Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its 2013 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop on weekdays through March 22 at the church, 102 N. Second St. Speakers from various faiths will speak from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.; the Waffle Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit for a list of speakers.

Memphis Heritage will host its 2013 preservation series, Preservation Success Stories, Mondays from March 4 to March 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Heritage at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. Cost for the series is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers; individual tickets are not available. Visit

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Tuesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky PLLC will present “The Right to Bear Arms for Self-Defense Outside the Home.” Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at or 462-2616.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 6, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. International Paper Chief Financial Officer Carol Roberts will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold its free BBB Smart Consumer Workshop Wednesday, March 6, at noon at the bureau’s office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to or 757-8603 by Monday, March 4.

Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will meet Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit for an agenda.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thomas Center at Christian Brother University, 650 East Parkway S. Mike Bruns, board chair for Youth Villages and the Church Health Center, will discuss board engagement and fundraising. Cost is $15 for AFP members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at