• GENEALOGY GROUP: The Jefferson Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Edmund Ernewein will be the guest speaker, discussing “The Streetcars of East Jefferson.” For information, call Fred Wilbert at (504) 837-2034.
  • POETRY CIRCLE: Delia Nakayama will host an All People Open Mic Poetry Circle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans. The price of admission is any poem, read aloud. BYOB; donations for the venue are welcome. For information, email poetryprocess@gmail.com.
  • JEFFERSON SENIOR MOMENTS: The Jefferson Council on Aging will host its fourth annual “Senior Moments” fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Kenner Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive. A patron party will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patron tickets are $125, and general admission is $50. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson Council on Aging, its programs and services. For tickets, call JCOA at (504) 207-4691, email Liz Yager at lyager@jcoa.net or visit www.jcoa.net.
  • CAPSTONE FARMERS MARKET: The Capstone Farmers Market will provide fresh produce from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 20 at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted, and discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. For information, email capstone118@gmail.com.
  • CONSTITUTION WEEK: The Spirit of ’76 Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be the host of a Constitution Week program from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. This free Southeast District program will involve seven district chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Constitution Week has been observed Sept. 17-23 annually since 1956.
  • THE TALON FAMILY: “The Talon Family of France, Canada, Texas & Mobile: They Sailed with LaSalle” will be the presentation this month at the German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John Library, 2920 La. 51, LaPlace. Paul “Skip” Newfield III, of Metairie, a descendant of Robert Talon, will describe the family’s journey and its settlement in Texas; Mexico City; Mobile, Alabama; and Louisiana. For more information, visit www.gachgs.com.
  • COASTAL RESTORATION: The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Citgo will hold a dune restoration event on the Cameron coast from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The volunteer event commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Rita as part of the Citgo Caring for our Coast Program, during National Estuaries Week. Volunteers will plant a 6-mile stretch of Cameron shoreline with 60,000 plugs of dune grass and will repair 2 miles of sand fence. The goal of this project is to increase soil retention along the beach, promote dune growth, provide critical habitat for nesting birds and enhance protection to La. 82 and the coastal communities of Cameron Parish. Equipment and lunch will be provided. The minimum age for volunteers is 7; children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit eventbrite.com. Details will be provided to registered volunteers via email a few days prior to the event. For information, email Jenny Byrd at jennyb@crcl.org.
  • NOLA ON TAP: A dog-friendly beer festival, NOLA on Tap calls itself the biggest beer fest in the region. Sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Co. and held at the City Park Festival Grounds, the festival will raise money for the LASPCA from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, with music by Honey Island Swamp Band, Cardinal Sons and others. For information, visit www.nolaontap.org.
  • JEFFERSON BALLET THEATRE: The Jefferson Ballet Theatre and its junior company, Jefferson Ballet Theatre II, will hold auditions for membership and for the winter production of “The Snow Queen” on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 3621 Florida Ave., Kenner. Auditions for boys and girls ages 9-12 will begin at noon, and auditions for dancers 13 and older will begin at 1:30 p.m. The audition/class fee for students who are not registered at the Jefferson Ballet School is $15. “The Snow Queen” will be presented Jan. 8-9. For information, contact director Kimberly Matulich Beck at (504) 468-1231, kimmballet@yahoo.com or www.jeffersonballettheatre.com.
  • BOXER RESCUE FUNDRAISER: Boxer kisses will be a highlight of “Boxers, Brew and BBQ” Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Kamp Bar, 2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan. The event, to raise funds for Louisiana Boxer Rescue, also will include pulled pork and red beans, DJ Tim Huff, a boxer shorts contest, silent auction and raffle. Admission is $10; $5 for children. For more information, visit www.louisianaboxerrescue.org.
  • PURSES AND PEARLS FASHION SHOW: The Mystic Krewe of Nyx will hold a luncheon and fashion show featuring members of the krewe, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society of Greater New Orleans, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Sheraton New Orleans. Bryan Batt will emcee the show featuring clothes from The Chatta Box, Serenity Collection Red Carpet, Destination Maternity and more. Tickets start at $75 and are available from Gigi Saak at (504) 606-9669 or Shaney Woods at (504) 491-3809. Nyx will parade Feb. 3.
  • COMMUNITY CHORUS: The Community Chorus of River Parishes is looking for new members for its 2015-16 season, with two concerts in December and two in April or May. The chorus, under the direction of Brian Martinez Jr., is open to anyone who loves to sing, from middle school through adulthood. Rehearsals are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Lakewood Elementary School, 501 E. Heather Drive, Luling. No audition or previous experience is necessary. For information, call (985) 652-0162 or email ccrpsings@gmail.com.