About Town for July 27, 2014


WHAT: Meeting of the Baton Rouge Military Officers Association of America

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29

WHERE: 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge

INFORMATION: (225) 766-4900

DETAILS: Richard “Dick” Brandt, who was elected state commandant at the Marine Corps League Department of Louisiana, will speak. He is a member of the Choctaw Detachment in Baton Rouge. All members, spouses, widows, widowers, auxiliary members and guests are invited.


WHAT: The Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s monthly Heritage Lecture featuring Michael Martin, author and history professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Reception begins at 6 p.m.

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

TICKETS: $10; free for FHL members. Preregister at fhl.org or call (225) 387-2464

DETAILS: Martin’s presentation will be based on his University of Mississippi Press publication, “Russell Long: A Life in Politics,” which focuses on the political history of one of the nation’s most powerful lawmakers. Long was the son of Gov. Huey P. Long.


WHAT: Rock ‘n’ Roll Mini Golf with Better Than Ezra to support the band’s foundation

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16

WHERE: L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge

TICKETS & INFO: Prices start at $100. btefoundation.org

DETAILS: The VIP event will feature an acoustic performance by Better Than Ezra, golf on a mini golf course built by See Hear Productions, an open bar, premium food stations and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit BTEF’s after-school arts and education initiative in Baton Rouge-area schools.


WHAT: East Ascension Parish Ducks Unlimited Banquet

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11

WHERE: Trademart Building at the Expo, 9039 Landry Road, Gonzales

TICKETS: $50 in advance, $60 at the door, $90 per couple in advance, $100 per couple at the door. Visit ducks.org/louisiana

INFORMATION: (225) 266-2909, (225) 715-6395 or (225) 573-4030

DETAILS: A great family atmosphere and home-cooked Cajun food. There will also be live and silent auctions, DU apparel table and great raffles, including limited edition Ducks Unlimited merchandise. Tickets are expected to go fast.