Fairs, fests time

FUN will publish its fall guide to fairs and festivals in the area Sept. 2. If your town, church, school or group is planning a fair or festival in the next few months, email us all the details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. All submissions are due Aug. 26.

Opera chorus

If you love opera, the new Opera Louisiane Community Chorus needs you. Auditions will be held Aug. 13 at the LSU Recital Hall. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 377-2029.

Dancin’ event

Don’t miss Dancin’ in the Streets at Perkins Rowe 7-10 p.m. Aug. 20. Hosted by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, the event features live music from Phat Hat and a raffle to win the “Ultimate Tiger Band Game Day Experience.” Perkins Rowe merchants and other local restaurants will provide appetizers and drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $35 at the door. Call (225) 766-8379.

Musical luncheon

Saxophonist Brian Babin will perform at a brisket luncheon at noon Aug. 17 at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Hall. Adults age 50 and older are invited. Make your reservation by Wednesday, Aug. 10. Call (225) 924-4271.

Jewelry classes

The Baton Rouge Bead Company brings jewelry artist Lauren Tobey from New Mexico to her hometown of Baton Rouge to conduct several metals classes Aug. 18-21.

ON THE INTERNET: http://www.br-beads.com

Zoo Zoom event

Join the Club South Runners at the Baton Rouge Zoo on Aug. 27 for the annual Zoo Zoom 5K and half-mile kids’ fun run.

ON THE INTERNET: http://www.active.com

Just for women

It has been 10 years of creating and connecting for Women! A Week-Long Celebration. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16-25 and will feature many workshops, seminars and special activities, all sponsored by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

ON THE INTERNET: http://www.wcgbr.com

Leisure classes

Registration has begun for LSU’s leisure classes, which include calligraphy, home improvement, photography, music, language, writing, fitness and much more.

ON THE INTERNET: http://www.lsu.edu/leisureclasses

Savannah trip

A trip to Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C., is being planned for Nov. 6-12. The trip, designed for seniors, is $539 per person. Call Kirk Brown at (225) 751-7733 for details.

Audition notice

Auditions for New Venture Theatre’s The Abduction of Mother Goose will be 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Independence Park Theatre. For details, email Info@newventuretheatre.org.

If you have an item for Check It Out, email to Lisa Tramontana at Ltramontana@theadvocate.com. Deadline is at noon every Monday.