The National Black MBA Association Inc.will hold a "Strategy Development" workshop today at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. "Leading Strategy into Action" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and "Competing in a Dynamic Environment" will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Ann Strong-Jenkins at 679-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar titled "Is it Time to See the Judge? Practical Tips About How to Handle Murky Deposition Problems" today from noon to 2 p.m. in the MBA conference room at 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. For fee information, call the MBA at 527-3573.
The University of Memphis chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host radio personality and blogger Thaddeus Matthews today at 12:30 p.m. in the Meeman Journalism Auditorium on the U of M campus. Matthews will discuss several topics, including the question "Are Bloggers Journalists?" The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Simone Wilson at 678-4164.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences will host a Prospective Student Open House today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 930 Madison Ave., sixth floor. For more information, call 448-5581 or e-mail email@example.com.
The University of Memphis will host Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum today at 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the U of M campus. The event is free and open to the public. Menchú is a Guatemalan who has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the country's civil war.
The Art Museum of the University of Memphis will host an opening reception for an exhibit of works by Anne Beffel titled "Sitting Still: Contemplation and Creation" Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the museum in the Communication and Fine Arts building on the U of M campus. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through April 12. For more information, contact Simone Wilson at 678-4164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present "The Rite of Spring" by the Nashville Ballet Saturday at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets range from $30 to $50 plus a handling fee and can be purchased by calling 751-7500 or by visiting www.gpacweb.com.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will host the Central High School Concert Singers in the annual "I Have a Dream ... A Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr." Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Contact MSO at 537-2525, visit www.memphissymphony.org or stop by the MSO box office at 585 S. Mendenhall Road.
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will meet Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Bob Woods, director of the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, will present "The Future of Aeronautics in Tennessee."
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor commission chamber of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.