The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Jim Kovarik, professional writer and director of the Grant Editing Center at the University of Memphis, will speak. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit

HSMAI Mid-South will hold a workshop and luncheon today at Holiday Inn Select Downtown Memphis, 160 Union Ave. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail or call Teresa Bledsoe at 685-3004.

The Memphis chapter of the Social Media Club will hold a lunch and panel discussion Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the law offices of Glankler Brown PLLC, 1 Commerce Square, 18th floor. The panel will include University of Memphis professor Carrie Brown; Rob Edwards, producer of Action News 5; and Melissa Moon, reporter and anchor for News Channel 3. To register, contact Alys Drake at

Christian Brothers University will host guest speaker Otis L. Stanford Thursday at 1 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on the CBU campus. Sanford will speak about The Commercial Appeal’s coverage of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis in a presentation titled “Setting the Record Straight, 40 Years Later.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 321-3536.

The Memphis Public Library will host the LINC/2-1-1 Crisis Team Recruitment Fair Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 2-1-1.

The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center will hold a gala and banquet celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bridges, 477 N. Fifth St. Daphene R. McFerren, director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Ken Reardon, director of the graduate program in City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis, will be the keynote speakers. Cost is $35 per ticket and $270 for tables of eight. For tickets, call 725-4990 or 800-838-3006.