‘Whole Lotta History ...’
Celebrate Louisiana’s 200 years of history with a fast-paced, pictorial and musical celebration.
WHAT: Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s Heritage Lecture, ‘Whole Lotta History Goin’ On,’ sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 501 North Blvd.
ADMISSION & INFO: Free to FHL members and $10 for guests. (225) 387-2464 or http://www.fhl.org.
DETAILS: The lecture will feature music, photos and a few impersonations by Dardenne as he explores the state’s history, music, culture and politics. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments by Calandro’s Fine Wine and Cellars.
It’s time to give some recognition.
WHAT: The ninth annual Mid City Redevelopment Alliance Legacy Luncheon.
WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St.
TICKETS & INFO: $50 individual. (225) 346-1000.
DETAILS: The event will honor Mary Ann Caffery, owner of The Caffery Gallery on Government Street, for being “instrumental in the formation of the Mid City Merchants Association” and the Mid City Merchants Association. Each will receive the Rev. Mary E. Moody Lifetime Achievement Medal of Honor.
‘Children Who See ...’
Wonder what impact community and family violence have on young children?
WHAT: The Academic Distinction Fund’s Distinguished Speaker Series session on ‘Children Who See Too Much.’
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; program check-in 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave.
ADMISSION & INFO: Free. Email email@example.com or call (225) 922-4560 to register.
DETAILS: Speaker will be Betsy McAlister Groves, a licensed social worker and founding director of the Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center. Author of ‘Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project,’ Groves’ practice and research interests focus on the impact of community and family violence on young children, and on engaging community systems in identifying and responding to children who are affected by violence in their environments.
We ‘CAN’ all make a difference, one can at a time.
WHAT: The American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge is joining forces with the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to raise hunger awareness. Participants from the design, building and business communities take part in a unique design/build competition where structures are built entirely of canned food and other nonperishable food items. Celebrate the winners and get a sneak peek at the structures by attending the Preview Night/Awards Celebration.
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (postponed from Aug. 31)
WHERE: LASM, 100 River Road South.
TICKETS & INFO: $15 per person. Contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
DETAILS: The celebration will include a time-lapsed video of the construction, the awards, food and beverages. The display will be up through Sept. 19. At the end of the competition and viewing, all food will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.