CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK: Certified technicians from New Orleans Emergency Medical Services will install child safety seats and check seats for proper installation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Banner Chevrolet, 5950 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans. The event is free and appointments are not necessary.

The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force estimates that 96 percent of child safety seats are used incorrectly.

FREE CONCERT: The U.S. Marine Corps Band will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Square. The concert will be followed by free fireworks at 8 p.m. over the Mississippi River.

The event is part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.

LEARNING FRENCH: The Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins a full session of French language classes, including programs of songs and games for preschoolers as young as 18 months old, on Monday.

Classes are offered at several locations including the alliance headquarters at 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.

Information on all courses and registration is available at

MARTIN LUTHER KING SHABBAT: Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu and Xavier University President Norman C. Francis will be the speakers at a Shabbat celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the 50th anniversary of the National Voting Rights Act and the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Human Relations Commission at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 16 at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Everyone is welcome to the event, which will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat, or reception.

The main phone number for Temple Sinai is (504) 861-3693.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA: The adoption program of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans will be the beneficiary of the raffle of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 at the Volunteers of America GolfStar Classic on March 17 at TPC Louisiana. A limit of 1,500 tickets will be sold for $50 each. To buy a raffle ticket, call (504) 486-8662 or visit

ALGIERS KIWANIS: New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison will speak and the club will present its 4th District Police Officer of the Year Award when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

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