New Orleans neighborhood news, May 2-9, 2013

Uptown

INTRO TO JUNGIAN ANALYSIS: The New Orleans Jungian Seminar sponsors “What is Jungian Analysis?”, a free public program presented by four local Jungian analysts who will discuss dreams, complexes, shadow, archetypes and other Jungian concepts. The program is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Parker UMC, 1130 Nashville Ave., New Orleans.

ADVOCACY CENTER LUNCHEON: The Advocacy Center will hold its fourth annual Harvesting Hope Luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. Donations are welcome, but not required. The Advocacy Center is Louisiana’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities. RSVP to pfisher@advocacyla.org or call (800) 960-7705.

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Italian soprano Mattea Musso and lutist Stuart LeBlanc will perform works spanning the Renaissance to the baroque including works by John Dowland and Claudio Monteverdi Sunday at 5 p.m.

Hollygrove

AARP DRIVING CLASSES: The American Association for Retired People’s community resource center, 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., offers AARP Driver Safety, the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed for drivers age 50 and older, on the first or second Thursday of the month.

By taking a driver safety course, drivers will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate their vehicle more safely in today’s challenging driving environment.

Drivers will learn how they can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

AARP membership is not required and there are no tests to pass.

Participants may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course.

The classroom course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

Space is limited. Register by calling (504) 485-2164.

Gentilly

EDGEWOOD RUMMAGE SALE: The Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association will hold a community fundraiser rummage and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the original Pierre A. Capdau school, 3820 Franklin Ave.

Clothes, baked goods, bric-a-brac, shoes, non-alcoholic beverages and household items will be offered for sale. All individual proceeds remain with the seller. The Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association will have trees for sale for $20 each and other items that are donated.

The cost to participate is $10. To sign up to sell or donate items, contact David Raymond, dmar1027@yahoo.com, (504) 858-6285, Rose Cager, roscager@yahoo.com, (504) 931-9529 or Alisha Johnson, alisha2709@gmail.com, (504) 564-5845.

Algiers

DOGS AND BABIES: The Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., offers a two-hour workshop to teach parents how to prepare the family dog for the arrival of a new baby, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For many parents their first “kids” were pets. Now that a baby is in the future, it is important that parents help their dog adapt.

Course fee is $20 per person, $35 per couple; registration required. Workshop includes one complimentary “Baby Sounds” CD, too. Call Lori Haeuser at (504) 368-5191, ext. 154 or to to lori@la-spca.org.

Faubourg St. John

RUBBER DUCK DERBY: The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana will hold its 4th annual Rubber Duck Derby at 4 p.m. May 19 on Bayou St. John at the Orleans Avenue bridge during Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo.

Rubber Duck adoptions for the race can be purchased at no-hunger.org at $5 each, a Quack Pack of six for $25 or a flock of 25 for $100. Rubber Ducks can also be purchased at the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival on Bayou St. John from 5 p.m. May 17 until 4 p.m. May 19 while the festival is in progress. Online sales will end Sunday May 10 at 2 p.m.

First-place winner will receive $5,000, 2nd place is $1,000 and 3rd place is a two-night stay at Lowe’s New Orleans Hotel and dinner at Café Adelaide. For more information, visit no-hunger.org or call Second Harvest Food Bank at (504) 729-2820.

French Quarter

ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON: The Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Fleur de Lis Suite is the setting for Margarita Bergen’s monthly Round Table Luncheon at noon Wednesday. The hostess and social columnist will present May’s speakers, Tracee Dundas, founder of Fashion Week New Orleans and Ashley Gunkel, Fashion Week’s 2013 Top Design winner.

Attendees will see a show featuring Gunkel’s designs. Dian Lyons, founder of FestiGals, will share details about its June festival taking place June 20 to 23.

Dianne De Las Casas, children’s book author and storyteller, and her daughter, Kid Chef Eliana will speak about their new cookbook, “Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana.” Entertainment will be by the cast members of the Broadway musical “Gypsy,” which opens May 10 at the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.

The luncheon is $45 with advance reservations or $50 at the door. Executive chef Peter Page will provide lunch with wine pairings. Parking will be validated. For reservations call Noel Scallan at (504) 553-2220 or nscallan@sonesta.com.