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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium seeking Bug Ambassador Volunteers

DATE
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
through Tue, Mar 1, 2016
DETAILS

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is seeking to fill open volunteer positions within our Bug Ambassador program. This is ongoing.

Bug Ambassadors serve as the link between the animals that we house at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the thousands of guests that visit our facility each year. Bug Ambassadors interpret live animal exhibits, engage visitors in learning, and assist staff with live animal presentations.

Bug Ambassadors must be 16 years of age or older, complete the training course, and commit to one weekly shift for one year. A contribution of $30.00 helps cover costs of training materials and uniforms.

For more information visit our website at www.auduboninstitute.org/volunteers or by calling 504-587-2116.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance

Adopt A Homeless Disabled Vet

DATE
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
through Tue, Jan 31, 2017
DETAILS

Everyday. Mon-Sun 7pm- 10pm

Veterans housing Outreach provides safe drug free shared housing to veterans, homeless, seniors, disabled and PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disease).
The housing is located in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes. Veterans Housing is seeking sponsors for an Adopt A Disabled Homeless Veteran Program which includes a veteran's living expenses of $1000 per month (rent, deposit, lights, gas water, furnishing, bedding, personal items, washer and dryer, medical items and transportation and food, paper plates, cups, napkins etc.)

LOCATION

St. Charles Parish
116 Byrd Lane 600 Garden Road Marrero 70072
Hahnville , LA 70057

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Orleans Kinderchor

DATE
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
through Mon, Dec 18, 2017
DETAILS

Every Monday from 7-8PM

The New Orleans Kinderchor, the New Orleans German-American Children's Chorus, is a music program celebrating German culture in the vibrant city of New Orleans, with a home at the Deutsches Haus. We meet every Monday evening from 7-8PM and offer a chance to learn traditional seasonal and holiday German children's songs, including translation, meaning, history, pronunciation and singing along with friends. Each season offers a new selection of music, with seasonal blocks from November-January, February-April, May-July and August-October, including seasonal performances. Membership is open and there is no fee to join and no need to have previous experience in singing or German - just bring your curiosity and spirit and contribute your unique voice to our chorus :)

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Deutsches Haus
1023 Ridgewood St
Metairie, LA 70001

EVENT WEBSITE

A worthy New Year’s resolution: Advocate for an abused or neglected child

DATE
Thu, Jan 1, 2015
through Sat, Dec 31, 2016
DETAILS

This is an ongoing and flexible opportunity.

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement. This year, why not resolve to do something even more lasting: improve the life of a child who’s been abused or neglected?

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Jefferson is a non-profit organization seeking volunteers. As a CASA, volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care.

Currently in Jefferson Parish, there are 37 children waiting for an Advocate to step up and be their voice in court; these children are counting on you. CASA Jefferson is offering an in-person Advocate training for individuals who want to make a difference in a child's life.

Trainees will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays January 5 through February 2 from 6:30-9pm and Saturday January 31 from 9am-4:30pm. To register or for more information contact CASA Jefferson at 504-533-8757 or eschneider@casajefferson.org.

LOCATION

CASA Jefferson
671-A Whitney Ave
Gretna, LA 70056

EVENT WEBSITE

The Country Club Introduces WEEKDAY Brunch & Late Night Grilled Cheese Awesomeness

DATE
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
through Mon, Apr 18, 2016
DETAILS

Everyday beginning this past Monday April 20, 2015

The Country Club, "gem of the Bywater," now shines even brighter. Chef Maryjane Rosas has provided New Orleanians with weekday Brunch! We can now all have BRUNCH for lunch. You no longer have to wait for the weekend to get your brunch on.
Finally! Now we’ll be serving brunch in addition to our usual lunch menu Monday through Friday 10am-4pm!
Check out the attached menu. We can't wait for everyone to come on in for a bloody mary or mimosa and a scrumptious meal!
And, what does everyone want to eat late at night? Grilled Cheese. Our new “LATE NIGHT CHEESE” menu is a thing of Country Club kitchen pride and joy. It's fully loaded with cheese every way you can eat it. Our late night menu continues to be served after restaurant dining hours: Sun.-Thurs beginning at 9pm, & Fri. & Sat. beginning at 10pm.
As usual we've also just released our latest spring/summer dinner & weekend brunch menus, which you can find on our website.

