Memphis Botanic Garden will kick off the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “A Taste of Germany” Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails in and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix–Memphis Campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Dotty Summerfield Giusti of Summerfield Associates Inc. will present “Consulting and Recruiting.” Cost is free. Visit

The Peabody will host its monthly Master Taster’s Club wine tasting Wednesday, April 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Peabody Corner Bar, 149 Union Ave. The tasting will include four Oregon wines and light bites prepared by Peabody chefs. Cost is $25. RSVP to 901-529-4000.

The Memphis BoyChoir, Memphis GirlChoir and Memphis Chamber Choir will present “A Service of Tenebrae during Holy Week” Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Central Ave. Admission is a freewill offering. Visit

The Daily News will host the 2015 Health Care Reform Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, April 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Museum auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception with the panelists. Tickets are $25. Visit

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Vanessa Hoffman, author of “Treasure: A Trilogy” for a discussion and book signing Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its 10th annual conference, “Setting the Standard,” Thursday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1375 Massey Road. Lindsay Austin Louis, program officer of the Effective Philanthropy Group, will present the keynote. Early-bird registration is $99 for members through April 1. Visit

The Memphis Public Library is asking for donations of historical items and memorabilia related to the Memphis in May International Festival for a 40th anniversary history project. Items such as photos, maps, programs, and other flat materials will accepted through May 1 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Call 901-415-2743 or 901-415-2741 for more information.