KINGSLEY HOUSE CAREER FAIR: Jobs in social services will be featured when Kingsley House holds a career fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, on its campus at 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Hiring managers will be on hand to accept résumés and conduct on-the-spot interviews.

Kingsley House openings featured at the fair include director of community-based early childhood learning services, parent-family community engagement specialist, school readiness specialist, health services specialist, health monitor, family advocate, education coach, data entry specialist, center aide and development and communications coordinator.

To learn more about qualifications for the featured jobs, visit

STARGAZING OUTING: Park rangers and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society will lead a night hike with stargazing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. The event is free, but space is limited. For a reservation, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or visit

WOODLANDS TRAIL: Bob Thomas, director of environmental communications at Loyola University New Orleans and president of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Louisiana Master Naturalists, will lead an informative hike from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 21 at Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. Registration is requested by sending email to or calling (504) 433-4000.

ST. CHARLES PARISH RELAY FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in St. Charles Parish will begin at 2 p.m. March 21 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling.

This year’s theme is “30 Sweet Years of Fighting Back: Relaying Through Candy Land.” Teams will use their favorite candy as inspiration for costumes and booth decorations.

Special activities for 2015 include the Allemands Cajun Dancers, a horseshoe tournament, cupcake wars and a chicken wings contest.

Luminaria will be lit at the West Bank Bridge Park at 8 p.m. Luminaria are available for $10 by contacting any Relay for Life team member.

For information, visit tiny

GIRL POWER: Girls ages 9 to 12 will learn skills for handling peer pressure and bullying, and creating positive friendships through the Girl Power program, which will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 8 through May 13, at Jewish Family Service, 3330 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 600, Metairie. The fee is $240. For information, call Rachel Eriksen at (504) 831-8475.

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: The Ray Laiche Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting St. Charles Catholic High School will be held April 10 at Belle Terre Golf and Country Club, 111 Fairway Drive, Laplace.

There will be a morning flight at 8 a.m. and an afternoon flight at 1 p.m., with a scramble format. The entry fee for the tournament is $100 per player. A silent auction also will be held.

To register, visit Questions about the golf tournament should be addressed to coach Frank Monica at (504) 915-0374 or (985) 652-3809, ext. 108. Questions about the silent auction should be addressed to Courtney Millet at millet.courtney@stcharles

JAZZ & HERITAGE GALA: Guitarist George Benson will be the headline performer at the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Gala, which will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight April 23 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue also will perform at the gala, which benefits the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the free music education program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Tickets are $500 each, or $5,000 for a table of 10. Each ticket comes with a Gala Pass to Jazz Fest, which provides admission to all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Gala Pass to Jazz Fest is fully transferable and allows for unlimited re-entry to the festival.

For information about the foundation, or to purchase tickets to the gala, visit

COMMUNITY CHORUS OF RIVER PARISHES: Singers from middle school through adulthood are invited to join the Community Chorus of River Parishes for its spring season.

The chorus, under the direction of Brian Martinez Jr., typically performs two concerts in December and two in April or May. Rehearsals are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at R.K. Smith Middle School, 281 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling.

No auditions or previous experience is necessary. For information, call (985) 652-0162, or send email to