New Orleans neighborhood briefs for March 21-27, 2013

Uptown

RHODES AT RAYNE: The Rhodes Singers and the Rhodes Chamber Singers, of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will perform music by DePue, Lotti, Takach, Miskinis and Hogan at 5 p.m. Sunday at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Call (504) 899-3431 for more information.

GUILD EASTER PARTY: The ever popular Children’s Party hosted by The Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild and sponsored by NOLABABY will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Guild Home at 2504 Prytania St.

Children are invited to participate in an egg hunt throughout the home’s gorgeous garden, followed by a short child-friendly performance by Opera a la Carte.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 children. To purchase, contact Gina Klein (504) 529-2278, ext. 227, New Orleans Opera Association, 1010 Common St., Suite 1820, New Orleans, LA 70112 or online at http://childrensparty2013.eventbrite.com/#.

ORIGINAL TUXEDO: Sally Newhart will discuss and sign her book, “The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Newhart is a small business owner in New Orleans and was a close friend of former Tuxedo Jazz Band leader the late Bob French.

Born in 1910, the band has punctuated jazz history and produced some of the most memorable musicians of the past century: Bob French, Albert French, William Ridgley, Octave Crosby, Louis Armstrong and more.

For information on the event, call (504) 895-2266.

Algiers

PASTOR SIGNS MEMOIR: The Friends of the Library of Our Lady of Holy Cross College will sponsor a book presentation and signing by the Rev. Msgr. Allen J. Roy of his book, “Lemme Tell You a Story: Memoirs of Rev. Msgr. Allen J. Roy,” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive.

The book traces Roy’s journey from his childhood in New Roads through his priesthood to the 37 years that he spent as pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on the West Bank.

The book retells stories that he has used in his classes and homilies over the years, and was written at the request of family and friends. Copies of the books will be available. A reception will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Sister Helen Fontenot by Thursday at (504) 398-2100 or email hfontenot@olhcc.edu to reserve a space.

Lakeview

PLAYGROUND EGG HUNT: The Lakeview Civic Improvement Association’s Community Activities Committee, Lakeview Social and Lakeview Presbyterian Church and Weekday School will have an Easter egg hunt on Sunday after church for children 10 and younger at the Lakeview Community Playground, Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. There will be games, light refreshments and a visit from Peter Cottontail. For more information, email csalvant@bellsouth.net.