Farmington Presbyterian Church will host a human-trafficking workshop with human rights advocate Rev. Noelle Damico Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Damico will cover the forms of human trafficking, how it happens and how to take action against it. Cost is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at The University of Memphis will host a lecture titled “The Banjo: Roots, Routes and Ideas About ‘America,’” presented by Laurent DuBois of Duke University, Thursday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. The event will feature a performance by former National Bluegrass Banjo champion Randal Morton. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.
The Autism Society of the Mid-South will hold its annual membership meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown, 2120 Exeter Road. Members will hear about next year’s plans and meet the board of directors. Visit autismsocietymidsouth.org.
The Levitt Shell will present Mountain Heart as part of its 2013 free concert series on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
The 2013 Memphis Airshow, presented by FedEx Express, will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Millington Regional Jetport, 8182 Hornet Ave. Proceeds benefit 19 local nonprofits. Buy tickets at memphisairshow.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Memphis Garden Show & Fall Plant Sale on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Attendees can talk with gardening experts and purchase annuals, perennials, trees and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and The University of Memphis will host a Professional Connections Lunch Friday, Sept. 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center, 499 University St. The series connects students with business and community leaders for discussions and leadership exercises. RSVP to Jon Campbell at email@example.com or 678-1781.