1 Music and libations flowed freely at the Friends of City Park’s annual “Martini Madness” on Sept. 15. Denise Tebbe, Sue Guarisco and Andrea LeGrand were among those who enjoyed martinis from seven martini bars and food at this fund-raiser for the Friends of City Park.

2 Diann Sanborn, David Giffin and Nancy Plough were part of the sell-out crowd at City Park’s Pavilion of Two Sisters for “Martini Madness.”

3 On Sept. 17, the Jewish Endowment Foundation presented its Young Award for Professional Excellence to Albert Mintz, who is shown here with his wife Linda.

4 Carole Neff, Hoda Kotb, Ellen Yellin and JEF executive director Sandy Levy attended the event at Wyndham Canal Place, at which Kotb was the guest speaker.

5 Nathan Chapman, Carol Lise and Dr. Irving Rosen are at the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates (VCPORA) annual fund-raiser at a lovely private home in the French Quarter. The VCPORA is a preservation “watchdog” ensuring that there is a balance between full-time residents and businesses.

6 Carol Gelderman, Dottie Brennan and Andree Moss enjoyed the cocktails, food and music at the VCPORA party.

7 Jefferson Parish Council Chairman and event co-chair John Young Jr.,
Fay Doucet, Yvonne Lagasse and Jefferson Parish councilman Elton Lagasse were at Jefferson Beautification’s “A Taste of Italy III,” a benefit to raise funds for beautification projects at LaSalle Park. In addition to fine food and music at the party, there were live and silent auctions, a raffle and other games of chance.

8 Chef Andrea Apuzzo and Jeri Nims are at “A Taste of Italy III,” which was held Sept. 17 at Apuzzo’s restaurant, Andrea’s.