During Beauty Week (through Saturday, March 5) at Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com), receive a free tote bag laden with deluxe samples and special offers when you make a $75 beauty purchase.
A three-session, beginner glass-blowing class starts Tuesday, March 2, at New Orleans Creative Glass Institute (3924 Conti St., 482-6003; www.nocgi.org). Students will learn to use a blowpipe and glass-working tools to shape hot glass into objets d'art. Contact studio director Jenny Knox (482-6003) or (email@example.com) to register for the $300 class.
Changes are afoot at N.O. Surf Shop (7722 Maple St., 866-6030; www.nosurfshop.com), soon to be renamed Local Threads. Local Threads will carry men's designer clothing. Men are encouraged to bring used garments, particularly jeans, to sell on a consignment basis.
Trane Parts Center (530 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, 733-6789; www.trane.com) has partnered with the charity Soles4Souls to organize a shoe drive for Haitian earthquake victims. Donate new or gently worn shoes at the Trane Parts Center now through March 22.