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  • Photo provided by MARK OHM -- Friends of French Studies -- Among those attending the annual dinner meeting of the Friends of French Studies at LSU Jan. 24 are, from left, Department of French Studies Chairman Greg Stone, Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Studies Gaines Foster, New Orleans French Consul Général Jean-Claude Brunet, Friends President Robert Lafayette and French attaché Philippe Aldon. Special guests were CeCe and Richard Edwards, of the Woodlands, Texas, who have established five professorships at LSU.

  • Advocate staff photo by CAROL ANNE BLITZER -- Harness coffee -- At the Harness Club's annual coffee Feb. 7 at the home of outgoing President Marshall Gunn, right, are incoming officers, from left, Treasurer Brownie Jeffries, Secretary Anne Meek and President Katherine Spaht.

  • Photo provided by JEAN RICE -- Opera guild -- At the Women's Guild of New Orleans Opera Association Board of Governors annual luncheon Feb. 5 at the Guild Home are, seated from left, Joan Eckholdt, Betsy Dowling, Gail McKenna and Mary Katherine Tusa; and, standing from left, Jean Rice, Evanne Casson, Barbara Ballard, Faith Peperone, Michelle Schlafley and Maryann Hillyer Fisher. A highlight of the event was a sneak peek of the Sak's Fifth Avenue fashion show to be presented at the guild's March 13 Mad Hatter's luncheon.

  • Photo provided by JERRY GAST -- PEO Founders' Day -- Among the Greater New Orleans Chapters of PEO celebrating the 144th anniversary of the organization at the Southern Yacht Club Jan. 23 are Chapter H members, seated from left, Olive Fuchs, President Jerry Gast and Betty Paynter; and, standing from left, Daphne Drumm, Margaret West, Virginia Baldwin and Ellen Hawkins.

  • Photo provided by JOHN KAUFMAN -- Lunch with the Links- - Entertaining members of Sweet Honey in the Rock, seated from left, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Ysaye Barnwell; and, standing left, Shirley Maillard to lunch at Galatoire's Bistro prior to their Feb. 4 performance at the Manship Theatre are Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, standing from left, Terrie Sterling, Cheri Ausberry, Rose Hudson, Katrice Albert and Brenda Birkett.

  • Photo provided by KATHY STUART -- Across the river -- With Advocate columnist and featured speaker Smiley Anders, front, at the West Baton Rouge Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 6 are 2013 board members, back from left, Joanie Bishop, Chairwoman Joy Hopkins, Treasurer Scott Gaudin, Gene Stevens, Ex-Officio David Ogwyn, Executive Director Kathy Stuart and Chairman-elect Juan Carillo. Secretary of State Tom Schedler administered the oaths of office.

  • Photo provided by KATHY STUART -- Across the river -- Anatole Vincent, left, receives the Pride of West Baton Rouge award from West Baton Rouge Chamber Executive Director Kathy Stuart at the chamber's annual banquet Feb. 6. Duane Smith was recognized as the chamber Volunteer of the Year.

  • Photo provided by ANNA BABIN-NEAL -- 'Fill the Float' -- Helping to collect $250 in cash donations as well as 200 pounds of food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at the Krewe of Orion's 'Fill the Float with Food' family day Jan. 19 at the krewe den are, from left, Queen Orion XI Linda Coates, Queen Orion XII Ashley Bourgeois Sweet, reigning Queen Orion XV Terri Hartzog, King Orion XV Mark Santos, Queen Orion XIII Angie Coates, Queen Orion XIV Robin Williams and Queen Orion X Anna Babin-Neal.

  • Photo provided by SUSAN HARRIS -- Suburban Reviewers -- Learning about early art history and the connection between books and art from Lynne Jones, right, with the Denham Springs Fine Arts Association at the Suburban Reviewer's Feb. 6 get-together at Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill are, from left, new members Charmin Rainey and Lan Benton with President Judith Nesom.

  • Photo provided by JACQUES BERRY -- 'Only in Louisiana' -- Taking part in an impromptu performance of 'You Are My Sunshine' at the sixth annual 'Only in Louisiana' brunch hosted by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to honor Grammy nominees from Louisiana Feb. 9 in Los Angeles are, from left, Shannon McNally, Victoria Williams, Maggie Warwick, 2013 Grammy winner Wayne Toups, James Adams, Corey Ledet, Dardenne and Kix Brooks.

  • Photo provided by JACQUES BERRY -- 'Only in Louisiana' -- Taking part in an impromptu performance of 'You Are My Sunshine' at the sixth annual 'Only in Louisiana' brunch hosted by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to honor Grammy nominees from Louisiana Feb. 9 in Los Angeles are, from left, James Adams, Corey Ledet, Dardenne and Kix Brooks.

  • Photo provided by JO ANN SLAYDON -- Wild Game Cookout -- Hosting the Dream Day Foundation's 2013 Wild Game Cookout Feb. 2 at Sandy's Daiquiris Reception Hall in Erwinville are Floyd and Betty Edwards. Winners at the event, which raised more than $17,000 for the foundation and the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, were Larry Dees Jr.'s bacon-wrapped alligator, first place; Duke Landry and Rusty Lejeune's stuffed roasted duck, second place; and Randy Sexton's bacon-wrapped stuffed dove, third place.

  • Photo provided by CATHY MANSHIP -- Go Red for Women -- Getting together for lunch at Don's Seafood to celebrate Go Red for Women Day Feb. 1 are, from left, hostess Cathy Langlois Manship; mom Winnie Langlois, of Newnan, Ga.; Janie Milano; and Katie Anton. Langlois was visiting to also meet her new great-grandson, Charlie Manship.

  • Photo provided by BETTY O'PRY -- Mardi Gras dance -- Kicking up their heels at the Cajun French Music Association's Mardi Gras dance Feb. 2 at the UCT Hall are, from left, Betty and Joe O'Pry, Julie and Milton Nall, Bobby Cox, Pam Cormier and Rusty Lambert.