West Bank Weekend Events - June 20-22, 2008

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crescent City Living LLC Licensed LA RE Commission

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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

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. 

 

 

  


When buying or selling a home on the West Bank of New Orleans or relocating to the New Orleans West Bank, you deserve local expertise and advice. Lisa Heindel provides full time, professional real estate services to buyers, sellers and military transferees in Algiers, Algiers Point, Belle Chasse, Gretna, Terrytown, Harvey, Marrero, Westwego and more.

              

 

Here's the disclaimer part:  The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the author, but you are free to share yours in the comments.  All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Copyright 2008.  Lisa Heindel, All rights reserved.

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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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Lisa, I just said to my husband tonight, "we need to go out and hit the Farmers Markets tomorrow". I LOVE them and w/ produce priced the way it is, plus the whole tomato (I say to-mah-to...not really) it's an excuse to do one of my favorite weekend things!

Jun 20, 2008 01:06 PM #1
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C Tann-Starr
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Hey Lisa -- loved your presentation. Very nicely done! Sounds like wonderful activities.

Jun 20, 2008 01:39 PM #2
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WOW!  Lisa, gerat article for Localism!  Your West Bank weekend events look very inviting!  I hope you're going to get to enjoy one of those activities!!

Debe in Charlotte

Jun 20, 2008 02:27 PM #3
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Lisa Heindel
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Colleen, it was front page news here that the Creole tomatoes are safe!

C, thanks!  If you're around, you'll see this every Thursday or Friday.  Have a great weekend :)

Debe, thank you.  I'm hoping the weather holds out for us...it's getting stormier I'm afraid, and I was hoping to try out my new Flip video camera this weekend!

Jun 20, 2008 02:29 PM #4
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Melody Botting
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I am sure it is hard to pick just one or two things.

Jun 20, 2008 04:05 PM #5
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Paul Slaybaugh
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While an excellent consumer driven post, you omit one piece of crucial information about the farmers' market, and that is this.  Tomatoes are gross.

Hi Lisa :)

Jun 20, 2008 04:14 PM #6
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Lisa Heindel
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Mel, true, but since my dogs don't know how to act in public, I'm pretty sure we won't do the ball game :)

Paul, I am sending you a dozen creoles via UPS and you'll like it young man.

Jun 20, 2008 04:29 PM #7
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Paul Slaybaugh
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What about baby corn?  I like baby corn.

Jun 20, 2008 04:58 PM #9
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Good stuff Lisa.  Kathy and I hit the local farmers market every Saturday.  Hmmm, so Mei Ling doesn't like tomatoes.  That should be useful information... shouldn't it?

Jun 20, 2008 09:29 PM #10
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Lisa Heindel
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Paul, do you still have baby teeth or just a taste for Asian cooking?

Jesse, you never know when some tidbit of information might come in handy.  Considering my head is full of useless trivia, I'm sure it will pop up somewhere!

Jun 21, 2008 06:04 AM #11
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Desiree Daniels
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Sign me up for June with Judy!!!    Follow the yellow brick road............. follow follow follow................ opps sorry got carried away.

Hope all is well.......

Jun 21, 2008 08:14 AM #12
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Lisa Heindel
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Hi Dez!  LOL - I can just see you singing your heart out there!  All is well, hope you are doing fine too.

Jun 21, 2008 10:17 AM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Lisa, I always love your "roundup" of things to do there...and which ones I would attend if I could.  I hope you find time to get to one or two.

Jun 21, 2008 12:48 PM #14
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Lisa, sounds like the area has an active event planner, to cool.

Jun 22, 2008 05:23 AM #15
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Lisa Heindel
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Carole, thank you!  It's always fun to find the events and report on them, and it certainly helps keep me up to date with what's going on in my community.

Duane, LOL!  I don't plan them all, just report on them.  Enjoy your Sunday :)

Jun 22, 2008 08:05 AM #16
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Lisa - you provided lots of information for your marketplace so I hoped everyone had a great weekend.

Jun 22, 2008 10:35 PM #17
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Debbie Summers
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Lisa - New Orleans is high on my list of places I want to see... I'm enjoying the updates.

Jun 23, 2008 12:33 PM #18
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Lisa Heindel
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Jennifer, I know I did :)

Debbie, thanks...let me know when you finally get to make it here and I'll send you your very own list :)

Jun 23, 2008 01:06 PM #19
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Lisa Lambert
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Lisa:

What a great idea to post the local events in your area. Thanks for giving me the idea!!

Lisa

Jun 26, 2008 09:46 AM #20
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Lisa Heindel
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Lisa, you are welcome!  I'd love to see what's going on in your community too.

Jun 26, 2008 10:30 AM #21
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