The Women’s Council of Realtors Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DoubleTree Memphis hotel, 185 Union Ave. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Lauren Criswell at or 260-4780.

IRIS Orchestra will plant iris bulbs for its IRIS Planting Roots event, Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road; at 1:30 p.m. at Germantown Charity Horse Arena, 7745 Poplar Pike; and at 2:15 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. Visit

The Orpheum Theatre will host “In the Mood,” a 1940s big-band swing-dance music revue Thursday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at

My Urban Workspace will hold a class on roasting as part of its Downtown cooking class series Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its facility, 6 W. G.E. Patterson Ave. Attendees will learn how to roast vegetables, chicken, fish and more. Cost is $49. Visit

The Memphis/Mid-South chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present the 2012 annual federal practice seminar Friday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Cost is $175 for federal bar association members and $225 for nonmembers. Contact Mary Morris at or 524-5144.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold a women’s health forum Friday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Venetian Room of The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Cost is free. Visit for details.

LaunchMemphis will host 48-Hour Launch Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 14, at the LaunchMemphis office, 516 Tennessee St., suite 127. Welcome and pitches begin Friday at 6 p.m., and startup presentations begin Sunday at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Visit

Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a breakfast series seminar titled “Selling Strategies that Stick” Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The speaker is Andrew Gieselmann of Sandler Training by Capstone Sales. Cost is free for BBB members and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at or 757-8603 by Friday, Oct. 12.