The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Thomas P. Smith, District Commander, Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present arms. Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

The Memphis Jewish Community Center and The National Council for Jewish Women will host a presentation by Abbe Smith of “The Case of a Lifetime” today at 7 p.m. in the Belz Social Hall of the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Smith is a noted criminal attorney and will discuss the ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty, the burden of fighting for the innocent and her own career. The event is free an open to the public.

The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will present a concert performance by the University Band today at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave. The concert is free. For more information, call 678-5400.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Mid-South Chapter and the Tennessee Chapter of Meeting Professionals will hold Mind Your Meetings Industry Day Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Actress and writer Annabelle Gurwitch will speak. To register, visit

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “The Elements of Writing for Foundation and Corporate Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Cost is $55 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants, $65 for members and $125 for nonmembers. For reservations, email, call 684-6605 or visit

The Daily News, The Memphis News and Chandler Reports will present a forum exploring the current economic crisis Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus, 365 Innovation Drive. Peter Schutt, CEO of The Daily News Publishing Co., will provide an introduction and overview. Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News Publishing Co., will discuss the subject of foreclosures and the fall of real estate. Admission is by invitation with a cost of $20, which includes parking and lunch. For more information, contact David Yawn at 528-8122 or

The National Association of Credit Management Mid-South Unit will hold an educational seminar and luncheon Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in conference room one of the Holiday Inn Select, 2240 Democrat Road. The seminar will discuss white-collar crime and how it affects the credit industry. Bill Bright and Jennifer Williams, both of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, will speak. Cost of the lunch is $12.66. Reservations are due today. For reservations, contact Frances Millaway at or 881-1771.