LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: Richard Campanella and Matt Sakakeeny will be on hand to discuss their new books when the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities holds a Louisiana Cultural Vistas publication party at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., New Orleans.
Campanella is the author of “Bourbon Street,” a history of the famous French Quarter artery; and Sakakeeny is author of “Roll With It,” a study of the New Orleans brass band tradition.
The reception Thursday will begin at 6 p.m., with talks at 7 p.m.
MARINE CORPS BAND GIVES FREE CONCERTS: The Marine Corps Band New Orleans will give a free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.
Other band performances include: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at East Jefferson High School, 400 Phlox Ave., Metairie; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn at New Orleans City Park.
FUNDING WORKSHOPS: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc. will hold online webinar training for applicants for its Catapult fund at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26. The deadline for applying for this fund is July 15.
There also will be a public workshop for applicants for the foundation’s Community Partnership Grants from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the foundation offices, 1205 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The application deadline for these grants is Aug. 1.
For information on the foundation and its grants programs, email programs @jazzandheritage.org or call (504) 558-6100.
BRYAN BELL METROPOLITAN LEADERSHIP FORUM: The Committee for a Better New Orleans is accepting nominations through July 24 for the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, which is aimed at identifying emerging leaders from all sectors of the community and giving them expert inside information about key metropolitan issues, providing exceptional networking opportunities and stimulating their interest and involvement in community service.
Any member of the community may nominate candidates for the Leadership Forum, and self-nominations are welcome. There is a $250 participant fee, with the bulk of the cost underwritten by a variety of sponsors and a dedicated endowment. Nomination forms can be found at www.cbno.org.
DMV SERVICES: Motor vehicle offices across the state of Louisiana are now accepting payments with debit cards, credit cards and e-checks. There is a convenience fee of $1.25 plus 1 percent of total charge on all debit and credit card transactions, and a flat $1 convenience fee on all e-checks.
Many OMV services are available via www.express lane.org.
BASTILLE DAY F Ê TE: The Alliance Française will hold a free Bastille Day Fête from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Spanish Plaza, 1 Poydras St., New Orleans. In addition to live music from Norbert Slama, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Feufollet, there will be kids activities, a dance lesson, a French dog contest and a fire boat. Vendors will include Breads on Oak, Crepes a la Carte, Cafe Degas, Dijon and St. James Cheese Co.
BASTILLE DAY PICNIC: There will be a Bastille Day Picnic at Washington Square Park from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. There will be a pétanque tournament and French vintage cars from the CitroëNola club. The Preservation Hall Brass Band will perform at 3 p.m., and the Waiters Race will begin at 4 p.m.