What’s Happening in the Capital Area

What’s Happening in the Capital Area

BATON ROUGE — Events coming up in and around the Capital area:

Tuesday, August 21 • “Ask the Doctor” • 12 noon

Dr. Stephen Jones, Lane Family Practice and Sports Medicine, will discuss ways to prevent and treat the most common weekend warrior injuries during an “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn session in the staff development classroom at Lane Regional Medical Center.  The session is free and includes a light lunch.  Advance reservations are required by calling 654-5263.

Thursday, August 23 • Faithful Citizenship Program • 7 p.m.

Deacon Jodi Moscona will be at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and will speak about Faithful Citizenship.  Mark your calendar for this event!

August 24 and 25 • ‘Lifelong Love Affair’ Seminar

Give your spouse the gift that will transform your relationship: a fulfilling, purpose-filled, dream-come-true marriage.  Join Jimmy and Karen Evans for this marriage seminar, live via online broadcast.  The seminar is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 25.  For information, call 261-8795 or visit www.cornerstonecentral.com.

Saturday, August 25 • Ask a Lawyer • 9:30 a.m.

Take advantage of free and individual counseling sessions offered by the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar  Association.  Area attorneys will be available for confidential, one-on-one 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Jones Creek Branch. For information, call 756-1150.

Saturday, August 25 • SAT Practice Test • 9:30 a.m.

A free SAT practice test will be given at the Main Library.  The test is open to all teens in grades 9-12.  For the test, they will need to bring their own pencils, calculator, and snack.  Scores and test tips will be given at a “Score Back” session on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Online registration is required for the test with Princeton Review (1-800-273-8439) at www.princetonreview.com.  For information, call 231-3770.

Saturday, August 25 • 6th Annual Cub Scout Kick-Off • 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Cub Scout Pack 125 invites all 1st through 5th grade boys of St. Alphonsus Parish and School to join in the 6th Annual Kick-Off in the St. Alphonsus Family Center.  If you are interested in Cub Scouting, join in a day of fun and meet the members of Pack 125.  For information, contact Genet Scarbrough, Cubmaster at cubmasterpack125@hotmail.com.

Sunday, August 29 • Wet & Wild Night • 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Join Galilee Baptist Church, 11050 Greenwell Springs – Port Hudson Road, for Wet and Wild Night at AWANA Club.  All children ages three years through 6th grade are invited.  Come ready to get wet, bring a towel and extra clothes, modest attire required.  For information, contact Lynette Roberts at 654-5633, ext. 2.

Tuesday, August 28 • Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Monthly Membership Meeting • 11:30 a.m.

The new Chamber will hold its monthly meeting with reception at 11:30 and program at 12 noon.  Must be a business owner to attend.  For meeting location and membership information, go to www.ChamberEBR.com or call Bob Breaux at 225-279-6008 or email him at bob.breaux@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 28 • Free Prenatal Class • 6:30 p.m.

Lane Regional Medical Center will offer a free prenatal class in the staff development classroom.  “The Pregnancy Workshop” is an overview of what to expect for the soon-to-be mom.  We recommend you attend this class during your first or second trimester.  Partners are encouraged to attend.  Child care is not provided.  Registration is required.  For information or to register, call 654-5263.

Wednesday, August 29 • Seminar on Federal Government Opportunities • 11:30 a.m.

Are you interested in a career with the federal government here in Louisiana?  Come and attend a seminar at the Bluebonnet Regional Library and learn all about local employment opportunities, careers, application procedures, and benefits in federal civil service.  For information or to register, call 381-8434.

Monday, September 3 Ronald Reagan Labor Day Awards Brunch Honoring Sen. David Vitter as Man of the Year • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish will honor Sen. David Vitter as Man of the Year at a Labor Day Brunch at the City Club.  Gold Table sponsorships are $5,000 for a table of eight.  Individual tickets are $500 a couple.  Proceeds will be used to help elect conservative Republican candidates in East Baton Rouge Parish in this fall’s elections.  For table sponsorships or tickets, call Woody Jenkins at 225-921-1433.

Friday, September 7 • Grand Opening Parish Republican Headquarters • 4 to 6 p.m.

Help kick off the fall campaigns for President, State Supreme Court, Mayor-President, Metro Council, and other important races at the new parish Republican Headquarters at 7047 Jefferson Hwy., Suite B.  Volunteer to help staff the HQ, make phone calls, walk, and put up signs — all the jobs so vital to victory.  To volunteer, email woodyjenkins@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 29 • City of Central Bed Race • 9 a.m.

The Central Bed Race, sponsored by the Rotary, will be held at the former Starkey Academy on Joor Road.  Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 10.  The race start is 10 a.m.  Awards for Fastest Team, Best Decorated Bed, and Favorite Sleepwear.  For information, contact Kim McDonald at 261-5111 or Jennifer Hinton at 925-8900, ext. 722.

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