Groups in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes will hold a number of Veterans Day events this week and next.
Pointe Coupee Parish is up first with its Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday on Main Street in New Roads with guest speaker Brig. Gen. Stephen Dabadie. There will o be live music and a flyover by a World War II-era plane.
West Baton Rouge Parish will hold its seventh annual “Veterans on Parade” starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Rivault Park. After the parade, there will be a ceremony to honor veterans at 3 p.m. at the West Baton Rouge Courthouse.
Iberville Parish will hold the Salute to Veterans event at 3 p.m. on Veterans Day at the parish Veterans Memorial.
There will be patriotic music, a rifle drill display and a keynote address.
Iberville will place on public view its Wall of Veterans and Wall of Active Military photo displays from 1:30 p.m. until dark on Nov. 11.
The two tributes consist of more than 1,500 photos of veterans and active military personnel with ties to the parish. The display will remain open until the end of the month.
The town of Brusly will hold a reception honoring veterans, a short program and refreshments starting at noon Nov. 11 at Brusly Town Hall.
Another event is the Veterans Day celebration put on by the American Legion’s McKinley Bourg Post No. 160 starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at 849 6th St. in Port Allen with a dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
The female Odd Couple
The We Are the Difference community volunteer organization is hosting performances of “The Odd Couple: The Female Version” at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center in Plaquemine.
Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Addie’s Gift Boutique or online at http://www.wearethedifference.org.
Wine and culture in WBR
The West Baton Rouge Museum invites the public to an evening of wine and watercolors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the museum.
Visitors can sip wine while painting scenes placed throughout the museum. The Wine and Watercolors Victorian Style event is designed for novice and experienced artists.
The museum is also hosting Civil War Women Perspectives, a 45-minute live performance where guests will meet five different women representing Louisiana’s Civil War home front at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the museum.
A Victorian jewelry craft workshop will follow.
All events are free. Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, to register.
More on the Westside
• Have a copy of the book “Angel Over Water” signed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Iberville Parish Library. Call (225) 659-2405 for more information.
• Enjoy wings, fries and hot dogs for takeout starting at 5 p.m. or dine in and stay for bingo with cash prizes at 7 p.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Center in Maringouin.
• Thursday is the last day to view the Angola Art V exhibit, free , at the West Baton Rouge Library. Call (225) 342-7929 for more information.