Help the children of La Ceiba, Honduras, by joining designer Carolina Gallop for her GLAM ’70s fashion extravaganza from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 with a donation of a toy or clothing for the children. Advance tickets are available at

Gallop will ship toys, clothing and sneakers to Honduras before Christmas, and a sister living there will distribute them. More items will arrive in May when Gallop visits La Ceiba.

“I’ve always collected adult clothing and feminine products in the past,” Gallop said. “You’d be surprised how much we take for granted here. But when I go (to La Ceiba), there are so many children who come up to me looking for candy and stuff. … I want to bring them clothing and shoes, underwear and socks.”

La Ceiba “is innocent — untouched by the outside world,” she said. “I love it.”

The event will feature fashions by Gallop and emerging New Orleans designers including John Delgadillo, of Cutting from Cutting Edge Diva; Keno Watson, of Keno Kouture; De’Andre Beverly; Jonathan Woods, of Calamity; and *BEAU*APOC*.

Entertainment will include singer-songwriter Ben Hunter, Kynt Bryan’s Flash Mob, illusionist Princess Stephaney and Raven, and DJ Pablo Zaldivar. Nikki Reyes and Ranord Darensburg will emcee, and there will be hors d’oeuvres and drink specials.

Donated items are accepted for local children and those in La Ceiba year round at All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center, 5500 St. Claude Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

Gallop is inviting teens interested in design to the event, and she teaches sewing. For information, contact Gallop at

Holiday caroling

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association will present holiday caroling with the Pfister Sisters and Santa from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Washington Square’s entrance at Frenchmen and Royal streets.

There will be a special tribute to longtime Marigny resident Russ Carll, who recently passed away. Carll was a treasured volunteer and brought holiday shows to New Orleans-area nursing homes. He served on the boards of French Market Corp. and Odyssey House.

“Russ was a great neighbor and, most importantly, a great friend to all that knew him,” said Lisa Suarez, FMIA president. For information, visit

Second Line to Health

Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting a Second Line to Health community fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Daughters of Charity Health Center, 5630 Read Blvd. in eastern New Orleans.

The event will offer immediate services and opportunities to enroll in programs offered by the Daughters of Charity, Catholic Charities, Green Light New Orleans, Walnut Grove Apartments and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Second Harvest’s Community Wellness team will be on-site to assist with SNAP food stamp applications, prescription discount cards and other services. The health fair will offer nutrition classes, health screenings, fitness information and mental health referrals. Assistance also will be provided with JOB 1, Medicaid, WIC and legal issues.

Participants should bring a state-issued ID. For information, visit or call (504) 734-1322.

Blood drive

Give the gift of life and join the St. Pius X Men’s Club blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the school gym, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd. in Lake Vista.

Donors may opt for family replacement coverage or a donation to the Heart Club. They will receive a T-shirt and the chance to win a Mandina’s Restaurant gift certificate. For information, call blood drive chairman Robert Drouant at (504) 615-4895.

Historic church reopens

A Christmas concert will help mark the reopening of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel at 4 p.m. Sunday, 1307 Louisiana Ave. Local musicians, including sopranos Phyllis Treigle and Melissa Brocato, tenors Kevin Rouchell and Bart Folse, and organist Brian Morgan will perform along with the Good Shepherd choir.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted. For information call (504) 227-3793.

Seabrook neighbors meet

The Seabrook Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Willing Worker’s Baptist Church, 5714 Eads St. Members are asked to bring a neighbor as a guest.

L.B. McMillan is president of the association, and the Rev. Henry Lawrence serves as church pastor.

Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at