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A lawyer by education, a yoga and fitness instructor by choice, and a volunteer because of passion, Mary Dawn Pugh has called New Orleans home for over a decade. She is the wife of an engineer and the mother of two boisterous little boys. When not chasing them, you may find her repainting or reupholstering furniture, playing tennis, doing yoga, or reading voraciously. She is excited to have joined a Mardi Gras krewe this year, and enjoys being a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and St. Charles Presbyterian Church.

2nd Annual Jazzin’ On Jackson Fundraiser In New Orleans To Benefit Mercy Endeavors Senior Center

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center Jazzin' on Jackson Second Annual Fundraiser.

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center Jazzin’ on Jackson Second Annual Fundraiser.

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will present its 2nd Annual Jazzin’ on Jackson benefit Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the historic St.Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center. The Jazzin’ on Jackson theme arose from the senior citizens’ appreciation of jazz music combined with the need […]

Junior League of New Orleans Hosts Touch A Truck To Benefit Community Partners

Touch a Truck 2014 (Photo Credit jlno.org)

The Junior League of New Orleans will hold its second annual Touch A Truck fundraiser March 15, 2014.

One Truck You Get To Touch! (Photo Credit: JLNO Facebook)

Families and kids of all ages get an up-close-and-personal, interactive, and hands-on look at big trucks! This event allows children – literally – to “touch […]

The Louisiana Sporting Clays Classic Fun Shoot To Benefit Chartwell Center

Man's best friend helping shoot sporting clays.

Chartwell Center will host their annual fundraiser, The Louisiana Sporting Clays Classic Fun Shoot this year on February 7 – 8, 2014. Out of a small building on Camp Street, the non-profit provides education and life skills training for young people with autism or on the autistic spectrum, ages 3 and up, as well […]

Tiara Trot 2014 In New Orleans To Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Tiara Trot in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Old.New.Blue)

An all expenses paid dream wedding in New Orleans and reception for 100 guests at the JW Marriott… a dream for any bride.

Tiara Trot 2014 (Photo Credit: Tiara Trot Facebook)

Your dream can come true if you are the winner of the 2014 Tiara Trot!

Old New Blue, a New Orleans event […]

Recycled Fashion Show In New Orleans To Benefit Grace House And Bridge House

Bridge House and Grace House New Orleans. Photo Credit Bridge House Grace House Facebook.

If you can hardly wait for New Orleans Fashion Week to come in the New Year, start your 2014 fashion fix early and attend the Recycled Fashion Show on January 31! This show features clothing from the Bridge House Thrift Store that local designers tweak, change, or otherwise recreate into amazing outfits. The […]

Louisiana Children’s Museum Festival Of Trees 2013 In New Orleans

The enchanted forest of trees in the Louisiana Children's Museum. Photo Credit LCM Facebook.

New Orleans’ Louisiana Children’s Museum (Photo Credit: LCM Facebook)

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has created an enchanted forest of trees for the holiday season, specially decorated by local schools and artists as well as some of the Museum’s community partners. The trees will display throughout the holiday season from now until December 27.


Junior League Of New Orleans Hosts Freret 5K Race

Freret Street in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Melanie Merz / WWOZ.org)


Freret Street 5K (Photo Credit: Junior League of New Orleans)

Bloomin’ Deals, the Junior League of New Orleans’ thrift shop and fundraiser source, has been a mainstay in the Freret neighborhood for a long time. The store is on a wonderful stretch of Freret Street that has become a great place to […]

Besh, Hope, And Holidays In New Orleans To Benefit Cafe Hope And John Besh Foundation

Lunch at Cafe Hope. Photo Credit Cafe Hope Facebook.

Besh, Hope & Holidays (Photo Credit: Cafe Hope)

It doesn’t get any better than this: great food, great cause, great location. The National World War II Museum will host the Besh, Hope, and Holidays fundraiser on December 7 2013 to benefit Cafe Hope and the John Besh Foundation. All the Besh restaurants will […]

Words And Music Festival 2013 In New Orleans

This year's festival happens December 4-8, 2013.

New Orleans provides a fitting backdrop for the Words and Music Festival, an annual literary festival put on by The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. The Faulkner Society began in 1990 with the inspiration of a Faulkner scholar and a family who renovated the Pirate’s Alley home where William Faulkner lived during his time in […]

6th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival

You never know what you will see at the Fringe. Photo Credit Fringe Festival.

It would be hard not to find something you love at this year’s New Orleans Fringe Festival. Between November 20-24, 70 theater groups from New Orleans and all over the country will present

New Orleans Fringe Festival: November 20-24, 2013 (Photo Credit: Fringe Festival)

over 300 shows at different locations throughout our great […]

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