National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
The Peabody will host the Great Gatsby dinner, part of its historic dinner series, Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Chez Philippe, 149 Union Ave. The Roaring Twenties-themed dinner will include period cocktails, a guest speaker and take-home gift. Cost is $85. R.S.V.P. to 529-4183.
The Beale Street Mess Around, a concert fundraiser for The Blues Foundation’s Raise the Roof campaign, will be held Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Rum Boogie Cafe, 182 Beale St. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit blues.org.
The Peabody will host a Mother’s Day brunch Sunday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the hotel’s mezzanine level, 149 Union Ave. Tickets are $59 for adults and $22 for children ages 5 to 12. R.S.V.P. to 529-3668.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host its Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Sunday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include a buffet at live music by the Memphis Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals will hold an empowerment mixer Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. R.S.V.P. to LaKeisha Harrison at email@example.com by Friday, May 10.
The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Melissa Webb, president of the IAAP Desoto chapter, will present “Constructing Your Career – Getting to the Heart.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 752-6213.
Methodist South Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in meeting room B of the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Visit methodisthealth.org or call 516-3726.
Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, May 14, at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Memphis Commission office, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
CBIZ MHM Memphis office will host a CFO/Controller conference Tuesday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 3675 Central Ave. Topics will include business lending, data breaches, hiring practices and the Affordable Care Act. Cost is $50. Register at cfocontrollerconfmay2013.eventbrite.com.
National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, May 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. Lori Turner-Wilson, co-founder of RedRover Sales & Marketing, will speak. Cost is $25 for NAWBO members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
Healthy Memphis Common Table will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Dr. Steven Coulter will present the keynote. Visit healthymemphis.org.
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 14, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Commercial Appeal sports columnist Geoff Calkins will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. Visit methodisthealth.org or call 516-5646.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave. Social media specialist Cheryl Hurley, founder of SQ Modern Media, will present “Blogging Made Simple.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
Families of Incarcerated Individuals Inc. will host a rebranding event Wednesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The orgnization will unveil its revamped programs and services. Call 726-6191.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Mark von Stolk, owner of Calaveras Business Coaching, will present “Selling More With Metaphors.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Derek Goldfarb, Memphis Redbirds assistant general manager and director of sales, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18, at Tom Lee Park, on Riverside Drive Downtown. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the gate. Visit memphisinmay.org for a schedule.
The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Party Planet will perform. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com or call 529-4000.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host Vin-A-Que, part of the 2013 Memphis Wine + Food Series, Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. The event will include snout-to-tail barbecue, other dishes prepared by local chefs, specialty cocktails and wines, and live music. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Visit memphiswineandfoodseries.org.
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Rock of Ages” Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host its Grand Auction, the finale of the 2013 Memphis Wine + Food Series, Saturday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. The auction will feature trips, art and more. Tickets are $150. Visit memphiswineandfoodseries.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Logan Hanna and C.J. Manning as part of its Spring Bistro Music Series Saturday, May 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host a private winemaker dinner, part of the 2013 Memphis Wine + Food Series, Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. The event will include select winemakers and wines paired with dishes prepared by local chefs. Tickets are $1,000, which includes entry to Vin-A-Que on Friday, May 10, and the Brooks’ Grand Auction on Saturday, May 11. Visit memphiswineandfoodseries.org.