• CRIMESTOPPERS BLUES NIGHT: Crimestoppers GNO will be the beneficiary of a Blues Night fundraiser from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 9, at the House of Blues, New Orleans. The event will feature food and beverages, along with live music performances from Charmaine Neville, Bobby Rush, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Billy Branch, Blinddog Smokin’, James Andrews and Glen David Andrews. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand will be master of ceremonies. Admission is $175 in advance and $200 at the door, with various sponsorship levels available for a VIP performance from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For tickets, go to www.crimestoppersgno.org or call (504) 837-8477.
  • ALGIERS KIWANIS: Billy Nungesser, a candidate for Louisiana lieutenant governor, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 General Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
  • POWER OF WOMEN: The American Red Cross and the women in its Tiffany Circle group of supporters will recognize eight Power of Women honorees during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Marriott New Orleans, 555 Canal St. The Power of Women honorees are Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Yvette Jones, Adrianne M. LeBlanc, Anne Milling, Margaret Orr, Sally-Ann Roberts, Denise Thornton and Connie Uddo. Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s “Today Show,” will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $150 and are available at redcross.org/powerofwomen or (504) 620-3176.
  • DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION: The Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans will hold a Parents’ Night Out at Rock ’n’ Bowl from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22, with food, drinks, bowling and fun. The aim is to connect with parents of children with Down syndrome in a relaxed environment. The cost is $10 per person. To make a reservation, call (504) 259-6201 or email sarasporar@yahoo.com.
  • WELLNESS WORKSHOPS: The Louisiana Psychological Association will hold Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary wellness workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22, and Aug. 29. The workshops will provide an opportunity for people re-experiencing emotional suffering to work through their feelings, keeping the memories but losing the fears. The workshops are free, and lunch will be provided. For details, call Dr. Fernando Pastrana at (504) 366-1377.
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING: The author of a book on talking with children about human trafficking will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Stephanie Hepburn, a local lawyer, is author of “Conversations with My Daughter About Human Trafficking.” Her presentation is free and is open to the public. Books will be available for sale. The book addresses how to talk with children about how individuals are tricked, extorted and enslaved without exposing them to ideas that may be too mature for them, such as sexual exploitation, rape and murder. Hepburn says the impetus was her move to New Orleans in February 2006, not long after Hurricane Katrina. She said she saw red flags of exploitation and human trafficking all over the city, and it made her realize that it can happen anywhere, not just somewhere far away. For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • TOUCHDOWN CLUB: Tickets are on sale for the 47th annual Meet the Saints luncheon to be held Sept. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave. The event is open to Saints fans 14 and older. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $75. Dress code is business casual, no jeans or T-shirts, jerseys or shorts allowed. There will be team introductions by the “voice of the Saints” Jim Henderson. The National Anthem will be sung by Amanda Shaw. The 2014 teams awards will be presented by Saints Head Coach Sean Peyton. Deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, Aug. 25. Order online at www.tdcno.com or call (504) 242-4545.