Baton Rouge area calendar for June 28, 2013

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28

  • CREATIVE LOUISIANA: 8:30 a.m., coffee and mingling; 9 a.m., creative lecture, Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Guest speakers are artists Kelli Scott Kelley, Scott Finch and George Marks. Free. http://creativelouisiana.com.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CAMP CLOSING CEREMONY: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Magnolia Blackbox, BRCC. (225) 216-8439.
  • LOUISIANA DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION: 10 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. $15 per session. http://www.gumboofballroom.org.
  • THE GREAT RACE: 4:45 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge parking lot, France Street, downtown. View vintage and antique cars and visit with the drivers in a road rally covering 10 states from St. Paul, Minn., to Mobile, Ala. Food, drinks, live music by the Fabulous Bagasse Boyz at 6:30 p.m. and Na Na Sha at 8 p.m. Free. http://www.visitbatonrouge.com.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

  • PADDLE BATTLE: 7 a.m., Baton Rouge Beach, 901 Stanford Ave. Relay Race, One Mile Open Race, 200 Meter Spring and Kids Race. A portion of proceeds will benefit Everyboday Plays Sports and the ARC Foundation. $15-$35. (225) 328-5000 or (225) 937-7564.
  • LOUISIANA DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION: 8 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. $15. Banquet and show at 7 p.m., $55, advance. http://www.gumboofballroom.org.
  • DIESEL TRUCK SHOW AND RACE GATHERING: 8 a.m., State Capitol Raceway, 114 U.S. 190 West, Port Allen. Custom semi-trucks, working show trucks, antique trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. $75, show participants; $20, test and tune; $15, general admission; free, children 12 and younger. (225) 603-5772 or (225) 603-8456.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060.
  • DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Walgreens, Walker. SPCA of Livingston adoption events for dogs and puppies. Soda and hot dogs for sale. http://www.livingstonspca.com.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Airline Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: noon-4 p.m., PetSmart, Gonzales and noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org or (225) 636-2680.
  • CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road. Basics for beginners at 4:30 p.m. No experience or partner necessary. Fragrance free. Families welcome. $5. (225) 803-9194.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • CAJUN SPRINT CARS: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road, Baker. (225) 774-4524.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

  • LOUISIANA DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION: 8:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. $15. http://www.gumboofballroom.org.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • PAWS AND STRIPES FOREVER: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Food, door prizes and kittens for adoption. http://www.cathaven.org or (225) 636-2680.
  • LES MISERABLES: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Featuring Nikki Spence & The Help All Girl Band and sounds by GO DJ Automatik. (225) 333-2055.

MONDAY, JULY 1

  • HARVEY RABBIT AND FRIENDS SHOW: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., (225) 389-7460 and 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road, (225) 262-2260.
  • ERIC HERMAN-COOL TUNES FOR KIDS: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. (225) 756-1160 and 2:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. (225) 231-3760.
  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Severn Doughty will present “Beat the Heat with Succulents.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free, BHS members. (225) 763-3990.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Animal Independence. $17, dogs over 40 lbs and adult cats. $75, puppies and kittens. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org or (225) 636-2680.
  • WII U GAME DAY: 3 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. Teens will play video games. Light refreshments will be served. (225) 778-5960.
  • MONDAY MOVIE: 3 p.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. Children ages 4-10 will watch a movie. (225) 924-9386.

