Moon, Bade perform for Music Club of BR

Soprano Sandra Moon and mezzo-soprano Lori Bade, members of the LSU School of Music voice faculty, performed for the Music Club of Baton Rouge on Sept. 9 at the Woman’s Club. Pianist Lesli Wood accompanied.

Moon sang Handel’s “Non Disperar,” Szulc’s “Clair de Lune,” Dupont’s “Mandoline,” Puccini’s “Quando m’en vo” and Tchaikovsky’s “Don’t Believe,” “I Should Like in a Single Word” and “Why?” Bade performed Debussy’s “Chansons de Bilitis (Pierre Louys),” three movements from Fleming’s “The Confession Stone” and “Seguidille” from Bizet’s “Carmen.” They performed a duet of Puccini’s “Scuoti quella fronde di ciliegio” from “Madame Butterfly.”

Kay Hawthorne was program chair. President Victor Klimash welcomed members and guests. Committee Co-Chairs Rita Lovett and Gwen Redding, and Billie Bell, Janelle Couvillon, Beth Dupaquier, Kay Hawthorne, Ken Nelson, Marianne Parker, Dottie Smith and Heath Watson provided refreshments.

United Way, BASF hold 9-11 recognition events

Capital Area United Way and BASF held events commemorating the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States by honoring local veterans, armed forces members and first responders. Activities included a care package collection, career fair focused on veterans, supply drive for local homeless veterans and thank-you banners and cards signed by the public.

About 120 students decorated paper bags for troops to receive a special token of appreciation. A career fair was held in the Mall of Louisiana, and included 20 booths from industrial and retail organizations. More than 400 people attended the career fair. A supply drive for personal hygiene items collected donations valued at $3,620. BASF employees made donations to buy items to create and ship 200 care packages to local troops.

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is one of three national Days of Service by Capital Area United Way. For more information, visit or call Capital Area United Way, (225) 383-2643.

Sew Much Comfort topic for Lagniappe

Joy Campbell, Sew Much Comfort ambassador to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, spoke to the GFWC Lagniappe Woman’s Club on Sept. 15 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

Sew Much Comfort provides free, custom-made adaptive clothing to wounded service members from current conflicts and all branches of the military and National Guard. Volunteer seamstresses use velcro fasteners to adapt clothing for those who would otherwise be unable to wear it.

Campbell showed how the clothing has been made for ease of use. Information is available at

Green mound juniper bonsai topic for LBS

Jim Scarton gave a program on green mound juniper bonsai on Sept. 16 for the Louisiana Bonsai Society.

Scarton worked on cascade style bonsai and showed how to use wire on the branches to improve the design. His technique is to make it look older while keeping it small.

Bonsai expert Adam Lavigne, from Orlando, Fla., will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Guests are welcome. For information, contact Lowell Tilley, (225) 272-6744 or

LBS will have its Fall Bonsai Show Nov. 1-2, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Club members will have bonsai on display and for sale. Admission is free.

Alpha Mu hears about teacher’s mission trip

Sharion Scott, of LaPlace, a Teach for America teacher at Jackson Elementary for two years, spoke to Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization for key women teachers, on Sept. 20 at Candy Metz’s home in Jackson.

Scott spoke about World Race, a mission trip hosted by Adventures in Missions. Scott was involved in ministries that taught English, led vacation Bible school, helped at a Christian preschool, built a garden, painted, visited nursing homes and orphanages, did street evangelism, led Bible studies, ran youth camps, mentored youth, led worship and shared stories and testimonies in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, Kosovo, Romania, Ukraine, Swaziland and South Africa.

The chapter started its meeting by walking around Jackson to promote literacy. The teachers each had sponsors and earned money for their walk that will be used to buy a book at Christmas for every kindergarten child in East and West Feliciana parishes.

Republican Women hold candidates forum

Capital City Republican Women heard candidates on Sept. 23 at the Jones Creek Regional Library.

Participating in the forum were judicial candidates Adam Haney, Randy Piedrahita, Rep. Hunter Green, Beau Higginbotham and Councilman Trea Welch; U.S. Senate candidates Thomas Clements and Col. Rob Maness; and congressional candidates Capt. Robert Bell and Dr. Charles “Trey” Thomas.

David Dodson, executive editor for Louisiana Business, was moderator.

CCRW will hear school board candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library. The public is invited.

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