• NORDC ATHLETICS: The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will hold a town hall meeting for discussion of its athletics programs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center, 5601 Read Blvd. The phone number for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is (504) 658-3000.
  • REUNION: The Metairie High School Alumni Association’s will hold its 29th annual reunion from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Advanced reservations are $35 per person or $40 at the door. For more information, call Mike O’Hare at (504) 737-9773 or send an email to mohare3@earthlink.net; and Carol Salzer Becklehimer at (504) 888-1908 or email cbecklehimer@bellsouth.net.
  • SECOND HARVEST SUMMER LUNCH: Second Harvest Food Bank is now serving meals to children through two “open sites” in Orleans Parish. The first is at the Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., and the second is at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. The food bank’s Summer Feeding has been feeding children in the Greater New Orleans area enrolled in summer camp and enrichment programs the past five years. These new “open sites” allow Second Harvest to provide meals to children who aren’t enrolled in summer camp programs and are most at risk of going hungry. Second Harvest Food Bank Summer Feeding program is able to serve hot meals to children 18 and under in these neighborhoods Monday through Thursday through Aug. 6. Meals are free and come with a milk, fresh fruit and nutritious snack. Meals must be consumed on-site and an adult or a parent does not have to be present. Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America and a United Way Partner Agency. The Summer Feeding program is made possible through grants from Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the Magnolia Foundation, the Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation and a continued collaboration with the Department of Education and the USDA. For information, visit www.no-hunger.org.
  • ALGIERS KIWANIS: Kristine Strickland, executive dean of the West Bank Campus of Delgado Community College, will speak when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
  • BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, in St. Jude Hall at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Summer blood drives are especially important because of seasonal declines in donations nationwide.
  • TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CONTACT CAROL HUBERT AT chubert@thebloodcenter.org. To sign up, volunteer or request further information, call Lois Lawrence at (504) 241-1892.
  • FRENCH LESSONS: A five-week session of French language review and conversation classes will begin July 27 at the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The cost is $99 plus Alliance membership. Fall classes start Sept. 14. Basic single membership is $50. To register, visit af-neworleans.org.
  • NEW CANAL LIGHTHOUSE: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has added Sunday hours for the New Canal Lighthouse Museum through Sept. 6. The museum will be open for guided tours Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum also will be open Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum’s regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. LPBF is a member of the Blue Star Museums and offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The cost of guided tours is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens, military and students, $3 for children ages 6-12. For information, contact Angela Dorvin at (504) 615-0099 or angela@ saveourlake.org.