Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.
The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at Ruth Tate Senior Center, 1620 Marjorie St. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
The Memphis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host the National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards Luncheon Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $40. Visit afpmemphis.org.
Red Door Wealth Management will host a luncheon titled “Today’s Market: What is it really worth?” Friday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Red Door, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methodist University Hospital will host a heart failure support group meeting Friday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Center of Excellence in Faith and Health, 1265 Union Ave. The topic is meal planning and surviving the holidays. Cost is free. Call 516-7435.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will host an electronics recycling drive for computers, televisions, cell phones and other items Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion, at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Many items will be recycled for free. For a list of items, including those with fees, visit 5rprocessors.com.
Start Co. will kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with 48 Hour Launch Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 17. Attendees will have two minutes to pitch their concepts, and the top five teams will be selected to develop their ideas. Teams will present their businesses to the community Sunday at 6 p.m., with the winning team receiving $1,000. Register at neverstop.co.
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission will hold a Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics, 3665 Central Ave. Teachers will learn financial literacy lessons they can teach students and apply in their own lives. Cost is free; the first 100 participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Visit tnflc.com.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its free Family Day at the Dixon Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dixon gardens, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include live music, scavenger hunts, fall art projects and more. Visit dixon.org.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host Robert Gordon, author of the new book “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion,” for a book signing Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Live music by the Stax Music Academy rhythm section starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
DeNeuville Learning Center will hold its 12th annual auction and dinner Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. The event will include live and silent auctions, live entertainment, food and wine. Tickets are $50. Visit deneuvillecenter.org.
The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Monday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Senior Center, 163 W. Raines Road. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
Cannon Wright Blount will hold a free QuickBooks seminar titled “What’s New in QuickBooks 2014?” Wednesday, Nov. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at its office, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. The session will look at new features in next year’s software. Visit cannonwrightblount.com/resources to register.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Assessor of Property Cheyenne Johnson will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The Memphis Center at Rhodes College will host a Memphis Centered lecture titled “Why Elvis Presley Still Matters” Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Barret Library on the Rhodes campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Email email@example.com.
Douglas & Associates will host “The Repeal of DOMA and You” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:15 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. The presentation and panel discussion will discuss key changes in the Defense of Marriage Act. Cost is free. RSVP at douglasandassociates.eventbrite.com.
AARP Cordova chapter will meet Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova branch library, 8457 Trinity Road. Nominations for 2014 officers will be taken. The event is open to the public.
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Nov. 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will host a lecture titled “British Israelism: Three Centuries of a Forgotten History,” presented by Achsah Guibbory of Barnard College, Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association will hold the 2013 Fall Vesta Home Show through Dec. 1 at the St. James Place development in Germantown. General admission is $12. Visit vestahomeshow.com for hours and parking information.
The Circuit Playhouse will present “A Tuna Christmas” Friday, Nov. 15, through Dec. 29, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
Eclectic Eye will host an opening reception for Danielle Sierra’s “Of Beasts, Birds & Flowers” art show Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eclectic Eye, 242 S. Cooper St. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
Memphis College of Art will hold an opening reception for Justin Bowles’ “Xenobia” and Katie Whitfield’s “(Im)material Matters” Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hyde Gallery, 477 S. Main St. Visit mca.edu.
The Orpheum Theatre will hold its 35th annual auction Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The event will include more than 400 items up for bid in live and silent auctions, open bar and buffet, and the raffle of a Ferrari Spider. Tickets are $125. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
IRIS Orchestra will present “Eastern Dances, Northern Melodies,” featuring clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $65. Visit irisorchestra.org.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host an opening reception for “Girando (Spinning),” works by Mexican-born artist Yancy Villa-Calvo, Sunday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Road. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 5. Call 458-2521.
Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play” Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Dec. 8 in the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Visit tnshakespeare.org.