Cat Haven Gala

Tickets are now on sale for the 12th annual Cat Haven Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Lake House on Old Hammond Highway. The event will feature a buffet, live music and silent auction. Tickets are $100 each. All proceeds help support the organization’s Adoption Center.


A week of Women!

Women! A Weeklong Celebration is Sept. 16-25. This year’s theme is “10 Years of Creating, Connecting and Celebrating.” For a complete listing of activities, speakers and special events, go to the website.


W. Feliciana events

West Feliciana Parish is buzzing with activity this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Lost Arts Saturday at Rosedown Plantation will feature 19th century hunting demonstrations. At Audubon State Historic Site, visitors can celebrate the West Florida Bicentennial with musket firing demonstrations, open hearth cooking and costumed talks. At Port Hudson State Historic Site in Zachary, don’t miss the Alabama/Arkansas Redoubt Tour. For details, call (225) 635-6769.

Draw graphic novel

Graphic novel enthusiasts are invited to a special program at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Jones Creek Regional branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Participants will have two hours to create their own four-panel comic strips. Entries will be judged afterward. Pre-registration is required. Call (225) 756-1150.

Art competition

Friday, Sept. 16, is the last day to submit entries for the Louisiana Arts and Artists’ Guild 42nd Annual River Road Show. This national juried competition carries cash prizes of $3,000. Call (225) 485-8884.


Beatles tribute

Beatles fans, take note. Tickets are on sale for RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles, which will be performed at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets start at $30. Call (800) 745-3000 to order.

Nutcracker auditions

Auditions for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, A Tale From the Bayou will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. More than 300 children will be selected to fill the roles of lambs, mice, cooks, cherubs, party children and more. Auditions will be held at The Dancers Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court.


Dukakis show

Olympia Dukakis reprises her one-woman show Rose Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19-20, at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Dukakis gives a critically-acclaimed performance as a Jewish woman who survived the Nazi massacre of the Warsaw Ghetto. Tickets are available by calling (225) 344-0334.

Harvest tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Oct. 1 Hungarian Harvest Dance Celebration in Springfield. The event takes place 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, La. 43. Music, food and entertainment are planned. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; children 8-12, $5; and those 7 and under, free. Call (225) 209-2253 or (225) 567-3224.

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