Riders will toss 300,000 pounds of produce from more than 45 floats, and almost 30 marching units take part in the St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade set to roll at noon April 16 in Chalmette. Former New Orleans Saints coach Jim Mora will be the grand marshal.
For information, call Chad O’Neil at (504) 655-7555 or Danny O’Neil at (504) 655-7553 or email email@example.com.
Nunez open house
Nunez Community College will hold its spring open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the college, 3710 Paris Road, in Chalmette.
Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Register online at www.nunez.edu/open-house. For information, call (504) 278-6467.
Sippin’ in the Sunset
The Old Arabi Neighborhood Association’s monthly Sippin’ in the Sunset will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., in Old Arabi.
The social offers guests the chance to shop, eat, hear live music and visit with friends, all under one roof. There will be food from local restaurants, arts and crafts, beer and wine.
For information or to become a vendor, call Maegan Dobson at (504) 756-7143.
Sports Hall of Fame induction
The St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame and Gulf Coast Bank’s 21st annual induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame Center at Val Reiss Park in Chalmette.
Former professional baseball player Craig Westcott will head this year’s induction class, which also includes former standout athlete and coach Tommy Warner, Nunez Community College chancellor and All-Time Sunbelt Conference golfer Crystal Elliers Domreis.
The Humanitarian of the Year Award will go to Betty Cure Richards, and the Elphage Caillouette Special Recognition Award will be presented to Lonnie Coppersmith. The Amateur Athletes of the Year are Brent Bailey (basketball, track and cross country) and Kelli Gallardo (volleyball and soccer) of Chalmette High.
LSU legend and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon will be the guest speaker.
Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of 10 can be reserved. For tickets, call Roy Cortes at (985) 246-8354; Bryan Frichter at (504) 554-2685; or Eddie Appel at (504) 301-6135.
Our Lady of Lourdes centennial
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., in Violet. A prayerful procession will begin at 3:45 p.m., followed by Mass.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the Mass, along with past clergy.
For information, call the church at (504) 682-7070.
‘Into the Woods’ musical
St. Bernard Community Theatre will present “Into The Woods” on Friday through Sunday and April 15-17 at Nunez Community College Auditorium, 3710 Paris Road, in Chalmette. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays.
“Into The Woods,” with music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, weaves the stories of familiar fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk” into a quest narrative in which a baker’s wife has to retrieve items to break a curse. The characters paths cross in the woods, where wishes come true — but at a cost.
Audience members are encouraged to attend the show dressed as their favorite character to compete for a prize.
For information, visit the companystb.com.
Christ Lutheran concert
Christ Lutheran Church will hold its first outdoor concert at 3 p.m. April 17 on the church grounds, 3300 Jupiter Drive in Chalmette.
The concert will feature the Fabulous Bagasse Boyz. Formed in 2002, the band plays a combination of bluegrass, gospel and a little ’70s music thrown into the mix. Members are Hans “Fritz” Mayers on banjo and mandolin, Willi Sager on bass, Van Glynn on fiddle and Rex Hall on guitar.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For information, call the church at (504) 302-9728.
The deadlines for the Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi and its Foundation scholarships are fast approaching. The deadline for the two, four-year scholarships, the St. Bernard Foundation scholarship and the Kiwanis Club-John Richard Bienvenu scholarship, are April 11 and 18, respectively. Applications for the Gulf Coast Bank & Trust one-year, $1,200 scholarship are due April 18.
High school students who will graduate this spring and who currently reside in St. Bernard Parish are eligible to apply. However, as per the criteria established by the Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard — Arabi in 1995, eligibility for John Richard Bienvenu and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Scholarships is restricted to members of Key Clubs that are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Academic and/or community service requirements have been defined for these scholarships. To obtain applications for these scholarships, students are advised to either see their high school counselors or visit the Kiwanis website stbernardkiwanis.org.
Kim Gritter writes about people, places and events in St. Bernard Parish. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.