ALS WALK

  • WHAT: Walk to Defeat ALS
  • WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE: BREC’s Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: (800) 891-3746 or walktodefeatals.org.
  • DETAILS: Event will include food, music, children’s activities and more. On hand will be LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, members of the LSU baseball team, the LSU Tiger Girls Dance Team and Whitney Vann. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It robs people of the ability to walk and talk. All funds raised will be donated to the ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter for care services programs in Louisiana and Mississippi and for national research and awareness. The chapter offers all services to people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families free of charge.

ILLNESS, PAIN GROUP

  • WHAT: Meeting of HopeKeepersBR, a support group for anyone affected by chronic illness or pain, physical or mental
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1
  • WHERE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road.
  • INFORMATION: hopekeepersbr.wordpress.com or call Jan, (225) 337-1633

TRIATHLON

  • WHAT: River Roux Triathlon
  • WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
  • WHERE: Morrison Parkway, New Roads
  • INFORMATION: riverroux.com or email patopt73@gmail.com
  • DETAILS: Event includes a 1.2-mile swim in False River, 56-mile bike ride across the Mississippi River on the Audubon Bridge into West Feliciana Parish and a 13.1-miles run in New Roads.