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  • Photo provided by NANCY RICHMOND -- 'Afghanistan Day' -- The Pollard Planters chose 'Afghanistan Day' as the theme for its Oct. 10 get-together since special guests were representatives of Women Veterans of Louisiana. At the event are, from left, Geneva Johnson, Lillian Hoover, Claudia Billiot and daughter Marisol, Shirley Avants, Anna Sanders, hostess Jo Salter and Lilllie Clark.

  • Photo provided by JULIA B. MOORE -- 'Worship in Pink' -- Celebrating survivorship from breast cancer at the Sisters Supporting Sisters 'Worship in Pink' service at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church Oct. 28 are, from left, Hallique Dawson, Kathleen Conrad, the Rev. Clifford Conrad Sr., Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Dean Harvey and the Rev. Mary Ann Robinson.

  • Photo provided by NELL MITCHELL DOUGHTY -- 'Missions Are Sweet' -- Helping to raise more than $9,000 for Broadmoor United Methodist Women's various missions at its Oct. 7 lunch and silent auction are, front from left, committee members Sandy Ainsworth and Connie Smith, MacDonnell United Methodist Children's Service CEO Cindy Gaudet, event chairwoman Jaye Rooney, BUMW President Grace Oulton and committee member Nell Mitchell Doughty; and, back from left, featured speaker Jay Ducote and North Rampart Community Center Executive Director Jeff Parker.

  • Photo provided by RICHARD KNIGHT -- Dancer's fête -- Pierre Dulaine, left, nationally renowned ballroom dance professional and creator of Dancing Classrooms, is fêted at an *date coming reception hosted by Sterling, center, and Jim Crowell along with Louisiana Dance Sport and Nancy Vallee.

  • Photo provided by FRANCES FARLOW -- Phenomenal Women of Excellence -- At the Phenomenal Women of Excellence Award Gala hosted by Beautiful Black Girls Inc. Oct. 5 at the Botanical Garden Center are, seated from left, honorees Agnes Andrews, Lenore London and Namzamoo Iyanu; and, standing from left, honoree Frances Farlow, featured speaker Diedria Joseph, Jill Gray (who accepted the award on behalf of Veronica Gray), honorees state Rep. Pat Smith and Linda Colar, and state Rep. Alfred Williams.