TUESDAY, JULY 2

  • FLOWER FUN BINGO: 9:30 a.m. for pre-K-first graders; 11:30 a.m. for second-fifth graders, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. (225) 647-3955.
  • ERIC HERMAN-COOL TUNES FOR KIDS: 10 a.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. (225) 924-9386.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Animal Independence. $17, dogs over 40 lbs and adult cats. $75, puppies and kittens. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org or (225) 636-2680.
  • RECONSTRUCTING THE PAST: 2 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Karen Dafoe will share with teens how to reconstruct pottery in a mock archaeology laboratory. (225) 658-1870.
  • BATON ROUGE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 2:30 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. (225) 658-1560.
  • HARVEY RABBIT AND FRIENDS SHOW: 2:30 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. (225) 778-5960.
  • DIG INTO READING WITH MARY JO KELLY, THE BOOK DOCTOR: 4 p.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St. For ages 3 and older. Registration required. (225) 354-7060.
  • CAN YOU DIG IT?: 4 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Children ages 5 and older will celebrate the 1960s with headband-making, singing and dancing. (225) 763-2260.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://caaws.org.
  • TWILIGHT TOUR: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Guided tour of the zoo with a private Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre show and evening snack. Preregistration required. $16, adults; $13, children age 2-12. (225) 775-3877.
  • THE STITCHER MIXER: 7 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Tweens, teens and adults will learn how to knit a simple ribbed scarf. Bring a pair of size 9, 10 or 11 needles and one ball or worsted or bulky yarn. (225) 231-3740.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Animal Independence. $17, dogs over 40 lbs and adult cats. $75, puppies and kittens. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org or (225) 636-2680.
  • BATON ROUGE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 2:30 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. (225) 778-5960.
  • COSPLAY 101: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. For teens. Costume making and contest. (225) 647-3955.
  • EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Show features gallery members Frankie Gould, April Hammock, Ross Jahnke and Tom Richard. Free.
  • SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Convention and North Fourth streets. Performance by the National World War II Museum’s Victory Belles. Reception follows the concert. $10; free, students. http://www.stjamesbr.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

  • ARTIST GENE SENECA: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., The Iberville Museum, 57735 Main St., Plaquemine. Seneca will tell stories, show photographs and conduct carving demonstrations coinciding with his exhibit Atchafalaya Lagniappe. (225) 687-7197 or ibervillemuseum@yahoo.com.
  • TWILIGHT TOUR: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Guided tour of the zoo with a private Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre show and evening snack. Preregistration required. $16, adults; $13, children age 2-12. (225) 775-3877.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: 9:30 p.m., L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L’Auberge Ave. Viewing of fireworks on the riverside patio, presented by Eagle 98.1. https://www.lbatonrouge.com

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.
  • BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.
  • BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.
  • BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

  • ANN CONNELLY FINE ART GALLERY: 4221 Perkins Road. Featured artists for July: Benjamin Diller and Donna West. (225) 927-7676.
  • ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470 or http://www.batonrougegallery.org. Work by gallery members Frankie Gould, April Hammock, Ross Jahnke and Tom Richard Sunday, June 30-Aug. 1.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Works by Meichi Lee and Scott Thomas Arthur, through July 22. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. (225) 769-0582.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: 8476 Highland Road. Adoption house. Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday.
  • JOIE PETITE DESIGNS: 4257 Church St., Suite 104, Zachary. Art gallery, art school and art studio. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. http://www.joiepetitedesigns.com or (225) 570-8323.
  • KRESS GALLERY: 447 Third St., Suite 200. Abstract Expressionism & Pop Art, through Monday, Aug. 12. Features work by gallery artists Andrew Robertson, Jacob Zumo, Taufeeq Muhammad and Christopher Turner. Free. http://www.kressgallerybr.com.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: Rhythm & Improvisation: John T. Scott & His Legacy, through Sunday, July 14. All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters, through Sept. 8. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We Are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Revealed: Exquisite Gowns by Suzanne Perron, through July 28. Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard, through Sunday, July 14. New Acquisitions: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Dec. 29. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: 4560 Essen Lane. Once Upon a Bayou, works by Chestee Harrington, through Aug. 2. (225) 765-2437.
  • OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Rhythm and Hues, exhibition of works by members of Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 25. (225) 342-0500.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. The Hunt for Treasure exhibit, through Sept. 15. Scott Innes: West Baton Rouge’s Own Scooby Doo, through Aug. 25. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free. Also, free admission for active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/baton_rouge_singles for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, Na Na Sha, Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, River Road; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Coffee Call, College Drive; 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, National World War II Museum’s Victory Belles performance at St. James Episcopal, $10.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.