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5G small cell towers are on the agenda for the Oct. 10 meeting of the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations.

Civic associations meeting

WHAT: Meeting of the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations on 5G Small Cell Tower ordinance

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10

WHERE: EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

INFO: or President Nancy Curry at (225) 315-1206.

DETAILS: Gary Patureau, organizer of the 5G Task Force, will explain what has transpired to date, the input the task force and its legal team have shared with the city, along with the timelines for local completion and next steps in the process.

Reptile experts visit

WHAT: Visit by National Geographic's Simon and Siouxsie, a snake-wrangling duo from the United Kingdom

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

WHERE: BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway

ADMISSION/INFO: Free, but preregister at For info, email or call (225) 757-8905.

DETAILS: Simon and Siouxsie will sign autographs, take pictures and visit with patrons. Bluebonnet Swamp will also provide animal presentations so visitors can get up close with local species.

Steak & Stake Dinner

WHAT: Dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17

WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.

INFO/TICKETS: (225) 383-3928 or email

DETAILS: The annual Steak & Stake dinner provides the opportunity for donors and community leaders to meet with club members. Proceeds go to fund youth after school and summer programs.

Sneaker Soiree

WHAT: Girls on the Run South Louisiana's Sneaker Soiree to celebrate 10 years

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17

WHERE: De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St.

TICKETS/INFO: Tickets are $75 and include complimentary beer and wine, appetizers and dessert. VIP tickets are $100 and also include two cocktail tickets, swag bag valued at $100 and a Girls on the Run hand-painted bandana to wear at the event.

DETAILS: The event will include food, drink, music, silent and live auctions and wine pull. There will also be a sneakers contest, so attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite sneakers with their cocktail attire. The event benefits the nonprofit Girls on the Run South Louisiana which provides a 10-week, research-based after school program to girls in third through eighth grade. Since the local council’s founding in 2009, trained volunteers have provided more the program to more than 10,000 girls. Proceeds of the event support scholarship funding to girls who cannot afford the program fee and to continue serving girls at schools and community centers throughout the 18-parish territory.

Fall arts show

WHAT: Fall Arts Jubilee & Draping the Pew Quilt Show

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd.


DETAILS: Remember Me Quilt Guild will hold its first church pew draping quilt show, displaying the work of its members and other quilters. The Jubilee includes handmade and homemade items, including quilts, pottery, purses, woodcrafts, art, tote bags, glassware, edibles, bath items, jewelry, Christmas decorations and more. Two quilts will be raffled.

Midcity reception

WHAT: Legacy by Lights, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance's cocktail reception recognizing honorees

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

TICKETS: $75 at

DETAILS: This year's honorees are John and Virginia Noland and the employee volunteers of ExxonMobil. The Nolands have championed community development for 30 years. ExxonMobil employees, retirees and family members annually volunteer more than 32,000 hours to the Baton Rouge area, earning more than $625,000 in Volunteer Involvement Program grants for local agencies and groups. This year, ExxonMobil employees contributed to the repairs of the homes of six low-income families in Mid City.

Steak Cook-Off & Soiree

WHAT: The Stabiler Foundation's second annual Sizzlin’ For Seals Steak Cook-Off & Soiree benefiting the Navy Seal Foundation

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2. The steak cook-off will be held during the day with the soiree at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Live Oak Arabians Farm, 6300 Jefferson Highway


DETAILS: The Navy Seal Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The day begins with the Sizzlin’ for Seals Steak Cook-off, sanctioned by the Steak Cookoff Association. Grilling entrants will compete in categories for steaks and frog legs. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third place with the $2,500 grand prize for steaks and $300 first place for frog legs. Entry fee is $200 per competitor, includes both categories. Register at The soiree begins at 6 p.m., and includes cocktails and a lavish dinner of filet mignon and stone crab prepared by chefs from the Stabiler Family of Restaurants. There will also be live and silent auctions and raffles, live entertainment throughout the evening by the V-Tones. Dress is casual. Tickets are $250. The Stabiler Foundation is a local nonprofit that partners with the community to support a range of causes.