WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER: The West Jefferson Medical Center Auxiliary has established a fund to assist the family of Spencer Chauvin, a district chief with St. John Fire Services, who was killed Aug. 28 in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 in LaPlace. Chauvin's widow, Jennifer Guidry Chauvin, works at West Jefferson Medical Center. Donations may be mailed to the West Jefferson Medical Center Auxiliary, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, 70072.
ALGIERS UNITY BREAKFAST: Representatives of schools, churches and other local organizations will meet to strengthen relationships during an Algiers Unity Breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the gymnasium at Alice M. Harte Charter School, 5300 Berkley Drive, New Orleans. The breakfast is sponsored by state Sen. Troy Carter, InspireNOLA Charter Schools and the Algiers Charter School Association.
ALGIERS KIWANIS: Jake Korn, a retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Coast Guard, will discuss his experiences hiking El Camino de Santiago in Spain when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: Effective Oct. 1, the Crescent City Farmers Market will move its Saturday market to the parking lot of the May Gallery, 750 Carondelet St., New Orleans. The Domain Companies, a partner in the lot and adjacent buildings, has donated the space to both the May Gallery and the market. The Saturday market will continue to operate at 700 Magazine St., from 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 24. The new space is larger than the current Saturday location and will allow vendors to off-load directly from their cars. Vendors will use tents and umbrellas to provide shade where needed. For information, call (504) 495-1459.
STEM SATURDAY: Registration is open through Sept. 8 for a STEM Saturday program, dealing with chemistry, that will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. To register, visit stemnola.com.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB OF JEFFERSON PARISH: U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, who is a candidate for U.S. Senate, was the featured speaker at a recent lunch meeting of the Republican Women's Club of Jefferson Parish at Metairie Country Club. The club will hold its "Red, White and Roux" fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 9 at Andrea's Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. There will be a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, a raffle and opportunities to meet local, state and federal officials. The cost is $65. For information on the event, contact Debbie Albert at (504) 914-5950 or email@example.com. For information on the club, contact Beverly Murphy at (504) 368-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP SMART DRIVER: An AARP Smart Driver class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The cost of the class for those 50 and older is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Those completing the class will receive a certificate that may qualify them for a discount from their automobile insurance company good for up to three years. For information, call Carl Drichta at (504) 302-1712.
DOWNRIVER FESTIVAL: "Oysters & The Future of our Coast" will be the theme of the Downriver Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Old U.S. Mint and French Market in New Orleans. This celebration of the Mississippi River will feature live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations and panels, walking tours and informational displays. Performers will include Bruce Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and the Honey Island Swamp Band, beginning at 5 p.m. Dave Thomas will lead free walking tours to Crescent Park, discussing the history of river commerce and the river's impact on New Orleans, beginning at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the first-floor gift shop at the Old U.S. Mint Jazz Park Visitor Center, 400 Esplanade Ave. For updates, check facebook.com/downriverfestival.
JEFFERSON COUNCIL ON AGING: The Senior Moments fundraiser benefiting the Jefferson Council on Aging will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. The co-chairs of the event are Marie Clesi and Michelle Yenni. Tickets to the gala are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Patron tickets, including admission to the patron party beginning at 7 p.m., are $150 per person. For information or to purchase tickets, call the Jefferson Council on Aging at (504) 207-4691, email email@example.com or visit jcoa.net.
SUICIDE PREVENTION: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is organizing an Out of the Darkness community walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Audubon Park Shelter 10. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For information or to register, visit outofthedarkness.org or call (888) 333-2377.
NORDC: The Teen Council of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will meet from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Teen Council members design and implement citywide programming for other teenagers. Participation is free for Orleans Parish residents ages 12-17. To apply, visit nordc.org or call (504) 658-3052.
'NUTCRACKER' AUDITIONS: The Delta Festival Ballet will hold open auditions for "The Nutcracker" Sept. 10 and 11 at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance, 6925 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Young people will audition in groups, with dancers ages 14 and up from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10; girls ages 7-10 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11; boys ages 7-13 from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11; and girls ages 11-13 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. There is a $15 audition fee, and dancers should arrive 30 minutes before audition time to register and warm up. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans. For information, contact administrative director Carrie J. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 888-0931.
BARATARIA PRESERVE ECOLOGY: Julie Whitbeck, staff ecologist at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Park, will discuss ecological issues at the park when the Orleans Sierra Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Dominion Auditorium at Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. "Learning from the Landscape: Guiding 21st Century Stewardship at the Barataria Preserve" will look at projects that are underway to address ecological issues at the park, and how those local issues reflect those on a regional scale. The meeting is free. For information, call (504) 307-0187.
FRENCH FOR ADULTS: Fall classes in French language for adults will begin Sept. 12 at Le Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Classes are available for beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediate and advanced students. The early bird registration deadline is Sept. 2. For information, visit af-neworleans.org.
