A spring gala and auction, themed “A Evening Along the Bayou,” is planned for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 6 at the home of Dr. Rollie Norris on Moss Street. There will be music, food by chef Paul Prudhomme and others, live and silent auction, free photos and more.

The gala benefits SpayMart and homeless animals in the Greater New Orleans area.

SpayMart, a local, volunteer-based nonprofit organization, was formed in 1998 by Pam Casey and Lynn Chiche.

Their mission is to address animal overpopulation and homelessness through education, spay/neuter and adoption programs. The organization sterilizes about 1,500 animals of indigent pet owners annually and places more than 400 animals. Call (504) 454-8200.