Donna Edwards

marie constantin

This year's Women's Week opens Friday, Oct. 6, with a luncheon featuring Louisiana's first lady, Donna Edwards.

Edwards will speak on the theme "200 Years of Building Baton Rouge Strong" at the Marriott Hotel. Tickets are $35.

Women’s Week, which runs Oct. 6-15, is presented by the Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge. For those 10 days (a little lagniappe to a seven-day week), a host of classes, which are free or only have a nominal charge, will take place all over the city.

More than 90 activities are scheduled in these categories: arts, cultural events, performances and lectures; career and professional development; family; food and cooking; health and medical; hobbies and crafts; open houses; personal well being, and beauty and spiritual growth; and recreation and sports. For a complete list of activities, visit Among other locations, Women's Week schedules are available at all East Baton Rouge Parish libraries.

On the day of the luncheon, an activity fair will feature more than 30 organizations and individuals from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again after the luncheon from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Women’s Week Kick-off Luncheon

Donna Edwards will be the keynote speaker. 

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6

WHERE: Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge

COST: $35. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 3.

INFO: or call (225) 302-8018, ext. 4