• NEW ORLEANS VOLUNTEER ORCHESTRA: The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra will perform “The Sun Never Sets: A Requiem,” featuring the Voices of New Orleans Choir, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The concert will feature movements from the Mozart, Rutter, Faure and Verdi requiems and music from Enigma Variations, “Nimrod” and “Dr. Who.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The music director is Chris Bergeron, and the co-director is Joseph Cieslak.
  • SANSEPOLCRO FLAG-WAVERS: A group of drummers, trumpeters and flag-wavers from the Tuscan region of Italy will perform at 2:30 p.m. Friday outside the front doors of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, in a salute to St. Joseph’s Day. The art of flag-throwing dates to medieval guilds, mainly in Italy.
  • TOUCH A TRUCK: The Junior League of New Orleans will hold its Touch a Truck fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Hospital, 210 State St. Tickets are $8, or $30 for a family pack of five tickets, and are available at www.jlno.org/TouchaTruck. At Touch a Truck, families will get an up-close look at their favorite big trucks, including construction equipment, emergency responder vehicles, tractors and utility trucks.
  • FÊTE FRANÇAISE: Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans will present Fête Française from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the school, 821 Gen. Pershing St. This showcase of French language, cuisine, art and music will feature performances in French and English by The Soul Rebels, Feu Follet, Sarah Quintana and Kaye Dorian. Free.
  • ALGIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Architect Harvey Burns will be the guest speaker when the Algiers Historical Society meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the first-floor meeting room of the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Burns will discuss Antoine’s Restaurant, revealing many lesser-known facts about the buildings that are part of Antoine’s legacy. All Algiers Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public.
  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Freelance photographer Charles Bush will present an introductory course in digital photography from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Drive, Destrehan. Bush specializes in nature and wildlife photography. The course will cover how to select a digital camera, selecting the correct lenses and lighting for various subjects, importing images into a computer and preparing images for editing and production.
  • DAYLILY HYBRIDIZATION: Henry Bradford, a retired microbiologist who lives on the north shore, will present “Christmas Is When?” when the South East Louisiana Daylily Society meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The presentation is free and open to the public. Bradford will discuss how he and his wife, Patty, develop new daylilies.
  • THINK FOR SUCCESS: Rick Landry, a psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist, motivational speaker and counselor in New Orleans, will give a presentation on “Success in Life” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. “The reason why most people never have what they desire is that they focus on what it is they do not want,” Landry says. “When they understand how the mind works, anyone can have it all, if they are willing to change their thought processes.” Free.
  • ST. CHARLES PARISH SUMMER CAMP: Registration is open for the inclusive summer day camp and Swamp School being presented by the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation. Campsites include Ethel Schoeffner Elementary in Destrehan, Lakewood Elementary in Luling, Albert Cammon Middle School in St. Rose and Luling Elementary in Luling. Summer day camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 6 to July 16, for children ages 5 through 12. The Schoeffner site will also have camp for teenagers ages 13-15 and for campers ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. The Lakewood site also will accommodate campers with disabilities. Early registration is open until Friday for $300. Regular registration, $350, runs from Monday until May 20. Late registration, $400, will begin on May 21. Call the Parks and Recreation Department at (985) 783-5090. A registration day will be held from 9 a.m. until noon April 23 at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling. St. Charles Parish Swamp School, for campers ages 8-12, will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for four, one-week sessions at the Wetland Watchers Park, 1650 Lower Guide Levee Road, Norco. Camp sessions will begin June 6, June 13, July 18 and July 25. Registration is $200.
  • LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS: Openings remain for three sessions of Summer ’Scapes camp at Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Two weeklong camp sessions are open for children ages 7-9: a code and mystery camp July 11-15 and an art-chitecture camp July 18-22. There also are openings for the photography camp for age 9-11, which will be July 25-29. Waiting lists have been established for other camp sessions. The registration fee is $25, and the camp fee is $190 per week, with discounts for Longue Vue members. To register, visit longuevue.com/learn/summer-camp.
  • BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: A tribute to the musical genius of the late Allen Toussaint will be featured during the Jazz on the Green gala beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 4533 Mendez St., New Orleans. Musicians will include Warren Batiste, Clark Knighton, 4X4 Band, Silk and Satin, DEA-2-SAV, A.J. Loria, Bobby Love, Roy Joseph, Cordell Chambliss, Ron Bailey and Phyliss Cyprian and others. Donation $50. For information, call (504) 324-5056.
  • JEFFERSON BEAUTIFICATION: Artist James Michalopoulos is honorary chairman of Parkway Promenade XXV, a fundraiser for Jefferson Beautification Inc. that will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Chateau Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will go toward placing bronze Greek Muses statues in the gardens of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. In addition to Mediterranean cuisine, libations, dancing and raffles, the gala will hold a live auction featuring the Michalopoulos giclee “Grand Stand.” Tickets are $75 each and are available from Charlotte Ruiz, (504) 887-8992, or at www.jeffersonbeautification.org.
  • ART SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: The 10 artworks chosen as finalists in the Rau For Art scholarship program are on display through April 1 at M.S. Rau Antiques, 630 Royal St., New Orleans. The winner will receive $7,500, plus $500 for his or her high school art department. Finalists are Allison Carubba and Victoria McLean from Academy of Our Lady in Marrero; Lauren Timphony, Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie; Victoria McLean and Madison Bourgeois, Fisher High School in Lafitte; Aidan Garrity and Stephanie Sullivan, Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna; Emily Cuenca, Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans; and Vanna Robin, Chalmette High School.