The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Participants will become familiar with the basic principles of grant writing and the tools needed for a successful proposal. 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

The Mid South Area Business Travelers Association will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westin Memphis Beale Street, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Bridget DiCello will talk about time management made simple. For more information, visit

The First Thursday Night Out will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cooper-Young Neighborhood. The evening will include discounts on dining, shopping and free music at the businesses of Cooper-Young.

Lowe’s will hold a special fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis as part of its store opening Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the new store, 425 New Byhalia Road. All Lowe’s gift cards purchased will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.

The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Women Attorneys will hold its 31st Annual Banquet and Silent Auction Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The banquet benefits University of Memphis law student scholarships. Cost is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $30 for law students. For tickets, contact Leah Hillis at 524-5184 or

WKNO will host an opening reception for the MGAL Platinum Star Exhibit Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. More than 50 art pieces from members of the Memphis Germantown Art League will be exhibited. The art will be on display through Feb. 24. For more information, visit

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a mixer Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost is free for the first four employees of a member company, $10 for each employee after four and $20 for prospective members. The registration deadline is Friday. To register, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or