During the past months, St. Paul Lutheran Church and School have been celebrating 175 of service to the Marigny community. Events will wrap up this weekend with a neighborhood block party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and a second-line parade, candlelight worship and potluck supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2624 Burgundy St. at the corner of Port Street.
Saturday’s block party will include a main stage with musicians, including Charmaine Neville, Jon Roninger, Ryan Gregory Floyd and Naydja Cojoe. Local authors, including Mona Lisa Saloy and Bill Norris, will chat about their works and sign books.
Neighborhood champion awards will be presented to those making outstanding contributions to the community, including Eugene Cizek, Richard Campanella and pastors Robert and Sherdren Burnside.
An interactive experience called The Music Box Roving Village will be presented, along with performances by St. Paul’s cheerleaders, drumming circle and gospel choir.
A variety of food will be sold, and visitors can tour the historic St. Paul sanctuary and examine 175 years of memorabilia.
For information call the church office at (504) 945-3741 or the school office at (504) 947-1773.
The Urban Conservancy and StayLocal’s annual Urban Heroes Celebration will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Café Carmo, 527 Julia St.
The theme is “Our Watershed Moment,” which addresses long-standing issues “in new and innovative ways,” Urban Conservancy Director Dana Eness said. Three people are being honored for their vision for a vibrant and resilient New Orleans: Flozell Daniels Jr., CEO and president of Foundation for Louisiana; Jay Nix, owner of Parkway Bakery and Tavern; and Prisca Weems, the first stormwater manager for the city of New Orleans.
Members of the Church Society of the Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church invite the public to join them on a holiday shopping trip to Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14.
Because of construction near the church at 3600 Loyola Ave., the bus will pick up passengers at the corner of South Claiborne and Washington avenues. Tickets are $40 and will help the church Benevolent Society. For information call Yvonne Guice (504) 432-2380 or Pat Guice (504) 944-9960.
The C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans will welcome David Schoen’s presentation “The Latest Brain Research and Its Relation to Psychotherapy, Clinical Practice and Jungian Psychology” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7, at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave.
For information visit www.jungneworleans.org.
The Seabrook Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Willing Workers Baptist Church, 5714 Eads St.
The meeting will include reports from the Night Out Against Crime Committee and seek suggestions for up-coming activities and for the Neighborhood Security District.
West Bank Art Exhibit
“An Exhibitition of Artists Within Our Community” will be presented from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 through Nov. 15, at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 3643 Aurora Drive. A meet and greet with the artists will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.
Artists include Stephanie Akers, Penny Baker, Sharon Barrilleaux, Connie Brechtel, Carol Clavier, Donald Crais, Judy Erwin, Brenda Fortmayer, Mariloy Galle, Jeannie Hotard, Darlene Johnson, Deb Kerwin, Marlene Kinghorn, Anne-Marie Landry, Flori Landry, Rose McKinney, Sylvia Mothe, Josie Murphy, Carol Patai, Peggy Delery Pospisil, Marina Reed, Anne Stackel, Kuni Tripathy and Sandi Winston.
The exhibition includes paintings and jewelry, and artists will donate 20 percent of their proceeds to the church.
Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at email@example.com.