• WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America meeting
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26
  • WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Jackie O’Quinn, (225) 766-4900
  • DETAILS: The speaker will be Huey P. O’Neal, who developed the Louisiana Veteran Coalition and helped establish the nonpartisan “Get Out the Veteran Vote” committee to get more veterans to participate. Members, spouses, widows, widowers, auxiliary members and guests are invited.


  • WHAT: Presentation of “A Meandering Tale: Stories and Fact About the Mississippi River.”
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: $10; free for associate members.
  • DETAILS: The speaker will be Z. David DeLoach, owner of DeLoach Marine Services. Presented by Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the Old State Capitol Associates.


  • WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28
  • WHERE: Family Roads, 326 E. Airport Drive, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 293-9647


  • WHAT: Ignite! Women’s Business Conference
  • WHEN:6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11
  • WHERE: Old Govenor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $35. Must be purchased in advance. Call (225) 485-7340 or email
  • DETAILS: The theme is “Recipes for Success!” with cookbook author and entrepreneur Holly Clegg as the speaker. Event includes dinner, a trade show of products and services of local women business owners, speciality cocktails and wine, music and prizes.


  • WHAT: 12th Annual O’Brien House Breakfast fundraiser
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
  • WHERE: Capital Hilton, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATION: Email or call Gail Gaiennié at (225) 344.6345
  • DETAILS: Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald and Betty Ford, will speak about her mother’s very public struggle and recovery from alcoholism and painkillers addiction and later opening the Betty Ford Center for recovering addicts, where Bales remains an active family representative. Annette Camp is honorary chairperson of the event. The O’Brien House opened in 1971, and is dedicated to saving “lives and families from alcoholism and drug abuse through residential treatment and community outreach.” The breakfast is a reservation-only event, and while it is free, a request for donations will be made.