a party featuring the likes of the Stax Academy Band, Paul Taylor and the Mighty Souls Brass Band. And Al Kapone will host a hip hop revue after-party at Hattiloo Theatre.

On Sunday, a finale at the Levitt Shell will feature the Grifters, Impala and Mark Edgar Stuart. All shows are free except for Friday’s Hi Tone show and Saturday’s Hattiloo Theatre After Party.

For the full lineup and set times, visit rockforlove.org.

Fred’s stores launch campaign for first responders

Starting next week, fred’s Super Dollar will commemorate first responders who fell in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve fred’s stores communities.

The event will run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 12, during which stores will sell “Hero Hats” for $1 each. The hats are paper cut-outs that customers pay $1 to sign and hang in the windows of their local fred’s Super Dollar stores.

Since the promotion began in 2002, the company has raised more than $2.8 million for local fire, police and sheriff departments – and almost $330,000 in 2013 alone.

All proceeds will go to the emergency teams that would be first responders in the event of a crisis in the store’s specific areas. Also, all operating profits from store sales taking place on Sept. 11 will be donated.

Dansette

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