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Are you ready for the weekend?! The weather looks amazing — and COOL! Well, for New Orleans, anyway ?

Whether indoors or out, you’re sure to find something fun on the Nola Family calendar. Get out there a pass a good time, cher!


Friday, September 8

NORDC’s Back to School Dance Glow
Gernon Brown Rec Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, 70112
Youth celebrate their return to school with a party! Attendees are encouraged to wear glow in the dark apparel & light up accessories. The participant who  glows the most will win a prize! Refreshments will be served. Event also features door prizes and a photo booth. Event is free and open to ages 4 – 12 years old. 6-8 pm.
Saturday, September 9
Saints Kickoff Run & Kids Fun Run
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, 70112
The 2017 SAINTS KICKOFF RUN starts outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Champions Square, continues down Poydras Street and through the French Quarter before runners return to finish ON THE FIELD AT THE 50 YARD LINE! The run will begin at 7:30 am.
Get your kids involved in kicking off the 2017 Saints football season! Kids will get excited about fitness when they lace up their shoes and enjoy the half-mile run. All kids will receive a short sleeve tee and a kid’s commemorative finisher’s medal. The kids 1/2 mile race will start at 9:15am. For more information or to register, click here
Farm & Table Jamboree
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall G, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, 70130
Learn at-home useful tips and techniques, enjoy delicious tastes from vendors, have fun in the interactive kids zone, browse the marketplace, win prize swag and more. Click here for a full list of events and times.
Free Family Day
Odgen Museum, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, 70130
Join the Odgen Museum of Southern Art for this annual celebration and FREE admission day featuring art activities, games and performances inspired by a Southern county fair. For all ages! There will be entertainment by The New Orleans Suzuki Forum, Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts’ Brass Band, and Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue! Food will also be available for purchase by Plum St. Snowballs and La Cocinita Food Truck! 10 am-2 pm.
Critter Cinema Movie Night
Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, 70114
Great fun for animal-loving, pizza-eating movie-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with kitties and canines, enjoying great G – rated critter movies, making friends with other young animal lover and snacking on pizza and popcorn at the Louisiana SPCA. This is a purrrrrfect, fun-filled night for children and an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out by themselves. Kids ages 5-10. Cost is $35. 6-9:30 pm. For more information, click here
Sunday, September 10
Grandparent’s Day
Don’t forget to enjoy a visit with your MeeMaw or PeePaw today! Click here to read Nola Family’s Bonding with the Grandkids article and enjoy some tips on how to bond, New Orleans-style!
Tour de Jefferson & Livewell Fest
The Al Copeland Concert Meadow at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, 70003
Tour de Jefferson is the largest community event organized by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Since it’s inception in 2006, Tour de Jefferson has become one of the premier cycling events in the region, bringing riders from around the country to Jefferson Parish each year. Tour de Jefferson Rider Check-In begins at 7:30 am. Tour de Jefferson begins at 8:30 am. Registration required. Visit their website for more information. 
Dogs and Babies Workshop
Metairie Small Animal Hospital, 101 Metairie Road, Metairie, 70005
The Dogs and Babies Workshop is a training class that is great for those that are expecting! This humans-only workshop will give you the tools you need to help ensure a smooth transition for your entire family. Some topics covered include crate training, teaching your dog to settle, getting your dog used to the new routine and so much more.For more information call 504.762.3329 or email training@la-spca.org.$25 per couple. 9 a.m.
Storytime at The French Library
3811 Magazine St., New Orleans, 70115
The French Library will host storytime! Ages 3 and up will enjoy storytime from 3:30-4 pm. Ages 3 and under 4:15-4:30 pm. The event is free and drop-in’s are welcome. 
Techtonics Acappella
Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane Campus
Join all of Tulane’s a cappella groups as they host the Techtonics from Imperial College London! Featuring performances by THEM A Cappella – Tulane University, TU Tones A Cappella, Green Envy, Tulane POCapella, and TULA – Tulane University Ladies A Cappella. 7-9 pm.
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