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St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

September to December 2011

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September 3
New Orleans Botanical
Garden Plant Sale
Benefits: New Orleans Botanical Garden
Event Info: Bring a wagon and arrive early for the best selection – all quantities are limited. Checks or cash accepted; sorry, no credit cards.
Location: Pelican Greenhouse, Just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive, South of the Interstate 610 underpass
Tickets: Free
Contact: plantsales@nocp.org

September 9-11
New Orleans Seafood Festival
Benefits: Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Event Info: The celebration will feature food from several New Orleans restaurants. Vendor booths will highlight original watercolors, photographs, jewelry and ceramics of local artists.
Location: Lafayette Square
Tickets: Free
Contact: LouisianaHospitalityFoundation.org

September 9
Dress for Success Suits and Salads Luncheon
Benefits: Dress for Success
Event Info: The celebration will feature a wine tasting by Landmark Vineyards and a fabulous auction preview, followed by a luncheon with delicious food provided by local vendors.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 299-7157

September 9
“All You Need is Love” Gala
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info: The 1960s-themed evening will feature dinner by popular New Orleans area restaurants, libations and live entertainment by Sha’on and the Girls with Success. A silent auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Donor Tickets: $5,000 for 20 tickets, $2,200 for 12 tickets, $1,500 for eight tickets, $700 for four tickets, $350 for two tickets. General admission: $100 per ticket.
Contact: (504) 957-3134

September 10
Pink Ribbon Fling:
“House of Pink”
Benefits: Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans’ Breastoration Fund
Event Info: The event will include a patron party with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters will provide entertainment.
Location: House of Blues New Orleans
Tickets: $75 per ticket; $125 per ticket to patron party and event
Contact: (504) 293-2618

September 10
“Bets for Pets”
Benefits: Jefferson SPCA
Event Info: Low-cost spay/neuter, offsite adoptions and pet socialization volunteers on-hand.
Location: Boomtown Casino
Tickets: $20 per ticket in advance;
$25 per ticket at door
Contact: (504) 931-4777

September 11
Hands to Hearts, an Afternoon on the Square Benefiting BBBS
Benefits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana
Event Info: This second annual fundraiser will feature cuisine by chef Gus Martin, entertainment by NOCCA jazz musicians and a silent auction featuring weekend stays.
Location: Muriel’s Jackson Square restaurant
Tickets: $75
Contact: (504) 568-1955

September 15
11th annual Celebration
of Life Auction
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info: Honoring cancer survivors
in the community to raise funds for cancer research.
Location: Marriott New Orleans
Tickets: $60 and up
Contact: (504) 455-7065

September 16
Martini Madness
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Gather up your friends
and enjoy an evening of great music
and martinis.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: $45 per ticket for Friends of City Park members and $50 per ticket for non-members
Contact: Friends of City Park
Events, (504) 483-9376,

September 16
Scales & Ales
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: Sample wine and beer from more than 20 bars as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Audubon Aquarium at night and enjoy local cuisine and live music.
Location: Audubon Aquarium
of the Americas
Tickets: $35 per ticket
Contact: (504) 861-5107

September 17
Q’n for Kids
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info: Q’n for Kids will be the first annual barbeque team cook-off for Each One Save One. Teams will compete in eight categories, including People’s Choice. This family-friendly event
will include children’s activities,
entertainment, raffles, delicious food, beverages and fun!
Location: Palmer Park, 2299 Dublin Street
Tickets: Free: $10 sampling bracelet available. Food and beverages sold
Contact: (504) 896-9975

