MILITARY GROUP

  • WHAT: Meeting of Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
  • WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 766-4900
  • DETAILS: Speaker will be Alejandra Juan, executive director of the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum.

SACRED HEART LECTURE

  • WHAT: “Art and Soul of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church,” a lecture on the church’s art, architecture and history.
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Touring of the church opens at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Sacred Heart, 2250 Main St., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 387-6671
  • DETAILS: Lecture topics include Dom Gregory DeWit, mural artist, presented by the Rev. Aelred Kavanagh; John Bendernagel, New Orleans architect; and Marti Blasco Didier, Catherine Blasco Gueho and Mary Blasco Nola, nieces of Monsignor Dominic Blasco, founding pastor of the church. Mary Lee Eggart, who is a third-generation parishioner and archivist of the parish since 1999, will share “A Brief History of Sacred Heart Parish.” The lecture is sponsored by the church, The Foundation for Historical Louisiana and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance. A reception hosted by Sacred Heart parishioners will follow in the Parish Hall.

LUPUS FUNDRAISER

  • WHAT: Lavender Jazz Brunch to fight lupus
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
  • WHERE: Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $30; table for four is $100. lavenderjazzbrunch.eventbrite.com. Sponsorships available.
  • DETAILS: The brunch is to increase awareness of lupus and raise funds to fight this oftentimes debilitating disease. This event is the precursor to the Lupus Foundation’s 27th Annual Esther W. Eames Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 13, at Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge. Radio personality Latangela Sherman, of Max 94.1, and attorney Ryan Chenevert, Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 2013 Bachelor of the Year, will host this event. Entertainment will be by Charmaine Neville, Shaun Ward Xperience, Maggie Belle & Band, Henry Turner Jr. and The Flavor, Micaela Mone, Flawless 4, Cliff & Company, Katelyn Perry and Irene Simon. MJ’s Chicken and Waffle Co., of Prairieville, and Creative Events Group will provide the brunch. The Louisiana Lupus Foundation provides information, education and referral for those affected by lupus and aids the development and enhancement of health and social welfare services at the local level to assist individuals suffering from lupus; supports research programs related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of lupus, and promotes public education and awareness of lupus and an understanding of the ramifications of living with lupus. For sponsorships or more information, contact Troy Lee at vipeventservices.llc@gmail.com or thepurpleexperience@gmail.com. For more information about the golf tournament, contact Hennritta Jackson at (225) 774-1418.