Big Buddy is topic for Audubon Kiwanis

Gaylynne Mack, executive director of the Big Buddy Program, spoke to the Audubon Kiwanis on April 18 about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Mack explained how mentoring and group events help young people improve their occupational and life skills.

Laurie Hardison, Big Buddy marketing director, also spoke. Division 8A Lt. Gov. Blaine Grimes was a guest.

The Audubon Kiwanis Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 3332 S. Sherwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Membership is open to those interested in community affairs and service. Contact Lowell Tilley, (225) 241-2396.

Music Club hears scholarship winners

Several winners of Music Club of Baton Rouge scholarships performed for members and guests April 13 at the Woman’s Club. The LSU students were selected through auditions last year for the 2012-13 school year.

Instrumental Scholarship winner Holly Brewer (flute) performed a C.P.E. Bach sonata and an Ernesto Kohler piece. She was accompanied by Mary Bresowar on piano. Mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, winner of the Marshall Peery Vocal Scholarship, sang songs by Gabriel Faure, Gioachino Rossini and Gustav Mahler. Her piano accompanist was Jeremy Fortinberry. Soprano Chelsea Miller, recipient of the Earl W. Redding Scholarship in Musical Theater, sang songs by Jason Robert Brown and Leonard Bernstein. She was accompanied by Kristin Eliason, piano.

President Rita Lovett welcomed all to the program. Ellen Bordelon was program chairwoman. The hospitality committee provided refreshments. Assisting co-chairwomenJessie Mulkey and Jo Zganjar were Gail Davis, Eunice Landolt, Lois Michelli, Katherine Nadler, Yola Pertuit, Christine Robinson, Merlyn Stratman and Betty Thornhill.

Civic Associations conducts workshop

President Nancy Curry led a workshop on best practices for homeowners associations when the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations met April 11.

Members shared ideas on programs, success stories, newsletters, communication methods and compliance practices for adhering to covenants and restrictions. Also discussed were how violations are handled, and lack of yard care, trash and parking problems. Members shared copies of their forms and newsletters.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the BREC Tennis Center, 7505 Independence Blvd.

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