NEXUS is accepting applications for its Memphis mentors awards through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Categories include outstanding male and female mentors, NEXUS alumni mentor, mentoring organization/nonprofit and mentoring industry/company. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Visit

Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association and Mid-South Minority Business Council will host a Uniform Certification Agency workshop Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) will learn how to fill out the certification application and can submit it at the end of the workshop. R.S.V.P. to Stephanie Alexander at 526-8300, ext. 101.

The Memphis chapter of Executive Women International will meet Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Barbara Chambers, community director for women’s domestic violence shelter House of Grace, will speak. Cost is $35. Email Peggy Oman at

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host a reception for Van M. Phillips’ “The Art of Dance: Tripping the Light Fantastic in Oils and Photographic Imagery” exhibit Friday, Dec. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. The exhibit will run through Jan. 4. Visit

The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will host Vaccination Station, a low-cost pet vaccination event, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Linden Avenue and Lauderdale Street. Visit for a list of vaccinations and costs.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Ambassadorial scholar Nathan Ramira will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold its annual honors and awards luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. MAAR will honor its 2012 committee chairman and announce the Realtor of the Year, Realtor-Associate of the Year and Affiliate of the Year. Cost is free for members. Contact Katie Shotts at or 818-2435.