The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.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.
Greater Memphis Chamber will hold the fifth annual Move it Memphis 5K/10K Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. starting in W.C. Handy Park, 200 Beale St. All proceeds benefit the chamber. Visit memphischamber.com.
The University of Memphis will host a tour of Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum as part of its Black History Month celebration Friday, Sat. 16, at 1 p.m. at the museum, 826 N. Second St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs or call 678-2054.
Rhodes College will screen the documentary “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women in Hip Hop” Monday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. in Rhea Lounge of the Briggs Student Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.
Christian Brothers University will host present Soul Food Day & Art Exhibit as part of its Black History Month celebration Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall on campus, 650 East Parkway S. Visit cbu.edu.
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. Roland Gray, medical director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation, will discuss prescription drug abuse. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host “Young at Heart … New Advances in Heart Care,” presented by Dr. Haris Zafarullah, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Visit saintfrancishosp.com.
A Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan open house and community meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The greenprint is a guide and plan for using greenspace to build regional connections through parks, bike lanes, walking paths and more.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host author Cory Doctorow, signing “Homeland,” Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Sandy Wright of WrightEdge Solutions will present “Getting Organized.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
Greater Memphis Chamber and Duncan-Williams Inc. will host Job Fuel: 2013 Conference on Job Creation Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, and Dr. Gene Huang, chief economist and vice president at FedEx, will discuss what leaders need to know about the future of job creation. Cost is $50 per person or $450 per table of 10. Visit memphischamber.com.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Crescent Club, ninth floor, 6075 Poplar Ave. Kate Armitage of Memphis International Raceway will present “The Biggest Industry No One Considers and How It Affects Your Bottom Line.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a Munch and Learn lecture titled “Lust for Life: My Life has Value,” presented by Caritas Village Artist in Residence Frank D. Robinson, Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is free with gallery admission. Visit dixon.org.
Rhodes College will host real estate developer and philanthropist Henry Turley, presenting “Building a Better Memphis” as part of its Memphis Centered series Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Barret Library room 051 on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Turley will discuss his commitment to the city and vision for its future. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
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.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present saxophonist Grace Kelly as part of its Jazz in the Box series Friday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Jeff Hulett as part of its Winter Bistro Music Series Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
IRIS Orchestra will present “Shaham Plays Brahms,” featuring violinist Gil Shaham, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at irisorchestra.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present jazz singer Jane Monheit with guest Mark O’Connor Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Rhodes College will host Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, presenting “Building a Bridge: Composition for Musical Theatre” Monday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Centre on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
Poplar Pike Playhouse will present “The Wiz” Thursday, Feb. 21, through March 9 at the theater, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit ppp.org for times and tickets.