Metairie resident Rubye Noble has been appointed to the national board of directors for Volunteers of America.

Noble is the senior assistant parish attorney in the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation Office in Baton Rouge and coordinates a 19-member delegation comprised of state representatives and senators who hold a variety of leadership positions within the legislature.

“Rubye brings a broad range of experience and talent to the Volunteers of America board,” said Mike King, president and chief executive officer of the VOA. “Her wealth of knowledge in developing public and private partnerships as well as legislative alliances is a tremendous asset for our organization.”

Noble holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a law degree, both from Louisiana State University. She is the immediate past chairwoman of the Louisiana Behavioral Health Advisory Council and is on the Delgado Community and Technical College Foundation Board and Keep Jefferson Beautiful Advisory Board. Noble is also active member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Metairie Women’s Club and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

KC Pasta dinner this weekend

The Bishop L. Abel Caillouet Knights of Columbus Council 9007 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Monsignor Kern Center on the grounds of St. Angela Merici Church and School, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, in Metairie.

The cost is $8 per person and includes meatballs, spaghetti, salad and bread. Desserts and drinks will be sold separately. And you can either dine-in and take-out.

Book group to meet

The Great Books Discussion Group has announced its reading schedule through February.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., in Metairie. The programs are open to the public, are free and registration is not required.

The group will be moderated by Gwen Kelley, branch manager for the Rosedale Library in Old Jefferson.

The dates and books that will be discussed are as follows: Aug. 21, “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane; Sept. 18, “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes; Oct. 16, “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells; Nov. 20, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare; Dec. 18, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde; Jan. 15, “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens.; Feb. 19, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston.

For information, call Chris Smith, at (504) 889-8143 or send an email to wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

Fundraiser to help animals

A fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., in Old Jefferson.

The cost is $10 per person. Musical acts include Laugh in the Dark, Emelie Guidry and Claude Bryant and the All Stars. In addition to music, there will be door prizes, a raffle and silent auction. Rescued pets available for adoption will also be on hand.

All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana’s Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary in Washington Parish. The 47.5 acre site will house animals saved from cruelty and abuse, and animals rescued from shelters in the greater New Orleans area.

Hospital news

For the second year in a row, the Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital has been named a Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans 2014 grant recipient.

The $17,000 grant will be used to help provide 170 free screening mammograms to the uninsured and underinsured in the community.

For information about the foundation, email Lucy King at lmking@ejgh.org or call (504) 503-5596.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. Email her at ejbarkoff@gmail.com or call (504) 430-8053.