BOOK SALE: The Big Book Sale of the Friends of the Jefferson Parish Library will be held March 26-29 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

More than 55,000 used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes and vinyl records will be offered for sale. The sale includes fiction and nonfiction books such as collectibles, art, travel, history, military and Civil War books.

Cash, checks and major credit and debit cards will be accepted. Admission is free; parking is plentiful.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Jefferson Parish Library. For information, contact the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library at (504) 455-2665 or

FASHION WEEK CAREER DAY: New Orleans Fashion Week will include a Fashion Career Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. The cost is $50, which includes admission to a New Orleans Fashion Week runway show at 5 p.m. Presenters will include Alison Parker, Ashley Miller, Courtney A. Hammonds, Aimée Gowland and Corrie Pellerin, of ALG Style, Madison Moore and Tracee Dundas. To register, visit

KICKING FOR KIDS: A kickball competition to raise money for Jewish Community Center summer day camp scholarships will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. First prize is a pool party for 50 at the Uptown JCC. Registration is $400 per team of 12 to 22 people. Questions may be addressed to Jacob Kindsher at

EASTER KEG HUNT: The Gulf Restoration Network will be the beneficiary of the Easter Keg Hunt it is holding with NOLA Brewing beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the NOLA Brewing Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans.

The scavenger hunt will lead participants through the Garden District and Uptown New Orleans. At the top-secret final destination, there will be free NOLA beer, a raffle and live music by the Quickening and Colin Lake. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded for the best team name and costume. To register, visit

SPRING IN THE SWAMP: The National Park Service is offering a weekend of free activities in its Barataria Preserve from April 3-5 to highlight the spring wildflowers, the return of migratory birds and the alligators’ search for romance.

There will be a touch table with furs, skulls and antlers, dip-netting and guided walks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Spring in the Swamp will take place on the preserve’s Bayou Coquille Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The preserve is at 6588 Barataria Boulevard in Marrero near Crown Point. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or visit

BUILDING BRIDGES: Catherine Meeks will give a presentation titled “Crossing Inner Borders With Cinderella” when the C.G. Jung Society meets at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. The hardest borders to cross are the ones inside ourselves; Meeks will discuss cross-cultural stories to help build both inner and outer bridges. Admission is free for society members, $10 for students and $15 for others.

GRAFFITI CLEANUP: “NCIS: New Orleans” is sponsoring a French Quarter graffiti cleanup effort from 9 a.m. to noon April 18, based at the 8th District police station, 334 Royal St.

With tools and instructions in hand, volunteers will spread out through the French Quarter to remove as many graffiti marks as possible. Volunteers will receive a work T-shirt and cleaning products and tools, and will be treated to lunch donated by Bourbon Vieux.

Groups and individuals may register at