ALGIERS LIONS CLUB: J.V. Gale Jr., author of "Love on the River Batture," will be the guest speaker when the Algiers Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 2700 General DeGaulle Drive, Algiers. The book chronicles Gale's experiences as a river captain. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (504) 427-2478.
C.G. JUNG SOCIETY: Kathy Burton Avsar will discuss "Making Sense of the Nonsensical: Schizophrenia and Psychosis" when the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans. The presentation is free for members, $10 for students and $15 for others.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID: Carol Langston, director of college guidance at Metairie Park Country Day School, will discuss financial aid possibilities for college students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Langston will discuss the College Scholarship Service Profile, generally referred to as the CSS Profile, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program, generally referred to as FAFSA, and Louisiana's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, generally referred to as TOPS. For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or email@example.com.
MASTER NATURALISTS: Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans has certified 17 of its members as Louisiana Certified Master Naturalists. Certification is granted by LMNGNO in recognition of successful completion of the master naturalist training program, 20 hours of volunteer work and eight hours of continuing education. The graduates are Brittany Arceneaux, Samantha "Sam" Carter, Cheryl Clarkson, Betty Founds, Erin Genrich, Megan Grusenmeyer, Tanee Janusz, Tim Jones, Barry Kirsch, Lindsay Kirsch, Kaye London, Rachael Mathews, Ricky Oubre, Kimrey Preston, Jan Roché, Emily Snyder and Robert Turnbull. The Donald Muir Bradburn Louisiana Master Naturalist Award went to Kaye London in recognition of her enthusiasm, attitude, dedication to learning, collegiality with classmates and expansion of knowledge. For information about the training program, email Joelle Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON THE BEAUTIFUL: The planting of 124 live oaks along the median of the Westbank Expressway in Marrero and Westwego, sponsored by Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful, is nearly complete, with the fourth and final phase set for this winter. The Friends group and Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni recently presented certificates of appreciation to Union Pacific Railroad in recognition of its contribution to the project. Lucy Thomas is president of the Friends group, and Joe Baucum is manager of the planting project. Drew Tessier, Louisiana public relations officer for Union Pacific, represented the railroad at the certificate presentation.
PLAQUEMINES SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office was part of a team that provided about 1,500 meals to flood victims and first responders in Ascension Parish on Aug. 16. The Crescent River Pilots Association from Belle Chasse and state Rep. Chris Leopold also participated in the effort. The lead coordinators were Leopold, of Belle Chasse; state Rep. Clay Schexnayder of Ascension Parish; and Joey Cargol of the Crescent River Pilots Association. The meals were distributed in a drive-through line and by high-water vehicle. Twin Tire Auto Care made its cooking trailer available for the project.
GUILLERMO DE BANGO AWARD: The Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation, organizer of Que Pasa Fest 2016, has chosen the Rev. Pedro F. Nuñez as recipient of its Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts Award for this year. The award recognizes his guidance, service and advocacy in the community. Born in Havana, Cuba, Nuñez immigrated to the United States in 1962 and was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1977. He now hosts a weekly television program, "Conozca Primero su Fe Católica" (Get to Know Your Catholic Faith First), which is broadcast live to more than 85 million households in 110 countries and 16 territories by the Catholic television network EWTN.
ALGIERS KIWANIS: Whitney Armentor, coordinator of development and special events for Raintree Children and Family Services, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club of Algiers meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Aurora Tennis and Swim Club, 5244 Gen. Meyer Ave. Guests are welcome at the Kiwanis meeting. For information, call (504) 391-0667.
NEW ORLEANS OPERA GUILD: The Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association will hold its "September Seduction" fundraiser, inspired by "Don Giovanni," from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Walnut Room at New Orleans Lakefront Airport. There will be live music from the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra and The Yat Pack, a silent auction and surprise performances. General admission is $200. Patron tickets, which include admission to a patron party beginning at 6 p.m., are $250. For tickets, visit neworleansopera.org.
LAKEVIEW SHEPHERD CENTER: A Golden Luncheon for seniors will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Lakeview Shepherd Center at the Community Unitarian Church, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. The monthly luncheon features a full lunch, entertainment and raffle prizes. Admission is $5. For information, call (504) 484-0885.
BEACH SWEEP: Volunteer registration is open for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Beach Sweep, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, throughout the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. The annual cleanup in the basin is part of the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy. Individuals and groups that would like to participate should contact LPBF education coordinator Joann Haydel at email@example.com. Sponsorships and partnerships are available. After the sweep, a picnic will be held at LPBF’s New Canal Lighthouse.
