New Orleans Events – Friday, March 13
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, March 13.
SUN BELT CONFERENCE – BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP — The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's basketball championship will be held. Location: Lakefront Arena, New Orleans.
HEALTH DISPARITIES — Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy holds 8th Health Disparities Conference. Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
OIL AND GAS — The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association concludes its annual meeting, 7:00 a.m. Location: L'Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles.
GUBERNATORIAL BREAKFAST FORUM — The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association holds a Gubernatorial Breakfast Forum as part of its annual meeting. Candidates to participate include: Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter, 7:30 a.m. Location: L'Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles.
HEALTHY BIRTHS — A press conference with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana March of Dimes and representatives from Louisiana hospitals to announce new efforts to support healthy birth outcomes statewide, 10:00 a.m. Location: Steps, Louisiana State Capitol (rotunda in case of rain), 900 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge.
CADDO PARISH – LSU GYMNASTICS — Students at Caddo Parish Magnet High School participate in a national driver safety program along with LSU Women's Gymnastics coach DD Breaux and team members. Location: Caddo Parish Magnet H.S., 1601 Viking Drive, Shreveport.
LITTER CAMPAIGN — Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and others hold a press conference to announce results of a statewide event in which communities are invited to participate in cleanups and bring awareness to the state's litter problem, 2:00 p.m. Location: State Capitol, Steps, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.
BOSSIER STUDENTS — Platt Elementary third graders will release their testing fears when they participate in a balloon launch. Each student will write their fears on paper, tie them to balloons and release them, 2:00 p.m. Location: Platt Elementary, 680 US Hwy 80 W, Haughton.
VITTER – FORUM — U.S. Sen. David Vitter holds a forum about protecting Louisiana citizens from violent crime, 2:30 p.m. Location: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2020 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
COAST GUARD FOUNDATION AWARD — The Coast Guard Foundation holds its annual Salute to the 8th Coast Guard District, 6:00 p.m., The National World War II Memorial, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans.
March 14 – CHARTER SCHOOLS-TEACHERS FAIR — Certified teachers seeking positions with charter schools in the New Orleans area, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Hynes Charter School Gym, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.
March 14 – TECHNOLOGY-GIRLS — Senate President Pro-Tempore Sharon Weston Broome and other legislators host the 2015 Girls, Gigabytes and Gadgets: 3G Summit to get young women engaged in the Internet, technology and digital space, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Louisiana Technology Park, Venyu Lobby, 7117 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge.
March 14 – HEALTH SUMMIT — The New Orleans Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosts its annual health and economic summit, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, 1301 N. Derbigny St., New Orleans.