Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Memphis Medical Center partners will host Spring at the Park Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Health Sciences Park, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Dunlap Street. The event will include arts performances, food trucks and vendors. Cost is free. Call 576-7185.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. Guest speakers will discuss the establishment of the center and “The Kroc Story: From Concept to Grand Opening and Beyond.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org.
The Daily News will host the 2014 Health Care Reform seminar and panel Thursday, April 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Dr. Scott Morris, founder and CEO of Church Health Center, will present the keynote. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, April 3, 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 kick off its culinary series with chef Jenn McCullough showing off her signature appetizers Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Cost is $40. Visit churchhealthcenter.org for a culinary series schedule.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a sustainability roundtable Thursday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The series of free panel discussions with local sustainability experts will be held on Thursdays throughout April. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Rhodes College Jazz Band will perform with blues legend Bobby Rush on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Hi-Tone Cafe, 412-414 N. Cleveland St. Tickets are $12, and proceeds support the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes and Crosstown Arts. Buy tickets at hitonememphis.com.
Opera Memphis will kick off the Midtown Opera Festival with “Ghosts of Crosstown” Friday, April 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sears Crosstown, 495 N. Watkins St. The original commissioned work includes five short operas inspired by people who lived near or worked in the Crosstown building. Pre-show talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit operamemphis.org.