Around the Westside for Jan. 9, 2013

By Terry L. Jones

Westside bureau

The Krewe of Comogo asks anyone interested in participating in Plaquemine’s nighttime Mardi Gras parade this year to contact Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029 for details.

The Krewe of Comogo was formed in memory of Brenda Comeaux, a local Mardi gras enthusiast.

The parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, starting at Main Street and La. 1, proceeding south to Belleview Drive, then west on Belleview to the Carl F. Grant Civic Center for the annual Krewe of Comogo Gala.

For more information, visit http://www.kreweofcomogo.org.

Wine tasting

We Are the Difference invites the public to its Martini, Wine and Beer Tasting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Comogo Room.

Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Iberville Little Theater and its production of “Grease” in May.

The Beer Tasting is provided by the Louisiana Beer Festival. The wines are from Amato’s Vineyards in Independence. Martinis will be provided by Maggio’s Ristorante.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at http://www.wearethedifference.org or call (225) 687-2029.

Black history

The West Baton Rouge Museum’s exhibit “From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age” continues until Feb. 3.

The exhibit from the Maymont Foundation of Virginia tells the story of the predominantly African-American workers employed in the homes of wealthy white citizens during the late 19th century.

Starting Jan. 19, and running through March 24, the West Baton Rouge Museum will host its exhibition “Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad.”

The exhibition is a collection of 49 paintings, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston.

The artworks are divided into four movements tracking the flow of events in the lives of the enslaved men, women and children who traveled along the Underground Railroad.

The exhibition is organized by the arts program of the University of Maryland University College.

Sunday Mass

The public is invited to join in fellowship with members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Sunday.

The church is at 11140 La. 77 in Maringouin.

Mass starts at 11 a.m. and a reception will follow.

Christmas thanks

West Baton Rouge Parish Council members Edward “Bob” Robertson and Charlene Gordon, along with the FACT Project, express their thanks to all the supporters and vendors who helped make the Christmas Extravaganza a success.

The FACT Project hosted a toy giveaway at the Port Allen Middle School gymnasium on Dec. 8. Children who attended received toys and clothing, had their faces painted and their pictures taken with Santa Claus.

The council members issued a statement saying the organization appreciates the public’s continued support and generosity.

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, contact Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.