ALGIERS KIWANIS: Trudy Rebert and Floyd McField, marketing representatives for Costco Wholesale, will be the guest speakers when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer. Guests are welcome. For information, call (504) 391-0667.

Dennis Woltering, recently retired news anchor at WWL-TV, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 31.

‘THE WIZ’: Dillard University and Little Village Youth Ensemble will present “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, and at 3 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts Theater at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., in New Orleans. The performance is directed and choreographed by India McDougle.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for children and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Dillard University ticket office at (504) 816-4450.

‘THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JUNIOR’: Students in the Southshore Summer Intensive program of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present public performances of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., in Metairie.

The Summer Intensive program is for students entering grades three through seven. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $12 for children. Tickets may be purchased at or (504) 885-2000.

SHARING HOPE: NAMI New Orleans will host a Sharing Hope presentation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 LaSalle St. in New Orleans.

Refreshments will be served. For information, contact education coordinator Renee Corrigan at (504) 896-2345, or email

CITIZENS ACADEMY: Registration is open for the fourth annual Citizens Academy, a series of eight classes on the operation of the criminal justice system.

The first class will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the district attorney’s offices, 619 S. White St., in New Orleans.

The Citizens Academy series includes presentations by the senior staff of the Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s Office, as well as a final session with New Orleans Police Department Chief Ronal Serpas.

A commitment to attend a majority of the classes and a background check are required. For information, contact Anne Kiefer at (504) 571-2937 or

LPO PLAY DAT: Amateur musicians ages 16 and up will have an opportunity to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra during the Play Dat event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Xavier University Convocation Center, 1 Drexel Drive, in New Orleans.

The participation fee of $30 for students and $50 for adults includes a T-shirt, lunch and a full rehearsal and performance with the LPO, led by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Admission to the concert is $10; it is free for students 12 and younger. To register, call (504) 523-6530, ext. 501.

HBCU ART SHOWCASE: The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, HBCU Art Showcase opens from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 on the third floor of the Ogden Museum, Camp St.

The curated show of works from students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana, includes Xavier University of Louisiana; Dillard University; Southern University, New Orleans; Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge); Southern University, Shreveport; and Grambling State University.

For information, contact Ellen Balkin at (504) 539-9608 or email