The weekend weather looks to be pretty typical for a New Orleans summer...hot with a chance of afternoon showers which makes it pretty steamy afterwards! Here are a few suggestions for things to do on the West Bank this weekend:
Gretna Farmer's Market
With all of the recent news about salmonella in tomatoes, there's never been a better time to go to the local farmer's market and pick up those Creoles that are not a part of the scare. The market will be open on Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30 on Huey P. Long Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets in Gretna.
Calling all actors!
Were you born to grace the stage? Do you act, sing and love the roar of the crowd? The Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society will be holding auditions for the 2008-2009 season. Adult auditions are by appointment only this Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. (Children's auditions will be held on July 12th) Visit the JPAS website for more details on auditions. Don't forget about June with Judy, a special tribute to Judy Garland that will be performed every Sunday evening at 7 pm at the Teatro Wego Theatre in Westwego.
Algiers Historical Society
Recordings of historic Algiers jazz musicians will be played and discussed at the Saturday morning meeting in the Algiers Museum (behind the Algiers Courthouse). The public is welcome to attend the meeting at 10 am, 225 Morgan Street in Algiers Point.
Beyond the West Bank
Dog Days of Summer
You can treat your family dog to a day at the ballpark with the New Orleans Zephyrs for all of the remaining Sunday home games, where you and your furry friend can enjoy the game from the levee for only $6. Visit Zephyrs Baseball for more information and a game schedule.
Vacation Bible School is being held next week in Algiers. If your children are looking for a fun way to spend their mornings, check out the program at Aurora Methodist Church, 9 am to noon. 3300 Eton Street in Algiers. Call 394-5483 for more information or to register. If your high school student needs service hours, volunteering for VBS is a fun way to get them!
Author Night Continues
While the Hubbell Library in Algiers Point is closed for repairs, Author Night will be held at the Carriage House behind the Algiers Courthouse (225 Morgan Street in the Point). Monday's guest will be Frank Davis, author of "Frank Davis Makes Good Groceries!". Starting at 6:30 pm, this local favorite will be sharing stories and recipes, including the one for Frank's Bananas Foster.
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