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Weekend events you CANNOT miss!

Friday, November 17
NORDC Family Game Night
Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. An evening full of fun activities for the whole family. Family Game Night provides an opportunity for all children, including those with special needs, to have fun in a safe and accepting environment. 7-8:30 pm.
 
JPAS Presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177-A Sala Avenue. Enjoy a night of beautiful sights and sound at this production of a classic family favorite. $15/person. 7:30-9 pm. Continues through Nov. 19.
 
 
 
Saturday, November 18
Cloth ​101 ​Clinic
ZukaBaby, 3248 Severn Ave., Metairie. Learn ​which ​styles ​are ​best ​for your ​family, ​how ​to ​save ​hundreds ​of ​dollars, ​and ​how ​to ​care ​for cloth ​diapers. ​Or, ​bring ​us ​your ​questions ​and ​concerns, ​and ​we’ll help ​you ​troubleshoot! ​For more information, email ​info@zukababy.com ​or call 504.407.2700. Free to attend.
 
Family Volunteer Day
New Orleans City Park, 1009 Harrison Ave. Families will meet and proceed to Couturie Forest to mulch trails and clear invasive species from selected areas. Participants should plan appropriately: wear long pants and boots, bring sunscreen and bug spray, and also bring a water bottle, as water will be provided for volunteers. Free. 9 am-noon.
 
Studio KIDS: Collage 101 – New Orleans & the River
New Orleans Museum of Art. Create a collage of images to create a composition inspired by the Mississippi River. $25/members, $30/non-members. For more information or to register, call 504.658.4128 or email education@noma.org. 10 am-noon.
 
Growing Gardeners
Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, 5 Victory Ave. Bring your little ones to City Park for an introduction to the world of gardening. Learn about and play with plants, food and ecosystems. Children ages 6-9. $17/class. For more information or to register, call 482-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org. 10 am-noon.
 
Fall Festival
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 11000 Lake Forest Blvd., New Orleans. Celebrate fall with live music, face painting, animal encounters, delicious food and more! Advanced registration $8/person, onsite $10/person. 10 am-4 pm.
 
Healthy Harvest Celebration
Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Enjoy hands-on activities that focus on the fall harvest, healthy living and fresh, local foods. $8.50/person, free for children 12 months and younger. 11 am-3 pm.
 
Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. Enjoy a cup of delicious gumbo while listening to some of New Orleans’ premier brass bands at this festival. Free. 11 am-7:30 pm. Continues through Nov. 19.
 
Critter Cinema
Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. Kids get cozy with animals, watch G-rated movies, and snack on pizza and popcorn. Ages 5-10. $35/child. For more information or to register (by noon the Thursday before), call 504.762.3321 or visit la-spca.org/crittercinema. 6-9 pm.
 
WYES Shake, Rattle & Roll
Paulette & Frank Stewart Innovation Center for Educational Media, 916 Navarre Ave., New Orleans
Celebrating WYES’ inaugural year, 1957, viewers are invited to get out those poodle skirts, leather jackets and cuffed jeans and jitterbug until you drop at WYES SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL, a sock hop, benefiting WYES. Patron Party begins at 6:30 pm and tickets are $150/person. General Admission kicks-off at 7:30 pm and tickets are $65/person.
 
JPAS Presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177-A Sala Ave. See Nov. 17 listing for more details. 7:30-9 pm.
 
 
 
Sunday, November 19
Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. See Nov. 18 listing for details. 11 am-7:30 pm.
 
JPAS Presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177A Sala Ave. See Nov. 17 listing for more details. 2-4:40 pm.
 
Celebration in the Oaks Family Party
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans City Park. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Ticket prices vary. Free for children 2 and younger. 6-8 pm, early admission begins at 5 pm.
 
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