COURAGE CAPS: People who like to knit and crochet will gather at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the West Jefferson Medical Center Infusion Center, 4511 West Bank Expressway, to create caps that will help give cancer patients the courage to fight and win their health battles. Donations of yarn are welcome. For information, call (504) 349-1232.

‘SLEEPOVER’: The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater will present “Sleepover” Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24, at the Ty Tracy Theatre on the first floor of Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

“Sleepover” is a musical about a girls’ slumber party, exploring the girl talk, late-night pranks and pillow fights between Mia and nine of her closest friends. Although the party is for girls only, they don’t know the boys are crashing the party.

In the girls’ roles are Brynna Robert, Sophia Galvan, Jillian Bruno, Elise Bourg, Kennedi Pankey, Aniya Fields, Julianne Fincher, Mia Jacob, Jaida Jacob, Isabella Miorana, Hrilina Ramrakhiani, Zori Stevens, Chantel Collins and Julia Rios. In the boys’ roles are Miguel Molina, Eli Zitler, David Militello, Chris Martinez, Luke Harris and Jackie Breckenridge III.

The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, and tickets are available at www. or at the door one hour before performances.

Children dressed in their pajamas, top and bottom, will get a ticket for a free concession item along with their admission ticket.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY: Since 1971, the United States has observed Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day, remembering the date in 1920 when American women gained the right to vote.

This year, the Irma Thomas Center for WISE Women at Delgado Community College will mark the occasion with a program featuring a short film, “Votes for Women,” and a discussion afterward. The center also will be registering people to vote.

The film starts at 12:30 p.m. in Room 212W1 of Building 1 on the City Park Campus.

For information, call Melanie Deffendall at (504) 671-6325.

GIRL POWER: Girls ages 7-10 will learn to handle peer pressure and bullying, and create positive friendships, as members of the Girl Power group. The group will meet Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at Jewish Family Service, 3330 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 600, Metairie. The fee is $240. For information or to register, call Rachel Eriksen at (504) 831-8475.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HONOREE: Max Nathan Jr. will be the honoree when Jewish Family Service holds its Rhythm and Soul fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Audubon Tea Room.

Nathan is a past president of JFS and has a distinguished career as an estate and tax attorney, educator, author, community volunteer and philanthropist. All proceeds will underwrite the programs and services JFS provides to residents of the Greater New Orleans area.

Individual dinner reservations are $100. To make a reservation, visit www.jfs

NEW ORLEANS GARDEN SOCIETY: The New Orleans Garden Society will hold its Bewitching Affair luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The event will feature a Halloween costume contest. Admission is $48. To buy a ticket, contact Irene Klinger at or (504) 889-1100.