Crescent City around the neighborhood for April 6, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office—From left are Sgt. Stephen Hefler of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, with Titus; Sheriff Mike Tregre; Paul Aucoin, executive director of the Port of South Louisiana; Lt. Monty Adams, with Roy; and Mitch Smith, director of operations for the Port of South Louisiana.

  • K9 CONTRIBUTION: The Port of South Louisiana recently contributed toward the acquisition of two dogs for the K9 unit of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office. Titus, an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois trained to find suspects and bombs, is partnered with Sgt. Stephen Hefler. Roy, a 6-year-old German shepherd trained to work in narcotics, is partnered with Lt. Monty Adams.
  • WREATH CEREMONY: The Jefferson Parish Historical Commission and the Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana will hold their annual Thomas Jefferson Wreath Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the orchestrator of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The ceremony will mark the 273rd anniversary of Jefferson’s birth in front of the Thomas Jefferson statue at the General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St., Gretna.
  • ALLIANCE FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT: Jefferson Parish Inspector General David McClintock will be the guest speaker when the Jefferson Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie, Harahan. For information, call chapter President Jamie Balser at (504) 812-1332.
  • FRENCH COOKING: Brigitte Gomane, a former director of Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans, will lead a class in cooking croquettes de veau, a characteristic feature of spring cuisine in France, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the demonstration kitchen at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1830 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Orleans. The cost is $85, with a discount for members of Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans. For information or to register, visit
  • WETLANDS WILDFLOWER WALK: Visitors will learn what’s blooming in the Louisiana wetlands during a free spring wildflower walk from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Space is limited, so call for a reservation. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext 10, or visit
  • POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES: Poet and teacher Delia Tomino Nakayama will lead a free poetry workshop series, “Writing In and About Nature,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, April 9 and 16 and May 14, 21 and 28. The workshops will take place in various natural settings around New Orleans. The workshops are for poets at all levels, ages 15 and up. To register, email
  • THIN MINT SPRINT: Girl Scouts Louisiana East will hold its Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1 Mile Daisy Dash from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tammany Trace Trailhead, 21490 Koop Road, Mandeville. Post-race festivities will be at the Caboose Kids Connection Playground there. Kari Volz is coordinator for this noncompetitive fun run, which is open to all ages. Race-day registration is $35. To register, visit For information, contact Volz at or (800) 644-7571, ext. 1224.
  • HERB SOCIETY PLANT SALE: The New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America will hold its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2202 Gen. Pershing St., New Orleans. Visitors should enter at the gate on Loyola Avenue off Napoleon Avenue. Herbs, butterfly plants, annuals and perennials will be offered for sale, including unusual varieties not readily available in the local nurseries. Members of the local Herb Society unit will be on hand to help gardeners select plants for culinary and ornamental uses. The sale will benefit the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Longue Vue Gardens and the educational programs of the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit. For information, contact Anne Barnes at (504) 899-3391 or Audrey Driscoll at
  • “DELTA JUSTICE, THE ISLENOS TRAPPER WAR”: “Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War,” a 2015 film directed by David Dubos, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. The screening is free; DVD copies of the movie will be available for purchase. At 6 p.m., Carroll Devine will be on hand to sign copies of her book “Sleeping Between the Rails: A Woman’s Odyssey.”