• CHESS FEST: New Orleans Chess Fest returns to Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The headliner is Brooklyn, New York-based grandmaster Irina Krush, who recently won her seventh U.S. Chess Championship. Krush, called the “greatest American female chess player in history” by Business Insider, will play on 20 chess boards at the same time, as well as give a blindfold chess demonstration. Chicago-area chess coach and former national “blitz” (five-minute) chess champ Robby Rasmussen also will return to lead a team chess match. Returning this year is the popular “Harry Potter”-style “Living Chess,” with former Louisiana state chess champion James Rousselle reprising his role as New Orleans chess legend Paul Morphy, playing a historic game in which local children will stand in as chess pieces. All-day chess tournaments, chess-themed crafts, lessons and other chess events will round out the day. Events are designed for players of all skill levels. Local food trucks will serve lunch, and music will be provided by Victor Atkins and Pawn Storm. For information, email nolachessfest@gmail.com or call Michael Tisserand at 504-250-3634.
  • TEEN COMPETES: Kayla Riley, 13-year-old daughter of John Riley and Melissa Riley, of New Orleans, has been selected to represent Louisiana at the Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida. As Miss Louisiana Junior Teen, she moves on to the national pageant will be held Thanksgiving week, and prizes include cash and scholarships.
  • SHELTER DONATION: Millennial Spirits NOLA donated $3,000 toward The New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter, the fund for homeless children that was started with the Oscar J. Tolman Charitable Trust’s $75,000 donation as the 2016 Presenting Sponsor of the Children’s Sheltering Fund. The shelter is the largest for homeless women and children in New Orleans; its mission is to transition homeless families to sustainable and independent living.
  • HUMAN SERVICES BOARD: Lee McKee, of Metairie, has joined the board of directors of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority. The authority provides behavioral health, developmental disabilities and primary care services to children, adolescents, adults and families who are residents of Jefferson Parish and who meet basic eligibility criteria. McKee has owned and operated The Linen Registry in Old Metairie since 1997 and has been an advocate for many years for those with mental illness.