• JOB FAIR: Nunez Community College will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the college administration building, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. The job fair is open to the public, and all job-seekers are welcome to attend, bringing copies of their résumés with them. Employers in attendance will include: Volunteers of America-Greater New Orleans; Mauti Meredith Sciggin Properties; Plaquemines/St. Bernard Business and Career Solutions; Domino Sugar; Avon; and House of Blues.
  • ‘THE BEST OF PETER FINNEY”: Peter Finney Jr., executive editor and general manager of the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will discuss his new book about his father, “The Best of Peter Finney: Legendary New Orleans Sportswriter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The elder Finney’s newspaper columns connected New Orleans readers to the world of sports for nearly 70 years. The event is free and is open to the public. Registration is not required.
  • ANTEBELLUM HOLIDAY: The Louisiana chapter of the Association of Yale Alumni and The Historic New Orleans Collection will present a program about Jackson Day from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Boyd Cruise Room of the historical organization’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. For nearly 50 years, from 1816 to 1861, Jackson Day was celebrated locally and nationally on Jan. 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the United States’ victory at the Battle of New Orleans. In Francophone New Orleans, the event became an opportunity for the French-Creole community to celebrate its heritage. Speakers at the program will be author Rien Fertel and scholars Jay Gitlin, of Yale University, Andrew Wegmann, of Delta State University, and Jason Wiese, of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Admission is free, but registration is required. For information or to register, visit www.hnoc.org, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
  • ALGIERS KIWANIS: Ana Zorrilla, executive director of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
  • ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OPEN HOUSE: The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will offer free classes, wine and cheese during an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. A free membership to the Alliance Française and a free class will be raffled off during the event, which is free and open to the public. Spring session classes start April 4. For information, visit af-neworleans.org.
  • SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE: The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a noncompetitive bowling league for seniors at 10 a.m. Mondays at All Star Lanes, 3640 Williams Blvd., Kenner. “This is a great opportunity for our seniors to bowl at good price,” said Assistant Director of Recreation Theresa Theriot. “We encourage our players to bring a buddy and form a team.” The cost is $5 per three games for parish seniors and $6.25 per three games for out-of-parish seniors. To register, call (985) 783-5090.
  • ‘SANDWICH GENERATION’: Pat Harvey will speak at 7 p.m. Monday about the juggling act of caring for children and aging parents at the same time at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie.
  • ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS: Hank Holland, a contemporary folk artist from Lockport, will lead four art workshops for students in grades four through eight during spring break at St. Charles Parish libraries. The workshops will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Paradis branch, 307 Audubon St.; at 1 p.m. March 30, at the Norco branch, 197 Good Hope St.; at 10 a.m. March 31 at the Hahnville branch, 14996 River Road; and at 2 p.m. April 1 at the St. Rose branch, 90 E. Club Drive. To register, visit www.myscpl.org or call (985) 783-2341.
  • ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: A three-day electronics workshop for children ages 12-18 will be held during spring break at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Drive, Destrehan. Destrehan High School electronics teacher and Wildcat Robotics coach Brian Young will lead the workshop, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 28-30. Registration forms are available at www.myscpl.org/teens. All St. Charles Parish Library events are free. For information, contact Lauren Pitz at (985) 764-2366 or lauren.pitz@myscpl.org.
  • PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP: Inspired by Louisiana Iris Day, artist-in-residence Peg Usner will lead classes in plein air painting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 29-31 at Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Classes will be held in the Wild Garden at Longue Vue and will include composition and blending of hues to create color varieties. Final pieces will be completed during Longue Vue’s Louisiana Iris Day celebration March 31. The fee is $30 for one class or $55 for all three, with discounts for members. To register, visit longuevue.com.
  • TURKEY DAY RACE: After raising nearly $30,000 for charity in 2015, the New Orleans Athletic Club is setting its sights higher for its 2016 Turkey Day Race. Registration is now open for the 2016 Turkey Day Race, which will be on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans City Park. Early registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children and $50 for families (includes two adults and other family members 20 and younger living in the same household). To register, visit runnotc.org/races/2016/turkeyday.shtml. The 2015 Turkey Day Race raised $24,913.41 for Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans and $5,000 for Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans. The 2016 fundraising goal is $35,000, and the athletic club hopes to increase participation from 3,500 runners to 5,000.
  • BLESSING OF THE BADGE: U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite was the guest speaker during a Blessing of the Badge service held Feb. 21 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Edgard. The Rev. K. Maurice Tillman, of New Jerusalem, and the Rev. Donald Brown, of Providence Baptist Church in Montz, offered a “spiritual cover” over law enforcement officers and prayers for protection, strength and peace. St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre talked about a “Cops and Clergy” program he plans to begin soon. The Rev. Earnest August Jr. offered the opening Scripture, and Sgt. Jose Rel spoke about the history of the St. John sheriff’s patch. Fortieth Judicial District Court Division A Judge Madeline Jasmine introduced Polite.
  • HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA: Jeff Dorson, executive director of the Humane Society of Louisiana, recently made a presentation to a class taught by geneticist Mack Crayton at Xavier University of Louisiana. Dorson discussed an emerging “humane economy” dependent on animals and animal byproducts to support the well-being of the planet. Also, the Humane Society manned outreach tables this year at home and garden shows in Kenner, where Carole Kiehl participated, and in New Orleans. For information, email info@humanela.org or call (888) 648-6263.
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Representatives of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office recently participated in a program for sixth-graders on good decision-making. Project LEAD is a program of the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office that helps students recognize and analyze potential consequences of the difficult decisions they face during adolescence and beyond. The event drew about 100 students from Phoenix, Boothville and South Plaquemines elementary schools and Our Lady of Perpetual Help to Belle Chasse Auditorium. Presenters included Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Eric Becnel, who discussed Internet safety and sexting; Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agent/K9 handler Lauren Rousselle and her partner Daisy, who gave a narcotics demonstration; and Shermond Esteen Jr., an inmate in the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center because of a drug conviction.
  • GRETNA MAN SERVES ON NEW CARRIER: Lt. Cmdr. Shane Lawson, a Gretna native and 1992 graduate of West Jefferson High School, is serving as a nurse anesthetist for the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Enhanced features on this Ford-class aircraft carrier, which operates out of Norfolk, Virginia, allow it to operate with less manpower than a Nimitz-class carrier. Still, the ship’s company includes about 170 officers and 2,000 enlisted men and women.