About Town for Aug. 17, 2014


WHAT: Financial fitness seminar

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21

WHERE: Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge

INFORMATION: Email Gwen at gbjcpa73@aol.com

DETAILS: The Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants is holding the seminar, which is free and open to the public. The seminar will include information on how to better handle your financial affairs and make your money grow.


WHAT: The Istrouma Sports Organization’s sports training seminar

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21

WHERE: Bain Building on the Istrouma Baptist Church campus, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive

REGISTRATION: Email acallender@istrouma.org by Monday, Aug. 18

INFORMATION: M.L. Woodruff, (225) 610-0596

DETAILS: Bob Schindler, executive director of Church Sports Outreach, will speak on the “Brokenness of Sports” followed by a group discussion of creating a metro-wide, multi-denominational and inter-racial ministry. A free lunch will be provided. Open to all coaches, pastors and youth leaders.


WHAT: Something Old, Something New bridal show

WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21

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

ADMISSION: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

REGISTRATION: clairetrahan@fhl.org or (225) 387-2464 or fhl.org.

DETAILS: Cocktails and appetizers will be served.


WHAT: Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Tangipahoa Home Builders Association

WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 22

WHERE: Bantaa’s Les Fleur de Lis, 111 N. 6th St., Ponchatoula

TICKETS/INFO: $50. tangihomebuilders.com/casino or facebook.com/tangihba

DETAILS: The event includes poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and Let It Ride, plus entertainment by Four Unplugged. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included with admission. Those attending get $2,500 in “play”money for the tables. A “High Roller” prize will be given to the biggest winner at the end of the night. Proceeds benefit Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.


WHAT: Duck, Duck Goose Day

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

WHERE: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge

INFORMATION: (225) 757-8905 or brec.org/swamp

DETAILS: Celebrate the waterfowl decoy heritage of Louisiana. Families are invited to enjoy a carving corner, live duck pen, duck box inflatables, antique boats, waterfowl walk, face painting, prizes and more.

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