Fundraiser for cure

Friendly Honda Yamaha, 10939 Airline Highway, is hosting a fundraiser for the Baton Rouge affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. Komen for the Cure is the most widely-known breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support organization in the U.S. A pink camo custom 500CC ATV will be raffled Saturday afternoon. On Saturday, there will be $5 plate lunches, silent auctions, door prizes and games. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For details, call (225) 292-6242.


Orchestra auditions

Young musicians in grades 9 through college are eligible to audition for the Louisiana Youth Orchestra. Auditions will be conducted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra offices, 7330 Highland Road. The orchestra has three concerts planned for the 2011-12 season. To schedule an audition time, call (225) 383-0500, ext.117.


St. Francisville’s 'Night’

On the heels of the popular New Orleans event, the St. Francisville Merchants Association is hosting its own White Linen Night on Saturday, Aug. 27. Shops and eateries along Commerce, Ferdinand and Royal streets will be open, and music and local artisans will be featured. The event begins at 5 p.m. Trolleys to all the featured locations will be available.


Volunteers needed

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Louisiana is looking for volunteers for the Oct. 1-2 Bike MS Louisiana. More than 1,100 cyclists are expected for the ride, which begins in Hammond on Saturday travels to McComb, Miss., and returns to Hammond on Sunday. For more information or to volunteer, call (800) 344-4867.


Tigerama concert

The annual Tigerama event will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU fans will be treated to performances by the LSU Tiger Band, Golden Girls and Colorguard, LSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. The night also includes a VIP reception and a silent auction. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000.

Newcomers Club

The new non-profit Baton Rouge Newcomers Club is open to all area women and provides opportunities for women to make friends through social and community activities. Club members enjoy a variety of activities each month. Check out the club’s website for more information.


Chris Brown in N.O.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, for the upcoming Chris Brown concert. Brown will perform at the New Orleans Arena on Oct. 15. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Auditions for Carol

Adult auditions (age 15 and older) for A Christmas Carol will be held at Baton Rouge Little Theater at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Children’s auditions will be held Sept. 17.


Star Party at LSU

Don’t miss the next Star Party at the Landolt Observatory at LSU from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. Visitors will get a view of the quarter moon, the Double-Double and Albireo. The observatory is located in Nicholson Hall. For details, call (225) 578-2261.

Arts open house

In an effort to connect with the community, the Performing Arts Academy at LSU will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive. Visitors will see live performances, and enjoy guided tours, workshops and an “instrument petting zoo.”

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.

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