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Upcoming Community Events in the New Orleans Area

Below are upcoming single-day Community Events in and around New Orleans. For events with multiple dates please see our Ongoing Events page.

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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

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

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

Sizzling Summer Happy Hour at Emeril's DELMONICO

DATE
Mon, Jun 1, 2015
through Mon, Aug 31, 2015
DETAILS

June 1, 2015-August 31, 2015 from 5-7 PM

Chef Emeril Lagasse's modern Creole dining destination, introduces a brand new Happy Hour that will be available throughout June, July, and August. Emeril's DELMONICO will feature an array of cocktail specials and affordable bar bites nightly from 5 - 7 PM.

Guests can wind down the day with libation specials including half price well cocktails, wines-by-the-glass, and select bottles of wine. Chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio has created a roster of tasty new bar plates, only $5 each, including fried eggplant sticks with parmesan and lemon aioli; pancetta wrapped dates; house made sausage with mustard and house pickles; salmon rilletes with gaufrette potatoes; deviled eggs; spiced cashews and pommes frites. In addition, 50 cent charbroiled oysters and complimentary candied bacon will also be available.

LOCATION

Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

GET IN THE GAME: USTA LEAGUE TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION OPEN IN NEW ORLEANS

DATE
Wed, Jun 3, 2015
through Sat, Aug 15, 2015
DETAILS

WHAT: USTA League Tennis registration is now open in New Orleans. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and be part of a fun, social and healthy activity. The USTA offers a wide variety of competitive tennis programs available for members of all ages.

WHEN: Registration for USTA Leagues:
55 & Over Division open through July 14, 2015
40 & Over Division open through August 15, 2015

TO REGISTER: Contact Susan Simoneaux, hssimon@hotmail.com or 504-828-6423. For more information, visit http://www.usta.com/adult-tennis/USTA-League/

LOCATION

New Orleans, LA

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!

Mighty Music Makers Super Summer Series

DATE
Tue, Jun 9, 2015
through Tue, Jul 28, 2015
DETAILS

An 8-week series, June 9-July 28, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30

Super musicians ages 4*-6 will enjoy an action packed hour of music making each week--singing, moving and instrument play for young superheroes! We will enhance our mighty musical abilities with songs, games and instrumental exploration including hand percussion, xylophones, kazoos and keyboards and we'll make our own super capes and masks for proper concert attire.

This session is designed for 4*- to 6-year-olds to sing, move, play and create together in a small, mixed-age group setting. (*3.5-year-olds whose nap times do not conflict may also register, but if s/he has not attended previous Musicollaborative courses please call 504-942-7606 for a brief orientation conversation prior to registering.)

Information on NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are available upon request from musiclabnola@gmail.com or 504-942-7606.

Please visit www.musicollaborative.org for more details on our offerings.

LOCATION

Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

Music Foundations Playgroup: Books That Sing

DATE
Thu, Jun 11, 2015
through Thu, Jul 30, 2015
DETAILS

Thursdays, 5:15-6:15, June 11-July 30

Music Foundations Playgroup empowers 3- to 5-year-olds to sing, move, play and create together in a small group setting independent from their caregivers and under the guidance of experienced musician~educators. The summer theme for the playgroup is "Books That Sing," and each week a picture book based on a song will guide the music making and culminate in a related craft activity. The only prerequisite for this course is bathroom independence.

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and movement. In addition to group music making, time is allowed for instrumental exploration on the keyboard, drumset and miscellaneous percussion. Diverse repertoire will be selected from world music as well as the Crescent City soundtrack.

Contact us via musiclabnola@gmail.com or 504-942-7606 for information on prorated tuition, NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance.

Please visit www.musicollaborative.org for more details on our offerings.

LOCATION

Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
through Fri, Jul 17, 2015
DETAILS

June 29, 2015- Camp Starts
July 17, 2015- Camp Ends

The 21st Annual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Returns to Loyola University New Orleans and announces Grammy nominated Patrice Rushen and Norma Miller as 2015 Artists-In-Residence. Camp Runs June 29, 2015 – July 17, 2015.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Princess Tea

DATE
Sat, Jul 11, 2015
through Sun, Jul 12, 2015
DETAILS

Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Princess Tea transports guests to the whimsical world of young royalty. Treat your little prince or princess to an afternoon of splendor and majesty while enjoying service fit for a King or Queen at Windsor Court. Speaking of royalty – a princess will make a special appearance, greeting each table and posing for photos.

Pricing is $37 for adults and $27 for children, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required. For reservations, call (504) 596-4773 or visit www.windsorcourthotel.com/le-salon.

LOCATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mad Hatter Tea

DATE
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
through Sun, Aug 16, 2015
DETAILS

Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A very merry unBirthday to you! Head to Windsor Court for an afternoon dedicated to the imagination and wonder of Alice and her friends. Guests will enjoy the finest teas and Wonderland-themed treats. Children will love the chance to meet Alice herself and pose for a photo. Adults will choose from a selection of specialty cocktails, like the “Queen of Hearts,” a mixture of lemon juice, strawberry mint syrup, Hendrick’s Gin and Prosecco.

Pricing is $37 for adults and $27 for children, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required. For reservations, call (504) 596-4773 or visit www.windsorcourthotel.com/le-salon.

LOCATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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