New Orleans Events – Friday, July 31

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, July 31.


AUTISM CONFERENCE — An "Independence in Autism" Conference will be held to provide counseling professionals, teachers, school administrators, family members and other caretakers with resources to help foster independent living skills for people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: McNeese State University, Baker Auditorium, Farrar Hall, Lake Charles.

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July 31 – Aug. 2. – SATCHMO SUMMERFEST — Satchmo SummerFest will be held through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Location: Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. The opening day parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Location: Washington Artillery Park, 700 Decatur St., New Orleans.


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Aug. 1 – NEW MEDICAL CENTER — University Medical Center New Orleans opens to patients. Current Interim LSU Hospital patients will be transferred to the new facility. Location: Corner of Claiborne and Tulane Avenues, New Orleans.

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Aug. 1 – BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR — The Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosts its 5th annual back to school health fair and family health expo, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans.


Aug. 1 – SCHOOL SUPPLIES — Shreveport Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch sponsors a back to school, school supply giveaway, 2:00 p.m. Location: Shreve Memorial Library, 4360 Hollywood Ave., Shreveport.


Aug. 1 – SCHOOL SUPPLIES II — Splash Kingdom will giveaway backpacks with school supplies to 250 children in Shreveport area and hold a candlelight memorial remembering the Shreveport Six, 5:30 p.m. Location: Splash Kingdom, 7670 W. 70th St., Shreveport.


Aug. 1-4 – CATHOLIC BIBLICAL — The Catholic Biblical Association meets through Tuesday. Welcome address by new XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret, 7:00 p.m.; Special Mass, 5:15 p.m.; Presidential address Aug. 2, 8:15 p.m. Location: Xavier University, University Center and St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, New Orleans.




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