Playhouse on the Square will present a Great Wine Performances wine tasting and theater contest Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters from “Les Miserables” will serve 10 French wines and tests attendees’ knowledge of the musical for prizes. Cost is $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company will hold an orientation for its volunteer guild, The Groundlings, Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road. Visit tnshakespeare.org or call 759-0604.
The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Jerry Thomas of The Sedona Group will present “Interview Tips for Today’s Market.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. at memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jim Duncan, executive director of Memphis Botanic Garden, will present “Selling and Marketing in the Nonprofit Arena.” Cost for nonmembers is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jim Harvey, deputy chief of the Memphis Police Department, will discuss the Real Time Crime Center. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. David Coffey, professor at The University of Tennessee at Martin, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.