Haitian Earthquake Relief Info
“FabuN♥LA presents …
FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”
@ The Blue Nile
7 pm ~ until
Bill Summers & Jazalsa
Saturday ~ 1/16/10 ~ 11 pm
and MUCH, MUCH MORE …
Hello My Fantastic FabuNOLA Family!!!
I hope you’ve been very well since I last reached out to you. Well, I wanted you to get some VERY good news about a brand new and exciting event that I’m kicking off this weekend. It’s called “FabuNOLA presents … FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays” at The Blue Nile starting with a Free FabuDance Class (courtesy of NOSD, Inc ~ www.NOSDINC.com) at 7 pm and Music/Dancing/FabuFun starting at 8 pm. Yes, this is one of my very own offering to you. An official “FabuNOLA presents …” Event.
Jesse Paige (GM & Exec. Director of The Blue Nile) and I have been discussing a partnership between “FabuNOLA presents …” Events and The Blue Nile since the Fall of 2009 to create some exciting new happenings there. “FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays” will be the first you will see there so I hope you will come out in Full FabuNOLA Family Force to support. I would love to see your smiling faces (and dancing feet) there!!!
And it’s okay if you don’t know how to Salsa dance yet (because I didn’t at one point either) … that’s what the classes are for. And if you still aren’t sure yet … just come to listen to the music, watch, socialize and have FUN (because that’s what this is all about)!! I am reaching out to the Latin Dance & Music Collective in New Orleans to create a place for everyone to come together happily. There will be a rotation of various dance instructors/groups, dj’s and eventually live bands (although … any of my friends wanting to bring your instruments and create jam sessions … with/without the djs is SuperFabu too!!).
My love for the music, dancing, culture and community grows and grows in FabuNOLA (and you know I love to Swing Dance too!!) so I wanted to do what I can to enhance the already rich cultural scene in FabuNOLA with some more positive events. AND … this event will be a Clean Air Event (Smoke Free!!! Thanks Jesse!!!!). I hope you’ll be inspired to share with us!! Everyone is always welcome in FabuNOLA!!
Okay, there are a ton of other events going on, lots of info and resources I’m listing here so I’m going to list as many as I can (there are just so many … AND Bill Summers & Jazalsa are performing at The Blue Nile tonight too at 11 pm. It’s going to be AWESOME!!! Love ya, Bill (and all the rest of Jazalsa too!).
And here’s something that I came up with this week. I hope you will use it as a Mantra to carry you through your day positively:
“Only Greatness … Awaits Us” … in 2010 and Beyond!!!
So in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday/Holiday (much respect to Dr. King’s beautiful legacy that still continues today), I want to send a special note and prayers to the people of Haiti (along with family, friends and concerned people globally). Dr. King preached that he had a dream. In essence it was about all people coming together … globally in Love, Peace & Compassion … especially in truly challenges times … especially to make this world a better place. This is our time to honor Dr. King’s Legacy again by reaching out across the waters to help others so greatly in need … lovingly. Give of yourself … give Love … give whatever is needed. Sending you all Love & Light from FabuNOLA.
And I just received a note from my dear friend, Alain Joseph, in NYC on Facebook. Many of you might remember Alain who lived here for many years (and just moved away last year) and continues to work with Emeril. Alain let me know that his cousin, Wyclef Jean (the recording artist & humanitarian who is Haitian), has an organization called Yele Haiti. Below I am listing a way to donate $5.00 by phone (TEXT: YELE to 501501) along with web info. Please give them funds right away. I just did it and it was extremely simple!!!
Alain also sent me a text on Thursday stating that Red Cross needs Creole speaking volunteers fro a 24 Hour Phone Bank. Please call B. Wilford at 305-776-6900 if you can assist or pass this on to someone who can.
Sending Haiti Love to bring you through this. Make them stronger!! Please do what you can to reach out to another in need and be of great assistance to them. Below you will also find just a few organizations here leading the efforts to gather supplies needed (drop-off points) to send. Find out how to get more involved.
