About Town for Aug. 24, 2014

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 weddingsbyallie@yahoo.com

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.