The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold the Downtown Howl-iday pet and family parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. from Court Square to AutoZone Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Court Square. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
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 effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
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, caroling, crafts and more. Cost is $5. Call 636-5650.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host 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, plus elf-themed crafts, live animals, wagon rides and music. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
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 provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit memphisbar.org.
The Cotton Museum will host its Gimme Some Holiday Fun Family Day Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. The event will include crafts, cooking demonstrations with cookbook author Laurie Triplette, live music and more. Cost is free. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Talk Shoppe will hold a citywide networking party Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
Madonna Learning Center will present its annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free; donations accepted. Visit madonna-learning.org.
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold its In the Mix “Rumba All the Way” after-hours holiday mixer Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rumba Room, 303 S. Main St. Cost is free; registration is required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 543-3524.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the Branch Band Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Visit firstcpchurch.org.
AARP Cordova chapter will hold its holiday party Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Rafferty’s, 505 N. Germantown Parkway. Members and guests are welcome. Email email@example.com for more information.
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 balletmemphis.org.
ANF Architects will hold an opening reception for Sally Hughes Smith’s “fire in the bones” Friday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its offices, 1500 Union Ave. The show runs through Jan. 10. Visit anfa.com.
Memphis Heritage and Crosstown Arts will hold an opening reception for “newman ‘2’ … the next generation,” a new selection of photos from the Don Newman archive, Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crosstown Arts gallery, 422 N. Cleveland St. Visit memphisheritage.org.
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 literacymidsouth.org.
David Lusk Gallery will host an artist talk with Nancy Cheairs Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Cheairs will discuss her “Arcadia” exhibit, on display through Dec. 21. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
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 gpacweb.com.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will hold its Holiday Artist Market Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Admission is free and includes access to Brooks’ galleries. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host an opening reception for the Bartlett Art Association exhibit, featuring 80 pieces by local artists, Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Road. Call 458-2521.
The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host “Inside Sounds Presents an Evening of Acoustic Blues” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The concert will feature David Evans, Daddy Mack, Wally Ford, Eddie Dattel and more. Tickets are $15. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present “Fried Glass Onions: Memphis Meets The Beatles in Concert” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The concert will feature Charles Ponder, Matt Isbell, Dave Smith, Carolyn Griffey and surprise guests. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.