New Orleans Events – Thursday, April 30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, April 30.
FLOOD PROTECTION — Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West will conduct a full exercise of how the West Closure Complex will operate in time of crisis or disaster, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: 500 East Bayou Rd., Belle Chasse.
JAZZ FEST — The 45th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival is held through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans.
VIETNAM WAR — Veterans celebrate the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Featured speaker Retired Air Force Col. Murphy Neal Jones, a former Prisoner of War, 11:00 a.m. Location: Robert Burns American Legion Post #16, 2031 Ronald Reagan Highway (Highway 190 bypass), Covington.
MCNEESE STATE – NEPAL — McNeese State hosts an event in support of Nepal, where an earthquake devastated the country, 12:00 p.m. Location: McNeese State, Campus Quad, Lake Charles.
LSU – BUDGET CUTS — LSU's student government and advocates will march on the state Capitol in protest of the state's proposed $600 million cut to higher education, 1:00 p.m. Location: AZ Young Park, Pentagon Barracks to Capitol Gardens and Steps of the Capitol, Baton Rouge.
BOSSIER SHERIFF — The Bossier Parish sheriff's office celebrates the retirement of its longest serving deputy, Roy Rawls, who leaves with 34 years of service, 1:00 p.m. Location: Criminal Building (near Bossier Parish Courthouse), 196 Burt Blvd., Benton.
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ — The New Orleans Recreation Department Commission hosts an international Jazz Day program featuring performances by New Creations Brass Band, NORDC Piano Program, Ni'ya, the Yisrael Trio and the Matthew Shilling Quartet, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere St., New Orleans.
BIKE DONATION — The Covington Police Department donates several unclaimed bicycles to the Boys & Girls Club of Covington, 4:00 p.m. Location: Boys & Girls Club, 919 N. Columbia St., Covington.