Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some events are being canceled or postponed. Be sure to check official websites, Facebook pages, or contact numbers for a sponsor or event host before attending any of the events below.
GRETNA AMPHITHEATER CONCERT: Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys will perform at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 22 for a free fall Back to the River concert at the Gretna Amphitheater on Huey P. Long Avenue on the Mississippi River.
OKTOBERFEST: The Oktoberfest celebration at Deutsches Haus will take place on Fridays and Saturdays from October 22 to November 13. Hours will be 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Deutsches Haus is located at 1700 Moss St., New Orleans. There will be a changing menu of German dishes and 28 kinds of beer. Parking costs $ 20 per day at the Deutsches Haus site and $ 10 at Cabrini High School. For a calendar of events and live music, visit oktoberfestnola.com.
NOLA VETERINARY FESTIVAL: John Papa Gros and James Andrews will perform at NOLA Vet Fest, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 23, on Lyons Street between Annunciation and Tchoupitoulas streets in New Orleans. New Orleans Foreign War Veterans organize Block Party fundraiser. Admission includes beer from Urban South Brewery; dishes from Taco Loceaux, Hanson’s Sno-Bliz and Zee’s Pizzeria will be for sale, with restaurants donating the proceeds to the VFW. The VA mobile veterinary center will be on site with free COVID and flu shots. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 5 for children at www.nolavfw.org.
JOB FAIR FOR DISABLED PEOPLE: The Families Helping Families Network will host a statewide virtual job fair for people with disabilities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3. To register, visit https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Families-Helping-Families/e/Q8R53.
these are repetitions JEFFERSON PARISH LAWYERS IN LIBRARIES: The Jefferson Parish Library participates in the Statewide Library Lawyers Program in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Library of Louisiana, and the Louisiana Library Association. The library will host three workshops on legal issues led by local lawyers, as well as eight free sessions where lawyers will answer clients’ questions on legal issues. The workshops will be:
- “The Foundations of Louisiana Law” with Ronald Morrison from 9 am to 11 am Monday, October 25 at the Rosedale Library, 4036 Jefferson Highway
- “Estate Planning and Elder Law” with Betty Raglin, 11 am to 1 pm October 28 at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road
- “Estate Planning and Elder Law” with Betty Raglin, 1 pm to 3 pm October 28 at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway.
ST. BERNARD LAWYERS IN LIBRARY: As part of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Lawyers in Libraries program, the St. Bernard Parish Library will offer free telephone consultations on October 28 on non-criminal legal matters. Presentations on legal issues will also be broadcast daily from 25 to 30 October via the LSBA Louisiana Lawyers in Libraries Facebook page. To register, call the Saint-Bernard library at (504) 279-0448 to register.
LONG-VIEW TWILIGHT: The Electric Yat string quartet will perform at the last concert of the Twilight season at Longue Vue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 27. Tickets are $ 10 at www.longuevue.com.
MEETING OF THE SAINTS ANGELS: The 50-year reunion for the Holy Angels Academy class of 1970 has been postponed to Saturday, October 30 at The Crossing in Kenner. Class members wishing to attend should call Janell Weber at (504) 416-3950.
GRETNA RECYCLING: Curbside recycling in Gretna is set to resume on November 1 after a suspension due to the overwhelming amounts of trash, storm debris and green debris from Hurricane Ida. For more details, visit www.gretnala.com Where www.facebook.com/CityOfGretna.
ST. CHARLES PARISH RECOVERY: St. Charles Parish Council waived permit fees during recovery from Hurricane Ida. The emergency ordinance is in effect until February 28. For a complete list of exempt fees and other emergency permit information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (985) 722-4473.
NEW ORLEANS CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Parents of singers ages 5 to 16 interested in the New Orleans Children’s Chorus should contact Teena Baudier at (504) 482-2883, (504) 388-8871 or [email protected] NOCC offers three choirs, which perform at different times every Monday, all after 4 p.m., at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5800 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. No special talent or experience is required. The 2021-22 season runs until early May.
SYMPHONIC BOOK FAIR: LPO Volunteers is accepting donations to fill its new warehouse at 517 Time Saver Ave., Harahan, for the upcoming Symphonic Book Fair, in June 2022. Donations to benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are accepted Tuesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FUNDRAISING / GALAS
GAMES IN THE GARDENS: A fundraiser supporting gardening and environmental education will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 21 at Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans. The sponsors of the games are the Red Stick Croquet Club, Thibodaux Pétanque and the New Orleans Table Tennis Association. Tickets cost $ 100 at longuevue.com or by calling (504) 293-4722.
NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: The Odyssey 2021 fundraiser, to benefit the exhibitions and educational programs of the New Orleans Museum of Art, will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, November 12. Tickets are $ 300, or $ 200 for supporters aged 21 to 40, to noma.org/event/odyssey2021.
RESCUE RACE: The NOLA to the rescue 5K dog race will take place on Sunday morning, November 28 at Lafrenière Park in Métairie. It’s a race for the two-legged creatures to benefit their four-legged friends. The race is produced by NOLA Girl Charitable Giving and all proceeds will go to No-Kill Rescue organizations in South Louisiana. Registration is $ 30 until November 10 at raceroster.com.
NOCCA FOUNDATION: The Home for the Holidays fundraiser for the NOCCA Foundation will take place on December 22 at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Proceeds from the Music and Art Night will support the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.
BAR ASSOCIATION PRICE: The Louisiana State Bar Association awarded its 2021 Legal Services Innovation Award to the New Orleans First City Court Eviction Diversion Project, led by Chief Justice Veronica Henry . The project provides legal assistance to tenants, an information desk for landlords and tenants, prioritization of emergency rental assistance programs, and early notification at the time of filing.
CONFERENCE IN THE ECONOMY ROOM: Fatima Shaik will present a talk, “Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Neighborhood”, at 6 pm. November 9. The conference is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo, with a Zoom link sent on the day of the conference and a recording of the event for 60 days afterwards. For information, visit amissoftehcabildo.org. Conferences cost $ 10, free for members.
LEADERSHIP ST. BERNARD: Applications are being accepted until November 1 for the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce’s St. Bernard Leadership Program aimed at developing individuals into community leaders. Current class members and alumni will be on hand to answer questions at a social event from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on October 20 at The Kitchen Table, 7005 St. Claude Avenue, Arabi. The cost of the program is $ 400, or $ 300 for House members. To apply, visit stbernardchamber.org.
JUNG COMPANY: Kay Todd will discuss “Mythology, Death and Mourning” at a CG Jung Society Zoom meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. The lecture will focus on how our cultural mythology can prevent us from a “good” death and can affect the ability to mourn. The meeting is free for members and $ 10 for others. To register, visit jungneworleans.org.
JEFFERSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Corporate Leadership Awards will be combined during “Engage 2021: Embrace the Season of Change” from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday, October 28 at the John A. Alario Event Center, 2000 Boulevard Segnette, Westwego. Tickets for the lunch meeting are $ 85 for members and $ 125 for others. For information, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org or call (504) 835-3880.