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XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, one-day National Tobacco Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the “Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report” focusing on how prevention can lead to a tobacco-free generation, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Conversations with former U.S. Surgeons General, tobacco control history makers, youth activists, advocacy groups, public health officials, community leaders. Co-hosted by Xavier and Louisiana Cancer Research Center. Free; registration required. Xavier University Convocation Center, 7900 Stroelitz St., New Orleans. (404) 559-6191.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies’ Council general meeting, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria.
ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Parents Club meeting, Feb. 12 in gym following parent-teacher conferences. Topics: Project Prom, Celebrity Waiters (March 22, Airport Hilton) events. Parents donating a bottle of wine will be eligible to win two seats to Celebrity Waiters.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Alumni Association, hosts Valentine’s Day “Blessing for Couples,” Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m., Mass, Ignatius Chapel; 6:15 p.m. reception follows for alumnae, in Bobet Hall with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Register: alumni.loyno.edu/love14. After, a free Montage concert “Valentines” at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall with Patti Adams, flute; Yui Asano, piano.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, baking days in preparation for the high school’s annual St. Joseph’s Day Altar on campus. Feb. 15, 10 a.m.; Feb. 21, 4 p.m.; Feb. 22, 9 a.m. Chapelle Cafeteria. 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.
ST. ANN, Men’s Club meeting, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. St. Ann Girl Scout parade, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. starting at school.
TALK ON ALZHEIMER’S, “Alzheimer’s and Dementia: dealing with medical and family concerns,” Feb. 15, 10-11:30 a.m., St. Ann’s cafeteria, Loveland Street, Metairie. From a nursing, speech, nutritional, medical ethics perspective. Patriotic benefit concert, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., in church. Featuring tenor Eric McCrary and accompanist Paul Wattigny. Free will offering to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Service U.S. chaplains. 455-7071.
CONFIRMING YOUNG DISCIPLES, Center for Ministry Development lecture, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Dominic Parish, Siena meeting room, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Youth ministers, parish catechetical leaders, confirmation coordinators. Co-sponsored by the CYO Office and the Office of Religious Education. www.cmdnet.org.
SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. speakers: Jason and Elise Angelette. Music: Peace of Cake; Tickets: $25 a couple. Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. (985) 626-6977.
JESUIT TAMPA SCHOLA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, performs during the 10:30 a.m. Mass Feb. 16, St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Celebrant: Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty. The touring group will present Gregorian chant as well as polyphony, promoting Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI’s “vision of the liturgy.” 899-1378.
CARDINAL DONALD WUERL, Archbishop of Washington, speaks about the New Evangelization and 2013 Synod of Bishops in which he was the first American cardinal to serve as General Realtor, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m., Notre Dame Seminary Schulte Hall. Open to public.
ST. BENILDE, 2013-14 executive board of the Grandparents’ Club: Father Robert Cooper; Barbara Miller, recording secretary; Paula Roux, past president; Ken Hassinger, president; Jackie Ott, vice president; Diane Impastato, treasurer; Sandra Rowan, corresponding secretary; J. Matt Downey, principal.
DR. LOREN BLANCHARD, Xavier University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, named to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). He will serve as one of five trustees representing Louisiana. SACS-COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions that serve as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in 11 states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.
MARK SPANSEL, named to board of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, an umbrella agency of health and human services that provides hope, help and care for the most vulnerable in the archdiocese. He is a trial lawyer at Adams and Reese, practicing in environmental and toxic tort litigation, energy and maritime litigation and commercial litigation. Member of: New Orleans Association of the Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute; proctor member of Maritime Law Association of the United States; St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association. Serves on the executive committee of Greater New Orleans Inc.; served on the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce’s board, executive committee and was its general counsel; Jefferson Business Council; co-chaired the Christian Brothers School’s Capital Campaign and was the chairman of the 2010 Archbishop’s Community Appeal for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.