Homebrewers Rally, Trash Bash Among Saturday Events
RECREATION FAIR: The New Orleans Recreation Department is hosting a Spring Health and Recreation Fair at Annunciation Park until 1 p.m. The fair at 800 Race St. is to promote health and wellness and to provide health care treatment opportunities for youth and families. People who go will be able to obtain free screenings and information encouraging positive health behaviors and active lifestyles.

TRASH BASH: St. Charles Parish is going green today with the second installment of the parish-wide spring litter clean-up and recycling education event until 2 p.m. Groups of volunteers will fan out around the parish to clear litter hot spots in each community. Volunteers can choose their own areas to clean or be assigned according to where other groups locate. All equipment is provided. Those interested can call (985) 783-5182.

JOB FAIR: For those looking to explore a new career, there will be plenty of opportunities at the 2010 Crescent City Jobs Fair in Algiers until 2 p.m. More than 50 of Louisiana's top employers will be on hand looking for new hires in a wide range of fields, including health care, transportation, sales and government. The fair is being held at the West Bank campus of Delgado Community College at 2600 General Meyer Avenue, Building #1.

SCHOOL'S EXPO: The School's Expo is being held today at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center at the University of New Orleans until 2 p.m. The expo seeks to increase parent's awareness about school choice and familiarize them with the common application process. It also provides parents and students the opportunity to speak with school leaders as they explore k-12 programs including schools with small class size, before and after school care, transportation, summer programs, tutorial programs, and technology programs. Food and drinks are provided, as well as activities for kids. Families will receive vouchers for uniforms and backpacks with school supplies.

PET ADOPTION: A handful of the LA/SPCA's animals will be featured at Clearview Mall on Veterans Blvd. until 3 p.m. today. Adoption counselors will be on hand to match future owners with a perfect mate. The dogs and cats available for adoption have been behavior tested at the LA/SPCA. Each animal has also been microchipped, spayed/neutered and are up to date on all vaccinations. The adoption fee is $100 for puppies and kittens under 6 months old, and $75 for dogs and cats over 6 months old.

CULTURAL SUMMIT: The Douglas Redd Cultural Summit is being held at the University of New Orleans until 4 p.m. Featured will be the unveiling of the Cultural Assets map, and an in-depth discussion concerning the cultural movement in New Orleans over the next 10 years. Ellis Marsalis is delivering the keynote address. Panelists include Congressman Cao. There will also be entertainment. The event being held in the cafeteria of the campus is free and open to all artists, musicians, culture bearers, Side-by-Side members, and interested citizens.

CRIME PREVENTION, FAMILY OUTREACH: The New Orleans Police Department is holding the Crime Prevention & Family Outreach Day will be held until 4 p.m. today at the Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Haley Blvd. There they will have free NOPD child safe I.D. cards, life skills workshops, guest speakers, NOPD Explorers, neighborhood watch groups, interactive fatal vision goggles. Also, demonstrations by the NOPD Swat Team, NOFD, Mounted/K-9 will be given.

HOMEBREWER'S RALLY: The first ever homebrewing rally and crawfish boil is being held at the Abita Brewery until 5 p.m. today. Homebrewing enthusiasts from around the Gulf-coast region will gather for a VIP tour of the brewery, visit with the Abita brewmasters and hear from the Director of the American Homebrewers Association who is traveling to the area to promote the art of homebrewing and to support proposed legislation that would legalize homeade beer in Louisiana. The event is free and open to all members of the American Homebrewers Association. Anyone who is not an AHA member can purchase a membership at the rally at a discounted rate.