ORLEANS SIERRA CLUB: Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré will speak about the Louisiana Legislature’s session and what it means for the environment when the Orleans Sierra Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Church, 4903 Jefferson Ave., New Orleans. For information, call (504) 307-0187.
Honoré is a leader of the GreenARMY, an alliance of civic, community and environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, that are working for social, political and environmental change in Louisiana.
BALL CRAWL: The 610 Stompers’ charity Ball Crawl will take place Saturday, benefiting CASA Jefferson, Providence Community Housing and VFW Post 8973. Participants will party through the streets of Uptown with stops at The Kingpin, Grit’s Bar, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood and Le Bon Temps. There will be dance-offs, contests and prizes, and all will be rockin’ their best “Back to the Future” costumes or ’80s attire.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the crawl’s starting point, Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., New Orleans. The price of admission includes beer and a commemorative Ball Crawl VI shirt. Participants must be older than 21, must sign a waiver and must be registered. To buy tickets, visit 610stompers.com.
There will be three preregistration events where tickets can be purchased and swag bags picked up: noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Walk-On’s, 1009 Poydras St.; 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Fat Harry’s, 4330 St. Charles Ave.; and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Le Bon Temps, 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans.
ALGIERS KIWANIS: Dr. Hector Cabrera, of the Algiers Urgent Care Center, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday.
State Sen. David Heitmeyer and state Rep. Jeff Arnold will report on the legislative session when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 6 p.m. June 18.
Meetings are held at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
LOUISIANA SPCA BENEFIT: A happy hour benefiting the Louisiana SPCA will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. A portion of the proceeds from the bar will benefit the Louisiana SPCA.
In addition to the Carousel Bar’s traditional menu, the mixologists have developed two specialty drinks for the happy hour, Miss Josie’s Ginger Tea and Villere’s Rum Punch, named after two pups rescued and adopted by Louisiana SPCA staff.
Although the event is for two-legged patrons only, the Louisiana SPCA will have a select number of adoptable dogs on-site for patrons to view and reserve for adoption. Representatives also will be on-site to answer questions about the Louisiana SPCA’s community programs and opportunities to volunteer.
Patrons who donate on-site to the Louisiana SPCA will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three prizes: a one-night staycation at the Hotel Monteleone with dinner for two at Criollo; a bar tab at the Carousel Bar & Lounge; or two VIP Brewmaster passes to the Louisiana SPCA’s annual beer festival, NOLA on Tap, on Sept. 26.
A pet-friendly establishment, the Hotel Monteleone can accommodate patrons traveling with four-legged furry friends who are under 20 pounds.
LOUISIANA ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS: River Ridge students of the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts will give recitals at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 20 at St. Martin’s Solomon Theatre, 5309 Airline Drive, Metairie. In addition to piano, voice, guitar, wind, brass, percussion and string recitals, there will be performances by the LAAPA jazz ensemble, chorus and rock/pop ensemble. Also, there will be ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop dance performances. Admission is $10 and tickets are available at the door or by calling (504) 738-3050.
KATRINA ANNIVERSARY WALK/RUN: The Folger Coffee Co. has signed on as the title sponsor for the Resilience Run/Walk that the New Orleans Track Club will hold on Aug. 29, the 10th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
Focused on the perseverance and spirit of New Orleans, the Folgers Resilience Run/Walk will welcome runners and walkers of all skill levels who want to celebrate the city on a significant date in its history.
Folger has had a significant presence in New Orleans since 1960. It was the first company to resume production after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
“Funds generated by the event will be donated to 10 local nonprofit organizations which have contributed to New Orleans’ growth in the past decade,” said Jennifer Neil, New Orleans Track Club race director. “We want to ensure success in their community efforts. Folger’s support of the Resilience Run/Walk significantly furthers this goal by underwriting the cost of the event.”
To register, visit runNOTC.org.