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.

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

Literacy Mid-South will host a seminar for educators and General Educational Development preparation providers titled “Upcoming Changes to the 2014 GED – Smart Memphis” Thursday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Southwest Tennessee Community College auditorium, 5983 Macon Cove. R.S.V.P. to

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 Brothers 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

Memphis Bioworks Foundation will graduate its first 39 Wolf River Environmental Training participants Thursday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Memphis Bioworks conference center, 20 S. Dudley St., first floor. Email

Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold its free Tricks of the Trade: Scammers workshop Friday, March 8, at 9 a.m. at the bureau’s office, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to or 757-8603 by Wednesday, March 6.

Theatre Memphis will hold an opening night gala for “A Chorus Line” Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the theater, 630 Perkins Road Extended. The event will feature a cocktail buffet, live auction and pre-show presentation by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to 682-8323.

Leadership Memphis will hold its ninth annual Community Leadership Luncheon Thursday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht will speak. Tickets are $50. R.S.V.P to by Friday, March 8.