Swine Palace benefit

Come share a summer night of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres.

WHAT: Wine Tasting to benefit Swine Palace.

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus.

TICKETS & INFO: $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Visit http://www.swinepalace.org.

DETAILS: Sample an assortment of 24 champagne and wine varietals. There will also be a raffle (tickets are $5) to win 25 bottles of wine.

Black and Orange Social

Dress casual, cocktail or costume — just be sure it’s black and orange for this party.

WHAT: First anniversary celebration for 10/31 Consortium, a local nonprofit planning Baton Rouge’s first Halloween parade.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Greenoaks Reception Center, 9595 Florida Blvd.

TICKETS & INFO: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Visit http://www.1031Consortium.com.

DETAILS: The theme of the parade will be announced at the open bar and hors d’oeuvres event, which also will include dance entertainment. Bring a non-perishable item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to be entered in the door-prize drawing.

Hurricane training day

The American Red Cross needs volunteers during disasters. Here’s your chance to learn how to help.

WHAT: American Red Cross Statewide Hurricane Training Day.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Red Cross office, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.

INFORMATION: Call (225) 456-5555 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org/volunteer.

DETAILS: Getting training now means our community can care for itself quicker when a disaster strikes.

‘We Care’ Day

Become a better informed member of our community by learning about these services.

WHAT: YWCA’s “We Care” Day.

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Walgreens, 5450 Plank Road.

INFORMATION: Call (225) 383-0681.

DETAILS: Learn more about YWCA services, fighting crime, substance abuse and truancy and meet other service providers.