MILITARY OFFICERS

  • WHAT: Christmas party and luncheon for the Greater Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9
  • WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 766-4900
  • DETAILS: Those attending are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Christmas music will be provided by H.E. “Hots” Ault and Carlton Jones.

LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE

  • WHAT: Louisiana’s Culinary Revolution: Foods of Our Allies and Our Enemies
  • WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 10
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum
  • DETAILS: Free and open to the public. Historian, author and historical food enthusiast Richard H. Holloway gives an overview of the cultures that influence our meal preparations even today. Bring your lunch and go as your schedule requires. This lecture is in conjunction with “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn” on display through Feb. 28.

CHRISTMAS EVENT

  • WHAT: Christmas at Capitol Park
  • WHEN: 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum
  • DETAILS: Free and open to the public. Enjoy the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa while making reindeer food and Christmas ornaments. Musical performances begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude with a special performance by the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Music Program at 2 p.m.
  • RED KETTLE HOLIDAY

    WHAT: PERKINS ROWE AND THE SALVATION ARMY’S “MERRY MUSIC RED KETTLE” HOLIDAY FUND DRIVE TO BENEFIT BATON ROUGE-AREA RELIEF PROGRAMS.

    • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
    • WHERE: In front of the Cinemark Perkins Rowe movie theater in the shopping center at Bluebonnet Boulevard and Perkins Road
    • DETAILS: Proceeds support the Salvation Army’s community projects, senior citizen programs, after-school programs, relief for victims of fire and disasters, addiction rehabilitation programs and direct aid for families in need.

    CHRISTMAS CONCERT

    WHAT: BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT

    • WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
    • WHERE: St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., Baton Rouge
    • INFORMATION: http://brcb.org

    LIBRARY & THE FOOD BANK

    • WHAT: The East Baton Rouge Parish Library program to waive $1 of the total late check-out fine per donated item of food.
    • WHEN: Through December
    • WHERE: All 14 library locations in the parish
    • INFORMATION: (225) 231-3740 or visit ebrpl.com.
    • DETAILS: All items will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Food can include any canned, bagged or boxed non-perishable food item.

    COA COLLECTIONS

    • WHAT: The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is collecting personal care items for needy senior citizens for the holidays.
    • WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 19
    • WHERE: COA office, 5790 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge
    • INFORMATION: ebrcoa.org or (225) 923-8000
    • DETAILS: The agency is asking for donations of personal care supplies, which include incontinence supplies (adult diapers), Boost/Ensure, cleaning supplies and bottled water. Monetary donations are also needed.

    ROSA’S ANGELS

    • WHAT: Toy/donation collection for Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
    • WHEN: Through Wednesday, Dec. 17
    • INFORMATION: Robin McMillan, (337) 781-7069 or 113 Choctaw Road., Lafayette
    • DETAILS: In honor of her mother, Rosa McMillan, for the ninth year business owner Robin McMillan is gathering toys, games and stocking stuffers to provide 200 children with Christmas gifts. You may fulfill a youngster’s wish list or donate $50 for McMillan to shop.