Baton Rouge area events for Sept. 20, 2013

Kids’ show preview set for Saturday

Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Whole Foods will host a preview of the new PBS Kids program “Peg + Cat” 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday at Whole Foods.

In addition to showing clips from the program, the free event will also offer games, crafts, and cooking demonstrations by Holly Clegg, the spokesperson for the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission. In addition, Project Purr will have cats and kittens available for adoption.

The new animated preschool series, which premieres Oct. 7, will air 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays on WLPB, Channel 27.1 (cable Channe 12). The series follows Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

Runnels Theatre presents production

Performances of “Hello Dolly” by the Runnels Theatre for the Performing Arts will run Friday-Sunday at 7255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students. All tickets are $20 at the door. For tickets and information, call (225) 751-2192.

Talk offers visual ‘tour’ of 1950s buildings

John Sykes, educational director at Magnolia Mound Plantation, will present a “Back to the ’50s” program at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. For details, call (225) 924-8921.


Program marks Battle of Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Capitol Park Museum and the Capitol Park Welcome Center will host a ceremony Saturday for the anniversary of the Battle of Baton Rouge. The program begins with a tour of the Louisiana at War Gallery at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. at 9 a.m. and continues at the Fort San Carlos Site (Spanish Town Road at North Third Street) at 12:30 p.m. Call (225) 342-5428 for details.

Theatre Baton Rouge stages Parton musical

Theatre Baton Rouge begins its Capital Series with “9 to 5: The Musical,” with music by Dolly Parton. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 6 at 7155 Florida Blvd. An ASL interpreted performance will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets are $28, individual, $25 for groups of 10 or more and $18 for student advance. Student rush tickets are available for $14 at the door. For more information or tickets, call (225) 924-6496.


Museum presents talk, book signing

The LSU Museum of Art will host a gallery talk, “Walter Anderson’s Horn Island: Through the Eyes of C.C. Lockwood” with nature and wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. The talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See Is New And Strange” on view at the LSU Museum of Art through Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for museum members; $20 for non-members. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald will sign copies of her book “Meanwhile Back at Café Du Monde” 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the LSU Museum Art Store on the first floor of the museum.

The LSU Museum of Art is located at 100 Lafayette St. on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Call (225) 389-7211 for more information about both events.

Of Moving Colors holds party, auditions

Guests will wear red for the kickoff of the “Color Me Rouge” season of the Of Moving Colors dance company Friday at the Crescent at University Lake Condominiums on Stanford Avenue. The party will begin at 7 p.m. and feature food, drinks, entertainment and a special water performance by the company. Tickets are $40 and $35 for each additional ticket.

Of Moving Colors is also seeking children ages 5-18 for their production of “Kick it Out.” Participants will attend a Performance Camp on Sundays beginning Sept. 29 with performances Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014. Placement day is Sunday at Powell Moise School of Dance, 2016 Perkins Road. Ages 5-8 register at 2 p.m., ages 9-13 at 2:30 p.m. and ages 14 and older at 3 p.m. Cost of the camp is $150. Scholarships are available. For information, email or call (225) 338-0804.

Panel focuses on river commerce and culture

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the Old State Capitol Associates present a panel discussion and book signing on the commerce and culture of the Mississippi River on Tuesday. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and the discussion start s at 5:45 p.m. at the Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Admission is free for OSC Associate Members and $10 for the general public. For more information, email

Coffeehouse at church will feature band

Brew Unto Others, a Christian coffeehouse, and the band American Toast Crunch will make a premier performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The band will play ska rock and reggae music and there will also be an open mike program for anyone who wants to perform or give Christian testimony. Call (225) 281-8857 for details.

Pet adoption events planned this week

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway, and 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter. CAAWS Yappy Hour will take place 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at BREC’s Raising Cane’s Dog Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road with fun for dogs and lemonade for humans. For more information, go to

Cat Haven will hold a garage sale 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road with a half price sale noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are also needed to help set up. For more information, call (225) 636-2680.

The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge holds pet adoptions at 2680 Progress Road, and hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to

The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, is open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Compiled by RED staff