SALUTE TO AMERICA
- WHAT: The vocal group Celebration will present “A Patriotic Salute to America”
- WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2
- WHERE: University Baptist Church, 5775 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
- ADMISSION: Free, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, call (225) 766-9474 or visit ubc-br.org.
- DETAILS: The program will include the Pershing Rifle Color Guard, Mayor Kip Holden, the Foto Sisters string trio, pianist Benji Harlan, violinist Christy Lee Gandy, Stan Mansinter on bagpipes, the Baton Rouge Concert Band, the Community Choir, voice of the LSU Tigers Jim Hawthorne, Willery Capron as Minnie Pearl, Bells Jubilate bell ringing group, vocalists Alaina Richard, Christopher King and Terry Patrick Harris, the Children’s Chorus and orator MG Hunt Downer. The program also will include audience participation, patriotic video presentations and will honor all veterans.
- WHAT: Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the USS Kidd, all in downtown Baton Rouge
- WHEN: Sunday, July 5
- WHERE: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St.; the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road; USS Kidd, 305 S. River Road.
- INFORMATION: lsumoa.org,lasm.org, usskidd.com
- DETAILS: Free ice cream will be available at the USS Kidd, in partnership with the LSU Dairy.
- WHAT: Kickoff party to launch the playhouse raffle to benefit Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association
- WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 19
- WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
- TICKETS: $50 at casabr.org, at the door or by phone at (225) 379-8598
- DETAILS: The party will include Mexican cuisine donated by Caliente Mexican Craving, a silent auction and music by The Better Than Nobody Band. Dress is summer casual. The playhouse will be on display at the lower level center court at the Mall of Louisiana from July 25 to Aug. 16, when the drawing for the playhouse giveaway will be held at 5 p.m. The playhouse is valued at $22,000. Raffle tickets are $5 and will be available online at casabr.org, at the mall or at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge. The playhouse was designed by Lilliput Play Homes and will be assembled by local builder and title sponsor Faulk and Meek General Contractors. All proceeds from Casas for CASA will benefit Capital Area CASA Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected youth in need of safe, permanent homes.