There are still parades and special events as the 2015 Mardi Gras season heads into its final days in East Jefferson.
At 7 p.m. Friday, the Krewe of Centurions rolls with the theme “Centurions Explore the World of Emotions.” At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, “Music of the Night” is the theme for the Krewe of Isis. And at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Krewe of Napoleon rolls with the theme “History’s Villians.”
Then, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday in Kenner’s Rivertown, 400 Williams Blvd., the annual Lundi Gras celebration will take place. The king and queen of Argus, Johnny Matesich and Madeline Cvitanovich, will greet the king and queen of Zulu, Andrew Sanchez Jr. and his wife, Dr. Janice Sanchez. The event includes food, refreshments, arts and crafts and music by Papa C and the Slammin’ Horns.
Admission to Rivertown’s Lundi Gras event is free.
On Carnival Day at 10 a.m., the Krewe of Argus will roll with the theme “Argus Superheroes.”
Following Argus will be the Elks of Jefferson truck parade and also the Krewe of Jefferson truck parade.
For East Bank residents who use Jefferson Transit, there are some changes to the daily bus schedule during the remainder of Carnival.
During all parades on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, the E1 Veterans bus will follow a detour to I-10 between Clearview Parkway and City Park Avenue.
On Fat Tuesday, service on the E1 Veterans, E4 Metairie Road, E5 Causeway Boulevard and E8 Clearview Parkway routes will be suspended.
The E2 Airport bus terminates at South Carrollton and Tulane Avenues (no CBD service) on Mardi Gras. The last outbound bus departs South Carrollton and Tulane at 9:49 p.m.
And the last outbound E3 Kenner bus will depart South Carrollton and Claiborne Avenues at 9:45 p.m.
For information, call (504) 818-1077 or go to the website www.jeffersontransit.org.
Civil War group to meet
The New Orleans Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Smilie’s Restaurant, 5125 Jefferson Highway, Harahan.
The guest speaker will be historian Edwin Bearss, former chief historian of the National Park Service.
The meeting is free, but the cost is $25 for those who stay for dinner.
For information, call (504) 456-1420.
AARP driving class
A four-hour AARP driving class will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan.
The class is open to AARP members and nonmembers who are 50 and older. Those completing the class will receive a certificate that may qualify them for a discount from their automobile insurer, good for up to three years.
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.
For information or to register, call (504) 828-3962.
Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (504) 430-8053.