The 2015 Jefferson Parish Senior Citizen Exposition will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at the Alario Event Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego.

The theme is “Spring is in the Air,” and those attending the event are encouraged to wear spring attire.

The event is free and open to the public.

The aim of the event is to provide health information and community resources that promote the wellness and quality of life of Jefferson Parish senior citizens. It will feature more than 100 exhibitor booths, several of which will offer free health screenings for blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, scoliosis and blood sugar/glucose.

The attractions include a spring-themed hat contest; a cooking demonstration; appearances by Pierre the Pelican and the Pelican dance team from the New Orleans Pelicans, and by Boudreaux from the New Orleans Zephyrs; caricature drawings; and music by disc jockey Rockin’ Ron.

Lunch will be provided, and several senior dance teams will perform.

The event is hosted by the Jefferson Council on Aging.

For more information, call the council at (504) 207-4141.

Kenner church to hold sale

Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot, 1001 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner.

Anyone interested in renting space at the sale may do so for $20; proceeds from the rental fee go to the church. Individuals and groups that rent space at the sale may keep the money they earn.

For information, call Debbie Manos (504) 256-8103.

WWL producer guest speaker

Dominic Massa, an executive producer and special projects director at WWL television, is the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Jefferson Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. March 12 at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie.

Massa’s topic is “New Orleans Radio and Television.” A native of the New Orleans area, Massa is the author of “Images of America: New Orleans Radio” and “New Orleans Television.”

For information, call Fred Wilbert at (504) 837-2034.

Harp concert

Rhett Bramwell, a composer and arranger of music for both the Celtic and pedal harp, is the guest artist for this year’s concert of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For information, call (504) 889-8143 or send email to

Garden club to meet

Colonial Garden Club will hold its annual spring tour at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans City Park.

The tour will be given by Mabel Himel, and box lunches will follow in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden.

Chairwoman for the event is Cindy Schalck.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at or by calling (504) 430-8053.