What are we thankful for this year? We are thankful for our community and that we get to call Baton Rouge home. To show our gratitude, we will celebrate Thanksgiving the best way we can, by giving back. If you are looking for ways to volunteer or connect with the Baton Rouge community, try out some of the ways we will be giving back this year:
- Serve a hot meal at St. Vincent de Paul
- Gather up goods for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank by participating in Bike Baton Rouge’s Cranksgiving on November 12
- Support the Louisiana March of Dimes by walking or running in the annual Turkey Trot
- Shop local for Small Business Saturday on November 25
- Donate to your favorite Baton Rouge Area nonprofit on #GiveBR Day on November 28
No matter how you chose to celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you are happy and healthy. Happy Thanksgiving!
Flavor of the Week: Thanksgiving Dinner
Whether you are having family over for a potluck dinner or going out to eat with friends for a delicious Thanksgiving feast, a slew of Baton Rouge restaurants have your back. New to the scene, BRQ has crafted a special menu for Thanksgiving Day offering hungry customers the chance to dine in and enjoy the classic turkey meal or order items to go for their own home party. If you are searching for a meal with “Louisiana” flare, visit Galatoire’s Bistro for a French Louisiana spin on the Thanksgiving menu. Don’t have time to cook a turkey, but you need one? Place an order for a smoked or fried turkey from Frank’s Restaurant (trust us, your family will thank you).
Be sure to make reservations or place your orders in advance – these restaurants are local favorites, therefore dinner spots are sure to fill up!
Workin’ It: Baton Rouge Area Tour Guide
Do you love Baton Rouge?! Think you’ve got what it takes to make someone fall in love with our community? If you answered yes to both, then we have the job for you.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is seeking a Tour Guide to join the organization’s Talent Development department. This role is responsible for familiarizing newcomers or people considering a move to the Baton Rouge Area with the community. The Tour Guide will conduct tours of the city, showcasing the thousands of amenities it offers. Tours take place Monday – Friday in the hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The position will be paid by the hour.
This position requires candidates to have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Candidates must also (obviously) love Baton Rouge and know their way around town.
Does this sound like a job for you? Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
My Baton Rouge: Jason Andreasen
From law to art, Jason Andreasen made the jump from LSU law student to Baton Rouge Gallery Executive Director after realizing his passion was “helping creative people do what they do and helping others experience it.”
Through his work at the Baton Rouge Gallery, Andreasen is helping to grow the arts scene in the Baton Rouge Area. He has increased the gallery’s programming, charitable giving, art sales and more. With contemporary art exhibitions showcasing work by photographers, painters, sculptors, stained-glass artists, printmakers, ceramicists, multi-media and/or installation artists, the Baton Rouge Gallery is always offering something new for visitors to experience.
Young professionals, like Jason, creating spaces and organizing events to promote art in our community…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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out on the Town
- North Gate Music & Arts Fest 2017, November 10, enjoy music, food, art and more at the 12th annual celebration of the historic North Gates neighborhood
- Doktor Kaboom! Look Out Science is Coming, November 12, grab a seat at this comedic and educational science show geared towards children in grades 4-8
- The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe Improv Comedy Night, November 17, hang out at Hartley/Vey Theatres for live improv games and tons of laughs
- Holiday Cocktail Competition 2017, November 20, eat, drink and be merry as local bartenders battle for the title of best cocktail in Baton Rouge
For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.