master IT will host a business seminar, "Business Unplugged," today from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Several speakers from technology companies will be in attendance. For more information or to register, visit or call 377-7891.

Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. This week's topic is "The Mastermind Principle: Propelling Your Way to Success by Giving and Gaining Ideas." For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the Conservation Committee. Other meetings are the Purchasing Policy Manual Subcommittee at 10 a.m., the Economic Development and Tourism Committee at 1:30 p.m. and the Family Court Task Force at 4 p.m. All the meetings will be held in the fourth-floor conference room of 160 N. Main St., except the Family Court Task Force, which will meet in the first-floor commission chambers of 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Bornblum Institute of LeMoyne-Owen College will host astrophysicist Dr. Neil Tyson today at 6 p.m. at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave. His address is part of the Bornblum Lecture Series. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold its monthly "Breakfast Forum: News and Networking for Business Professionals" Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, visit or contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or

The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will host its Basketball League Draft in conjunction with the YLD Happy Hour Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Flying Saucer, 130 Peabody Place. The Happy Hour begins at 5 p.m. and the draft at 5:30 p.m.

The Orpheum Theatre will present "David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion" Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets range from $39.50 to $46.50 and are available at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Extended, by visiting or by calling 252-3000.

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will hold a free recruitment fair Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 250 of the law school, 3715 Central Ave. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 678-2528. Prospective students will learn the requirements for law school admission as well as other information.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Care Facilities Corp. will conduct a five-part series of training classes to discuss starting and operating a child care business. The first class will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. Cost is $25 per person per class, and registrations can be made by calling 615-532-0936.