Junior League of New Orleans in Partnership with Cabinets by Design is Cooking Up Funds for Children’s Education with our April 4 Kitchen Tour

New Orleans, LA (March 16, 2009) – The Junior League of New Orleans will hold an April 4 Kitchen Tour to benefit children’s education. Make plans to attend this exciting event on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
Take a self-guided tour of eleven fabulous kitchens in the Audubon Park and Faubourg St. John neighborhoods.
Participating Audubon Neighborhood Homes Include:
Richard & Terri McCormack ~ 398 Broadway Street
Hal & Debbie Tabb ~ 401 Broadway Street
Andy & Cathy Burka ~ 1539 Exposition Boulevard
Pierre &Allison Stouse ~ 1433 Exposition Boulevard
Peter & Catherine Freeman ~ 6039 Coliseum Street
Kyle & Gigi Graffagnini ~ 1322 State Street

Participating Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Homes Include:
Robert & Karen Eustis ~ 3217 DeSoto Street
Bonnie Desselle ~ 1456 Verna Court
Alan & Sandra Burshell ~ 3222 Ursulines Avenue
Bob & Lisa Amoss ~ 3118 Ursulines Avenue
The Patron Party, held Thursday, April 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the celebrated Emeril’s Delmonico restaurant, will feature New Orleans’ delicacies, a chef’s live recipe demonstration and auction items that are sure to inspire!
 
Kitchen Tour sponsors include Top Chef, Cabinets by Design, High Heat, Mattix Cabinet Works, Inc., Stafford Tile & Stone, Triton Stone, Silver Spoon, Palatial Stone, Source Worner Hardware, Food for Thought, and Bockman Glasgow + Forbes. Patron Party auction donors include Basics Underneath, Contemporary Arts Center, Creole Creamery, Children’s Hospital, Garden Gate, Global Wildlife Center, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, perch., Plum Street Snowball, Sarounk Shop Oriental Carpets, Thomas Mann Gallery, and Wren’s Tontine. Special thanks go out to Emeril’s Delmonico, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Jay Batt, Bacardi USA, Bee’s Florist, Bonomolo Limousines, Inc., Cork and Bottle, Limousine Livery, St. James Cheese Company, and Video Ventures.
 
Kitchen Tour tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 by contacting Junior League Headquarters at 504-891-5845 or online at www.jlno.org <<http://www.jlno.org>http://www.jlno.org> . 
 
Revenue generated from Junior League fundraisers go towards projects and activities the Junior League supports in the organization’s focus area of children’s education and improving the New Orleans community.  Junior League of New Orleans has established numerous programs for the betterment of our community and for children’s education, and we are currently involved in such programs as: KidSmART Plate Project, Rebuilding Together, Safe Sitter, SoFAB/Kids in the Kitchen, and educational support to Samuel J. Green Charter School and Lafayette Academy Charter School.  With a membership of over 2,000 women, the Junior League has been involved in over 100 different community projects, contributed more than $5,000,000 to the New Orleans community, and provided over 2,000,000 hours of volunteer time.  JLNO has been
instrumental in the formation and continuation of The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, The Louisiana Nature and Science Center, The Holman Vocational Center, and Teen Court.
 
The Junior League of New Orleans is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  JLNO has enriched the lives of thousands of New Orleans-area residents through its educational and charitable works during the past 85 years.

Men and Women of Fashion to Host 37th Annual  Prix D’Elegance Awards Luncheon

Proceeds Benefit NOBA’s Scholarship Program for Talented Youth

On Tuesday, April 14, The Men and Women of Fashion will host the 37th annual Prix D’Elegance Luncheon at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.  This event, which will introduce the 2008 “Best Dressed” honorees, benefits the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and BRAVO (Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization), helping to continue NOBA’s nationally award-winning scholarship program.
NOBA’s education programs provide access to quality arts programs with 2,500 free dance classes and workshops annually at eleven sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Annually, scholarships are provided for talented youth to study dance at prestigious schools around the country, including Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco’s LINES Ballet, and American Dance Festival.

