• WHAT: The Ultimate Bridal Show
  • WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26
  • WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: $10
  • DETAILS: Prizes and a fashion show, along with vendors showcasing latest in wedding trends.


  • WHAT: Trick or treating at the Old State Capitol
  • WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27
  • WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Bring the kids and wear your costumes. There will be plenty of trick-or-treat stations, face painting, storytelling, magic shows and mad scientist demonstrations. See the Ghost of the Capitol show, which tells the history of the building through the eyes of Sarah Morgan, the resident ghost. There will also be a creepy dungeon tour. Food and drink will be available for purchase.


  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America meeting
  • WHE: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
  • WHERE: Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Jackie O’Quinn, (225) 766-4900
  • DETAILS: John Harris, president and executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard, will speak.


  • WHAT: LaHouse Fall Open House
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1
  • WHERE: 2858 Gourrier Ave. (across from LSU’s Alex Box Stadium), Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: or (225) 578-7913
  • DETAILS: The open house will highlight indoor air quality and universal design features that make the home a safe and healthy place to live and enjoy. Visitors can also explore LaHouse’s many high-performance home features, publications, special exhibit room and more with experts on hand to answer questions. Healthy home aspects showcased at LaHouse include dust mite and mold-control strategies, safer gas equipment, low VOC finishes, nontoxic pest controls and universal design. LaHouse features cost-effective, practical solutions. LaHouse requests a donation of $5 per adult to help support its educational programming and exhibits.


  • WHAT: The 15th annual Sunshine for Kids Gala
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6
  • WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • TICKETS: $75 for individuals; $125 for couples.
  • DETAILS: The gala will honor the Manship family. The foundation is dedicated to building self-esteem and improving the health of children by providing them with the positive messages in its book “You Are Sunshine.”


  • WHAT: Registration is open for the Code Red Chili Cook-off
  • WHEN: The cook-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
  • WHERE: The Pointe of Americana, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary
  • REGISTRATION: or call Theresa Payment at (225) 658-6699
  • DETAILS: Companies, organizations and individuals can compete. Celebrity judges will name the Best Chili champion and those attending will choose the People’s Choice award. In addition, a VIP area will offer exclusive craft beer tasting from local brewing clubs, food, music and more. A car show sponsored by Superior Ford will offer an up-close look at some classic cars and hot rods in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary. All proceeds will benefit the projects of Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation, such as cancer treatment services at the new Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus.