The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Susan Branch, author of “Martha’s Vineyard – Isle of Dreams,” for a discussion and book signing Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Line tickets are required to meet the author and are free with the purchase of the book. Visit

Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Eddie Freeman, president/CEO of Irongate PCI Inc. will present a PCI compliance update. Register at

The Goodwyn Gallery in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host artist Roy Hawkins Jr., discussing his exhibition “Vision From Heaven: Paintings from The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” on Thursday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3030 Poplar Ave. Hawkins’ works will be on display through June 28. Visit or call 901-415-2749.

A public meeting/open house on the Pinch District redevelopment plans will be held Thursday, June 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Balinese Ballroom, 330 N. Main St. City and county leaders invite residents, property owners and other community stakeholders to offer input on a vision for The Pinch. For more information, contact Brett Roler at or 901-575-0540.

One by One, a ministry providing mentoring and support services to teen parents, will host an information session for potential mentors Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave., community rooms A & B. RSVP to 901-701-2021 or

Methodist North Hospital will host a community forum to address violent crime in the greater Memphis and Methodist North area on Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital, 3960 New Covington Pike, meeting rooms 1-2. The panel will include state Rep. Antonio Parkinson, U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton, Lifeline to Success executive director DeAndre Brown Sr., and G.A.N.G. Inc. founder Joe Hunter. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-516-0619.

South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Enjoy art exhibitions, live music, and shopping as businesses, galleries, restaurants and shops stay open late. Visit for details.