New Orleans neighborhood news for March 28-April 3, 2013

Uptown

LUNCHTIME WORSHIP: The 19th annual resurrection celebration, at noon Thursday and Friday at Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, 4400 St. Charles Ave. Speakers are Pastor Fran Love and Pastor Debra Morton. Free lunch on Thursday; seafood feast Friday is $15. Worship services are open to everyone, men, women and children, and are presented by the Women of Watson. For more information, call (504) 899-4400 or (504) 899-4480.

JUNG AT HEART: C.G. Jung Society dramatization: “Reclaiming the Sacred Masculine from the Shadow of Patriarchy.” Come engage with Thomas Fewer, David O’Donaghue and William Thiele as they transform into Dionysus, god of pleasure, Hades, god of the underworld, and Hermes, trickster god of magic. Tuesday, 7:30 pm. $10 (free for members). Parker UMC, 1130 Nashville Ave.

Lakeview

ZONING PANEL MEETS: The Zoning Review Committee meets at noon Friday at the Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, 848 Harrison Ave. The meetings, held the first Friday of every month, are open to the public and discuss a variety of issues regarding the development of Lakeview. Residents’ participation is encouraged.

SUNRISE SERVICE: Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries will hold its 25th annual Easter sunrise service in Metairie Cemetery at 7 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. James Richard Randels of Lakeview Baptist Church will deliver the Easter message. The world-famous New Orleans gospel group, The Zion Harmonizers, will perform.

Refreshments will be served after the service, which will take place next to the lagoon near the fountain gate of the cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the service will move inside the funeral home chapel.

For more information, call (504) 486-6331 or visit http://www.LakeLawnMetairie.com.

Mid-City

Bird watching in City Park: Mark Meunier leads a bird-watching expedition Saturday at 8 a.m. in Couturie Forest. Appropriate walking attire and binoculars are needed. Meet at the Couturie Forest Nature Trail and Arboretum trailhead on Harrison Avenue in City Park. Meunier holds a B.A. in biology from UNO and has been a dedicated New Orleans Botanical Garden staff member for 13 years. He is a certified master naturalist of Greater New Orleans. $10. Call (504) 483-9473.