Encore Creative Arts in Soulsville will host a launch open house for adults 55 and older Monday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Black Arts Alliance FireHouse Community Arts Center, 985 S. Bellevue Blvd. Attendees can sample and register for classes, which are geared to nurturing seniors’ creativity by teaching them to dance, sing, play an instrument or learn other arts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 948-9522.
My Urban Workspace will hold “A Night in France” as part of its Downtown cooking class series Monday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its facility, 6 W. G.E. Patterson Ave. Chez Philippe chef Ryan Spruhan will teach attendees how to make a three-course French dinner. Cost is $49. Visit myurbanworkspace.com.
Memphis Talent Dividend will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Leadership Memphis gallery, 363 S. Main St. Bob Obrahta, executive director of the Tennessee College Access and Success Network, will deliver the keynote. R.S.V.P. to Leadership Memphis at 278-0016 by Monday, Nov. 5.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a food truck garden party Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include live music, a cash bar and food from the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Cargo Business News and Memphis World Trade Club will host the third Southeast Freight Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The 61st annual New Orleans Port Night will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. For registration and a schedule, visit memphisworldtradeclub.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Janet Cherry will present “How to Behave Using Holiday Etiquette.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The club will name its law official of the year. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will demonstrate its MAKO robot, used in MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing procedures, Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital lobby, 5959 Park Ave. Visit saintfrancishosp.com or call 765-1849.