TAX PREP: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, which provides free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes, will hold its final session Thursday, with extended hours at the Broadway Activities Center, 501 Pine St., room 202.

Doors open at 10 a.m. The public is asked to arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. for assistance and bring identification, Social Security cards for each member of their household, tax returns and all other tax documents, including W-2 forms, 1099 forms and Social Security statements.

For information, call (504) 861-5668. For pre-recorded directions, call (504) 861-5665.

BOOK SIGNING:Cecily White discusses and signs her book, “Prophecy Girl,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St.

White grew up in New Orleans. “Prophecy Girl” is part of a debut series following a girl at the center of a prophecy, which states she is destined to kill everyone she loves.

“Guardians, immortals, demons, a foreboding prophecy and forbidden love make the series ideal for young adult and adult audiences,” the publisher said.

For information, call (504) 895.2266.

Central City

CHURCH MARKS 135 YEARS: Mount Zion Lutheran Church will hold its 135th church anniversary service with the theme “Standing Firm in God’s Faith (1 Corinthians 16:13)” at 3 p.m. Sunday1401 Simon Bolivar Ave.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Perry McCullam, pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Ala.

All members, present and former, friends, family members and local clergy are invited to attend the worship service and reception.

For information, contact the Rev. Limakatso Nare or Jacqueline Chandler at (504) 522-9951.

at Treme

‘TUNE UP YOUR PIT BULL’ CLINIC: The Sula Foundation will hold a low-cost veterinary clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lemann Playground in Treme at Lafitte and Claiborne avenues.

Rabies, distemper and bordatella shots will be administered at the “Tune up Your Pit Bull” clinic for $5 each. Microchips will be offered for $5. Vouchers for free spaying and neutering services will be available.

Volunteers are needed; send an email to volunteer@sulafoundation.org for information.

Faubourg Lafitte

TENNIS COURTS DEDICATED: The Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center tennis courts, at North Rocheblave and Lafitte streets, were dedicated Saturday in a ceremony attended by Susan Guidry, Roy Glapion of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and others.

The recently completed playground, landscaped green space and resurfaced tennis courts are across the street from Faubourg Lafitte, adjacent to the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, and along the route of the future Lafitte Greenway.

In 2012, Sojourner Truth hosted an eight-week youth tennis session in partnership with the United States Tennis Association.

More than 40 children participated from the Faubourg Lafitte community. Iberia Bank is funding a second cohort in which the Xavier University varsity tennis team and its coaches work with the children on basic tennis.


The Delgado Community College West Bank Campus will have an open house from 9 a.m. to noon April 17 at 2600 Gen. Meyer Ave. in Algiers, beside Federal City.

Potential students will have an opportunity to apply for admission, attend a financial aid workshop and speak with program representatives from nursing, allied health, massage therapy, criminal justice and more.

This event is free, but registration is required at http://www.mydelgadoevent.com. For information, call 762-3100 or email Tanisca Wilson at tjones3@dcc.edu.

Summer session classes begin June 5. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 17.