The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Orpheum president and CEO Pat Halloran will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Oct. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold Farmers’ Market at the Garden Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Visit

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit for an agenda.

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit for a list of activities.

The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an opening reception for “Explorations: New Works by Paula Kovarik and Dorothy Northern” art exhibit Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. at 7 p.m. at the center, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Visit

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at The University of Memphis will host a lecture by Deborah Gray White, Rutgers University Board of Governors professor of history and women’s studies, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center theater. Her talk is titled “Brown Sugar Melts: African American Women at the Turn of the Millennium.” Visit for details.

Anthony Bourdain will speak in Memphis as part of the Guts & Glory tour Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. The chef, author and television host will share insights from his works and travels. Visit for ticket information.