LOCATION

The Country Club
634 Louisa St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Brunch for Lunch Served Every Mon-Fri 10am-4pm in addition to regular lunch menu.
Late Night (Grilled Cheese Awesomeness) Menu

lowernine.org's #50States Campaign

DATE
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
through Sat, Sep 5, 2015
DETAILS

Ongoing, everyday until September 5th

Support the recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward by joining lowernine.org's ‪#‎50States‬ Campaign today! We have had so much support from people all over the nation and the world that this year we want to see just how far the spirit of the Lower Ninth Ward reaches! Our goal is to raise $1,000 in ALL #50States - with your help we can make that possible! #50States ‪#‎Rebuild‬ ‪#‎Restore‬ ‪#‎Revive‬ ‪#‎iamlowernine‬

LOCATION

lowernine.org
6018 El Dorado St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

House: Group Exhibition at The Foundation Gallery with Blights Out

DATE
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
through Fri, Oct 30, 2015
DETAILS

Gallery open 10 - 6pm daily closed Tuesdays

The Foundation Gallery is excited to present House: Group Exhibition with Andrew Lamar Hopkins, Ben Hamburger, Marta Maleck, Loren Schwerd, Daniel J. Victor, and Shawn Waco.

Opening Reception: September 4th from 6 - 10pm
Exhibition up through October 30th, 2015

25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to Blights Out, collaborative and creative model for development that shares the tools for New Orleans residents to build the destinies of their own neighborhoods.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

¡Música! for Spanish Language Learners

DATE
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
through Wed, Dec 9, 2015
DETAILS

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30
(Fall Break Oct. 7 and Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25)

During this 12-week course participants will gain experience with basic conversational Spanish through vocal and instrumental music and movement games guided by a bilingual instructor. All levels are welcome! This course will cover basic vocabulary and common phrases.

For additional information about the course and facilitator, please visit musicollaborative.org.

Note: If you prefer to register offline, call 504-942-7606. Sibling discounts apply. Information on NOLA Timebank exchange or limited tuition assistance is available via info@musicollaborative.org or by calling the number above.

LOCATION

Funky Nola (Rear Classroom)
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Roots & Wings Lab Band

DATE
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
through Wed, Dec 9, 2015
DETAILS

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30

In this non-audition performance class musicians ages 7-12 will enjoy weekly vocal and instrumental ensemble music making in a joyous, non-competitive atmosphere culminating in a performance for friends and family. The weekly rehearsals will build technical facility and augment musicianship while emphasizing creativity, improvisation and collaboration. In addition to voice, percussion, and music theory study, a keyboard, guitar and electric bass are available upon request to musicians with at least one year of prior experience. Students of woodwind, brass, or string instruments are invited to bring them to the rehearsals as well. Participants may be invited to participate in public performances at area festivals in the spring.

Information on prorated tuition based on anticipated absences, NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are available upon request (musiclabnola@gmail.com).

LOCATION

Funky Nola
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Music FUNdamentals

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
through Sat, Dec 12, 2015
DETAILS

Saturdays, 2:00-3:15pm
(Fall Break Oct. 10 and Thanksgiving Break Nov. 28)

The course is designed for 6- and 7-year olds to enjoy weekly opportunities to sing, move, play and create together in a small, mixed-age group setting. (*5-year-olds who have completed at least 2 semesters of Music Foundations Playgroup or one semester of Music FUNdamentals may also register.)

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and mallet percussion, movement and basic music literacy. In addition to group music making facilitated by a certified music educator, time is allowed for instrumental exploration and music theory game play. Diverse repertoire will be selected from world music as well as the Crescent City soundtrack.

Information on prorated tuition based on anticipated absences, NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are available upon request (musiclabnola@gmail.com)

LOCATION

Funky Nola
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Registration Open: Fall Loyola Writing Institute Classes

DATE
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
through Mon, Nov 16, 2015
DETAILS

Registration Open Now! Nine, nine-week creating writing courses starting the week of September 14 through November 15.

The Loyola Writing Institute has offered creative writing workshops to the New Orleans community since 1993. Now offering a diverse set of lengths and topics, these non-credit evening workshops are open to aspiring writers of all ages and skill levels. Classes meet uptown on the Loyola University campus, in the Marigny at the Healing Center, in the Bywater at Press Street Headquarters, and at the Southern Hotel in Covington, LA. All classes are small and supportive, and taught by experienced, published writers. Classes are capped at twelve participants.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Loyola, New Orleans Healing Center, Press Street Reading Room, Southern Hotel

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Oui, Learn French!

DATE
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
through Sat, Nov 21, 2015
DETAILS

Weekdays, Nights & Saturdays!

Register today! Fall Session: Sept. 14-Nov. 21

We offer a wide variety of courses at various proficiency levels and for all interests.
Our classes never have more than 12 students to ensure a personalized, student-centered experience.
Our teachers are native French speakers, fully qualified to teach French as a second language.

Take the Placement Test on our website to find your level, see all classes & register!
http://af-neworleans.org/

Also come to our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, August 21st 1-3pm

LOCATION

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

5th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest

DATE
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
through Sun, Sep 27, 2015
DETAILS

Fri at 5:30pm-12am
Sat and Sun at 12pm-12am

The NOLA Horror Film Fest is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of horror genre films. The films and shorts that are screened during the Festival are chosen by film critics and filmmakers by vote at the end of July. We will publicly announce the chosen films to be shown at this year’s Festival mid-August and will feature outstanding films of the genre by emerging filmmakers.

