Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the YMCA Nuber Center, 5885 Quince Road. CPA Garrett Surles will present “It’s Not Too Late – Year-End Tax Tips.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

The Downtown Parking Authority board of directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will present “Twelfth Night” Thursday, Dec. 11, through Dec. 21 at Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Buy tickets at tnshakespeare.org.

University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center will be in Memphis to advise small-business owners how to successfully compete for government contracts Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Registration is required. RSVP at 901-526-9300.

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its 10th annual Holiday Friend Raiser Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LRoss Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Ave. The event will include food, drinks, live music and door prizes. Cost for walk-ups is $25. Everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear to donate. RSVP at sms-midsouth.org.

National Civil Rights Museum will host an Evening With the Curator event Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Barbara Andrews, director of education and interpretation, will discuss how the education and collections department’s programs, exhibitions and archives are central to the museum’s mission. Cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host a 40th anniversary celebration with a public event Friday, Dec. 12, in the hospital’s cafeteria, 5959 Park Ave. The public is invited to share anniversary cake and memories of the last 40 years. Visit saintfrancishosp.com.

Memphis Area Legal Services SSVF Program and Project Valor will sponsor the “VA Accreditation and Assisting Veterans Through Advocacy and Legal Representation Seminar” Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Cost is free and open to the public. RSVP to cwestbrooks@malsi.org or 901-432-7524 by Friday, Dec. 12.