METRO AREA

Through Saturday, May 23

  • TRAVELING PENTECOST NOVENA: 6:30 p.m. praise, 7 p.m. healing service. The Archdiocese of New Orleans presents nine days of preparation for Pentecost, each including a Eucharistic healing service, testimony, songs and individual prayer. (985) 893-1960. Services and locations include — n Saturday, May 16, St. Edward Confessor, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. n Sunday, May 17, Most Holy Trinity, 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington. n Monday, May 18, St. Pius X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. n Tuesday, May 19, Blessed Trinity, 4230 S. Broad St., New Orleans. n Wednesday, May 20, St. Luke the Evangelist, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. n Thursday, May 21, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans. n Friday, May 22, The Visitation of Our Lady, 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. n Saturday, May 23, St. May Magdalen Parish, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Pentecost celebration.

KENNER

Saturday

  • MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS AREA CENACLE FOR SOUTHERN LOUISIANA: 9 a.m. to noon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short St. Cenacles are held in May as a demonstration of unity and solidarity with other cenacles throughout the country and the world. They serve as encouragement and inspiration to form new cenacles. Activities include adoration of the Sacrament, the Rosary, confessions, Mass and floral crowning of Mary.

METAIRIE

Saturday

  • SELF-TRANSFORMATION AND THE ANCIENT WISDOM: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave. The Ancient Wisdom and Self-Transformation is a discussion group that meets the second Saturday each month. Books and materials on science, philosophy, comparative religion, art provide keys to unlocking the mystery and meaning of human life experiences. www.theosophical.org.

Sunday

  • BLUE MASS: 10:30 a.m., procession, 11 a.m. Mass, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd.. The services honoring the men and women of law enforcement, fire service and EMS in Jefferson Parish, begins with a procession from Melancon Hall led by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand; Capt. Donovan Archote, commander of Troop B of the Louisiana State Police; Joseph Greco, director of the Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department; and Mike Guillot, director of emergency services for East Jefferson General Hospital. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the Mass.

Tuesday to June 9

  • “JUDAISM DECODED — THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF JEWISH TRADITION”: noon, Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave.; and 7:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 p.m., Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave. Rabbi Medel Ceilin conducts six course session to uncover the unique formula that has sustained Jewish tradition for millennia. The course appeals to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without prior experience or background in Jewish learning. (347) 351-6476 or myJLI.com.

NEW ORLEANS

Through Sunday

  • SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday; New St. Joseph Community Development Center, 3210 Diana St. Registration for children ages 6-14 to participate in the Summer Enrichment Camp June 1-July 2. The program will include academics, computer literacy and arts and crafts. $10 registration. Camp is free. (504) 644-4272 or (504) 638-6669. Email Nsjcdc2@aol.com.

Sunday

  • THE RESURRECTION OF KEMET AND OTHER AFRICAN SPIRITUAL SYTEMS IN THE NEW AGE: 3 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd. Dr. Perry Khepera Kyles lectures and signs his books “The Book That Every Black Christian Should Read” and “How Black People Colonized the Earth and Civilized the World. $10, $5 students. (504)569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. (504) 670-2520. www.albinas.org.

Tuesday

  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520 or albinas.org.

SLIDELL

Saturday, May 23

  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES DANCE: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd. Music by LA 1. Smoke-free, snacks, setups, door prizes. $15. (985) 282-8174 or (985) 285-4662.