The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its monthly luncheon Thursday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Thomas Center. The topic is “The Role of Communications in Fundraising Campaigns.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit to register.

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Thursday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Gregory G. Katsas of Jones Day law firm will present “An Overview of the Oral Arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the Obamacare Cases.” Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Contact Greg Grisham at or 312-9413 for details.

Literacy Mid-South will present the 2012 Corporate Spelling Bee April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tables of 10 are $400 and individual tickets are $35. For details, visit or call 327-6000.

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will open its run of “The Arabian Nights” Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the theater building. Call the box office at 678-2578 for tickets. Middle East specialist Dr. Kent Schull will present a free “informance” at 6 p.m. in the communications and fine arts building. Visit for details.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and book-signing by Lewis R. Donelson III, author of the autobiography “Lewie,” Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the store, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit for details.

The Madison Hotel will kick off its 2012 Sunset Atop the Madison series Thursday, April 12, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Elmo & The Shades will perform. Cost is $7. For details, call 333-1200.

KWAM/AM 990 will hold a fundraiser for Overton Park Golf Course Friday, April 13, at the course, 2080 Poplar Ave. The event will include golf from noon to 4 p.m. and a social mixer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost for golf is $25 per person; cost for the mixer is $30. R.S.V.P. to

The 2012 PRSA Vox Award Dinner will be held Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Tickets are $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Visit for tickets.