New Orleans Events – Thursday, Dec. 4

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, Dec. 4:


TRAVEL SOUTH USA INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE — Southern states and cities conclude selling themselves to international travel agents, all day. Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.


SEXUAL ASSAULT — The Sexual Assault Best Practices Conference, which address work in New Orleans involving sexual assault response, through Friday, 9:00 a.m. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address the opening session. Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 3rd Floor, Celestin E. Ballroom, New Orleans.


COLUMBUS SHIPS — Replicas of Columbus' ships, the Pinta and Nina, will be on display through Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Marina (across from Terrebonne General Medical Center), Park Avenue, Houma.


WILDLIFE & FISHERIES — The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meets, 9:30 a.m. Location: Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge.


SENATE CAMPAIGN-LANDRIEU — US Sen. Mary Landrieu rallies supporters.

— 10:00 a.m., with Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Grambling Mayor Ed Jones, Arcadia Mayor Eugene Smith. Location: Grambling City Hall, 127 King St., Grambling

— 12:00 p.m., With Ret. Col. Carl Thompson, Webster Parish Police Jury President Jim Bonsall and Pastor B.J. Martin. Location: Steps, Webster Parish Courthouse, 410 Main St., Minden

— 2:00 p.m., with Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and Max Richtman, president of National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Location: Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston St., Shreveport.

— 6:00 p.m., with Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, state Rep. A.B. Franklin and Rev. Sam Tolbert of Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Location: Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles.


ST. TAMMANY TOURISM — Second round of community meetings to get input regarding recreation and tourism planning in St. Tammany Parish.

— 11:00 a.m. Location: Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell.

— 6:00 p.m. Location: Lakeshore High School, cafeteria, 26301 Louisiana Highway 1088, Mandeville.


SENATE CAMPAIGN-CASSIDY — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere joins US Rep. Bill Cassidy at rallies in support of his campaign.

—11:15 a.m. Location: Country Inn & Suites, Lobby, 1501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner.

— 2:00 p.m. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 2421 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge.


WORKBOAT SHOW — More than 14,000 expected at 35th International WorkBoat Show. Shipyard Day keynote by Frank Foti, President and CEO, Vigor Industrial, 11:30 a.m., Great Hall. U.S. Transportation Department maritime administrator Paul N. Jaenichen Sr. speaks, 2:30 p.m., Great Hall. Location: Convention Center (MCCNO), Halls B-F.


MILITARY-MARITIME JOB FAIR — Job fair for military servicemen and women interested in a maritime-related field, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Louisiana Veterans Affairs Secretary David LaCerte and US Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen will address the crowd at 1:00 p.m. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall Entrance, Rivergate Room, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.


DISTRACTED DRIVING — Joel Feldman, founder of End Distracted Driving, will address a meeting of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission, 1:30 p.m. Location: Louisiana Department of Insurance, Plaza Hearing Room, Baton Rouge.


GROUNDBREAKING-LA NATIONAL GUARD — The Louisiana National Guard holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new readiness center, 2:00 p.m. Location: 1228 Taft St., Franklinton.


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