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

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Aucoin Hart Jewelers (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999; www.aucoinhart.com) 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; www.auduboninstitute.org) 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; www.sprucenola.com) 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; www.noma.org) 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 www.noma.org/love or contact Kristen Jochem at 658-4121.

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