A fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank will be held Sunday.

The event will feature slider-sized burgers, bourbon cocktails and Abita Beer.

It will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive.

Local judges will select the best burger, and there also will be a “people’s choice” award.

Participating restaurants include Barcadia, Bayou Burger, Bourbon House, Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar, Company Burger, Cowbell, Legacy Kitchen, Luke, New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co., Phil’s Grill, truburger and Vitascope Hall.

Tickets are $75. They can be purchased online at www.no-hunger.org or in person at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., Elmwood.

Parkinson’s fundraiser set for Sept. 19

The Covington chapter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation will hold a two-part fundraiser involving a twilight race to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The race will be Sept. 19 at 6:15 p.m. There will be both 1-mile and 5-kilometer routes.

The race will begin at the Stone Creek Club and Spa, 1201 Ochsner Blvd., Covington.

If you register before race day, the fee is $10 for those under 16 and $25 for adults. Registering early gets you a T-shirt and admission to a post-race pool party.

There will also be a pre-race party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the same location featuring live music from the Bucktown All Stars and a silent auction.

Tickets for the party are $100 per person.

To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.kickinparkinsons.com.

N.O. Athletic Club to hold lecture series

The New Orleans Athletic Club has announced a series of public lectures beginning Sept. 25, when Emery Van Hook Sonnier, associate director of Market Umbrella (Crescent City Farmer’s Market), will speak on “Food as Medicine.”

The series will feature five lectures. All will start at 7 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

They will be in the library of the club, 222 N. Rampart St.

Other lecturers will be James Cobb, author of “Flood of Lies,” Oct. 9; voodoo authority Sallie Ann Glassman, Oct. 23; author John Berendt, Nov. 6; and photographer Tina Freeman, Nov. 20.

Katrina memorial to be held Saturday

A memorial for those who died during Hurricane Katrina will be held in the Lower 9th Ward on Saturday, one day after the ninth anniversary of the storm.

The memorial, put on by the organization A Community Voice, will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the 5900 block of St. Claude Avenue, just across the St. Claude bridge.

In addition to the memorial, there will be a protest against the alleged misuse of FEMA funds for projects in unflooded neighborhoods and against the lack of programs for children and jobs for residents in the 9th Ward.