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ast month, I had the honor to be invited to the #GatherRound dinner highlighting healthy and delicious ways to prepare Camellia Beans in a beautiful 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Alon Shaya and his amazing team from Saba Restaurant. Kudos to the team at Gambel Communications for putting on such a great event. The amazing food, the fascinating guests, the gorgeous tablescape, the flowing wine, and the interesting conversation was a real treat. Beans are truly one of nature’s super foods packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and can be prepared in so many ways. Like many of you here in New Orleans, I grew up eating Camellia beans, and it was great to see them prepared in new, fresh ways. Because that is how food was

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meant to be enjoyed here in Louisiana. Whole, fresh, local ingredients shared with friends and wine. Food is so engrained in our culture and it is one of the many ways we choose to celebrate life here in New Orleans. While we do love to indulge as well—local cuisine, music, dancing, and our live-love-life attitude are what define us. And guess what? These things are good for us! Let’s celebrate them! So, when you can, whenever you can, cook a simple, delicious meal with our fresh, local ingredients, put on some music, light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy your meal. Do it alone or with friends and family. As Coco would say, be romantic with yourself and those you love and celebrate life, even if it’s just for dinner.

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15 RECIPE FOR 7 DIS ’N NAT SUCCESS Mediterranean HOW DIFFERENT 9 BODIES DIGEST Stuffed Avocado FOOD 16 JORDAN’S TAKE 5 10 ALL YOUR SALT Preventing Food QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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Being Healthy is Beyond Being Skinny

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DEPARTMENTS 9 fit body 15 recipe for success local brief 10 19 lifecity 13 healthy 20 calendar kids 22 ongoing calendar


Dis ’n Nat REASONS WHY CRAWFISH ARE GOOD FOR YOU CRAZY-LOW CALORIES: Ounce for ounce, boiled crawfish tails have nearly half the calories of roasted, skinless chicken breast. A NOT-SO-GUILTY PLEASURE: Not only are they low in calories, they’re also low in carbs and high in protein. And although they’re high in cholesterol (a 6-ounce serving of tails has 232 milligrams), saturated and trans fats actually have more of an impact on our cholesterol levels and crawfish tails have less than one gram of total fat and zero saturated fat. SURPRISINGLY NUTRIENT-RICH: A 6-ounce serving of crawfish tails (about what you get from three pounds, unpeeled) provides nearly a day’s worth of vitamin B12 and more than 80 percent of our daily requirement for the antioxidant selenium.

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo called the 2020

“INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANT HEALTH” a key initiative highlighting the importance of plant health to enhance food security, protect the environment and biodiversity, and boost economic development.

“A FIT, HEALTHY BODY—THAT IS THE BEST FASHION STATEMENT” –JESS C SCOTT–

PIZZA HUT USED TO BE THE BIGGEST PURCHASER OF KALE in the U.S., until the kale craze took off in 2012.

In addition to the environmental benefits, consuming less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, helps to curb obesity, and improves the nutritional quality of your diet. Since 2003, Meatless Monday has become a global movement. 7


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HOW DIFFERENT BODY TYPES DIGEST & PROCESS FOOD

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By Erik Figueredo

oday’s topic is one I find incredibly interesting mainly for the reason it is rarely discussed. This is a topic I believe can help you find some clarity in the murky fitness world. I believe one of the main reasons why people fail to reach their goals is due to a lack of self-awareness. If you aren’t self-aware and able to identify the best ways to reach your goals, then all you’re doing is spinning your wheels. You need to understand what is going to work best for you. So, today we are going to discuss body types, also known as somatotypes—which means how your body is structured and the best way to feed your body in terms of macronutrient distribution (Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats.) There are three body types. Now, of course, there are always exceptions to every rule meaning some people fall in the middle of two. There are ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs—these are not to be confused with Animorphs. To anybody reading this who knows what the Animorphs are, well done, mojitos on me next time you’re in town.

ECTOMORPHS are naturally thin and have skinny limbs. These are the types of people who will have no problem on a high carb diet. These people tend to have a low percentage of body fat and gravitate towards endurance exercise. The goal for this type is generally muscle and strength improvements, so the macronutrient breakdown will be dominated by carbohydrates—not pizza and pasta, but instead good carbs. The breakdown will look something like 50% carbohydrates, 25% proteins, and 25% fats. This is a general recommendation. Always adjust to what feels best for you but keep these suggestions in mind.

MESOMORPHS tend to be more of the athletic population. Think football players, bodybuilders, etc. The general goal for this population is to continue to build muscle while keeping their body fat percentage low. They tend to do best on a macronutrient split resembling 1/3 proteins, 1/3 carbohydrates, and 1/3 fats.

ENDOMORPHS are more often than not the population that needs the most guidance. Endomorphs tend to have a higher percentage of body fat and struggle with losing it, specifically around the abdominals and lower back areas. This population does not tolerate carbohydrates well which is why I often tell these people to begin to refer to them as carboBYEdrates. In all seriousness, this body type is best served eating a diet high in protein and fats and lower in carbs. I would recommend a breakdown of 40% protein, 40% fats, and 20% carbohydrates. I tell my endomorph clients to earn your carbs meaning eat them only after exercise and to focus on eating mainly veggies and fruits to fill the carb quota.

