KREWE OF NOAH: Young church members and their friends will parade as part of the Krewe of Noah immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 25, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner.

Children who wish to participate in the 11:30 a.m. parade should wear a costume and bring a decorated wagon, tricycle or whatever moves. Float setup will be from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The teenagers of the church will help pull floats and carry banners. The adults will relax in their lawn chairs and enjoy hot dogs, chili, chips and king cake. The event is free, and everyone is welcome.

ALGIERS KIWANIS: James Pirtle, of Center Lift at Federal City, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer. Center Lift specializes in moving marine assets such as barges using pneumatic rollers. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

COASTAL RESTORATION: The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is looking for volunteers to participate in a two-day cypress forest restoration project at Jean Lafitte National Park on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30. Volunteers will plant nearly 800 trees along the spoil banks of Bayou Segnette. These native trees will help combat the invasive Chinese tallow tree and, over time, will produce new nesting habitat for bald eagles.

Volunteer workdays will begin at 9 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. Directions and details will be provided to registered volunteers via email a few days before the event.

The minimum age for volunteers is 13, and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Planting in the swamps is a muddy and strenuous activity, so physical fitness is necessary.

All equipment (shovels, gloves, etc.) and lunch and drinks (with vegetarian options) will be provided. To register, visit

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