Special Olympics fundraiser in Kenner

Special Olympics Louisiana will hold a bowling fundraiser May 18 in Kenner. The event is a partnership among the Special Olympics, the NFL Players Association and the Kenner and Harahan police departments.

The 12th annual SOL Bowl fundraiser will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan. There will be food, drinks, raffle items, awards for those who bowl a strike and a silent auction.

Past and present NFL, NBA and MLB players as well as local news and sports media personalities will be on hand to bowl for a good cause. Businesses and the general public are invited to register their teams of four members.

For information, contact Maria Sanchez at msanchez@ laso.org or (800) 345-6644.

New facility for seniors to open in Lacombe

The Council on Aging St. Tammany will open a new center for seniors in Lacombe next week.

The facility, which will open May 13 at 29180 U.S. 190, is a partnership between the organization and the Village Church-Lutheran.

“The Village Church-Lutheran is proud to announce that we have partnered with COAST to provide a warm and inviting location for the seniors of Lacombe and the surrounding area,” Pastor Paul Ernewein said.

The center will be open for seniors to visit and register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and May 12. On May 13, transportation services will begin for seniors to participate in the facility’s offerings.

For information, call (985) 892-0377.

Sierra Club hosting talk by Tulane professor

The New Orleans Sierra Club group will present a free talk by Tulane University ecology professor Thomas Sherry at its May 18 meeting.

Sherry’s lecture is titled “Tropical Forest Loss and Fragmentation Threaten Tropical Birds: A Case Study from Central America.”

Sherry has researched how man-made tropical forest loss, fragmentation, the depletion of predators like jaguars, and climate change are harming bird populations in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

The Sierra Club meets in the Dominion Auditorium at Audubon Zoo. Refreshments will start at 6:30 p.m. and Sherry will speak at 7 p.m.

For information, visit the Sierra Club Delta Chapter page on Facebook.

Coast Guard to hold talk on technology

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present a talk Wednesday at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place about navigational aid technology and the future of America’s waterways.

It’s one of several similar events that will be held across the country.

The talks are intended to create open communication between federal agencies and other marine stakeholders about the most efficient way to use new technology.

For information, contact the Coast Guard at (202) 372-4644, (202) 372-4633 or (202) 372-4632.