Surviving Tax Day Puptail Party
April 16th Surviving Tax Day Puptail Party, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at Petcetera, located at 3205 Magazine St., from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy libations and snacks with your 2 and 4-legged friends. Professional photography by Scott Stuntz. Entrance is a $5.00 donation to the LA/SPCA. Call 269-8711 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
Join Celebrity Bartenders in Tips for Charity at the “Canal Place Spring Fling”!
Part of the Tip Proceeds Benefit the LA/SPCA
Thursday, April 23rd, 5-7pm @ Canal Place Mall
Mike Theis from Mix 92.3FM and Randi Rousseau from WDSU will be battling it out against Eric Paulsen and Rob Nelson from WWL in a throw down!! And in the middle of it is also the team from The Jesters, New Orleans own Soccer Team.
Taking place on the first level of Canal Place, the Tips for Charity throw down will be to see which team can raise the most tips from the celebrity bartending for their nonprofit of choice. Proceeds from Mike Theis and Randi Rousseau’s team will benefit the Louisiana SPCA.
Enjoy the cool sounds of Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, presented by Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at The Royal Sonesta
Savor the fresh flavors of Morton’s The Steakhouse as they showcase their new Bar Bites Menu
AND DON’T FORGET TO SHOP!!! You’re guaranteed to have a thrilling evening!
*For additional details, please visit. www.theshopsatcanalplace.com
Upcoming Events at the LA/SPCA
April 29th An Adoption Affair, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at the New Orleans Dog Nanny, located at 617 S. Claiborne Ave., from 4:00-7:00. LA/SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right pet for your family. A variety of shapes, colors and sizes of four-legged friends eager to find a new home will be available for adoption. Call 528-3747 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
May 9th An Adoption Affair, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at Jefferson Feed, located at 4421 Jefferson Hwy., from 11:00-3:00. LA/SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right pet for your family. A variety of shapes, colors and sizes of four-legged friends eager to find a new home will be available for adoption. Call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
May 17th Third Annual Gatsby Dog Second Line & Celebration, to benefit the LA/SPCA will be held in Algiers Point from the Dry Dock Café (133 Delronde) to Old Point Bar/Warren’s Corner (545 Patterson Dr.). Registration begins at 4:00pm, Remembrance/Second Line (dogs and humans) at 4:30pm, Celebration from 4:45pm-7:00pm. Second Line with the “Free Agents Brass Band,” dance in the street with “Some Like It Hot,” food, Gatsby Dog drink, treats for pooches, kids activities and professional photography by Scott Stuntz. Pre-registration is $10 per person, day-of registration is $15. First 100 registrants receive Gatsby Dog beads and three (3) food/drink tickets. Call 368-5191, ext. 154 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
May 21st Memorial Day Puptail Party, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at Petcetera, located at 3205 Magazine St., from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy libations and snacks with your 2 and 4-legged friends. Professional photography by Scott Stuntz. Entrance is a $5.00 donation to the LA/SPCA. Call 269-8711 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
May 23rd An Adoption Affair and “Dirty Bow Wow” Toy Drive, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at Petco, located at 1629 Westbank Expressway and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 1601B Westbank Expressway, from 11:00-3:00. LA/SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right pet for your family. A variety of shapes, colors and sizes of four-legged friends eager to find a new home will be available for adoption. Representatives from Barnes & Noble will be present to collect toy donations for the shelter and Call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org for more information.
NEW ORLEANS JESTERS SOCCER TEAM ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2009 SEASON
New Orleans – (April 15, 2009) — Move over Saints, Hornets and Zephyrs…. There’s a new sports team in town: the New Orleans Jesters! The minor league soccer team, formerly known as the Shell Shockers, has a new name, a new owner, a new field, and more importantly, a new philosophy. By focusing on the community, children, and competition, the Jesters will prove to be an integral part of New Orleans sports.
“Our goal is to produce a competitive team of top class players from around the world who will truly raise the level of soccer in the region both on and off the field,” said owner Dana Stumpf. “The New Orleans area has a vast number of soccer players and fans of all ages, and we want to add to the opportunities available to them – both through games and through camps, clinics and training sessions.”
Head Coach Kenny Farrell, former head coach of the New Orleans Shell Shockers and a PDL Coach of the Year, said the team is shaping up beyond his expectations. “We have outstanding players from England, Wales, Honduras and Brazil, as well as solid American players like local favorite, Brandon Chagnard.”
The Jesters will host a slate of eight home games at the newly renovated Pan American Stadium in City Park. In keeping with their family-friendly theme, game tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. The Jesters home opener will be played on Saturday, May 16th and will be dedicated to area youth. All children will get in free with a Jesters coupon or by becoming a member of the Jesters Kids Court.
