Be sure to check official websites, Facebook pages or phone numbers to ensure scheduled events are still taking place.
TAX RATE OF THE PARISHES OF ORLÉANS: The 2023 tax assessment rolls for landowners in the Parish of Orleans are open for public inspection until August 15. To schedule a visit online or in person nolaassessor.com or call (504) 754-8811. To submit a formal appeal, visit the E-FILE page at nolaassessor.com from July 25 until 4 p.m. on August 18.
The locations of open rolls for the office of the Orleans Parish Assessor are:
- City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, Fourth Floor
- Courthouse of Algiers, 225 rue Morgan, first floor
- Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive, second floor.
ALUMNI NORTH PICNIC: T-Ray the fiddler and DJ Jubilee will be among the performers at the New Orleans Recreation Department’s Free Alumni Picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. There will be food trucks and bouncing houses.
METAIRIE KENNEL CLUB: The Lagniappe Classic American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show Series will be held August 4-7 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The Metairie Kennel Club is holding the shows on August 4 and 6, and the Louisiana Kennel Club is holding the shows on August 5 and 7. Donations of dog and cat food for local shelters will be accepted.
CASINO BUS TRIPS: The St. Charles Department of Parks and Recreation runs three summer bus trips to casinos in Mississippi, departing from the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center. After pre-registration, the cost is $10 cash on the day of the trips, which depart at 8 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. The timetable is as follows:
- July 20: Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis
- August 18: Beau Rivage in Biloxi
- September 21: Silver Slipper in Bay St. Louis.
For more information, visit www.scpparksandrec.com or call (985) 783-5090.
CONCERTS & CULTURE
SPYGLASS CONCERT: John Rankin will perform as part of the Spanish Court Outdoor Concert Series at Longue Vue House and Gardens from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Boxed picnics will be available. Cost is $10, with member discounts. For tickets, visit longuevue.com/twilight-at-longue-vue. Longue Vue is at 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM: Tickets are on sale for a fall concert series to be presented by the Friends of the Cabildo in the third floor performance space of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave. Tickets for the full series are $240. The schedule includes:
- Mark Braud with the New Orleans Jazz Giants, 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15. $30
- CJ Chenier and the Louisiana Red Hots, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, $65
- Kyle Roussel Tribute to Professor Longhair, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 17, $30
- Marcia Ball, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, $65
- Sonny Landreth, 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, $65
- Les Iguanes, 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, $30.
Discounts are available for members. For tickets, visit friendsofthecabildo.org/foc-events-calendar.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Arséne DeLay will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, as part of the Jazz & Heritage Summer Concert Series. Admission is $10. To reserve a place, go to EventBrite.com. The series will continue with Lynn Drury on July 23.
CONCERTS AT THE CITY PARK: Tim Laughlin will perform from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Two Sisters Pavilion, 1 Victory Ave. at New Orleans City Park. Tickets are $15 at neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden. The concert series will continue with:
- July 28, Lena Prima
- August 4, Ladies of Soul
- August 11, John Boutté
PUNT, PASS AND KICK: The St. John Parish Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a free punt, pass and kick event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Joe Keller Stadium on the reserve. The event is open to boys and girls ages 6-13 from St. John’s Parish. Boys and girls will compete separately in five age categories. To register, visit www.stjohnsheriff.org.
THEATER CAMP FOR CHILDREN: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” will be performed by attendees of a summer camp for children entering grades one through eight July 25-30 at St. John Lutheran Church, 3937 Canal St., New Orleans. The camp organizers are NOLAarts.com and the Missoula Children’s Theater. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch included, for $200. Some scholarships are available. For more information, call Ty Henderson of New Orleans Community Arts at (504) 517-5735.
ARCHITECTURE SUMMER CAMP: The ArKIDtecture program for children ages 8-13 will take place July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Garden, 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans. The camp will explore New Orleans architecture past and present through games, art, construction and more. The camp costs $250 per child. To register, visit bkhouse.org. For more information, email [email protected] or call (504) 523-7257.