In order to have a better chance to succeed, you need to be self-aware. You need to know what strategy will work best for you and your body. EveryBODY is different. You don’t have to follow the breakdown to the tee but now you know, based on the body type you are, a way to attack your goals from a macronutrient perspective and always remember to do what feels best for you. • Erik Figueredo is a fitness and health instructor with various certifications and is based out of Miami, Florida.

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local brief

ALL YOUR SALT QUESTIONS – ANSWERED. MCKENZIE ELLIS FROM LOW SALT KITCHEN TACKLES THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ALL THINGS SALT AND SODIUM.

ON AVERAGE, HOW MUCH SALT DO AMERICANS CONSUME? We are a salt-obsessed culture. The CDC claims 90 percent of Americans eat too much salt. Average Americans eat more than 3,300mg of sodium a day. The recommended amount for adults should not exceed 2,300mg a day or about 1 teaspoon of table salt. Excess salt can have a lasting impact on our health, including raising our risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and more.

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MY FOOD DOESN’T TASTE SALTY - BUT IS IT? You know packaged sweets are packed with sugar and carbs, but beware they are also packed with sodium. Beware…sweet doesn’t always mean it’s sodium free. HOW CAN I EAT OUT AT RESTAURANTS AND STILL MONITOR MY SALT INTAKE? These days, eating out is a fact of life. If you eat out at a restaurant 4.2 times a week you are officially an average American. When we are not preparing our own food it usually means we are consuming an excessive amount of sodium, beyond what we should. Americans’ taste buds have become accustomed

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to saltier food, requiring chefs to add more salt. Not to mention it’s an inexpensive way for restaurants to flavor your food. WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CUT BACK ON SODIUM? Don’t eat out as often. However, busy schedules, more hectic lifestyles and easy accessibility to fast and easy food have made eating out part of our food culture. Order smarter – If you can identify which ingredients are going to add up to a high-sodium meal, you can ask to have them left off or put on the side. Condiments, salad dressings, salted butter, gravies and sauces turn simple food

into sodium minefields. When you’re trying to make heathier choices by comparing nutrition information on menu items, be sure that the numbers you are using include everything on your order, and it is important to ask the right questions. It’s probably best to steer clear of the bread basket, but if you do splurge, ask for olive oil with fresh cracked pepper instead of salted butter. HOW CAN I MONITOR HOW MUCH SALT I’M CONSUMING? First target the items in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Are you finding canned tomato sauce, canned beans, frozen veg-


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This slow cooker soup is loaded with chicken, diced tomatoes, and black beans in a mildly spicy broth. This is a perfect dish that can be prepared ahead of time with no fuss! etables, a box of rice pilaf, mustard or soy sauce? Some of your old favorites and goto staples might just be the worst culprits. For quick easy fixes, pick canned items with the no salt added on the label and beware that most frozen vegetables have a high sodium content, so opt for fresh when needed. IF I EAT LESS SALT, WON’T FOOD TASTE BLAND? Only for a short time – so stick with it. Within three to four weeks your taste buds will adjust and become more sensitive so you will get the same amount of flavor with less salt.

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 4 TO 6 HOURS INGREDIENTS: 1 (15 oz) can no-salt added diced tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups no-salt chicken broth* 2 fresh diced fresh green chilies or jalapeños 1/2 white or yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, divided 2 fresh limes, juiced 3 tablespoons ground cumin 4 to 5 boneless chicken thighs 2 cups no-salt chicken broth* Garlic powder and fresh ground black pepper, to taste SUGGESTED SIDE: farro, quinoa or pearl couscous – suggested serving size: 1 cup OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: shredded Swiss cheese, low fat sour cream, cilantro or sliced avocado

DIRECTIONS: In a slow cooker combine the diced tomatoes, black beans, green chilies, onion, garlic, ¼ cup cilantro, lime juice and cumin. Place the chicken thighs into the slow cooker and add the chicken broth submerging all the ingredients. Cook for 4 to 6 or 6 to 8 hours. When the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the slow cooker and shred with two forks pulling apart the chicken.

