Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will hold its annual season announcement party and fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner.

Tickets are $30 per person and include an open bar, a preshow buffet and live music in the courtyard. A post-show party will conclude the festivities.

A highlight of the event will be the silent auction for three items — a walk-on role, a VIP theater suite for one show and a VIP parking spot. Those attending will also be able to purchase raffle tickets during the evening for a chance to win specially created Muses shoes, each themed to a show announced for 2018-19.

The season announcement begins at 8 p.m. with co-artistic directors Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi presenting a video retrospective of highlights from last year's productions, followed by the announcements of the individual shows for the upcoming season.

There will also be a sneak peek number from "Million Dollar Quartet," which opens Jan.12.

For more information and tickets, call (504) 461-9475.

Tax volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the AARP Tax-Aide program that helps low- to middle-income residents 60 and older with their state and federal income tax returns.

The program is sponsored by the AARP and the Internal Revenue Service. 

Volunteer tax preparers must have basic computer skills and some experience in preparing tax returns. They must also provide their own transportation and be willing to work a minimum of four hours per week from Feb. 1 through April 15.

Tax prep volunteers will be provided with workbooks and group classroom training beginning in January. All volunteers will be tested and will be IRS certified before working with taxpayers.

For more information about becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, call AARP toll free at (888) 687-2277 or go to www.taxaide.info to fill out a volunteer application form. A local tax-aide representative will contact you with details.

Last chance for holiday lights

If you have yet to see the Christmas Village in Kenner City Park, 3800 Loyola Drive, Kenner, you have until Saturday.

And if you haven’t seen the holiday light display at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, you have until Sunday.

Hours at the Christmas Village are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

And at Lafreniere’s Christmas in the Park, hours are dusk to 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from dusk to 11:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at ejbarkoff@gmail.com.