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. Visit 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 $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 email@example.com.
The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Underway Jazz as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.
The Broad Avenue Arts District will hold a Broad Avenue Night Market Thursday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. between Indie Style Market and West Memorials on Broad Avenue. Cost is free. Visit broadavearts.com.
The Cotton Museum will host a free book talk with William Ferris, author of “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists,” Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. “The Storied South” features interviews with 26 Southern artists and thinkers, including Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger and Alice Walker. The talk includes a museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.