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Geaux Rouge is proud to present "The Perkins Road Burger Fest" on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 2pm-6pm. This will be a charity event with proceeds benefiting Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and A.C. Lewis YMCA.
Attendees will get to sample a small burger from each participating competitor and beer from Mockler Beverage Company. Tickets to the event are $20.00 for regular pricing and $15.00 in online early bird pricing until January 6th.
There will be a battle amongst the competitors for The "Taste" Award, selected by a panel of judges, and a "People's Choice" Award, voted on by you, the attendees! The winners get the title of Best Perkins Road Burgers.
There is a current list of competitors but invites are open to any and all burger spots on or around Perkins road to compete.
The Overpass Merchant
Kalurah Street Grill
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie
Phil's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Table Kitchen & Bar Baton Rouge
Ivar's Sports Bar
Iverstine Farms Butcher
Franz Borghardt from Geaux Rouge
Alex Barbosa from Barbosa's Barbeque
Allison Offner Bookman from Cupcake Allie
Molly Taylor from Beneath the Bark Jewelry
Matthew Sigur from The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Dustin Sutton from Geaux Downtown BR
Geaux Rouge, Three Sixty Eight, Kristen Seneca, Mockler Beverage Company, Baton Rouge Printing, Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, Baton Rouge Burgers, Giraphic Prints
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Building on the momentum of the thousands of volunteers that came out to transform 10 blocks along Main St. in Mid City last January 2016, this year the community cleanup efforts will extend to a 4-Day Festival Of Service from Friday 1/13/17 to the Monday 1/16/17 to paint even more murals, cleanup 2x as many blighted properties, and help fix-up houses in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Contact the Walls Project for more information.
Join O’Neil’s Barber & Beauty Salon for Line 4 Line on the First Monday of every month. Free haircuts to boys ages 2 to 13 in exchange for reading a book. Books are also available to bring home.
It's the hoilday season - come celebrate with bike people at WHYR Community Radio.
Bike Baton Rouge will provide food and beverages, and also have goldsprints gear set up for some stationary bike racing. WHYR will provide music courtesy of the vinyl collection in their record store and Bike BR will have membership registration as well as some end of year deals on Bike BR merchandise!
Thanks WHYR for hosting and being a supporter of all our Bike Baton Rouge activites!
Experience the holidays as Santa makes his annual stops at the following location. Bring your cameras to take memorable family photos as you tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Enjoy holiday games, crafts, marshmallow roasting and other fun activities for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase.
The Baton Rouge Association of Minority Firefighters (BRAMF) is a non-profit community based organization that strives to promote firefighters in a positive light within the community. As a part of their service to the community, they are sponsoring the Stuff the Truck Christmas Celebration on December 17, 2016.
This Stuff the Truck event will collect toys for underprivileged children during the holiday season. These toys will be given to the Department of Children and Family Services.
There are several ways to contribute, online and several drop off locations.
To contribute now, go to www.eventbrite.com, keyword "Stuff The Truck"
New (unwrapped) toys maybe dropped off at the following Fire Stations from December 7-16, 2016:
Station No. 7 located at 5758 Claycut Street
Station No. 9 located at 4025 Perkins Road
Station No. 12 located at 555 Government Street
Station No. 14 located at 4121 Harding Boulevard
Station No. 19 located at 1101 Coursey Boulevard
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, you may drop off toys from 8am-1pm at the EpiCenter located at 6220 Florida Boulevard.
Calandro's 5th Annual Rare Whiskey Event & Raffle is happening on Thursday, December 15th @ Calandro's Perkins. Get ready for Whiskey Samples, Wine Tastings, our legendary Pappy Van Vinkle & Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Raffle & much more! AND - because it was so successful last year, they are again going to use raffle entries as a way to donate to a wonderful cause in St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital*. So make sure and mark your calendars and get over that night for your shot to buy some truly rare, truly sought after, truly amazing bourbons and other whiskeys, just in time for Christmas!
(* Entries into the raffle will cost $10, but you can give over and above this amount to your heart's content. They'll take care of cutting a check to St. Jude's for 100% of what we collect in raffle entries and donations!)
Join The 821 Project for Tea and Truth as the group explores building multicultural coalitions and collaborations in south Louisiana communities. Through this dialogue, we seek to expand understandings of sociocultural issues locally, nationally and globally.
Tea and Truth will be hosted at the Main Library in Room 2B on December 14th, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Come together as a community to make sense of the events of the last few months through writing in this 3-hour workshop. Don't listen to that voice that says, "but I'm not a writer." If you're willing to sit in a chair; pick up a pen; and put it to paper, you are. We all have our own voices and we need to use them now more than ever.
Facilitated by Robin Palmer Blanche, 12-time published author and screenwriter.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana for police brutality victim Alton Sterling
Sterling, 37 was brutally murdered June 5 after he was shot by police at a store, where he regularly sold CDs.
This will be a heartfelt service on World Human Rights Day honoring Sterling’s life featuring powerful speeches, songs and poems, addressing the issue of black lives being loss at the hands of law enforcement across the nation.
PREACH cordially invites women in the community to take an afternoon to be pampered and empowered before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Everything is free and for you. This is not to support your children or your spouse but you. Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet, tons of door prizes, amazing surprises and of course wonderful speakers.
Join Baton Rouge Green with your friends, family, and community for our 3rd annual City Citrus Pick Event on December 10th, 2016!
Each year, we pair volunteer pickers with residential citrus trees that would go unpicked if not for this event. Last year, 39 volunteers harvested and donated over 5,300 lbs of citrus in only a half day. Come out and help us best this number in 2016! This is a great event for all ages!
Fruit Pickers will meet with the Baton Rouge Green Team at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for breakfast and coffee at 8:30a.m., where we will learn about Baton Rouge’s premier food pantry and its recovery in the wake of the recent flooding.
