About Town for Nov. 11, 2012

CAAWS

  • EVENT: Capital Area Animal Welfare Society and Harley Davidson of Baton Rouge’s 18th annual “Santa CAAWS” pet photos.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PLACE: Harley Davidson of Baton Rouge, 5853 Siegen Lane.
  • DETAILS: All proceeds will go to CAAWS.

MISTLETOE MARKET

  • EVENT: 2012 Mistletoe Market.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PLACE: Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge, 102 France St.
  • DETAILS: Mistletoe Market, an event formed 12 years ago to provide a way for stay-at-home moms to display and sell their products professionally, will feature local and out-of-town merchants who will sell unique holiday gift items. Admission is $4 with half of admission going toward helping local children in need. Parking is free, and child strollers are allowed.

RENAISSANCE

  • EVENT: Veterans Day Brunch at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 388-5710.
  • DETAILS: The brunch will be $5 for all veterans and active-duty servicemen and women and their families. Valid ID must be presented. Reservations are appreciated.

PINNACLE

  • EVENT: Pinnacle Entertainment veterans complimentary meals.
  • DATE: Monday.
  • DETAILS: Complimentary buffets will be valid for active duty and retired military personnel from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Bon Temps Buffet, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Boomtown Casino New Orleans, Bayou Market Buffet, for lunch. Valid ID must be presented.

LSU RETIREES

  • EVENT: LSU Faculty & Staff Retirees Club meeting.
  • DATE: Monday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: Lod Cook Alumni Center, LSU campus.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 766-8311.
  • DETAILS: The guest speaker will be Jim Engster, Louisiana Radio Network president. All LSU retirees are invited.

CACRC

  • EVENT: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank “Cans For A Cause” Holiday Food Drive.
  • DATE: Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20.
  • PLACE: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, 1400 Main St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 379-3577 or http://www.cacrc.com.
  • DETAILS: The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, a group dedicated to promoting electronic waste reduction and the use of recycled goods, is teaming up with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to get food donations. CACRC is offering participants $5 off their total purchases or a chance to have their recycling fees waived whenever they donate two canned goods.
  • EVENT: CACRC’s Super Saturday Sale.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to noon.
  • PLACE: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, 1400 Main St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 379-3577 or http://www.cacrc.com.
  • DETAILS: CACRC’s 6th annual “Super Saturday Sale” is a garage sale featuring refurbished electronics at reduced prices along with refreshments, a raffle for a laptop and a free “Kid’s Corner” with face painting, balloons and coloring pages. The sale is in honor of America Recycles Day and will benefit community outreach programs for CACRC. Cash, credit cards or debit cards will be accepted.

EBR LIBRARY

  • EVENT: E-book Workshop.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Computers without Fear.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of computers without worrying about breaking anything.
  • EVENT: “A Hero Among Us.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 3:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.
  • DETAILS: Kevin Marshall, an Olympic athlete, will give a presentation and fitness demonstration designed for tweens, teens and young adults. Marshall participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the Haitian cycling team. He is currently a student at LSU and an ROTC cadet.
  • EVENT: “Computers without Fear.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish River Center Branch, 120 St. Louis St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4967.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of computers without worrying about breaking anything. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4450.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Word 2003. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “A Night on the Red Carpet.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1870.
  • DETAILS: “A Night on the Red Carpet,” the library’s 8th annual open mic night for teens, will have a theme of “Classics of the 20th Century.” Teens can perform music, poetry, monologues or dances from their favorite 20th-century movies or television series. The night will also include a costume contest related to the theme and refreshments. All acts must be approved in advance.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007.”
  • DATE: Wednesday and Saturday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Word 2007. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Living Your Dreams: Taking Personal Responsibility” workshop.
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
  • DETAILS: Carlton Thornton, a motivational speaker, will talk to students, parents and teachers about dealing with life’s challenges. He will discuss issues like procrastination, rationalizing and denial. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007.”
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to create flyers, pamphlets, newsletters and more.
  • EVENT: “Learning Express.”
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 3:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3250.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to use Learning Express to take tests and to access eBook. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: Gobble Gobble Fun project.
  • DATE: Saturday through Wednesday, Nov. 21.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7560.
  • DETAILS: Children, ages 3 to 11, and their parents are invited to participate in a make-and-take turkey napkin holder craft while supplies last. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.”
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to create slides for computer presentations.
  • EVENT: Fall Chess Tournament.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 1 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3760.
  • DETAILS: The tournament is for children, ages 9 to 13, and will conclude two months of chess sessions. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: Balloon Beanbags project.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 2:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1170.
  • DETAILS: Teen patrons are invited to make beanbags using beans and balloons.
  • EVENT: “Create a Résumé in Microsoft Word 2007.”
  • DATE: Monday, Nov. 19.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to create or update résumés in Microsoft Word 2007.

