The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
Memphis Investors Group will host Andrew Cordle, founder and managing director of Financial Momentum, Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is free for first-time visitors and $20 for repeat visitors. Visit memphisinvestorsgroup.com.
The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com or call 529-4000.
The Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Gala will be held Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church-Broad event center, 2835 Broad Ave. Twenty Memphians will be honored, representing the festival’s 20th anniversary. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org.
Financial consultant Ron Goldner of Wealth Strategies Group will present “Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits (What to Know Before You Apply)” Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The information seminar is geared to individuals 55 and older who are about to apply for Social Security benefits. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 20th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16, in Douglass Park in North Memphis. The 2013 theme is “Honoring African-American Medical Doctors.” Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.
Seedco Mid-South will host The Intentional Entrepreneur, a Kauffman FastTrac workshop for aspiring business owners, Friday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at Seedco, 22 N. Front St., suite 900. The interactive workshop provides tools to examine the emotional and practical aspects of business ownership. Cost is $75. Visit seedco.affiliate.fasttrac.org.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, RedRover Sales & Marketing and Angela Copeland will hold Memphis to Moore, a fundraiser for rebuilding efforts in Moore, Okla., Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Westin, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Funds will go to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit memphistomoore.org.