The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Perre Coleman Magness, author of “Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook” for a discussion and book signing Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit

Germantown Community Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra will present their annual holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $15. Visit

Davies Manor Plantation will host its Christmas open house Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3570 Davieshire Drive. Costumed docents will give tours and refreshments will be served at Hillwood. The manor house will reopen April 1. Visit

The 13th annual Porter-Leath Toy Truck will collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations Monday, Dec. 15, to Dec. 19 from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. at WMC-TV Action News 5, 1960 Union Ave., and Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. Donations from both locations will benefit children and families served by Porter-Leath. Visit

Memphis Area BPW (Business & Professional Women) will meet Monday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Eastgate, 5112 Park Ave. The guest speaker is Gerald Nelson from Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors. Dinner is Dutch treat. Email or call 901-489-5481.

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 or 901-432-7524 by Friday, Dec. 12.

A community health forum will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Business, health care and civic officials will discuss the chronically poor health of Shelby County and Tennessee residents and identify initiatives to improve health outcomes. Free and open to the public. Visit

National Hispanic Professional Organization Memphis Chapter will hold its 2014 holiday party Friday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Admission is free. RSVP to by Friday, Dec. 12.