Men and Women of Fashion Honorees

Men

Bobby Asaro                                                               

Brett Bauman

Calvin Fayard

Byron Harrell

Dr. Corey Hebert    

Alexis Hocevar

Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr.

Newell Normand

Carl Panebiango

Ted Selogie                                           

Women

Cat Aschaffenburg

Toni Bachmann

Dr. Laura Badeaux

Nancy D’Amico

Myra deGersdorff

Judy Rush Eckhardt

Kay McArdle

Helena Moreno

Joyce Pulitzer

Cathy L. Vaughn

Each year, the members of the Men and Women of Fashion organizations choose a former recipient to receive the special honor of Hall of Fame for sustained excellence. The Hall of Fame Honorees for 2008 are Blaine Kern, Sr. and Mimi Bowen. 

The Men and Women of Fashion are philanthropic organizations that recognize outstanding members of the community while supporting fashion and retail in New Orleans and creating a forum for further charitable outreach. For more than 37 years, the Men and Women of Fashion organizations have paid tribute to dozens of men and women in New Orleans who exemplify unique personal style, as well as excellence through business, civic and charitable endeavors that specifically better the local community.

“For more than 35 years, the Men and Women of Fashion organizations have had the honor and privilege of recognizing men and women not only of fashion and style, but also of substance, of integrity and of community involvement.  Through their efforts, the annual award recipients truly exemplify outstanding leaders who make a difference in our community,” said Kathleen N. Mix, Women of Fashion President.

This year’s event is chaired by Jacquee Carvin and Teresa Guzzetta. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m with a patron party, followed at 11 a.m. by a silent auction featuring an array of items, including an exclusive live auction item—an exquisite south sea pearl necklace donated by Friend & Co Fine Jewelers. The luncheon will also include a style show with the latest fashions by Mimi and Jeff’s Haberdashery.

          Tickets to the event are $75 (table of 10 for $750) and $100 (table of 10 for $1000), which includes a champagne patron party at 10am. For more information or to order tickets, contact NOBA at 504.522.0996. 

Woofstock 2009
Where can you find live entertainment, food, fun, all your friends and cheap drugs? Back by popular demand, the outdoor love fest known as Woofstock is returning to Bogue Falaya Park Sunday, March 29th for a full day of fun, frolicking in the Park.

The low cost clinic will begin at 9:00a.m. offering $60.00 annual K-9 vaccinations, $10 microchip IDs, and discounted flea, tick, and heartworm preventative. You guessed it, that’s your cheap drugs! The clinic will be open until 2:00.

The festival complete, with live music from Christian Serpas & Ghost Town and home-grown legend, Amanda Shaw, doggie contests, fun and games begin at 11:00a.m! Food, provided by Pelican Bark Park, will be on sale all day as well as soft drinks, water and the specially-brewed doggie beers of Abita (TurboDog, Hound Dog, Golden Retriever, and Purple Pooch).
 
The groovy rags of Woofstock will also be on sale at the festival, but for any ZooToo-er with 1,000 points or more will receive the much sought-after t-shirt for free. To register with ZooToo for your points, go to www.zootoo.comand select the St. Tammany Humane Society as your sponsored shelter and then begin racking up the points by uploading pics, writing journal entries and inviting your friends and family to gab about your four-legged friends.
 
Tickets are available for $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children under 12 get in for $4 or $5 at the gate. You may securely purchase tickets online at www.sthumane.org/eventswoofstock.html or by calling the St. Tammany Humane Society at 985-892-PETS(7387).
 
Vendors can purchase a spot in the middle of all the excitement for only $100 or can sponsor the entire event for $500. Sponsorship includes a 10’ x 10’ space at Woofstock Festival, advertising on all 2009 Woofstock t-shirts and 4 free tickets to the festival.  Sponsors will also receive a 2’ x 1’ banner ad adorning our mobile adoption van, visible in the community for weekly off-site pet adoptions, local festivals and area events!!
 
Sale items must be approved prior to purchase, and space is limited, so reserve your spot today! For more information or to purchase your spot or sponsorship, please contact Vaughn at 985-892-PETS(7387).
 
