ETERNAL FLAME: The Town of Jean Lafitte will host the lighting of the Eternal Flame at 7 p.m. Wednesday to honor fallen military veterans of the Lafitte area. The ceremony will take place at Jean Lafitte Town Hall, 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd.

Mayor Timothy Kerner and the Lafitte Town Council invite the public to join them in honoring these veterans and others for their service and sacrifice: GM3c Joseph L. Roberts, Coast Guard, WWI; PFC Lawrence A. Creppel, U.S. Army, WWII; PFC Sidney F. Dardar, U.S. Army, WWII; and Sgt. Warren A. Murphy, Army National Guard.

For information, contact Yvette Crain at or Nicole Cooper at

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETS: The regular meeting of the Marine Corps League, Paul E Boyd is 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware Ave., Kenner. The meal is $3, and a business meeting is held at 7:30 p.m.

The only requirements for membership is a DD 214 and honorable discharge to prove service in the USMC. Dues are $30 per year. For information, email Fred Wilbert at

ALGIERS KIWANIS: Dr. Hector Cabrera, of the Algiers Urgent Care Center, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. State Sen. David Heitmeier and state Rep. Jeff Arnold will report on the recent legislative session when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. July 9. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: Auditions will be held July 10-12 for the 2015-16 season of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. These performances will be the first in the new Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. Shows will include “My Fair Lady” Sept. 24-Oct. 4, “Rigoletto” Oct. 23 and 25, “Sister Act” Dec. 4-13 and “Mary Poppins” March 11-20. For information, visit or call (504) 885-2000.

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE: The Kenner Police Department will conduct a free self-defense course for women ages 13 and up from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 20, 22 and 23.

Participants may take the course as many times as desired to learn the latest self-defense and safety techniques. In order to sign up, participants must agree to be present for all three days of class.

For information or to fill out an application, visit Questions also may be directed to Officer James Virgil, of the community relations division, at (504) 712-2395 or

ADULT LITERACY VOLUNTEERS: The Golden Opportunity adult literacy program is looking for volunteers to conduct one-on-one literacy classes and group sessions for adults 16 and older who are challenged in reading and writing.

Golden Opportunity’s services include GED preparation for language arts, writing and reading; general adult education, including phonics; reading comprehension and English as a second language. For information on volunteering, call (504) 373-4496 or send email to