About Town for July 27, 2014

MOAA MEETING

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.

HERITAGE LECTURE

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.

BETTER THAN EZRA GOLF

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.

DU BANQUET

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.