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RHINO Crafts Company (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 523-7945), a nonprofit cooperative of local craftspeople, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with an alumni exhibit during the month of July and a reception on Friday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Festivities will include a hat-making workshop, a silent auction of hats by current RHINO (ÒRight Here in New OrleansÓ) artists, a retrospective slide show and other surprises.

Support local commerce when you explore the French Quarter this summer and reap the benefits with the French Quarter Business AssociationÕs ÒFrench Quarter TreasuresÓ promotion, June 15-Sept. 30. Pick up a free treasure map from one of the 40 participating businesses and receive a stamp each time you spend $10 or more. Every time you collect five different stamps, you can enter a drawing for a Òtreasure chestÓ containing more than $8,000 in prizes including artwork, clothing, jewelry, gift certificates, passes to local attractions and more. For details and a list of participating businesses, visit or call 908-7337.

The Ethan Allen design center (3750 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-1471) has just reopened in Metairie and has unveiled its ÒModern GlamourÓ lifestyle collection, a new line of furnishings inspired by centuries of design and fashion. The store is offering a complimentary seminar series including ÒIntroduction to Horizons StudioÓ at 6 p.m. on July 6. Call the store for details and a complete list of seminars.

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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