Event Calendar

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What’s Up with Gravity? Weight, Weight! Don’t tell me!

  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

For 250 years the concept of gravity was so simple: a young Isaac had shown that an apple falls from a tree for the same reason that the Moon orbits the Earth. Then, a young Albert replaced that simple idea with curved “space-time“. Since then, we have had to deal with E=mc^2, parallel universes, and black holes! Gravity plays an important role in the births and deaths of stars, the creation of elements, and even the production of sunlight. In this presentation to the general public, we will explore these ideas and talk about LIGO, a different kind of observatory here in Louisiana. LIGO has recently detected ripples in the spacetime continuum caused by collisions of massive stars in outer space, just as Einstein predicted.

Patrick Lestrade, retired professor of physics at Mississippi State University Department of Physics and Astronomy and former NOSHA board member, will be our speaker on this stimulating scientific topic!


Join NOAF for the Annual Game-a-Thon 2018!

  • When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
  • Where: Shamrock Saloon, 4133 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

** Why a Game-a-Thon?

Nationally, Abortion Funds gather in April to compete in bowl-a-thons, but New Orleans Abortion Fund was turned away from the popular local bowling alley because they would not support this cause. Undeterred, they got creative and instead brought this fierce competition and thirst for reproductive justice to Shamrock for a beer/ping-pong, billiards, darts, and games tournament. Of course, there will be costumes and prizes!

** What do I have to do?

Players who have raised $30 or more will get a tournament gamecard to play! Or you can form a team with 3 (or more) people and set a team goal.

Register here:

** Why should I join?

NOAF clients need you! Since they began making pledges in April 2013, NOAF has assisted over 1,000 people from throughout the Gulf Coast in accessing abortion care. Because of generous support from foundations for their overhead costs, 100% of Game-a-Thon donations goes to their clients.

Your voice can help bring down abortion stigma! Many of us have walked for a cause or raced for the cure. Playing for choice, talking to our friends and family about the need for abortion funds, and raising awareness about the restrictions facing patients is a powerful way to bring about change.

It's a ton of fun! Games, food, drink tickets, prizes, and more!


NOSHA Goes To Whitney Plantation!

  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am
  • Where: Whitney Plantation, 5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA, Wallace, LA view map

We are planning our annual field trip to Whitney Plantation ( in Wallace, LA.

You are invited to purchase your discounted ticket for NOSHA members at $10 per person at the PayPal link at our website (regular general admission is $22). You must be on our PAID list in order to be part of our group tour.

Go to and look for the PayPal button in the right hand column. There is a drop down menu to purchase one or two.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so order your tickets soon before our tour is filled!


Last Supper Dinner Club - May

  • When: Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: Parkway Bakery & Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., New Orleans, la view map

• What we'll do
Join us in May for a trip to a New Orleans classic, Parkway Bakery, winner of multiple awards for roast beef po-boys (and the first place Anne's parents went for a date!) It's all about the po-boy here, from a simple grilled cheese to a delectable turkey dinner po-boy, with stops for vegans and dessert lovers along the way. Check out the menu here:

• Important to know
Please keep us up to date on your ability to make the dinner by using the RSVP function as soon as your plans change. It's very helpful for us to know how many folks are joining us, not just for the restaurant seating, but for the folks on the waiting list. We check the RSVPs right up until the last minute, and it's never too late to exercise good manners and let us know if you're not joining us, so we can get on with the eating! (Nothing sadder than a group of hungry folks at a table, trying to figure out if they should wait for someone who isn't coming...)