• JUNG SOCIETY TALK: Jungian analyst Everett McLaren presents “Alchemy and the Hero’s Journey: A Guide for the Seeking, Lost, Curious or Befuddled,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave. He will explore the challenges to be encountered on the journey. Free for Jung Society members; non-members $15; students $10.
  • JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC AUDITIONS: The deadline to apply to audition with The Junior Philharmonic Society of New Orleans is Jan. 9. The society is hosting auditions for young instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Dixon Recital Hall on the Newcomb Campus of Tulane University. Those auditioning who are selected will be invited to perform during the society’s 2016 concert series. Audition information and applications can be found on the Junior Philharmonic website, www.jrphilnola.org. Selected students will perform either March 13 or May 1 in Dixon Hall. Those performing during the recital will be considered for one of five special cash awards, voted on by the society’s board. Award winners from the 2015 season are: Scholarship Award recipients, Rory Loo and Nicole Lim (Tulane students); Irving Carr Award recipients, Cate Tallant (Metairie) and Maci Burt (north shore); John Tobin Award recipient, Olivia Gilbert (Tulane student); Platzer Award recipients, Kenneth Schafer (Baton Rouge); and Emily Friend Bayle Award recipient, Daniel Lee (Kenner).
  • JAZZ & HERITAGE MUSIC AUDITIONS: Auditions for the spring semester at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9. The tryout also will be for two new programs: The Jazz & Heritage Brass Band and the Jazz & Heritage A Capella Choir. All are free and open to students ages 10-17 from throughout the greater New Orleans region. Auditions take place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St. For more information, email hsm@jazzandheritage.org, call (504) 558-6112 or visit www.jazzandheritage.org.
  • DOCENT TRAINING: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, will hold training sessions for those interested in becoming volunteer docents. Training will take place on six Wednesdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 17, 24, from 10 am to noon. Interested docents should attend all six sessions. Training will include techniques and strategies for engaging museum visitors in explorations of artworks in the collection and in special exhibitions. Prospective docents should have an interest in art and Southern culture, and a desire to interact with adults and children, helping them discover their own interpretations of art. For information, contact Sara Echaniz at sechaniz@ogdenmuseum.org or visit www.ogdenmuseum.org.
  • TELEPHONE SCAM: A telephone scam involving a purported threat of an Internal Revenue Service lawsuit has been reported in Plaquemines Parish, Sheriff Lonnie J. Greco Sr. said. A Belle Chasse resident said that a recorded message said to call (315) 557-6467 to speak with a representative about a tax problem. The Sheriff’s Office discovered that the telephone number is a spoofed number, which means that the caller deliberately falsified the telephone number and/or name relayed on the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party. People who receive a call from this number or any similar ones should report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at (800) 366-4484 or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov, with “IRS Telephone Scam” in the comments in the complaint.