Howell McQuain Strategies LLC will begin its 2007 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar Series with "Mediating the Significant Case: A Three-Dimensional View" today from 8 a.m. to noon at Lexus of Memphis, 2600 Ridgeway Road. The course is designed for lawyers, insurance and risk management specialists and employers. Registration is $65 and space is limited. Register online at www.howellmcquain.com/. For more information, call 737-0853.

The Leadership Memphis Professional Development Program is being held today. The seminar and breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the optional networking lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events are at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The topic is "Intro to Political Engagement: Supporting More Than a Candidate." Cost is $55, or $80 with the networking lunch. Call 278-0016 for more information.

The University of Memphis hosts a lecture by Louis Menand, a Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Metaphysical Club" and professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard, today at 6:30 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building. Menand will speak on "Art and Ideas in the Cold War." A reception begins at 6 p.m. and a book signing will follow.

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is partnering with Theatre Memphis to present the regional premiere of "Bark! The Musical" today at 7 p.m. at its new facility at 935 Farm Road. The event is free of charge, although donations are encouraged. The show opens at Theatre Memphis April 27. For more information, contact Andrew Israel at 937-3902.

The Peabody Hotel kicks off its Rooftop Party Season with Ingram Hill today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 149 Union Ave. Admission is $10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and $15 after 7 p.m. The event will be held every Thursday through Aug. 30.

The University of Memphis continues a series of panel discussions on college sports Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Room 124 of Ball Hall. The topic is "Division I College Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The event is free.

MO's Music and Art Café hosts the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp general interest meeting for volunteers Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the café, 3521 Walker Ave. Volunteer training sessions will be held April 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, e-mail sgrrc05@gmail.com or call 324-7892.

Jim's Place East, a Greek-owned fine dining restaurant that is usually closed on Sundays, will open for Easter lunch Sunday at 5560 Shelby Oaks Drive. The lunch honors both the Greek Easter and the Protestant/Catholic Easter, which fall on the same day this year. For more information, call 388-7200 or see the menu at www.jimsplaceeast.com.

The Pink Palace Museum holds its "Inside Africa" exhibit through May 6 at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. "Inside Africa" explores the people, geography, history and traditions of the continent. Admission is $8.25 for adults, $5.75 for children and $7.75 for seniors. For more information, call 320-6362.