Memphis Botanic Garden will host a food truck garden party featuring Memphis Food Truckers Alliance members Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit

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

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

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

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance and Cannon Wright Blount will host a tour of Visible Music College Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school, 200 Madison Ave. The school will unveil plans for the Visible Community Atrium and Student Center/Library. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to

Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit

Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation, 515 Erin Drive. Visit

Hope House will host the 11th annual Art for Hope fundraiser featuring works by more than 50 artists Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Parkway. Tickets are $20. Visit

WREG News Channel 3 will continue its Coats for Kids 2012 clothing drive through Friday, Nov. 16. Collected coats will be distributed to Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools students. Visit for donation sites.