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  • Photo provided by SANDRA LINDER -- Laureate Alpha Gamma meeting -- Dixie Gregory, Phyllis Turner and Anne Smith, from left, gather at the Nov. 6 meeting of Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

  • Photo provided by JOYCE LANDRY -- Delta Kappa Gamma meeting -- Attending the Delta Kappa Gamma Southeast District meeting on Oct. 27 are Alpha Lambda members, from left, Myrna Tuminello, Betsy Stafford, Fran Major, Joyce Landry and Susan Collura.

  • Photo provided by KARLA KING -- Associated Women in the Arts meeting -- Pastel artist Alan Flattmann, center, visits after discussing his painting techniques at the Associated Women in the Arts monthly meeting on Nov. 13 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. With him are Carol Ordogne, left, and Betty Efferson. Flattmann completed a landscape pastel demo at the meeting. For information on AWA, go online to http://www.AssociatedWomenintheArts.com.

  • Photo provided by LOWELL TILLEY -- Louisiana Bonsai Society show -- Lowell Tilley, left, and Howard Merrill demonstrate bonsai techniques at the Louisiana Bonsai Society's Fall Bonsai Show on Nov. 3-4.

  • Photo provided by SUSAN BARRY -- Women's Tennis Association donations -- The Baton Rouge Women's Tennis Association brought nonperishable food and monetary donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at its Nov. 12 fun tournament. Shown are, from left, Kelly Magnon, Terri Baldwin, Judy Hidalgo, Angel Ellis, Jeannette Braud, Beth Goidel and Dawn Escott. For more info about BRWTA, go to http://www.brwta.com.

  • Photo provided by SARAH HOLLIDAY -- Capital City Republican Women presentation -- Capital CIty Republican Women President Sarah Holliday presented the 2012 Fred C. Dent Jr. Patriotism Award to Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg at the LSU Salutes Commandants Luncheon on Nov. 9 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Joanne R. Sheridan, the highest ranking military female in Louisiana. Shown are, from left, Holliday, Sheridan, Betty Schwartzberg, Harvey Schwartzberg, LSU Professor of Aerospace Studies Lt. Col. Marston McKeon and Elizabeth Dent.

  • Photo provided by JEANNENE KOGLER -- EBR Republican Women project -- The East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women helped the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank prepare Thanksgiving dinner by donating food on Nov. 15. Shown are, from left, Brigette Castine, Claudia Golden, Pat McLaury, Frankie Gumpert, President Jeannene Kogler, Michelline Cazyoux and Luisa Hart.

  • Photo provided by MONICA BISHARA -- Encore Club of BR Newcomers -- Greeting guests at the Encore Club of Baton Rouge Newcomers' annual silent auction and luncheon on Nov. 8 at the Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center are, from left, Barbara Swain, Carolyn Friedy and President Marcie Freeman.

  • Photo provided by FRANCES SIMS -- Excalibur Club award -- The Excalibur Club honored Todd Weisher for his work as a volunteer and board member for the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center on Nov. 9 at the Marriott Hotel. Norma Rutledge, crisis center executive director, spoke about the center's services and Weisher's work. Shown are, from left, Excalibur member Graig Luscombe, Weisher, Excalibur President John Sanford, Rutledge and Excalibur member Bill Snider.

  • Photo provided by DON FRATTINI -- Civic Associations meeting -- Treasurer Henry Grace, guest speaker Ingolf Partenheimer and President Dallas Balmer, from left, visit at the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations meeting on Nov. 8.

  • Photo provided by MARY FRANCES WHITE -- Golden Oaks meeting -- Julia Nelson, of Louisiana Nursery, demonstrated how to make wreaths and bows when the Golden Oaks of St. George Catholic Church met Nov. 12. Shown are, from left, Lucille Ourso, Nelson and President Mary Frances White.

  • Photo provided by PAUL R. GEISSLER -- Council, auxiliary project -- Gathered to serve a sausage poboy lunch to 350 LSU students on Nov. 8 at Christ the King Activity Center at LSU are members of the Knights of Columbus Council 8601 and its women's auxiliary, from left, Paul Geissler, Linda Mumphrey, Judy Edwards, Myra Young, Judy Thomason, Pat Gaudet and Bonnie Naquin.

