Other Events

Families Helping Families
Henry Turner, Jr.is known to bring a unique style of classic Louisiana culture to his music, and he uses that passion to give back to the Baton Rouge community. On July 23, 2016 at Poor Boy Lloyd’s Seafood Restaurant at 201 Florida Boulevard, Henry Turner, Jr. and Favor will be holding a benefit performance for Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, this is a perfect opportunity to take the family out to dinner and enjoy the beautiful sites of downtown, eat some Louisiana delicacies, listen to some “feel good” music and give back to a good cause.
Families Helping Families of Greater Baton rouge is a non-profit organization that is family driven to help individuals with disabilities and their families. Serving all ages and all disabilities, they strive to support families as much as possible through information, resources and referrals. All services are free of charge to families to help travel through the maze of resources and services that families my have otherwise not known about. This organization is unique because there is no other organization that does what they do. Most staff who work there are either a parent, caregiver or a family member of someone with a disability, so their own personal experiences further their mission to supporting and helping families.
For more information about Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge and the services they offer, visit www.fhfgbr.org or call 225-216-7474.

Heritage Lecture to Feature Genealogy
Researcher and Author Yvonne Lewis Day
on July 14 at Old Governor’s Mansion
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) will host its July Heritage Lecture featuring Yvonne Lewis Day, noted genealogy historical researcher and author. In the lecture, titled “Genealogy Undressed: A Bare-Bones Account of Ancestral Adventure, Facts and Finds,” Day will delve into the world of genealogy and historical record keeping. She will also provide a blend of anecdotal and factual material designed to entertain and inform guests interested in genealogical research. The event will be held in the East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Boulevard with refreshments at 6:00 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Day is a member of numerous historical societies, including serving as President of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society. She served eight years as the Vice President and Program Chair of the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. Additionally, she is a member of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Day has penned several volumes and articles on historical and genealogical research.
Day has made more than 200 presentations and is nationally recognized as an expert in business communication. She is also the editor of the quarterly International Journal of Business and Information and works with scholars around the world to publish scientific and academic articles.
A reception hosted by Calandro’s Fine Wines and Select Cellars begins at 6 p.m. The event is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. To RSVP, visit FHL.org or call 225-387-2464.


10/31 Consortium to Host
6th Annual Black & Orange Bash
The 10/31 Consortium, the folks who present the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade, will host the 6th Annual Black and Orange Bash, Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 7:30 to 10pm at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood.
The Black and Orange Bash is 10/31 Consortium’s signature kickoff to Halloween event and is the first chance to get all of the 2016 Ghostly Gala and Halloween Parade details.

In addition to food, music, live entertainment and a cash bar, guests will enjoy:

• Announcement of 2016 Halloween Parade theme
• Announcement of Parade Grand Marshal
• Coronation of Parade Royalty
• Details on the 2016 Ghostly Gala
• Nomination of 2016 10/31 Consortium Board Members
• Silent Auction
• 10/31 Special Awards – nominees are:
– Christy Reeves
– De’Cha LaVeau
– Eric Bertolet
– Jay’Lyn Chancellor
– Kathleen Mocklin
– Lacey Carpenter
– Lori Bertman
– Dr. Meredith Warner
– Woody Jenkins
– Alyssa Carson
– Beayu Vorhoff
– Chris Singleton
– Kamden Spies
– Maxine Crump
– Connie McLeod
– Evelyn Ware-Jackson
– Grace Emden
– Jonathan Palmisano
– Kris Cangelosi
– Leonard Augustus

Dress for the evening is casual, cocktail or costume – but it must be BLACK AND ORANGE! Best dressed male and female awards will be handed out in addition to door prizes. Please bring a non-perishable food item or child costume donation to be entered in the door prize drawings.
Attendees who bring non-perishable food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will be entered into the drawing for door prizes. Attendees are also encouraged to donate a new or gently used children’s Halloween costume for the 10/31 Consortium Costume Drive to benefit the youth served by the Big Buddy Program.
10/31 Consortium is a Baton Rouge, LA based non-profit organization established in July 2010. The organization is a club for Halloween enthusiasts which hosts several Halloween-themed events throughout the year. These events all lead up to the organization’s largest events, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade and its corresponding ball, the Ghostly Gala. The organization remains dedicated to children and the preservation of this autumn tradition by raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, collecting food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, collecting costumes for children in the Big Buddy Program and by working with area neighborhoods to promote safe Trick or Treat practices.

