THURSDAY, AUG. 7

  • SMALL & DBE BUSINESS ONLINE MARKETING SEMINAR: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Growing small businesses through online contracting strategies. Lunch, presentation and Q&A. 1615 Poydras St. Email minorityreportonline@gmail.com or call (504) 599-5634. Free. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
  • THINKERELLA SUPERSCIENCE! WORKSHOP: 1 p.m., Magic Box Toys, 5508 Magazine St. Fun science activities aimed at middle-school students. Make a hovercraft, learn to take fingerprints and make a cotton-ball shooter. www.mythinkrella.com. $22.
  • TRAILER MCQUILKIN RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Reception for the new exhibit of lifelike metal wildflowers sculpted by Ocean Springs artist Trailer McQuilkin. Free. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.
  • FILM SCREENING DEDICATED TO CLYDE KERR JR.: 7 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St. Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp presents: Film screening and panel discussion dedicated to Clyde Kerr with filmmaker Geoffrey Poister, Dr. Courtney Bryan, Kidd Jordan, Irvin Mayfield and Jonathan Bloom. www.nocca.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

  • GRANT WRITING 101: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave. Fundraising pro Adraine Kreglo will present an interactive workshop designed for the novice grant writer interested in securing program/project funds for nonprofits (and for seasoned professionals who want to learn new tips). (504) 596-2570.
  • THE FOURTH CIRCLE: Dane Rhodes and DaDa Productions present a performing arts experience that shows what can happen when different disciplines work together. After being exposed to a short art-house film as inspiration, three artists — a musician, a dancer and a painter — come together to create a new original piece. 8 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. Box office will open at 7 p.m.; seating begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • LAKEFRONT LIGHTHOUSE STROLL: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, beginning and ending at the New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive. There will be awards for the top finishers in the 2-mile and ½-mile divisions. Afterward, there will be a party with food, drinks, children’s educational activities and entertainment by The Prescriptions. Register at www.nolarunning.com.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

  • “HEAT OF BATTLE VIII”: Game Masters of board or miniature games simulating a historic American military action bring their games to the Heat of Battle VIII wargaming convention and will get in free for all three days. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. (504) 527-6341. www.nationalww2museum.org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

  • YOGA IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Saturdays. New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. Beginner-friendly classes taught in the Sculpture Garden, weather permitting. To register, call East Jefferson Healthfinders at (504) 456-5000. $5.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Call (985) 892-1873.
  • RED DRESS RUN: 9:30 a.m., starting in Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. A run, walk and pub crawl that aims to raise money for local charities while giving men and women alike the chance to parade in red frocks. $80 cash for day of registration. www.nolareddress.com.
  • HEAT-LOVING PLANTS: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon sale, Parkways Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Steve Murphy of Kenner’s Sunrise Trading Company talks about plants that love the heat of summer. Greenhouse sale features cacti, succulents, tropicals and semi-tropicals. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. Call (504) 861-5898.
  • STORYQUEST “CHINA”: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, StoryQuest combines professional authors, actors and artists to bring the world of children’s literature to life at NOMA. Family activities are also offered after each StoryQuest. The event is free with museum admission.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase. oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., OLD IRONWORKS, 612 PIETY ST., NEW ORLEANS, HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY MONTHLY, THE MARKET FEATURES MORE THAN 40 VENDORS OFFERING AN ARRAY OF CREATIVE ART, HANDMADE JEWELRY AND CRAFTS, HOMEMADE FOOD, VINTAGE CLOTHES AND COLLECTIBLES, USED BOOKS AND FLEA MARKET FINDS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING. (504) 269-3982.

GALA OF THE ROYAL HORSES: LIVE PERFORMANCES BY ANDALUSIAN, FRIESIAN, LIPIZZANER AND ARABIAN HORSES, FLAMENCO MUSIC, DANCING, SPANISH GUITAR. 7:30 P.M., THE PONTCHARTRAIN CENTER, 4545 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER (504) 465-9985. $87 AND UP. WWW.PONTCHARTRAINCENTER.COM.

DIRTY LINEN 2014 – VIP LUX LOUNGE AT LATROBE’S: DIRTY LINEN, ONE HOT NIGHT IS THE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY, PRESENTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IBERIABANK, AND HENDRICK’S GIN. LUX LOUNGE AT LATROBE’S, 403 ROYAL ST., 9 P.M. MIDNIGHT.

  • AUDACITY DANCE COLLECTIVE: “The Human Experience”: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans, Audacity Dance Collective is a New Orleans based dance company uniting young professionals to create and share an eclectic brand of modern dance. $10-$20. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

  • LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Opportunity to sketch a live model on the grounds of the historic estate. $10. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.
  • REUNION CADIENNE (CAJUN REUNION): Noon. The Feast of the Assumption, celebrated with a dinner and dance. Sponsored by Les Amis du CODOFIL Westbank. Bayou Deville Cajun Band will provide the music. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase. Noon. The Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. $10. (504) 888-1232.
  • BLACK BRIDAL AFFAIR: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Harrah’s Casino Theater, 8 Canal St. A multi-cultural bridal expo and fashion extravaganza sponsored by Harrah’s New Orleans, the expo includes many of city’s finest wedding professionals on site. Included will be hair and makeup demonstrations, previews of the latest wedding fashions, live entertainment, door prizes and catering sampling. Register online for contests. (504) 453-2186. www.blackbridalaffair.com.

