College Fair

If you’re thinking about college, this is the place to be.

WHAT: National College Fair.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

WHERE: Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.



DETAILS: Open to the public, the fair allows students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life in general and other information pertinent to the college selection process.

Art Rocks party

This fundraiser kickoff sounds like a blast.

WHAT: Friends of LPB’s Art Rocks Party to kick off the 2011 Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art & Travel Auction.

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.


INFORMATION: or (225) 767-4289.

DETAILS: Place your bid in the auction featuring more than 250 pieces of artwork donated by more than 200 Louisiana artists. Online bidding will begin at 7 p.m. and computers will be available. Online bidding will continue until Oct. 27. The Art Auction Exhibition will be held at the state museum until Oct. 15.


It’s only right that this festival would have a sweet 16 party.

WHAT: 16th annual SugarFest.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

INFORMATION: Visit or call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

DETAILS: There will be music, demonstrations of 19th-century crafts and, of course, food, food and more food. On sale for $12 will be the “West Baton Rouge Museum’s Sweet 16 Cookbook.”

Closet cleanout

Last chance to clean out your closet this year and help out the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

WHAT: Clothes collection by Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum for its upcoming Your Friends Closet Sale.

WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: College Drive Mini Storage, 4866-2, Revere Drive, Building 7.

INFORMATION: (225) 578-2448.

DETAILS: Vintage, new and gently worn clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children are being collected to sell in the Your Friends Closet Sale on Oct. 23.

Fashion with Passion

Help in the fight against breast cancer by attending this event.

WHAT: YWCA networking luncheon featuring a style show modeled by local breast cancer survivors.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4.

WHERE: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road.

COST: $20 if registered online; $25 at the door.


INFORMATION: Email events or call (225) 344-0221 Wednesday through Saturday.

DETAILS: Fashions will be provided by the YWCA’s second-hand clothing store, La Friperie, and accessories by Charming Charlie. Proceeds will help support the ENCOREplus program, which works to reduce the impact of breast cancer on medically underserved women.

Computer class

Need to sharpen your computer skills? Here’s a class that can help.

WHAT: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council computer class.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon for 10 weeks starting Oct. 8.

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.

APPLICATIONS: Visit, call (225) 379-3577 or drop by the office at 1400 Main St. between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

DETAILS: Space is limited.Training is in basic electronics, computer parts, software and basic computer maintenance.