St. Charles streetcar to be topic of talk

The Louisiana Landmarks Society will present a lecture by Ted Le Clercq titled “From Here to Eternity: National Historic Landmark Status for the St. Charles Line.” The free lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Round Table Club, 6330 St. Charles Ave.

There are 53 National Historic Landmarks in Louisiana. After nearly 10 years of effort, the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is poised to become the 54th. The line is a New Orleans icon recognizable around the world, and Le Clercq will discuss the campaign to protect the line for eternity, or thereabouts.

Le Clercq, a lawyer with Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, is the past president of the St. Charles Avenue Association and current president of the Preservation Resource Center. After Hurricane Katrina, he led the 10-year effort to plant 350 new live oaks on St. Charles and South Carrollton avenues, from Lee Circle to Interstate 10. It was the first such effort in nearly 100 years.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Delgado job fair for those 50 and older

AARP Louisiana and Delgado Community College will hold a job fair Wednesday for people 50 and older who are looking for employment opportunities at the college. Delgado is currently hiring part-time child care assistants, adjunct faculty and administrators. Also, preinterviews will be conducted for full- and part-time positions in all areas that will become available as a result of college and program expansion in 2014.

The job fair is part of AARP’s Life Reimagined for Work initiative, a talent exchange dedicated to helping companies find experienced workers and to helping experienced professionals connect to more satisfying careers.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lac Pontchartrain Room on the second floor of the Student Life Center at Delgado’s City Park Campus, 615 City Park Ave.

For more information, contact Linedda McIver, of AARP, at (504) 485-2161.

St. John to host Summer Youth Job Fair

The St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Committee, the Parish Council, the School Board and local businesses will sponsor a Summer Youth Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. John Community Center, 2900 U.S. 51, LaPlace.

The job fair is an opportunity for high school and college students ages 16 to 24 seeking summer jobs to interview with local businesses. All participants must be enrolled in school and must present proof of residency in St. John Parish.

Local businesses are invited to set up booths or tables for completion of job applications and on-site interviews. A list of available positions is requested.

“The St. John EDC recognizes that our young people are our most valuable resource. We hope this event will inspire young people to take an active role in our community by accessing meaningful job opportunities,” EDC Chairman Rodney Nicholas said.

For more information or to register your business, contact Nicholas at (985) 359-9954 or (504) 818-8499.

Welcome Table program to be explained

New Orleans City Hall will hold two programs this week to explain the new Welcome Table New Orleans initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community building.

The initiative aims to break down racial barriers by bringing citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city. It will sponsor meetings designed to foster trust, unity, teamwork and cohesiveness among community members by providing a safe, respectful, structured space to engage in meaningful and honest discussions about race relations.

The program is being offered in partnership with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, based at the University of Mississippi, and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

The introductory sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 La Salle St., and at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Roch Community Church, 1738 St. Roch Ave.