• WHAT: The Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation’s Candlelight Vigil
  • WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19
  • WHERE: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: The vigil will honor those who lived with sickle cell disease. Family members are invited and welcome to bring photos of their loved ones. BRSCAF recently formed a Legacy group, which works to provide food vouchers for the caregivers staying with hospitalized clients and food vouchers and gas vouchers for transportation to medical appointments.


  • WHAT: The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance, Angel Tree Program, is taking applications.
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21-22
  • WHERE: The New Covenant Baptist Church, 215 Florida Ave. SE, Denham Springs
  • DETAILS: Children must be 12 years of age or younger. Applicants not receiving Food Stamps must provide picture identification, birth certificates on all qualifying children, Social Security Cards for everyone living in the household, proof of all household income, proof of all expenses, and proof of their current address. Applicants receiving Food Stamps must bring a detailed Food Stamp print out listing household information, social security cards for individuals listed on the print out and current picture identification. All applicants must be present to apply.


  • WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
  • WHERE: Family Roads of Greater Baton Rouge, 323 East Airport Road, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Speaker is Faye Ferdinand on anger management.


  • WHAT: Toastmasters International speech contest
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
  • WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge


  • WHAT: Volunteers In Public Schools’ Sampler showcase to recruit volunteers to serve in its programs EveryBody Reads, EveryOne Counts, Voyage and Partners In Education.
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 28
  • WHERE: Bernard Terrace Elementary, 241 Edison St., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: The event encourages the public to get involved by witnessing volunteers working with youngsters. A new feature added to this year is chef Chris Wadsworth, of Triumph Kitchen, who will give live cooking demonstrations and educational talks about his experiences. Triumph Kitchen is a culinary school located in De La Ronde Hall that helps challenged teens acquire kitchen and job skills.


  • WHAT: The Baton Rouge Irish Club and the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association hosts an event in honor of musician Bobby Lonero.
  • WHEN: 7-10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5
  • WHERE: Phil Brady’s, 4848 Government St., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $15 for members of either club and $20 for non-members, available at Phil Brady’s and at The Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway
  • DETAILS: Brian Breen will play Irish music and Eddie Russo will play Italian music. Food by Roux Louisiana Caterers.