NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, will be the site of Xtreme Xperience events the weekends of Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21, then on Saturdays and Tuesdays, Jan. 3-13, and for a four-day finishing stretch, Thursday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 18.
Everyday fans will have an opportunity to drive exotic supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Nissan and McLaren on real racetracks.
For information on Xtreme Xperience events, which are presented at 17 tracks across the country, visit www.xxspeed.com. For information on NOLA Motorsports Park, visit www.nolamotor.com or call (504) 264-5216.
Hosanna Church, 2215 Barataria Blvd., Marrero presents its 10th annual Imagine Christmas from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
There will be a bazaar and craft show, door prizes and giveaways, a Cajun Christmas show (limited seating), pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sleigh ride, roasted marshmallows, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen (concession stand), face painting and balloon-twisting art. Admission is free.
For information, contact Elinor Ray at (504) 340-7036 or visit www.hosannachurch.us.
The Awesome Ladies of Distinction mentoring program will sponsor a “Frozen” camp at Terrytown Golden Age Center, 535 Holmes Blvd., Terrytown.
The camp will offer boys and girls ages 6-10 singing, dancing, acting and arts and crafts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30. Breakfast is provided. The cost is $60 per child. To register, call (504) 419-7786.
Jean Lafitte Park
- Rangers guide walks through the wetlands at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. The walks are free, but there will be no walk Christmas Day. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
Rangers give free, short talks on topics such as nature, human history, fascinating critters or emerging ecological challenges at 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at the Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.
A beginners’ bird walk will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Participants ages 10 and up will learn to find and identify wetlands birds by sight and by sound, then join the worldwide birding community with a lesson in how to use the park’s eBird kiosk to report sightings. The bird walk is free, but space is limited; call for reservations. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
Health insurance workshop
Affordable Care Act enrollment is open. Navigators from the South East Louisiana Area Education Center will be available to help patrons enroll and to answer any questions on Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Bank Regional Library. Free of charge and open to the public. This event will be conducted mostly in Spanish. For information, call (504) 889-8143.
Yetoria Lumpkin DeShazier writes about the people and events in Algiers and the West Bank. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 367-0905.