National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Meri Armour, CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to or 466-6476.

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will host a reception with Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Danny Thomas ALSAC Pavilion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St. Karlgaard will discuss his experiences as an entrepreneur. Email or

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold a Roots Garden Party happy hour Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free for Roots members, $5 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present The Pat Martino Trio, part of its Master Jazz Guitar Series, Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit for times and tickets.

Seedco Mid-South will host The Intentional Entrepreneur workshop Friday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Seedco, 22 N. Front St., suite 900. The interactive workshop guides entrepreneurs through the process of planning a business and the emotional and practical aspects of business ownership. Cost is $50. Register at

Women’s Council of Realtors will host its West Tennessee Fair Housing Celebration Friday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Sessions will cover fair housing enforcement, sustainability planning and accessibility. Cost is $25 per session. Visit to register.

Greater Memphis Chamber will hold its 175th anniversary celebration Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Tunga Lee at or 543-3571.