BOOK PUBLICATION: 3 P.M., MAPLE LEAF BAR, 8316 OAK ST. PUBLICATION PARTY/READING FOR THE MAPLE LEAF RAG V POETRY ANTHOLOGY. EIGHTY WRITERS REPRESENTED IN THIS FIFTH EDITION OF THE 35-YEAR OLD LITERARY READING SERIES. FREE. WWW.MAPLELEAFBAR.COM.

MONDAY, AUG. 11

  • TAI CHI/CHI KUNG: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. Tai Chi/Chi Kung classes taught in the museum and the sculpture garden, weather permitting. To register call East Jefferson Healthfinders at (504) 456-5000. $5.

MONDAY NIGHT WRITER’S GROUP: 7:30 P.M., BARNES & NOBLE, 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE, MEETING EVERY MONDAY. (504) 455-4929.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

  • TACOMA RAINIERS AT NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS: 7 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie.

TUESDAY, AUG. 12

  • “RUSSELL LONG: A Life in Politics” author event: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans, Michael Martin, a professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will present and sign his book about Long’s public life. www.octaviabooks.com.

AUTHOR NIGHT AT HUBBELL: 6:30 P.M. THE MONTHLY AUTHOR NIGHT AT THE CITA DENNIS HUBBELL LIBRARY IN ALGIERS POINT, 725 PELICAN AVE., AUTHOR ANN BENOIT WILL BE DISCUSSING AND SIGNING HER NEW BOOK “NEW ORLEANS’ BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANTS.” SNACKS WILL BE SERVED. BOOKS FOR SALE. BENOIT IS A COMMERCIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AND A CULINARY WRITER NATIVE TO NEW ORLEANS.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13

  • CASA JEFFERSON’S DARKNESS TO LIGHT TRAINING: Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training empowers adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Free two-hour training is open to the public and includes an interactive workbook. 5:30 p.m., CASA Jefferson, 671 Whitney Ave., Gretna. (504) 533-8757. www.casajefferson.com/contact.
  • GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses gardening in small spaces. Free. (504) 840-0906. Email aschneider3@humana.com.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Covington Trail Head, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Call (985) 892-1873.
  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon. The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalworldwar2museum.org.
  • ROYAL SONESTA’S ROUND TABLE: Noon. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. The monthly luncheon celebrates local literary talent, hosted by Margarita Bergen in the hotel’s Fleur de Lis suite. Enjoy three guest speakers, live entertainment and a three-course menu by Kevin Goodwin, executive chef. Entertainment will be provided by Vatican Lokey accompanied by Round Table resident pianist Jim Walpole. $50 advance; $55 at door. (504) 553-2220. www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans.
  • “LIFE BETWEEN THE LETTERS THE CHUCK AND MARY FELDER STORY,”: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. Authors Mary K. Felder and Lana Lynne Higginbotham discuss the Felders’ story, captured from phone conversations and letters written by the couple from December 1944 to December 1945. Slidell resident Felder saved the more than 300 letters she and her husband exchanged during their first year of marriage. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. www.stagedoorcanteen.org
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St. Live music, food and local vendors. Call (504) 362-6436.

“NEW ORLEANS JAZZ” AUTHOR EVENT: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. ED BRANLEY WILL DISCUSS AND SIGN HIS LATEST BOOK.

THURSDAY, AUG. 14

  • BOURBON WHIZ: Final screening of the web series “Bourbon Whiz,” a Bourbon Street parody of “The Wizard of Oz” that follows Dotty as she finds her way back home. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.
  • UNDER THE STREETLAMP: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel, 228 Poydras St..

FRIDAY, AUG. 15

  • SHEPHERD CENTER GOLDEN COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Church Unitarian Church, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. The suggested donation is $5. www.lscnola.org. Guests are asked to reserve a spot by calling (504) 484-0885.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

  • RENO ACES AT NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS: 6 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie.

ONGOING

  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH: Aug. 1-31. A new collaboration launches this month between museums across the greater New Orleans area. During August, members of one participating museum will receive free admission or tours at more than a dozen others. Join one and visit all for free. Participating institutions include the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Beauregard Keyes House, the Cabildo, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Irish Cultural Museum, Le Musee de f.p.c., Longue Vue House and Gardens, Madam John’s Legacy, the McKenna Museum of African American Art, the National World War II Museum, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Old U.S. Mint. Details at www.touristathome.com.