• FENG SHUI: “Feng Shui for Health and Wealth,” a free presentation led by Tao arts practitioner Wyming Sun, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sun says some workspaces make employees tired after an hour and a half — hence the widespread custom of coffee breaks. “Other spaces exhilarate you and can sustain your energy for three, four, sometimes even five hours — basically until you get hungry,” he says. “Moreover, over thousands of years of conscientious observation and study, similar benefits have been shown to be achievable by increasingly subtle changes.” Sun will discuss concepts including:
  • If you need sleep, feng shui can help you put in high-efficiency rest hours.
  • If you need to finish a project, feng shui can help you put in high-efficiency hours at your desk or worktable.
  • If you need to increase your skills, feng shui can help you put in high-efficiency practice hours.
  • For more information, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@ jplibrary.net.
  • NEW ORLEANS MISSION: The New Orleans Mission will be the beneficiary of a donation drive being held in connection with the Monster Jam monster truck show Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Donations will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the information desk near the food court at Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Those who donate will receive one ticket voucher to Monster Jam in exchange for their donation, while supplies last. The limit is two ticket vouchers per family. Accepted donation items include new and unworn jeans, T-shirts, socks, men’s and women’s underwear, women’s undergarments, gloves, hats, blankets, pillow cases and toiletries. Cash and check donations of a $15 minimum also will be accepted.
  • A MONSTER JAM REPRESENTATIVE WILL PRESENT THE DONATIONS TO THE NEW ORLEANS MISSION AT 6:30 p.m. Thursday next to the Red Lobster restaurant at 3020 N. Causeway Blvd., where a 12-foot Monster Jam truck will be on display. Monster Jam trucks sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, they generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 mph.
  • QUARTERBACK CLUB: The Westbank Quarterback Club will hold a quarterly West Bank High School Student Athlete Banquet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Twenty young women and men will be honored for their achievement in the sports of volleyball, basketball, swimming, bowling, winter track/field and football. The guest speaker will be Nicholls State University head football coach Tim Rebowe. For additional information, call club President Wayne Ory at (504) 343-5935 or Don Wattigny at (504) 228-2202.
  • COOKIES & COCKTAILS: “An Evening in Paris” gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans will benefit Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Twenty local chefs and bartenders will use new Girl Scout cookie flavors and longtime favorites as inspiration for one-of-a-kind appetizers, desserts and cocktails. An open bar, live music from Papa C & the Slammin’ Horns, a photo booth and a silent auction top off events. Tickets, $100 per person or $125 for the patron party, can be purchased at www.gsle.org. Guests must be 21 or older, and cocktail attire is requested. For more information, call (504) 355-5885.
  • GIRL SCOUT CAMP: Priority registration for Girl Scout resident camp sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scout headquarters, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans. General registration opens Saturday.
  • CAMP SESSIONS ARE BEING OFFERED AT CAMP MARYDALE IN ST. FRANCISVILLE AND CAMP WHISPERING PINES IN INDEPENDENCE FROM MAY 29 TO JULY 22 TO ALL GIRLS IN FIRST THROUGH 12TH GRADE. TWO-DAY TO TWO-WEEK SESSIONS RANGE FROM $50 TO $400. GIRLS NOT CURRENTLY IN GIRL SCOUTING ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP. FOR A CAMP BROCHURE, CALL THE COUNCIL OFFICE AT (504) 733-8220 OR DOWNLOAD A COPY FROM www.gsle.org.
  • SIERRA CLUB: The Orleans Sierra Club presents a free talk titled “Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call (504) 307-0187 for information.
  • LSU AGCENTER: Sarah Everhart and Lee Rouse, of the LSU AgCenter, will discuss services offered by the center and solicit suggestions for new programs, during the monthly meeting of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans at 6 p.m. Monday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The event is free and is open to the public.
  • RIVER PARISHES CHORUS: The Community Chorus of River Parishes begins its spring season with rehearsals from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Lakewood Elementary School, 501 E. Heather Drive, Luling. This spring’s concert will be Broadway themed. Anyone interested in joining the chorus can call (985) 652-0162 or email ccrpsings@gmail.com for more information.
  • AARP 4417: The costume contest winners were Jackie Elliott and Carole McGinity when AARP chapter 4417 held its Mardi Gras luncheon and dance recently at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner. Elliott masked as a Krewe of Iris junior maid, and McGinity wore a sparkling purple green and gold ensemble. Others on hand for the event included Audrey Corliss, Roger and Carol Daigle, Barbara and Ed Derenbecker, Jim Hamrick, Mikki Kite, Bob Martin and Betty Thompson.
  • AARP chapter 4417 meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month in the auditorium at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie.
  • NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION: The Nunez Community College Foundation will hold its annual gala from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the college administration building, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. Tickets are $50 and available at www.nunez.edu/nunez-foundation. The Nunez Community College Foundation supports the college and its students by funding programs and scholarships.