The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
Downtown Memphis Commission will hold Party in the Park on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Court Square Downtown. The event will include music, food trucks and the Downtown Vision Awards presentation. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
Rhodes College, The University of Memphis and Ballet Memphis will host The River Project Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. A panel will discuss the earthquakes that have shaped the towns along the Mississippi River and the music inspired by it, and Ballet Memphis will preview River Project 2. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host an opening reception for Billy Moore’s “Delta & Daisies” art exhibit Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the visitors center gallery, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 31. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The National Black MBA Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at International Paper headquarters, tower 3, 6410 Poplar Ave. The topic is “The I Within Team Dynamics.” Visit nbmbaamemphis.org.
The 2013 Harvest Dinner, four-course dinner and wine pairing benefiting House of Grace, will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Spitfire Acres, 5198 Tchulahoma Road in Southaven. Tickets are $75. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-280-7555.
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present “A Conversation With … David Porter” on Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in The Peabody hotel ballroom, 149 Union Ave. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer and recording artist is founder of Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town). Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphischamber.com or email email@example.com.
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “Reverse Innovation” by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble Friday, Oct. 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing will hold information sessions Friday, Oct. 4, at the college, 920 Madison Ave. The bachelor’s program session will be 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., master’s program from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and doctorate program from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Visit uthsc.edu/nursing or call 448-6125.