* RUBARB biked with youth to the Alvar Library to participate in mask and costume making for Mardi Gras! Kids made amazing masks and even got a chance to use the sewing machines and get dressed up. Thanks Alvar for putting this on!
* RUBARB rolled in CHEWBACCHUS this year! NOLA Women on Bikes invited RUBARB to dress up bikes (and ourselves!) and roll with them in the Chewbacchus parade. We tin-foiled ourselves up (the theme was "robociclettas") and handed out swag at the parade. Thanks Women on Bikes, it was so much fun!
*The RUBARB Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 21) was a big success! We made a X-mas tree out of wheels and parts, played 4-square, ate delicious food, received treats in our homemade stockings, and planted 5 trees!
* At the end of October, we took our very own Coco and her family to see Boneshaker, a film that she co-starred in! In November, we took our annual trip to Fringe to see an aerial act called Icarus. We also took a small crew of 1 to the Draw-a-Thon at the Marigny Opera House!
*RUBARB volunteers helped with a bike rodeo event for a cub scout group in Metairie. Volunteers helped make adjustments, fix flats and do small repairs and the cub scout group had collected bikes to donate. THANKS St Edward the Confessor for organizing this event and inviting us!
*there was a pirate ship bound adventure to Lafitte, to check out the ship of the Caravan Stage Company. The crew of this ship, which travels the world and does spectacular performances, gave us a tour and we got to see the ins and out of this beautiful wooden boat. After exploring and snacking, the RUBARBians hiked through the swamps of Jean Lafitte National Park. Everyone had fun in nature, observing snakes and screaming at spiders! It was an action packed, exciting day.