Help to feed the hungry in the area.

WHAT: WBRZ News 2’s annual food drive.

WHEN: Food collection barrels with the ‘Feed-A-Family’ logo will be available Monday through Nov. 10.

WHERE: Area grocery stores.

INFORMATION: (225) 387-2222.

DETAILS: Area residents are urged to place nonperishable food items such as canned goods, dried milk and rice, etc., in the barrels. Food collected will be distributed through the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which serves 11 area parishes including East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. Helena, Livingston, Ascension and Assumption. Perishable items (turkeys, hams, fruits or vegetables) will be collected on Feed-A-Family Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Matherne’s Grocery Store, 7580 Bluebonnet Blvd., in Baton Rouge. The event is sponsored by Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union. Monetary donations are also welcome by visiting

Jambalaya Jam

Capital Area United Way’s throwing a street party.

WHAT: 25th annual Jambalaya Jam, sponsored by Dow Chemical Co.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge.

TICKETS & INFO: Ticket options: Jam To-Go, jambalaya in a to-go box, $7; Jam Sampler, as much jambalaya as you want from 40 different competing teams, $10; Jam VIP, all-access pass with catered hors d’oeuvres, massages, specialty drinks and perks of the VIP tent, $75.

DETAILS: Guests are invited to enjoy cold drinks and live entertainment from local bands After 8 and The Allison Collins Band as well as Nashville recording artist Jana Kramer, while sampling some of South Louisiana’s best jambalaya from more than 40 competing teams.

Your Friends Closet

Get great clothing and help the Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

WHAT: The seventh annual Your Friends Closet Sale with a special appearance by Baton Rouge native and “Project Runway All Stars II” designer Anthony Ryan Auld (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: 4-H Mini Farm, LSU campus.

ADMISSION: $10 early bird opening (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.); $5 general public and $2 LSU students (with ID) after 10 a.m.

DETAILS: This year’s sale will feature vintage, retro and modern clothing for the entire family. Accessories, designer clothing and evening gowns will also be for sale. The Friends group is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides essential support for the museum.

Pink Ribbon Bowl

Have a rockin’ good time and raise money to help fund the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate’s grants for local programs and for research.

WHAT: Pink Ribbon Bowl.

WHEN: Oct. 21; two sessions: noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: All Star Lanes, 9829 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.

COST & INFO: $150 per team up to six members through Oct. 14 and $180 per team Oct. 15-21. or (225) 615-8740.

DETAILS: Teams of families, friends and co-workers can register. Register a team online at