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Shopping News [9/21/10] September sale at Spruce, Fleur-de-lis raffle at Aucoin Hart 

Aucoin Hart Jewelers (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999; is raffling off an 18-karat gold fleur de lis pendant encrusted with more than 300 black, gold and white diamonds. Raffle tickets for the pendant, which is valued at more than $10,000, are on sale at Aucoin Hart Jewelers for $20, or six for $100. Proceeds benefit Sean Payton's Pay it Forward Foundation. Payton will name the winner Saturday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. at the store.

Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St., 581-4629; hosts the first Putumayo Family Festival, which will feature puppetry, a drum circle, face painting and arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. International and local musicians will perform a variety of genres, including reggae, jazz and folk rock. The event is free with zoo admission. Call 581-4629 or visit the zoo's website for more information.

Spruce Eco-Studio (2043 Magazine St., 265-0946; offers 40 percent off tower, igloo and lantern products through Thursday, Sept. 30.

The NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART's Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden (1 Collin Diboll Circle, 658-4101; hosts its sixth annual LOVE in the Garden celebration honoring 10 New Orleans-based artists on Friday, Sept. 24. There will be food from more than 30 restaurants and entertainment by the Alex Peters Band and Animal Krackers. Find ticket information at or contact Kristen Jochem at 658-4121.


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