Mardi Gras balls have dominated the social scene of late but a few non-Carnival events have made it onto the calendar.

And, speaking of calendars, don’t forget to check out our online Pam’s Party Calendar when planning your event to prevent conflicts. We want your event to be the star of the night! So, as soon as you have a date picked, let us know and we’ll add you to the ever-growing list.

Campus Club

Ruth Patrick rolled out the welcome mat for her fellow Campus Club members for the group’s winter social Feb. 6. Greeting guests with the hostess were President Mary Groves and party Co-chairwomen Chris Enright and Judy Koonce.

As always, the food was delish; this is a good group of cooks! I enjoyed visiting with Jan Daly, Rhetta Sellers, Mary Dommert, Marjorie Whitehead, Marilyn Braymer and Chris.

Assisting Chris and Judy with the Valentine’s-themed event were committee members Joy Bagur, J oAnn Doolos, Susan Hodges, Judy Jetty, Mara Malone, Nancy Murrill, Mary Russo, Nedra Seay, Kathy Stuckey, Barbara Swain, Sue Ellen Williams , Braymer, Dommert and Whitehead.

‘Share the Love’

The Capital Area United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council hosted a “Share the Love” open house the evening of Feb. 3 to showcase CAUW’s Home for Good house that’s being raffled Feb. 20. Tickets are only $100 for a chance to call this lovely four-bedroom, three-bath house yours. Valued at more than $400,000, the house was built by Willie Martin and the Capital Region Builders Foundation and is located at 15209 Green Trails Blvd.

I got a tour of the house, and I wouldn’t mind calling it home one bit. It’s open for tours today from 1-5 p.m. So, if you want to get your name in the hat, you have five days left to get your ticket online at or call (225) 383-2643 or (225) 769-7696.

Butterfly Opera Ball

Sopranos Rachel Cobb and Cadie Jordan and tenor Chauncey Parker entertained guests at the Opéra Louisiane’s Butterfly Opera Ball Feb. 2 at the City Club. The evening benefited the group’s upcoming production of “Madame Butterfly” set for March 8.

I enjoyed visiting with accompanist Michael Borowitz, Sue and Bob Rainer, Alice and Larry Kronenberger, Judy and Jim George, William Roy, Deborah Todd and BeBe Facundus. They were all excited about this new event and were looking forward to an evening of dinner and dancing.

100 Black Men

My busy schedule prevented me from attending the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge’s gala Jan. 30 at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel but co-worker Terry Robinson and wife Samantha stepped in for me. This is always a fabulous celebration of the 100’s accomplishments of the past year and once again they had lots to celebrate. Among the group’s mentoring programs are Project Excel, the ACT Prep Academy, Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy and Health & Wellness. On hand to offer their congratulatons were Mayor Kip Holden and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.

One of the highlights of the evening, hosted by L’Auberge and sponsored by Cox Communications, was the presentation of awards by President Michael Victorian. Honored for going above and beyond for the 100 and its causes were Adell Brown, Eugene Collins, Fred Sibley and John F. Smith. Congratulations, guys!

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