Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Dec. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Mark Horrocks, founder of Habitat for Hope, will speak. Cost is $15 for nonmembers. To register, call Dick Wieland at 270-3778.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South, American Advertising Federation Memphis and Public Relations Society of America Memphis chapter will hold The Three Wise Groups combined holiday party Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Just For Lunch inside Chickasaw Oaks Village, 3092 Poplar Ave. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To register, visit

Visible Music College will host its fourth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Ann and Jim Vining Concert Hall on the college’s downtown campus, 200 Madison Ave. The free concert will feature family-friendly rock, pop and hip-hop versions of Christmas favorites performed by Visible students, faculty and alumni. For more information, call 381-3939 or visit

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the Daisy Bates Education Organization Summit Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The theme is “Finding Our Way Back to First.” Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP president and CEO, is the keynote speaker. For more information or tickets, call 521-1343.

Ballet Memphis will present “The Nutcracker” Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday Dec. 4, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or tickets, visit

Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. will present Robert Belfour with Davis Coen in concert Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at A2H, 3009 Davies Plantation Road. Wine and food will be served. Suggested donation is $15, which will go to the artists. To R.S.V.P., call 372-0404 or email

The Iris Orchestra will present “String Theories” with harpist Elizabeth Hainen Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information or tickets, call 751-7500 or visit