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Volume 15/Issue 25

Christmas: The Wood Enterprises Way

As holiday season gears up, all three Wood Enterprises bars, Cafe Lafitte, Good Friends, and Rawhide, will be handing out "Care Bears" for the sixth year. Each "bear" has the age and sex of a PWA who receives his meals from Food For Friends. A patron, or employee, takes a "bear" and buys that person a gift accordingly. The gift is returned to any one of the bars and then delivered to the person along with his Christmas dinner! For the first time, this year, when the gift is returned to the bar, Wood Enterprises will buy that patron a well drink or domestic beer as a way of saying "Thanks". This program has been a big success in the past, showing people what a caring community this is. A large part of the success of this program is due to the participation of Wood Enterprises' many employees. Stop by Cafe Lafitte, Good Friends, or Rawhide and pick up you "Care Bear" today, and be sure to return your bear attached to a gift by Dec. 19 to insure that it will be delivered with Christmas dinner.

On Sun., Dec. 14, Good Friends will be hosting a tree trimming party at 5pm. Bring in an ornament for the tree and a toy, and receive a free well drink or domestic beert. This will be a great way to contribute to a worthy cause as the toys will be donated to Pediatric AIDS patients. There will also be free wassail to all who stop by. Don't forget to join Tommy T in the Queen's Head Pub for caroling by the piano from 4pm to 8pm.

On Sat., Dec. 20, Good Friends will be hosting its second annual Christmas Gala. This year's theme is "Barbie Does Christmas." If it's anything like last year's show, it will be a scream. If you have seen the staff of Good Friends lately, you must know they will be featuring the new, larger Barbie in the show.

With Love, The Christmas Show

E arth and Fire Pottery /Gallery, located at 7700 Maple at Adams, is presently exhibiting a wonderful Christmas (gift) show entitled "With Love, The Christmas Show", featuring the pottery of potter Joann Greenberg. Other artisans featured are Franklin Adams, Gail Blank, Shea Fafth, Leslie Newman, Trina Stoskoph and Kate Tonguis exhibiting their pencil drawings, sculptures, prints and glass works. The gallery is open Tues. - Sat., 10am-5pm. Earth and Fire will also hold its annual Christmas pottery sale Dec. 20, 10am to 5pm. For more information, call 504.866.1433.

National Leather Association

H osted by Le Petit Bastille and Mr. & Ms Louisiana Leather, the National Leather Association's New Orleans Chapter will hold its first meeting and membership drive Dec. 17, 7pm, at 810 N. Rampart St.

The National Leather Association is the largest and most active pansexual (i.e. all-inclusive: men, women, transgender, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual) organization in the world, serving the leather/sm/fetish community. It is composed of a very diverse group of people, all enjoying some area of a lifestyle involving leather, sm or fetish interests. It works actively within the community to reduce prejudices about personal choice and runs the gamut from the novice and curious to the very seasoned and informed.

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