At least for a week or two, it’s officially sweater weather in the Baton Rouge Area, and we are going to make the most out of it! We have crafted the *perfect* fall fun agenda and it’s too great to not share. Check out what’s on our list to get some weekend ideas for yourself: 

  • Start the morning with – don’t judge – a pumpkin spice latte from Magpie. But seriously, is it really fall if you don’t have a PSL?! 
  • Next, head to a local pumpkin patch to pick out the biggest and best pumpkins. Check out Baton Rouge Moms’ list of local patches to find the perfect patch for you and your family. 
  • After pumpkin pickin’, it’s lunch time! Enjoy the weather by having a picnic at Highland Road Community Park, and don’t forget to pack a football or baseball to throw around.   
  • Next, once the sun starts to set and the weather cools down even more, throw on your favorite sweater and head to the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, which starts tonight and goes until November 5. Nothing screams fall more than carnival rides, cotton candy and a light breeze! 
  • Finally, after you’ve ridden every ride, visited the livestock and danced to the live bands, it’s time to head home and enjoy the last bit of fall fun… S’MORES! And have no fear, if you don’t have a yard, you can still make the treat with this quick s’mores dip recipe. 

Flavor of the Week: Elsie’s Plate & Pie

We are going to go ahead and apologize to our mommas now because as much as we love their homemade pies, Elsie’s Plate & Pie is proving itself to be a worthy rival!  

The newest restaurant on Government Street has sweet AND savory options, so you’ll never tire of their menu. Start your meal with something savory like a Natchitoches meat pie or a crawfish hand pie, but be sure to save room for the sweet pies. If you’re craving a classic, try the apple or cherry pie. If you want to mix it up, we suggest the blackberry pie nachos (interesting name, delicious taste). But if we are being honest, you should really just bring a couple friends, each order a different pie and then share! 

Snap a picture of your dinner and share it with us – it might just end up on our blog. 

Workin’ It: Digital Programmer

An area organization is seeking a Digital Programmer to create programming for digital advertisements. Essential functions of the role include collaborating with staff to plan program code enhancements and changes, creating, testing, and maintaining dynamic content code and code standards, troubleshooting problems, creating new methodologies to deploying technologies, and communicating with account executives to confirm clients’ expectations are met and that no issues need to be resolved. 

Requirements for the position include: proficiency in various iSpot-related software, proficiency in QA and QC, working knowledge of web-based programming languages, aptitude for writing web-based programming code, aptitude for graphic design, and knowledge of multimedia programming and technology. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in computer science or graphic design, is required. One to two years of experience is preferred. 

Does this sound like a job for you? Email talent@brac.org for more information. 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org.   

My Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW for short, is back for another year starting November 14 and ending November 16. We are ready to celebrate entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and creativity in the Capital Region through this week-long event. 

Offering a multitude of engaging educational and networking workshops, this event is perfect for any dreamer, go-getter, entrepreneur or creative in the Baton Rouge Area. A few sessions include: “Does this blue make you thirsty?,” “Side hustle to full hustle,” and “Using interns for good or evil.” 

And a favorite addition of ours is the TEDxLSU 2018 speaker reveal, which will be held on the evening of November 15. This will be the first time the reveal is open to the public (uh…count us in)! 

Here’s some even better news… registration for the week-long celebration is only $20 and it includes all of the sessions (just be sure to grab your seat in each session before they fill up). 

A community that celebrates its entrepreneurs, dreamers and creatives, that is my Baton Rouge. 

 In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org.

Out on the Town

  • FifoCon Game Convention and Makers Showcase, October 26-29, visit Louisiana’s newest annual convention showcasing the innovative activities in tabletop gaming, video gaming, the maker’s movement, and cosplay 
  • Community History Festival, October 28, enjoy the 50’s throwback theme at EBRPL with crafts, music, food and a sock hop 
  • Art After Hours: Red, November 2, grab a glass of wine then tour through the Louisiana Art and Science Museum’s latest exhibit 
  • Southern Belle Coronation, November 5, prance around like royalty with the kids at this new community experience 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.