The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit for a schedule and tickets.

NEXUS will hold its annual Leadership Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 29, at noon at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Ave. Entrepreneur Bill Courtney, the former coach featured in Academy Award-winning documentary “Undefeated,” will present the keynote, and the winners of the NEXUS Mentoring Awards will be announced. Tickets are $30. Visit

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 29, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Ryan Dalton of Operation Broken Silence will discuss human trafficking. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at

Methodist North Hospital will hold a free diabetes-management class Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the hospital’s Total Joint Center, 3960 New Covington Pike. Call 516-5038 to register.

The Prosperity Series Memphis will host U.S. Learning CEO and author Don Hutson Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free for members and $149 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to or 767-0000.

BIG for Memphis will host meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. BIG brings together Memphis Police Department colonels and business leaders to impact the community. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. WMC-TV weatherman Dave Brown will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Frank Davis of The Eliminate Project will speak, and the Kiwanian of the Year will be announced. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Affair, a Literacy Mid-South benefit luncheon hosted by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $45. Visit