HopeWorks will hold its fifth annual A Morning of Hope fundraiser Saturday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Event Center, 1000 Woodland Hills Drive. Bill Courtney, entrepreneur and the former coach featured in “Undefeated,” will present the keynote. Tickets are $50. Visit whyhopeworks.org or call 272-3700.
Memphis City Beautiful and Memphis Botanic Garden will plant an Arizona Cypress as part of an Arbor Day ceremony Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the garden’s horticulture center, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free and will include a tree seedling giveaway. Cherry tree seedlings will be available for sale. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Literacy Mid-South will kick off its 2013 Read Across America campaign with the “Wonder” party Friday, March 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. “Wonder” is Literacy Mid-South’s 2013 Book of Choice. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
The Memphis Cotton Museum will host its second annual Season Starter Party Friday, March 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Attendees can connect with industry members, growers and Farm and Gin Show visitors while enjoying food and wine, live music and giveaways. Tickets are $40 at the door. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Jeremy Schrader as part of its Winter Bistro Music Series Saturday, March 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The Exchange Club Family Center will host its 2013 Hands of Hope Auction Party Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at The Columns at One Commerce Square. The event will include live and silent auctions, food, cocktails and live entertainment. Visit exchangeclub.net or call 276-2200.
The Original Blues Brothers Band will perform a Donald “Duck” Dunn tribute concert benefiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music Sunday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold its free BBB Smart Investors Workshop Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. at the bureau’s office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 757-8603 by March 1.
Memphis Heritage will host its 2013 preservation series, Preservation Success Stories, Mondays from March 4 to March 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Heritage at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. Cost for the series is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers; individual tickets are not available. Visit memphisheritage.org.
Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a networking breakfast Tuesday, March 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the bureau’s office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB member businesses and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-8603 by March 1.
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Tuesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky PLLC will present “The Right to Bear Arms for Self-Defense Outside the Home.” Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at email@example.com or 462-2616.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 6, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. International Paper Chief Financial Officer Carol Roberts will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold its free BBB Smart Consumer Workshop Wednesday, March 6, at noon at the bureau’s office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 757-8603 by March 4.
Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will meet Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com for an agenda.
The Circuit Playhouse will present “Debbie Does Dallas” Friday, March 1, through March 24 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for Lindsey Penn’s “technicolor lunacy” Friday, March 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 282 S. Cooper St. The exhibit runs through April 17. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present African circus troupe Zuma Zuma Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
The Orpheum Theatre presents “Anything Goes” through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
Rhodes College will present Jazz at Cafe Eclectic, featuring Rhodes jazz combos, Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. at the cafe, 603 N. McLean Blvd. Visit rhodes.edu.
Poplar Pike Playhouse will present “The Wiz” through March 9 at the theater, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit ppp.org for showtimes and tickets.
Germantown Community Theatre presents the musical “Quilters” through March 10 at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. For more information about the musical or for tickets, visit germantowncommunitytheatre.org or call 754-2680.