NORDC ATHLETICS: The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is planning three town hall meetings for discussion of its athletics programs. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Lyons Recreation Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.; at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Sanchez Recreation Center, 5501 N. Claiborne Ave.; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center, 5601 Read Blvd. The phone number for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is (504) 658-3000.
ALGIERS KIWANIS: State Sen. David Heitmeier and state Rep. Jeff Arnold will report on the recent legislative session when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
LAW FOR LIBRARIANS: Legal issues of concern to librarians will be the topic at a Louisiana State Bar Association presentation from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Librarians from local systems are invited to attend. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration. Topics will include understanding the law, responding to legal questions from patrons, evaluating legal sources and identifying legal opinions and using supplemental resources such as Louisiana law libraries. For information on the presentation, contact Chris Smith, adult programming manager for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEAST OF ST. HENRY: The Friends of St. Henry will hold the 26th Feast of St. Henry reunion on Saturday, July 11, with an anniversary Mass at 3 p.m. followed by a block party in the Blessed Pauline Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. St. Henry’s is at 812 Gen. Pershing St., New Orleans. The block party will be free, with live music from the J. Monque’D Blues Band. For information, send email to email@example.com or call Alden Hagardorn at (504) 451-1018.
BASTILLE DAY F Ê TE: A free festival celebrating Bastille Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Spanish Plaza at the foot of Canal Street, New Orleans.
Bastille Day is the French national day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille, a fortress prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789. This event marked the first step toward bringing democracy to France.
At Spanish Plaza, there will be a water show on the river, a dog costume contest and tours of the Gen. Roy S. Kelley fireboat, along with live music from Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunspots, TMonde and the Hot 8 Brass Band. Among the vendors of food and drink will be Antoine’s, Breads on Oak, Crepes a la Carte and Cafe Degas. For information, visit bastilledaynola.com.
JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: Auditions will be held July 10-12 for the 2015-16 season of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. These performances will be the first in the new Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Shows will include “My Fair Lady” Sept. 24-Oct. 4, “Rigoletto” Oct. 23 and 25, “Sister Act” Dec. 4-13, and “Mary Poppins” March 11-20. For information, visit www.jpas.org or call (504) 885-2000.
LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC: The mid-summer sale at The Encore Shop, benefiting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, will be July 14-18, with major markdowns on summer clothing, shoes and accessories. The Encore Shop is at 7814 Maple St., New Orleans, and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (504) 861-9028.
LPBF TROLLEY TOUR: The Second Annual Lakefront History Trolley Tour and Social being hosted by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 17. Tours start at the New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive. Suggested donation is $20. For reservations, call (504) 836-2205.
WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE: The Kenner Police Department will conduct a free self-defense course for women ages 13 and older from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 20, 22 and 23.
For an application, visit www.kennerpd.com or call (504) 712-2395