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

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a holiday networking party Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at bureau’s offices, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and their guests. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at or 757-8603 by Friday, Dec. 14.

LightWave Solar will host a lunch & learn titled “How Solar Can Work for Your Home or Business” Friday, Dec. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the River Tower at South Bluffs clubhouse, 655 Riverside Drive. R.S.V.P. to Grace Robertson at or 615-641-4050, ext. 104.

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

Downtown Memphis Commission will host a concert by the Tennessee Mass Choir Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in AutoZone Park’s Rockeyfeller Plaza, 200 Union Ave. Visit

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

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.

The Figure Skating Club of Memphis will present “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at Mid-South Ice House, 10705 Ridgeway Industrial Road in Olive Branch. Tickets are $5. Visit

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email for details.