Okay, that’s it for now (although it’s packed with SO MUCH info). Until the next time … I’ll see You on the Page or in Person! And tell them FabuNOLA sent YOU. As always … here’s hoping to see You … Out & About!!
YELE for HAITI!!!
Give needed funding & aide for Haiti!
Wyclef Jean’s helping hands reaching out to Haiti!!
Gris Gris Lab
They are raising funds and a benefit will be on February 13th. Stay tuned for more info & please go to http://www.GrisGrisLab.com for updated info. Until then, Gris Gris Lab is a local drop-off site for supplies & to send funds directly to specific groups in Haiti (see below for a couple listed).
They are a healing center and can also provide healing guidance to heal you cope during these emotional and challenging time (allowing your emotions to be utilized for the greater positive good of everyone).
Gris Gris Lab
Gia Hamilton & musician Troy Sawyer have also provided me with info about the organization, Konbit Pou Edikasyon (which in Haitian means “coming together for education.”). Please go to the KPE Website to find out more and how to give donations.
KPE’s goal is to help as many of Haiti’s children as possible by providing them with the opportunity to attend school. KPE works to provide children with a satisfactory education, school supplies, food, medical care, and any other resources that they can to ensure that children are able to function at the same level as their colleagues of similar age attending the same school.
Also, a few Facebook Friends of Gia’s posted this info on her
Paulette B.L. posted:
AMERICAN AIRLINES is taking Doctors & Nurses to Haiti for FREE. Please call 212-697-9767.
Hope for Haitian Children, Inc.
Drop-Off Points for Items Needed:
from Marie Jose Poux
Money & Medical Donations can be mailed or dropped off to Community Book Store (see info below).
Until full website is up, please join Facebook Page for
Lots of Food; Children’s and Adult Tylenol; Ibuprofin; Motrin; Bandages; Vitamins; Sugar; Flour; Can Goods; Pots; Pans; Bedding Supplies; Disinfectants; Detergent; Clothes (for all ages); Tents; Tarps; Toothbrushes; Toothpaste; Underwear (for all ages); Matresses.
Drop Off Points: Call 504-948-0159 to Arrange
Community Book Store
Gris Gris Lab
The Warehouse at:
Also helping Hope for Haitian Children, Inc. with their relief efforts is Shon “Sable” Gipson.
(Offers Therapeutic Healing & Counseling)
If you are a Haitian Family wishing for guided assistance during these challenging times or yet another concerned member of the Community who would like guidance, please connect here:
Ori Counseling Services of New Orleans
Call/Email to Schedule an Appointment
|FabuNOLA News & Events (and LOVE … always!!)|
“FabuN♥LA presents …
FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”
7 pm ~ until @ The Blue Nile
(532 Frenchmen St ~ BlueNileLive.com)
“Tambien!!! Come out and CELEBRATE the Cultural Diversity of the Latin Dance & Music Scenes in New Orleans (with FabuN♥LA at The Blue Nile)!!!
Live it!!! Love it!!! Celebrate & Be a Part of IT!!!
Whether you know HOW to DANCE, want to LEARN or just ENJOY watching …
EVERYONE is WELCOME to be a part of this NEW SEXY SALSA SUNDAY PARTY in New Orleans!!
♥FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays!!!!!♥
Live … Love … and Salsa!!
♥Every Sunday (starting Jan 17th) ~ Music starts at 8 pm♥
(except Super Bowl & Mardi Gras weekends)
Featuring DJ MG … spinning the tunes to get you movin’ to the latin rhythms!!!
♥ Special FabuDance Class for the Kick-Off Weekend ~ @ 7 pm♥
Featuring Dance Instruction by Mike Griffin ~ compliments of NOSD, INC.
(30 Minute Salsa & 30 Minute Dominican Style Bachata Lessons)
And here’s a FabuDance Video of Mike & Me dancing a few months back at one of his very own and GREAT Salsa Socials. It’s improved and fun (okay … need to know the basics … you get it though). It’s on my Facebook page though so I’m not sure if all can see it (try anyway… here). You can also go to the NOSD, Inc. YouTube Channel (since I haven’t posted mine on the FabuNOLA YouTube Channel yet) to view their many video postings.
