Ice Skating

EVENT: Ice skating on the river.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: Baton Rouge River Center.


DETAILS: Skating ticket ($12) includes skate rental, 90-minute skating session, small drink and small candy.

Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee

EVENT: Annual Winner, Winner, Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PLACE: The gazebo across from St. Mary of False River Catholic Church, Main Street, New Roads.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 638-8124.

DETAILS: Dinners will include barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll.

EBR Library

EVENT: “Saving with Coupons.”

DATE: Monday.

TIME: 6 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7050.

DETAILS: Maggie Howes, who runs the blog, will explain how to optimize usage of coupons to save money and time. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Under the Boardwalk.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: It’s “Game Day” for adults. Board games will be available for adults to play. Beat the heat and test your board game skills with friends.

EVENT: “Booking It with Baby.”


DETAILS: Glen “Big Baby” Davis, former LSU star and current basketball pro in the NBA, will visit children to read to them, give out autographed copies of his children’s book, “Basketball with Big Baby,” and participate in several other library and community events, including a hang-out time with teens at the East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., at 2 p.m. Wednesday and a visit with the BREC summer day campers Thursday. He will also make visits to the summer reading parties at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St., at 10 a.m. Thursday; and the Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Whole Foods Market

EVENT: “Health Starts Here Party Dips.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

PLACE: 7529 Corporate Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 218-0452.

DETAILS: The free class will include instruction on how to make the following dips: Edamame guacamole, fresh salsa and black bean hummus. Class is limited to 15 guests.

EVENT: “Lunchin’ Luau.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: Noon to 2 p.m.

PLACE: 7529 Corporate Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 218-0452.

DETAILS: Each department will feature Hawaiian-inspired dishes. In addition, families can compete in the hula hoop contest at 1 p.m. outside the store.


EVENT: Acadiana Center for the Arts’ annual fundraiser, Gulf Brew 2011.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: Parc International, downtown Lafayette.

FOR MORE INFO: (337) 233-7060.

DETAILS: Lafayette’s original beer festival will feature beer tasting, music, a/c tents. Cost is $25 taster, $15 non-taster and $50 pre-taster. The pre-tasting event will begin at 5 p.m.

Miss Black Louisiana

EVENT: Miss Black Louisiana casting call.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLACE: 1145 West Airline Highway, Laplace.

FOR MORE INFO: (504) 756-2478.

DETAILS: Age categories are Tiny Princess, 5-6; Little Princess, 7-9; Junior Princess, 10-12; Talented Teen, 13-17; and Miss Black Louisiana USA, 18-27. For more information, go to or

Remington College

EVENT: Remington College‘s complimentary haircuts for kids.

DATE: Monday, July 25, through Friday, Aug. 5.

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLACE: 4520 Sherwood Forest Blvd., Unit 001.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 291-4660.

DETAILS: Remington College-Baton Rouge campus will offer complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children. The event, Cuts for Kids, will walk-ins or appointments can be made by calling the information number.

Swine Palace Fundraiser

EVENT: Swine Palace Wine Tasting.

DATE: Thursday, July 28.

TIME: 6:30 p.m. champagne reception; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: or (225) 578-9277.

DETAILS: Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. There will be samples of an assortment of 24 champagne and wine varietals and hors d’oeuvres.

10/31 consortium

EVENT: 10/31 Consortium’s Black and Orange Social.

DATE: Friday, July 29.

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Green Oaks Reception Center, 9595 Florida Blvd.


DETAILS: Parade business will be announced, such as the much-anticipated 2011 Halloween Parade theme. There will also be an open bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from the cast of “Labyrinth of Love.” Admission is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Bring a food item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to be entered in the door prize drawing. There will also be a 50/50 raffle fundraiser with tickets $3 each or $5 for two.