The 610 Stompers all-male dance team will hold auditions Sunday at The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St.

Registration will open at 11 a.m. and last until 7 p.m. Auditions are open to all men 21 and older. The public is invited to watch the auditions for a $10 donation, while enjoying beer specials.

Once registered, all applicants will be given time to learn a dance routine. They also must answer a few questions by the judges. Chosen participants will be offered a slot in the callbacks on Aug. 23.

The nonprofit group performs in dozens of events throughout the year. It was started in 2009.

Patriotic concert to be held Sunday

A patriotic concert will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.

The program is being put on by the Patriotic Project Statewide Youth Chorus Inc., which is celebrating its sixth anniversary.

The program will feature songs commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, plus tributes to Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson and songs for world peace by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

There will be individual vocal solos, ensembles and oratory presentations by members of the chorus.

Lower 9th Ward meeting set

A Lower 9th Ward community meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave.

Fifth District NOPD Cmdr. Chris Goodly will update problem areas and plans for police substations. There also will be updates on streetlights, street repairs, drain covers, redesign of the Claiborne Avenue neutral ground and replacement of dead palms.

Lens to host program on coastal restoration

The Lens will host a discussion about the costs of coastal restoration on Wednesday.

It will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 114 of Loyola University’s Miller Hall.

The panel will be moderated by newsman John Snell, of WVUE-TV. It also will feature Mark Davis, of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy; Douglas Meffert, of the National Audubon Society; Steve Murchie, of the Gulf Restoration Network; John Driscoll, of Corporate Planning Resources; and Kyle Graham, of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (504) 258-1624.

UNCF benefit walk to be held in October

A benefit walk for the United Negro College Fund is scheduled for Oct. 11.

The the 27th annual 5k run-walk will be held in Audubon Park.

Proceeds will go toward scholarships for students at Xavier and Dillard universities.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Riverview area behind Audubon Zoo. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m.

To register early, go to or call Ariel Wilson at (504) 581-3794.