2017 Women's Week Lagniappe Report


Women’s Week Activity Updates and Extras


Big Buddy Program presents: Women in STEM

Activity ID: 3120


Date: Tue, 10/10/17

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Do you have a heart for youth? Come out and explore how the Big Buddy Program of Baton Rouge is building a community of mentoring relationships that inspire and advance our youth, as we expose them to a future in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).*

*NOTE: This is a special Lagnaippe Event that does not appear in the printed Women’s Week Activity Guide. We hope you enjoy this and many other Lagnaippe events.

Space is limited to 60 attendees.

Speaker: Amariha Fort and Kristen Reeves



1857 Government Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Contact Information:

Amariha Fort

Big Buddy Program

(225) 388-9737


AAUW Open House Re-Schedule

Activity ID: 499

Category: Open Houses

This event date has changed from October 8th, 2017 to October 15th, 2017 2:30 – 4:30
at the Goodwood Library,
7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, La 70806
In the Terrace Room on the 3rd Floor

AAUW advances equity for women and girls. Members belong to a community that breaks through barriers to allow all to reach their highest potential. We pursue public policies that advance women locally and nationally. Locally, we have reading foreign policy, lunch and learn, gourmet groups and more, so come be a part of something great! Ms. Smith will speak on the status of Title IX.

To R.S.V.P.

Call – Jiji Jonas at 225-379-3204 OR
Jan Koellen at: 225-603-9655

Email Jiji Jonas at: jonas1134@cox.net OR
Jan Koellen at: jankoellen@gmail.com


Healing the Mind

Activity ID: 1547

Category: Personal Well Being, Beauty & Spiritual Growth

Date: Mon, 10/09/17

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

An interactive session on working through breaking the bitter roots of depression and healing your mind through self-reflections and self-care. Come into a safe space with positive energy to explore how to release negativity from deep inside yourself to be more fulfilled in life. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-register online at Cheria.Eventbrite.com.
*NOTE: The Location of the event has been updated as of Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Look for the Lagniappe Report Updates Daily for any further changes.

Speaker: Dr. Cheria Lane, Educational Consultant and Family Advocate


Scotlandville Branch Library
7373 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Contact Information:

Pre-register at Cheria.Eventbrite.com

Primary Ambassador: Alma Burns

Secondary Ambassador Registration

The ABC’s and 123’s of Robert’s Rules

Activity ID: 770

Category: Career & Professional Development

Date: Sat, 10/14/17

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Do you sit through meetings that are hours longer than they should be? Are you tired of circular conversation and little action? Do you leave a meeting feeling like it was a waste of your time? Then this workshop is for you! Learn tips that empower you to eliminate distractions, preside efficiently and participate effectively in meetings as a member.

Space is limited to 40 attendees.

Speaker: Nicole Learson, PRP


Unitech Training Academy
10551 Coursey Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 780816
NOTE: This activity will be repeated on October 14th, same time and place. The location and telephone number in the printed Activity Guide book is incorrect. This is the correct location and contact number for both the 7th and the 14th.

Contact Information:

Nicole Learson
NOTE: This activity will be repeated on October 14th, same time and place. The location and telephone number in the printed Activity Guide book is incorrect. This is the correct location and contact number for both the 7th and the 14th.

Primary Ambassador: Lois Folse

Secondary Ambassador Registration

Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness

Activity ID: 795

Category: Personal Well Being, Beauty & Spiritual Growth

Date: Mon, 10/09/17

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fitness with fun. Belly Dance is a dance form that focuses on isolations and core strength. Learn the basics of American Tribal Style® belly dance in this fun workshop.

Space is limited to 15 attendees.

*Due to the instructor illness the Monday October 9th 11am belly dance class has been cancelled.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience.  If you were not able make the Tuesday class please email us and we will issues a voucher for a free drop in class at a later date.

Speaker: Bambi Pizzolato, Violet Lotus Studio


Violet Lotus Studio
4213 Government Street, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Contact Information:


Sponsor: Sherie Thomas, The EpiCenter

Primary Ambassador: Maureen Corcoran


Fall into Fashion: Fashion Show

Activity ID: 965

Category: Open Houses

Date: Sat, 10/14/17

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

**Event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances**

Join us for a fashion show of casual, career and charisma as we fall into fashion with Rhythm Boutique. Rhythm Boutique is a trendy boutique with uptown style established in 1997 with the sole intent of inspiring women all over the world. Join us as we celebrate and inspire women with style.

Space is limited to 75 attendees.

Speaker: Kia


The Rhythm Boutique
7740 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Contact Information:


Sponsor: The EpiCenter, Sherie Thomas

Primary Ambassador: Sherie Thomas

Secondary Ambassador: faye Ferdinand

Primary Ambassador: Latisha Vessel