• WHAT: Lavish Linens sale, a fundraiser for the Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
  • WHEN: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16
  • WHERE: Lane Regional Medical Center, West Wing Conference Room, 6300 Main St., Zachary
  • INFORMATION: (225) 658-4309
  • DETAILS: Sale includes sheet sets, comforters and bamboo pillows at discount prices. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds go to future projects of the auxiliary and educational scholarships.


  • WHAT: Ducks Unlimited Banquet
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Auction and dinner begin at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads
  • TICKETS/INFO: $50 for one; $75 per couple, includes membership in the organization. Call Kenneth St. Romain at (225) 638-8626 or Zac Brown at (225) 573-4030. Tickets also will be available at the door.


  • WHAT: Dream Day Foundation 15th annual Wild Game Cook-Off fundraiser
  • WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
  • WHERE: Recreation Center at Sandy’s Daiquiris, 2873 U.S. 190, Port Allen
  • COST: $10
  • INFORMATION: (225) 627-5221
  • DETAILS: Event includes an assortment of food and desserts, music by The Falcons and silent and live auctions.


  • WHAT: The “Good Job: Pursuing Your Passions and Following Your Dreams” workshop
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27
  • WHERE: EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: 9:30 a.m., workshop starts at 10 a.m.; (225) 678-1472
  • COST: $10 for the workshop; $30 for workshop and “That Good Job” book.
  • DETAILS: Award-winning journalist and author Michelle McCalope will share the lessons she’s learned during her 20-plus years in the media industry and strategies that helped her become a successful TV reporter, newspaper reporter, national magazine writer and editor, web producer, public relations executive and entrepreneur. Workshop includes creating a plan with practical steps to get closer to your goals. The workshop is centered around McCalope’s two books: “That Good Job: Strategies for Pursuing Your Passions and Following Your Dreams,” which includes a workbook, and “Good Job: A Guide to Pursuing Your Passions and Following Your Dreams.”


  • WHAT: “A Star-Spangled Salute,” the Baton Rouge Symphony League’s Mad Hatters luncheon and fashion show
  • WHEN: Monday, March 7.
  • WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $75 at or call (225) 400-0335
  • DETAILS: This benefit for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra includes entertainment, luncheon and a fashion show.


  • WHAT: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Angel Awards
  • WHEN: Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 8
  • INFORMATION: Nomination forms are available at, by calling toll-free 1 (888) 219-2583) or by emailing
  • DETAILS: Now in its 21st year, The Angel Award program recognizes Louisiana volunteers who perform extraordinary work for children in need. The foundation will also make a $20,000 grant to the Louisiana-based charity represented by each honoree. The awards have recognized more than 160 Angels in almost every imaginable walk of life since 1995. Nominators are encouraged to send supplemental information in support of the nomination, including testimonial letters, brochures, news articles, photos and videos. These materials will not be returned.