Return shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Prepare and cook your desired grain according to the instructions and place in a bowl. Then when ready, add the soup on top to ensure the grain does not soak up all the broth. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and other desired toppings. *You may also use low sodium chicken broth, but try to remain less than 130mg per 1 cup

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K E T O By Jordan Figueredo

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hort for “ketogenic diet,” the Keto eating plan is about minimizing carbs and upping fats to get your body to use fat as a form of energy. This typically translates to 60 to 80 percent of calories from fats, meaning you’ll eat meats, fats, oils, and a very limited amount of non-starchy vegetables. A Keto diet is not a traditional low-carb diet, as even fewer carbs are allowed. The remaining calories come from protein—about 1 gram per kilogram of body weight, so a 140-pound woman would need about 64g of protein total. With carbs, every body is different, but it is suggested that most people maintain ketosis with between 20 and 50g of net carbs per day. After about two to seven days following the regimen you go into ketosis, the state your body enters when it doesn’t have enough carbs for your cells to use for energy. Then it starts making ketones, organic compounds that your body then uses in place of those missing carbs and burns fat for more energy. Originally created to help people who suffer from seizure disorders, the Keto diet soon became a weight loss phenomenon. Side effects of carb withdrawal can include lightheadedness, nausea, mental fog, cramps, and headaches, in addition to tiredness. These symptoms, called “Keto flu” won’t last more than a week. Ultimately, the Keto diet has become such a trendy diet because people reduce caloric intake to about 1,500 calories a day because healthy fats and lean proteins make you feel fuller sooner and for a longer period of time. •

17 HEALTHY FOODS TO EAT ON A KETOGENIC DIET: Seafood

Olive Oil

Low-Carb Vegetables

Nuts & Seeds

Cheese

Berries

Avocados

Butter & Cream

Meat & Poultry

Shirataki Noodles

Eggs

Olives

Coconut Oil

Unsweetened Coffee & Tea

Plain Greek Yogurt Cottage Cheese

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WAYS TO GET YOUR KIDS EATING HEALTHIER

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etting kids to eat healthy can oftentimes prove daunting, but remember it’s not impossible. By introducing healthy eating habits at a young age and practicing moderation, you can establish healthy eating patterns in your children. Below are six ways to make meal time easier and much more nutritious.

Avoid Placing Restrictions on Food: Restricting food increases the risk your child may develop eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia later in life. It can also have a negative effect on growth and development. Rather than banning foods, create an open dialogue about healthy and nutritional options. Keep Healthy Food on Hand: More often than not, children eat what is available to them. Keep fruit in a bowl on the counter rather than hidden away in the fridge. Children only eat what you stock in the house so be cognizant when shopping. Don’t Label Foods as “Good” or “Bad”: Instead of establishing a dichotomy between what is good and what isn’t, tie foods to the things your child cares about, such as the fact that lean proteins and calcium give them strengths for sports and fruits and vegetables add luster to skin. If they strive to do well in school, emphasize a healthy breakfast. Connecting food to their goals will inspire them to make healthier choices.

Praise Healthy Choices & Don’t Nag the Unhealthy Ones: Let your child know you are proud of them for opting to snack or eat healthier. Words of encouragement and recognition will lead them to continue making those choices; but remember they are just children, so when they choose fatty, fried, unhealthy food don’t get upset with them. Remind them everything is better in moderation or suggest healthy alternatives such as cauliflower crust when they have a strong craving. Sit Down to Family Dinners at Night: If this isn’t a tradition in your home, make it one. Research shows that children who eat dinners at the table with their parents have better nutrition. Prepare Plates in the Kitchen: You can put the right portion of each item on everyone’s dinner plate, instead of offering up a serve-yourself style. This way children learn to recognize healthy portion sizes. •

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OCHSNER EAT FIT

Mediterranean Stuffed Avocado MAKES 4 SERVINGS

RECIPE PROVIDED BY LOCAL MENU NOLA | GF, VEGETARIAN

Citrus Vinaigrette 1 egg yolk  1 lemon  ½ teaspoon sea salt  ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  1 tablespoon Swerve  1 cup extra virgin olive oil  1 tablespoon yellow mustard  2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped  2 tablespoons tarragon, finely chopped

Cut each avocado in half, remove pit and flesh, and save shells to use as a bowl. In a medium bowl, mash avocado to a chunky consistency (leave the lumps!) and mix with citrus vinaigrette. Fill the four avocado shells with the citrusy mashed avocado mix. Top with artichoke hearts, banana peppers, tomatoes, pesto, and goat cheese. Garnish with fresh dill.

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Stuffed Avocados 2 whole avocados ¼ cup citrus vinaigrette 2 tablespoons canned artichoke hearts, quartered and marinated, drained 2 tablespoons banana peppers, sliced into rings 4 grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto (any brand of choice)  4 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese  2 teaspoons fresh dill

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Jordan's Take 5

1. PLAN AHEAD | One of the best ways

5 WAYS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE

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asted food is the second-largest component of municipal solid waste in the United States and only a fraction of this waste gets recovered through composting programs, leaving the rest to go into landfills where the decomposing food produces methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times as damaging as carbon dioxide. Food waste also results in huge energy and water losses, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating that people in the U.S. waste about 27 percent of their food. So, a family of four that spends $175 a week on groceries squanders more than $40 worth of food each week and $2,275 a year.

to reduce food waste is to plan ahead. Making a list of meals for the week enables you to use up your ingredients and also makes shopping simpler and more efficient.

2. ROTATE TIME-SENSITIVE FOODS | A cluttered refrigerator can lead to waste because food gets pushed back and forgotten about. Check your fridge and cupboards regularly and practice the service industry mantra of “first in, first out” to ensure a reduction in your waste.