The NOHFF is open to the public and tickets will be available in advance (mid-August) thru our website or at door the day of Festival. Single screening tickets are $10 ($8 in advance), Day Passes will be available from $20 - $40, Weekend Passes for $75 or Weekend VIP passes for $150.

LOCATION

Rare Form
437 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Grown Folks Lab Band with Khari Allen Lee

DATE
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
through Sat, Nov 21, 2015
DETAILS

9/28-11/16, Mondays 6:45-8 or 8:15-9:30
Performance: 11/21, 2pm (1:00 Sound Check) at the Old U.S. Mint

Adult musicians with at least 1 year of experience on their instrument are invited to hone their skills in performance, improvisation and music literacy while networking with potential collaborators and passing a good time in a light, supportive atmosphere. Under the direction of acclaimed musician-educator Khari Allen Lee (KhariAllenLee.com), this 8-week course and concert will survey music from the New Orleans diaspora. We will offer two sections to accommodate different levels of experience--a 6:45-8:00 Trad ensemble (especially for less experienced players) and an 8:15-9:30 survey course (recommended for more experience musicians and/or advanced alums).

Questions? Email info@musicollaborative.org or call 504-942-7606.

Proceeds will benefit Musicollaborative's children's programs to assist in the purchase of new instruments and support the scholarship fund.

LOCATION

Funky Nola
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Marigny Opera Ballet: Orfeo

DATE
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
through Sun, Oct 4, 2015
DETAILS

Fri, Sat, and Sun 8:00pm

New Orleans’ resident ballet company, the Marigny Opera Ballet, will open its second season at the Marigny Opera House with a world premiere: Orfeo—a full-length ballet choreographed by Maya Taylor, with a specially commissioned score by Tucker Fuller. Music Director Francis Scully will conduct the 13-piece chamber orchestra, and Academy Award-winning designer C. Robert Holloway will oversee the design of lighting, sets and costumes.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Our Town at Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre

DATE
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
through Sun, Oct 18, 2015
DETAILS

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening: 7:30PM
Sunday Afternoon: 3PM

Our Town By Thornton Wilder | October 2 - 18

Newly appointed Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams, makes his New Orleans theatre debut directing Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, and beloved ever since, Our Town tells the captivating tale of two intertwined families, and the small town of Grover’s Corners, U.S.A. Using the history of New Orleans, and particularly Le Petit Théâtre for inspiration, our fresh take on this quintessential American play will re-invigorate your love of drama.

For more information or tickets, please contact: 504-522-2081 or visit the box office at 616 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

LOCATION

Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre
616 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Our Town at Le Petit Theatre
Our Town By Thornton Wilder | October 2 - 18

CONtraflow V / Deep South Con 53

DATE
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
through Sun, Oct 4, 2015
DETAILS

Starts Friday at noon, ends Sunday at 5pm.

This three-day fete celebrates science fiction, fantasy and related literary, artistic and media genres and fans of those genres in a city renowned for celebrating the literary arts. The roster of events and offerings include panels and programs on writing, and publishing, gaming (role-playing, miniatures, electronic, and live action role-playing), art, film and animation, costuming, music, fannish-history and the future of technology and space exploration. Over 45 authors, artists, musicians, and other guests will be in attendance, with a full roster of panels, parties, concerts, and gaming activities. For more information and to register, go to www.contraflowscifi.org.

LOCATION

Airport Hilton New Orleans
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062

34th Annual Slidell Historical Antique Association Fall Street Fair

DATE
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
through Sun, Oct 25, 2015
DETAILS

October 24 and 25, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Arts, Crafts, Food & Live Music
More than 200 booths
Live Music Schedule: DJ Professor Possum, Reid Soria - Autism Sings, TiJonne Reyes Jazz Trio, Messy Cookers, Tuba Skinny, Pooyai, Overboard, Stoney B Blues

LOCATION

Olde Towne Slidell
First, Second & Erlanger Street
Slidell, LA 70458
Slidell Fall Street Fair
Slidell Fall Street Fair

Faux/Real Festival

DATE
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
through Sun, Nov 22, 2015
DETAILS

November 4-22, Faux/Real Festival

November 4, Opening Night Party, 7pm-11pm, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Faux/Real is an all-new arts festival from November 4-22 in the city of New Orleans that celebrates the creative artists of Theatre, Literature, Food, and Drink. Our mission is to curate three weeks of top-tier performances, readings, tastings, and parties in one of the most thrilling and unique cities on Planet Earth: New Orleans. New Orleans is a city of experiences-a place where the event is the thing and you have to be there to believe it. Faux/Real’s aim is to provide these one-of-a-kind experiences for a wide, diverse, and adventurous audience as well as to provide a wonderful resource for theatre artists, writers, chefs, and bartenders to show off their stuff on an international stage.

LOCATION

St. Claude Ave. festival hub
St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

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