ST. BERNARD PROJECT: The Jewish community of Greater New Orleans is organizing a service day on Sunday, Aug. 9, in partnership with St. Bernard Project, to commemorate 10 years of rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina.TikkuNOLAm day will consist of working on several houses throughout Orleans Parish from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with meals and water provided. “Tikkun olam” is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world.” To sign up to work or to contribute financially, visit jewishnola.com/tikkunolam.
WETLANDS RECOVERY: The recovery of the forested wetlands of the Woodlands Trail bird sanctuary since Hurricane Katrina will be highlighted during a guided hike from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the trail, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. Katie Brasted, executive director of the Woodlands Conservancy, and Sean Anderson, an associate professor of environmental science and resource management at California State University Channel Islands, will lead the program. Woodlands Trail is one of the region’s last stands of bottomland hardwood forests. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit woodlands conservancy.org.
CITYWIDE DAY OF SERVICE: Registration is open for the Katrina 10 Citywide Day of Service being sponsored by the city of New Orleans in partnership with more than 100 nonprofit, neighborhood, faith-based and education organizations. The project is expected to engage 10,000 volunteers through the week in seven regions of the city: Central City, 7th Ward/Treme, Lake Area/Gentilly, Florida/Desire, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans East and Algiers. Volunteers can sign up for a wide range of projects including renovating, building, cleaning, painting, planting, canvassing and training. All registered volunteers will receive a limited-edition T-shirt and special seating at the Power of Community public K10 commemoration event at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
For information and to sign up, visit katrina10.org/serve. All registered volunteers must check in at their regional hubs between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29. Projects will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Wrap-up parties with lunch, entertainment and guest speakers will occur at the regional hubs at 1 p.m.
‘KATRINA: A RESURRECTION JOURNEY’: The Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, has created an exhibit of photographs documenting the toll of Hurricane Katrina, the church’s response to the disaster and uplifting signs of the region’s ongoing recovery. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 4 at the Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans. Exhibit admission is $5.
The museum is open for self-guided tours during the summer on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3:15 p.m.
For more information, call (504) 596-3035.