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  • Photo provided by RYAN WEILENMAN -- Sunshine for Kids -- With honoree Hillar Moore III, fourth from left, at the Sunshine Foundation's 15th annual Sunshine for Kids Gala Nov. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel are, from left, Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Mark Turner, gala Chairwoman Jeanne Triche, 'You Are Sunshine' author Shirley Porter and Chris Weilenman. Also on the committee were Rachel Sayes, Marilyn Price, Kandace Walls, Becky Harris, Diane Tate, Vicki Brand, Lois Saye, Matthew Wallace and Charlene Harp.

  • Photo provided by MELANIE UZEE -- Artemis Wine & Cheese -- Visiting at the Krewe of Artemis' 11th annual Wine & Cheese Party hosted by Captain Joanne Harvey Nov. 16 are, from left, Greshan Elmore, Ronnie Hooks, the hostess, JoDee Murray and Jan Napoli.

  • Photo provided by MELANIE UZEE -- Artemis maid's luncheon -- Krewe of Artemis maid Kaleigh Dimaio, center, is honored at a luncheon hosted by grandmother Eddie Dimaio at Boutin's Restaurant Nov. 11. With her are special guests, great-grandmothers Marguerite Parsons, left, and Pat Ulbright.

  • Photo provided by CHARLES BENNETT -- Families Helping Families -- Spreading a bit of Thanksgiving cheer to some 500 guests at Families Helping Families' annual Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 13 at the First Church of the Nazarene are, from left, Trudy Landry with Tony Chachere's, Prairieville Wal-Mart manager Fred Delafosse, Executive Director Jamie Tindle, Old Hammond Highway Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market manager Patrick Walker and Families Helping Families autism research specialist Sandra Trammel.

  • Photo provided by TERI CASO -- St. Elizabeth brunch -- At a brunch hosted by the St. Elizabeth Foundation to honor its birth mothers over the past 24 years are, from left, Carolyn Morris, Executive Director Teri Casso, Brooke Burns, Robin Marrero, Ashley Scott, Kristin Touloudis, Terrilyn Turner and Georgeann Mire. The Nov. 11 celebration at Ruffino's Italian Restaurant was sponsored by David Fabre of Baton Rouge Acura.

  • Photo provided by MARI BUZBEE -- Grandparents Day -- Welcoming guests to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School's Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day Nov. 16 are, from left, co-chairwomen Lori Mouton and Jenny Ridge, Principal Brian Moscona, music director Megan Cox and music teacher Jennifer Hamilton.

  • Photo provided by CHARLES BENNETT -- Red Stick welcome -- Mayor Kip Holden, sixth from left, and Friendship Force of Baton Rouge Exchange Director Lynn Robbins, right, welcome six ambassadors from Moscow and one from Minsk, Belarus, for a seven-day exchange in the Capital City. They are, from left, are Nadejda Toporkova, Dimitry Volin, Aysyly Khakimova, Natalia Ivkina, Yury Papou, Ekaterina Erdeeva and Sergey Babenko.

  • Photo provided by LIZ WALKER - White Light Night - Celebrating Mid City Merchants Association's 15th annual White Light Night art hop at Elizabethan Gallery Nov. 16 are, from left, gallery assistant Detlev Smith; artists Felicia Hunt, Carol Hurst and Marianne van der Haar; gallery owner Liz Walker; artists Carol Hallock and Keith Douglas; and gallery manager Heidi Bergeron.