GOOD HEALTH ON THE BAYOU: The Better Health BaYOU health fair will take place Saturday at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. There will be a fun walks, trail walks in English and Spanish, music and dancing. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
FRESH FOOD DAY: The 2015 NOLA Fresh Food day of community service will be Saturday, with volunteers turning out at urban growing spaces. For information, visit nolafoodday.wordpress.com. At 10 a.m. that day, the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market will open at 5029 St. Claude Ave. For information, visit Sankofa Nola on Facebook.
LOUISIANA CREOLE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION: “Music Transcends: Our Syncopated Journey from Reconstruction to Katrina” will be the theme of the Louisiana Creole Research Association’s annual conference, which will be in session from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the William McCaffery Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center at Xavier University of Louisiana. The program will feature presentations, discussions and musical performances by Dr. Michael White, Don Vappie, Opera Creole, Make Music Nola and Deacon John. There will be a special presentation of a video clip by “We Shall Not be Moved” by Kevin Molony. Givonna Joseph will moderate a panel discussion including Bruce Raeburn, Wanda Rouzan, John Rankin, Bruce Barnes, Mark Braud and Philip Manuel. Registration is $55 for the general public at www.lacreole.org. For information, call (504) 241-1439.
BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Black Lives Matter symposium will be held Nov. 6-7 at Xavier University of Louisiana. Through a series of keynote addresses, workshops, and panel discussions, the symposium will examine issues straight from today’s headlines, including the current state of race relations, the prevalent culture of violence in our country, and the enduring effects of poverty. Registration is required. The cost for the symposium is $40. Students with current Xavier ID cards will be admitted free. For information or to register, visit www.xulablacklivesmatter.com.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE: Patio Planters will hold a white elephant sale and auction from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, in the schoolyard at KIPP McDonough 15, at the corner of Royal and St. Philip streets. The event supports Patio Planters’ Caroling in Jackson Square, which will be Dec. 20.
NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT: The City of New Orleans is sponsoring a Resilient Neighborhoods event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Professional Sciences Building at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The purpose of the summit is to bring neighborhood leaders and city agencies together to share information, develop skills and strengthen relationships. To register, visit www.nola.gov/summit or call (504) 658-4980.
PHOTO EXHIBIT: An exhibit of photographs by Lane Lefort is on display through Nov. 1 at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. The exhibit, “Louisiana: Close to Home and Close to Heart,”captures the constantly changing world of coastal Louisiana. Hours for the free exhibit are from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: Free ranger talks on the 1815 Battle of New Orleans are offered at 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. For information call (504) 281-0510 or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
WETLANDS WALK: Rangers guide walks through Louisiana swamp and marsh at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
CAPSTONE FARMERS MARKET: The Capstone Farmers Market will be providing fresh produce from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 20 at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted, and discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NICHOLLS REUNION: The Francis T. Nicholls High School Class of 1954 is planning a get-together Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky & Carlos, 613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, or to make a reservation, call William “Bill” Egan at (504) 342-2445 or Carolyn Perrodin Little at (504) 278-9767.
COOKING CLASS: Jyl Benson of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and Poppy Tooker, host of WWNO’s “Louisiana Eats!,” will host the Louisiana Eats & Cooks Club at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Brady’s Wine Warehouse, 1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Suite C, New Orleans. Benson and Tooker choose a cookbook for each class and prepare recipes from the book in the demonstration kitchen. In October the book is “Tujague’s Cookbook: Creole Recipes and Lore in the Grand New Orleans Tradition,” by Tooker. $65 includes drinks and tastings. For information, call (504) 267-7490.
LAKEVIEW VETERANS DAY PARADE: A Veterans Day parade will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 on Vicksburg Street and Harrison Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. For information, call (504) 952-9925 or email email@example.com.