Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Debbie Reeves of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency will present “First-Time Homebuyers Housing Information Before You Buy or Rent.” Cost is free. Visit or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a Munch and Learn lecture titled “Plants of the Bible” Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is free with regular admission. Visit

Lancome and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host Genefique Day, featuring celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wolfchase Galleria Dillards, 2700 N. Germantown Parkway. A portion of Genefique sales proceeds will benefit St. Jude.

The city of Germantown will host the Farm Park Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farm Park, 2740 Cross Country Drive, near Germantown Elementary School. Email or call 757-7382.

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will host the 15th annual Graduate Association of African American History conference Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Kevin Mumford of the University of Illinois will present the keynote, “Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988.” Cost is free. Visit for details.

STRUT! Memphis 2013, a fashion show to benefit the Community Legal Center, will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Memphis, 5389 Poplar Ave. The event will include live and silent auctions and a look at the latest fashion trends. Tickets are $50. Visit

Monogram Food Solutions will host Meat Me in Memphis on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Columns at One Commerce Square. The soul-and-sausage-themed event will feature signature dishes from Memphis chefs as well as live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Monogram Loves Kids Foundation. Call 259-6625 for details and tickets.