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Local designer Angele Parlange will sign her new book, Creole Thrift: Premium Southern Living Without Spending a Mint, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 during a reception hosted by Octavia Books (899-7323) at Latter Library (5100 St. Charles Ave.). There will be a signing and discussion at Borders Books and Music (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0238) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.11.

Formerly at the corner of Magazine and Antonine streets, womenÕs clothing boutique, Fairy, has moved to a new location. Now you can find FairyÕs collection of well-priced, feminine fashions at 5715 Magazine St. (269-2033), right next to Blue Frog Chocolates.

Family Resources of New Orleans invites prospective first-time homebuyers to a workshop that will teach the Òins and outsÓ of buying a home. Training will help families qualify for grants toward their home purchase. Covering a variety of topics Ñ including credit rehabilitation, family budgeting and mortgage product comparison Ñ the workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.11 and 18 at 817 N. Claiborne Ave. For more information, call 822-8519.

Loubat Food Service Equipment, Supplies and Design (4141 Bienville Ave., 482-2554) will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. Enjoy product demonstrations, food, refreshments and door prizes. The grand prize is a 36-inch Southbend Range.

Discount retailer Tuesday Morning (62 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 813-2860) welcomes shoppers to its new store in the Westside South Shopping Center. The store will open early, at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for a sale that will offer even deeper discounts on merchandise that already is marked 50 to 80 percent off department store prices. The special sale features closeout prices on French cookware, Lenox glassware, Italian sheets, handmade cotton quilts, toys, holiday items and more.

Two new offices of World Properties International (WPI), a one-stop shop for real estate services, mortgages, title/settlement services and insurance and home warranty services, are holding grand opening events on Thursday, Nov. 9. WPI/Adams & Associates Realty LLC (7921 Bullard Ave., Suite 2b, 243-0406) will hold its grand opening at noon at its office in eastern New Orleans. WPI/Russell Frank Realty Group LLC (1011 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 368-9035) starts its grand opening event at 3:30 p.m.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.


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