About Town for July 13, 2014

STUFF THE BUS

WHAT: School supply drive, Stuff the Bus Campaign, hosted by WBRZ News 2

WHEN: 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16

WHERE: Office Depot, 3116 College Drive, Baton Rouge, and 703 N. Airline Highway, Gonzales

INFORMATION: WBRZ.com

DETAILS: Help fill school buses with school supplies, such as pencils, pens, construction paper, composition notebooks, color pencils, markers, rulers, scissors, index cards, glue sticks and spiral notebooks. Raising Cane’s will also be collecting donations of school supplies at the greater Baton Rouge area restaurants through July 15. Those who donate school supplies at Raising Cane’s will receive a free 22-ounce freshly squeezed lemonade or drink.

SCHOOL MEETING

WHAT: One Community One School District parent group meeting

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

DETAILS: The group will discuss the effects of redistricting on the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

HERITAGE LECTURE

WHAT: Author Sam Irwin will lecture and sign copies of his book, “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean,” hosted by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31. Reception begins at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd.

ADMISSION: Free for FHL members; $10 for guests

INFORMATION: Visit fhl.org

DETAILS: Irwin, a native of Breaux Bridge, will present a multimedia presentation on crawfish, which he says were introduced to Louisiana by the swamp dwellers of the Atchafalaya Basin and is now a $210 million industry. His book will be available for purchase before and after the presentation. Refreshments will be provided by Calandro’s Fine Wines and Select Cellars, beginning at 6 p.m.

CASA VOLUNTEERS

WHAT: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association orientation sessions for adults, particularly men and African Americans

WHEN: Various times and dates

WHERE: CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge

INFORMATION: To find a session date or learn more about the program, visit casabr.org, call (225) 379-8598 or email volunteer@casabr.org

DETAILS: CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected youth living in foster care. Orientation sessions last 45 minutes. The next volunteer training class starts Sept. 9.