About Town for March 16, 2014

JAYCEES ORGANIZE

WHAT: A social/information meeting for those interested in starting a Junior Chamber, or Jaycees, chapter in the Ascension area.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.

WHERE: Brew-Bacher’s Grill, 909 E. Ascension St., Gonzales.

INFORMATION: Email George Riggs at riverparishesjaycees@yahoo.com.

DETAILS: Jaycees is a leadership organization for young professionals ages 18 to 40 who are interested in improving the community. Information will be given out and the process will begin to start a new chapter in this area. To learn more about the Jaycees, visit usjaycees.org.

LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE

WHAT: Remembering the Bayou Classic.

WHEN: NOON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19.

WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.

INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum.

DETAILS: Join R.L. Stockard on a journey through one of Louisiana’s most famous football traditions — the Southern University vs. Grambling State University game. Stockard was Southern’s first sports information director.

CAMP TIGER AUCTION

WHAT: The Camp Tiger Benefit Auction, the major fundraiser supporting the free, weeklong summer day camp for children with special needs in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

WHEN: 7-11 P.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 28.

WHERE: The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collin Diboll Circle (City Park at Esplanade), New Orleans.

TICKETS/INFO: $50. lsuhsc.edu/no/organizations/camptiger/ or call (504) 568-4874.

DETAILS: Camp Tiger is a project of first-year students at the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. The money raised helps underwrite the cost of the camp so it remains free to campers and their families.

CLEAR THE WAY 5K

WHAT: ONE-MILE AND 5K RUNS IN HONOR OF THE 927TH SAPPER CO. DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN.

WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

WHERE: Fourth Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

REGISTRATION: $40. Deadline is March 22 for early registration. sappersleadtheway.com.

INFORMATION: Ashley Lanoux at (225) 505-8445, ashleyred280@hotmail.com; Linda Furr at (225) 301-8715, lcfurr@hotmailcom; or Jennifer Ward at (337) 378-4466, jenniferward7@yahoo.com.

DETAILS: Registration includes a T-shirt and American flag. An award will be given for the most patriotic costume. The event is hosted by the soldiers’ wives and families and the Geaux Chapter 7 of Blue Star Moms.

ART COMPETITION

WHAT: Pennington Biomedical Research Center is sponsoring an original art competition for children and will display winners in the new children’s research clinic, Pennington Biomedical’s Translational Research Clinic for Children.

DETAILS: First-place winners in each grade category will receive an artist premier art set. Entries must be drawn/sketched/painted entirely “by hand.” Only the following media are permitted: oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, tempera paint, ink, pencil and charcoal. The format can be 8-by-10 inches, 11-by-14 inches or 16-by-20 inches flat canvas board/panel or heavy paper. Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders.

INFORMATION: Email pediatrics@pbrc.edu or call (225) 763-3000.

DEADLINE: March 31. Art should be submitted with a registration form available at http://pediatrics.pbrc.edu. Parent or guardian permission is required, but all entries are free. Artwork submissions can be dropped off at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Clinical Research Building I Front Desk, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.