Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thousands of books, a variety of vinyl records and batches of brownies will be offered at the Friends of the UNO Library’s annual spring book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, on the fourt…

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What better way to celebrate the first evening of Wednesday night sailboat races on the lake than with a crawfish boil at the New Canal Lighthouse. The March 15 event was hosted by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The rich traditions of Sicily are still on display across the metro area in the form of St. Joseph's Altars, created to honor the saint for providing relief from a famine in the late 1800s.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ROLE MODELS OF FAITH: The Rev. Joe Nassal will lead a preached silent retreat, "Role Models: Mentors for Mercy and Mission," March 29-31 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. The actual cost is $400 and the…

LOYOLA MUSIC: High school students from across the United States will be in New Orleans from March 30 through April 1 for the Loyola Brass Festival, featuring the musically diverse Boston Brass. Three days of concerts and master classes will culmi…

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SERVICE ACADEMY ADMISSIONS: A forum for potential students at U.S. military service academies will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Augustine High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. Representatives from the U.S…

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES: Shanida Mathieu, information and training specialist with Families Helping Families of Jefferson, will present a workshop on pathways to graduation for young people with disabilities from 9 a.m. to noon Wednes…

The district teachers of the year in the St. Charles Parish Public Schools are Amy Crochet, of Hahnville High School; Johnel Bryant Robinson, of Harry Hurst Middle School; and Judy Rongey, of St. Rose Elementary School.

Just like humans, dogs and cats should be protected from the sun. Pets that spend time outside or in a nice big window are at risk for skin cancer, and some pets are more vulnerable than others.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The new Marche Creole opened March 12 outside ArtEgg Studios at 1001 S. Broad St., with kid-friendly activities, an alligator roast, a tea tasting and art exhibits. The market will be held the second Sunday of each month, offering a variety of loc…

The world-renowned Sansepolcro Flag Throwers brought the Italian tradition to life at Tulane University on March 13, complete with drummers, trumpeters and vibrant costumes.

Cartoonist Keith Knight, who's been described as one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, will discuss his art, answer questions and sign his book at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

TAIZE SERVICE: A Taize service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. The music will be led by Jack Craft, cello; Kimberly Mouledoux, voice; and Jim Walpole, piano. The service…

ST. MARY MAGDALEN: The Parents' Club at St. Mary Magdalen School will present a Grandparents Day program March 22 beginning with Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the church. Pictures will be taken in Room 27 in the A building. Coffee and donuts will be served…

UNO COMPUTER SCIENCE: The National Security Agency has awarded three cybersecurity education grants totaling $468,000 to computer science researchers at the University of New Orleans. The funding will support efforts to develop educational materia…

NEW ORLEANS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Community meetings with updates on New Orleans Redevelopment Authority investments, and future opportunities for properties and housing, are being held throughout the city this month. NORA's work includes dispo…

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church's Knights of Columbus holds a fish fry every Friday during Lent at the Knight of Columbus House, 342 Olivier St. in Algiers Point, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. They also offer shrimp plates as well as shrimp Creole and c…

NEW ORLEANS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Community meetings with updates on New Orleans Redevelopment Authority investments, and future opportunities for properties and housing, are being held throughout the city this month. NORA's work includes dispo…