Father’s Day weekend is fast approaching, and who better to help celebrate it than a man who is called “Father” every day. The Rev. William B. Miller, aka Father Bill, is an Episcopal priest and published humorist who will share his gift of storytelling at 3 p.m. June 18, the day before Father’s Day, at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd.
Miller will be joined by local chef and entrepreneur Greg Reggio, who will share sips of his locally brewed Zea beer. “Instead of coupling wine with a dish, we are pairing chapters of my book with beer,” Miller said.
Miller will read from his book, “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving and Living,” and will sign copies after the event, which follows chef Aimee Broussard’s presentation of recipes from her book, “Picnics, Potluck’s & Porch Parties: Recipes & Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining.”
Admission to the museum and presentations is $10.50 for adults, $5.25 for seniors older than 60 and students and members of the military with ID. Children younger than 12 may enter free but must be in the company of an adult.
Algiers concerts underway
The Wednesdays on the Point summer concert series in Algiers is underway, continuing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 6 at the Algiers Point ferry landing.
Set to play Wednesday are Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band; on June 15, the Honey Island Swamp Band and Colin Lake; on June 22, King James and the Special Men and Little Freddie King; on June 29, Bag of Donuts; and on July 6, Motel Radio and Amanda Shaw.
Art vendors and food trucks will sell their wares as the music plays. For information, visit http://wednesdaysonthepoint.com/#music.
Friendship and health
A free seminar exploring the relationship between better health and quality friendships will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the LSU Health Sciences Center, Human Development Department, 411 S. Prieur St.
It’s sponsored by Human Development Center and Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana, along with Families Helping Families of Jefferson.
The seminar, “Building Community Through Social Capital,” is geared toward people with disabilities and their families as well as professionals providing services to people with chronic health problems. It is presented with a grant from the state Developmental Disability Council; lunch is included.
Dr. Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services in Pittsburgh, will lead the seminar, offering ways of enlarging a circle of friends as it pertains to better health and enrichment of life. For information, call (504) 888-9111.
Coach Joe hits 900
Congratulations to Delgado Community College baseball coach Joe Scheuermann, who collected his 900th win when the Dolphins defeated Darton State College 12-2 during the 2016 NJCAA Junior College Division I World Series on May 29 at Sam Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colorado.
“This one is for him,” Scheuermann said, remembering his father and founding Delgado head coach “Rags” Scheuermann.
Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.