FREMONT -- A fundraiser brunch benefitting the Alameda County Blue Star Moms, a nonprofit organization that helps military veterans and their families, is scheduled Saturday in the Niles district.

The event, Mardi Gras Brunch 2013, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Building, at 37154 2nd St.

The brunch's menu will feature New Orleans food, including andouille sausage, jambalaya, dirty rice, southern biscuits and gravy, and much more.

Tickets at the door cost $15 for attendees age 13 or older.

All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit charity's programs.

For more information, email fremontbsm@yahoo.com or visit www.alamedacountybluestarmoms.org.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.