About Town for May 18, 2014

SWAMP ROMP

WHAT: Concert by the U.S. Army Band known as “Pershing’s Own”

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, May 19

WHERE: LSU’s new Tiger Band Hall, near the corner of Highland Road and Aster Street

ADMISSION: Free, no tickets required

INFORMATION: (225) 578-3838

DETAILS: THE CONCERT IS BILLED AS A LOUISIANA MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LOUISIANA VETERANS. SWAMP ROMP WAS FORMED IN THE LATE 1990S BY LOUISIANA EXPATRIATES AND LSU ALUMNI HARRY WATTERS ON TROMBONE AND GRAHAM BREEDLOVE ON TRUMPET. THE PROGRAM IS A GUMBO OF MUSIC AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS.

PLANT SALE

WHAT: Central Bloomers Garden Club plant sale

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24

WHERE: 16524 Quiet Oaks Ave., Greenwell Springs.

INFORMATION: (225) 261-9208

BROWNSTONE CHARITY GALA

WHAT: Fundraiser for Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and Youth Oasis.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, June 6

WHERE: Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive

TICKETS: $10. eventbrite.com

INFORMATION: Ericka Corbett at (443) 621-2020 or email brownstonePRevents@gmail.com

DETAILS: Food and drinks will be provided along with entertainment at the event. Formal and semiformal attire requested. Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization that provides refuge for individuals and their families while and after they battle cancer. The Youth Oasis is a local organization that provides emergency shelter and support services for runaway, abandoned and homeless youth ages 10-25.

ADF FUNDRAISER

WHAT: Take the Lead for Our Kids fundraiser for the Academic Distinction Fund

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7

WHERE: Team Automotive Sportsplex, 7122 Perkins Road.

TICKETS/INFO: $100; $50 for current teachers and graduate students. adfbr.org

DETAILS: This new event for the nonprofit ADF is designed to replicate a prom night, highlighted by the announcement of a king, queen and court. There will be live music, live and silent auctions, dance entertainment and more. ADF’s goal is to raise money for early education in East Baton Rouge Parish. ADF promotes academic achievement for all students, encourages best practices in education, supports teachers in their work and professional growth and fosters improved teaching and learning in public schools.