• WHAT: Financial fitness seminar
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21
  • WHERE: Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Email Gwen at
  • DETAILS: The Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants is holding the seminar, which is free and open to the public. The seminar will include information on how to better handle your financial affairs and make your money grow.


  • WHAT: The Istrouma Sports Organization’s sports training seminar
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21
  • WHERE: Bain Building on the Istrouma Baptist Church campus, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive
  • REGISTRATION: Email by Monday, Aug. 18
  • INFORMATION: M.L. Woodruff, (225) 610-0596
  • DETAILS: Bob Schindler, executive director of Church Sports Outreach, will speak on the “Brokenness of Sports” followed by a group discussion of creating a metro-wide, multi-denominational and inter-racial ministry. A free lunch will be provided. Open to all coaches, pastors and youth leaders.


  • WHAT: Something Old, Something New bridal show
  • WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21
  • WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
  • REGISTRATION: or (225) 387-2464 or
  • DETAILS: Cocktails and appetizers will be served.


  • WHAT: Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Tangipahoa Home Builders Association
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 22
  • WHERE: Bantaa’s Les Fleur de Lis, 111 N. 6th St., Ponchatoula
  • TICKETS/INFO: $50. or
  • DETAILS: The event includes poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and Let It Ride, plus entertainment by Four Unplugged. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included with admission. Those attending get $2,500 in “play”money for the tables. A “High Roller” prize will be given to the biggest winner at the end of the night. Proceeds benefit Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.


  • WHAT: Duck, Duck Goose Day
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 757-8905 or
  • DETAILS: Celebrate the waterfowl decoy heritage of Louisiana. Families are invited to enjoy a carving corner, live duck pen, duck box inflatables, antique boats, waterfowl walk, face painting, prizes and more.