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Upcoming Education Community Events in the New Orleans Area

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Lafitte Greenway Expo

DATE
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join Friends of Lafitte Corridor on Saturday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Theater for the Greenway Expo, a community event highlighting the Lafitte Greenway project. Admission is free of charge.

Currently under construction, the Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile linear park and bike bath that will extend from Basin St. to Mid-City, with trees, lights, ball fields, rain gardens, and more.

The Greenway Expo will feature community groups, food, music, speakers from the City and community, construction updates and information about the Lafitte Greenway linear park and bike path. Come provide your input about what you want to see from the project!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

The Historic Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Lafitte Greenway Expo
Oct. 4th, 11 AM - 4 PM, at the Carver Theater

Local Plants Local Color/ Recycled Raised Beds

DATE
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Keynote Speaker Samantha Gerlach, Ph.D., will lead us in a hands-on tea-brewing activity to learn more about local plants, local color. Learn about plants and flowers that grow in Louisiana, and their nutritional, environmental, medicinal, and herbal value. Participants will receive gifts to take home with them!

Participants will also learn how to cultivate local plants in our Recycled Raised Beds made from boots, tires, and drawers. This great hands-on activity will teach you how to turn everyday household objects into unique planters to accent your home. Fun for the whole family!

Workshop presented by Groundwork New Orleans. Visit the event website at https://www.facebook.com/events/1529373267274106/ and learn more about Groundwork at http://www.groundworknola.org.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Healing Center Room 254
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

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School Reform in New Orleans: A Roundtable Discussion

DATE
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Local education leaders will discuss the pros and cons of charter schools, as well as the state of the school system in post-Katrina New Orleans in this roundtable discussion, moderated by Douglas Harris, economics professor and director of the Education Policy Program of Tulane's Murphy Institute. Panelists include New Orleans education advocate Karran Harper Royal and Algiers Charter School Association CEO Adrian Morgan. Free and open to the public, with a reception, community resource fair, and dialogue sessions to follow. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project, the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, and the Center for Public Service at Tulane. For more info, email donuts@tulane.edu or call 504-865-5728.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tulane University - Lavin Bernick Center (LBC) room 213
uptown campus between Freret and Willow Streets driving directons: http://bit.ly/lbc-kendallcram
New Orleans, LA 70118

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SISTAWorks: Still I Rise: A Musical Tribute to Maya Angelou

DATE
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 9:00pm

The benefit will showcase the collective talents of musicians, poets and artists to raise funds for
the SISTA Scholar Program. Performers include a dynamic lineup of New Orleans artists and
musicians including Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Germaine Bazzle, Erica Falls, Michaela Harrison,
Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, Lilli Lewis, Yehosheba Yisrael, Joy Clark, Ayanna Molina, Asia
Rainey, Silhouette Dance Ensemble, Culu Childrens Traditional African Dance Company, the
McGehee Ensemble Choir & Orff Band and many more!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians’ Village
1901 Bartholomew Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Future Takes Flight

DATE
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
7:00pm - 12:00am

Understanding that the majority of ReNEW’s 3,200 students have never traveled outside the city of New Orleans, our college field studies grant a tremendous opportunity for students to have a truly extraordinary learning experience. We take our students to colleges and universities across the country to visit classes, dorms and campuses. This year, ReNEW is hosting its 3rd annual Future Takes Flight fundraiser to benefit these college visits and field studies. This event will be held at 12 Magnolia Drive at the Arbor Room in City Park on November 13, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $65.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

The Arbor Room at City Park
12 Magnolia Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
Future Takes Flight, November 13, 2014
ReNEW Schools Hosts the 3rd Annual Future Takes Flight Fundraiser to Benefit Year-End Trips to Colleges and Universities
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