• HOPELINE FUNDRAISER: An Evening of Cabaret for Hopeline will be held from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Oak, 8118 Oak St., New Orleans. The event will raise money for the Kristin Brooks Hopeline and its program VET2VET, a suicide hotline specifically for veterans. This program not only serves veterans in moments of crisis but helps them as they recover. Performers will include Nell Nolan, Leslie Castay, Mandi Zirkenbach, John Biguenet, Katherine McClain, Amy Alvarez, Sean Patterson and Asia Rainey. There will be a silent auction, raffle and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and two free drinks are included with each ticket. Tickets are $50 and available at eventbrite.com. For information, call Kerry Cahill at (929) 344-1755. Cahill’s father was killed at the Fort Hood Army base on Nov. 5, 2009.
  • NAMI NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is planning a number of fundraisers in the next few weeks:
  • Friday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a 50/50 raffle at Finn McCool’s, 3701 Banks St., New Orleans.
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Handsome Willy’s, 218 Robertson St., New Orleans. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a chance to have your bar tab paid.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a 50/50 raffle at Phillips, 733 Cherokee, New Orleans.
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. at Studio Alvarez, 605 Gallier St., New Orleans. Food, wine and beer will be served, with a suggested donation of $20, and 20 percent of art sales will benefit NAMI New Orleans.
  • FOR INFORMATION ON NAMI SUPPORT PROGRAMS, CONTACT EDUCATION COORDINATOR SHANNON WILLIAMS AT Education@namineworleans.org or (504) 896-2345.
  • HEALTH FAIRS: The Jefferson Council on Aging is holding a series of community health fairs at senior centers throughout the parish this month. Free and open to the public, the fairs will feature health services such as glucose testing, blood pressure screenings, vision tests, hearing tests, flu shots and information on exercise. Refreshments and entertainment plus door prizes and giveaways will be featured. Guest speakers and line-dancing shows will be scheduled throughout the month at each location. Locations, times and dates are:
  • SEPT. 23: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Metairie Senior Center, 265 N. Causeway Blvd.
  • SEPT. 24: 10 am to 2 p.m., Gretna Senior Center, 476 Franklin Ave.
  • SEPT. 29: 9:30 am to 2 p.m., Marrero Senior Center, 4420 Seventh St.
  • For information, call the JCOA office in Metairie at (504) 888-5880.
  • CARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN: A physician and a registered nurse from West Jefferson Medical Center will discuss newborn behavior and care from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer an introduction to CPR from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • HOLISTIC HEALTH: Clinel Walker will give eight free presentations on holistic health from Sept. 21 through Oct. 2 at the Marrero Lions Club, 2334 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. The series is being organized by the Marrero Seventh-day Adventist Church. The presentations will take place at 7 p.m Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For information, call (504) 220-1556.
  • CAR SEAT CHECKUPS: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center offers free car seat checkups every Wednesday by appointment. For information, call (504) 349-2173. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. To learn more about car seat safety, visit safercar.gov.
  • ABC’S OF BREAST-FEEDING: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will offer a discussion of breast-feeding basics and common concerns from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • BREAST CANCER WALK: The American Cancer Society will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Champions Square, 600 Lasalle St., New Orleans. To register or donate, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345 or visit makingstrideswalk.org/neworleansla.
  • STROKE EDUCATION: A series of free stroke education classes for patients and caregivers is being held at 2:30 p.m. Fridays at West Jefferson Medical Center. For information, including location, call (504) 349-1346.
  • OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Greater New Orleans Ostomy Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 7 p.m. at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The next meeting will be Oct. 13. For information, call (504) 454-4941.
  • INFANT SAFETY AND FIRST AID: The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center will present a program on infant safety and first aid from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13. West Jefferson Medical Center is at 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
  • LOUISIANA WALKS FOR PARKINSON’S: The Parkinson’s Action Network will hold Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Lafreniere Park Foundation Center, Metairie. The event will include a silent auction and parade of prizes. The Midnight Special band will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is $25, which includes a T-shirt and refreshments. Proceeds from the walk will be used for education and awareness, and to provide scholarships for Louisianians to attend the 2016 PAN Forum in Washington, D.C. To register, visit ParkinsonsWalk.org by Oct. 10. For information, call (504) 952-6659.
  • SIBLING T.L.C.: A program to help prepare children 3 and older for the arrival of a new baby will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 349-6200.