The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a strategic planning public meeting and panel discussion Monday, Jan. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stax Museum for American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The panel will discuss how the arts can impact economic development and educational success in Tennessee communities. Visit for more information.

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit

The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Leila Todd of the Christian Psychological Center will discuss “Stress and the Working Woman: Strategies for Bringing Balance to Our Lives.” Cost in advance is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $35. Visit

Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. The topic is “Moving Forward in 2014: Wellness plans for the new year.” Visit or call 516-5947.

Opera Memphis will present “The Mikado” Tuesday, Jan. 14, Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. A Japanese festival in collaboration with the Japanese American Society of Tennessee will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free; visit for opera ticket prices and other nightly events.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Author and business owner Jay Myers will present “Hitting the Curve Ball.” Cost is free. Visit or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Amy Howell, CEO of Howell Marketing Strategies, will present “Marketing Your Brand in the Future of Digital.” Cost for members is free; cost for nonmembers is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit