The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South holds a meeting today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Andy Dolich, president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies, is the guest speaker. The discussion topic is "Marketing a Professional Sports Team in the Mid-South." Admission is $25 for non-members and includes lunch. Call 937-5532 or e-mail for reservations.

The eWomen Network (eWN) hosts its "Accelerated Networking" luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. This luncheon features Tonna Bruce, dean of graduate and professional studies at Christian Brothers University, as the guest speaker. Individual tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Call 210-9582 or visit to register.

The Economic Club of Memphis meets Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The meeting's topic is titled "The Truth About Drug Companies." Dr. Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is the guest speaker. Contact Terry Adams at 678-2443 or for reservations.

Waddell & Associates Inc. holds its third annual State of the Union event Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus, 365 Innovation Drive. The topic is titled "Boomers versus Emergers - Battle of the Century." David S. Waddell, president and CEO of Waddell & Associates, is the speaker. Reservations are required. Call 767-9187 for information or to RSVP.

Leadership Memphis hosts a two-day community leadership workshop for administrative professionals beginning Thursday. It will be held Thursday at BRIDGES USA Inc., 477 N. Fifth St., and Friday at MLGW Training Center, 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road. Hours both days are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 278-0016 to register, or visit

Rhodes College hosts its 20th annual Institute on the Profession of Law Friday in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's topic is titled "The Duke Lacrosse Case and What It Says About Our Criminal Justice Process, Academics and News Media." Stuart Taylor, contributing editor for Newsweek, is the keynote speaker. For registration and fee information, call 843-3965.

The University of Memphis presents Nobel Peace Prize recipient Betty Williams Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 136 of the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call 678-2035.

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) presents "Masked Marvels and Wondertales," a visual arts performance featuring Michael Cooper, Sunday at 3 p.m. at 1801 Exeter Road. Single tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students (18 and younger) plus a handling fee. For tickets, call 751-7500 or visit