Baton Rouge Uncorked is holding its Spring Tasting benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and Inherit Baton Rouge, a group affiliated with the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Roux House, 143 Third St.
DETAILS: Attendees form teams of up to three members; each brings three identical bottles of wine for blind tasting and scoring.
Art & More
Care to dance? Come join this fundraiser.
WHAT: St. Joseph Hospice Foundation’s Art & More Auction and Tango.
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: The Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 City Park Ave.
TICKETS & INFO: $30 each or $50 per couple. (225) 978-2756.
DETAILS: Included are wine and hors d’oeuvres. Mini tango lessons by Tango Lagniappe are available with table sponsorships. Proceeds will provide financial assistance to terminally ill patients and their families without the financial resources for basic care and needs. All donations and in-kind gifts are tax deductible.
St. Elizabeth Gala
Help raise funds for adoptive parents.
WHAT: 21st annual St. Elizabeth Foundation Gala. St. Elizabeth is a full-service, nondenominational adoption agency.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St.
TICKETS & INFO: $150 each. (225) 769-8888.
DETAILS: Included in the event are a cocktail buffet, musical guest Rusty Yates, silent and live auctions, a David Yurman diamond earrings raffle, the awarding of the Pam Kinamore Volunteer Award to Dick Lea, and the recognition of the “Class of ‘91.”
La. Legends Gala
Come honor some of the state’s best.
WHAT: Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s 22nd annual Louisiana Legends Gala.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. awards ceremony Thursday.
WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.
TICKETS & INFO: $150 each or $275 per couple. (225) 767-4214, http://www.lpb.org or buy at the door.
DETAILS: The event includes cocktails, an awards ceremony and a dessert reception. Honorees for 2012 will be Dr. James Andrews, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon; Mickey Gilley, six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner; Gayle Hatch, U.S. Olympic weighlifting coach; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to Liberia; and Richard Zuschlag, business and community leader.
Seize the Day
Take a walk/run for epilepsy.
WHAT: Seize the Day, 5K race and 2-mile walk sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana to raise money to support services for people with epilepsy in the state.
WHEN: 7 a.m. Saturday, May 19.
WHERE: LSU campus’ Old Front Nine.
REGISTRATION: (800) 960-0587 or http://www.epilepsylouisiana.org.
DETAILS: The event also includes children’s activities, face painting, jumpy toys, food, drink and more. The team that raises the most money wins a cruise for two for one of its members drawn from the group. There is also a team T-shirt contest with prizes awarded.