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.
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
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.
WHAT: BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
WHERE: St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., Baton Rouge
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.
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.