Sep 1, 2014 16:53 About Town for Aug. 24, 2014 About Town for Aug. 24, 2014 Advocate story Sept. 01, 2014 Comments MILITARY OFFICERS WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America meeting WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge INFORMATION: Jackie O’Quinn, (225) 766-4900 DETAILS: The speaker will be Huey P. O’Neal, who developed the Louisiana Veteran Coalition and helped establish the nonpartisan “Get Out the Veteran Vote” committee to get more veterans to participate. Members, spouses, widows, widowers, auxiliary members and guests are invited. A MISSISSIPPI TALE WHAT: Presentation of “A Meandering Tale: Stories and Fact About the Mississippi River.” WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge ADMISSION: $10; free for associate members. DETAILS: The speaker will be Z. David DeLoach, owner of DeLoach Marine Services. Presented by Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the Old State Capitol Associates. GRANDPARENTS GROUP WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 WHERE: Family Roads, 326 E. Airport Drive, Baton Rouge INFORMATION: (225) 293-9647 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE WHAT: Ignite! Women’s Business Conference WHEN:6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 WHERE: Old Govenor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge TICKETS: $35. Must be purchased in advance. Call (225) 485-7340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org DETAILS: The theme is “Recipes for Success!” with cookbook author and entrepreneur Holly Clegg as the speaker. Event includes dinner, a trade show of products and services of local women business owners, speciality cocktails and wine, music and prizes. O’BRIEN HOUSE FUNDRAISER WHAT: 12th Annual O’Brien House Breakfast fundraiser WHEN: 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 WHERE: Capital Hilton, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge RESERVATION: Email BreakfastWithSusan@obrienhouse.org or call Gail Gaiennié at (225) 344.6345 DETAILS: Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald and Betty Ford, will speak about her mother’s very public struggle and recovery from alcoholism and painkillers addiction and later opening the Betty Ford Center for recovering addicts, where Bales remains an active family representative. Annette Camp is honorary chairperson of the event. The O’Brien House opened in 1971, and is dedicated to saving “lives and families from alcoholism and drug abuse through residential treatment and community outreach.” The breakfast is a reservation-only event, and while it is free, a request for donations will be made.