WOMEN & WINE

  • EVENT: Women & Wine on Wednesdays networking social.
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: Boutin’s Restaurant, 8322 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.WomenWineWednesday.com.
  • DETAILS: Women & Wine on Wednesdays is a free monthly networking event for women trying to balance their needs with family, career and community. The group has no membership process. Participants can sign up online.

LA. PHOTO SOCIETY

  • EVENT: Louisiana Photographic Society open house and monthly meeting.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: Rose Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.laphotosociety.com.
  • DETAILS: The Louisiana Photographic Society will host an open house along with its regular monthly meeting. The open house will show prospective members what the club has to offer. Guest speaker will be Darlene Martin Eschete, an award-winning nature and wildlife photographer. Membership dues are $25 per calendar year. All photo enthusiasts are invited.

BR CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

  • EVENT: Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table meeting.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • PLACE: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 769-3175, (225) 926-0096, holinde1@cox.net or jess@bitworx.com.
  • DETAILS: Lt. Col. Tom C. McKenney, a retired infantry officer and parachutist in the U.S. Marine Corps, will speak on “Jack Hinson’s One-Man War: A Civil War Sniper” after the group’s general business session . Admission is $25, which includes dinner. Reservations must be made by Tuesday.

WBR MUSEUM

  • EVENT: West Baton Rouge Museum’s lunch time lecture, “From 1920s Flappers to 1950s Housewife: Women of the Greatest Generation.”
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: Noon.
  • PLACE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.
  • DETAILS: Ashley Baggett, Ph.D. candidate in history, will present the lecture, which complements the museum’s exhibit, “Our Stories, Our Lives: America’s Greatest Generation.” Baggett will talk about changes in women’s social and political rights during the era between the 1920s and 1950s. The event is free and open to the public.

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

  • EVENT: Broadmoor High School’s Arts & Crafts Festival.
  • DATE: Friday and Saturday.
  • TIME: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • PLACE: Broadmoor High School, 10100 Goodwood Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 926-1420.
  • DETAILS: Proceeds from the festival will help purchase educational materials like computers, copy machines, classroom furniture and more. Admission is $3 per person (13 or older). Ages 12 and younger will be admitted free. Parking in the east student parking lot and the grass lots on campus is $2. The festival will provide a free shuttle bus service from the Broadmoor Shopping Center and Broadmoor Middle School.

OSHER INSTITUTE

  • EVENT: Feliciana Chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s November Nature Walk.
  • DATE: Friday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: Port Hudson State Historic Site, La. 61 (10 minutes south of St. Francisville).
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ipthudson.aspx for information on Port Hudson State Historic Site.
  • DETAILS: The Feliciana Chapter of OLLI, an institute for learners who are 50 or older, will have its November Nature Walk, which will have two walks based on activity level. One walk will be mildly strenuous with the other being less strenuous. Both walks are about 2.5 miles long. Participants will meet in the museum parking lot before visiting the museum, taking a short walk around the pond and watching a video about the museum. The two walks will follow the video. Admission is free for OLLI members.

SHOP AWAY

  • EVENT: French Quarter Business Association’s “Shop Away in the Vieux Carre” pre-holiday shopping day.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: All day.
  • PLACE: French Quarter businesses, New Orleans.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.fqba.org.
  • DETAILS: The French Quarter Business Association will host a pre-holiday shopping day, which will feature artist and author signings, jewelry makers, special discounts and holiday treats. Dutch Alley Artist Co-op will celebrate its 9th anniversary with a “Cloud 9” event at 6 p.m. as part of the shopping day, and Nadine Blake on Royal Street will host Suzannah Murray, a local jeweler who will show her new designs, from 5 p.m. until the end of the day. All original art purchased in the French Quarter Cultural Product District is tax free.

FREEDOM AWARD

  • EVENT: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) accepting nominations for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
  • DATE: Now through Jan. 21.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.FreedomAward.mil.
  • DETAILS: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation’s highest award for civilian employers that support their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Guardsmen, Reservists or family members can submit nominations online.