The National Hispanic Professional Organization, Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rafael Durand, director of human resources at International Paper, will speak. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email

Rhodes College will host Aram Goudsouzian for a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear,” Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit

Memphis Investors Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. CPA Jimmy Luke will present “Tax Reduction and Tax Planning Strategies for Real Estate Investors.” Cost is free for members and first-time visitors, and $20 for repeat visitors. Visit

The Mid-South Sports and Boat Show will be held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event will include boat and tackle vendors, and seminars for both children and adults. Visit for hours and ticket prices.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Shelby County Schools will host the Young People’s Concert Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The concert is the culmination of educational curriculum for third- through sixth-graders. Tickets are open to the public for $5. Visit

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ServiceMaster, 3839 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit for eligibility guidelines and appointments.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will hold The Music of the Night, its fifth annual Valentine’s gala, Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Howard McGillin, the longest-running Phantom in Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera,” will headline. Tickets are $175. Visit

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold the Move It Memphis 5K/10K Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. Visit for entry fees and registration.