The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering will honor John A. Pafford as its 2011 Outstanding Alumnus at its annual awards dinner March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $35 per person. Deadline for reservations is Friday. For more information, call 678-4306.

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Feb. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Phil Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Airlines, will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford by Friday at 543-3518 or

Bumpus Harley-Davidson and Memphis Harley Owners Group will hold their annual Chili Cook-off and Men’s Dessert Bake-off Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 2160 Whitten Road. The cook-off will benefit the Pam Cobb Paralegal Scholarship Fund.

Ballet Memphis will present “AbunDANCE: Where the Girls Are 2” Saturday through Feb. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Tickets are $10, $22, $43 and $72. For tickets or more information, call 737-7322 or visit

The Circuit Playhouse will host a closing reception of “Jackie Ware Remembered,” an exhibit and sale of pottery by Jackie Ware, Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. For more information or reservations, call 725-0776.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present a program titled “Infernal Dance” Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For tickets, call 537-2525.

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Ned Canty, general director of Opera Memphis, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at

The Memphis Claims Association will meet Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests.