PARTY FOR THE COAST: The Brass-A-Holics will be the featured performers when the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana holds its Party for the Coast from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP at

ALGIERS KIWANIS: The Rev. Stephen Craft, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans, 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 at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

ST. BERNARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce will hold a business expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Business representatives will have an opportunity to network with one another and meet with hundreds of potential customers, and there will be giveaways, food samples and door prizes. Admission is free and open to the public. To contact the chamber, call (504) 277-4001 or visit

AARP DRIVERS CLASS: A four-hour AARP Smart driver class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 30 at the Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 South Clearview Parkway, Harahan.

The class is open to all AARP members and non-members age 50 and older and those completing the course will receive a certificate that may qualify them for a discount from their automobile insurer good for up to three years.

The cost for this class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. For more information, call (504) 391-3213.

JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: Auditions will be held July 10-12 for the 2015-16 season of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. These performances will be the first in the new Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Shows will include “My Fair Lady” on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, “Rigoletto” on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25, “Sister Act” on Dec. 4-13, and “Mary Poppins” on March 11-20. For information, visit or call (504) 885-2000.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society also will be one of the producers participating in auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. will be reserved for Actors Equity Association actors, who should contact Aimée Hayes at to schedule an appointment.

For those who are not AEA members, no appointment is needed. The two hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be for those with last names beginning A-M, and the hours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will be for those with last names beginning N-Z. Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues of one minute each. Singers should bring sheet music and prepare 16 bars of a musical theater standard. An accompanist will be present.

ADULT LITERACY VOLUNTEERS: The Golden Opportunity adult literacy program is looking for volunteers to conduct one-on-one literacy classes and group sessions for adults 16 and older who are challenged in reading and writing.

Golden Opportunity’s services include GED test preparation for language arts, writing and reading; general adult education, including phonics; reading comprehension; and English as a second language. For information on volunteering, call (504) 373-4496 or send email to

GEM AND MINERAL SHOW: The 45th annual New Orleans Gem and Mineral Society show will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Best Western Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie.