September 13, 2012
Let’s have lunch
The Bengal Belles are ready for some football.
WHAT: Delayed from its original date of Aug. 30, the Bengal Belles Tiger booster club will have its first lunch of the season.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Baton Rouge River Center, 2755 River Road.
TICKETS & INFO: Guest tickets are available by going to the website, http://belles.tiger
DETAILS: Belles luncheons are typically on the Thursdays before Tiger home or big games. Six are scheduled this season with some guest tickets available. For information on joining the group, visit http://belles.tigerbooster
‘Light Up the Night...’
Here’s a chance to help the Louisiana Center for Health Equity.
WHAT: The LCHE’s second annual fundraising gala, “Light Up the Night for a Brighter Future.”
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Art, 1442 City Park Ave.
TICKETS & INFO: $50, general admission; $75, VIP. http://lchegala.eventbrite.com or call (504) 756-2478.
DETAILS: The event will feature art, live music and dancing, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres.
The nonprofit will recognize five categories of honorees:
Corporate: Tricia W. Grayson, UnitedHealtcare Community Plan of Louisiana.
Community: William “Bill” Blount, BREC.
Policymaker: Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Senate.
Volunteer: Reginald Burrell, SU Student Rehabilitation Association.
Board Member: Diane Hargrove-Roberson, MSW.
Proceeds support LCHE’s activities to improve health in communities with residents with significant needs.
It’s time to raise funds for a good cause.
WHAT: A gala benefits Heritage Ranch.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
TICKETS & INFO: $50; http://www.hrbr.org or (225) 658-1800.
DETAILS: The event will include food and beverages, music by J. Gray Jazz Trio, a raffle, silent and live auctions and a wine pull. Funds will go toward opening a Christian children’s home to serve boys ages 13-17, across the greater Baton Rouge region, providing family-style housing, counseling and comprehensive case management, with the goal of family reunification.
Clean out the closet
Help a museum by donating vintage, retro and modern clothing with accessories.
WHAT: A donation collection day in preparation for The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum’s the annual Your Friends Closet Sale this fall.
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: College Drive Mini-Storage, 4866-2 Revere Drive (behind Hobby Lobby).
INFO: (225) 578-2448.
DETAILS: The Your Friends Closet Sale is Oct. 14 and will also feature designer clothing and evening and wedding gowns. Proceeds will go to the Friends, a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides essential support for the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.
‘Bowl for Hope”
Time to join in the fun and provide help at the same time.
WHAT: Boys Hope Girls Hope’s ‘Bowl for Hope’ event.
WHEN: Oct. 6, school teams and families bowl; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, businesses and organizations bowl, competing for the Inaugural B2B Championship trophy.
WHERE: Circle Bowl, 8878 Florida Blvd.
COST & INFO: $300, sponsorship of a five-person team; $35, individual. http://www.bhghbr.org or (225) 346-5095.
DETAILS: Proceeds will benefit BHGH Baton Rouge and its mission to provide children-in-need with a residential setting and opportunities for an advanced education.
Editor’s note: This column was changed on Sept. 4 to correct the times for The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum donation collection day.