Kids’ Orchestra, Big Buddy and other after-school programs in the Baton Rouge area will join with the Afterschool Alliance for this year’s Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide series of events celebrating and supporting after-school programs.

Kids’ Orchestra’s Lights On Afterschool event will be from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Claiborne Elementary School, 14700 Denham St., and will include student performances, program testimonials and a proclamation delivered by Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

Guests will visit classrooms and learn about each participating organization. The tour will culminate with food and refreshments.

All community members, parents and families of students are invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sam Trevathan at (225) 922-4656 ext. 103 or