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  • 09/11/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter September 11, 2015

CSED Labyrinth goes world-wide
 
 
The labyrinth at our CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center at 5620 Florida Avenue is now listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator. Check it out and see the listings of other labyrinths located in New Orleans. We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths
September District E meeting  

Councilman James A. Gray II will host a District E community meeting this Tuesday, September 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Andrew "Pete" Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Avenue. 
Free Recycled Planters workshop 
 
Learn how to transform trash into creative and fun planters for your home in a free, hands-on workshop with Groundwork New Orleans. The workshop is this Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m. at New Orleans Healing Center's Earth Lab, 2372 Saint Claude Avenue.
 
Til the work is done: Volunteer group shares their experience in Lower 9
 
 
To mark 10 years since hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast, 250 American Baptist volunteers from 28 churches, colleges and universities in 20 states and Puerto Rico participated in more than 40 projects in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward during American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) "Home Mission: 'Til the Work is Done" in early August.

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Public meetings surrounding MRGO
 
in August, the RESTORE Council released its first draft Funded Priorities List (FPL) including these three properties: Golden Triangle Marsh Creation, Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline, and Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp.
 
Continue to stay involved in this important issue by attending events with The RESTORE Council next week. Two public hearings will take place: 

Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. at Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive and Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. at Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 728 Myrtle St. Morgan City, LA 70380.
 
The draft FPL is open for public comment now through September 28, 2015.
 
Free brass band show at Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum
 
The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with Preservation Hall! One Tuesday a month, the PresHall Brass Band will play a free show at the Living Museum for Lower Ninth Ward families, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. These performances are not advertised, and are meant to give the people who live in the community an opportunity to come together to celebrate New Orleans music and tradition. It's a time for families and friends to come out, dance, drink, barbecue, and enjoy each other's company. The first monthly show took place last Tuesday. Stay tuned to find out about the next show. 
In This Issue
Capstone Farmer's Market offers fresh produce in Lower 9

Capstone's Farmer's Market will be open every Friday through Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted and special discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. 

For more information, e-mail capstone118@gmail.com  and check out the Capstone website
Save the Date: Night Out Against Crime 

Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual Night Out Against Crime, Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

Now hiring: Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies 

The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies is seeking to hire a new Financial Director. 

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