3. FREEZE SURPLUS VEGETABLES | Store surplus vegetables in the freezer to prevent spoilage. Also, combine different vegetables to make “dump dinners” which make planning ahead much easier.

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4. PROCESS OR DEHYDRATE FRUIT, PRODUCE, AND MEATS | An easy way to deal with surplus food is to repurpose it. For instance, cook apples down to make homemade apple sauce or invest in a food dehydrator that can be used to make fruit rings or fruit leather. These processes are not just beneficial with fruit but also with various vegetables and meats.

5. COMPOST KITCHEN WASTE | Composting is easy and the best way to produce your own high-quality, low-cost fertilizer. In the kitchen, keep a bucket with lid, or a compost keeper, and simply scrape leftovers and scraps into it. Compost keepers come with a carbon filter so there is no odor, and the lid keeps fruit flies and pets out of the compost. Remember, while most food wastes lend themselves to home composting, meats, fish, fats, and dairy products cannot. •


Get Healthy Stay Healthy Being Healthy Is Beyond Being Skinny

By Chef Leah Sarris, RD, LDN, Executive Chef, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine I constantly talk to people who are trying to lose weight and be healthy with every kind of diet—from restricting carbs and gluten, to strictly plant-based, to solely meat-based. Many feel frustrated at their lack of success or because they have gained weight back and don’t understand the point in trying if the weight stays on. It’s important to recognize, however, that losing weight or being thin does not always equate to being healthy. As we age, losing weight and keeping it off is hard, and believe it or not, our bodies actively fight against us to keep our weight on. So, the fact that you aren’t able to lose that weight and keep it off is not because of lack of willpower. While maintaining a healthy weight is always a good idea, it’s important to know that research has shown you can still be healthier, live longer, and fight disease even without losing weight, and just by improving the quality of the foods that you eat, whether or not you see a huge difference on the scale.

What is the key to making sustainable changes? Here are a few tips: Start small. Make incremental changes like eating out a few times less a week, making breakfast for yourself, or having dinner without meat once per week. Opt-out of restrictive diets. Anything that says “NO,” especially of foods you love, will be hard to follow in the long run. Instead, focus on moderation. Give yourself a break. If you have a bad day, start over again the next. Any progress is good progress!

Chef Leah Sarris, RD, LDN

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WINNERS FOR EACH CATEGORY:

2019 LOVE YOUR CITY AWARDS REVEALED: HONORING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS LEADERS

Stormwater: Batture LLC

he Love Your City initiative supports the development of the impact economy and growth of for-benefit organizations in Louisiana. Lead by LifeCity, L3C, and supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Love Your City’s Regional Sustainability Committee (RSC) is made up of recognized leaders and subject-matter experts in our community who understand how to maximize impact through economic development in areas, such as housing, food, and stormwater management. At the 7th annual Love Your City Awards Gala, LifeCity, in partnership with the Regional Sustainability Committee, honored a dozen local organizations for their exceptional commitment to making New Orleans a more sustainable, resilient city. The event was made possible by the following sponsors: the Sheraton New Orleans, Entergy, Folgers, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Natural Awakenings, and the Louisiana Maritime Association. Patty Riddlebarger, who represented Entergy at the event, was the Champion Sponsor for the Education Award. “Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists for this year’s Love Your City Awards. Entergy is proud to partner with LifeCity in encouraging businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to come together to create a cleaner, brighter, more resilient future for our city.” Folgers, which roasts all of its coffee at its New Orleans East manufacturing plant, won the “Best All Around” Award. The Folgers facility is on track to become zero-waste by 2020, the culmination of years’ worth of company-wide efforts to divert waste streams from the landfill.

Housing: Tulane Canal Development Corporation

Overcoming Racism, led by Mathew Kincaid, won the coveted Peoples’ Choice Award. The organization was recognized for its work in building more equitable institutions through comprehensive race and equity training for educators. In addition, the Regional Sustainability Committee selected winners within 10 categories that are key to a sustainable future for New Orleans, with the Health category being presented by Melissa Burbank, Publisher of Natural Awakenings. The event rewarded the hard work of so many organizations striving to make New Orleans a stronger community, but also sought to continue to inspire organizations to think of our future. “As we recognize the efforts of these incredible organizations tonight, I want you to consider: what are you going to do in 2019?,” said LifeCity’s CEO, Liz Shephard, addressing the crowd at the start of the event. “What record will you break? What catalytic change will you create in our community? Let’s do what we can to make this world a better place, and make sure New Orleans is here for many, many generations.” Following an extensive bidding war—a painting by local artist John Bukaty auctioned for $3,200. All proceeds from the sale will support federal employees impacted by the government shutdown. This Academy-Awards-like event was truly a community effort even beyond members of the Regional Sustainability Committee, who can be found here: loveyournola.com. The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Green Project, Schmelly’s, Natural Awakenings Magazine, and New Orleans Green additionally partnered to make the event a success through in-kind donations and outreach. • natural awakenings

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TELL NOLA WHAT YOU’RE DOING! Email event submissions to calendar@nalamag.com by the 7th of the month.

mark your calendar Blue Cliff College, Massage Therapy Department, Continuing Education, CEUs for LMTs March 1, 6, 8, 13, 20, 22 and 27. Neuromuscular Therapy Massage Clinic—12:45 & 2:15 P.M. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. NMT is a deep massage that targets a problem area such as low back pain. $30- Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-2930972 March 15, 23 and 29. Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45 & 10:45. 2:15. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is a gentle full body massage that focuses on circulation, joint mobilization & relaxation. $30Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972 March 9, 23. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Neuromuscular Massage Clinic—9:15 & 10:45 P.M. Also Wednesday March 13 – Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage Clinic -6:15 & 7:30. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. $30- Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972 Saturday March 16. Swedish Massage Clinic—9:15 & 10:45. 7:30. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is a gentle full body massage that focuses on circulation, joint mobilization & relaxation. $30Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972

MARCH 1, 2019 Soot & Stain Pop-Up— 10am-5pm. Odgen Museum, 925 Camp St, New Orleans. OgdenMuseum.org Wearable Arts Showcase— 10am-4pm. Through March 4th. Bywater Art Lofts, 3725 Dauphine St, New Orleans. BywaterArtLofts.com First Friday Collections Tour—12-1pm. Free. Limit 10 people. Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans. TFriel@Tulane.edu

MARCH 2, 2019 Krewe of Tucks Parade Recycling—8am-4pm. Following Parade Route, New Orleans. YLCRecycles@gmail.com First Saturday—10am-6pm. Magazine St, New Orleans. MagazineStreet.com

MARCH 3, 2019 Decolonized Walk of Bulbancha—10am. Also March 7th. Bienville Monument, 400 Decatur St, New Orleans. 504-656-6306. Dirty Dimanche Festiball— 2-10pm. $15. Crescent Park, Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans. ElephantCollective.org

MARCH 6, 2019 Mardi Gras Kidz Camp— 9am. Through March 8th. Shard Shop, 3138 Magazine St, New Orleans. ShardShop.com

MARCH 7, 2019 DISCOvery Camp—9am. Also March 8th. Upturn Arts, 1719 Toledano St, New Orleans. UpturnArts.org

March 13, 27. Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—12:45 & 2:15.

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350 General Meeting—6:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans. 350NewOrleans.org

MARCH 8, 2019 Candlelight Restorative Yoga—7:30-9:30pm. $35. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

MARCH 9, 2019 Bubble Run—8am-12pm. Shrine on Airline, 6000 Airline Dr, Metairie. BubbleRun.com Bark & Art Gretna Art Walk—9am-12pm. Gretna Farmers Market, 301 Huey P Long Ave, Gretna. Bluetails.org Volunteer Orientation— 10am. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org/Volunteer 11th Annual Gift of Sight Celebration—11am-2pm. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans. SouthernEyeBank.org/2019Gift-of-Sight-Celebration Slave Rebellion Reenactment Beginners Sewing Workshop—12-4pm. Paper Machine, 6330 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. Slave-Revolt.com An Evening of Mantra Music w/ Visiting Artist Ashana— 7-9pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-8990047 or WildLotusYoga.com.

MARCH 11, 2019 Pups & Poses: Puppy Yoga—6:30-8pm. Also March 18th & 25th. Renaissance Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. FootprintsTo Fitness.com/Pups-Poses

Community Kirtan & Gong Bath—7-8:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com.

MARCH 12, 2019 Labyrinth: Symbol of Wholeness—7:30pm. Arrive at 6:30pm to walk the labyrinth. $15, Students $10, Members Free. C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans, Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne at Jefferson, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org

MARCH 14, 2019 Irish Channel St Patrick’s Day Club Block Party— 10am-6pm. Annunciation Park, New Orleans. StMichaelSpecialSchool.com

MARCH 15, 2019 Create Late at NOMA— 6:30pm. $30, Members $25. NOMA, City Park, New Orleans. NOMA.org LARK: Party in the Park—811pm. Storyland, City Park, New Orleans. FriendsOfCityPark.com

MARCH 16, 2019 Garden District Walking Tour—10am. Also March 23rd. $25, Members $20. 1452 Jackson Ave, New Orleans. FriendsOf TheCabildo.Secure.Force.com Creating Edible Ecosystems— 12-1:30pm. The Green Project, 2831 Marais St, New Orleans. Info@TheGreenProject.org Drag Queen Storytime— 1-2pm. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St, New Orleans. NewOrleansPublicLibrary.org


International Working Women’s Day Call to Action—2-5pm. Congo Square, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans.

