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October 2017 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Oct 4 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 11:00 a.m...

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October 2017 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Oct 4 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 11:00 a.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ Theme: Halloween – come in costume ▪ Menu: Chicken Florentine, bow tie pasta, buttered corn, salad, bread, crème de mint ▪ NO menu substitutions

$14.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Oct 12 (Thursday): Lunch and Learn: Diabetes Awareness – Troy Lynn Baldwin, PhD, of the American Diabetes Association will speak about prevention, cure, and improving the lives of those affected by diabetes ▪ 10:00 a.m. – noon ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank

$5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11 a.m. Oct 12 (Thursday): Thursdays at Twilight - The Mystics ▪ featuring the music of Motown ▪ Songs from the Temptations, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute by our local R&B singing group ▪ Food and beverages will be available for purchase ▪

$17.00 p.p. (bus and admission) ▪ Bus departs 3:30 p.m. 3rd parking lot Oct 14 (Saturday): Oktoberfest ▪ Located at Deutsches Haus’ new home on Moss St. in N.O. ▪ featuring music, activities, and German fare ▪Traditional dishes include sauerbraten, schnitzel, bratwurst, pork loin, Bavarian-style pretzels and a selection of German cheeses ▪ There are more than 16 German beers, seven wines and more than 20 schnapps ▪ Historical Exhibit ▪ Souvenir Shop featuring German items ▪ Admission $8 at the entrance ▪ food & drink on your own

$7.00 p.p. (bus only) ▪ Bus departs 1:00 p.m. 3rd parking lot Oct 18 (Wednesday): Putt Putt Challenge ▪ GO Baton Rouge has issued another challenge, hoping to beat us this time ▪ we say they can’t do it ▪ Let’s go take them on again at an indoor facility, where we’ll also enjoy an included lunch ▪

$25.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 9:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot Oct 26 (Thursday): Cullen Landry and the Midnight Street ▪ Come in costume for the Halloween R&B party with Cullen Landry ▪ Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998, Cullen has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo, Eddie Roth, Professor Longhair, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and many others ▪ His goal is to preserve our New Orleans musical heritage embodied in the local music of the 1950’s & 1960’s ▪ Food and beverages will be available for purchase ▪

$17.00 p.p. (bus and admission) ▪ Bus departs 3:30 p.m. 3rd parking lot Oct 27 (Friday): WWII Air Sea and Land Festival at N.O. Lakefront Airport ▪ highlights the many vehicles, including PT Boats, tanks, & jeeps, and the contributions that led to victory ▪ honors the legacy of the WWII generation ▪ flying demonstrations, dockside tours on the PT-305, Victory Parade, living history enactment, photo ops, live entertainment, fashion show ▪ Lunch on your own at the Festival - bring cash for Food Truck Rally ▪

$17.00 p.p. (includes bus & festival admission) ▪ Bus departs 10:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot OCT 31 (Tuesday): Humana Annual Enrollment Program - Come learn about Humana’s Medicare Health Plans for 2018 ▪ Ochsner bus transportation will be provided, but for those who wish to drive on their own, the session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Camellia Room at the Center for Primary Care and Wellness (across the street from the hospital) ▪


: Nov 5 (Sunday) Matinee Performance – Caroline, or Change ▪ Set in 1963 Louisiana, a provocative story of political, social, and pocket change ▪ Caroline is a single African American mother working for a white family in Lake Charles LA ▪ a tender friendship develops between Caroline and the family’s young son ▪ the boy’s stepmother, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells her she may keep any money the boy leaves in his pockets ▪ Caroline hates to take money from a child, but her own children desperately need food, & clothes ▪ outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door ▪ this is a self-drive event at the Westwego Performing Arts Theater, 177 Sala Ave, Westwego, LA ▪ doors open 1:30 p.m. ▪ performance 2:00 p.m. (repeat from Sept Newsletter)

$34 p.p. (self-drive)

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Nov 16-17 (Thursday - Friday): Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA ▪ journey overnight to the Paragon

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Casino Resort ▪ resort features casino with slots, table games, poker, & video poker, as well as a spa, indoor & outdoor pools, hot tub, shopping, movie theater, arcade, numerous dining options & bars ▪ Trip includes bus transportation, hotel room, baggage handling, $25 free play, & $10 meal credit (repeat from Sept Newsletter)

$50.00 p.p. double occupancy $70.00 p.p. single occupancy bus departs 9:00 a.m. from front of hospital Dec 5 - 6 (Tuesday – Wednesday): Bellingrath Gardens ▪ Join us as we journey to Mobile AL to view the spectacular “Christmas in Magic” light display ▪ Overnight at Drury Inn (repeat from Sept Newsletter)

$259.00 p.p. double occupancy, $309.00 p.p. single occupancy Wait list only Bus departs 7:00 a.m. from front of hospital Sep 22, 2018 – Oct 5, 2018 Golden Opportunity North Shore California Coastal Cruise aboard the Emerald Princess. BOOK A BALCONY BY 8/31/17 AND RECEIVE A BEVERAGE PACKAGE WORTH OVER $600! Pre-cruise stay in Victoria BC with Butchart Gardens tour & post-stay in Vancouver. Ports of call include San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Contact GO for rates and more info!

Don’t forget to send a separate check for each event, add name of event on check (place, not just “Lunch Bunch”) and enclose an ADDRESS LABEL – DO NOT send a stamped envelope MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS Nov 1 Nov 7 Nov 9 Nov 14

Monthly Meeting Humana Triple Chronic Enrollment Session Lunch & Learn 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans -Tricentennial Exhibit – Old Ursuline Convent Museum

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Misplaced Membership Card: $5.00 replacement fee

For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings, or to submit a suggestion, please call

Alice Nelson-Jones Program Coordinator, Golden Opportunity Westbank (504) 371- 6541