THURSDAY

  • BRAC’S BIG THINK PRESENTED BY LOUISIANA TECHNOLOGY PARK: 7:30 a.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Business success stories, tips for navigating regulatory hurdles, brand innovation and funding options to start or grow a business and more.

2015 ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: 8 A.M., MARRIOTT HOTEL, 5500 HILTON WAY. THIS CONFERENCE IS BEING HOSTED BY THE LOUISIANA DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL. VISIT WWW.LADDC.ORG.

YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: NOON, PETCO ACADIAN VILLAGE, 3535 PERKINS ROAD. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR ADOPTION APPROVAL. EMAIL INFO@YELPBR.COM FOR AN APPLICATION. CALL (225) 485-9200 FOR MORE INFORMATION. ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/YELPBR.

  • BROWN BAG LUNCH “CAMELLIAS”: Noon, Louisiana Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.
  • WOMEN IN SPIRIT — “THE POWER OF GIVING”: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. A nondenominational program for women seeking spiritual growth and sharing new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life. RSVP by emailing sjwomeninspirit@aol.com or call the Cathedral office at (225) 387-5928.
  • MUSE, ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Program fee is $4 and free for museum members.
  • WHISKEY & BOURBON TASTING MIXER/FUNDRAISER FOR PARKER HOUSE: 5:30 p.m., Lock & Key Whiskey Bar. Tickets for the tasting are available on Eventbrite for $10 and proceeds go to the Parker House.
  • THIRSTY THURSDAY AT THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St.

FRIDAY

  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.
  • WHITE LIGHT NIGHT —ANNUAL FALL ART FESTIVAL: 6 p.m., Government Street area. Hop on a shuttle, carpool with friends or stroll down Government Street from one art opening to another. Visit www.visitbatonrouge.com/event/White%20Light%20Night%2DAnnual%20Fall%20Art%20Festival/15529
  • THE LSO FOUNDATION HOSTS ANNUAL TOP HAT SOIREE NIGHT AT THE CIRCUS: 7 p.m., BREC, Administrative Offices: 6201 Florida Blvd. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation annual fall fundraiser. Visit www.lsofoundation.org.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St. Open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in conjunction with The Main Street Market, a public marketplace located on the first floor of the Galvez Garage in downtown Baton Rouge.

KIDD KEYNOTES NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH: 11 A.M., USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM, 305 S. RIVER ROAD. KIDD KEYNOTES IS A FREE, MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY THE USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM. NOVEMBER’S TOPIC WILL FOCUS ON NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH WITH TAWNYA MOORE, CHILD WELFARE MANAGER FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIONS, ON STATE ADOPTIONS AND HOW INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS CAN BECOME CERTIFIED.

  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, 3535 Perkins Road.

SUNDAY

  • BROADWAY IN BATON ROUGE PRESENTS CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. For information, visit www.brrivercenter.com.

MONDAY

  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Noon, Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home during a 45-minute informational session at 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.

TUESDAY

  • SCIENCE CAFE: 5 p.m., Chelsea’s Cafe, 2857 Perkins Road. The LSU Science Cafés are events sponsored by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development.
  • SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. Call Dr. Margo Abadie at (225) 924-1431 for an intake interview.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St.