Neighborhood briefs for May 29, 2014 _lowres


MARK OF THE FEMININE: The Contemporary Arts Center is accepting submissions for its Mark of the Feminine exhibit through June 11.

Submissions will be considered from contemporary female artists who either live and work in the New Orleans area, belong to a local art collective, or are New Orleans natives represented by a New Orleans gallery.

The exhibition will be curated by Regine Basha. For information and online application submission, visit

CAUSES OF THE WAR OF 1812: A Battle of New Orleans University program on “Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights: Causes of the War of 1812” will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. The program is free, but space is limited. Reservations required; call (504) 281-0511, ext. 32.

HABITAT ROMP RESCHEDULED: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a community celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 8, at Palmer Park, at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues in New Orleans. The second annual Habitat Romp was rescheduled from May 10, but will still feature performances by the 610 Stompers and the Hot 8 Brass Band, and a backyard game competition. To register a team, or as a free agent, visit

SCOTT COWEN BOOK SIGNING: Tulane University President Scott Cowen will discuss and sign his book “The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and The Future of Urban America” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 16, at the Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans.

The book outlines 10 principles that changed the game for New Orleans during its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and that can alter the curve for any business, endeavor or community. Call (504) 895-2266 for information.

LOYOLA ALUMNI AWARD: Longtime Jesuit archivist Joan E. Gaulene ’58 will receive the Adjutor Hominum Award from the Loyola Alumni Association on June 22. The award is Loyola’s highest alumni honor.

Gaulene was instrumental in preserving materials associated with WWL-TV, which was owned by Loyola and run by the Jesuits until 1989. As the current assistant to the Jesuit archivist, she helps organize the archives in the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, which are housed in Loyola’s J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library Special Collections and Archives. The collection tells the story not only of the parishes and institutions founded by the Jesuits, but it contains the history of Catholicism throughout the 10 southern states of the province.

The award presentation will take place during the Alumni Association Jazz Brunch at 11:30 a.m. June 22, at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. The cost is $40 per person or $60 per couple, and includes a Creole breakfast with mimosas and bloody Mary cocktails. To register, visit

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