Bridal show

WHAT: Champagne & Couture in the Capital Bridal Fair

WHEN: 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8

WHERE: Louisiana's Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge

TICKETS/INFO: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $35. Purchase tickets via PayPal at

DETAILS: Event includes wedding vendors, music, food, prizes and a fashion show. 

Engineering Day

WHAT: The Louisiana Art & Science Museum's fifth annual Engineering Day, designed to inspire children and young adults to become the next generation of scientists, engineers and artists

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10

WHERE: LASM, 100 S. River Road

ADMISSION: Free for LASM members, $9 for adults, $7.50 for children and seniors, $8 for college students with ID. Visit or call (225) 344-5272, ext. 125

DETAILS: The family-friendly festival will offer demonstrations and interactive stations on 3-D printing, robotics, bridge building, medical physics, nanoscience, chemistry and more with the help of LASM partner organizations, including the LSU College of Engineering.

Mistletoe Market

WHAT: Mistletoe in March, brought to you by the folks who do the Christmas market

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11

WHERE: Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St.


DETAILS: A portion of proceeds will go towards children's organizations in the area. Strollers are allowed. There will be daily giveaways, including gift cards and donated prizes donated from participating merchants, leading up to the event. Visit the website or Facebook page.

Sips & Suds

WHAT: McMains Children’s Developmental Center’s signature fundraiser, Sips & Suds at the Stables

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22

WHERE: Live Oak at Cedar Lodge Events Center, 6300 Jefferson Highway.

TICKETS/INFO: $75, $140 for couples at or email Aimée Frierson at

DETAILS: The evening features food, wine, beer, Champagne, live music, live and silent auctions, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull, a wine pull, a whiskey toss and an exclusive look at the services and programs offered by McMains, a nonprofit pediatric therapy center. All proceeds benefit local children and families through McMains.

Angel Award nominees

WHAT: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2018 Angel Awards

WHEN: Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 13

INFORMATION:  for rules, guidelines and a nomination form or call 1 (888) 219-2583 or by email

DETAILS: Now in its 24th year, The Angel Award program recognizes Louisiana volunteers who perform extraordinary work for children in need. The foundation will make a $20,000 grant to the Louisiana-based charity represented by each honoree. Nominators are encouraged to send supplemental information, including testimonial letters, brochures, news articles, photos and videos. These materials will not be returned.