- WHAT: 10/31 Consortium is holding a children’s costume drive for the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program.
- WHERE: Donation bins are at Party Paradise, 3546 Drusilla Lane, and Party Time, 3350 Bluebonnet Blvd.
- INFORMATION: info@1031Consortium.com
- DETAILS: Big Buddy recipients who receive the new and gently used costumes will march in the 2013 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Big Buddy provides positive role models and learning to youngsters. Contact Deborah Trahan at the above email to make a donation. The group’s goal is to collect 110 costumes.
- WHAT: Program on Baton Rouge collectors of African-American art.
- WHEN: Noon Wednesday.
- WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.
- INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum.
- DETAILS: Cheryl McKay Dixon will share stories of local art collectors who are actively engaged in creating a personal history through African-American art. Dixon is an artist, educator, curator and former director of the Museum of African American Art is Los Angeles. Those attending the free program are encouraged to bring their lunch.
- WHAT: Story Time at Burden for youngsters ages 3-8.
- WHEN: Saturdays, through November. The first reading and activities begin at 9 a.m. and then every 30 minutes after that with the last reading beginning at 10:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Botanic Gardens’ Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie, Burden Museum and Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane.
- INFORMATION: (225) 763-3990, discoverburden.com.
- DETAILS: Get ready for Halloween with a reading of “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin.” Children must be accompanied by a parent. Free.
- WHAT: Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer training.
- WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Oct. 9; noon Oct. 17; 6 p.m. Oct. 22; noon Oct. 30.
- WHERE: CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave.
- INFORMATION: (225) 379-8598, casabr.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DETAILS: Caring adults, especially men, are needed to advocate for abused and neglected children living in foster care.