For more information on the New Orleans Jesters soccer team, ticket packages, game schedule, youth camps, community appearances, or to request players for appearances, please visit www.nolajesters.com
The 2009 home game schedule is below:
Sat, May 16 7:00 p.m. Bradenton Academics at New Orleans Jesters
Fri, May 22 7:00 p.m. Central Florida Kraze at New Orleans Jesters
Sat, Jun 6 7:00 p.m. Nashville Metros at New Orleans Jesters
Sat, Jun 20 7:00 p.m. Mississippi Brilla at New Orleans Jesters
Thu, Jun 25 7:00 p.m. Nashville Metros at New Orleans Jesters
Sat, Jun 27 7:00 p.m. Panama City Pirates at New Orleans Jesters
Sat, Jul 11 7:00 p.m. Baton Rouge Capitals at New Orleans Jesters
Fri, Jul 17 7:00 p.m. Atlanta Blackhawks at New Orleans Jesters
SARAH ASHLEY LONGSHORE Designs a New Furniture Line for ANTHROPOLOGIE :
Internationally known artist Sarah Ashley Longshore has committed to design a new furniture line for retail giant ANTHROPOLOGIE. The chair line will feature one of a kind artwork painted exclusively for ANTHROPOLOGIE and will be showcased in the 2009 fall collection. This line, named ASHLEY LONGSHORE FOR ANTHROPOLOGIE, is the launch of an entirely new division for the furniture department of Anthropologie . “I am honored to be the first artist for this new furniture concept, says Longshore. The Anthropologie design team scouted New Orleans for new creative talent for upcoming collections. When the eight member ANTHROPOLOGIE entourage arrived to Longshore Studio Gallery, including Chief Merchandising Officer Wendy Wurtzburger, Longshore had the scene set with over 1 00 paintings and chairs featuring her artwork. " There were 3 prototype chairs that I painted on directly so the Anthropologie team could actually visualize my artwork on furniture,…and they loved them! They were my story boards for the presentation and they worked!!!!!!!”
Longshore flew to her art showing in Manhattan in late March and then went to the Anthropologie headquarters in Philadelphia to see the mock ups for the chair line featuring one of her swimmer paintings. The UK furniture buyer for the new International Anthropologie stores, to be opened in London in the late fall, fell in love with ASHLEY LONGSHORE for ANTHROPOLOGIE. The chairs will be featured in the stores in London, in the catalog and on website in September." “Anthropologie has been one of my favorite stores since the mid- 90’s. I have dreamed of working with them in some way. This is just the beginning with this company.” Says Longshore. For the spring collection, ASHLEY LONGSHORE FOR ANTHROPOLOGIE will be working on additional furniture, including a sofa.
KIDsmART Grows Up…
WHAT: New Orleans based non-profit KID smART is turning 10. To celebrate this big day KID smART is hosting a birthday party at McDonogh 15 showing off their new grown up look as well as showcasing a Hip-Hopera performance by the KID smART students.
WHERE & WHEN: Tuesday April 21, 2009 11 a.m.
KIPP: McDonogh 15 Elementary School
721 St. Phillip Street (between Bourbon & Royal Sts.)
WHY: To showcase KIDsmART’s programs, their new look and celebrate 10 years of educating kids through art.
WHO: KID smART’s students, teaching artists & Board of Directors
MORE For further information about KID smART please visit kidsmart.org
Call for Volunteers
Circle of Friends For Education and Early-Detection (COFFEE) is a health program aimed at African-American, Latina and Vietnamese Women
Circle Of Friends For Education and Early-detection (COFFEE for short) is a multicultural community-based initiative dedicated to educating women in New Orleans about breast and cervical cancer, identifying resources to access quality healthcare in addition to providing support to improve their quality of life.
The American Cancer Society helped create this program by partnering with a coalition of diverse groups to train women in the following areas: Central City, the Lower Ninth Ward and Village De L’Est/Venetian Isle. COFFEE is specific to uninsured and underinsured African American, Latina, and Vietnamese women.
COFFEE is targeting women 19 years of age and older who want to learn about breast and cervical cancer screening and get linked to screening resources for screening education. After screening, the program will also help women 19 years of age and older with an abnormal breast or cervical cancer screen (clinical breast exam, mammogram, or PAP test) or a confirmed diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer. All participants may speak English, Spanish or Vietnamese
A COFFEE volunteer lay health educator training session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the American Cancer Society Volunteer Center located at 2605 River Road New Orleans. For more information, please contact Nedra Wardsworth at (504) 219-2292 or <mailto:Nedra.Wardsworth@cancer.org