Government meetings

COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: 5 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish school system’s Professional Development Center, 3000 N. Sherwood Blvd.

METRO DISTRICT 1: 6:30 p.m., Baker Civic Center, 3325 Groom Road, Baker. Councilman Trae Welch invites residents of District 1 to attend the monthly meeting. (225) 389-5170.

Community events

FUN FOOD FASHION: 9:30 a.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea. The Ladniappe Woman’s Club will host “Fun Food Fashion,” an event that includes card party time, lunch, a fashion show, Chinese Raffle, baked goods, used books and vendors for Christmas shopping. Tickets are $35. For more information, call (225) 275-9993.

YELP DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Yelp House, 3205 Lanier Drive.

PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA FORUM: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. The Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at the center will host a free, public forum on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There will also be exhibits available at 5 p.m. Registration is required by calling (225) 763-2973 or visiting

FREE TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., middle and high school students, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. One-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors in all subjects. Must come with adult 15 minutes early to register the first time. (225) 924-4271.

MAGIC NIGHT WITH DR. MAGIC: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, 11333 Coursey Blvd. Children’s magician performs close-up magic routines at each table.

GIVING QUILT MEETING: 6:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. The Giving Quilt Inc. will hold a membership meeting, which is open to the public. Visit for more details.

THE 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE AND NECROPOLIS 13: 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., 832 St. Phillip St. Haunted house with new attraction Necropolis, a New Orleans style cemetery. $20, 13th Gate or Necropolis; $35, both attractions.