‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts so that it can treat almost 2,000 students from underserved schools to performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this month. Students from other schools may attend for $10.

In addition to the school performances, which will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 8-9 and 13-16, there will be a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in Dixon Hall at Tulane. Tickets for that show are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at neworleansshakespeare.org.

ST. ANN SCHOOL: The St. Ann Home & School Club will hold a bingo game for students from prekindergarten through first grade from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 in the school cafeteria. A pajama party for students in grades two and three will be held in the school’s gym. St. Ann is at 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

SCHOOL GARDENS: A horticulture extension agent for the LSU AgCenter will help teachers develop plans for school gardens during two presentations on Jan. 24 at Jefferson Parish public libraries.

Sarah Bertrand will make a presentation from 9 a.m. to noon at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie; and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.

Though the two presentations are geared mostly for teachers who want to create gardens in their schools, they are free of charge and are open to the public. Registration is not required.

For information regarding these presentations, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.