THURSDAY

  • 10/31 CONSORTIUM COLLECTING CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: 10 a.m., Big Buddy Program, 1415 Main St. The 10/31 Consortium is collecting new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes. All costumes collected will be donated to children served by the Big Buddy Program who will enjoy parties, trick-or-treating and marching in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade wearing the costumes. Costumes may be dropped off at:
  • PARTY PARADISE: 3546 Drusilla Lane (Drusilla Shopping Center)
  • PARTY TIME: 3350 Bluebonnet Blvd. (at Airline Highway)
  • BIG BUDDY PROGRAM: 1415 Main St.
  • PARTIES START HERE: 3150 Valley St. (at Perkins Road)
  • SPIRIT HALLOWEEN STORE: 6865 Siegen Lane
  • GERRY LANE CHEVROLET: 6505 Florida Blvd.
  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. Email info@yelpbr.com for an application, or call (225) 485-9200.
  • GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Avenue.
  • MEET THE PROFESSOR, HAMLET TALK: 6:30 p.m., LSU Digital Media Center Auditorium, 340 E. Parker Blvd. The Literary Circle is sponsoring a “Meet the Professor” gathering in LSU’s Digital Media Center Theater. Professor Chris Barrett, one of the LSU English department’s new members, will present a multi-media talk on “Hamlet’s Comic Timing and Shakespeare’s War on Sorrow.”

FRIDAY

  • THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OF DAN KILEY: 9 a.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, 210 LSU Student Union, Baton Rouge. Free. The LSU Student Union Art Gallery will host The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley from Oct. 9-Dec. 12.
  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.
  • LIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT SERIES: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND SCIENCE MUSEUM GALA — LIGHT FANTASTIC: 7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South.

SATURDAY

  • YOUR FRIENDS’ CLOSET SALE: 7 a.m., LSU 4-H Mini Farm, Ag Center Drive. $5 - $20. Vintage and fashion apparel, jewelry, and accessories from many of the finest closets in Baton Rouge and beyond will be on sale to benefit the LSU Textile & Costume Museum. All ages and sizes for women, men, and children will be available at bargain prices. Credit card or cash only. All sales final.
  • ORAL CANCER FOUNDATION WALK/RUN FOR AWARENESS BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. A 5K run followed by a walk. There will be free oral cancer screenings, booths, photo opportunities, raffle/auction, food and refreshments.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m., corner of Fifth Street and Main Street.
  • 21ST ANNUAL WALK/RUN TO REMEMBER: 8 a.m., LSU “Old Front Nine.”
  • REMEMBER ME QUILT GUILD FALL ARTS JUBILEE: 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tara Boulevard and Old Hammond Highway. A variety of handmade items will be available for sale including quilts, woodcrafts, original art, glassware, pottery, jewelry, purses, baby gifts, tote bags, embroidered items, essential oils, Christmas decorations and edibles.
  • CAPITAL REGION 101: 9 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Capital Region 101 offers newcomers a way to quickly learn about the Baton Rouge Area and a chance to meet current residents and newcomers. The half-day event includes presentations by regional leaders, a brief bus tour, and the opportunity to win prizes and visit local establishments.
  • BATON ROUGE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EATING DISORDERS WALK: 9:30 a.m., Riverfront Plaza and Levee, South River Road. Free. Join us and our national walk sponsor Aerie for the second annual Baton Rouge, LA NEDA Walk.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 10 a.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org.
  • BATON ROUGE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING: 10 a.m., Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

SUNDAY

  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA MUSIC FOR WINDS: 2 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Call (225) 578-4010 or (225) 766-3487.

TUESDAY

  • FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS — FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m., Main Library Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. The service is free. 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. $7.

WEDNESDAY

  • AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION — LA CAPITALE CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING: 11 a.m., Juban’s, 3739 Perkins Road.
  • LUNCH-N-LEARN: Noon, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd.
  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave.

OCT. 15

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • MUSE, ART FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Join fellow home-schoolers for an art enrichment program for children (6-12) and their families/caregivers. Program fee is $4 and free for museum members.