POLITICAL HISTORY: Journalist and historian Robert Mann will discuss the 2016 political season at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This event is free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration. Mann's appearance occurs as part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the New Orleans Secular Humanism Association. For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCARCERATED YOUTH: Family and Friends Of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children will mark its 15th anniversary with a march in the style of a jazz funeral at noon Saturday, Sept. 17, followed by a rally and community resource fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at A.L. Davis Playground, 2600 LaSalle St., New Orleans. The group's annual meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Maison St. Charles Hotel, 1319 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
NORDC TENNIS: The tennis program of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will hold a back-to-school block party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Atkinson Stern Tennis Center, 4025 S. Saratoga St., New Orleans. The free event will include court station drills, match play, and free food and drinks. For information, visit nordc.org or call (504) 658-3052.
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION: A Hispanic heritage celebration will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Annunciation Recreation Center, 800 Race St., New Orleans. The free event will feature soccer matches and dance demonstrations. For information, visit nordc.org or call (504) 658-3052.
FAMILY BIKE RIDE: A family bike ride organized by the Teen Council of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. For information, visit nordc.org or call (504) 658-3052.
'NUTCRACKER' AUDITIONS: The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will hold auditions for "The Nutcracker" on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Anne Burr Studio, 1128 Dublin St., New Orleans. Auditions for boys and girls ages 5 through 11 will be held at 1 p.m.; auditions for male and female dancers ages 12 and up will be held at 3 p.m. Female dancers should bring pointe shoes if applicable. All ages and dance levels are welcome to audition. Participants should arrive 30 minutes before audition time to complete audition forms. There is no audition fee. Performances will be held Dec. 16-18 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. For information, call (504) 296-8017 or visit jpas.org.
ESTATE PLANNING: Carole Cukell Neff, an estate planning and administrative specialist, will give a presentation on estate planning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. The event, presented by Jewish Family Services, is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, contact Jennifer Schneider at (504) 831-8475, ext. 138, or email@example.com.
IRISH EMIGRATION HISTORY: Patrick McCarty, curator at the Irish American Cultural Museum, will discuss Irish history, including the events that led to massive immigration from Ireland to New Orleans during the 1840s and 1850s at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This event is free and open to the public. There is no registration. McCarty also will show patrons a two-part documentary, about 30 minutes in all, about the Irish in New Orleans.
WESTBANK HOMESCHOOL ORG.: Westbank Homeschool Org. Inc.will have a back-to-school meeting on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the meeting room at the Westwego Library, 635 4th St., Westwego. Topics for discussion will include Louisiana laws on home schooling, registering your home schooler with Louisiana, and the Home School Legal Defense Association. Sylvia Effler, director and president of WHO, will go over the different state registration options. For information, visit www.who2000inc.org.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: The American Business Women’s Association will hold a leadership conference from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at NOLA Motorsports Park. The conference will feature a four-hour workshop led by Melissa Willis of Referral Institute on using behavioral styles to get maximum results in business and personal relationships. The cost is $49 for members and $65 for others. For information and to register, visit abwaneworleans.org.
HAMP FEST: R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne will perform when St. Augustine High School holds its Hamp Fest fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24, at the school, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. There also will be a special performance by the world-famous Marching 100, created by Edwin Harrell Hampton, after whom Hamp Fest is named. General admission tickets are $40 at StAugNola.org.
WOODLANDS CONSERVANCY: A "Save Our Sponge" Forest Fest to benefit the Woodlands Conservancy will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse. The festival will feature music, food and beverages, local artists and craftspeople as well as opportunities to hike through the forest and to discover the forest through a variety of activities. All donations will fund Woodlands Conservancy's programs to save the sponge (the forested wetlands) that absorbs water during storms impacting the Greater New Orleans area. The suggested donation is $5 for people 12 and older. Presenters will include Emma DeLeon, Woodlands Conservancy, bird banding; Chris Doffitt, Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries, native wildlife; Kelly Wagner, National Wildlife Federation, native backyard habitat certification; and Matt & Dreda Smith, principles of outdoor ethics. Glenn Ousset of the Orleans Audubon Society will lead a birding hike at 10 a.m., and James Beck will lead an interpretive hike at 11 a.m.
CHAPELLE REUNION: The Archbishop Chapelle High School Class of 1971 will hold a reunion from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. For information, call Michele Lehmann at (504) 889-0033.
WALTER L. COHEN CLASS OF 1972: Members of the Walter L. Cohen Class of 1972 are making plans for 45-year reunion events in 2017 and working to contact as many class members as possible. For information, email Ernette Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirley Marshall-Foster at email@example.com.
ALGIERS LIONS CLUB: The Algiers Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Lions charities from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2700 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Algiers. A meal of spaghetti and meatballs, salad and a roll is $8, eat-in or take-out. Drinks and homemade sweets will be available. For information, call (504) 427-2478.
LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS: A reverse raffle to raise money for programs at Longue Vue House & Gardens will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. In a reverse raffle, all tickets are drawn, and the grand prize goes to the owner of the last ticket drawn. In this Grand Golden Gamble, three winners will claim a total of $4,000 in gold coins. The co-chairs of the event are Emily Strong Dike and Casey Dietz Zainey. Tickets are $50 and are available by calling (504) 293-4721 or at longuevue.com.
RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE: The New Orleans Architecture Foundation is sponsoring a tour of seven homes in the Uptown and University areas of New Orleans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Participants will learn about the history and architectural significance of the homes. The featured homes are those of Ann Stafford, 6036 Garfield St.; Pierre and Allison Stouse, 1433 Exposition Blvd.; Vincent Saia and Glynn Stephens, 1565 Exposition Blvd.; Randy Aucoin and Jon Gray, 6034 St. Charles Ave.; Lee Ledbetter and Doug Meffert, 6161 Marquette Place; Liz and Poco Sloss, 1804 State St.; and Robert and Sarah Vance, 1821 State St. Tickets are $25 in advance at Eventbrite.com. On the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased for $30 at Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans.
'TOUTE PREMIÈRE FOIS': Le Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans is presenting screenings of "Toute Première Fois" by Noémie Saglio and Maxime Govare at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Cafe Istanbul, 2732 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, and again at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at AFNO, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The events are free for members and $5 for others. For information, call (504) 568-0770.
AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER: The Amistad Research Center will mark its 50th anniversary with an evening of music and literary readings, "Here I Found a Goldmine," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Lawless Memorial Chapel at Dillard University, where the research center was originally housed; the center's 800 collections documenting African American lives and culture are now at Tulane University. The anniversary event will feature "Here I Found a Goldmine," a choreopoem written and directed by Tommye Myrick and featuring Deacon John. Tickets are $100. For information or to become a sponsor, visit amistadresearchcenter.org or call (504) 862-3222.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: Carol Langston, director of college guidance at Metairie Park Country Day School, will discuss the importance of college essays, resumes and interviews at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This session is free and open to the public. There is no registration. Langston will discuss the elements that make an essay a valuable tool in the admissions process. She will also discuss how to create an appropriate resume for a college student and why the college interview is an important part of the application process. For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROPELLER CLUB: Frank Morton Sr., founder and director of Turn Services, will be honored as 2016 Maritime Person of the Year at a dinner presented by the Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Blaine Kern Ballroom of the New Orleans Downtown Marriott, 859 Convention Center Blvd. Turn Services is a full-service barge fleet that operates in eight locations on the lower Mississippi River, employing more than 400 people. Morton holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a graduate of the executive MBA program at the University of New Orleans. Admission is $125. To register, visit propellerclubnola.org.
UNCF WALK FOR EDUCATION: Registration is open for the UNCF Walk for education, which will be Oct. 8 at Audubon Park Riverview. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support the educational mission of UNCF and its two historical member schools in New Orleans, Dillard and Xavier Universities. For information, call UNCF at (504) 581-3794.
PARKWAY PARTNERS: Parkway Partners will honor Bob Thomas with its Green Spirit Award during the organization’s Feast With Leah jazz brunch Oct. 9 at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. The event will be the 2016 incarnation of the Parkway Partners Feast with the Stars fundraising gala. Tickets to Feast with Leah are available at parkwaypartnersnola.org or by calling (504) 620-2224.
RIVERDALE REUNION: The Class of 1966 of Riverdale High School in Harvey will hold a 50-yer reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner. To get on the reunion list, email Bettye Banker Bourgeois at email@example.com, providing your full name as well as home and email addresses. Full information will be sent to graduates’ home addresses.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: Carol Langston, director of college guidance at Metairie Park Country Day School, will discuss college scholarships at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This session is free and open to the public. There is no registration. During the presentation, Langston will discuss merit-based, need-based, student-specific, career-specific, college-specific and athletic scholarships and what is needed to successfully apply for them. For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAT SUPPLY COLLECTION: The Humane Society of Louisiana is collecting cat food and litter for distribution to people who care for outdoor cats, feed and sterilize them. The collection sites are Zen Pet Retail and Grooming, 4500 Magazine St., Suite 5; and French Quarter Pet Shoppe, 513 Dumaine St., both in New Orleans. To volunteer, donate or get involved, contact the Humane Society at (888) 648-6263 or by email at email@example.com.
PEOPLE PROGRAM: Registration is open for the fall session of the People Program, which offers more than 120 creative and leisure learning programs for retired people at two locations: 2240 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-7678; and Holy Spirit Church, 6201 Stratford Place, (504) 394-05433. Registration hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; registration also can be mailed to the Lakeshore address. The fee of $150 covers all classes; the fall session runs from Aug. 22 through Dec. 9. For a list of class offerings, visit peopleprogram.org.