The 2015 Carnival season in Metairie gets underway when the 32nd annual Little Rascals parade begins at noon Feb. 1.
“Little Rascals Looks Back at 32 Years” is the theme of this year’s parade, which will feature 19 floats with 275 riders. Reigning as this year’s king and queen will be Aidan Brantmeier and Alicia Perret.
The parade will begin near Clearview Mall at the intersection of Kingman and El Dorado streets. It will turn off of El Dorado onto Houma Boulevard and then turn right, or east, onto Veterans Memorial Boulevard. It will continue down Veterans and disband at Veterans and Martin Behrman Avenue.
The parade will not turn onto Severn Avenue or Bonnabel Boulevard.
The krewe will hold its annual ball at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner.
Before you head out to the Little Rascals parade, the annual Krewe of Noah children’s parade, sponsored by Christ the King Lutheran Church, begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The parade will begin and end in the church parking lot, 1001 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner.
Floats of every shape and size, including wagons, bicycles and tricycles, will be decorated.
Food and refreshments will be available.
Camellia show Saturday
The New Orleans Camellia Club will sponsor its 75th annual show from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt School, 3315 Maine St., Kenner.
Camellia exhibitors from across the Gulf Coast will participate in the event, and more than 150 plants will be on sale. Information on camellias and other plants also will be available.
For information, call (504) 616-4378 or (504) 866-2490.
Free legal help
The city of Kenner’s department of community development and the Hispanic Resource Center will provide free legal assistance from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center, 4312 Florida Ave., Kenner.
Volunteer attorneys with the firm of Ferriol, Pérez and Gordon will provide assistance in the areas of wills, adoptions, name changes, lease disputes, bankruptcy, foreclosures, successions, divorce, elderly issues, child care and disability issues.
For information, call (504) 469-2570.
Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. She can be reached by calling (504) 430-8053 or by email at email@example.com.