Seedco Mid-South is accepting applicants for Operation JumpStart: First Step, a national program that teaches entrepreneurs small-business planning and preparation skills, through Dec. 31. Participants can choose from two sessions: Jan. 8 to Feb. 14 or Jan. 18 to April 3. Cost is $375; a limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Genarda Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-2955.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Ambassadorial scholar Nathan Ramira will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Swing Time Explosion will present a holiday performance. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold its annual honors and awards luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. MAAR will honor its 2012 committee chairmen and announce the Realtor of the Year, Realtor-Associate of the Year and Affiliate of the Year. Cost is free for members. Contact Katie Shotts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-2435.
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, Dec. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.
The Figure Skating Club of Memphis will present “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at Mid-South Ice House, 10705 Ridgeway Industrial Road in Olive Branch. Tickets are $5. Visit midsouthicehouse.com
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email email@example.com for details.
The 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, featuring Iowa State University vs. University of Tulsa, will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The Temptations will perform at halftime. For a list of bowl week events, visit autozonelibertybowl.org.
NEXUS is accepting applications for its Memphis mentors awards through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Categories include outstanding male and female mentors, NEXUS alumni mentor, mentoring organization/nonprofit and mentoring industry/company. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Visit nexusleaders.org.