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.

DentalCares will host a free Dentistry From the Heart dental care clinic Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at DentalCares, 1890 N. Germantown Parkway, suite 105. Each attendee 18 years or older will receive one free filling, cleaning or extraction. Visit or call 753-2273.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will host “Hammerin’ in the Holidays,” the 11th annual Valero Memphis Refinery Tool Box Bash, Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The event will feature live and silent auctions, live entertainment, food and more. Cost is $50 a ticket or $90 for a pair. Visit

Stax Music Academy will host a soul music jam session with Booker T. & The MGs guitarist Steve Cropper Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the academy, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Cost is $250, and proceeds benefit the Soulsville Foundation. Space is limited. Call 261-6333.

Memphis Farmers Market will hold its annual holiday market, featuring more than 50 local vendors, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion at the corner of South Front Street and West G.E. Patterson Avenue. For a list of vendors, visit

Main Street Collierville will hold “Christmas in Collierville” Saturday, Dec. 8, in the town square. The event will include Santa at the gazebo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free carriage rides and strolling carolers. Visit

The DeSoto County Economic Development Council will hold its annual membership luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11:45 a.m. at Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will present the keynote. Cost is $25. R.S.V.P. to or 662-429-4414 by Friday, Dec. 7.

Downtown Memphis Commission will host a concert by Star & Micey Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in AutoZone Park’s Rockeyfeller Plaza, 200 Union Ave. Visit

Victory University will host a Toys for Tots benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the university’s Virgil L. Iles Auditorium, 255 N. Highland St. Artists will include Nathan and Suzanne Young, Marcela Pinilla, Colby Osborn and Memphis Uprising, and The Collegiate School of Memphis choir. Cost is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Visit

Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services will hold its sixth annual SPAYtacular Gala and Silent Auction Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave. The “Barkin’ Brunch” will include food and drinks, live music and more than 100 items in the silent auction. Cost is $40 a ticket or $75 for a pair. Visit

The Memphis chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host its annual holiday party Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to or 752-6213.

Remington College-Memphis Campus will hold a blood drive as part of its 3 Lives campaign to increase the number of minority blood donors Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the college, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Visit

Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. Visit or call Connie Holland at 516-5646.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Jimmy Luke of Titan Certified Public Accountants will present “Just-in-Time Tax Tips to Use Before Year-End.” Cost is free. Visit

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Dec. 12, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. City Councilman Jim Strickland will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.

The University of Memphis Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and United Way of the Mid-South will hold a 2013 grant cycle interest meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. in the university’s University Center Memphis Room. Applications for the capacity-building and small grants are due Jan. 31. Visit for program details.

The Birdhouse, a community venue showcasing Memphis art, music and food, will hold its grand opening and a reception for its “The Gift” show Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Birdhouse, 632 S. Perkins Road. Half of proceeds from “The Gift” art sales will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree program. Email or call 685-7796.

Open Arms Care Corp. will host an opening reception for its third art show Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the St. John’s Episcopal Church gymnasium, 3245 Central Ave. The artwork, which was created by Open Arms Care clients, will be on display through January. Visit

Gallery Ten Ninety One will host a meet-the-artist reception for Mary Norman, artist behind the exhibit “A Minute and a Half of Summer: Ninety Miniatures by Mary Norman,” Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 7151 Cherry Farms Road in WKNO Digital Media Center. The exhibit runs through Jan. 17. Call 458-2521.

Theatre Memphis will present “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 23 at the theater, 630 Perkins Road Extended. Visit for times and tickets.

The Circuit Playhouse will present “The Santaland Diaries” through Dec. 23 in Circuit’s Memphian Room, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

Poplar Pike Playhouse will present “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild” through Dec. 15 at the theater, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit for times and tickets.

Germantown Community Theatre will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through Dec. 16 at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit for times and tickets.

Memphis Arts Collective will host its 2012 Holiday Artist Market through Dec. 24 at 1501 Union Ave. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit

Art Village Gallery will hold 12 Days of Art: A Holiday Bazaar weekends through Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 410 S. Main St. An opening night gala Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include wine, live music and art deals. Visit

Unveil South Main features 20 local and regional artists who will exhibit collections at South Main retailers and restaurants through Dec. 19. Visit

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host Laura Schriner’s “Southern Impressions” art exhibit at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road, through Jan. 4 in the GPAC lobby. Visit

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Jersey Boys” through Dec. 16 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” through Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Visit

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” through Dec. 30 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Annie” through Dec. 30 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.