Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division will hold a board meeting Thursday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
Our Children. Our Success., a coalition of local nonprofits and businesses, will hold a community forum to answer questions about the consolidated schools system Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road. Visit ourchildrenoursuccess.com.
Cooper Young Night Out and the Cooper Young Festival kickoff/poster party will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. The kickoff party will be at Haizlip Studio, 2125 Central Ave., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other events will be held at Cooper-Young businesses from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit cooperyoung.biz.
The Orpheum Theatre summer movie series will feature “Dirty Dancing” Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $7. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
The Tennessee 2013 Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. Visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday for a list of items that qualify as tax-free purchases.
Mid-South Food Bank will collect nonperishable food items and monetary donations Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Highland Street side of Poplar Plaza shopping center, at the corner of Highland and Poplar Avenue. Visit midsouthfoodbank.org.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will present its annual Neighborhood Leaders Conference Friday, Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center, 4949 Raleigh LaGrange Road. The conference’s focus is addressing the community’s environmental and business concerns. Cost is $10, which includes breakfast, lunch and an electronic version of workshop documents. Visit mlgw.com.
The University of Memphis and Intern Bridge Inc. will host an internship program best practices workshop Friday, Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive, on the university campus. Attendees will learn how to build an internship and entry-talent program. Visit internbridgeprograms.com/memphis for cost and details.
Eyewear Gallery will host free back-to-school vision screenings Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at 763-2020.