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Morgan's Note

Fall is my favorite time of year; I love the cooler weather, spiced beverages, velvet clothes, baking pies and walking and eating outside. October heightens this effect by adding Halloween (If you have any family or infant costume ideas, please email me!) and so many nonprofit events, which give me the opportunity to wear velvet while enjoying the weather and hopefully a spiced beverage.

My husband and I have been recently getting out and about through our neighborhood with our son, going on walks in the early mornings and evenings (coffee in the mornings and often a glass of something adult in the evenings). Not only do I love having the time with my family, I’m also learning about the houses and people around us while getting some exercise. I am healthier now than I was at the start of my pregnancy, but I know I can always improve, so I was excited to read our feature on women’s health.

I would also like to encourage you join us at the “Wine, Dine & Design Preview Party” on Wednesday, October 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Audubon Tea Room, benefiting Bastion. Thanks to your efforts these past years and those of Founder and Executive Director Dylan Tête and all of Bastion’s supporters, the community is already serving 35 families! But they have some ways to go – and we’re ready to help.

Help us help them by enjoying a wonderful evening of inventive tablescapes, wine and hors d’oeuvres by visiting WineDineNDesign.com or by calling 830-7264.

Enjoy this weather and all that comes with it – including our fourth annual fundraiser!

Morgan Packard Griffith



October Events

“Susan G. Komen NOLA Goes Pink,” 455-7310; KomenNewOrleans.org

“Galatoire’s Goes Pink,” benefiting Breastoration, 293-2618

“Wings & Watts,” benefiting Energy Wise Alliance, 656-6224

11th annual “Up on the Roof: Taste from the Top,” benefiting East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation, 503-5800

“Taste America: A Night of Culinary Stars,” benefiting James Beard Foundation, 583-5550, JamesBeard.org

14th annual “JA Rising Stars/City Stars Soirée,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, 569-8657

Second annual “Beignet Fest,” benefiting Tres Doux Foundation, 324-4242

Inaugural “Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk,” benefiting LSU Department of Neurosurgery, 568-6120

“The Feast at the Board of Trade,” benefiting Parkway Partners Program, 620-2224

“Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Gala,” benefiting Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, 293-2618

“Magic in the Moonlight,” benefiting Botanical Garden Foundation, 483-9386

“Celebration of Life Luncheon,” benefiting Crusaders, Inc., 455-7065

30th annual “Walk for Education,” benefiting UNCF, 581-3794

“Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s,” benefiting Davis Phinney Foundation, 720-259-0907

“Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon,” benefiting National Council of Jewish Women, 861-7788

“Power of 10,” benefiting The Posse Foundation, 208-5595

“Cocktails for KID smart,” 940-1994, cfk217.eventbrite.com

“Autumn Affair,” benefiting Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful, 833-8733

10th anniversary “Lambeth House Foundation Gala,” benefiting Lambeth House, 865-1960 extension 170

22nd annual “Pasta & Puccini,” benefiting Jefferson Performing Arts Center, JPAS.org

“Taste of the Tournament Gala & Auction,” benefiting Fore!Kids Foundation, 342-3000

“Ghosts in the Oaks,” benefiting Friends of City Park, 483-9369

“O What a Night!,” benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9618

“Revelry on the River,” benefiting Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera Association, 267-9527

“Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure,” 455-7310

Fourth annual “Fête du Jardin – Jazz in the Garden,” benefiting Louisiana Landmarks Society, 482-0312

“’New Perspectives’ Opening Artists Reception,” benefiting New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Newman Arts, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Consulate of Mexico, 473-3075

“A Bewitching Affair,” benefiting New Orleans Garden Society, 430-4937

“Poydras Home Celebratory Bicentennial Gala,” benefiting Poydras Home, 897-0535

“Crescent City Corporate Championship Golf Tournament,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, 569-8658

“Deo Gratias,” benefiting Saint Joseph Seminary College, (985) 867-2284, SJASC.edu

“Bottoms Up 5K,” benefiting Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, online.ccfa.org/BottomsUp5K



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