B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 9:45 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Bob Nations of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will present “Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in the Mid-South.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, April 30, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jason Little and Steve Reynolds of Baptist Memorial Hospital will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host Farmers Market at the Garden Wednesday, April 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and every Wednesday through Oct. 29 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host its ninth annual conference, “The Dynamic Power of Networks,” Thursday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1375 E. Massey Road. Anasuya Sengupta, senior director of grantmaking for the Wikimedia Foundation, will present the 8:45 a.m. keynote. Visit npexcellence.org for tickets and schedule.
The Downtown Alive concert series continues Thursday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. Earl “The Pearl” Banks and The Memphis Dawls will perform. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues Thursdays through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, May 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
The Church Health Center will host “A Mother’s Day to Remember,” a culinary class taught by caterer Carrington Wise, Thursday, May 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Cost is $25. Visit churchhealthcenter.org for a culinary series schedule and registration.
Overton Square will hold a Thursdays Squared concert Thursday, May 1, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard at Trimble Place and Florence Street. Ghost Town Blues Band and Mighty Souls Brass Band will perform. The series continues through Aug. 28. Visit thursdayssquared.com for a schedule.
The Peabody will host a rooftop party Thursday, May 1, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Aquanet will perform. Tickets are $10. The 2014 rooftop party series continues Thursdays through Aug. 14. Visit peabodymemphis.com for a schedule.