ELECTRIC GIRLS: Electric Girls is planning a summer camp session focusing on food science July 25-August 5 at Loyola University. For more information, email [email protected]
‘DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL’: Author Isaac Fitzgerald will discuss his memoir “Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional” at 6 p.m. July 23 at BJ’s Lounge, 4301 Burgundy St., New Orleans. The event is presented by Blue Cypress Books in New Orleans.
‘TONY MANDINA’S KITCHEN’: Restaurant owner Gretna Koletta Mandina-Ditta and Poppy Tooker will discuss their new cookbook, “Tony Mandina’s Kitchen,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Free entry.
‘NANA’S ITALIAN CREOLE TABLE’: Elizabeth Williams, founder of the National Food and Beverage Foundation and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, will discuss her new cookbook, “Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans,” at 6 p.m. July 28 at The Chicory House, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans Tickets are $50, or $70 for couples, at EventBrite.com. For information, visit www.gardenstrictbookshop.com.
‘JIM CROW NEW ORLEANS’: Author Brian Altobello will discuss his new book, “Whiskey, Women and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans,” and sign copies at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
‘HERO OF TWO WORLDS’: Mike Duncan will mark the paperback release of his book “Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution” with an appearance at 6 p.m. on September 19 at the Garden District Book Shop at The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., La New Orleans. Admission is $5 at EventBrite.com.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WORLD WAR II: A campaign to commemorate the routes taken by Allied forces to reclaim the Pacific and Europe will be supported by a WWII Challenge hosted by the National WWII Museum and the Crescent City Classic. Registration is $50 and is open until August 1 at www.ccc10k.com. The challenge includes options of three virtual challenges for running, walking, jogging and cycling:
- The “Operation Liberty Road” courses (100 and 712 mile options) are inspired by the road traveled by the Allied forces to liberate France in the summer of 1944
- “Operation Pacific Theater” courses (72 and 717 mile options) commemorate the vast accomplishment of victory in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
- The new “Operation Race to Messina” (250 mile option) symbolizes General George S. Patton’s landings on the east coast of Sicily and the Allied advance to overrun the key port city of Messina.
FORMER STUDENTS OF LYCÉE CHALMETTE: A golf tournament to benefit the Chalmette High School Alumni Association and its work for CHS students will begin with a shotgun blast at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell. The cost is $100 per player or $400 for a foursome. To register, contact David Fernandez at [email protected] or (504) 818-8935.
JEFFERSON’S TIP ON AGING: Julio and Cesar will perform at the Senior Moments Gala benefiting the Jefferson Council on Aging Inc. from 7-10 p.m. August 20 at the Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. General admission is $75 and guest tickets are $150 at www.jcoa.net.
GRANTS AND DONATIONS
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK: Southeastern Grocers Inc. recently announced a $140,000 donation to seven Feeding America network food banks in the Southeast, including $20,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. Southeastern Grocers is the parent company of local Winn-Dixie stores.
GROW ST. BERNARD: The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation will present a six-part professional development series, Grow St. Bernard, beginning at 8:30 a.m. every other Tuesday from August 9 through October 18 at the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, 100 Port Blvd., Chalmette. Cost $100; individual sessions are $25. To register, visit business.stbernardchamber.org/events.
SMART DRIVER: People 50 and older who complete the four-hour AARP Smart Driver class will receive a certificate that may qualify them for a car insurance discount. The next class will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, August 12 at the Ochsner/Elmwood Fitness Center at Elmwood Mall, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for others. To register, call (504) 828-3962 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The next courses will take place on October 14 and December 16.
SOCIETY OF MILITARY WRITERS OF AMERICA: Veterans developing their writing skills can benefit from a free workshop hosted by the Military Writers Society of America from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, August 25. The workshop will be held at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2400 Canal St., New Orleans, in room IQ115 of the PanAm Building. Topics will include storytelling, character development, conflict, dialogue, memoir, short stories, and editing. To register, email [email protected]
ELKS KREWE OF THE JEFFERSONIANS: Those interested in riding a truck float on Mardi Gras may benefit from attending a meeting of the Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians. The next meetings will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on July 30, August 27 and September 24. Mardi Gras 2023 will be held February 21 at New Orleans Elks Lodge No. 30, 2215 Cleary Ave., Metairie.