After breakfast, all participants will be broken into groups according to ability to transport larger quantities of fruit to the nearest drop-off point. These drop-off points help free up the pickers while making this event flow more smoothly. They are made possible by the generosity of Baton Rouge’s very own, Bofinger's Tree Service LLC, sponsor of Pick Event 2016.
Go to the website, batonrougegreen.com to sign up as a volunteer or register your fruit tree!
As always, #ShareTheFruit
Volunteer to participate and help plan a winter wonderland party for women and children, complete with games, crafts and treats. But along with giving, you will receive the greatest gift: the smiles of those you meet during this heart-warming evening. Register today and we will coordinate this special evening via email! (Women only.)
The Ogden Park Civic Association and Radio Bar invite you to Share The Bounty: A Flood Of Giving!
Come out for a silent auction benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank! The silent auction will close at 7pm. You must be present to win.
It is once again time for friends and family to gather over holiday food and drink. During this festive season, we ask you to join Ogden Park Civic Association in our second annual Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank fundraiser and silent auction. This year’s flood has created an even greater need for assistance in Baton Rouge.
During the floods, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank felt the full force of this disaster. Their warehouse and offices took on four feet of water, resulting in the loss of delivery vehicles, refrigeration units and 1 million pounds of food.
This year we will collect cash donations and have a silent auction to raise funds to assist in the rebuild of this great Baton Rouge institution. Please join us at the Radio Bar on December 4th for some free food, courtesy of Radio Bar, and help us provide meals to the 76,000 (17.2%) East Baton Rouge residents who are food insecure.
Stay tuned for information about the goodies that will be up for auction!
Join WHYR Community Radio for their montly Record Shop Sale. All Albums are $1 with proceeds going back to WHYR Community Radio.
This month On Saturday December 3rd, as part of WHYR’s first ever fund drive, stop by the Listening Room to pledge your end of year support in person.
Everyone who pledges in person will get their choice of a free record from a special bin of vinyl as an extra thank you. Plus we’ll have refreshments and station tours! Join the fun!
The GDCA is hosting its annual Garage Sale Saturday, December 3, from 8am to 12pm. Participating houses will be selling their treasures in their yards around the neighborhood. To get your house on the Garage Sale map, visit https://gdcabr.org/event/garage-groove/
Once you’re done browsing the sales, head on over to the 2100 block of Cherokee Street for food and live music under our gorgeous oak trees. Food trucks will serve from 11am to 2pm and Where Y’acht will be setting sail from 12pm to 2pm playing the smoothest tunes from the 70s and 80s.
Looking for the perfect way to nourish your holiday spirit? Join The Red Shoes for a festive luncheon with friends from The Red Shoes community. The catered lunch will be buffet style and you can be assured of conversations and connections that will be gifts you truly enjoy. Take time for a gathering that will warm your heart and brighten your holiday season.
Experience Baton Rouge's Mid City Art and Design Cultural District for an evening of local art, food, wine and live music at this year's White Light Night! Meet local artists and craftsmen as you visit local businesses and restaurants along the Government Street Corridor (Jefferson Highway shopping centers to I-110). This year, Mid City Merchants will host the premier art festival on Friday, November 18th, from 6-10 p.m.
**This is a FREE event!
*FREE Shuttle Service is provided in between businesses on the route
Building Community One Porch at a Time
Join Mid City Studio this month on the front porch with Together Baton Rouge at 2019 Government Street! As always, the coffee is free courtesy of Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters!
Coffee on the Porch engages the role of the porch as a forum for building community. In the casual atmosphere of the porch, there is no agenda and there are no requirements besides being yourself. Porches are places where we meet our neighbors, share stories, and pass traditions. Coffee on the Porch is a free, monthly community gathering held on the last Friday of the month on front porches throughout Mid City Baton Rouge.
Robert Travis Scott, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, will moderate the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s upcoming EBR Mayor-President Candidate Forum on Oct. 18. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the forum will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Baton Rouge Magnet High School Auditorium, 2825 Government St. BRAC board members will pose questions that are modeled closely to the six issue areas that BRAC identified in its election platform. The event is free and open to the public. Get more information.
Join your neighbors at Spain Street Park for the 1 year anniversary of Coffee on the Porch. For the last year we have been sharing stories, enjoying free coffee, and talking about all things Mid City. Coffee mornings are hosted by the Mid City Studio the last Friday of every month from 8 to 10 AM. Feel free to bring breakfast and be sure to bring a coffee mug!
Cool off and join us at the WHYR station on Main Street for another progressive social! Step behind the scenes at WHYR and get involved. Meet and mingle with old and new friends and help strengthen the network of progressives in Baton Rouge.
Bee Nice Concert at Bee Nice Park, located at Capital Heights and Ingelside Dr. featuring “Unselfish Lovers of the Blues”
BYOB, No Dogs, No Smoking
Feel Free to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner
Bands are paid by "pass the hat"
LSU Cycling. "We will be doing a few crits for everyone to get practice turning, riding in groups, trying tactics, and sprinting where applicable. It will be in the parking lot on Nicholson Ext. across from Patrick F. Taylor Hall. We will not be doing "A" and "B" races, but we will be doing shorter events so the field won't be too spread out."
LSU, Nicholson Ext.parking lot Patrick Taylor Hall
Bike BR will be holding our first General Meeting of the year to introduce our new board members and to share some details of what we have planned for the rest of 2016.
We'll also have some opportunity for input from our members and some information on volunteering opportunities.
Join us for a little bike talk, some coffee and cake balls, and perhaps afterwards we'll go for a pedal and grab some dinner.
Both members and non-members are welcome! Thanks to our friends at Brew Ha Ha for graciously hosting us!