About Town for March 23, 2014


WHAT: The Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of American monthly meeting.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane.

INFORMATION: Jackie O’Quinn, (225) 766-4900.

DETAILS: Charlene Montelaro, vice president of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, will speak. Members, spouses, widows, widowers, auxiliary members and guests are invited.


WHAT: Spring coffee and program for Feliciana chapter of OLLI, Ochsner Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: First Baptist Church, Highway 10 at Highway 61, St. Francisville.

INFORMATION: barbadell@yahoo.com.

DETAILS: Local woodcarving artist Henry Watson will talk about his craft. Open to the public.


WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Family Roads of Greater Baton Rouge, 323 E. Airport.


WHAT: Third annual Care to Dance Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph Hospice Foundation.

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 4.

WHERE: Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive.

TICKETS/INFO: $30 per person, $50 per couple. Call (225) 978-2756 or visit stjosephhospicefoundation.org.

DETAILS: Grab your boots and hat and learn how to dance with the folks from Ric Seeling Dance Company.


WHAT: 13th Annual Denim & Diamonds, “Derby After Dark” gala and auction to benefit type 1 diabetes research and the Louisiana chapter of JDRF to raise money for diabetes research.

WHEN: 6 p.m. April 26.

WHERE: Property of Dan and Carolyn Heard, 18850 Perkins Road E.

TICKETS: $150. jdrf-louisiana.ejoinme.org/home.

DETAILS: The evening is highlighted by live and silent auction items, raffles and food from some of Baton Rouge’s best local restaurants. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent and eventually cure T1D. Nearly 24 million Americans live with diabetes and its complications. As many as 3 million people have type 1 diabetes.


WHAT: Nominees sought for the Angel Award, which recognizes and rewards exceptional volunteer work for the benefit of Louisiana children.

DEADLINE: April 4.

WHERE: An online nomination form and more details on the program are available at the Blue Cross website, bcbsla.com/angelaward. Nomination packets are also available by calling toll-free 1 (888) 219-2583 or emailing Angel.Award@bcbsla.com.

DETAILS: Now in its 20th year, the Angel Award presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, will honor eight individuals. Nominators are encouraged to send supplemental information in support of the nomination, including testimonial letters, brochures, news articles, photos and videos. (Note: These materials cannot be returned.) Each winner will name a 501(c)(3) organization to receive a grant of $20,000. Individuals who have been honored as “Angels” make up the committee that will decide this year’s winners.