The inaugural Fat City Festival, sponsored by the Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals, is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event will take place along 18th Street between Severn and Edenborn avenues. It will feature the changes that have been made to the area over the years and also highlight new development taking place. Saturday’s event will include live music, food, refreshments and giveaways.

The Archbishop Rummel and Grace King High School bands will kick things off with a parade. And Bag of Donuts will perform during the festival. Admission is free.

To learn more, call Amanda Graves, Chamber communications director, at (504) 835-3880 or email

Camp Parapet opens Saturday

The eighth annual Camp Parapet Day, sponsored by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Camp Parapet, the only remaining Civil War fortification in the New Orleans area, is on Arlington Street, one block east of Causeway Boulevard and near Jefferson Highway in Old Jefferson. It is open to the public only once a year.

At Saturday’s event, there will be actors and dancers in period attire. Tours of the grounds and the inside of the facility will be given.

Admission is free.

Pro bono clinic

The city of Kenner’s Department of Community Development and the Hispanic Resource Center will hold a pro bono clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Resource Center, 4312 Florida Ave., Kenner.

Free legal advice will be provided by the law firm of Ferriol, Pérez and Gordon concerning several areas including adoptions, successions, wills, name changes, lease disputes, contractor fraud and bankruptcy.

For information, call (504) 469-2570.

Pet adoption event

The Louisiana SPCA will hold a pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Clearview Shopping Center, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.

Adoption counselors and volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right pet for your family.

In addition, a variety of baked goods will be on sale.

For more information, call (504) 368-5191 or go to

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at or by calling (504) 430-8053.