Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its holiday “friend raiser” Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at LRoss Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Ave. Cost in advance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $20. All attendees are also asked to donate a teddy bear. Visit

Ballet Memphis will present “Nutcracker,” featuring more than 100 dancers and 70 musicians, from Friday, Dec. 13, to Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at

The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.K. Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit

Literacy Mid-South will hold its Art of Reading fundraiser and Book Sale Preview Party Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. The book sale will be Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the theater. Tickets for Art of Reading and the preview party are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit

The Fire Museum of Memphis will host its Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the museum, 118 Adams Ave. The event will include a traditional firehouse pancake breakfast, crafts and more. Cost is $5. Call 636-5650.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host its Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include two seating times for breakfast, crafts, live animals, wagon rides and more. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit

The Access to Justice Committee will host a free Saturday legal clinic Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit

The Germantown Community Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra will present their Christmas concert, featuring new holiday hits, classics and a singalong, Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at