• MURDER MYSTERY PARTY: Alliance Française of New Orleans will present a murder mystery party in French from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The Tulane University department of French and Italian is collaborating on the event, which will feature live music by French-born jazz bassist Cécile Savage. Cheat sheets will be provided for those with no French language skills. Admission is $10, or $5 for Tulane students and Alliance Française members. To make a reservation, visit af-neworleans.org by Feb. 10.
  • BOATING SAFETY CLASS: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will present a free boating safety class at 9 a.m. Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. There is no registration. The class lasts six to eight hours. It includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements, navigation rules, navigation charts, trailering, sailboats and related subjects that include canoeing, personal watercraft and more. Those who complete the course will receive a vessel operators certification card. For information, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Systematic problems in the criminal justice system will be the topic for the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the First Universalist Church of New Orleans, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. The guest speakers will be John Thompson, founder of Resurrection with Exoneration, and Mori Makori, director of the Star Institute for Conscious Organization.
  • BINGO: The St. Vincent Infant and Maternity Guild will present bingo games beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the gym at St. Dominic’s School, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. The fee for lunch and two bingo cards is $25. Sweets, coffee, wine and soft drinks will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the anti-abortion services of Catholic Charities of New Orleans. To make a reservation, call (504) 305-5141 or (504) 301-4321 by Feb. 10.
  • HEALING ART: Artist Candy Chang will discuss “The Healing Power of Inter-Active Public Art and Communal Space” when the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. Jungian analyst Constance Romero will lead the discussion. Admission is $15, with discounts for students and members.
  • CONSERVATION TALK: Michael Seymour, ornithologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will discuss the Louisiana Natural Heritage Program’s botanical and zoological conservation efforts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. It’s free and open to the public. For information call 671-6371.
  • ST. ELIZABETH’S GUILD: St. Elizabeth’s Guild has distributed the proceeds from its 2015 Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon to three agencies of Catholic Charities: the Independent Living Skills Program, Padua Pediatrics and the St. John the Baptist Community Center. The donations, $99,500 in all, were presented during the guild’s general membership meeting and luncheon at the Plimsoll Club in the Westin Hotel Canal Place. For information on the guild, call Cindy Wooderson at (504) 301-4321.
  • CHATEAU ESTATES GARDEN CLUB: The Chateau Estates Garden Club will hold its Amethyst Fundraiser Evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Tickets are $50; the last day for ticket sales is Feb. 15. For reservations, send a check to Chateau Estates Garden Club, 29 Chateau Palmer Drive, Kenner, LA 70065. For information, email Colleen Tassin at colqtas@aol.com.
  • JEFFERSON BEAUTIFICATION INC.: Jefferson Beautification Inc. will hold its 25th anniversary fundraiser, “Cruising the Mediterranean,” April 3 at Chateau Estates Country Club in Kenner. Plans for the event were discussed during a recent meeting at the home of Debbie Albert. Proceeds from the Parkway Promenade will be used to purchase Greek muses bronze statues for the new Jefferson Performing Arts Building.