KIWANIS CLUB OF ALGIERS: Chuck Roth, executive director of Boys Hope/Girls Hope, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave., New Orleans. On June 12, the guest speaker will be Lisa McDonald, lieutenant governor of Kiwanis District 4A. Guests are welcome, and for information, call (504) 391-0667.
GIRL SCOUT ART WORKSHOP: Artist Nick Mahshie will lead an art workshop for Jefferson Parish girls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as well as June 14 and June 21 at the headquarters of Girl Scouts Louisiana East, 841 S. Clearview Parkway.
Girls will work in acrylics, watercolor and oil, and for $10 may attend any or all workshops. Art materials, snacks and drinks are included, but participants should bring lunch. To register, visit www.gsle.org email email@example.com or call (504) 908-3736.
KENNER BLOCK PARTY: Free live music and a block party will highlight a Kick Off Main Street celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday in Kenner’s Rivertown. Kenner was notified in March that it had been designated by state officials as the 36th Main Street Community in the state. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will make the official announcement to Mayor Michael Yenni and members of the Kenner City Council at the event.
The Yat Pack and Band Camp will perform, and food and craft vendors will line the streets from the Illinois Central railroad tracks to the south end of Williams Boulevard.
SIERRA CLUB: Courtney Eparvier, a curator at the Audubon Zoo, will discuss the environmental toll of palm oil plantations during the New Orleans Sierra Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Audubon Zoo Nims Center, near the statue of Audubon. The program is free and open to everyone.
Palm oil is an ingredient in many candies and other food products, but palm oil plantations are destroying countless acres of tropical forests, and the future of orangutans and other animals hangs in the balance.
‘SOUL CLOTHES’: Mary Wells Barron will make a presentation on “Beauty and Shadow in the Art of Alexander McQueen” during the meeting of the C.G, Jung Society at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Her exploration of McQueen’s “soul clothes” will discuss images from the Metropolitan Museum’s retrospective in 2011. The presentation is $15 for the general public.
LADIES IN RED: Jazz musicians and the institutions that support them will be honored when the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans holds its Ladies in Red fundraising gala at 8 p.m. June 13 at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Honorees are Dave Bartholomew, Wendell Brunious, Ronnie Kole, the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, the Prime Example and Don Vappie. Sharon Martin & Company will perform at the patron party, which begins at 7 p.m., and Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs will perform at the gala.
Tickets for the gala are $75. Call (504) 581-7032 or visit www.prcno.org.