• WHAT: Meeting of the Baton Rouge Military Officers Association of America
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29
  • WHERE: 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 766-4900
  • DETAILS: Richard “Dick” Brandt, who was elected state commandant at the Marine Corps League Department of Louisiana, will speak. He is a member of the Choctaw Detachment in Baton Rouge. All members, spouses, widows, widowers, auxiliary members and guests are invited.


  • WHAT: The Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s monthly Heritage Lecture featuring Michael Martin, author and history professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Reception begins at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $10; free for FHL members. Preregister at or call (225) 387-2464
  • DETAILS: Martin’s presentation will be based on his University of Mississippi Press publication, “Russell Long: A Life in Politics,” which focuses on the political history of one of the nation’s most powerful lawmakers. Long was the son of Gov. Huey P. Long.


  • WHAT: Rock ‘n’ Roll Mini Golf with Better Than Ezra to support the band’s foundation
  • WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16
  • WHERE: L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS & INFO: Prices start at $100.
  • DETAILS: The VIP event will feature an acoustic performance by Better Than Ezra, golf on a mini golf course built by See Hear Productions, an open bar, premium food stations and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit BTEF’s after-school arts and education initiative in Baton Rouge-area schools.


  • WHAT: East Ascension Parish Ducks Unlimited Banquet
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11
  • WHERE: Trademart Building at the Expo, 9039 Landry Road, Gonzales
  • TICKETS: $50 in advance, $60 at the door, $90 per couple in advance, $100 per couple at the door. Visit
  • INFORMATION: (225) 266-2909, (225) 715-6395 or (225) 573-4030
  • DETAILS: A great family atmosphere and home-cooked Cajun food. There will also be live and silent auctions, DU apparel table and great raffles, including limited edition Ducks Unlimited merchandise. Tickets are expected to go fast.