The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thomas Center at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. The topic covers building meaningful relationships. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit

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

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 University of Memphis 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 or 543-3500.

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

Helen Brett Enterprises will host the Small Business Revenue Generator Bootcamp Friday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. during the Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The event will teach retailers best practices regarding sales and profit generation. Visit

The Modern Day Woman’s Conference, hosted by Young Women Philanthropists, will begin with a Lock and Key Networking Mixer Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 40 S. Main St., suite 2380. Conference sessions will run Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Garrett Auditorium on the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Register at

Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will host its fourth annual Valentine’s gala featuring Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $175 and include dinner and a dessert reception. Visit