MARCH 17, 2019 Shamrockin’ Run 8K— 8:30am-1:30pm. 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans. ShamrockinRun.Events Chef Soiree—5-9pm. Covington Trailhead, 419 N New Hampshire St, Covington. ChefSoiree.com

MARCH 21, 2019 Orchid Mounting—6-8pm. $55. Lionheart Prints, 3312 Magazine St, New Orleans. FaitNOLA.com Trap N Paint—7-9pm. Algiers Auditorium, 2485 Guadalcanal St, New Orleans. TrapNPaint.com

MARCH 22, 2019

Tombs By Twilight— 6:30pm. $50. Save Our Cemeteries, 1539 Jackson Ave, Ste 415, New Orleans. FareHarbor.com 8th Annual Keeping Our Promises Gala—8pm12am. WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St, New Orleans. 501Auctions.com/ DaughtersOfCharityGala

MARCH 24, 2019 Beauregard-Keyes Spring Gala—5-8pm. BeauregardKeyes House, 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans. BKHouse.org

MARCH 25, 2019 3rd Annual Putt Putt Tournament—5-8pm. Adults $25, Kids $15, Teams $75. City Putt, 8 Victory Ave, New Orleans. LighthouseLouisiana.MyShopify.com

MARCH 26, 2019

Ode to a Geode—11am. $105. Shard Shop, 3138 Magazine St, New Orleans. 504-309-2581 BUKU Music & Art Project—2pm. Also March 23rd. Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of Orleans Pl, New Orleans. Bit.Ly/BUKU2019Tickets A Flighty Piece of Nothing— 7:30pm. Also March 23rd. Advance $12, Door $18. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St, New Orleans. ReeseJohanson Collective.com

Crystal Bowl Concert—7:30-9pm. Swan River Yoga, 2940 Canal St, New Orleans. SwanRiverYoga.com

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MARCH 30, 2019

Cracker Barrel Sista Strut— 8am-12pm. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, 1 Canal St, New Orleans. RacesOnline.com Spring Fling Craft Show— 9am-3pm. First English Lutheran Church, 3701 Cleary Ave, Metairie. CraftShow NOLA@gmail.com HERPS: New Orleans Exotic Reptile & Pet Expo—10am. Also March 24th. Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd, Westwego. HerpShow.net Art & Soul: Benefit for NOCCA Institute— 6-10:30pm. NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St, New Orleans. NOCCAInstitute.com/ ArtAndSoul

MARCH 29, 2019 Rollin’ on the River—6:309pm. Riverboat City of New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans. WJMC.org Black & Gold Gala—7:3011pm. $75-125. VIP $200. Ochsner Sports Performance Center, 5800 Airline Dr, New Orleans. Thompson-Auctions.net Intro to Watercolor Workshop—1-4pm. Also March 31st. $150. Mid City, New Orleans. Shop.JulietMeeks.com Conscious Connected Breathing w/ Jack Fontana—2:30-5pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

MARCH 31, 2019 GNOIS Louisiana Iris Potted Plant Sale—10am-12pm. Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, New Orleans. LouisianaIrisGNOIS.com Tacos & Beer for Project Ishmael—3-6pm. $15, Kids $5. Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. ProjectIshmael NOLA@gmail.com

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We’re right in the middle of Mardi Gras festivities, but we’re going to jump ahead to talk about Lent for a bit. As we know, many New Orleanians give up something for Lent, and that “something” is often alcohol.

WHY TAKE THIS CHALLENGE: We often hear about the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, but not as much about the potential drawbacks of even just slightly above “moderate” alcohol consumption:

TO COME

The challenge: Use this time for a little self-experiment to see what’s really happening inside of your body during this detox. The Skinny on the #AlcoholFreeFor40 Challenge: Give up all alcohol from Ash Wednesday until Easter. Before you go alcohol-free, establish the following baseline metrics: 1. Record your weight

2. Take a close-up photo of your face so that you can see the details of your eyes and skin in particular 3. Ask your doctor to run the following labs: CBC (Complete Blood Count) CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel; includes liver enzymes AST & ALT, as well as electrolytes and indicators of kidney function) Lipid Panel (includes triglycerides, which can be affected by alcohol) GGT (Gamma glutamyl transferase, a specific liver test that’s most affected by alcohol) Vitamin B12 and Folate Panel hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; a marker of inflammation) ESR (sedimentation rate; a marker of inflammation)

Inflammation, which can increase risk for significant issues such as heart disease, liver disease, stroke, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Sleep: Alcohol interferes with our sleep, making it harder to stay asleep and hindering our quality of deep sleep. Anxiety: Alcohol can inhibit our ability to manage stress, interfering with our body’s stress response, which can exacerbate any underlying anxiety issues. Chronic disease: Chronic overdrinking can cause a myriad of significant health problems, says Dean Hickman, MD, chairman of the Psychiatry Department and Medical Director of the Addictive Behavior Unit at Ochsner Health System. These issues include alcoholrelated dementia, cancer of the liver, esophagus, mouth, and throat, heart failure, impotence, bone loss, muscle wasting, and more. THE BOTTOM LINE: Giving up alcohol may not be something that you choose to continue long-term, but it may turn out that it’s worth it to dial it back a notch over the long term. . •

