The second annual Midsouth Autism Conference will be held Monday, July 16, to Wednesday, July 18, at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. Sponsored by Transformations Autism Treatment Center, the conference is geared toward educating professionals, parents and people affected by the disorder. Visit for a schedule and registration information.

Visible Music College will continue its Music Mondays series with a performance by Darien Clea Monday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cooper-Young gazebo at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue.

The Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission will hold Memphis Music Monday networking Monday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale St. The biweekly events include music community networking and business exchange, guest speakers and music business presentations. Cost is free. Visit

The Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden will host Kristen Lamberson as part of the annual Naturalist’s Guide to the Mid-South lecture series Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Lamberson will present “Native Plant Gardening.” Cost is free for WRC and MBC members, and $4 for nonmembers. Visit

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will train volunteer ushers for the 2012-2013 season Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Contact Kathy Lovett at or 751-7670 for details on usher opportunities.

The Church Health Center/MIFA Farmers Market will be open Tuesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Visit

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a life-coaching workshop with Cynthia Schulz Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Schulz’s presentation is titled “Failure is Never Final.” Visit

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Certified public accountant Jimmy Luke of Titan CPA will present “New Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors.” Cost is free. Visit or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit