New Orleans Events – Friday, August 21

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, August 21.


Aug. 21 – NATURAL RESOURCES — The LSU AgCenter will hold the 2015 Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium to discuss "Maximizing the value of tree farms." Location: LSU AgCenter Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock.

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Aug. 21 – WORKERS COMPENSATION — The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry concludes its annual conference on workers' compensation issues for employers, human resource managers and others, 8:00 a.m. Location: L'Auberge Casino and Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge.


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Aug. 21 – MISSISSIPPI RIVER – INSPECTION — The Mississippi River Commission holds its final public meeting during its annual low-water inspection trip, 9:00 a.m. Location: City Dock, above USS Kidd, Baton Rouge.


Aug. 21 – SAINTS – CULTURAL EXCHANGE — The New Orleans Saints will host an NFL Mexico cultural life skill challenge involving the NFL Mexico Tochito (flag football) National Champions (11- and 12-year-old boys and girls). After the event, the Saints will take the team on a shopping spree, 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Location: JC Ellis Elementary School, 801 Brockenbraugh Court, Metairie.

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Aug. 21 – COMMUNITY – KATRINA — Community Uprising concludes its conference sponsored by IWES to discuss the ongoing struggles and resiliency of communities of color in post-Katrina New Orleans, 9:30 a.m. Location: Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans.


Aug. 21 – KATRINA – NEW BUSINESS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join CVS/pharmacy executives along with District E Councilmember James Gray to break ground on a new store in the Lower 9th Ward on a currently abandoned block. CVS will be the first national retailer to open in the area since Hurricane Katrina, 10:30 a.m. Location: 5000-5030 North Claiborne Ave., New Orleans.


Aug. 21 – CASSIDY EVENT — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy will address the Chamber of Southwest Louisiana Legis-Gator Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: L'Auberge Casino Resort, 777 L'Auberge Ave., Lake Charles.


Aug. 21 – EARLY CHILDHOOD — The Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council meets, 1:00 p.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Thomas Jefferson Room, 1201 N. 3rd Street, Baton Rouge.


Aug. 21 – SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY – LAB SCHOOL — The Southern University System Laboratory School Expansion Committee will meet, 1:00 p.m. Location: Southern University, SU System Board of Supervisors' Meeting Room, 2nd floor, J.S. Clark Administration Building, Baton Rouge.


Aug. 21 – KATRINA – NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address some of the major events leading up to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, including the Citywide Day of Service, 1:30 p.m. Location: Gallier Hall, Red Room, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.


Aug. 21 – HONORE – ENTREPRENEURS — Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Louisiana chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, convening in New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. Location: Harrah's Casino, Theater, New Orleans.




Aug. 22-23 – KATRINA – PSYCHOLOGY — The Louisiana Psychological Association hosts two free workshop for those re-experiencing emotional upsets as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Rooms 211-213, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.


Aug. 22 – MARDI GRAS — Mardi Gras World is marking the halfway point to Carnival in true New Orleans fashion- with a free party, including tours, king cake, snowballs, performance by the Rebirth Brass Band, the Red Flame Hunters and others, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rebirth to perform from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans.


Aug. 22 – UNCLAIMED PROPERTY — The Louisiana Treasury Office will host an unclaimed property awareness day in hopes of returning nearly $700 million in unclaimed property to Louisiana residents, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Mall of Louisiana, 1st Floor Center Court, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge.


Aug. 22 – EASTERN NEW ORLEANS-KATRINA — East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission holds "Katrina 10 Remembrance: A Celebration of Families and Neighborhoods," 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Joe Brown Park/ Victory Track, 5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans.


Aug. 22 – SUMMER STRUT — Krewe of Freret "halfway to Mardi Gras" second line down Freret Street with the Pocket Aces Brass Band, followed by benefit concert by the Cardinal Sons. Second line starts at 6:00 p.m. Location: Corner of Freret and Calhoun streets, concert at Freret Street Publiq House.


Aug. 23 – KATRINA – PSYCHOLOGY — The Louisiana Psychological Association hosts a free workshop for those re-experiencing emotional upsets as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: East Jefferson Medical Center, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie.


Aug. 23 – ST. BERNARD – KATRINA — An ecumenical parishwide prayer service in St. Bernard Parish to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Archbishop Gregory Aymond and others, 6:30 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet.




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