• CHRISTMAS CAROLING: The St. Edward the Confessor Ladies Council is organizing a Christmas caroling gathering at 6 p.m. Sunday under the bell tower at St. Edward the Confessor School, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.
  • ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH: A Cheesecake and Champagne Social kicked off the holiday season for participants in the Sharing Program at St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie. An array of cheesecakes — including praline, bananas Foster, raspberry, strawberry, white chocolate and caramel pecan — was available for sampling in the parish’s St. Joseph Hall. The event was coordinated by Sharing Program director Carol Pritchard.