Sarcochilus topic for Orchid Society 

Jean Allen-Ikeson, an accredited American Orchid Society judge from Canada, led a program on Sarcochilus orchids Aug. 16 for the Baton Rouge Orchid Society.

The Sept. 20 program will be a presentation on Catasetum orchids, an orchid genus that grows well in the Baton Rouge area.

Society meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane.

The society also sponsors two other meetings. Green Growers meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 425 Nelson Drive. This informal group provides information on orchid culture for those new to the hobby. The Orchids for Seniors Group meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in Room 137 at Independence Park. This group is open to all ages. It features basic cultural information on orchids, as well as field trips to commercial orchid growers and other hobbyists. The Sept. 25 program will be on using orchids in terrariums and will be presented by Angela Wall, Master Gardener.

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Lagniappe Woman's Club has membership tea

The GFWC Lagniappe Woman's Club held its annual membership tea Aug. 28 at Debbie Harris' home.

Vice President Pat Quartararo was event chairwoman. Assisting with refreshments were Pat Brown, Charlotte Frattini, Lynn Gilmore, Lana Merliss, Dawn Tisdale and Harris. The party had a luau theme, and Harris decorated three mannequins in island dress.

Guests included Pamela Bates-Emick, Elaine Furstall, Judy Naugher, Janice Nedlin, Lynn Purcell-Gilpin, Betty Robert, Kathy Screen and Sylvia Schwartzenbach.

Officers were introduced, and a brunch was served.

Three local middle school students honored

Abhirami Jeyaseelan, of Glasgow Middle School; Colin Herke, of Westdale Middle School; and Monica Deras, of Kenilworth School of Science and Technology, were named to a list of the top 300 competitors in the Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars, a competition for middle school students.

The program, which was founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future. 

Redemptorist Class of ’57 sets reunion

The Redemptorist High School Class of 1957 will hold its 60-year reunion at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Duke's Seafood and Steak House, 33920 La. 16 in Denham Springs. Call Mary Rose Saurage Cronan at (225) 752-0933, or Sammy Rispone at (225) 261-0933.

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