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Home and Garden (2033 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-875-7576) celebrates its first birthday with a sale: 20 percent off all lamps and rugs; 25 percent off dinnerware, china, entertaining accoutrements, upholstery and more; 30 percent off selected luxury linens, wall art and home fragrances; and 40 to 50 percent off a variety of other items. Some merchandise is excluded from the sale, which ends March 21.

Browse 15,000 square feet of retail space, featuring local artists, jewelry designers, interior designers, fine furniture, antiques, collectibles, interior and exterior accessories and more at Le Boulevard Marketplace (5201 Canal Blvd., 258-9053; www. leboulevardmarketplace.com) during its grand opening celebration Thursday.

From 10:30 a.m. until noon on Thursday, join neighbors and city officials in a cart race through the new Save-A-Lot Food Store (1841 Almonaster Blvd., 942-0897) during its official grand opening "Dollar-Cutting" ceremony to benefit First Book, an organization that provides new books to children in need, and The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

Support Fair Trade while enjoying the sounds of Dee-1, The Revivalists and Soul Capital during the Ethical Fashion Show sponsored by IN Exchange (314-7463; www. inexchange.org) Friday at The Republic (828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com). The event, which promotes Fair Trade and locally made fashion, starts at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.).

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