Rotary Club of Algiers

The Rotary Club of Algiers recently hosted its Halloween pizza party for members and friends. Member Adrian Jutner demonstrated how to roast fresh chestnuts that he brought.

HCIA’s 22nd annual Golf Fest

The Harvey Canal Industrial Association will host its 22nd annual Golf Fest on Friday at Stonebridge Golf Club in Gretna. Registration and lunch under the patio will begin at 10 a.m. The shotgun start will be at 11 a.m.

West Bank YMCA at Federal City

The West Bank YMCA at Federal City, 2220 Constitution St., Algiers, will host the following events:

Senior Health Day, 9 a.m. Saturday

Line Dance Party, 3 p.m. Sunday

Kids Night Out for ages 4 to 12, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 21.

For more information, send email to or call (504) 821-9622.

Family Fun & Better Health BaYOU

National Park Service rangers and local health organizations are presenting a Better Health BaYOU program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. For more information, call (504) 689-3690 or visit

The schedule includes:

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: health screenings by Ochsner West Bank; Animal Olympics fun and games; and health tips and information by the Tulane Diabetes Center, LSU Agricultural Center, West Jeff Family Doctors, Walgreens Get Healthy Crew and Boy Scouts of America

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.: yoga in a chair, with jazz music

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: “Let’s Move Outside” dance class for all ages

Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.: family-friendly trail walks of about 1 mile.

WJMC Auxiliary Masquerade jewelry sale

The Auxiliary of West Jefferson Medical Center will sponsor a $5 masquerade jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18-19 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in the atrium of the West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero.

Proceeds from sales support various projects and purchase equipment that benefits patients.

Cash and credit/debit cards will be accepted. For information, call (504) 349-1220.

Kiwanis Thanksgiving prayer luncheon

The Kiwanis Club of West Jefferson will host its annual Thanksgiving prayer luncheon at noon Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Mandina’s Restaurant in Gretna. The featured speaker will be Sister Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. The menu is a traditional Thanksgiving meal: turkey, dressing, peas, bread, dessert, tea and coffee.

Edgar J. Lazaro is president.

Hubbell Library to sell Christmas trees

The Hubbell Library will host its annual Christmas tree and holiday gift sale on Nov. 29-30 at 725 Pelican Ave., Algiers Point. In addition to Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and gifts such as cookbooks, jewelry, and arts and crafts will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit Hubbell Library.

Vendors interested in selling at the event can send email to Amy Hubbell at

Yetoria Lumpkin DeShazier writes about the people and events in Algiers and the West Bank. Contact her at or call (504) 367-0905.