New Orleans Events – Thursday, August 27

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, August 27.


Aug. 27-29 – URBAN LEAGUE-KATRINA — The Urban League of Greater New Orleans, with the National Urban League, convenes experts to discuss post-Katrina New Orleans and commemorate the storm's 10th anniversary, 8:30 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.

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Aug. 27 – DRUG ABUSE — A community meeting to discuss the heroin and MOJO escalating drug abuse crisis affecting Greater Baton Rouge, 8:30 a.m. Location: Capital Area Human Services, 4615 Government St., Baton Rouge.


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Aug. 27 – VETERANS SUMMIT — The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs, is holding a day-long Veterans Summit, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Rayburn Correctional Center, Bethel Interfaith Chapel, 27268 Hwy. 21 North, Angie.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – PLAYGROUND — To help commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, KaBOOM! is collaborating with the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, the Kiwanis Club of Pontchartrain and CITGO to lead a playground project, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: East Shore Playground, 14600 Curran Rd., New Orleans.

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Aug. 27 – DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY INITIATIVES — The Delta Regional Authority will hold a press conference to announce two major initiatives to grow the capacity of regional business owners to reach global markets. The event will also be livestreamed on the homepage, 8:45 a.m. Location: Greater New Orleans, Inc., 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3475, New Orleans.


— 9:30 a.m. A panel on international trade will be held.


Aug. 27 – UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM — The University of Louisiana System Board meets, 9:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, 1201 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – RESILIENCY — The Clinton Global Initiative will host a special event, "Building a Resilient Future," at which members will address disaster recovery, resilient infrastructure, and community revitalization in Katrina's aftermath, 9:00 a.m. Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans.


— 12:30-2:30 p.m. Make It Right officials will host a tour in the Lower 9th Ward to look at homes built through the organization as part of a CGI Commitment to Action. Location: 1701 Jourdan Ave., New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – NASA — NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility will hold a remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During the storm, 38 men and women secured and protected critical space hardware at Michoud that, if damaged, would have been devastating to the Space Shuttle Program, 9:30 a.m. Location: NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility, 13800 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – PET SHELTER — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain unveils a mobile pet shelter to be used in evacuating domestic animals during emergencies, 10:00 a.m. Location: Lamar Dixon, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.


Aug. 27 – FLOOD PROTECTION — The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East meets, 10:00 a.m. Finance Committee, 11:00 a.m. Full Board. Location: Orleans Levee District, Franklin Administrative Complex, 6920 Franklin Ave., Room 201, New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – PORT OF NEW ORLEANS — The August board meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans will be held, 11:00 a.m. Location: Auditorium, 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – HARRAHS — Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and celebrate the resilience of its employees, 2:00 p.m. Location: Harrah's New Orleans Casino, Canal Street Entrance, 8 Canal St., New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – BUSINESSES HONORED — The Greater Mid-City Business Association honors businesses for their resiliency, dedication and belief in Mid-City and the City of New Orleans and determination to return after Katrina, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans.


Aug. 27 – KATRINA – THANKSGIVING DINNER — An interfaith dinner will be held for 250 to give thanks to community leaders and volunteers who've worked over the past 10 years to support New Orleans' recovery, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: St. Mary of the Angels Community Center, 3501 North Miro St., New Orleans.




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