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  • Advocate staff photo by CAROL ANNE BLITZER -- Fais Do Do -- Kicking off the holiday season at the Fais Do Do Christmas Cocktail Buffet Dec. 1 at the City Club are, from left, party chairwoman Eloise Wall, Becki Abercrombie, President Beth Fuller and Alice Greer. The event honored new members Becki and Arthur Abercrombie, Alice and Bob Greer, Alice and Larry Kronenberger, Susan and Bobby McCall and Donna and Norman Saurage.

  • Photo provided by JAN CHITTY -- Disco Fever -- Krewe of Romany maid Mallory Breaux, second from left middle, is fêted at a 'Disco Fever' themed fondue party at the Melting Pot Nov. 11 hosted by, front from left, Darlene Boucher and Lisa Barousse; middle from left, Genie Powers and Carol Guerin; and, back from left, Barbara Essary, Carol Nicholson, Jeanne Jenkins, Allyson Cunningham and Donna Lerma. Other hostesses included Judi Pilkington, Melissa Tolson, Terrie Cavalier and Jan Chitty.

  • Photo provided by KRIS CANGELOSI - King's fête - At Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's annual King's Party at the Camelot Club Nov. 30 are, from left, hosts, Trish and 2012 King Mystique Kevin Kimball, 2012 Queen Mystique Jessica Kennedy, Ball Captain Nona Brouillette, Honors Chairwoman Kris Cangelosi and krewe President Naresh Sharma.

  • Photo provided by Miles Photography -- 'Majestic Masquerade Ball' -- Alpha Kappa Alpha's Nu Gamma Omega chapter deb Ja'Vonna DaShawn Lewis, fourth from left front, is fêted at a 'Majestic Masquerade Ball' Nov. 11 at The Lyceum. Seen here with her are, front from left, grandmother Gloria Lewis, parents Douglas and Lisa Lewis, and maternal grandparents Constance and Johnny Johnson Sr.; and, back from left, sponsor Joycelyn Green, sister Jada Johnson and brother Douglas Lewis III.

  • Photo provided by Takers Photography -- 'An Evening at Tiffany's' -- Celebrating at a tea Nov. 17 at the Santa Maria BREC Center honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha's Nu Gamma Omega chapter deb Rikitiana Dere'L Martin, fourth from left, are, from left, maternal grandfather Gus Butler Jr., mom Ursula Branch, stepfather David Domingue, paternal grandparents Margaret and Gene Martin, and brother Malik Jones.

  • Photo provided by CARTER STONE -- 'Boogie at Bogies' -- Wrapping up a season of parties for the Baton Rouge Assembly debutantes with a 'Boogie at Bogies' hosted by the debs' parents Nov. 23 are debs, from left, Camille Jenkins, GraceAnn Woolf and Anna Katherine Culotta. Also fêted were debs Hanley Poché, Eleanor Stone, Katherine Sartain and Laura Folse.

  • Photo provided by CARTER STONE - 'Boogie at Bogies' - Wrapping up a season of parties for the Baton Rouge Assembly debutantes with a 'Boogie at Bogies' hosted by the debs' parents Nov. 23 are debs, from left, Kathleen Peek, Catherine Schlesinger and Peyton Rhodes. Also fêtes were debs Camille Williams, Clare Murrell and Derbigny Willis.

  • Photo provided by TODD COOPER -- Middleton Collection -- At a Nov. 17 reception celebration the opening of the Iberville Museum's William H. Middleton Collection are, front from left, Anna Catherine Lewis, Brooks Lewis Jr. and Steele Lewis; and, back from left, Michael Middleton, Meghan Middleton, Edward Middleton Jr., Sue Middleton, Edward Middleton, Susan Middleton Lewis, Wells Lewis and Brooks Lewis. The collection contains maps of Louisiana and Iberville Parish dating from the 1500s through the early 1800s.

  • Photo provided by BOB NEESE -- Toys for Tots -- Presenting three boxes of toys collected to Marine Lance Cpl. Zachary Taylor, center, for the Toys For Tots program at Louisiana Public Broadcasting's special screening of 'The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas' Nov. 19 are LPB staff members, from left, Margaret Schlaudecker and Lenora Brown.

  • Photo provided by ALICIA KLEINPETER -- Cenikor celebration -- Celebrating the refurbishment of Cenikor's gym at a Nov. 29 breakfast are advisory board members, from left, Dr. Kenneth Reed, Dr. Richard Stiltner, Eric Bertolet, Mae Belton, facility Director Doug Richards, Dr. Susan Thornton, Charles Lamar and Alison Walker.

  • Photo provided by BETTY SCHWARTZBERG - Archives holiday -- Visiting at the annual FRIENDS of the Louisiana State Archives Holiday Luncheon Nov. 29 are State Archivist Florent Hardy Jr., FRIEND Dee Wellan, Louisiana Historical Records advisory board members Brenda Parsons and Tara Laver, and FRIENDS Board President Tom Temple.

  • Photo provided by PHYLLIS ALEXANDER - Getting a jump on their holiday shopping while noshing on holiday goodies and winning door prizes at the Dunham School's annual Ladies Night Out at The Royal Standard Nov. 15 are, from left Director of Admission Linda Spear, Tracy Jantzi, Dunham Parents Association Secretary/Treasurer Kim Burns, Jackie Wilson and Tess Rodriguez.

  • Photo provided by ANGELA DeGRAVELLES - Pennington dinner - Attending the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation Nov. 27 Scientific and Leadership Donor Recognition Dinner are, from left, foundation board Chairman Tim Barfield and wife Nan, Janet Olson, presenting speaker Dr. Carl Lavie, foundation CEO Jennifer Winstead and Pennington Biomedical Research Center's Dr. Tim Church. Lavie spoke on 'Recent Research on the Obesity Paradox & Extreme Endurance Exercise.' A special tribute remembered the late donors John W. Barton Sr. and Kevin P. Reilly Sr.

  • Photo provided by MARY ANN CAFFERY - Student art - At the Nov. 15 opening art reception at Caffery Gallery for LSU Lab School International Baccalaureate Program students are, from left, gallery director Mary Ann Caffery; students Emelie Knight, Anne Wheeler, Sophie Duran and William Nichols; and art teacher Therese Knowles, front. Entertaining at the event was Smithfield Fair.

  • Photo provided by MYRTLE DAVID - Appreciation Luncheon - Celebrating the DeBose Foundation's partnership with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools at the annual Administrators Appreciation Luncheon at Mansurs on the Boulevard are, from left, Executive Director Myrtle David, Wayne Talbot, Theresa Porter, Sherry Scardina, Diane Atkins, Ken Jenkins, Marie Flowers and board member Doveal Essex.

  • Photo provided by MARY KAY BERTAUT - At a Nov. 20 reception honoring winners of the East Baton Rouge Parish School/Mid City Historical Cemeteries Art & Photo Contest at the School Board office are, Wayne Talbot, left, and Timothy Coles.

  • Photo provided by JUDY DUNIGAN - 'Make, Bake or Create' - At PEO Chapter AC's annual 'Make, Bake or Create' auction benefiting the chapter's various projects are, from left, hostesses Peggy Catsikis and Mildred Feldman with auctioneer Harriet Cole. The Nov. 9 event took place at First Christian Church.

  • Photo provided by JENNY RIDGE - Drop In Thanksgiving - Serving clients of Alliance House Drop In Center a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 19 are Quota Club International members from left, Sarah Leonard and Carla Schild; Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge Executive Director Melissa Silva; and Quota members Pam Fisher, Janice Junkin and Shauna Sanford.