Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host its annual Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Rhodes College will host Yale University professor Dr. Alice Kaplan, presenting “Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag and Angela Davis” Monday, Feb. 11, in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.
Seedco Mid-South will host a Operation JumpStart: First Step workshop for entrepreneurs Tuesdays Feb. 12 to April 30, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth St. The course teaches essential small-business planning skills with hands-on training. Cost is $375; a limited number of scholarships are available. R.S.V.P. to Genarda Wright at 255-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. The event serves as a forum for farmers, consumers and entrepreneurs to discuss developing the local food system in Memphis and the Mid-South. Visit midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com for details and tickets.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will present his State of the City address to the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 12, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Whitehaven will host Crone McEvoy PLC attorney Alan Crone, discussing estate planning and wills, Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Outlook room at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Cost is free. Visit whitehavenkiwanis.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a Female Business Leader Lunch Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The lunch will allow business leaders an opportunity to network and discuss ideas. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at email@example.com.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Chris Barbic, state superintendent of the Achievement School District, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhodes College Black Student Association will host “Soul Food and Sitcoms” as part of its Black History Month celebration Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Clough Hall Orgill Room on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rene Bustamante, staff vice president of Global Cash Management at FedEx, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 466-6476.
Christian Brothers University will host Terence McLaughlin, CBU president from 1962 to 1964, as part of its Black History Month celebration Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on campus, 650 East Parkway S. McLaughlin will discuss the 50th anniversary of Christian Brothers High School admitting its first black student. Visit cbu.edu.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host 2013 Breathless Reads Tour Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The tour features authors Beth Revis, Fiona Paul, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards and Jessica Spotswood. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Greater Memphis Chamber will hold the fifth annual Move it Memphis 5K/10K Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. starting in W.C. Handy Park, 200 Beale St. All proceeds benefit the chamber.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Wine Down at the Dixon Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include wines from Spain, cheese and light hors d’oeuvres from Elegant Farmer and music by Michelle Shrader. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit dixon.org.
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 tnshakespeare.org.
The University of Memphis will present Gospel Explosion as part of its Black History Month celebration Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus, 470 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
Rhodes College will present the play “Bouffant: La Teuer de Vampires” Friday, Feb. 8, Saturday, Feb. 9, and Feb. 14-17 in the McCoy Theatre on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu/mccoy for times and tickets.
Memphis Black Arts Alliance Firehouse Little Theater presents “The Bow Wow Club” Friday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 10, at Evergreen Theater, 1705 Poplar Ave. Visit memphisblackartsalliance.org for times and tickets.
Buckman Performing Arts Center will present guitarist Michael Johnson Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host artist and musician Jon Hart as part of its Winter Bistro Music Series Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Eroica Ensemble will present a concert featuring French pianist Cyprien Katsaris Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road, and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. Cost is free.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch and the Bank of the Scots Guards Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com..
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Mardi Gras-themed Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; advanced registration is required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present saxophonist Grace Kelly as part of its Jazz in the Box series Friday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road.
IRIS Orchestra will present “Shaham Plays Brahms,” featuring violinist Gil Shaham, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road.