ELEPHANT ROMP: The Republican Women’s Club of Jefferson Parish will hold its Elephant Romp dinner dance to raise money for scholarships, literacy and community education from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. Tickets are $60. Checks may be mailed to Dianne Breaux, 4945 Folse Drive, Metairie, LA 70006. For information, call Breaux at (504) 887-6273.
ROLE MODEL AWARDS GALA:The Young Leadership Council will honor 25 business, community and civic leaders during its YLC Role Model Awards Gala at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.
This year’s Role Model Gala event is chaired by YLC Board Member Joy Okoro. General admission tickets are $200 and after-party tickets are $50 at ylcnola.org/purchase-gala-tickets.
BICYCLING IN NEW ORLEANS: Dan Favre, executive director of Bike Easy, the Greater New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, will be the guest speaker when the Orleans Sierra Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Dominion Auditorium at Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Favre will give an overview of the state of bicycling in New Orleans today, the work that Bike Easy is doing, safety tips, bike commuting and more. The meeting is free and open to all. For information, call (504) 307-0187.
STARTING A BUSINESS: People who are 50 or older and are thinking of starting a business may benefit from an entrepreneurship seminar to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, New Orleans. The seminar topic is “Making Your Business a Legal Entity and How to Protect your Assets.” It will cover how to obtain business licenses, permits and tax ID numbers. It will also identify the differences among corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships and LLCs. To register, call (877) 926-8300.
JEFFERSON SENIOR MOMENTS: The Jefferson Council on Aging will host its fourth annual “Senior Moments” fundraiser on Sept. 18 at The Kenner Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive. A patron party will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be live music, live jazz and ’50s music performed by Arnie Johnson and the Dynamics, food from local restaurants, refreshments, a dance demonstration by Annette and Martin Marino, a silent auction and a parade of prizes.
The JCOA, a nonprofit organization, offers home-delivered meals, in-home care for home-bound seniors, senior employment opportunities, and recreation and wellness activities at 10 senior centers located on both the east and west banks of Jefferson Parish.
Patron tickets are $125 or general admission, $50. Sponsorships are available beginning at $500. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson Council on Aging, its programs and services.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: The Spirit of ’76 Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be the host of a Constitution Week program from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. This free Southeast District program will involve seven district chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Since 1956, Constitution Week has been observed Sept. 17-23 each year.
COASTAL RESTORATION: The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and CITGO will hold a dune restoration event on the Cameron coast from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The volunteer event commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Rita as part of the CITGO Caring for our Coast Program, during National Estuaries Week. Volunteers will plant a 6-mile stretch of Cameron shoreline with 60,000 plugs of dune grass and repair 2 miles of sand fence. The goal of this project is to increase soil retention along the beach, promote dune growth, provide critical habitat for nesting birds, and enhance protection to Highway 82 and the coastal communities of Cameron Parish. Equipment and lunch will be provided. The minimum age for volunteers is 7; children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit Eventbrite.com. Details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event. For information, email Jenny Byrd at Jennyb@crcl.org.
BRAIN CANCER RUN: The Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/ Walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Audubon Park.
Proceeds will go toward establishing a Brain Tumor Center at LSU Neurosurgery to support the treatment of brain cancer patients in New Orleans.
Favrot succumbed to brain cancer in 2009 after months of out-of-town treatments; her wish was that patients could receive the quality care they need without having to travel out of state. Registration for the event will be $30 on race day, with discounts for youths and seniors and for those who register in advance. To register, visit NOLArunning.com.
UNCF WALK FOR EDUCATION: Registration is open for the UNCF New Orleans Walk for Education, which will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Audubon Park Riverview, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The fundraising event will include health screenings, food and games. To register, visit give.uncf.org/site/TR?fr_id=2240&pg=entry.
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 12:15 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.