New Orleans Neighborhood news for Jan. 3, 2013

Uptown

PET ADOPTION: Neighborhood Pet Adoption, sponsored by the LA/SPCA, will be held at Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LA/SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on hand. A variety of shapes, colors and sizes of four-legged friends eager to find a new home will be available for adoption. Call (504) 368-5191 or visit http://www.la-spca.org for more information.

JUNG SOCIETY LECTURE: The C.G. Jung Society sponsors a lecture on “Sex, Jung and Videotape: Examining the shadows of the movie A Dangerous Method” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Parker Memorial Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans.

Prior viewing of the film is recommended. Presenters are Elizabeth Shaw and Laura Tuley.

For more information on the Jung Societ, visit http://www.jungneworleans.com or email info@jungneworleans.org.

Lakeview

IRISH FUNDRAISER: The Rose of Tralee party, Jan. 13, at 1100 City Park Ave., features festive drinks, appetizers and entertainment by pianist Amassa Miller and harpist Luke Berger.

The fundraiser will help a local young lady of Irish descent, to be chosen next year, to compete in the International Rose of Tralee Festival in Ireland.

The fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $30; parking is free. For reservations and information call (504) 482-0008 or (504) 482-0032.

Warehouse District

ACTING CLASSES: The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., is offering an eight-week acting class starting Jan. 12. Both experienced and beginning actors are welcome. The class is lead by artistic director of The Elm Theatre, Garrett Prejean, who has studied and taught for over 10 years at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Students must be 18 or older. Classes are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays ending March 9. Fee is $275. For more information call (504) 218-0055 or visit http://www.elmtheatre.org

Bywater, Lower 9th Ward

F REE SHOTS FOR DOGS: Residents of the 70117 Z ip code can bring their dogs to Firehouse No. 27, 2118 Elysian Fields Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, for free microchips, shots, rabies tags and collars. Proof of residency in 70117 required for free services. Residents of Orleans Parish from other zip codes may receive services for a $20 fee.

Custom ID tags will be available for purchase, and information will be available on free spay/neuter services. Sponsored by the LA/SPCA. Call (504) 368-5191 or visit http://www.la-spca.org/70117 for more information.

Algiers

OMV OFFICE CLOSES: The Louisiana Department of Public Safety closed the Algiers office of the Office of Motor Vehicles in the Crescent City Connection complex on Dec. 28.

The services that were being provided by the Algiers office will be met by existing offices in Harvey and Westwego.

Further expansion and improvements in the Gretna and New Orleans area are under way with the February opening of a new OMV express office on Williams Boulevard in Kenner, and a proposed new office to be located in the New Orleans East area later in 2013.Local offices are located in Westwego at 419 Avenue A, in Harvey at 2150 Westbank Expressway, in Reserve at 4034 W. Airline Highway, in Gramercy at 827 North Pine Street, Suite B and in Metairie at 6701 Airline Highway.

Broadmoor

commissioners sought: The Broadmoor Improvement Association is looking for new members for its Board of Commissioners.

The board requires a steady monthly commitment and requires active members who can engage residents and work with the various other Broadmoor entities, such as the Rosa Keller Library & Community Center, Wilson School, Broadmoor Development Corporation and the Education Corridor.

There will be an informational meeting Monday at the Keller Library. To receive a packet, call the BIA at (504) 309-2571.

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