The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Unified Shelby County School Board Chairman Billy Orgel will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Rhodes College begins its free “Memphis Centered” speaker series with author Molly Caldwell Crosby discussing the 1878 yellow fever epidemic Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Clough Hall Orgill Room on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with PeopleCap Advisors principal Meg Thomas Crosby titled “The Growth and Maturity of an Organization” Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. Cost in advance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $20. Visit

Black Business Association of Memphis will host a business start-up workshop for new and potential business owners Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit or call 526-9300.

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and The University of Memphis MILE and LEAD programs will host a reception and question-and-answer session with “The Little Couple” stars Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Email or

Rhodes College will host Dr. Timothy Beal for its annual Batey lecture Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The author and Case Western Reserve University professor will present “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Evangelical Capitalism, the Digital Revolution and the End of the Word as We Know It.” Visit

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will present Tony Award-winning tap dancer Savion Glover’s SoLe Sanctuary Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at

Staxtacular ’13, benefiting the Stax Music Academy, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will include a buffet, open bar and bourbon tasting, and performances by The Bo-Keys and Stax Music Academy students. Tickest are $150. Visit