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JANUARY PROGRAM RESCHEDULED: Due a death in the speaker's family, our Program for January 20, 2018, Outsider Minds, has been rescheduled to February 17, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience and extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Earls and her family. We look forward to her presentation next month.

HOUSE CONCERT - Tom Neilson - Music For Social Change!

  • When: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
  • Where: Joyce & Dave's , 1107 Dante St., New Orleans, LA view map

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You are invited to the “CAN'T GET NO RESPECT” House Concert Series at Dave and Joyce's to enjoy the wonderful sounds of musician Tom Neilson ( Suggested donation: $10-15

“This is very good music. And very good politics.” ~Tom Paxton “One of the most savvy songwriters I know.” ~World Soul Records “Does a great job of reminding people of what is really important and the power of folk music to say it.” ~Michael Stock, WLRN Miami

IT'S A POT LUCK, so please bring something light to share! We will provide assorted beer, soft drinks, and finger foods. For more info, email or call 504-957-9290

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Last Supper Dinner Club - February

  • When: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: Porter & Luke's, 1517 Metairie Road 70005, Metairie, LA view map

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Dine with the Deniers!

Join your NOSHA friends as we swing from the Westbank to the Eastbank this month. Yes, we're headed to Metairie, where we'll dine off of the extensive seafood, Creole, and Italian menu at Porter & Luke's. There's ample parking in the strip mall, and if you need locally-themed gifts, MJ's is right next door. You need to stock up on good food before Carnival really gets started, and this is the place to do it. The wait staff may even call you dawlin'!

Check out the huge menu here:

We ask that you keep us up to date on your ability to make the dinner by using the RSVP function as soon as your plans change. It's very helpful for us to know how many folks are joining us, not just for the restaurant seating, but for the folks on the waiting list. We check the RSVPs right up until the last minute, and it's never too late to exercise good manners and let us know if you're not joining us, so we can get on with the eating! (Nothing sadder than a group of hungry folks at a table, trying to figure out if they should wait for someone who isn't coming...)

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Outsider Minds

  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

DATE CHANGE! Due a death in the speaker's family, we are moving this event to our February program. We apologize for the inconvenience and extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Earls and her family. We look forward to her presentation next month.

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Outsider Minds: The molecular origins of diversity in the human brain and how diverse minds navigate modern society

The human brain is genetically pre-programed for diversity. The result of this is a highly variable population consisting of individuals with a broad range of gifts and adversities. This presentation will discuss what neuroscience currently understands about how diversity arises in the human brain, why diversity is advantageous for our population, and our society’s successes and failures at supporting individuals on the outskirts of the intellectual and creative spectra.

Beginning in January, we will now offer up to 30 minutes of social time after our program question and answer period for interaction with the speaker, audience members and the NOSHA board. Our speaker will be Laurie R Earls, Ph.D., who is an Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Tulane Brain Institute. Her research interests include molecular pathways influencing neural plasticity with age, and how this results in vulnerability to psychiatric disease, miRNA modification of calcium signaling in neuronal presynaptic function, and novel micro-peptides in normal brain function and disease.

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Please note that we are now starting our programs at 2:30pm, 30 minutes earlier than in 2017!