In an effort to make this an adoption-day-to-remember, the St. Tammany Humane Society has invited shelters and animal rescue groups from across the region to participate free of charge. The St. Tammany Humane Society has also opened the event to any/all non-profit organizations to showcase their charity for free. For more information or to reserve your space, please call Vaughn at 985-892-PETS (7387).
 
Join us March 29th at Bogue Falaya Park for Woofstock 2009-a day full of peace, love and doggie poop!

BRYAN BATT DONATES BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
“Mad Men” Star to Raise Funds April 11 for Le Petit Theatre

              
March 19, 2009 * New Orleans, LA – Award winning Broadway and television actor Bryan Batt is reclaiming his roots by doing a benefit performance April 11th at the historic theatre where he got his start.  He will perform “Batt on a Hot Tin Roof”, a one-man show to benefit Le Petit Théâtre duVieux Carré, as part of a drive to bolster the theatre’s sagging revenues.  
 
“Le Petit Theatre introduced me to my love of the theatre,” said Batt.  “I will do whatever is in my power to save this 93-year-old landmark that sits on the corner of Jackson Square.”
 
Tickets can be purchased by going to www.LePetitTheatre.com <<http://www.LePetitTheatre.com>http://www.LePetitTheatre.com> .  Ticket prices range from $20.00 to $100.00 with a special post-concert party hosted by Bryan Batt offered to those purchasing at the $100.00 level.  Show time is at 7:00 p.m.
 
In addition to his award-winning Broadway performances, Batt currently plays “Salvatore Romano” on the critically-acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe lauded dramatic series MAD MEN.  His recent sold out cabaret appearances have garnered the New York Backstage Bistro and the New Orleans Big Easy awards.  Reviews for his cabaret act have been glowing:
 
"Bryan Batt’s ‘Batt on a Hot Tin Roof’ is wondrously sung, blissfully funny, with
delightful and moving  juxtapositions of songs. He’s a ‘Mad Men" marvel.”
David Cuthbert, former New Orleans Times Picayune theatre critic
 
"Bryan Batt is the best cabaret act I have ever seen in my life.”
Frank Gagnard, The New Orleans Times-Picayune Critic Emeritus
 
“There are triple-threat stars, and then there’s Bryan Batt. He sings. He dances. He acts. And he’s one of the most brilliantly funny comedians on Broadway today. His pitch-perfect sense of comic timing has served him well in such fun fare as Jeffrey and La Cage Aux Folles, but now he’s taking it to the next level and simply being his hilarious, endearing self in his new cabaret act.”
Jenna Tesse Fox – Broadway World
 
Bryan Batt sits on the Board of Governors for Le Petit Théâtre duVieux Carré.  New construction delayed by Hurricane Katrina, the loss of programming and membership due to the storm, and the extraordinary economic climate created short-term cash flow problems that caused the theatre to lay off its entire staff.  Solomon Group, an entertainment management company has stepped forward to run the theatre on a pro-bono basis while the Board of Governors and volunteers restructure the theatre and raise much-needed funds.
 
 Le Petit Théâtre duVieux Carré is the oldest continuously operating “little” community theatre in America.  The 93-year-old organization is located at 616 St. Peter Street on the corner of Jackson Square in New Orleans.  For ticket information, call (504) 522-2081, or visit www.LePetitTheatre.com ‘

Vino On The Bayou

At the
Pitot House Museum
1440 Moss Street, on Bayou St. John
Friday, March 20th
from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Begin your weekend with neighbors and friends…
sipping into sunset on beautiful Bayou St. John. 
$10 per person, $5 for Landmarks members
All proceeds donated to Louisiana Landmarks Society
For more information call Cork & Bottle:  (504) 281-4384
or visit their website corknola.com/>
Please be sure to support and thank them for their generosity!

Susan Lloyd McClamroch, Pitot House Director

1440 Moss Street

New Orleans, LA  70119

504-482-0312
smcclamroch@louisianalandmarks.org