September 23
LOVE in the Garden
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: Every year LOVE in the Garden commemorates local artists who have strongly impacted the community with their works. Dining, an open bar and dancing under the stars and the oaks in the most romantic setting in New Orleans: NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Patron Level Tickets: $85 per ticket for NOMA Members; $100 per ticket for non-members; $110 per ticket for everyone the day of the event; $350 for two tickets with reserved seats, $1,000 for one reserved table plus 6 tickets and event recognition; $2,500 for two reserved tables plus 12 tickets, signage and publicity; $5,000 for three reserved tables plus 18 tickets, exclusive signage, extensive publicity package and NOMA benefits. Garden Party only tickets are $75 the day of the event, $50 per ticket for NOMA members and $60 per ticket for non-members.
Contact: noma.org/lovetickets.html, (504) 658-4121

September 23
18th Annual Golden Tassel Gala – “An Evening with the Stars”
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars’ Scholarship Program
Event Info: Activities include dancing to the beats of the Bucktown All-Stars, chances to bid on different auction items and great food from local restaurants.
Location: Pontchartrain Center
Tickets: $75 per ticket for the gala and $125 per ticket for gala and patron party
Contact: (504) 831-1565

September 23
2011 Ezra Open
Benefits: Better than Ezra Foundation
Event Info: The star-studded event will feature New Orleans cuisine, open bar, silent and live auctions and performances by several musical guests as well as
Better Than Ezra.
Location: Harrah’s Theatre
Tickets: $150 per ticket
Contact: (504) 343-1442

September 23
Miracles Can Happen
Benefits: Mary Payton’s Miracle Foundation
Event Info: Help honor Mary Payton Vigil and work toward treating her rare neurological disease at Miracles Can Happen. Doug Mouton from WWL-TV will emcee. Guests will also be entertained with
music from 4 Unplugged, food and live
and silent auctions.
Location: 1144 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville
Tickets: $75 per ticket before September 2 and $100 per ticket after September 2
Contact: (504) 382-2621

September 24 
Alexis de Tocqueville
Award Gala
Benefits: United Way for the Greater
New Orleans Area
Event Info: Each year, the Tocqueville Society confers a single award upon a recipient who exemplifies the ideals of generosity and service to the Greater
New Orleans community. This year, the husband-and-wife restaurateur and
philanthropic team of Henry and Karen Coaxum will be honored.
Location: Roosevelt Hotel
Tickets: Call for information
Contact: (504) 293-2647, UnitedWayNola.org/toqueville

September 24
Art on Oak
Benefits: Symphony Volunteers, Inc.
Event Info: An art sale of affordable posters, prints and paintings.
Location: Symphony Book Fair, 8605 Oak St.
Tickets: Free
Contact: (504) 231-0204

September 24
Friends of the Poor Walk
Benefits: St. Vincent de Paul
Event Info: A 1-mile walk to raise money for the local St. Vincent de Paul, to raise funds for their local ministry to the poor.
Location: LaSalle Park
Tickets: Free, but will accept donations
of any amount
Contact: (504) 289-2465

September 24
Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars II
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A “Dancing with the Stars”-type event with local celebrity dancers where the winner is the person who raises the most money.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: $30 general admission and
$50 for the VIP Special Viewing Area
Contact: (504) 821-7135

September 25
Garden District Association
Fall Affair
Benefits: Garden District Association
Event Info: This is an annual fundraiser for the Garden District Association, a neighborhood group that focuses efforts on historic preservation, zoning, integrity and beautification of the Garden District.
Location: Commander’s Palace Restaurant
Tickets: $250 per ticket
Contact: (504) 525-7608

September 27
Volunteer Activists
Award Luncheon
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info: The Volunteer Activists Award Luncheon is the primary fundraiser of the year for the St. Elizabeth’s Guild, which serves under Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The auction, parade of prizes, and special raffles
held at the luncheon raise money for programs at Catholic Charities.
Location: Sheraton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Canal Street
Tickets: $60
Contact: (504) 454-3654

September 29
22nd annual New Orleans
Film Society Gala
Benefits: The New Orleans Film Society
Event Info: This annual event features live local music, presentation of this year’s “Celluloid Hero” awards and specialty food and cocktails.
Location: Eiffel Society
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 309-6633,
info@neworleansfilmsociety.org, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org

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