Nov 112015
 

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host its annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 12. Honorees include David Fennelly for Outstanding Philanthropy and Fred H. Meyers for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

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Nov 082015
 

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OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., PhD, and District 5 School Board member Seth Bloom will host a town hall meeting for the parents, teachers, administrators and community members of District 5 on Monday, Nov. 9.

The meeting is for community members to give input on student achievement, governance, organization structure, community & public relations, and operations & finance.
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Nov 072015
 

Community Commitment Education Center

The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill will host a fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 8, to support the Community Commitment Education Center, which provides resources, programs, and weekly classes to the Leonidas neighborhood. Donation includes dinner at The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill and a preview showing of the Community Commitment Education Center’s new video produced by So-Called Media. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA) will host a cocktail reception this Saturday, Nov. 7, to celebrate and honor special guests and alumni. Previously known as Summerbridge New Orleans, BTNOLA prepares middle school children for challenging academic experiences and works to inspire high school and college students to be advocates for education. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 
Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

 

The second annual New Orleans Chess Fest will feature Harry Potter-style “Living Chess”, all-day chess tournaments, chess-themed crafts, lessons, and more. The fest will take place this Saturday, Nov. 7, and seven-time US Women’s Champ, Brooklyn-based grandmaster Irina Krush, will headline. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Bounce + Belly Dance Fitness will hold a pop-up class on Freret Street this Saturday, Nov. 7. This one-hour pop-up dance/fitness collaboration merges the support for unique neighborhood business ventures in dance wellness/adult performance and creative real-estate buying. Continue reading »

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Nov 052015
 

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum will have a guest scientist address the similarities in South Carolina barbecuing and applying STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) this Saturday, Nov. 7.  The museum will be offering free admission all day Saturday in celebration of the first anniversary of their “Trail of Smoke & Fire” event, which examines barbecue culture throughout the South. Continue reading »

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Nov 052015
 
Holy Name of Jesus 2015 Gator Fest

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The Holy Name of Jesus School is holding its three-day community fair, Gator Fest, starting this Friday, Nov. 6. The school fair will feature carnival rides, live entertainment, and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Oct 312015
 
Thomas Warren of Hillary Street waits for trick-or-treaters in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Thomas Warren of Hillary Street waits for trick-or-treaters in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Any trick-or-treaters willing to brave the dire weather warnings for New Orleans are invited to join Hillary and Cherokee Street residents for their 10th annual Halloween block party. Continue reading »

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Oct 302015
 

casa borrega dia de los muertos

Casa Borrega will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos early this year with a free masquerade event featuring live Latin dance music by Freddy Omar con Su Banda this Halloween. Food and drink will be on sale, and the entire restaurant will be turned into a multimedia Dia de los Muertos installation. Continue reading »

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Oct 292015
 
Thibodeaux School of Music spooky fun night

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The Thibodeaux School of Music is hosting a spooky fun night for children of all ages today, Oct. 29. There will be trick-or-treating in the Thibodeaux classrooms, and the Thibodeaux faculty will be playing spooky musical sounds.

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