• WHAT: 15th annual Mistletoe Market
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
  • WHERE: Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 103 France St., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: The shopping extravaganza features nearly 150 vendors from across south Louisiana. Half of admission cost will benefit Dreams Come True, granting wishes for children with terminal illnesses.


  • WHAT: Code Red Chili Cook-off
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
  • WHERE: Americana Development, La. 64, Zachary
  • DETAILS: Individuals, companies and organizations will be cooking off for the Best Chili title, and patrons will vote for the People’s Choice award. There will also be a VIP area offering exclusive craft beer tasting from local brewing clubs, great food, music and more. A car show sponsored by Superior Ford will offer an up-close look at some classic cars and hot rods in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary. All proceeds will benefit the many projects of Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation, such as cancer treatment services at the new Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus.


  • WHAT: Program on Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Nov. 12
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum
  • ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
  • DETAILS: Christopher Achee will lecture on his great-grandfather, Don Carlos de GrandPré, who fought alongside Spanish military leader Bernardo de Galvez in the Gulf Coast campaign and locally at Fort San Carlos in Baton Rouge. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch and go as their schedules require. This lecture is in conjunction with “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” which is on display through Feb. 28.


  • WHAT: The River Road Chapter of National Charity League Inc. is holding its membership drive.
  • WHEN: Deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
  • INFORMATION: nclriverroad.org and click on “how to join.”
  • DETAILS: The chapter provides hands-on volunteer service for a multitude of philanthropic organizations in the Baton Rouge community. The chapter will be accepting applications for girls entering seventh through 10th grade, and membership continues through their senior year of high school. Applicants must be sponsored by two current members of the chapter. Both mothers and daughters are required to perform a minimum number of service and league hours per year and pay annual dues.