• OPSO JOB FAIR: The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office is holding a job fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, for those interested in applying to become deputy sheriffs. The job fair will be on the third floor of the Orleans Justice Center, 2800 Perdido St., New Orleans. OPSO has lowered the minimum age for applicants from 21 to 20 years of age. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited high school; a clean criminal record; and have the ability to complete a POST correctional course and academy. Applicants should bring a valid, state-issued identification card. For information, visit www.opso.us or call (504) 202-9427.
  • JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY: The Junior Philharmonic Society will showcase the talents of 13 young dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists from throughout the New Orleans area at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall. Admission is free. Performing students include dancers Alette Joubea and Veda Hymel; Farrah Johnson and Christine Dogoglou, of Audubon Charter School; Mika Gulizo, of Belle Chase High School; Isabel Borges, of Ursuline Academy; and Olivia Ernst, of St. Martin’s High School. Instrumentalists include Kavia Mallik, Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies, cello; Justin Savoie, Holy Cross High School, violin; Sabrina Yang, Haynes Academy, piano; Rebecca Whitney, Tulane University, piano; and Anastasiia Pavlenko, Southeastern Louisiana University, piano. Vocalist Haley Taylor, a senior at Destrehan High School, will also perform. To learn more about the Junior Philharmonic Society, visit www.jrphilnola.org.
  • HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM: Bernd Wollschlaeger, the son of a highly decorated Nazi officer, will be the keynote speaker at the Yom Ha’Shoah communitywide Holocaust Memorial Program at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Wollschlaeger will describe his struggles growing up in Germany in the shadow of his father, and his decision to convert to Judaism and immigrate to Israel. During the program, the 11th annual Holocaust Educator of the Year Award will be presented, and students from the Anti-Defamation League Donald R. Mintz Youth Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C., will be recognized. Musical interludes include “Kaddish,” performed by cellist Daniel Lelchuk, and a selection from the children’s opera Brundibár, performed by members of the cast. The evening is free and open to the community.
  • MIND MATTERS: The summer session of the Mind Matters program of memory enhancement will begin Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. This boot camp for the mind meets weekly through June 21. Participants will discover techniques to improve memory, participate in stimulating discussions and learn from others undergoing similar challenges. For information or to register, contact Allison Freeman, Mind Matters director, at (504) 897-0143 or allison@nojcc.org.
  • WOMEN’S BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana will hold a women’s business symposium from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Sheraton Metairie-New Orleans Hotel, 4 Galleria Blvd., Metairie. Registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Sessions will include topics such as social media and banking. For information, email president@hccl.biz or call (504) 885-4262.
  • THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: The Historic New Orleans Collection will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a black-tie gala at 7:15 p.m. May 4 at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Soirée d’Or tickets are $175 for the gala, or $275 for the gala and patron party, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lewis Kemper Williams and Leila Hardie Moore Williams, two longtime private collectors, founded THNOC in 1966 to make their extensive collection of materials available to the public for continued research and scholarship. For information or to order tickets, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
  • ALLIANCE FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT: Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni will be the guest speaker when the Jefferson Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., Harahan. For information, call chapter President Jamie Balser at (504) 812-1332.
  • ORMOND SPRAY PARK: The Ormond Spray Park at 1901 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, will reopen for weekends in May from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Beginning June 1, the park will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The spray park is available for private rentals. The park will be closed on weekdays from the last week in August until September, when it will close for the season. For information or rental information, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation or call (985) 783-5090.
  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Lauren LeBlanc, owner of Fleurty Girl, will be the keynote speaker at the Suits & Salads Luncheon held by Dress for Success New Orleans at 11 a.m. May 6, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The theme will be “A Toast to Mothers,” and highlights include a fashion show highlighting local mothers and daughters. Ticket prices begin at $85 and are available at www.501auctions.com/dressforsuccessnola. Proceeds go toward Dress for Success programs promoting economic independence of women in the community. The organization empowers women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life; its goal is to serve 500 women in 2016. It operates a boutique at 6117 Magazine St. For information, visit www.neworleans.dressforsuccess.org or call (504) 891-4337.