LAFRENIERE LIVE: MoJeaux will present a free performance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, to kick off the Lafreniere Live fall concert series at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Vendors will be on hand, so outside food and drink are not allowed. The concert series will continue with Weathered on Oct. 2 and 90 Degrees West on Oct. 9.

ALGIERS KIWANIS: Boyd Mothe Jr., owner of Mothe Funeral Homes, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer. Guests are welcome. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING DRIVE: Items that typically cannot be recycled curbside in New Orleans will be accepted at four locations from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of a community recycling drive being held by the Louisiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Republic Services.

Materials accepted at the recycling drive will be: standard commingle (plastic No. 1-7, paper, milk and juice cartons, aluminum/tin/steel cans), batteries, latex paint, electronics and glass. New Orleans residents have very limited options for recycling glass, which has been the case since Hurricane Katrina.

The recycling drop-off locations are Ben Franklin High School, 2001 Leon Simon Drive; ReNEW Schaumberg Elementary, 9501 Grant St.; Edward Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave.; and The Green Project, 2831 Marais St.

In addition, USGBC will be leading volunteer projects in connection with the Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 27. These projects will take place at CSED’s Energy Efficiency Education Center, Samuel Green Charter School, FutureProof Homestead Project, N.O. Botanical Garden (with LSU AgCenter) and Ben Franklin High School. For information on the Green Apple Day of Service and the community recycling drive, visit

POETS FOR CHANGE: Poets, spoken word artists and musicians will hold a local manifestation of 100,000 Poets for Change, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Art Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., in New Orleans. The performance will be open to the public, and Zeitgeist will ask for a $5 donation. Poets will read in seven-minute sets.

Hear from poets and spoken word artists Asia Rainey, Preach, Scott Nicholson, Still Rising, Tony Wilson, Valentine Pierce, Frank Isom, Mark Folse, Dennis Formento, Jessica Mashael Bordelon, Mona Lisa Saloy, Nanette Ledet, Byron Cole, Indie Wrytes, SpokenWord New Orleans, A Scribe Called Quess, Justin Pickney, Andrea Young, Gina Ferrara, Jonathan Klein, John Clark, Melinda Palacio, Geoff Munsterman, Steve Beisner, Izzy Oneiric and more.

The international event launched in 2011 and is coordinated locally by Dennis Formento and Jessica Mashael Bordelon. For details, email Formento at, call (504) 400-1059 or visit

UNCF WALK FOR EDUCATION: The New Orleans office of the United Negro College Fund will hold its 27th annual Walk for Education at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Audubon Park Riverview in New Orleans. The money raised will support the educational mission of UNCF, specifically its two local member institutions, Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Participants can run or walk a 5K course through scenic Audubon Park. Supporters may form a Walk for Education team or register as individuals. Through Oct. 8, the registration fee is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.

UNCF has a long and strong commitment to New Orleans. More than 5,000 students in the city, and in Louisiana, are getting their education at UNCF member institutions and with UNCF scholarships at colleges and universities across the country. UNCF invests nearly $2 million in scholarships for New Orleans students each year.

Sponsors for the 27th annual UNCF Walk for Education include Shell Oil Company, Audubon Nature Institute, WWL-TV and the Orleans Parish Sheriff Office.

For information, contact Ariel Wilson at (504) 581-3794 or or visit

CHAPELLE CRAFT FAIR: A craft fair with more than 200 booths with participants from three states will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Archbishop Chapelle High School, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.

The 16th Annual Chapelle Craft Fair will include food, raffle prizes, and the proceeds go to benefit Chapelle.