New Orleans neighborhood news for March 14-20, 2013

Lakeview

Civic Association meets: The Lakeview Civic Association holds its general membership meeting Saturday at St. Dominic Gym, 632 Memphis St.

Social time starts at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

The LCIA offers opportunity for volunteer service, crime watch data and a variety of great residential and business information.

For more information, visit http://www.lakeviewcivic.org.

Golden luncheon is Friday: The monthly Lakeview Golden Community luncheon is Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6690 Fleur de Lis, the Unitarian Church, corner of 38th Street.

St. Paul’s Women’s group will prepare spinach lasagna and Peoples Health will provide a birthday cake and presents for members who have March birthdays. The luncheon is at 6690 Fleur de Lis (Community Church Unitarian Church, corner of 38th Street).

A group of comedy sketch artists called the Top of the Hill Players will perform a skit called “Full of Blarney.”

Suggested donation is $5. Call (504) 484-0885 for more information.

The Lakeview Shepherd Center is a nonprofit dedicated to enabling older adults to remain vital, independent, promote positive aging and celebrate senior wisdom and talent. Open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the center provides classes in art, exercise, crafts, etc. for $15 a month to members. Visit http://www.lakeviewshepherdcenternola.org.

Central City and Treme

Discussions focus on Claiborne Avenue: Livable Claiborne Communities will hold two meetings to discuss plans and ideas for improving neighborhoods around Claiborne Avenue. The public is invited.

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday the meeting will be held at Joseph A. Craig Elementary School, 1423 St. Philip St. There will be workshops and an open house.

Another meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

The Claiborne corridor is the subject of a study that has measured population patterns, housing development, transportation options and economic opportunity financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Visit http://www.livableclaiborne.com.

Grantwriting for beginners: An engaging workshop that gives participants the tools you need to start writing grants. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Register online at http://www.thefundingseed.com. $35. To inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Faubourg Marigny

Learn about the latest technology in solar panels, landscaping, security systems and how to lower monthly mortgage payments at the Build Now Spring Spruce Up Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.

Join Build Now for all the latest in home updates covering both new and older homes.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. Presentations by Uptown Solar, EcoUrban Landscaping, ADT and Iberia Bank.

Visit http://www.buildnownola.com or call (504) 324-3964.