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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

BrassXcise

DATE
Mon, Jun 23, 2014
through Mon, Jun 22, 2015
DETAILS

Every Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, except major holidays

A fitness class to brass band music as you learn to 2nd Line dance with Dancingman504.A beginner can hang with the advanced in this always fun style of movement.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Rhythmic Arts Center
2358 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Sarsaparilla Popup Tuesdays @ Dante's Kitchen

DATE
Tue, Jul 1, 2014
through Wed, Jul 1, 2015
DETAILS

Every Tuesday from 7pm-1:30am

This will be a once weekly event, every Tuesday. It is a pop up bar @ Dante's Kitchen. Features... live music throughout the summer and hopefully beyond. We feature weekly changes to both our craft cocktails, as well as seasonal and locally sourced small plate offerings. All weekly cocktails and plates are affordably priced at 7 $ each, allowing for a brief and inspired treat or an all evening affair with a date or friends. We are open every Tuesday from 7 pm until 1:30 am. We are as casual as you would like, and as playful as you might hope. Join us!

LOCATION

Sarsaparilla @ Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Sarsaparilla features locally sourced and playful bar-fare.
Bacon and goat cheese mousse stuffed beets with jicama and rosemary candy
Sarsaparilla... craft cocktails and craft aluminum can o' suds!
Just one weekly inspiration and an old standby if you can't seem to decide...

The Movement Studio: Free Saturday Movement & Etiquette Program

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
through Sun, May 31, 2015
DETAILS

Every Sat 12:30-5:15p.m., except major holidays

Young Royalties of Nouvelle Orleans is The Movement Studio's free Saturday program that was created to educate our youth (ages 4-17)about life and to prepare the next generation to become global leaders in their career passions. Our non-profit organization enriches our young royalties in practices of etiquette, business management, fashion 101, fitness, outreach, communications/public speaking, relationships, health, sex education, career mentorship, tutoring, and the arts (dance/drama/visual), to cultivate them as well-rounded individuals, “dream-big” thinkers and humanitarians in society. For more information contact 504 327 8587 or movementstudiollc@gmail.com

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Dance Studio Claiborne
1520 North Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

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

Growing Local NOLA: Get Moving! Free Fitness Classes

DATE
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
through Wed, Aug 26, 2015
DETAILS

Every Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Growing Local NOLA presents FREE exercise classes every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come do yoga, fitness boot camp, CrossFit, hula hooping and more. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!

We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-lets to make sure we have enough for everyone!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Growing Local NOLA: What's Cooking? Free Cooking Demos

DATE
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
through Thu, Aug 27, 2015
DETAILS

Every Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm

Growing Local NOLA presents FREE farm-to-table, health-supportive cooking classes from 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursdays at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come see and taste how best to use seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs that you grow or buy. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!

We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-whats to make sure we have enough for everyone!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Growing Local NOLA: Let's Grow! Free Community Gardening Classes

DATE
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
through Sat, Aug 29, 2015
DETAILS

Saturdays 10:30am - noon OR 3pm - 4:30pm

Growing Local NOLA presents FREE gardening classes from 10:30 - noon or 3:00 - 4:30 at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come learn important sustainable and affordable farming techniques to help grow your own garden. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!

We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-farming to make sure we have enough for everyone!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Homeless Veterans ' Art Show and Exhibition

DATE
Wed, Apr 1, 2015
through Sun, May 31, 2015
DETAILS

mon to sat

Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries which houses, feed, clothe and create jobs for homeless, disabled, seniors and female veterans is sponsoring a Free Homeless Veterans' Art Show and Exhibition to support homeless veterans in Jefferson Parish Old Metairie's Library located at 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, La.70001 Monday thru Thursday 9a.m.- 9p.m. and Friday thru Sat 9a.m.- 5p.m for the entire months of April and May.

The Art Show and Exhibition will be display the artwork of one of our homeless veterans artist, William Mullany as well many different artists who have chosen to team up with us to help support our homeless veterans, collect donations and drop off canned food items for our cause.

LOCATION

Old Metairie Rosd Library
2350 Old Metairie Roadi
Metairie, LA 70001

ETCHYNPÜFE: Group Exhibition curated and printed by What Editions

DATE
Fri, Apr 10, 2015
through Sun, May 31, 2015
DETAILS

Wed though Monday 10am - 6pm

Opening Reception
April 10, 2015 6 - 10pm
Show up through May 31, 2015
www.foundationgallerynola.com

The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show curated and printed by local print studio What Editions in collaboration with local artists Andrew Schrock, Hugo Girl, Sarrah Danziger, and Spring Sandstorm. The show will be up from April 10 – May 31, 2015. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 10 from 6 – 10pm. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to local non-profit the @Nola Community-Print Shop Youth Program.

