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Morgan's Note

As you can see, April is a very busy month for nonprofit events! From golf tournaments to dinners, from auctions to walks, this month has every kind of event you could want for a rainbow of local nonprofits. Why not pick one you haven't supported before and try out their event this month? You might discover your new passion while helping make our city a better place!

This month's issue is one of my favorites annually. Our April issue includes within these pages: Spring Fashion Accessories that can take your outfit from ho-hum to high-fashion without breaking the bank; 10 places to go on a perfect day in the French Quarter in our feature "Vieux Carré Views"; on-point fashions to inspire your latest closet additions in our spring fashion feature; and, my favorite labor of love each year, our fourth annual "Courts of Carnival" compendium. With those highlights and much, much more (Details on where to go to pick your own strawberries? Yes, please!) this issue is one to enjoy from cover to cover (if I do say so myself)!

Whether you're a vinophile or a fledgeling taster, the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses' annual "Amazing Grapes Wine Auction" is a fantastic event. Our cover models promise a festive event featuring not only fabulous food and wine, but auctions featuring rare and hard-to-find wines, luxurious vacations and amazing art – all at the historic and beautiful Hermann-Grima House.

Call 274-0746 or visit HGGHH.org/support/wine-auciton to learn more.

Enjoy our beautiful (though often changing) spring weather!  

Morgan Packard

April Events

“Hogs for the Cause,” HogsForTheCause.org

“Al Copeland Foundation Annual Golf Fest,” 620-3727

“Cochon Cotillion 20,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House, 821-7134

“Les Etoiles de la Nouvelle-Orléans: Fantaisie, Cuisine, Amour,” benefiting Alliance Francaise of New Orleans, 568-0770

“Walk MS: New Orleans,” benefiting the National MS Society,” WalkMS.org

“Parkway Promenade XXV,” benefiting Jefferson Beautification, Inc., 737-7583, JeffersonBeautification.org

14th annual “Golf Tournament,” benefiting Next Generation, 885-0980

“French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala at Antoine’s,” benefiting French Quarter Festivals, Inc., 522-5730

“Sentimental Journeys 2016: Coming Home to Longue Vue,” benefiting Longue Vue House and Gardens, 293-4723

14th annual “Ezra Open,” benefiting the BTE Foundation, BTEFoundation.org

“Aces Against Aneurysms Tennis Tournament,” hosted by Brain Support NOLA, benefiting LSU Department of Neurosurgery, BrainSupportNola.com, to register email bfisher@thepac.com

“Harvest at Home,” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank, 729-2820

“An Edible Evening,” benefiting Edible Schoolyard New Orleans/Firstline Schools, 421-1060

“Jazzin’ on Jackson,” benefiting Mercy Endeavors, 256-2161

“Sippin’ in Seersucker,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9000

21st annual “Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Kickoff & Regatta,” benefiting Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 837-0945, LeukemiaCup.org/msla

Fifth annual “Keeping our Promises” Gala, benefiting Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans, 212-9568

“City Nights,” benefiting Metairie Park Country Day, 957-3134

“New Orleans Film Society Patron Party & Gala,” 309-6633

“Take Steps New Orleans,” benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 408-2119

“ACCESS Jazz Brunch,” benefiting ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Center, 888-1223

“Soiree Des Artistes – A Menagerie of Live Music,” benefiting Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, 861-1801

“2016 Spring Symposium,” benefiting New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, Symposium.NoBotanicalGarden.com

“Prix D’Elegance Luncheon,” benefiting Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization (BRAVO), 522-0996, WomenOfFashion@gmail.com

“School House Rock Gala,” benefiting City Year New Orleans, 302-5063

Inaugural “I Am Waters Supermodel Luncheon,” benefiting I Am Waters Foundation, 598-4293

“Zoo-To-Do for Kids Presented by Tulane Pediatrics,” benefiting Audubon Zoo, AudubonInstitute.org/ztdk



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