The 3 Point Club of New Orleans will hold a dinner to welcome New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., in Kenner.

The cost is $50 per person and includes a buffet dinner. A cash bar also will be available.

Organized in November, the 3 Point Club of New Orleans is a community-based service organization supporting the New Orleans Pelicans, the sport of basketball and the New Orleans area. Membership in the club is $75 per person a year.

Members of the club’s executive committee are Dr. Lance Turkish, president; Theresa Lowe, vice president; M.J. Axinn, secretary; and Byron Borderlon III, treasurer.

Members of the board of directors are Carolyn Angelette, Roslyn Duplessie, Dr. Denise Goodwill Kerut, Dr. Harley Ginsberg, Tracy Landrem Moore, Larry Palestina and Pam Tucker.

For information about the organization and to reserve a ticket to the event on Sept. 24, email, call (504) 914-6242 or visit

Special event for kids

CASA Jefferson Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will hold a triathlon for kids ages 7 to 14 beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna.

The event includes swimming, biking and running. The race fee is $85 per person and awards will be given to first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age group: 7 and 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 14.

According to the CASA of Jefferson website,, court-appointed special advocates are appointed by judges to serve as a voice for children in foster care. CASA volunteers work for the best interest of the child and serve as a consistent, responsible, adult presence in his or her life. Through recommendations made in court, CASA volunteers work to ensure that the CASA child’s needs are being met and that they’re not lost in the overburdened child welfare system.

For information, call the CASA office in Gretna at (504) 533-8757.

Free cancer information

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a free cancer consortium from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., in Metairie.

The event is for individuals going through cancer and their families. There will be information on the most effective approaches to patient care and holistic therapies.

The event includes a continental breakfast and door prizes. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

To register and for more information, call (504) 456-5000.

Craft fair, festival planned

Two Metairie schools will hold special events this weekend.

First, Our Lady of Divine Providence School will hold its fifth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds, 1000 North Starrett Road, in Metairie.

In addition to arts and crafts, there will be refreshments and raffles.

And St. Angela Merici Church and School will hold its second annual Catfish Festival from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the church and school grounds, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, in Metairie.

The event includes refreshments, a raffle for $1,000 and games for kids including a dunking booth, class performances, Laser Tag, inflatables and a mobile gaming station.

Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Friday when The Topcats will perform. On Saturday, Louisiana Spice takes the stage at 2 p.m. and The Bucktown Allstars perform at 7 p.m.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at