Garage sale

It’s almost time for a new school year, so clean out your stuff and then shop to help a good cause.

WHAT: Louisiana Resource Center for Educators Teacher Aid Garage Sale.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

WHERE: LRCE, 5550 Florida Blvd.

INFORMATION: Visit http://www.lrce.org.

DETAILS: Bring school supplies, office supplies, children’s books, children’s toy, clothes, jewelry, household items and gardening items to donate for the sale to the Resource Center by Thursday, and then shop the sale on Saturday to help support the LRCE Resource Library.

'Chef Showdown’

Think “Iron Chef,” “Top Chef” and “Chopped” and you get the idea for this fundraiser.

WHAT: Aneurysm Outreach “Chef Showdown” and auction fundraiser.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 13.

WHERE: Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road.

TICKETS & INFO: $10 in advance at Abel Financial Services, 9270 Siegen Lane, Suite 301, or Aneurysm Outreach Inc., 17222 Airline Highway, Prairieville; $11 at http://www.alink.org; or $15 at the door. Call (225) 408-4000 or (225) 622-1577.

DETAILS: Professional and aspiring chefs will compete for a $1,000 prize. There will be an audience taste fair and judging of specialty dishes prepared by the competitors. Those attending can enjoy South Louisiana cuisine and music by the Michael Foster Project and the Something Blue Band. A silent auction will feature weekend getaways, pamper packages, artwork and LSU and Saints memorabilia. Proceeds go to AOI to help provide no-cost, potentially life-saving screening opportunities for those most at risk in Louisiana.