National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rene Bustamante, staff vice president of Global Cash Management at FedEx, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its 2013 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop on weekdays from Thursday, Feb. 14, to March 22 at the church, 102 N. Second St. Speakers from various faiths will speak from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.; the Waffle Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org for a list of speakers.
Christian Brothers University will host Terence McLaughlin, CBU president from 1962 to 1964, as part of its Black History Month celebration Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on campus, 650 East Parkway S. McLaughlin will discuss the 50th anniversary of when Christian Brothers High School admitted its first black student. Visit cbu.edu.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host 2013 Breathless Reads Tour Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Rhodes College will host a Black History Month brown-bag lecture with Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Orgill Room of Clough Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Ogbar will present “Ready to Die: Critiquing Hip-Hop’s Narratives of Life and Death.” Visit rhodes.edu.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host “Must Love Cats: The Internet Cat Video Festival” Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Buy tickets at brooksmuseum.org.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an opening reception for “Solitude: New Works by Debbie Likley Pacheco” Friday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
The University of Memphis will host the Freedom Ball and Mahogany Awards as part of its Black History Month celebration Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballroom, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs or call 678-2054.
The Racquet Club of Memphis will host the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships Saturday, Feb. 16, through Feb. 24 at Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Buy tickets at memphistennis.com or call 765-4401.