Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Ayn Maddox, managing partner of coaching and consulting company CreativExpressions, Thursday, March 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Cafe, 483 High Point Terrace. The topic is “How Relationships Turn a Salesperson Into a Consultant.” Cost at the door is $20. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

Southwest Whitehaven Dialysis Center will hold an open house Thursday, March 27, from 4 p.m. at 4711 Neely Road. Anyone receiving dialysis treatments is encouraged to attend. The new clinic will initially be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit dsi-corp.com.

The Memphis chapter of Executive Women International will meet Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. NCRM president Beverly Robertson will speak. Cost is $35. RSVP to Veda Ajamu at vajamu@civilrightsmuseum.org or 496-6870.

Cowork Memphis will host the latest Startup Grind Memphis event, a fireside chat with Juice Plus CEO Jay Martin, Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Cowork, 902 S. Cooper St. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit startupgrind.com/memphis for details.

Rhodes College will host Harvard University Shakespeare scholar Marjorie Garber on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Garber’s topic is “Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and/in the Humanities.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host bluegrass musicians The Del McCoury Band with Shannon McNally Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.

The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch Friday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis Medallion Room, 3700 Central Ave. Nancy Crawford of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will speak. Call 494-8639.

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Friday, March 28, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its 2014 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop weekdays through April 11 at the church, 102 N. Second St. Speakers from various faiths will speak from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.; the Waffle Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org for a list of speakers.