WHAT: 8th annual Celebrity Waiter Event to benefit the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center
WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 15
WHERE: Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, 7424 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge
TICKETS/INFO: $50 in advance; $60 at the door. (225) 343-1984
DETAILS: LSU and Southern University coaches along with local celebrities will be competing for your tips. There will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets include soft drinks, beer, wine and food.
SPECIAL ED CONFERENCE
WHAT: Latino/Hispanic conference on “What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education”
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 16
WHERE: BREC Independence Community Park, (next to the tennis court), 7505 Independence Blvd., Room 136, Baton Rouge
REGISTRATION: Call Laura S. Nata at (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736 or Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge at (225) 216.7474 or (866) 216-7474
BLACK & ORANGE BASH
WHAT: 10/31 Consortium’s membership meeting and Halloween season kickoff party
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26
WHERE: The Woman’s Club, 259 East Blvd., Baton Rouge
COST: $10 for consortium members; $31 for nonmembers
DETAILS: There will be music, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Wear your creative black and orange attire. The board will announce details on the Halloween parade and ball, the Ghostly Gala. The parade king and queen will also be announced, along with the recipients of the 2014 Special Awards for Community, Courage and Creativity. The consortium is a nonprofit for Halloween enthusiasts. Annual proceeds go to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The organization also collects food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and hosts an annual children’s costume drive for the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program.