Thirty-two years ago, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber began a leadership program to help train up-and-coming members of the community how to be better volunteers and have a positive impact on the many issues facing our community.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Has it been hot enough for you? Our weather seems to have skipped June and gone straight to August-like temps. So, pour yourself a glass of iced sweet tea to enjoy while you read today's column.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
School’s out, and graduations are done. While there are always events on our social calendars, at this time of year they tend to be backyard barbecues and poolside cocktails with friends and family. So, enjoy the lazy days of summer before things …
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Several area nonprofits as well as private and governmental agencies were honored by Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge at its sixth annual Solaris Awards Gala on May 9 at the L’Auberge Event Center. The awards recognize teamwork as opposed to ind…
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Last week's party scene sent us back to the '80s with the Emerge Center, to sip cocktails at the Governor’s Mansion and poolside at L’Auberge, to hang out with the BigWigs, to meet a lovely group of debutantes and to celebrate the Silver Magnolias…
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Do you remember what downtown Baton Rouge looked like in 1998? There were acres of parking lots, boarded-up buildings and, at 4:30 p.m. when state workers left for the day, it became a virtual ghost town. There was no Shaw Center for the Arts, no …
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Looking for something fun to do Thursday night? Join The Advocate and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel for Cocktails at Sunset. At the poolside event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can sample the six finalists in the annual contest. The cost i…
The long Memorial Day weekend is getting here just in time! It's been a very busy spring social scene so we need to pump the brakes and start the slower pace that is summer in south Louisiana. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to do around he…
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
For 28 years, the Rispone family and a group of friends have celebrated “What’s Good in Baton Rouge” with a spring luncheon to honor the area’s religious, civic and sports leaders. What started out as a father-son event has evolved into a much-ant…
Saturday, May 05, 2018
If you missed the 12th annual Dancing for Big Buddy, you missed a night of big fun for a great cause. It was one of several great events last week.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Champions of Service honors were bestowed on eight Louisianans, one service club and one corporation by Volunteer Louisiana and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser at an April 18 gala at the Capitol Park Museum.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
The craziness that is the spring social scene here has us running from one end of the parish to the other. Thanks goodness Mother Nature has cooperated and given us lots of sunshine and cool weather.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Spring break is over and the race is on to get all the social events on the calendar before graduation and summer. One reason I know this for sure is because Dancing for Big Buddy is just around the corner — April 28 to be exact. I’ll be judging a…
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Songs from “The Wiz,” “West Side Story,” Godspell” and “Flight” performed by members of LSU’s Musical Theatre Club entertained the Baton Rouge Music Club and guests at the group’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
With the approach of spring comes award season, and we’re not just talking among the Hollywood and music industry folks. It’s also when we take a few moments to recognize our own.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
There were several fun events last week, including seeing several of my friends receive deserved awards, but the cherry on top was the amazing performance by Chicago, which has sold more than 100 million albums, at the 15th Pennington Great Perfor…
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge kicked off March by honoring individuals, companies and service groups for their service to the community at a breakfast at the Salvation Army Church & Community Center.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Louisiana Nurses Foundation recognized the achievements of nurses, hospitals and nursing programs across the state at its 17th annual Nightingale Awards Gala on March 3 at the Renaissance Hotel.
Every now and then, I'm reminded of just how many extremely talented people call Baton Rouge home. That was the case last week when I attended preview parties for Theatre Baton Rouge and the Louisiana International Film Festival.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The spring social season is in full swing. Lately, it’s been party, party, party. Thursday night there are four happenings: VIPS' celebration of its annual campaign, Habitat for Humanity’s Recycled Art show, the Fur Ball Patron Party and Bella’s Ball.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Local advertising had a big night, Great Futures and Greeks were celebrated and a style show put the spotlight on the latest fads in just some of last week's events.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Black History Month events and the annual Burger Bash top today’s social scene. And while things slowed down some at the beginning of Lent, they are heating up as March kicks into full gear. For a complete list of parties, check out Pam’s Party Ca…
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Saturday, Feb. 24, should have been proclaimed as LSU Museum Day. Two really fun events that day benefited three of LSU’s museums — the Museum of Art, Rural Life Museum and the Textile & Costume Museum.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I hope you survived Mardi Gras. What a jam-packed season this year. With the beginning of Lent, things have slowed down a bit, allowing us all to catch our breath before the spring social season kicks into high gear.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Volunteers are an integral part of any community. They make nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals and a host of other enterprises run more smoothly. For the past 12 years, the Power of 9 — a joint project of Capital Area United Way, WAFB-TV and…
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
How do you celebrate national mentoring Day? By recognizing those in the community who step up, and that's just what the Big Buddy Program did Jan. 31 when it hosted its second annual Mentoring in Real Life awards ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Sunday, February 04, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Folks in the nation's capital are probably still talking about this party — make that parties.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
The irreverent Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball was once again the scene of extreme partying this year. And, at the opposite end of the spectrum, we celebrated the founding of two organizations that promote education for women. All were a welcome resp…
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The New Year is off to great start, thanks to an early Carnival season. Every weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday is chock-full of Mardi Gras parties, balls and parades. To make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun, check out any of The Advocat…
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Before 2018 gets roaring at full tilt, let's look back at some of the highlights of 2017. Trying to pare the list down to 10 events is no easy task, especially because several organizations had special anniversary celebrations. For instance, the Y…
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The holidays provided the perfect opportunity to thank some of our fellow Baton Rougeans for their efforts in making our city a better place.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
In the week leading up to Christmas, I found myself popping in at three different parties being held at local art galleries and, for a finale, dancing my way across the stage of the Manship Theatre.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Goodness knows, there were lots of celebrations leading up the big day, and 2018 promises to be a busy year, as well. To see when your favorite events are scheduled, type in Pam's Party Calendar in the sea…
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Tonight's the night all the little ones will be coming up with a million reasons not to go to sleep, just hoping they'll catch a glimpse of Santa. Some families will open their gifts tonight as they come together to break bread and attend a church…
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Five days until that jolly ol' elf tries to squeeze himself down the chimney with his sack of goodies. I hope you've been good and don't end up with switches in your stocking! Most likely, you've been too busy hopping from one Christmas party to t…
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Only 12 days until Christmas! During all the hustle and bustle of shopping and wrapping and baking and decorating in preparation for the big day, take a deep breath, look around and remember the reason for the season. You'll be glad you did.