Kwanzaa event on Southern campus
The Africentric Focus/Maat Study Group of Baton Rouge will hold its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday in the Southern University Cotillion Ballroom.
Baba Mwalimu Baruti will be the featured speaker. The group is a non-profit organization committed to continuing efforts that promote the upliftment of the community.
The event is free.
Ladies’ group to gather Saturday
“You Don’t Know My Story” is the theme of Leola’s Ladies Citywide After-Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Nagoya Cafe, 15130 Market St.
Singing, dancing, praying and fellowship are planned and the event is open to women “who need to be refreshed and/or have been hurt by life.”
Gifts will be given away. Dinner and a $15 gift to exchange, and a book to exchange are optional. A $1 offering will be taken “to bring joy to hurting women.”
For more information, call (225) 202-4352.
Pet events scheduled in area this week
The Companion Animal Alliance offers pet adoptions at its shelter, 2680 Progress Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. For Happy Mew Year’s 2014, all adults cats will be $20.14 though Sunday, Jan. 5. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to caabr.org.
Compiled by Red staff