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  • Senior Expo 2013

    Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for the 2013 Jefferson Parish Senior Expo. Offering all kinds of good information, treats, and entertainment for seniors, this year’s Expo will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 [from 8:00 a.m. to Noon] at the Alario Center in Westwego.

  • Senior EOC Tour

    On Monday, February 25, Seniors from around Jefferson Parish spent the morning touring the parish Emergency Operation Center.

  • Rainbow Pinnacle Ball 2013

    Watch as Pinnacles members and their guests celebrate the Mardi Gras season at this beautiful formal ball. This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top.” Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation offers recreation activities to people with developmental disabilities. The goals are to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, emotional and social functions and promote healthy, independent leisure lifestyles. For more information, call 736-6999 Ext. 114

  • Lakeshore Tennis Courts

    On Monday, February 18, 2013, Jefferson Parish officials cut the ribbon on Lakeshore Playground’s new tennis courts.

  • Krewe of Argus Parade 2013

    The Krewe of Argus was named after the Greek Mythology God, Argus, the all-seeing with one hundred eyes. Argus observed Jupiter cheating on his wife. Jupiter ordered Mercury to cut the head off of Argus. The Goddess Juno, seeing this, took the hundred eyes off of Argus and put them on the tail of her peacock, where they remain today. That is why the peacock is the logo of the Krewe of Argus and is the backdrop of the Co-Captain's float in the parade.

  • Corps de Napoleon Parade 2013

    The Corps de Napoleon was established in 1980 to give Jefferson Parish an excitingly different approach to Mardi Gras.

  • JPtv: Carnival Parade IDs

    JPtv has added new Carnival Parade IDs to its line up for the 2013 Mardi Gras season. Each is its own Jefferson Parish Krewe parade and you can see every float, band, and dance team in just a matter of seconds. . . Check them out here.

  • Krewe of Centurions Parade 2013

    In 1979 a group of six businessmen got together with a common goal. It was their desire to provide the people of Jefferson Parish with a carnival club which was second to none, although most would agree somewhat different from the norm.

  • The Krewe of Atlas Parade 2013

    The Krewe of Atlas makes its way through the streets of Metairie Friday, February 1, 2013. The theme of the parade was "Enjoying Louisiana Year round."

  • Family Gras 2013

    Family Gras is a family-friendly Carnival event that offers free outdoor concerts, including national and Louisiana artists alike. Held February 1st and 2nd on the neutral ground at Veterans Blvd. in front of Lakeside Mall, Family Gras enables Jefferson Parish restaurants, caterers, and businesses to feature their cuisine and desserts as well as local artists’ crafts and art pieces. With crowds estimated at 100,00 this year and an economic impact of over $6 million for Jefferson in the past year, corporate and small business owners are provided with a fantastic advertising opportunity by partnering with Family Gras. This year’s event boasted big name musical acts like Franki Valli, Fitz and the Tantrums, Amanda Shaw, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and more.

  • The Krewe of Alla Parade 2013

    The theme of this year's parade is "Alla Takes Flight," and its floats are titled The Griffin, The Phoenix, The American Eagle, The Giant Roc, The Wise Old Owl, The Quetzal, The Raven, and Parrots. Also appearing in the line-up are Alla's iconic maharajah, maharanee, and title floats and its signature Coon-Ass and Allagator floats.

  • The Krewe of Caesar Parade 2013

    Founded in 1979, the Krewe of Caesar takes the name of an actual historical figure rather than a myth. Formed by more than 800 men and women members, Caesar is the largest Carnival organization in Jefferson Parish history. This organization is known for spectacular costumes for members of the royal court, with fiber-optics, neon and three-dimensional figures adorning the enormous costume collars. The Krewe of Caesar is also known as the Roma Club. Past Grandmarshalls include celebrities from a variety of backgrounds. These celebrities include baseball player Billy Martin, cartoon mascots like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and even pop singer David Archuleta in 2009. The Krewe’s signature float is the Hydra, a mythic beast that had the body of a serpent with many heads and known for emerging from it’s swamp home and attacking local villagers and their cattle. On Saturday February 2, 2013 at 6:00pm the Krewe of Caesar parade down the traditional Metairie parade route for its 34th annual Parade.

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