The Boston chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists hosts a lecture by independent graphic designer James Victoire. Reception at 5:30; lecture at 6:30. At Tower Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. Info: (617) 327-8965
The Advertising Club of Greater Boston hosts the 38th Annual Hatch Awards Show with master of ceremonies John Verret. Exhibit of winning entries from 4-7 p.m.; awards presentation at 7:15 p.m. At John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. Info: (617) 262-1100
The Advertising Club of Greater Boston's Continuing Education Program presents an "Introduction to Advertising and Marketing," taught by Don Carlin of Pro Media. At the Ad Club, 38 Newbury St., Boston. Contact Julie Ried at (617) 262-1100.
Oct. 8-Nov. 12
The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America seeks nominations for a new awards program honoring local chief executive officers who display outstanding leadership in communications. Info: (401) 737-7772
Deadline: Oct. 15