GRANDPARENTS GROUP

  • WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting
  • WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25
  • WHERE: Family Roads of Baton Rouge, 323 E. Airport, Baton Rouge
  • AVY CLUB

  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Navy Club - Ship 661 visit to the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson
  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 26
  • INFORMATION: Randy Ransom, (225) 293-0700
  • DETAILS: Gifts and food will be delivered. Bingo with cash prizes will be played.

SICKLE CELL BENEFIT

  • WHAT: Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation Benefit Women’s Conference
  • WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26
  • WHERE: Mount Zion Baptist Church No. 1, 24940 La. 405, Plaquemine
  • TICKETS/INFO: $20. (225) 250-6034 or (504) 701-3314
  • DETAILS: The theme of the conference is “The Worth of A Woman’s Words.” Special guests will be Pastor Chris D. Butler, the Rev. S. Banks-Johnson and Evangelist Maxine W. Bratton, with appearances by the Daughters of Zion.

LASM GALA

  • WHAT: Party at the Pyramid, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum’s 29th annual fundraising gala
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3
  • WHERE: LASM, 100 S. River Road, Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $100 for members; $150 for non-members. Call (225) 344.5272, ext. 151 or visit lasm.org/gala
  • DETAILS: This year’s theme will honor 50 years of ancient Egypt at LASM. Since 1964 when the museum acquired a 2,300-year-old mummy, LASM has been home to one of the few permanent displays in the Gulf South dedicated to the art, science and culture of ancient Egypt. In celebration of this milestone, this year’s theme draws inspiration from the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Gala festivities include a buffet with some of Baton Rouge’s finest restaurants and caterers, including Boudreaux’s Catering, Heirloom Cuisine, Kona Grill, Ruffino’s, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and The Pelican House. Music will be provided by Ned Fasullo and The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle featuring a Marco Bicego, hand-engraved, 18-karat yellow-gold Lunaria necklace donated by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. Cocktail attire is recommended, and all proceeds benefit LASM’s educational programming.

HUNKS IN HEELS

  • WHAT: Hunks in Heels, the Walk a Mile Runway Show, a fundraiser for STAR, a sexual assault service provider
  • WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16
  • WHERE: The Hartley-Vey Theatre at The Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $35. brstar.org/#!hunk-in-heels/cxy4
  • DETAILS: Benefitting Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response, the second Hunks in Heels event will feature last year’s Hunks for a hot opening number, along with fresh faces, loaded biceps and smooth dance moves to rock the runway. This year STAR is partnering with local artists to bedazzle the heels of the hunks. Thousands of women, men and children in the Greater Baton Rouge community are affected each year by sexual violence. Hunks in Heels will help raise awareness of sexual violence in our community. A VIP pre-party will be held at 5:30 p.m. in De La Ronde Hall. Tickets are $65.

SEATS FOR SEIZURES GALA

  • WHAT: Fundraising gala for the Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19
  • WHERE: Price LeBlanc Lexus, 13200 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $100. epilepsylouisiana.org/events/ or call (800) 960-0587
  • DETAILS: The event includes a silent auction and food and beverages. Cocktail attire.