• ALGIERS KIWANIS: Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commander of the Marine Forces Reserve, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
  • HAM RADIO COURSE: The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will hold an eight-night Amateur Radio Technician course beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The course is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. It will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 31, when students will have an opportunity to take the national accreditation test to get their amateur radio licenses. Local amateur radio operators are valuable communications volunteers following major storms and hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. One night of the eight-week course will be devoted to a “storm chaser” class conducted by the National Weather Service. For information about the course, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net.
  • BOY SCOUT SERVICE AWARD: The Southeast Louisiana Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Charles L. Rice Jr. and Donald “Boysie” Bollinger during its Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award reception at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the terminal at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond. The event chairman is Jimmie Woods Sr., and the council president is Joe Exnicios. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award recognizes involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. Individual admission to the event is $250, with other levels of sponsorship available. Funds raised will support the inner-city and rural multicultural communities of the Greater New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Every $250 supports one youth for one year in Scouting. For sponsorships and information, visit www.bsa-selacouncil.org/wmy or call (504) 256-0377.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity will raise money for its home-building work through two dinner parties at private homes featuring music by world-class artists. Tickets are $500, or $750 for two, and are available at www.habitat-nola.org/songs-from-the-heart or by calling (214) 476-1980. Randy Newman will perform at the first Songs from the Heart event, featuring the food of chef Susan Spicer, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at the home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe, 5531 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will perform at the second event, featuring the food of chef Nathaniel Zimet, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at the home of Danielle Kavanagh, 600 Iona St., Metairie.
  • WALK FOR EDUCATION: The UNCF will hold its Walk for Education at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Audubon Park Riverview, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. To register, visit UNCF.org/NewOrleansWalk. The event will include health screenings, food and games. For information, call (504) 581-3794.
  • NEW CANAL LIGHTHOUSE: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has added Sunday hours for the New Canal Lighthouse Museum through Sept. 6. The museum will be open for guided tours Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum also will be open Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum’s regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. LPBF is a member of the Blue Star Museums and offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The cost of guided tours is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens, military and students, $3 for children ages 6 to 12. For information, contact Angela Dorvin at (504) 615-0099 or angela@saveourlake.org.