This is an official “FabuN♥LA presents … Event”
In cooperation with The Blue Nile
This is a Clean Air Event (Smoke Free)!!!
Peace & Love (spreading through us all),
|SuperFabu Musical Offerings from
The Blue Nile
(532 Frenchmen St ~ BlueNileLive.com)
Here’s a great performance of Bill Summers & Jazalsa on WWL TV just last week:
Bill Summers & Jazalsa performing LIVE on WWL TV
I LOVE You, Bill ~ I’ll see you there!! Peace & Love, CLT
Good day to all!
With all of the wonderful events going on in the city this weekend, we at THE BLUE NILE want to remind you of the incredible weekend of entertainment we have scheduled for you at 532 Frenchmen Street.
FRIDAY night starts off right with our cocktail hour from 7 to 10 pm featuring THE BOTTOMS UP BLUES GANG playing bar side. This is a fantastic blues duo visiting from St. Louis and doing a residency cocktail hour with us on Thursdays and Fridays for the remainder of January.
Then at 10.30pm: THE SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND. This is the most explosive entertainment any Saints fan could ask for as a pep rally the night before the biggest game of the year to date!
SATURDAY brings us the WASHBOARD CHAZ BLUES TRIO following the game at about 7.30 pm.
Next, at 10 pm we are very excited to have master percussionist BILL SUMMERS and his hot Latin and World music with his ensemble JAZALSA. Bill has brought together some of the very best musicians the city has to offer to create a high energy celebration of life through music.
SUNDAY we are very excited to announce a new addition to our weekly line up:
FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays presented by FabuNOLAat 8pm
This will feature DJ MG on our debut weekend. He will be spinning the tunes to get you movin’ to the Latin rhythms!!! There is also a special FabuDance Class for the Kick-Off Weekend that starts at 7 pm featuring Dance Instruction by Mike Griffin ~ compliments of NOSD, INC. (NOSDINC.com)
(30 Minute Salsa & 30 Minute Dominican Style Bachata Lessons)
Have a safe and exciting good time this weekend. We hope to see you soon!
CubaNOLA Art Collective highly recommends ¡Sí Cuba!, a citywide presentation of Cuban art, music, and culture, the Newcomb Art Gallery celebrates the opening of Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba.
Please check out www.sicubaneworleans.com (or click flyer) to see the full schedule of all the Cuban art events going on this month as part of the Si Cuba extravaganza. And see further below for film screening of I AM CUBA film with New Orleans Film Society at CAC.
Guests will enjoy special Cuban-inspired hors d’oeuvres from Rio Mar and Cuban music performed by the Javier Olondo Quartet.
Also on Saturday, Tulane’s Latin American Library celebrates the opening of their exhibition, See Cuba: A Century of Images from the Latin American Library, 1859-1959, with a copa de champaña from 5 to 6 pm.
Both events are FREE and open to the public.
On-campus parking is available on Saturdays.
Funding for ¡Sí Cuba! and Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba comes from the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust, Robert C. Cudd III and Carol Downes Cudd, the Newcomb Institute, Julie McCollam, and Dorian Bennett. Additional support comes from CubaNOLA Arts Collective and Tulane University’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute.
| Gris Gris Lab Weekly/Monthly Calendar Offerings:
1. Community Heal-a-Long (weekly): Introduction to alternative healing modalities Reiki & Reflexology. Wednesdays (starts Jan. 13)10am-2pm at Gris Gris Lab- International Healing Arts Space 2245 Brainard St. and Jackson Ave. (504) 654-1927 Registration is encouraged. $20 for hour long sessions www.grisgrislab.com
2. Make Your Own Magic Lifestyle Design Conference calls with founder Gia Hamilton- Lifestyle Design Coach & Urban Shaman. Tuesdays at 8pm CST Dial-in Number: (616) 597-8000
3. Celebrate New Moon with a Magical Ritual (monthly) 7pm to 9pm at Gris Gris Lab, International Healing Arts Space at 2245 Brainard St and Jackson Ave. (504)654-1927 www.grisgrislab.com Free
January 14th Thursday; February 13th Saturday; March 15th Monday 4. Grits and Gardening at The Lab 11-4pm. Garden, Art Studio open, Potluck brunch in a healing and creative environment. 2245 Brainard Ave. and Jackson Ave. ( 504) 654-1927 www.grisgrislab.com Membership is encouraged. Donations Accepted.
