Talk Shoppe will hold an open microphone discussion, “Hot Topics in Your Industry,” Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Friday, Nov. 23, through Dec. 30 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 23 through Dec. 15, and daily Dec. 17 through Dec. 29, except for Christmas eve and day. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 636-4106.

Memphis Recovery Center will hold the fifth annual Recovery Run 5K Saturday, Nov. 24, at 9 a.m. starting at the East Parkway North entrance to Overton Park. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Visit

Rhodes College will host Dr. Amy Singer presenting “The Ottoman Conquest of Jerusalem” as part of its Communities in Conversation series Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Singer is professor of Ottoman and Turkish history at Tel Aviv University. Cost is free. Visit

Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit or

BIG for Memphis will host Memphis Police Department Director Toney Armstrong Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. BIG brings together Memphis Police Department colonels and business leaders to impact the community. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Nov. 28, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. Glen Fenter of Mid-South Community College will speak. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.