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 tn.com/arts 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 downtownmemphiscommission.com.
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 nawbomemphis.org.
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 methodisthealth.org 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 operamemphis.org 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 talkshoppe.biz 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 sms-midsouth.org.