Gulf Coast Bank Auction

EVENT: Gulf Coast Bank’s Auctions in August community fundraising event.

DATE: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 31.

PLACE: Gulf Coast’s 15 branches, plus some items will be available for bidding online at http://www.AuctionsInAugust.com.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit http://www.gulfbank.com/aaAuctionsInAugust.asp.

DETAILS: Some items will close weekly while other, “bigger ticket” items, will be available for bidding all month long. Bids can also be called into the branches. Items have included gift cards, gift baskets, pieces of sports memorabilia and more. Benefiting charities include Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, St. Jude Hospital – Baton Rouge, Children’s Miracle Network and more.

Remington College

EVENT: Remington College‘s complimentary haircuts for kids.

DATE: Through Friday.

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLACE: 4520 Sherwood Forest Blvd., Unit 001.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 291-4660.

DETAILS: Remington College-Baton Rouge campus will offer complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children. The event, Cuts for Kids, will take walk-ins or appointments can be made by calling the above number.

YWCA Networking

EVENT: YWCA Greater Baton Rouge’s Wine, Cheese and Speed Networking.

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PLACE: Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 383-0681.

DETAILS: Attendees are invited to bring a friend, 50 business cards, a pen, their résumé, any job openings their business may have and any other promotional material to be displayed. Cost is $5 for students with ID, $7 for YWCA members and $10 for others.

EBR Library

EVENT: “American Adventures Galore!”

DATE: Monday.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7560.

DETAILS: Draw a picture of a memorable vacation or adventure to share.

EVENT: “Summer Fun.”

DATE: Monday.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1160.

DETAILS: Stop by the Children’s Desk at the library any time during hours of operation and post a note on the bulletin board to share with others the most fun thing you did this summer.

EVENT: “Introduction to Computers.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to noon.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Learn the basics of a computer. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Game Time!”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 778-5960.

DETAILS: Children ages 7-11 can spend time playing board games like Checkers, Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders and others. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Meet the K-9 Dogs.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1160.

DETAILS: Baton Rouge Police Department K-9 dogs and their handlers will meet with children and their parents to demonstrate the contributions the K-9 unit makes to local law enforcement. Registration is required.

EVENT: “This Is a Computer.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1550.

DETAILS: Learn the basics of a computer. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Beginning PowerPoint 2007.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to noon.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.

DETAILS: Learn to prepare slides for a presentation.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Online Catalog and Databases.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to noon.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Learn to use the computer version of the card catalog. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Back-to-School Storytime Celebration and Sing-Along.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7560.

DETAILS: There will be fun stories and songs to celebrate the back-to-school season. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Learn to Spin.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 2 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4450.

DETAILS: Spinning is as old as clothing and the techniques have not changed through the centuries. Make thread from wool and cotton fibers. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Ask a Lawyer.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7050.

DETAILS: Take advantage of free legal counseling sessions from local attorneys who will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for confidential, one-on-one 15-minute sessions of legal advice. Arrive early to sign up.

EVENT: “A Back-to-School Craft.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1560.

DETAILS: Hear the story “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, then create a raccoon face craft entirely from heart shapes. For ages 4-8. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Olympic Torch Craft.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4460.

DETAILS: Children ages 6-11 will design an easy-to-make “Olympic” torch that can be displayed in their room as a symbol of their “One World, Many Stories” books they’ve read during the Summer Reading Program. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Summer’s End Sing-Along for Grown-Ups.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 1 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Sing out the summer with song lyrics chosen from the “Rise Up Singing” songbook.

EVENT: “Love Louisiana!”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 3 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1560.

DETAILS: Children ages 9-11 will listen to the story “Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud” by Johnette Downing, then play a game of Louisiana Bingo. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Disney Dance Dance Revolution.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 3 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7560.

DETAILS: Dance to some favorite Disney tunes and hang out with fellow dancers. For children ages 5-11. Registration is required.

National Night Out

EVENT: Livingston Parish “National Night Out” Against Crime, hosted by the Denham Springs Police Dept.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: Livingston Square Shopping Center on South Range Avenue, Denham Springs.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (225) 667-0000.

DETAILS: Free kids activities and rides, food and drink, booths and demonstrations on crime prevention.

Raven’s outreach benefit

EVENT: Raven’s Outreach spaghetti dinner benefit.

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLACE: 1913 North St.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (225) 752-9555.

DETAILS: The dinner benefits the veterans homeless shelter. The dinner is free, but monetary donations and toiletries are being accepted.

BATTLE OF BR

EVENT: The Battle of Baton Rouge Commemoration Ceremony, sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

PLACE: Under the oaks in historic Magnolia Cemetery, 19th Street entrance between Florida and Main streets.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (225) 387-2464.

DETAILS: The public is invited to attend. Highlighting the free event will be Chip Landry, who will present the story of Maj. Bolling Chinn, a Confederate soldier from Grosse Tete, who fought in the battle and is buried in the cemetery. There will also be a firing salute, a presentation of colors and flag raising, taps and musical offerings.

Canary Islanders

EVENT: Canary Islanders Heritage Society general membership meeting.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: St. Jules Activity Center, 7165 Highway 1, Belle Rose.

DETAILS: Speaker will be the Rev. Gerald Lefebvre.

Steppin’ in the Bayou, LLC

EVENT: Steppin’ in the Bayou LLC’s fourth annual Dance Competition and Silent Auction.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 8 p.m.

PLACE: Lyceum Ballroom, 124 Third St.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (225) 270-9202.

DETAILS: Dancers will compete in the following categories: Swingout, Two-Step and Steppin’ for cash and prizes. Tickets for the event are $35/VIP $50 and $25. Emcee will be JoJo, and music will be provided by JT, both of Q106.5. Two workshops will also be conducted at BREC’s Independence Park locations with line dancer instructor Kathy Myles of the LJet Dancers, of Houston, from noon to 2 p.m. and a steppers workshop with Bruce A. Dyer of The Steppers Alliance, of Chicago, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aviation Month

EVENT: False River Regional Airport’s celebration of National Aviation Month.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PLACE: False River Regional Airport, 8662 Airport Spur, New Road.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (225) 638-3998.

DETAILS: Visit with pilots and instructors. View a static display of various types of aircraft. There will be door prizes, and lunch will be served.

The Advocate, ATC

EVENT: The Advocate and Archival Training Collaborative Preservation Workshop.

DATE: Friday, Aug. 12.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLACE: The Advocate’s administrative offices, 7920 Bluebonnet Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 388-0317.

DETAILS: Hosted by Felicia Thomas and Beth Colvin, the seminar will show both cultural heritage professionals and the general public how to care for and lengthen the useful life of historic newspapers and photographs. Cost is $35, which includes lunch and an information packet. Registration is required by Monday, Aug. 8.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful

EVENT: Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s call for nominations.

DATE: Deadline is Monday, Aug. 15.

PLACE: Entries should be emailed to info@keeplouisianabeautiful.org.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 769-4844.

DETAILS: The state’s nonprofit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction is calling on Louisiana residents to help nominate exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts help keep Louisiana beautiful.

HOST FAMILIES

EVENT: Academic Year in America, Center for Cultural Interchange and AFS Intercultural Programs/USA seek host families for exchange students.

DETAILS: For more information on each program contact: AYA, (800) 322-4678, ext. 5164, or http://www.academicyear.org; CCI, (800) 634-4771 or http://www.cci-exchange.com/usprograms/host.aspx; and AFS, (800) 876-2377 or http://www.afsusa.org.