SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF: 9 a.m, Carmelite Spirituality Center, 62292 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe.The Carmelite Spirituality Center in Lacomb sponsors a day of prayer and reflection on grief. Registration starts at 9 a.m. till the program begins at 9:30 a.m. The day will end at 2:30 p.m. and lunch is included. Reflections, time for quiet, story telling and prayer. ring a photo or memento of a loved one you wish to remember. Sister Barbara Breaud, grief counselor Sue deRada, and Sister Terry Falco will speak. Call (985) 882-7579 or carmelcenter@bellsouth.net. $30
  • ASHE TO AMEN: 3 p.m. A visual art exhibition exploring the enduring spirituality of people of African descent, curated by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond. Ashé Contemporary Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd, New Orleans. $10
  • SUNDAY, DEC. 6

    • FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENT: Ministry of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1249 LeBoeuf Street, New Orleans, will hold its annual Family and Friends event at 9 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Orin D Grant Sr. pastor of the St. Paul B.C. in Gretna. All invited.
    • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10 a.m. Grammy-Award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with House of Blues as part of its’ yearlong 20th Anniversary Celebration to produce a dazzling transformation of Gospel brunch. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St, New Orleans. $44. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.
    • WINTER WONDERLAND FOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seventh annual St. Joseph Catholic Church food festival. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 La. Highway 16 French Settlement, La. Food, art, face painting, crafts, Visit with Santa, hay ride, Classic Car & Truck Show, live entertainment:, Christmas Music.
    • CHRISTMAS AT LOYOLA: 3 p.m. Classical Christmas music featuring Loyola’s Chamber Orchestra, chorale and chamber singers, Brass Ensemble, and Christmas carol audience sing-along. Holy Name of Jesus Church, New Orleans. Free
    • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

      • ROSARY FOR PEACE: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.