BREAKFAST WITH BABY JESUS: Family and friends of St. Mary’s Dominican High School will gather for Breakfast With Baby Jesus from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, in Alumnae Hall at the school, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans.
Featured activities will include storytelling, a craft session for children of all ages, photos with Santa, holiday songs with the Dominican High School Choir and a living Nativity presented by the Dominican High School Drama Club. Dominican President Dr. Cynthia Thomas will lead all in song before the cutting of the birthday cake.
Registration is $20 per family. Participants are asked to bring a gift offering of a nonperishable food item for distribution to a local food bank.
LITTER-CLEANUP GRANT: Keep Louisiana Beautiful has awarded a Healthy Communities Grant to Benjamin Franklin High School to support its litter-cleanup and waste-reduction activities throughout the campus and the neighborhood.
The $9,013 grant will go toward installation of litter and recycling receptacles on campus, a recycling program for old textbooks and installation of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs.