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Central Private holding volleyball tournament Jan. 20 to raise money for bulletproof vests for officers

The Central Private Student Council is hosting a memorial volleyball tournament to show support for law enforcement officers, honor fallen officers, and raise money to buy Angel Armor bulletproof vests for officers in the area.

2020 Lip Sync BR competition streaming virtually Tuesday night

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Ice Skating on the River returns with restrictions

St. Vincent de Paul offering to-go Thanksgiving meals due to pandemic

  White Light Night returns to mid city amid coronavirus pandemic

  DONATE HERE: OLOL Children’s Hospital Mediathon continues Friday.

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Cardio at the Pavilion: learn how to eat healthy and exercise

  Say hello to the largest zipline course in south Louisiana

Funeral announced for missing Zachary man whose truck was found in Miss. nearly a year after his disappearance

Dalton and the ‘Dillos are itching to play the fiddle again

  CATS connecting passengers to the polls, passing out voter registration forms

  WATCH: Celebration in the Oaks 2020 to be driving tour only

City Park is also implementing a new ticketing system where guests will be required to reserve a date and time online

  New Roads Triathlon Festival happening this weekend

More than 700 athletes are in New Roads this weekend for the New Roads Triathlon Festival.

  Celebration of Life for Remy Hidalgo scheduled for Saturday

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Remy Hidalgo at Jacket Stadium.

Livingston Parish announces trick-or-treating hours, but urges people to be cautious

Livingston Parish officials have announced that trick-or-treating will be held as per usual this year.

  Hurricane Laura blood drive: Why you should donate

  BBB hosts annual Shred Fest for community

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host modified version of Boo at the Zoo due to COVID-19

  WAFB partners with Rouses for Hurricane Laura food donation drive

  Produce giveaway for families affected by COVID-19, Hurricane Laura scheduled in Baton Rouge Sept. 12

  Officials break ground on new Southside Elementary School

  Greater Baton Rouge State Fair canceled due to pandemic; fair has only closed one other time

Organizers of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair announced Wednesday, Sept. 2 that the fair will not open this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris to speak at SU event in September

Registration fees begin at $10.

  CareSouth hosting produce giveaways in Baton Rouge area through Friday

CareSouth Medical and Dental will be hosting drive-thru produce giveaways at its clinics in Baton Rouge, Zachary, Plaquemine, and Donaldsonville Aug. 11 through 14.

  Registration now open for Spark Box summer initiative free activity kits for kids

Attention parents! Registration is now open for Boo Milton’s Spark Box summer initiative for kids.

  More giveaways around Baton Rouge after unemployment benefits expire

Government benefits have expired, and families around the nation are still struggling to provide. The capitol city is stepping up in order to help families as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

BR Ballet Theatre’s annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, canceled due to ongoing pandemic

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (BRBT) will not be performing its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou.

Restaurants participating in Eat Fit Dine Out Day Aug. 7

Eat Fit BR makes it easier for people who are trying to eat better, live better and feel better.

  Baton Rouge Krewe of Apollo cancels 2021 Mardi Gras ball

Bal Masque XL will take place in 2022 instead.

GBR Food Bank hosting free food giveaway at Cortana Mall Saturday, Aug. 8

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is hosting a free food distribution event Saturday, Aug. 8 to help families facing food insecurity as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

  Assess the Need aims to support schools, students in need

Assess the Need Supply Drive asking for donations to support students in need.

  EBRCOA, United Cajun Navy hosting free drive-thru food pantry for senior citizens July 31

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA), is partnering with the United Cajun Navy to host a drive-thru food pantry for the parish’s senior citizens from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, July 31 at BREC Olympia Stadium

  THIS WEEK: YMCA offering free swim lessons, water safety classes

Swimming with family and friends can be fun, but children need to know the importance of water safety.

Dialogue on Race Louisiana partnering with Baton Rouge Gallery for benefit art auction addressing racial inequality

Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) is partnering with Baton Rouge Gallery (BRG) for an event called Artists for Dialogue on Race Louisiana.

Baton Rouge non-profit asking for care package donations to send to Air Force members stationed in Kuwait

A non-profit organization in Baton Rouge is currently collecting donations to make care packages for soldiers in the U.S. Air Force.

Volunteer Ascension hosting school supply drive

Volunteer Ascension is hosting their annual school supply drive.

  SU hosting drive-thru food pantry event, free COVID-19 testing

Southern University is hosting an event Saturday, July 25 in which families in need can get food and get tested for COVID-19.

  Drive-thru school supply giveaway being held Saturday in Baton Rouge

Councilman for District 7, LaMont Cole, is hosting a back-to-school supply giveaway, but it will be a little different this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Tails wagging in anticipation for reopening of dog park

BREC’s Burbank Dog will open starting Monday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

  Three days of fasting, prayer to begin Monday, July 20

As the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, Governor John Bel Edwards is asking the community to participate in three days of fasting and prayer.

  School board to vote Thursday on renaming Lee High School

The renaming committee has three names to choose from.

Southern University and LSU prepare students for move-in day

Universities are enforcing extra cleaning and safety measures to ensure students have an easy transition.

School board to review new names for Lee High

Thousands of people submitted suggestions to rename Lee Magnet High.

COVID-19 drive-thru testing, supplies giveaway in Baton Rouge

CareSouth Medical and Dental is partnering with the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing and giveaway supplies to residents at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

  Counselors at SU offering virtual sessions to identify stress, depression, anxiety triggers

For anyone that has never dealt with stress, depression or anxiety before, this pandemic or widespread national unrest could be a trigger.

  July 6-12 is Black Restaurant Week in Baton Rouge

As global outcries for racial equality reach fever pitch, organizers of Black Restaurant Week are gearing up their annual campaign to support Black restauranteurs in the capital city.

Nearly 1,500 donate during LifeShare’s annual United We Give blood drive

This year’s United We Give blood drive, made possible by LifeShare Blood Center and Waitr, saw nearly 1,500 donors; that’s up 62% from 2019′s event, organizers say.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you’re celebrating Independence Day this weekend

Consider COVID health precautions while planning your backyard Fourth of July shindig.

  USS KIDD will not host Fourth of July celebrations due to COVID-19

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum announced Monday, June 8 that it will not coordinate or sponsor the July 4 festivities in downtown Baton Rouge this year.

  ‘We can’t afford to go back': Mayor Broome discusses mask mandate with business leaders

Business leaders in East Baton Rouge Parish got to ask questions about the new mask mandate imposed by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome during a webinar hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC).

Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

Thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention at the end of the summer to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.

  Southern University unveils line of THC-based medical marijuana products, marking historic launch among HBCUs

Southern University’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center on Wednesday, July 1 unveiled a line of THC-derived medical marijuana products that will be available across Louisiana.

EBR school board approves new superintendent’s contract at special meeting

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved the contract for the new superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday, July 1.

Behavioral Health launches outreach line to prevent crisis

By calling 1-833-333-1132, individuals can find real-time support to avoid, prevent or intercept a crisis from occurring.

Big Buddy program offers kids a free virtual summer camp experience

Looking for a fun and easy way to keep your kid entertained this summer?

  National HIV Testing Day offers free testing in Baton Rouge community

On Saturday, June 27, community leaders participated in National HIV Testing Day.

  OLOLCH ‘Driving the Future’ winners select their new vehicles

Five lucky winners drove off in new Lexus vehicles Friday morning.

EBR Parish Library plans soft opening for River Center branch in downtown Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is holding a soft opening event at the library at 9:30 a.m.

  Lotus Food Pantry hosting free drive-thru food giveaway for seniors

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is hosting yet another free drive-thru food giveaway event at its Lotus Food Pantry on Friday, June 26.

  Community leaders led inaugural Louisiana Suit March

Local serial entrepreneur, Calvin Mills, and community leaders will lead the inaugural Louisiana Suit March to the State Capital on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m.

  Juneteenth celebrations held Saturday in Baton Rouge

The coronavirus pandemic forced a bit of a change in the way Juneteenth was be celebrated in Baton Rouge. It’s a change, however, that was fitting in several ways.

  Local artist helps raise money for OLOLCH through live painting

A local artist used his skills to host a live fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health.

  LSU board votes in favor of removing Middleton name from library

LSU officials met with black student leaders to discuss ways to make "real change" on campus.

  School board favors hearing new names for Lee High School

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday, June 18 agreed to hear recommendations for a new name for Lee High School.

Jewel J. Newman Community Center hosting Juneteenth celebration for clients

The Jewel J. Newman Community Center in Baton Rouge hosted a Juneteenth event Friday, June 19 for current food pantry clients.

North Baton Rouge business owners host town hall with local elected officials

Elected officials talked about the accomplishments and lingering challenges facing North Baton Rouge with the first of what they hope will become a regular series of meetings involving the public.

Ochsner hosting blood donation drive with free COVID-19 antibody testing

Donate blood Thursday and receive a free antibody test.

Open Health Care Clinic employees kneel for peace, racial justice

Employees at three locations on North Boulevard participated in the nine-minute demonstration.

Black journalists discuss race relations with Mayor Broome

WAFB's Greg Meriwether will be among three journalists joining Mayor Broome to discuss race in the capital area.

  Solidarity march held in St. Francisville Friday

A solidarity march was held in St. Francisville Friday evening (June 12) to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

  Daughter of BRPD corporal hosts lemonade stand fundraiser

All proceeds will go to the families of Lt. Glen Dale Hutto Jr. and Cpl. Derrick Maglone.

  GBR Food Bank, National Guard team up for free drive-thru food distribution event Saturday

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Louisiana National Guard are working together to host a food distribution event Saturday.

  Associated Builders and Contractors puts on free meal for Baton Rouge healthcare workers

Some Baton Rouge area construction workers and contractors came together Thursday, May 28 to feed front-line healthcare workers.

Ebb & Flow Festival is going virtual

The week-long festival will begin June 27 and run through Saturday, July 4.

Join Gov. Edwards on Zoom, Facebook to ‘Reimagine Louisiana’ after pandemic

Gov. Edwards will be among thousands of leaders across the state taking part in a Zoom call and Facebook live stream to "re-imagine Louisiana" as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Drive-thru fundraiser raises about $20k for families of BRPD officers involved in recent shooting

A drive-thru fundraiser is being held Friday, May 1 to benefit the families of BRPD officers Glenn Dale Hutto Jr. and Derrick Maglone.

Healthcare professionals, first responders can get free pastalaya Saturday, May 2

The Backpacker and the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club are sponsoring a free pastalaya lunch for healthcare professionals and first responders in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.

Missing Jazz Fest? Find out where you can still get a taste of the festival

Foodies looking for their Jazz Fest fix can feast on some of their favorite dishes at home.

Events uncertain at Superdome, Smoothie King Center given calendar and hotel-motel tax hit

What would normally be Saints turf at center field is now a staging center for supplies. Superdome renovation crews are working hard to install 4 staircases as well as 2 freight elevators.