Running shoes

There’s something for everyone at the Louisiana Marathon being held this weekend, January 19-20, in downtown Baton Rouge. Whether you prefer to walk, jog, run, or eat and cheer from the sidelines, one thing is for sure – the Louisiana Marathon weekend is sure to keep you on your toes. With exciting races like a full marathon, a kids’ marathon, a half marathon and a 5K, you have plenty of race options to choose from. Each race route will wind through downtown Baton Rouge providing a perfect tour of the state’s Capital. 

And there will be plenty of food for those hungry runners and sideline cheerleaders, as the Louisiana Street Food Festival is back for its second year. This year’s vendors include The Big CheezyThe Rum HouseFete au Fete and many, many more. 

Even when the marathon ends, the fun doesn’t! You can spend the rest of the day at the Marathon’s FinishFest, a celebration for runner’s and their supporters that has everything a great Louisiana party requires.

Flavor of the Week: DIG Restaurant Week

It’s the most delicious time of the year – DIG Restaurant WeekDIG is partnering with restaurants all over the Baton Rouge Area to offer specialty menus from January 21 to 26. Each menu sets up a three-course meal and has a variety of options for each course. It is the perfect way to try new restaurants and menu items without breaking the bank. The lowest priced menu starts at only $15 and the highest priced menu is only $40 (remember, this is for three courses!). 

Still not hooked? Would it help if it was all for a great cause? If you take a photo and share it with #EatBR, Restaurant Week will donate $2 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your food bucket list and Get! To! Eating!  

Don’t forget to tag your eats with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Barker Property Management Group

Barker Property Management Group is seeking an administrative assistant/accountant to join its team. Primary responsibilities include answering calls, filing, scheduling, and maintaining organization of phone calls and calendars. Accounting responsibilities include accounts receivable/payable, processing rents, running reports, and data input. 

The position is part-time but has potential to evolve into a full-time job. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit resumes to branden@barkerbr.com. 

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 BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org.

My Baton Rouge: Illuminating Ideas with TEDxLSU

TEDxLSU, the premier TEDx event in the Baton Rouge Area, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to shining a light on the big ideas in our community. Each year TEDxLSU curates a speaker lineup that is sure to knock its audience’s socks off, and year seven will be no different. Attendees of the March 23 event will hear topics ranging from fast-fashion to tree ring science to dinosaur lungs to old world circus acts, just to name a few. Hoping to illuminate our community’s ideas and spark dialogue, this event is a creative and intellectual experience you can’t miss. 

A community that illuminates ideas, 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

  • MLK Fest, January 18-21, volunteer with the Walls Project to improve the Baton Rouge community 
  • Global Game Jam, January 25-27, bring your best computer skills to the table for this weekend-long hackathon 
  • Repticon Baton Rouge, January 26-27, learn all about reptiles at this exotic animal show 

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