Calendar: Sept. 4-28

COMEDY NIGHT, to benefit Hotel Hope, Sept. 13, social from 6:15-6:45 p.m.; dinner from Andrea’s 6:45-8 p.m.; comedy show, 8-9:30 p.m. with Joby Saad, (Bananas and Thou Shalt Laugh), Shawn Reynolds, (winner of “Funniest Comic East of the Mississippi”) and Patrick Andonie. Hotel Hope is a nonprofit homeless shelter for women and children, founded in 2018 to guide families through self-sufficiency and self-empowerment with intensive case management in a safe and loving atmosphere. More than 63 mothers and 125 children have been served so far. Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. Dress:  business casual; cash bar.Eventbrite link:

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, upcoming events, “A Spirituality of Dreams,” three-session workshop, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m.-noon, with Bonnie Chase, exploring dreams as personal prayer experiences with the Lord, using Judeo-Christian methodology, dream work techniques to help notice and respond to God through dreams. Cost:  $40. Registration deadline: Sept. 3; “Mind/Body/Spirit Connection: A Holistic Approach to Prayer” with executive director Sister Dorothy Trosclair and Kathy Anzelmo teaching calming techniques such as deep breathing, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation to find deeper prayer through imaginative contemplation. Sept. 16, 23, 30, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $40. 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. 861-3254, email archspirctr@arch-no.org

KEEPING YOUR KIDNEYS  HEALTHY, free urine and blood test for kidney function, glucose and protein; blood pressure and BMI test; health education, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Coordinated by the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana to help individuals discover high blood pressure or diabetes. Appointments required; call 861-4500.

Eric Genuis IN CONCERT, violinist, cellist, pianist, composer tours New Orleans sites in late September bringing a message of hope, especially to the incarcerated. Sept. 26: he plays for St. Catherine of Siena students during day; and at 6:30 p.m., he hosts a concert at church. Free-will donation to benefit the parish’s prison ministry. 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie.

SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, dinner for married couples, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.  Seafood, dessert, drinks, music. Our Lady of Lourdes’ Community Center, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. Ticket deadline: Sept. 23. Deborah Keller, 259-8929. Suggested donation: $25 a couple.

DANCING WITH THE STARS, annual fundraiser for The Good Shepherd School. “Through the Decades,” Sept. 28, 6 p.m. cocktails, dinner; 8 p.m. dancing competition begins with these dancers: Gus Anderson, Barbara Ballard, Annie Brittain, Christian Collins, Jennifer Collins, Father Stephen Dardis, Marc Gilberti, Oscar Gwin III, Michael Haydel, Vivienne Hotard, Bill Hudson, Rupa Jolly, Jeannine Malbrough, Casey Ferrand McGee, Patrick Schoen, Pamela Keenan Schott, Mimi Spiehler and Tyronne Walker. Choreographers are Diane Barnett, Annie Cuccia, Amie Gervais, Ashley Gervais, Gina Iserman, Stephani Kammer, Eleni Korominas, Fran Moran, Kate Rohm, Taylor Turkmen, Amal Vitrano and Janell Wattigny. Marriott Canal Street. Tickets: Online voting open.

OUR LADY OF GRACE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 18th annual Community Mass and Picnic, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., 780 Hwy. 44, Reserve. Call Josephite Father Christopher C. Amadi, (985) 536-2613.

FRIENDS OF POOR WALK/RUN, 12th annual St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser, Sept. 28, with walk beginning at 9:15 a.m. City Park Reunion Shelter/Festival Grounds, Wisner Boulevard at Friedrichs Avenue, New Orleans. Event raises awareness of poverty, while raising funds for local St. Vincent de Paul conferences and councils that provide direct, emergency aid to local working poor and needy. Online pre-registration: Online registration allows T-shirt size choice, has donation link. Onsite registration/check in begins 8:15 a.m. After party with music, food, drinks, games, face painting. Shuttle from parking lot across from Café du Monde to reunion shelter with available pickups at 8, 8:20 and 8:40 a.m. and 11, 11:20 and 11:40 a.m. Details: 831-8809,;;;

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club, general meeting, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., in Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, “Shadow My Saddles” day, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. Dominican alumnae invited to bring prospective students, in grades 3-8, to campus for a memorable evening of sharing their Dominican legacy. Dinner provided. Registration required:

COLLEGE NIGHT, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Drive, Metairie. Open to all high school students and their parents. Admissions representatives available from UNO, Tulane University, LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Loyola University New Orleans, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Xavier University of Louisiana, Delgado Community College, University of Holy Cross, University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Notre Dame University in South Bend, Spring Hill in Mobile and NOVA Southeastern in Florida. Details, call 889-8143.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, College of Business luncheon, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. reception; noon-1 p.m. lunch, The Sheraton, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Keynote speaker: A.J. Kazimi, founder and CEO of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. A College of Business update will be given by Mike Capella. Being honored with the 2019 Alden “Doc” Laborde award for Ethical Entrepreneurship is Jack A. Andonie, M.D., class of ’58. Tickets: $50 individual; $1,000 table of eight. Call 861-5454,

BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY, Plants for Birds Sale, Sept. 22 from 1-5 p.m., White Oak Estate and Gardens, 17660 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. Bird experts will share information about what plantings attract birds you desire in your yard. Free admission; four lectures, information from Audubon Louisiana and others; free refreshments provided by event host Chef John Folse. Pre-register at, call (225) 768-0820.

ST. ANN SCHOOL, 2019-20 executive board: Courtney Fox, co-president; Shelly Nunes, parliamentarian; Laura Demalas, secretary; Kristen Nugent, treasurer; Tammy Vaccaro, co-president.

CABRINI, Parents’ Association 2019-20 executive board: Lisa Moree, president; Kimberly Mones, vice president and publicity; Cyndi Duke, recording secretary; Michelle Conaway, CCSCC representative; Alicia Knobloch, CCSCC representative.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, during Rummel Day on campus, 1971 alumnus John “Jay” Lauricella posthumously was awarded the school’s “Alumnus of the Year” award. His sister Sandy Lauricella Anzelmo accepted his award. Lauricella was lauded for his admiration, support and involvement in Archbishop Rummel High School over the years since his graduation. Longtime faculty member Joey Boh was recognized as this year’s Legacy Award winner for his 36 years as a classroom teacher, athletic coach and avid school supporter.

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