Ireland Comes to Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge
Irish Club Presents
The 8th Annual Irish Film Festival

The 8th Annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival will be held on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge; at Celtic Studios on Sunday, July 31 and at Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill on Monday night, August 1. This film festival continues to address the mission of the Irish Club to promote, encourage and support Irish culture, especially in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
The extremely popular event, Wee Irish Short Night, will be held on Friday night, July 29, with a showing of eight short films. Irish Music by the Celtic Band, “Wild Irish Roots”, featuring Kate Laborde, Brian Breen, Pete Dawson and Frank Bladen, will be on hand playing traditional tunes and songs of Ireland and Scotland as well as original creations. Laborde (6 & 12 string guitars, Bodhran, vocals) singing both traditional and non, forms the thread found throughout the band’s ability to please with riveting vocals. Brian Breen (guitar, mandolin and vocals) brings a multitude of lively tunes and songs he learned from his father who came from Northern Ireland as well as offering wonderful lead and accompaniments.
Pete Dawson (flute, penny whistle and vocals) has been playing since the age of six and has garnished high acclaim from a multitude of his peers including members of the Chieftains! His highly infectious style of playing will keep you “dancing.” Frank Bladen (Bodhran, vocals and various other percussion instruments)is a driving force behind the group’s unique rhythm and percussion.
Refreshments with a cash bar will be available during intermission. Audience members will be asked to vote on their favorite shorts at the conclusion of the night and an award will be announced for the Director of the Best Short Film. Admission for Wee Irish Film Night is $8.50. Immediately after Wee Irish Short Night, a separately ticketed ($8.50) full-length Late-Night Feature will begin at 10:30 pm.
On Festival Day, Saturday, July 30, audiences will enjoy a free Irish Classic film at 10:00 am. The remainder of the day will offer four full-length films, a full-length documentary and a featured musical performance by the incomparable Beth Patterson. During the intermissions on Saturday, refreshments with a cash bar will be offered and the Irish band “Wild Irish Roots” and Irish Dancers will perform in the Hartley-Vey space in the Manship Theatre. Admission for each full-length film is $8.50 while there is no charge for the documentary or the musical performance by Beth Patterson.
Beth Patterson is an Irish Folk and Celtic musician. She combines traditional Irish, Celtic and folk ballads with Cajun, world-beat and progressive rock influences and her own creative song-writing. She began her professional career in her teens as a classical oboist and Cajun bass player.
Beth spent a year studying traditional Irish music and ethnomusicology at University College Cork in Ireland. She later finished her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans.
Today her preferred instrument is the Irish bouzouki, a tear-shaped eight-string instrument of Greek origin that became popular in Irish music in the 1960s. She plays a 1-string version as well.
Hotel Indigo, at 200 Convention Street in downtown Baton Rouge, will host an After Party immediately following the showing of the last film on Saturday. Beth Patterson and the band “Wild Irish Roots” will entertain the crowd. The After Party is free and open to the public with a cash bar.
On Sunday, July 31, Military Day will present a feature film at Celtic Studios, 10000 Celtic Drive in Baton Rouge. The event is free and open to the public with light refreshments served. Another feature film will be shown at Phil Brady’s Pub Night, 4848 Government Street on Monday, August 1 and is free and open to the public with $1 burgers, drink specials and a cash bar.
The Irish Film Festival helps to bring the rich Irish Culture to the public where audiences will enjoy a wide variety of films with music and dance. To purchase individual tickets or a weekend pass, contact the Manship Theatre at 225-344-0334 or visit their web site at manshiptheatre.org or for more information visit BRIrishClub.com or BatonRougeIrishFilmFestival.com . Tickets go on sale on July 1 at the Manship Theatre.

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