New Orleans neighborhood news, March 7, 2013

Hollygrove

SPRING PLANT SALE: Vintage Garden Farms, a division of Arc of Greater New Orleans, will hold a spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollygrove Market and Farm, 8301 Olive St.

The farms will have available several types of tomato plants, vegetables, a variety of peppers, culinary herbs, zinnias and other flowers.

Arc of Greater New Orleans serves people with intellectual disabilities from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.

For more information, call (504) 232.6361.

Uptown

LENTEN SERIES AT LOYOLA: Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Center presents its 2013 Lenten Series, “Church in the Desert, Church in the World: Reflections in the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council.”

A Gregorian Chant Laetare Mass in the Latin Rite will be celebrated on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave.,

The Mass is co-sponsored by the College of Music and Fine Arts.

On Wednesday, the Rev. Edward Vacek, S.J., Ph.D., will speak on “Can our conscience be wrong?” in the Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall on campus at 7 p.m.

The Duffy Chair in Roman Catholic Theology at Loyola will lead the audience to reflect on what a conscience is and what role it plays in their daily decisions and spiritual lives.

For more information, contact the Jesuit Center at (504) 865-2304.

JULIA JUMP: The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will hold its annual Julia Jump at 8 p.m. March 15 at Mardi Gras World, The River City Ballroom, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. The event features live music, a silent auction and food by leading New Orleans restaurants. The Jump is a tribute to New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods and the PRC’s progressive strides in restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing them.

Tickets are available for purchase via telephone at (504) 581-7032. Tickets start at $75.

Algiers

GOLF MATCH AIDS FAIR GROUNDS WORKERS: The fifth annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament has been set for Monday at Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with a catered lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament benefit backstretch workers and the Fair Grounds Chaplaincy.

The Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament format is a four-man scramble. Players may sign up as a complete foursome or as an individual to be assigned a team at random.

Entries are $125 per person or register a team for a discounted rate of $425 per foursome. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and a gift bag. The Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament is limited to 30 teams.

Hole sponsorships are available for $150, or $100 with the registration of a foursome.

Find the entry form online at http://www.FGNO.com/golf. For questions contact Sandra Salmen in Horsemen’s Relations at (504) 948-1150 or Sandra.Salmen@FGNO.com.

Warehouse District

CHILDREN’S ART STUDIOS: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will hold children’s visual arts studios starting Saturday.

Each month, three studios focus on a particular technique, allowing children to experiment with a wide range of media and perspectives.

Studios also include a tour of the Ogden Museum to connect children’s own projects to pieces in the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

Studios for first- through third-graders are held from 10 a.m. to noon. Fifth- through eighth-graders attend from 1 to 3 p.m.

Children will study printmaking March 9, 16 and 23; painting, April 13, 20 and 27; and creations in 3-D such as sculpture and collage, May 4, 11 and 18.

Museum members pay $75 per studio, per child, and non-members pay $90 per studio, per child. For more information, contact Ellen Balkin, education coordinator at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9608.

Faubourg Marigny

CRIME MEETING SET: The New Orleans Neighborhood Police Anti-Crime Council will meet at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. The meeting will be held in Room 254 on the second floor.

NONPACC meetings provide citizens with the opportunity to learn about crime and crime-fighting strategies.

The meeting will be led by New Orleans Police Department Eighth District Commander Jeffrey H. Walls.

Gentilly

Movie night at Gentilly park: Friday is movie night at St. James Playspot, at St. Roch and Filmore in Gentilly. The New Orleans Recreation Department, in cooperation with Crescent City Community Church, will show “Hotel Transylvania” on an outdoor screen, starting at dusk, about 6:15 p.m.

The Imagination Playground, a set of huge foam blocks for climbing and building, will be available for play one hour prior. Bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray.

Concessions will open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact http://www.crescentcitychurch.com. or (504)-975-7571.