Today is the first day of school in East Baton Rouge Parish. Several nearby parishes have been in class for almost a week now. That means summer's officially over, even though the long Labor Day weekend — which used to herald summer's end — is still three weeks away.
Getting into the back-to-school routine brings with it a busy social calendar here in the Capital City. On Friday, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors the "Capital City's Finest" at the Baton Rouge Beer Festival. Saturday night is packed with three fundraisers benefiting the Kelli Richmond Foundation, Baton Rouge Green and the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation. You can get details at Pam's Party Calendar online at theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/pam_bordelon/