ALGIERS

July 18

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SEMINAR: 9 a.m. to noon, Second Nazarene Baptist Church, 3062 Body St. Share A Basket Foundation presents “No More Silence,” a panel discussion. Survivors share stories and strengths to help others in similar situations. (504) 427-0094.

COVINGTON

Monday

  • SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING: 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s School, 917 S. Jahncke Ave. Sister Mary Ellen Wheelahan, safe environment coordinator for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, conducts a training session for any employee or volunteer who has ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors – or anyone who attends an overnight event with minors. (504) 861-6278. www.arch-no.org/safe_environment

DESTREHAN

July 20-24

  • DESTREHAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: in Destrehan will hold a vacation Bible school with a “Come and See” theme from 9 a.m. to noon, St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd. Registration is open for kindergarten through sixth grade. Youth and adult volunteers also sought. $25, with before- and after-care additional. Registration form online or at church. Gwen Keller at (985) 764-8292. www.stcharlesumc.com.

METAIRIE

Friday through Sunday

  • NATIONAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING IN RACIAL SOBRIETY FACILITATION: 3 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Sunday, Hispanic Apostolate, 2525 Maine Ave. This three-day training program is for those who are interested in becoming facilitators in the Racial Sobriety approach. Facilitators are able to teach the approach, present workshops, design program formats for persons and groups and receive a license to use the materials and processes of the Institute for Recovery from Racisms. The $450 fee covers books, certain meals and materials. The training requires the completion of a pre-training assignment. (504) 861-6272. www.orh.arch-no.org.

July 19

  • ST. CATHERINE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING: Following 9 a.m. Mass, Melancon Center, 105 Bonnabel Blvd. Quarterly meeting will include saying of the Rosary. Open to everyone. For information, contact donna.hummel@cox.net.

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday

  • HOMELESS MINISTRY: 5 p.m., Ozanam Inn, 1236 N. Rampart St. Members of the homeless ministry at the Center of Jesus the Lord hold their weekly outreach. Group leaves the center at 5 p.m. (504) 529-1636.

Monday

  • FINAL LIVE RECORDING FOR BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON SR.: 7 p.m., Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd. Pastor, author and recording artist Morton will perform with the Greater Change Mass Choir prior to his retirement. $10 and up. (504) 244-6800. www.gssmin.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.
  • WHITE TIE GALA: 7 p.m., Celestin Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. This event will honor retiring Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr., founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International and presiding bishop. $125. www.fullgospelconference.org.

Wednesday through Friday

  • FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL “CHANGED” CONFERENCE: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive. Three-day conference with worship events, school of ministry and community outreach event. www.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorfullgospelconference.org.

Sunday, July 26

  • BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Jude Hall, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a drive to bolster the low supply at The Blood Center. (504) 241-1892. www.thebloodcenter.org.

RIVER RIDGE

Wednesday

  • SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING: 7 p.m., Community Life Center, St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Highway. Sister Mary Ellen Wheelahan, safe environment coordinator for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, conducts a training session for any employee or volunteer who has ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors – or anyone who attends an overnight event with minors. (504) 861-6278. www.arch-no.org/safe_environment.

SCHRIEVER

July 17-19

  • RETROUVAILLE: 7 p.m., Lumen Christi Retreat Center, 100 Lumen Christi Court. For married couples experiencing serious difficulties in their marriage, through the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Family Life Ministry. (504)861-6243. www.retrouvaille.org.

SLIDELL

July 18

  • GREAT GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St. Bargain items will include household goods, tools, art, furniture, children’s items, costume jewelry, books, etc. Proceeds will help support all of Christ Church’s ministries. $5 early admission at 8 a.m. (985) 643-4531. www.christchurchslidell.com/