New Orleans neighborhood news, Aug. 15-21, 2013

Carrollton

FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP: Kids ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Devin Lewis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrell Stadium, on South Claiborne Ave., a block off the 8600 block South Carrollton Ave., for a free football training camp. The camp will feature the fundamentals of football safety and hydration techniques. Register online at www.idevinlewis.com.

French Quarter

FRENCH QUARTER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: The FQBA will host its August lunch forum at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St.

Guest speakers will be Will French, president of the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association; and Corey Miller of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

Advance reservations are required. Cost is $40 for members and $55 for non-members.

For information, contact the French Quarter Business Association at rsvp@fqba.org or call (504) 309-1423.

The next lunch forum will be Oct. 16 at Broussard’s Restaurant. Businesses that would like to host a luncheon can email Annie@fqba.org.

MUSIC AT THE FRENCH MARKET: Local musicians perform a healthy mix of music, from jazz to bluegrass, with a different lineup each week. Grocery Clerks, an acoustic traditional jam group, will perform at noon Saturday; Steve Anderson Group will play old-time country at 1:30 p.m.

BRASS BAND SATURDAYS: A local brass band strolls the French Market District each Saturday, with stops from the Flea Market to Dumaine Plaza in Dutch Alley from 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine. This Saturday it’s the Pocket Aces Brass band.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK PROGRAMS: Free programs this week are 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. today, pianist Tom Hook leads a jazz trio for an informative and intimate concert at the Old U.S. Mint; from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday pianist Wilfred Delphin performs at the Mint with a surprise guest and member of Opera Creole.

Bring comfortable clothing and a yoga mat to the French Market location for Jazz Yoga, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. This free yoga class will feature instructor Susan Landry and meditational jazz piano by Peter Nu. From 11 a.m. to noon in Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park, youngsters are invited to join the Storyville Stompers Brass Band during its “Music for All Ages” program. The Jane Harvey Brown’s Traditional Jazz All-Stars perform from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

Pianist Bill Malchow performs a mix of New Orleans piano styles for the Wednesday Piano Hour, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Old U.S. Mint.

Park rangers Matt Hampsey and Bruce Barnes perform songs from the Lower Mississippi Delta at 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Old U.S. Mint.

Park program locations are the Visitor Center at 916 N. Peters St.; Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.; Perseverance Hall at Louis Armstrong Park on Rampart.

Orleans

MAYOR LANDRIEU TO HOLD SERIES OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a series of community meetings in each council district to discuss 2014 budget priorities. These meetings are designed to gather input as part of the Budgeting for Outcomes process. All community meetings will start at 6 p.m.

Prior to the meeting, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the city will host a Resource Center with representatives from several city departments and agencies. During that time, residents will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with various departments about programs, initiatives and specific concerns.

The following lists community meetings in order of date: District A on Tuesday, Edward Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave.; District E, Aug. 22, Joe W. Brown Recreational Center, 5601 Read Blvd.; District D, Aug. 26, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, 6026 Paris Ave.; and District B, Aug. 28, KIPP Central City Academy, 2514 Third St.