The City of New Orleans is holding a recycling drop-off event on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at two locations: on the neutral ground of North Claiborne Avenue and St. Peters Street on the East Bank; and at the public library at General DeGaulle Drive and Holiday Avenue on the West Bank. Bring plastic containers, paper, aluminum, tin, steel and Mardi Gras beads. No glass will be collected. For more information, dial 311 or visit www.cityofno.com.
ImeldaÕs Fine Shoes (501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 849-9089) has reopened at a new location on Metairie Road. With more than 70 brands of discounted, current-season designer shoes in stock, Imelda's is open seven days a week. Ask for a club card, and when you buy 10 pairs of shoes in one year, you'll get the 11th pair free.
BallinÕs (721 Dante St., 866-4367) is hosting a trunk show on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature new sportswear from J'envie, silk soft dressing by A.R.T.E. and comfort-forward pieces from De Taille. Be sure to check out Ballin's newly redesigned Web site: www.ballinsltd.com.