TOY DRIVE: The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is accepting donations for the NORDC Christmas Toys for Tots Drive now through Friday. Donate new, unwrapped toys at any of these NORDC rec centers: Atkinson Stern, 4025 S. Saratoga St.; Behrman, 2529 General Meyer Ave.; Cut-Off, 6600 Belgrade St.; Gernon Brown, 1001 Harrison Ave.; Joe W. Brown, 5601 Read Blvd.; Lyons, 624 Louisiana Ave.; St. Bernard, 1500 Lafreniere St.; and Treme, 900 N. Villere St.
NATURE WALK: NORDC will hold a nature walk at Bayou Savage at noon Dec. 16. Meet at the park or get complimentary transportation from Joe W. Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd., leaving at 11:40 a.m. Free.
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: All NORDC rec centers, pools and tennis centers will be closed on Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day). Rec centers and pools will be open on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Tennis Centers are normally closed on Fridays for maintenance.
PROGRAMS: Program opportunities are offered throughout the NORDC centers. For more information on any of these programs, contact NORDC at nola.gov/nordc or (504) 658-3052.
NORDC basketball registration is open through Dec. 26 for boys and girls teams, ages 7 to 14. Free.
NORDC aquatics registration is open through Jan. 3 for the winter session from Jan. 4-Feb. 14 at Joe W. Brown Pool, 5601 Read Blvd. There are swim lessons for all ages, aqua fitness classes and a junior lifeguard program. Free.
NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance has openings in many after-school dance classes at several locations.
NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance offers free senior dance fitness and adult movement classes at NORDC recreation centers. Register anytime.
NORDC Fit NOLA Parks offers free weekly fitness classes at Taylor Park, 2600 S. Roman St.; Norwood Thompson Park, 7200 Forshey St.; and St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. Classes include hula hooping, Zumba, yoga, boot camp and kickboxing.
NORDC piano registration for the winter/spring session (Jan. 12-May 15) will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates at these recreation centers: Jan. 5, Lyons, 624 Louisiana Ave.; Jan. 6, Treme, 900 N. Villere St.; Jan. 7, Behrman, 2529 General Meyer Ave.; Jan. 8, Gernon Brown, 1001 Harrison Ave.; and Jan. 8, Joe W. Brown, 5601 Read Blvd. Free.
NORDC Kids Café provides free after-school meals at several recreation centers and playgrounds in partnership with Share Our Strength. Sites are Comiskey Playground, 600 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy.; Cut-Off Rec Center, 6600 Belgrade St.; Treme Rec Center, 900 N. Villere St.; Conrad Playground, 3600 Hamilton St.; Joe W. Brown Rec, 5601 Read Blvd.; Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.; Stallings Gentilly Playground, 2700 Lapeyrouse St.; and Taylor Playground, 2600 S. Roman St.