Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and the University of Memphis will host a Professional Connection Lunch Friday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Shelby Room, 499 University St. The new series connects students with business and community leaders for discussions and leadership exercises. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to Jon Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-1781.
Oak Court Mall will host its Paint the Mall Red heart health awareness fair Friday, Feb. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in center court, 4465 Poplar Ave. The event will include free health screenings, a fashion show featuring crimson clothing, food and wine, and live music. Visit simon.com.
Memphis Urban Debate League will screen HBO Films’ “Thurgood” Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:45 p.m. at in the University of Memphis University Center River Room, 300 University Center. The film features Laurence Fishburne’s one-man play about civil-rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Cost is free; donation accepted. Email email@example.com.
The Salvation Army will host grand-opening activities for the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the center, 800 East Parkway S. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Sunday, Feb. 24, at 9 a.m., followed by a dedication service at 10:15 a.m. Visit krocmemphis.org for a list of other activities.
AARP Cordova Chapter will host genealogy workshop “Reclaim Your Ancestors” Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Advent Presbyterian Church, 1879 N. Germantown Parkway. Dr. Charles Williams, University of Memphis associate professor of anthropology, will speak. Cost is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methodist South Hospital will host Day to Dance for Health Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southland Mall, 1215 Southland Mall. The event will include dance demonstrations, health screenings, a fashion show and giveaways. Cost is free. Visit methodisthealth.org.
STARS: Support to Arthritis-Rheumatoid Sufferers will meet Saturday, Feb. 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cordova Public Library, 8457 Trinity Road. Adults, parents and children with rheumatoid arthritis are invited. Visit meetup.com/STARS1 for details.
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host “All in for Animals” Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at 935 Farm Road. The tournament is hosted by River Rat Rounders poker league. Registration by Friday, Feb. 22, is $50; registration at the door is $60. Visit memphishumane.org.
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis will host the 12th annual Oscar Experience Gala in conjunction with the 2013 Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Columns at One Commerce Square. The event is sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tickets are $125. Visit rmhc-memphis.org.
Rhodes College will host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, presenting “A New Vision of Islam in America,” as part of its free Communities in Conversation Series Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Rauf’s lecture will explore the relationship between Islam and the West. Visit rhodes.edu.
Inventory Locator Service LLC and Southwest Tennessee Community College will hold a grand opening for the Inventory Locator Service Technology Center Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Butler Building on the Macon campus, 5983 Macon Cove. Visit ilsmart.com or southwest.tn.edu.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will kick off their collaborative outreach effort, Blues Babies & Beyond, Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. Visit uthsc.edu.
New Memphis Institute will host Celebrate What’s Right: Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Members of the Grizzlies’ new ownership team will discuss the team’s community impact, charitable efforts and future. Tickets are $25. Visit newmemphis.org.
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. U.S. District Court Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m. at the association’s office, 555 Beale St. Jozelle Booker of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will discuss what MLGW’s recent disparity study means for minority businesses. Visit bbamemphis.com.
The University of Memphis and local corporate sponsors will host Richard Sandor, Time magazine’s Hero of the Environment, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Sandor will discuss sustainability and his recent book, “Good Derivatives.” Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 25.
Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit smallbusinesschamber.com or talkshoppe.biz.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a Munch and Learn lecture, “The Mosaic Mind: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Art Therapy” Wednesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is free with gallery admission. Visit dixon.org.
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will host “Affordable Care Act: 2013 Action Plan,” the third session in its Affordable Care Act webinar series, Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is free, but registration is required. Visit bassberry.com.
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host “Getting Heart Smart … What You Need to Know,” presented by Dr. Basil Paulus, Thursday, Feb. 28, at noon at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Visit saintfrancishosp.com.
The University of Memphis will hold a Black History Month closing ceremony Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Bluff Room of the University Center, 499 University St. The Rev. LaSimba Gray Jr. of New Sardis Baptist Church will speak. Visit memphis.edu.
Rhodes College will host Dr. Daniel Engster, presenting “The Social Determinants of Health Care Ethics and Just Health Care” Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Engster is an associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Contact Amy Jasperson at email@example.com.
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Memphis Gallery 363 will host “Hitting the Switch,” a collaboration of emerging artists from Memphis College of Art, Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gallery, 363 S. Main St. The show can also been seen by appointment through March 22. Call 452-8033.
Rhodes College Clough-Hanson Gallery will host an opening reception for Wisconsin artist Michael Velliquette Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gallery on Rhodes’ campus, 2000 North Parkway. The show runs through March 22. Visit rhodes.edu.
Ballet Memphis will present “Family Matters” Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
Germantown Community Theatre will present the musical “Quilters” Feb. 22 to March 10 at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. For more information, visit germantowncommunitytheatre.org or call 754-2680.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host a meet-the-artist reception for Joseph Baker’s “A World in Black and White – With Splashes of Color” Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Call 458-2521.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host the 2013 Fleming’s Wine Dinner and live auction Sunday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 6245 Poplar Ave. Cost is $200. R.S.V.P. tomemphiswineandfoodseries.org.
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Anything Goes” Tuesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present contemporary folk musician Ellis Paul Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
Poplar Pike Playhouse will present “The Wiz” through March 9 at the theater, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit ppp.org for times and tickets.