5. Release negative emotions at the Full Moon Ritual 7pm to 9pm at Gris Gris Lab, International Healing Arts Space at 2245 Brainard St and Jackson Ave. (504)654-1927 www.grisgrislab.com Free
January 29th Friday; February 28th Sunday; March 29th Monday
6. Soul Tempo Sundays ~ Be the BLISS we wish to see in the world … presented (weekly) by Odile Nicole Del Giudice (firstname.lastname@example.org). Soul Tempo Sunday Meditations are now being presented at the Gris Gris Lab (free ~ donations to the space are welcomed). STS is an ongoing experiment in New Orleans ~ Gathering in community to foster the experience of peace and expand awareness.
* Guided Breath Work * Sitting Meditation * Walking Meditation (loosely based on Slow Tempo Practice)
Join Us on Sundays ~ 3 – 4:30pm ~ free
Gris Gris Lab Special January Calendar Offerings:
Across the Waters Art Opening ~ showcasing the work of local artist Sarah Dearie opens Jan.23rd ~ 6-9pm at Gris Gris Lab ~ 2245 Brainard Street & Jackson Ave. Free
“Across The Waters”
An Exhibition featuring the works of Sarah Dearie
Opening: Saturday, January 23
Art Exhibition displayed January 23 – February 13
WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION: 6 to 9 p.m. ~ Jan. 23. Musical Guests DJ Manga Rosa, Tedo Oliveira (Sarah Dearie’s Husband), and Marcio Pereira will be performing.
WHAT: Gris Gris Lab presents”Across The Waters,” an exhibit featuringthe expressive works of native New Orleanian painter Sarah Dearie. Dearie’s paintings focus largely on the female Orishas, which have their root in the Yoruba spiritual canon. Each female Orisha deity corresponds to a body of water, and in this symbolism, Dearie has found visual inspiration and artistic resonance. After adopting Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as her second home in 1999, Dearie found tremendous inspiration from Salvador’s African culture. Following Hurricane Katrina, Dearie and her family moved to Salvador full-time, returning to New Orleans in 2007. The convergence of her New Orleanian roots, Salvador’s cultural influences, and the ever-present water flowing between these locations prominently define Dearie’s artistic style.
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More Gris Gris:
Gris Gris Lab, located in the Lower Garden District, is a premier international healing/arts movement that produces leading-edge, multidisciplinary cultural projects, wellness events, creative consultation, educational playshops and eco-tourist work exchange programs that concentrate on healing through intentional community. Healing services offered by appointment at The Lab include Reiki, fasting support, Ionic foot baths and body. Ground has been broken at the “MagicGarden” and is readily available for community participation on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please contact Gris Gris Lab for you next Magical Occasion!!!
Help St. Bernard Rebuild Project Reach $1.MM
Help St. Bernard Rebuild Project with just a click to vote on Facebook
click this flyer to make a simple (AND GREAT) difference
This is the great organization that Neshama Carlebach supported for her “Go YOU Forth” Concert back in October of 2009 that I sent you info about attending. Neshama also got out there to help with building one of the houses (hey boo!! love you!!!). Neshama (along with David Morgan … hey Dave!!) will be back in town this week to perform a special Shabbat too!! www.neshamacarlebach.com
So click away and help with the Rebuild of our beautiful FabuCommunity!! They are the only ones from this region (Louisiana & Gulf Coast) to reach this round (I voted for both them and Make It Right Fdn).
Peace & Love, Cherylyn
Here’s a note emailed to me by Allie Wilmes of the St. Bernard Rebuild Project:
Hope you enjoyed the holidays! I originally met you at the Neshama event which supported the St. Bernard Project.
Now I would like to ask you a quick favor.
The St. Bernard Project has an opportunity to win $1MM from Chase bank! Chase is holding an online voting competition from January 15-22 on Facebook and the organization that gets the most votes will win the $1MM. We made it through the first round and won $25K and now we are up against 99 other organizations for the $1MM.
If we win we’ll use the money to: rebuild 66 homes, create 21 construction jobs (for veterans and other LA residents) and provide over 2,000 hours of mental health services. Lots of good for the people of New Orleans!
SBRP is the only organization in Louisiana or the Gulf Coast to make it to the final round of voting!
I’m wondering if you’d be willing to spread the word about voting among your list serve. (We have text/widgets ready to go!) The best part is that it only takes people about 30 seconds to vote. I don’t mean to be a pain or overly asky but with the support of your network there’s a very good chance we’ll win.
I have an email blast ready to go as well. I will send it to you following this email.
Please let me know if you have time today to discuss. Or we can communicate via email — whatever works best for you. Voting starts tomorrow (actually Friday, Jan. 15) and ends Friday, Jan 22 so we only have one week to get as many votes as possible!
Thanks in advance for your support. Look forward to hearing from you.
And … here’s the 2nd part that Allie sent me:
Click. Vote. Rebuild NOLA.
Help the St. Bernard Project win $1million on Facebook. Vote now at www.4nola.org/facebook. With your support and $1 million the St. Bernard Project can rebuild 66 homes for Katrina survivors, create 21 jobs for veterans and provide 2,000 hours of mental health services.
New Orleans Jam RELOADED Workshop Jan. 29 – 31, 2010
Mambo Orleans & NickiiJammzz presents this Fabu Salsa Workshop
Go to www.MamboOrleans.com to register (or click flyer & pics)
Tumay Tunar (One of the FabuInstructors of Mambo Orleans & creator of New Orleans Jam Reloaded) let me know that they will donate half the profits to HAITI!!!
Ozlem Sevimka, who is a gorgeous dancer from Turkey. (Info provided by Tumay Tunar of Mambo Orleans)
More Weekly Music/Dance FabuNOLA Friend Offerings:
Anais St. John ~ The Polo Lounge (Windsor Court Hotel) ~ 9 pm – 12 am ~ No Cover; every Friday & Saturday
Jeremy Davenport ~ The Davenport Lounge @ The Ritz Carlton (3rd Fl.) ~ 9 pm – 1 am ~ No Cover; every Friday & Saturday ~ Valet Parking Validated in the Bar Lounge (you heard me!!) ~ Jeremy Davenport Link
DJ Javier Olondo ~ spinning FabuMusic for great multiple weekly Salsa Nights (whoo hoo!!):
Micheala Harrison ~ Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club Sunday Brunch ~ 11 am – 3 pm ~ Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club Link ~ 504-945-9654
MamboMundo.com‘s SPANGLISH Salsa Sundays ~ Bank St. Bar (4401 Banks St.) ~ 9 pm
Mario Abney ~ Jazz Trumpet & Band ~ @ BMC (Balcony Music Club) on Mondays ~ 10 pm
Swing Night ~ Wednesdays ~ Rock N Bowl ~ 8 pm ~ 12 am ~ $5.00 Cover
Johnaye Kendrick ~ Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel ~ 300 Bourbon) ~ 8 pm – 12 am ~ every Thursday
Jenn Howard Jazz Set (with David Mahoney) ~ The Rusty Nail (1100 Constance ~ http://www.therustynail.org ~ Wednesdays ~ 7:30 ~ Jenn Howard Music Link
Fredy Omar con su Banda ~ performs LIVE Latin Music ~ BMC ~ Fridays ~ 10:30 pm – 1 am (or so) ~ $5.oo Cover ~ Fredy Omar Link
Sunday Swing & Swingin’ Wednesday in the Canteen ~ National WWII Museum ~ No Cover ~ Live swing music & dancing on Sundays from 4 – 6 pm AND Free dance lessons (all levels welcome) on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7 pm. Stage Door Canteen Link ~ 504-528-1943
Weekly FabuNOLA Friend Offerings for the Soul/Body:
ElTahra Ibrahim is back in town and ready to get moving ~ She’skicking off Modern-Jazz Dance Workshop for Beginners/ Advanced Beginners next week. Class will be 2x weekly, most probably Wed. and Fri. from 6-8pm. Classes are $ 10 for TWO HOURS. The goal is to solidify technique and acquire a solid foundation in lyrical, modern Jazz Dance.
Please refer to website more info. www.eltahra.com, or stageclick.com. Email her at email@example.com. (And thanks ElTahra … I’ve been wanting to get back into Modern-Jazz Dance since I was 4 so this is the perfect timing!!!).
Nathalie Gomes ~ Dance Quarter ~ www.dancequarter.com ~ Skilled instructor (SWING, SALSA, TANGO & MORE) and all around FabuPerson. Her Biz Motto is one of my FAVORITES: “If you can walk, you can dance!” Sooooo true!! Let her show you how. Check her site for schedules, rates, social & fun!
Melissa DeOrazio ~ Kundalini Yoga Instructor (and wonderful Vegan, Gluten & Soy Free Chef) ~ Mondays @ 9:15 & Wednesdays @ 7 am (Swan River Yoga Shala ~ 2130 Magazine); Thursdays @ 7:15 am (Swan River Yoga Downtown ~ 2701 Chartres); Tuesdays @ 11:15am (k.y.) & 4:30 pm (pre-natal) – (Life Yoga – 5422 Magazine St.). Love ya, Melissa (and Matt too!!). You can reach Melissa at 504-444-7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Medical Clinic Screenings, Reiki & Acupuncture ~ St. Anna’s Episcopal Church (1331 Esplanade Ave.) ~ 5 – 7:45 pm (Healing Mass at 6 pm). Go to www.stannanola.org for more details.
See Gris Gris Lab Listings above for their weekly/monthly offerings.
Wild Lotus Yoga (bless see NOHC section for info).
Weekly FabuNOLA Friend Offerings from NOHC
(New Orleans Healing Center)
2372 St. Claude @ St. Roch
(old Universal Furniture Bldg.)
The New Orleans Healing Center grew out of a salon think tank, whose members met to explore creative solutions to New Orleans’ vast recovery challenges following Hurricane Katrina.
Click on NOHC Website to find out more and see how you can get involved as this community offering grows.
Wild Lotus Yoga Ongoing Drop-In Community Yoga Classes @ New Orleans Healing Center ~ Yoga by donation ~ Mondays – Thursdays: 6:30 – 8 pm and Saturdays: 10:30 – Noon. Please see the WLY website for full schedule/special seminars at their main Wild Lotus Yoga Studio Uptown ~ 4842 Perrier St. ~ www.wildlotusyoga.com ~ (504) 899-0047 ~ email@example.com).
New Orleans Food Co-op @ New Orleans Healing Center: Offering natural, organic and just great things for the body and soul ~ Every Sunday ~ 12 – 6 pm. See their grocery list (for sale items). www.nolafoodcoop.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
A community group who believe in healthy, affordable groceries, and who support local and regional food production. We operate a Buying Club, and will soon open our first cooperative store.
The mission of the NOFC is to open a community-owned grocery store that:
– provides access to healthy food at a fair price
– is a center of community activity
– promotes local and regional food production
– keeps capital and jobs in our community
– practices environmental responsibility and sustainability
– reflects our unique and diverse community
(click on flyer to go to full website)
Orisa Song Classes Offerings:
Neighborhoods Partnership Network Offerings
(FabuNOLA celebrating all your GREAT Efforts here too!!):
Trumpet Magazine Release Party/Third Birthday Party
January 20, 2010
You won’t want to miss this extra special Trumpet Release Party!
