Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at email@example.com or 543-3500.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a nature photography course for adults Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Attendees will learn digital photo techniques for capturing wildlife. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 636-4131 to register.
Special Olympics Greater Memphis will hold its 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge and seventh annual chili cook-off Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front St. Gates open for the cook-off at 10 a.m., and the plunge is at 3 p.m. Visit specialolympicsmem.org.
Bank On Memphis will relaunch Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Soulsville Towne Center, 915 E. McLemore Ave. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will host the event, and free tax preparation will be provided 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 432-4882.
The University of Memphis will screen “Duty of the Hour,” a documentary about Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Monday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus, 470 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
Memphis Farmers Market will host a five-course Farm to Fork dinner featuring locally grown foods Monday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Amerigo Restaurant, 1239 Ridgeway Road. Cost is $40. R.S.V.P. to 848-4009.
The Circuit Playhouse will host New Colony Theatre of Chicago’s “The Warriors for Newtown,” Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Half of proceeds will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and half to the Memphis Gun Down Program. Suggested donation is $10. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Mid-South Regional Roundtable will hold its Memphis Intermodal Shippers Lunch & Learn and bus tour of the new Norfolk Southern facility in Rossville, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meeting at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, 485 Halle Park Drive. Cost is $25. Online registration at http://goo.gl/iMxo4 is required.
Church Health Center will hold a volunteer expo Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Contact Jennie Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-2097.
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Troy Keeping, president and general manager of Southland Gaming and Racing, will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will host a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in Medical Office Building A, suite 250, 7655 Poplar Ave. Physical therapist Toni Graziosi will discuss trends in stroke care. Call Angela Mensi at 516-6929.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Don and Holly Swogger of Homevestors will present “Build Wealth Buying Real Estate.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. New Memphis Institute executive director Nancy Coffee will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Memphis will host a Black History Month lecture by journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Wilkerson’s talk is titled “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
Rhodes College will host Miami University of Ohio professor Steven L. Tuck, presenting the James F. Ruffin Lecture in the Fine Arts, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Frazier Jelke Science Center on Rhodes’ campus, 2000 North Parkway. Tuck’s lecture is titled “Myth, Meaning and Metaphor: Sculptures From a Roman Imperial Villa.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host country-rock singer Bryan Hartley as part of its Winter Bistro Music Series Saturday, Feb. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will open its Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001–Now exhibit, featuring works by more than 70 Memphis artists, Sunday, Feb. 3, at the gallery, 4339 Park Ave. An opening event, “The Anti-Lecture: A Conversation About an Art Community,” will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 18. Visit dixon.org.
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Billy Elliot the Musical” Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Feb. 10 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000.
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will launch spark: conversations with Ballet Memphis Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 427 N. Watkins St. The series will feature artists’ views through panels, film screenings and more. The first event focuses on angles of family life in conjunction with the ballet’s Feb. 22-24 performance of “Family Matters.” Visit balletmemphis.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host Black Watch & Bagpipes, featuring the Wolf River Pipes and Drums, Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free; R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 751-7665.
Rhodes College will present Jazz at Cafe Eclectic, featuring the Rhodes faculty jazz players, Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. at the cafe, 603 N. McLean Blvd. Visit rhodes.edu.
Playhouse on the Square will present “Sunset Boulevard” through Feb. 17 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
The Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” through Feb. 10 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
Christian Brothers University hosts the Mid-South Woodturners Guild’s woodturning collection in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery in Plough Memorial Library on the CBU campus, 650 East Parkway S. The exhibit runs through Feb. 3. Visit cbu.edu or midsouthwoodturners.com.
Eclectic Eye hosts Faces by Cornelius Carter in its showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. Carter’s impressionistic paintings depict 19th and 20th century pop and music icons. The exhibit runs through Feb. 27. Visit eclectic-eye.com.