• WHAT: A watch party focusing on elderly housing
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 13
  • WHERE: Westminster Scotlandville, Community Room, 1800 Rosenwald Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 774-2525
  • DETAILS: Dr. Brenda Birkett will preside at the gathering, a way of participating in the White House Conference on Aging with a live-streaming presentation. The 70 apartments for low-income families at Westminster Scotlandville are one location sponsored by the Presbytery of South Louisiana, a collaborative effort with Westminster Foundation and the National Church Residences Management. Light refreshments will be served.


  • WHAT: WBRZ’s Stuff the Bus Campaign, a school supply drive
  • WHEN: 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15
  • WHERE: Wal-Mart, 3132 College Drive, Baton Rouge, and Wal-Mart, 3255 La. 1, Port Allen
  • INFORMATION: wbrz.com/stuff-the-bus
  • DETAILS: Bring school supplies to be provided to youngsters for the upcoming school year.


  • WHAT: Session on how to make a household budget
  • WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14
  • WHERE: Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
  • COST: Free
  • INFORMATION: Kalena Thomhave, kalena@midcityredevelopment.org or (225) 346-1000
  • DETAILS: Learn the components of a budget and ways that you can increase your income while decreasing your spending. Presenter Lynn Gobert will also go over cost-cutting resources to help make sure your household budget goes a long way.


  • WHAT: LaHouse Summer Open House
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18
  • WHERE: LaHouse Resource Center, 2858 Gourrier Ave., Baton Rouge
  • COST: Free; $5 donation suggested.
  • INFORMATION: Reichel Claudette, CReichel@agcenter.lsu.edu, (225) 578-2378
  • DETAILS: Discover resilient home solutions and your home’s flood and wind zones. Explore storm-rated roofing, the flood-hardy wall, a low-cost closet storm shelter and more ways to avoid the hassle, expense and dangers of storm damage. See demonstrations of a flood map portal and browse other LaHouse exhibits, cut-aways, tour videos and free publications. LSU AgCenter housing experts will be on hand to answer questions.


  • WHAT: 12th annual back-to school event hosted by Sisters of Sophistication, a local nonprofit
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18
  • WHERE: Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: This event is designed to bring community resources and partners together in one place and provide school supplies to school-aged children in attendance. Lunch will be provided along with a host of door prizes and entertainment and free school supplies and book bags.