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Shopping News [11/9/2010] 

Bring fur garments in any condition to Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; during its Coats for Cubs fur drive, which begins Saturday, Nov. 13, and lasts until April. Furs will be donated to The Humane Society and used to make cozy beds for orphaned or injured animals.

Lakeview residents have a new spot to make groceries in their neighborhood: Lakeview Grocery (801 Harrison Ave., 293-1201; The store, which opened last month, provides grocery staples as well as hot prepared foods. There's even an outdoor seating area where you can eat. The grocery is open seven days a week.

Nutria-palooza, Righteous Fur's fashion show featuring nutria fur garments by local labels like Bayou Salvage, Howlpop and Autonomous Clothing, infests the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St., 539-9600; on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8: 30 p.m. Admission is $15 ($10 for museum members), and 5 percent of proceeds benefit the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation's coastal restoration efforts.

Corks N Canvas (119 Focis St., Metairie, 832-5536; hosts Painting with a Purpose from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Fifty percent of the $45 registration fee benefits the American Cancer Society. The Mandeville location (2689 Florida St., Mandeville, 626-6272; hosts a similar benefit that day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with proceeds benefitting the Covington Food Bank.

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