  • Photo provided by SARAH HOLLIDAY -- LA CURE meeting -- Louisiana CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) held its monthly meeting on Nov. 13 at the Catholic Life Center to prepare to visit the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Members also discussed suggestions for the Legislature next year. Shown are, seated from left, Cynthia Tracy, Sheila Horne, Leona Howard, Espinola Quinn and Justine McCarty; and, standing from left, Jennifer Calvin, James Windom, Checo Yancy, Jay Jackson and Pamela Dorsey.

  • Photo provided by ADRIANNE WILLIAMS -- Anti-violence play -- Nu Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sponsored an anti-violence stage play on Oct. 27. At the event are, from left, event chairwoman Chandra Stacie; the Rev. Lance Brown, owner of Public Awareness Theatre; Pat Brown; chapter President Linda Brown; Gloria London, president of Nu Gamma Omega Educational Foundation; and Alexis Alexander, event co-chairwoman.

  • Photo provided by FAY MILLIGAN -- Porcelain Art Guild -- Jean Helm, of Plainfield, Ill., seated, teaches for the Baton Rouge Porcelain Art Guild Oct. 15-17, after having served as visiting artist for the Louisiana Organization of Porcelain Art Clubs Convention in Alexandria. With her are, standing from left, Fay Milligan, Suzanne Jung, Letha Sandifer, Ida Roberts and Marilyn Lovell.

  • Photo provided by LESLIE ACKEL -- Wharton Chapter DAR awards -- Holding national awards given to members and the chapter at the Wharton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting on Nov. 12 are, from left, Barbara Doody, Regent Sharon Kirk and Rita Falterman.

  • Photo provided by SARA LEMON -- BR Art League meeting -- Baton Rouge Art League President Claire Yeargain, right, visits with Baton Rouge artist and guest speaker Diane Hanson at the group's meeting Oct. 17 at the LSU Rural Life Museum. Hanson discussed the evolution of her detailed painting style, and showed many pieces of her work.

  • Photo provided by Portwood Dental -- Operation Gratitude -- Jacob and Logan Ramey, foreground from left, visit with Meredith Portwood as the Tooth Fairy as part of Portwood Dental's Halloween Candy Buy Back on Nov. 1. The office collected 102 pounds of Halloween candy to be packaged and sent to Operation Gratitude and then shipped to troops overseas.

  • Photo provided by MARIANA LEGER -- EBR Master Gardeners talk -- Robert Twilley, center, executive director of the Sea Grant College Program, visits after speaking about Louisiana's wetlands to the East Baton Rouge Association of Master Gardeners on Nov. 6. With him at the Burden Conference Center are, from left, Donna Montgomery and Terry Tuminello.

  • Photo provided by ELLEN BORDELON -- Music Club recital -- Performers in the Music Club of Baton Rouge's 'Uniquely American' recital on Nov. 13 at the Woman's Club include, from left, front row, John Dupaquier, John Gerbrecht, Jan Dupre, Dottie Smith, Ellen Bordelon, Tammy Ross; back row, Richard Granger, Rita Lovett, Rose Mary Williams, Mary Bresowar and Lydia Wilson.

  • Photo provided by MARY JANE GELPI -- PEO Chapter AJ meeting -- PEO Louisiana Vice President Carol Evans, right, visits after leading a workshop-style meeting to answer questions and study the workings of the chapter when PEO Chapter AJ met on Nov. 9 at Edna King's home. She complimented the chapter for its 'Missing You' letters, a method of keeping members current, and thanked members for a job well done. Co-hostesses were Cherry Carey, Danni Lewis and T.J. Keegan. With Evans are, from left, chapter President Mary Jane Gelpi and King.

  • Photo provided by LORRY TROTTER -- Senior Spirit trip -- Gathered at the West Baton Rouge Senior Spirit Bike Excursion on Nov. 10 are, from left, David Cordell, Karen Cordell, Walter Landry, Lucy Landry, Bill Trotter and Lorry Trotter. WBR Senior Spirit is a program for those 50 and older sponsored by the West Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation Department.