The accompanying Arts and Activism Event, the gallery’s third, will be held during the Third Thursday Low Road Art Walk, May 14th at 7pm. The event will include a curatorial talk with Cora Lautze and Julian Wellisz of What Editions, a presentation from Nola Community Print Shop, and a hydro form demonstration from exhibiting artist Andrew Schrock.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Images Courtesy of What Editions

Church Interpreters 8 week online class

DATE
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
through Tue, Jun 2, 2015
DETAILS

Online format decided per the group's needs. Time: 7 or 8pm Tues. Homework assigned wkly. Last meeting option: Meeting onsite in Nola.

Church Interpreters
8 Week Online Class
This workshop will focus on church interpreting
Summer Program
Online live interactive class
April 14 – June 2
Cost: $75
(pay online)

Dr. Barbara Lovas will lead in an online interactive 8 week study, focusing on church interpreting techniques and ethics: Emphasis will be placed on religious vocabulary, terminology, ethics, and Deaf empowerment as it relates to church settings and interpreting scripture and religious music. Local Deaf will also share their feelings related to ethics and Deaf empowerment. This course will include 45mins to an 1 hour of live interactive instruction w/ a minimum of 2 additional hours of work per week; along with hands-on practices, techniques, resources, and study aids provided to participants. Scholarships are offered. .6 CEUs will be provided.
For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
http://www.neworleansdeafchurch.org/
http://www.neworleanssignlanguageservices.com/

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Online

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Orleans Essentials Drive

DATE
Wed, Apr 15, 2015
through Fri, May 22, 2015
DETAILS

Donate during business hours

Please donate essential everyday items and pet supplies, to the New Orleans Essentials Drive! The purpose of this donation drive is not to collect food or clothing, but to provide local shelters with essential everyday items, which may be hard to acquire for many homeless people, as well as supplies that will help the shelters do what they need to do. All donations will go to The New Orleans Mission, New Orleans Women's Shelter, and Animal Rescue New Orleans.

The following items are needed:

Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, anti-fungal cream, hairbrushes or combs, hair elastics, nail clippers, shampoo, soap, tampons/maxi pads, cleaning supplies, office paper, liquid laundry detergent, face towels, bath towels, set of dishes, bedside lamp, bottle water, flashlights, newspapers, paper towels, brooms and push brooms, dog biscuits, clay cat litter, hard plastic pet toys, disposable exam gloves, and more (see shelter websites).

LOCATION

The Green Project, Green Light New Orleans, and Project Homecoming

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

Goodwill Week

DATE
Sun, May 3, 2015
through Sat, May 9, 2015
DETAILS

Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, May 9

Goodwill Week is recognized May 3-9 and dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana’s (Goodwill) job training, career and other community-based services that help people find jobs, earn paychecks and strengthen their families and communities.

For information about Goodwill Week programs, services and initiatives, please contact Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana at: 504-456-3926 or visit the website at: www.goodwillno.org.

Drowning In Blue presents Red Light One Acts Festival, Vol. 1

DATE
Thu, May 7, 2015
through Sat, May 9, 2015
DETAILS

May 7th, 8th & 9th at 8:00PM

Drowning In Blue theatre co. presents Red Light One Acts Festival, Vol. 1 --- an enticing evening of short plays. Tickets include an OPEN BAR !

LOCATION

Playhouse NOLA
3214 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Drowning In Blue's Red Light One Acts Festival, Vol. 1
Drowning In Blue presents ...

LAYAYA presents The Magic of Disney on Broadway

DATE
Sat, May 9, 2015
through Sun, May 10, 2015
DETAILS

Limited weekend run Saturday May 9 1pm & Sunday (Mother's Day Show!) May 10 1pm

Troupe Layaya will present a collection of the best of Disney on Broadway in this salute to our favorite Disney stage productions for a weekend 2 show run at The Old Marquer Theater in New Orleans Saturday May 9 & Sunday May 10. The production has selections from such Disney classics as The Lion King, Aladdin, Princess & the Frog, The Little Mermaid & Hercules. Troupe Layaya takes the audience on magical and musical adventure through time, beyond exotic locations and even under the sea in this fun and exciting production that is sure to entertain both the young and young at heart! Advance tickets go on sale April 1 for this limited two show run and can be purchased on the venue website at www.oldmarquer.com. For more information visit Layaya online at www.Layaya.org or call The Layaya Art Conservatory at (504) 345-YAYA

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LOCATION

The Old Marquer Theater
2400 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Layaya
www,layaya.org

LAYAYA at Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival!

