Rivertown  announces  new season

Eva Jacob Barkoff
Eva Jacob Barkoff

Next month, the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will hold a special event to announce its 2013-14 season.

The event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 4 at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner.

The program includes food, an open bar and a silent auction that theater officials say will be quite unique.

There also will be a special preview performance from one of next season’s shows, “The Class of ’70 Something.”

Tickets are $40 per person and the attire is dressy. Reservations are required in advance.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (504) 461-9475 or go to the website at http://www.rivertown

Eyes aren’t deceiving you

In the midst of your holiday shopping, did you notice Jefferson Parish employees along Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie erecting reviewing stands for Mardi Gras?

“The stands started going up on Dec. 6 and they should be finished by the second week of January,” said Rhonda Collins, of the parish’s public information office.

If you think it is too early to start thinking about parades, think again. The Krewe of Little Rascals parades at noon Jan. 20 in Metairie.

The Krewe of Adonis parades at noon Jan. 26 along Terry Parkway. And then the next day, the Krewe of Thor takes to the streets of Metairie at 2 p.m. Jan. 27.

News from Chapelle

The Junior Beta Club of Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie recently installed its new officers.

They are Alexandra Workman, president; Hailee Pellegrin, vice president; Sara Whitecotton, secretary; Sarah Servat, treasurer; and Amber Linss and Victoria Schnauder, historians.

Also, two of Chapelle’s choir students —Ashley Monaghan and Jessica Messina — recently were selected for the Louisiana Music Educators’ Association Senior High All-State Honor Chorus.

And last but not certainly not least, Kendall Klein, a senior at Chapelle, was named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s All Academic Composite Team for both swimming and cross country.

The team comprises students who have a 4.0 grade-point average or higher. Klein’s gpa is 4.0.

Holiday display to end

The nightly holiday light display at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, will come to an end on New Year’s Day.

Hours of the display are Thursday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from dusk until 9:45 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from dusk to 11:45 p.m.

Admission is $3 per vehicle but will be free of charge on Monday and Tuesday.

News from our parish

All Jefferson Parish departments and offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Year’s.

Also, there will be no garbage pickup Tuesday for residents of unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte. Garbage will be collected on the next scheduled collection day.

Happy 2013!

Here’s wishing all of you a happy and, most of all, a healthy New Year!

To contact “Around Jefferson” writer Eva Jacob Barkoff, send an email to ej