Midsummer events so hot they outclass the weather

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Art Melt -- Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Forum 35's Art Melt at the Preview Gala July 19 at the Capitol Park Museum are committee members, from left, Marybeth Burns, chairwoman Rebecca Alexander, Joshua Paul Melder, Sabrina Victura, Lori Pilley and Sarah Moran.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Art Melt -- At Forum 35's 10th annual Art Melt Preview Gala at the Capitol Park Museum July 19 are, from left, President Jesse Hoggard, Christy Marino, Carolyn Blakley, Melissa Parmalee and Ryan Vivian.

  • Photo provided by JENNIFER MAYER -- Casas for CASA -- Attending the CASA Fiesta are, from left, Holly Sides, Michelle St. Martin, Casas for CASA co-chairwoman; David Faulk; Todd Denton; Tanie Bush, Casas for CASA co-chairwoman; and Liz Betz, CASA executive director.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Art Melt -- At Forum 35's 10th annual Art Melt Preview Gala at the Capitol Park Museum are judges, from left, Jordana Pomeroy, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and Susan Edwards.

  • Photo provided by PHILLIP CANCILLERI -- Celebrity Waiters -- Taking home first-place honors at the Children's Advocacy Center's Celebrity Waiters Tailgate are LSU Golden Girl teammates, front from left, Ashley Keller, Kaitlin Junius, Natalie Knight, Ragen Ashley, Haley Duke and Paige Deville. Sitting in back are event emcees Karen and Bill Profita, of Talk 107.3.

  • Photo provided by PHILLIP CANCILLERI -- Celebrity Waiters -- Fellow waiter Hilary Tuttle, left, congratulates Adam Knapp, who earned the second most amount of money at the Children's Advocacy Center's Celebrity Waiters Tailgate July 10 at Walk-On's Bistreaux.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- 'New Roads & Old Rivers ' -- Visiting with author Randy Harelson, seated, at his book-signing reception at Dixon Smith Interiors July 18 are, standing from left, Barbara Rodney, Dixon Smith and James Rodney.