New Orleans Mayoral Candidates will be helping us celebrate – by serving as celebrity bartenders for the event. So come out and chat it up – one of them will be your next mayor!
The Trumpet Release Party welcomes people from neighborhoods throughout New Orleans, non-profits, young professionals and local businesses. Feel free to bring your kids.
Cash Bar (wine donated by UnCorked wines )
The dress code is casual to business casual and all are welcome to attend.
Location: Hollygrove Market and Farm (8301 Olive St.)
Time: 5:30 ~ 8:30 P.M.
Cost: FREE! (but bring cash for drinks – there will not be a card machine)
A Few Other Great Listings on the NPN Event Site:
Green Incentives Workshop ~ Global Green USA ~ January 26, 2010
Have you ever wondered what sort of incentives there are to go green? Not only can you save money on your electricity bill by going green, but you can also take advantage of rebates and tax credits as well. Join Global Green’s “Build it Back Green” program for a Tax Credit Workshop at the Broadmoor Improvement Association’s office.
Location: 4520 S Derbigny St, NOLA 70125; Time: 6-8pm; Cost: Free
Volunteer Training-Ambassador Corps ~ Global Green USA ~ January 30, 2010
Interested in becoming part of the Global Green Team? Build it Back Green’s Ambassador Corps is recruiting for volunteers to assist with outreach events. We are an environmental non-profit seeking to spread the word and assist with green building and sustainable practices. A free training will take place at the Holy Cross Project Visitor Center (409 Andry St. New Orleans, LA 70115) on January 30 from 2-4 pm which will teach volunteers how to give tours of the Visitor Center as well as how to be a representative at events. For more information, please contact John Dorsey at email@example.com.
Location: 409 Andry St.; Time: 2-4pm; Cost: Free
Native Now: The Wooded Swamp ~ Longue Vue House & Gardens ~ February 6, 2010
Learn about the native plants of Louisiana, which are better adapted to the extreme conditions of our area. These sessions take place in the Wild Garden, a garden devoted to featuring native plants in an idealized setting. After each presentation, participants will receive a complimentary native plant. This program is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation Environmental Fund, but reservations are required. Contact Hilairie Schackai at 504.488.5488, ext. 401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, NOLA 70124
Times: 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. ~ Cost: FREE
Native Now: Spring Flowering Trees & Shrubs ~ Longue Vue House & Gardens ~ March 6, 2010
Learn about the native plants of Louisiana, which are better adapted to the extreme conditions of our area. These sessions take place in the Wild Garden, a garden devoted to featuring native plants in an idealized setting. After each presentation, participants will receive a complimentary native plant. This program is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation Environmental Fund, but reservations are required. Contact Hilairie Schackai at 504.488.5488, ext. 401 or email@example.com.Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, NOLA 70124
Times: 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. ~ Cost: FREE
| Backbeat Foundation & H-Soul January Offerings:
James Andrews Trio ~ Hermes Bar in Antoine’s Rest. (713 St. Louis St.) ~ 1st Set: 10 & 2nd Set: 11 pm ~ No Cover ~ www.antoines.com
New Shows Big Sam’s Funky Nation:
1/29 @ Blue Nile
Backbeat Presents An evening with:
Jerry Joseph (solo-acoustic)
more info: http://www.jerryjoseph.com
New Orleans Film Society January Offerings
(thanks NOFS for all you do!!):
I’m a member of the New Orleans Film Society and support all of their efforts to build a stronger film community here every year. Besides the great New Orleans Film Fest (2009 marked the 20 year Anniversary) every October, the New Orleans Film Society offers special screenings & experiences throughout the entire year.
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“One of the fascinating things about human beings is this: Believe for long enough that you are not as smart as others and this will actually lead to intellectual ineptitude. But, confronted with the same doubts, if you choose to believe that your mind is merely dormant for now, lacking in exercise, once you begin to train it, there are no bounds to what you can achieve.”
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