The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Jan. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The meeting is open to anyone interested in parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order.” Call 324-5184.

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28, at noon at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will present the keynote. A limited number of tickets are available to the public for $50. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will present “Romeo and Juliet” Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at

Rhodes College will present “Monsieur Lazhar” as part of the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit for upcoming films.

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Wicked” Wednesday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. The topic is “Mastermind Principle: Based on the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill.” Cost is free. Visit or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anthem Career College, 5865 Shelby Oaks Drive. Visit for eligibility guidelines and appointments.

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Virginia Stallworth, associate director of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, will discuss child sexual abuse prevention and response. Visit

Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit