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. Swingtime Explosion will perform. Cost is $18 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 chairmen and announce the Realtor of the Year, Realtor-Associate of the Year and Affiliate of the Year. Contact Katie Shotts at or 818-2435.

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board meet Thursday, Dec. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit

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

Chez Philippe will host a Christmas Eve dinner Monday, Dec. 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the restaurant, 149 Union Ave. in The Peabody. Cost is $85, plus $30 for wine pairing. Call 529-4188 for reservations.

WKNO-TV will premiere “A Memphis Boychoir Christmas with Kallen Esperian” Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. on WKNO Channel 10. The concert features the Memphis Boychoir, Memphis Girlchoir, Memphis Chamber Choir and opera soprano Kallen Esperian. Visit for a schedule of other air dates.

The 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, featuring Iowa State University vs. University of Tulsa, will be held Dec. 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. For a list of bowl week events, visit

Seedco Mid-South is accepting applicants for Operation JumpStart: First Step, a national program that teaches entrepreneurs small-business planning and preparation skills, through Dec. 31. Participants can choose from two sessions: Jan. 8 to Feb. 14 or Jan. 18 to April 3. Cost is $375; a limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Genarda Wright at or 255-2955.