May 3, 2014 17:22 About Town for April 27, 2014 About Town for April 27, 2014 Advocate story May 03, 2014 Comments MILITARY GROUP WHAT: Luncheon for the Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29. WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane. INFORMATION: Call Jackie O’Quinn, (225) 766-4900. DETAILS: Lt. Col. Dwight W. Pertuit Jr. of LSU’s Air Force ROTC will speak. CASINO NIGHT WHAT: Beat the Odds Casino Night & Silent Auction to benefit the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3. WHERE: Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Road. TICKETS: $50. Visit mhagbr.com or call (225) 929-7674. DETAILS: There will be food by Heirloom Cuisine, cocktails, silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds support programs and services for individuals with mental illness and substance addictions in the community. Each guest receives $250 in play money for blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold ‘Em. LINKS FOR LITERACY WHAT: Links for Literacy golf tournament to benefit Adult Literacy Advocates. WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, May 5. WHERE: Copper Mill Golf Club, 2100 Copper Mill Drive, Zachary. SIGN UP: Players can sign up for $125 each or $500 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf gift bag, clubhouse luncheon, dinner and awards presentation. Players can sign up at the event, but advance registration is recommended to guarantee a spot. Register at adultliteracyadvocates.org or call (225) 383-1090. DETAILS: Edwin Edwards, former governor and current congressional candidate, will be the celebrity guest. There will also be a Price Leblanc-sponsored hole-in-one contest for a chance to win a new car and an awards dinner. FRIENDSHIP CELEBRATION WHAT: 30th anniversary celebration for The Friendship Force of Baton Rouge. WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 4. WHERE: Woman’s Club, 259 East Blvd. ADMISSION: Free, open to public. INFORMATION: Call Frances Bennett, (225) 926-4710. DETAILS: The Friendship Force promotes world peace and an increased understanding of other cultures by home visits of ordinary citizens. VIPS BENEFIT WHAT: Tickets are now on sale for the benefit performance of “Annie” to benefit Volunteers In Public Schools. WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. TICKETS: $35, includes a social hour with hors d’ouevres and beverages. Visit vips.ebrschools.org or call (225) 226-4700. DETAILS: VIPS is an independent nonprofit that works to foster student success and build support for public education.