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sunday Tai Chi in the Park—8-8:45am. Last Sunday of the Month. Peristyle in City Park, 42 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans. OchsnerFitness.com Introduction to Zen Meditation—8:30 am (except the first Sunday of the month). By donation. Midcity Zen. 3248 Castiglione St, New Orleans. MidCityZen.org. Mindfulness Meditation—8:50-10am. Meditation, a reading and discussion. 1st & 3rd Sundays. Free/By Donation. Yoga Sanga, 2013 Claiborne St, Mandeville. ResourceForLife@bellsouth.net Community Hot Quickie—9-10am. Sixty minute, Bikram-inspired hot yoga. Same therapeutic practice, less time! All levels welcome; no class package required—by donation every week! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYoga NOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co Sunday Morning Meditation—9am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles—9:30am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans. org. Yogananda Studies—9:30am. Free. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center Sunday Service—11am. 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Sunday Celebration Service—11am. Unity of Metairie. 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, 504-8857575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Eckankar—11am-12pm. Discover what Eckankar can do for you to enrich your life with Divine Guidance. NO Healing Center, 2371 St Claude Ave, 4th floor. Sathya Sai Baba Group—12-3pm. Gathering for bhajans, fellowship and community service.  Based on the values of truth, right action, peace, love and nonviolence. “Love All. Serve All.” Contact for updated location and time: SaiNOLA108@gmail.com Basic/Beginners Aikido Class—3:30pm-4:30pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St, Ste. 103 in Mid-City, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@NOLA Aikido.com. Yin Yoga—5-6pm. Gentle, restorative yoga: Long holds. Deep stretching. Props. Yoga newbies encouraged! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com YesYogaNOLA.co

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monday Compost NOW—4-5:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Children’s Resource Library.

more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@ gmail.com or 504-442-7346. Yoga in the Cathedral—5:30-6:30PM. Bring your own mat. Free (donations accepted.) Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans.

Children Karate Class—5-5:45pm. Also Wednesday. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504-866-2241.

Yogalates at Duncan Plaza—5:30-6:30pm. 343349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 FootprintsToFitness.com/Yogalates-at-the-Plaza

Beginners Karate Class—5:30-6:15pm. Also Wednesday and Friday. First class free. LA Karate Association Dojo, 706C Phosphor Ave, Metairie. 504-835-6825. LKAKarate.com

Free Teacher Yoga & Trauma-Informed Teacher Training—5:30-6:30pm. Presented by Project Peaceful Warrior. The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave, New Orleans.

Free Community Yoga at the Historic Carver Theater—5:30-6:30pm. Presented by Project Peaceful Warrior. 2101 Orleans Ave, New Orleans.

HIIT at the Peristyle—6-7:30pm. All levels. Bring a water bottle and a friend. Free. Peristyle on City Park.

Basic/Beginners Aikido Class—6:15pm-7:15pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St, Ste. 103 in Mid-City, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@NOLA Aikido.com. Mats & Margaritas—6:30-7:30pm. $10. La Casita on The Patio, 845 Carondelet St, New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/Mats-Margaritas Flowering Lotus Mindfulness Meditation Group—7-8:30pm. Donation. Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center, 627 Opelousas Ave, Algiers Point. FloweringLotusMeditation.org

tuesday Qigong/Dao-In—Noon. Tues & Thurs. Bring a mat. $5/class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave, 2nd Fl Upper, Ste. 220, New Orleans. 985-467-0900 or dc@affordable healingarts.com. Connected Warriors Yoga—12-1pm. Higher Power Yoga and Cycle, 514 City Park Ave. Free Yoga for Veterans, Service members, active, military, and their friends and family. Young Yogis—3:45-4:30pm. Fun, playful class for kids 4 to 8 years old to strengthen their bodies with yoga poses and learn to focus and center themselves with breathing and meditation. Music, games, and stories complete the mind-body connection. Led by Heidi, a certified Kidding Around yoga instructor and experienced elementary school teacher. $49/six classes; $10 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. TransformNOLA.com Self Defense Open Palm System—5:30-7pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do—Open Palm System and become

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Northshore Table Tennis Club—6:30-9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Powerpath Mastermind Miracles Sangha— 6:30pm. 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Filipino Martial Arts Beginners Class—7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504-866-2241.

wednesday Beginners Tai Chi Class—9:30-10:30am & 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504-866-2241 Qi-Gym—10-11am. $10 Donation. First Class Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center. 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. BrainHeartBalance.com or 504-309-0002. Gentle Yoga—10:30-11:30am. Free. Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. Prayer and Healing—11am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Compost NOW—12:30-2pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Behind Latter Library/Friends of NOPL. Helping Hands Reike Class—1-3pm. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Wellness Wednesday—6-8pm. Come and explore different aspects of self care, and wellness at your local salt cave. Strictly Salt of Metairie, 3110 David Dr, Metairie. StrictlySaltOfMetairie.com Community Meditation—6-7pm. Love Offering.


Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Compost NOW—6-7:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Mid-City Library. Aerial Yoga: Power—6-7pm. Get superhero strong in a fun, vibrant class that utilizes aerial hammocks to support and challenge you in traditional and unique yoga poses. Accessible to all fitness levels—even a true beginner. $15 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. TransformNOLA.com Core + More! — 6-6:50pm. Transform NOLA, 8509 Oak St. 985-640-2648. mia@Transform NOLA.com. www.TransformNOLA.com. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class—6:15-7:15pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St, Ste 103, in Mid-City, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@NOLA Aikido.com. Free Spirited Yoga—6:30pm. Free. Join NOLA Tribe Yoga for Free Spirited Yoga every Wednesday night. Warm up 5K at 5:35pm. The Tchoup Yard, 405 Third St, New Orleans. Inner Flow Yoga—6:30pm. Enhances lymphatic flow, digestion, immunity, balance, and relaxation. Great for beginners! $10. The Esplanade at City Park Yoga Studio, 3443 Esplanade Ave, 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA. Taoism—6:30pm. Facilitated by Mary Beth Ellis. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles Discussion—7pm. Join Rev Jack Fowler. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Level Up! Intermediate Yoga—7:30-8:30pm. A challenging practice to bring you to the next level! Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be playful and learn to fall in style! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYoga NOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co

thursday Uptown Hot Vinyasa—9-10am. New class time! A dynamic, heated flow practice. Come sweat and move like you! All levels welcome. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co Qigong/Dao-In—Noon. Tues & Thurs. Bring a mat. $5/class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave, 2nd Fl Upper, Ste. 220, New Orleans. 985-467-0900 or dc@affordable healingarts.com.

Self Defense Open Palm System—5:30-7pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do—Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@gmail.com or 504-442-7346. Cardio Blast at Duncan Plaza—5:30-6:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/Cardio-Blast Vinyasa Flow Yoga –6-7:15pm. Free. Popp’s Bandstand, in front of Morning Call in City Park. 56 Dreyfous drive. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a friend.  Compost NOW—6-7:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Alvar Library. Northshore Table Tennis Club—6:30-9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Infinite Health Intention Board Workshop—6:30-8:30pm. Every 2nd Thursday. $47. Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center—3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 204— Metairie. Lenae.Goolsby@gmail.com, YourInfiniteHealth.com Health & Wellness Network of Commerce Meeting—6:30-8pm. Every 4th Thursday. Free for Members, $20 Online, $25 Door. Register for head count for the refreshments and check-in. Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, 3900 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Suite 204, Metairie. Lenae.Goolsby@gmail.com, HWNCC.com 350 New Orleans General Meeting—6:30pm. First Thursday of the Month. Learn new skills related to organizing, and discover new ways to plug into local efforts to create a healthier and more equitable future. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans. 350NewOrleans.org Peaceful Mamas Monthly Class for Busy Moms—7:45-9:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. 504-899-0047. TeamLotus@WildLotusYoga.com. WildLotusYoga.com

friday Tiny Trees—10-10:30am. Simple, animated poses, games, music, breathing, and meditation are all a part of this sweet, fun, class designed especially for you and your child. One adult can attend with up to two children, ages 1 to 3. $49/six classes; $10 dropin. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. TransformNOLA.com Happier Hour Wine Tasting—5-7pm. Free. Spirit Wine, 3500 Magazine St, New Orleans.

Jammin’ Community Hot Quickie—5:306:30pm. Bikram-style class to music. Live DJ and Oak St. Happy Hour on the fourth Friday of every month! Donation suggested. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group—69pm. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group sponsored by Homeward Bound Services. May Wen. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness, 3900 General Taylor St., NOLA. https://www.facebook. com/neworleansspiritualawakening Beginners Yoga / Level 1 Vinyasa—6-7pm. Free. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor. Bring a mat, a towel, and a water bottle along with any other props you wish to bring. 

saturday Yoga on the Bayou—8:30-9:30am. Yoga Lagniappe, 3700 Orleans Ave, New Orleans. YogaLagniappe.com Northshore Table Tennis Club—9:30am12:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Yoga and Guided Meditation—10-11:30am. Yoga nidra with Katrina Zech. $15 donation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. UnityNewOrleans.org Inner Flow Yoga—10am. Enhances lymphatic flow, digestion, immunity, balance, and relaxation. Great for beginners! $10. The Esplanade at City Park Yoga Studio, 3443 Esplanade Ave, 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA Compost NOW—10:30-12pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Rosa Keller Library. Puppy Power Hour—11am-12pm. Free hour of socialization and play for puppies under 1 year. Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 1604 Justin Rd, Metairie. Call or email for enrollment form: 504832-9247; NewOrleans@CentralBarkUSA.com Level Up Intermediate Yoga—11am-12:15pm. A challenging practice to bring you to the next level! Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be playful and learn to fall in style! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co First Position Adult Beginners Class—11:30am12:30pm. Live Oak Dance, 8204 Oak St, New Orleans. ChristynLiveOakDance@gmail.com NOLA Mindfulness Meditation Group— 11:45am-12:45pm. 30-minute guided meditation followed by reflection and discussion. All are welcome. Beginners encouraged to attend. $10 Suggested Donation. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. NOLAMindfulness.com

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