» The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Medicine presents the Medical Center Hour Lecture Series with R. Edward Freeman, university professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration at Darden School of Business, presenting “The Play’s the Thing: Teaching Leadership with the Creative Arts” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jordan Conference Center Auditorium at 1340 Jefferson Park Avenue. 924-5310.
» Overseas Students Mission will host missionary leader John Thomas presenting “Calcutta Connection,” the story of his experiences with sex trafficking among the Dalit untouchables of Kolkata, India, at 5:30 this evening at Christian Aid Conference Center at 3045 Ivy Road. 227-0811.
» The Luminous Center will host Phyllis Koch-Sheras presenting “Dream On: Dream Exploration and Interpretation” from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. April 9 at 700 Harris St. Seating is limited. Registration requested. 971-4701.
» UVa Food Collaborative and Whole Foods will host a panel of experts led by Tanya Dencla Cobb, assistant director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, speaking about food waste and its effects after the screening of the film “Dive” at 6 this evening in Room 153 of Campbell Hall. 227-0743.
» Miller Center hosts Alvin Townley, author of “Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them and the Ones Who Never Returned,” and Adm. Bob Shumaker, the second-longest-serving POW in Vietnam, speaking about Townley’s book at 5:30 this evening. James B. Steinberg, former deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, will present “How the United States Should Respond to Emerging Powers” at 11 a.m. Friday. Both lectures are held at 2201 Old Ivy Road. 243-2985.
» Charlottesville Real Estate Investors will host a panel of real estate financing experts from BB&T Bank, Richmond Mortgage, Fulton Mortgage and private investors speaking about the availability and viability of obtaining funding to pursue real estate investments from 5 to 8 this afternoon at West Main Restaurant at 333 W. Main St. www.meetup.com/cvilleinvestors. 987-6049.
» Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards hold the Historic Tree Symposium: Old-Growth Forests and Presidential Estates with guest speakers Dean Norton of Mount Vernon, Peter J. Hatch of Monticello, Tom Dierauf of Montpelier and Joan Maloof of the Old-Growth Forest Network from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne’s-Belfield School at 2132 Ivy Road. $15. 974-7683.
» The Thomas Jefferson Center Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture hosts Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal and regular contributor of Supreme Court analysis on PBS’ “NewsHour,” speaking about her 25 years covering the Supreme Court and about her book, “The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution,” at 5 p.m. Friday in the Caplin Auditorium at the UVa School of Law. 295-4784.
» UVa Community Credit Union presents “Take the Wheel: Get the Best Deal” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3300 Berkmar Drive. 964-2001.
» Graduate English Students Association at UVa holds its graduate conference, “Reading Then and Now,” Friday through Sunday, featuring a keynote address from Andrew Piper of McGill University presenting “Reading’s Refrain: From Bibliography to Topology” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 130 of Monroe Hall. Details and full schedule of speakers are available at www.bit.ly/gesa2014. 924-7105.
» Madison Tourism Committee hosts “Madison County, Economic Development and Tourism in Our Gateway Community” with keynote speaker Ed McMahon, author of several books on land conservation and development, gateway communities and infrastructure, at noon Wednesday at Early Mountain Vineyards at 6109 Wolftown Hood Road. There will be breakout sessions on numerous topics. Details and registration are available by emailing email@example.com. (540) 948-4455.