• SELF-TRANSFORMATION AND THE AGELESS WISDOM DISCUSSION GROUP: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Free An approach to the ageless wisdom through science, philosophy, religion and art. The first object of the Theosophical Society is to form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color. Meets in A/V Conference Room - second floor.


  • CHRISTIAN FORMATION: 9:30 a.m. Open House; 10:30 a.m. Service, Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. An open house to introduce the teachers and program for children ages 4-11, in the church’s Sunday School room. All children and adults are invited into Church for the service of Holy Communion. Children are welcome either to stay in Church for the entire service or go back to the Sunday School room for Children’s Chapel, with a brief children’s message and prayers, and then return to church after the sermon.

Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues (NOLA): 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., Kirk Franklin is joining forces with House of Blues as part of its yearlong 20th Anniversary Celebration to produce a Gospel Brunch. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youths.

  • GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, A CEMETERY AND MOURNING EVENT: 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2130 Rectory St. and La. 44, Paulina. Costumed re-enactors will present historical performances in the church and cemetery. Local famous and infamous citizenry will be “resurrected” to tell their stories. Costumed visiting spirits from St. Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery will act as tour guides. John Gray will provide musical accompaniment for the funeral dirge and second line out of the cemetery. Inside the church, local vocalists will provide the entertainment. $10 and up.

Ecclesia Family Church’s eight-Year Anniversary: 4 p.m., Ecclesia Family Church, 2131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. The theme is “The Dawning of a New Day.” Bishop E. Craig Wilson, of New Generation Fellowship, is the speaker for the evening. For more information, contact Pastor Garin or Aloma James (504) 496-7990.


  • SCRIPTURE 101: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road., Ponchatoula. The first four sessions will consist of a survey of the Old Testament and the second four sessions will cover the New Testament. RSVP (225) 294-5039.
  • ROSARY FOR PEACE: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • FAITH MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., Slidell Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Enjoy the live music while picnicking at the park. Feel free to bring food and drinks (no alcohol) or purchase food from one of the food booths. Food offerings are grilled hamburgers grilled hotdogs, jambalaya and many other offerings, including chips and sodas. Festival T-shirts will also be on sale for a nominal price. There will be multiple activities provided free to children attending, including face painting and other arts and crafts.

Sunday, Oct. 18

  • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 10 a.m., Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church, 6122 Hayne Blvd., New Orleans. Guest speaker will be Elder Tommy Blair-Gethsemane of Temple Church.