• WHAT: 8th annual Celebrity Waiter Event to benefit the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center
  • WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 15
  • WHERE: Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, 7424 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS/INFO: $50 in advance; $60 at the door. (225) 343-1984
  • DETAILS: LSU and Southern University coaches along with local celebrities will be competing for your tips. There will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets include soft drinks, beer, wine and food.


  • WHAT: Latino/Hispanic conference on “What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education”
  • WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 16
  • WHERE: BREC Independence Community Park, (next to the tennis court), 7505 Independence Blvd., Room 136, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: Call Laura S. Nata at (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736 or Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge at (225) 216.7474 or (866) 216-7474


  • WHAT: 10/31 Consortium’s membership meeting and Halloween season kickoff party
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26
  • WHERE: The Woman’s Club, 259 East Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • COST: $10 for consortium members; $31 for nonmembers
  • INFORMATION: Contact Info@1031Consortium.com
  • DETAILS: There will be music, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Wear your creative black and orange attire. The board will announce details on the Halloween parade and ball, the Ghostly Gala. The parade king and queen will also be announced, along with the recipients of the 2014 Special Awards for Community, Courage and Creativity. The consortium is a nonprofit for Halloween enthusiasts. Annual proceeds go to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The organization also collects food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and hosts an annual children’s costume drive for the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program.