DATE
Fri, May 15, 2015
through Sun, May 17, 2015
DETAILS

TROUPE LAYAYA presents The Magic of Disney on Broadway-Fri. May 15 7pm.Visit the LAYAYA TENT at the Festival Sat. May 16 & Sun. May 17

Troupe Layaya will perform "Layaya Salutes the Magic of Disney on Broadway" at the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Friday May 15 at 7pm - direct from the sold out 2 show run at The Old Marquer Theater in New Orleans, Troupe Layaya will perform the production as they bring it back to their own community for one show only. Thre is no charge for the show. There is a small entrance fee to the festival - but it is well worth the price because in addition to seeing Troupe Layaya perform you can also sample some wonderful Plaquemines Parish seafood dishes, hear live music, enjoy carnival rides and more!The LAYAYA ART CONSERVATORY in located on the festival grounds and will also host tours at select times during the weekend. LAYAYA is currently holding a fundraising drive and will be featured on the air as well as in media print as they kick off their campaign Thursday May 15! Visit www.LAYAYA.org or call (504) 345-YAYA for information!

LOCATION

Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival
333 F. Eward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

EVENT WEBSITE

Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival

DATE
Fri, May 15, 2015
through Sun, May 17, 2015
DETAILS

Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17

The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival celebrates the rich heritage of the people of
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
Visitors will enjoy great local seafood and other unique, local food specialties. The festival offers continuous live music from popular local bands, and traditional Cajun music.Visitors will also enjoy crafts from local artisans, carnival rides, sandbagging contests,and the Seafood Queen Pageant. And there are helicopter rides that offer a view of the region and the Mississippi River.

LOCATION

Plaquemines Parish
333 F Edward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Bookoo Rueda

DATE
Fri, May 22, 2015
through Mon, May 25, 2015
DETAILS

-Fri, Sat, and Sun, varied times

Bookoo Rueda Cultural Association and Congo Square Preservation Society bring three days of Cuban Music and Dance to New Orleans.

The event aims to highlight New Orleans’ historical ties with Cuba, raise awareness of and promote Cuban dance.

The big event Saturday night, with guest DJ Julian Mejia from SalsAtlanta, is a Cuban dance party at Galvez Restaurant with wrap around balconies overlooking the river. $15/person.

Sunday afternoon 2 PM – 3:30 PM there will be free public presentations on the History of Congo Square, NOLA-Cuban connections and Cuban dance. From 3:30 PM – 6 PM drumming and dancing with the Congo Square Preservation Society with concurrent dance workshops in Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) and Conga, Cuban Medley.

For more details on weekend events, to book lessons, and buy tickets online, visit: www.bookoorueda.com

For Press Releases and Photos, visit: www.bkrueda.com/media

LOCATION

French Quarter, Frenchman St. New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Parade of Homes

DATE
Sat, May 30, 2015
through Sun, Jun 7, 2015
DETAILS

May 30 & 31 and June 6 & 7, 1-5PM.

Spring is here, which means home building and remodeling season is upon us. The annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO), is the region’s best opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest in home construction and design. This free event takes place May 30 & 31 and June 6 & 7 from 1-5PM at newly built residences throughout the area.

In addition to seeing beautiful, new energy efficient homes featuring the latest design trends, including affordable home automation, open floor plans, and specialized storage, visitors can get expert advice from the area’s trusted builders.

LOCATION

Greater New Orleans

EVENT WEBSITE

ThinkerKids Summer STEAM Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 8, 2015
through Fri, Jul 31, 2015
DETAILS

Weekly Sessions are Mon through Fri, 9am-12pm

Thinkerella is hosting ThinkerKids Summer STEAM camp for kids ages 6-12 from Monday, June 8, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015. Weekly sessions are $185 and run from 9 AM until 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Come explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with us. ThinkerKids will love learning through educational, interactive play. Camp registration includes fun experiments, a snack and a bottled water.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Thinkerella
8218 Maple St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

ThinkerKids Summer STEAM Camp June 8 - July 31 Register Now!

Snake Oil Festival

DATE
Fri, Jun 19, 2015
through Sun, Jun 21, 2015
DETAILS

June 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00p.m.

Snake Oil is a variety arts festival that will debut in New Orleans, June 19th – June 21st of 2015. Join us for a weekend of outstanding and outlandish shows, workshops, parties, vending and more. Snake Oil is pleased to welcome the most unique and rockin’ artists from the worlds of burlesque, sideshow, music, comedy, circus and acrobatics! The weekend will be headlined by some of the most highly recognizable and hardest working variety artists in the scene today. Starring New Orleans’ own international burlesque sensation Bella Blue, the Carny Preacher Armitage Shanks, ABS Fest producer Madame Onca, James Taylor of Shocked and Amazed, and many, many more!

LOCATION

Howlin' Wolf
907 South Peters St United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Snake Oil Festival
Snake Oil Festival June 19, 20, 21 at Howlin' Wolf
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