About Town for Jan. 20, 2013

CAA

EVENT: “Three Dog Nights!” dog adoptions.

DATE: Now through Sunday, Jan. 27.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with hours extending to 7 p.m. on Thursday (CAA animal shelter); and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Orvis).

PLACE: Companion Animal Alliance animal shelter, 2680 Progress Road; and Orvis in Perkins Rowe, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 774-7701.

DETAILS: Companion Animal Alliance and Friends of the Animals BR are offering a winter special for large, warm dogs who weigh more than 40 lbs. Adoptees will pay half price, which is $40, for the large dogs. The price includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.

WBR MUSEUM

EVENT: Documentary “Citizen King” showings.

DATE: Monday.

TIME: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

PLACE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.

DETAILS: The museum will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showing “Citizen King,” a documentary about how Martin Luther King Jr. embraced causes beyond the Civil Rights Movement by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Admission is free.

EBR LIBRARY

EVENT: “Self-Defense with Cpl. Riley Harbor.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.

DETAILS: Cpl. Riley Harbor, of the Baton Rouge City Police, will discuss and demonstrate self-defense techniques.

EVENT: “Ebook Workshop.”

DATE: Wednesday and Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: The class will cover how to download ebooks and audiobooks with a hands-on approach. Registration is required.

EVENT: Make a Desk Organizer project.

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 4 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 778-5960.

DETAILS: Patrons are invited to make their own desk organizers with the library providing all of the supplies and light refreshments.

EVENT: “Loosen Up at the Library.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 5 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3250.

DETAILS: Patrons are invited to do deep breathing and gentle yoga with registered nurse Millie Pixley, who will discuss stress and relaxation techniques.

EVENT: “Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.

DETAILS: The class will cover how to separate text into columns and more.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Library’s Online Databases.”

DATE: Thursday and Jan. 31.

TIME: 2 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4450.

DETAILS: The class will cover how to navigate the library’s online databases.

EVENT: Pinterest.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.

DETAILS: The class will cover how to use the virtual Internet pinboard for organizing and sharing.

EVENT: “Intermediate Microsoft Excel.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3250.

DETAILS: Registration is required for this intermediate level instruction class.

EVENT: Chinese New Year Celebration.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4959.

DETAILS: Children are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year by making and decorating drums for the upcoming Year of the Snake.

EVENT: “Train Day @ the Library.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: The library will have presentations, slideshows, model trains and train books for railroad enthusiasts. Exhibits will be by the National Railway Historical Society, Louisiana Operation Lifesaver, the Train Collectors Association, the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders and more.

EVENT: Live Love Day Spa Skin Care Demonstration.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 3 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.

DETAILS: A representative from Live Love Day Spa will give demonstrations on skin care, including an at-home facial.

MASTER GARDENERS

EVENT: East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners’ Basic Gardening Series.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 937-2263 or gschaffee@gmail.com.

DETAILS: The East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners will wrap up its Basic Gardening Series for the general public — beginning and experienced gardeners. The last session will cover “A Stroll Through the Shade Dappled Garden” and “Garden Hand Tools — Selection, Use, Care.”

CAAWS

EVENT: 14th annual Capital Area Animal Welfare Society’s Mystic Krewe of Mutts.

DATE: Sunday, Jan. 27.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Bark in the Park), Noon (costume contest) and 1:30 p.m. (parade).

PLACE: Downtown Baton Rouge along North Boulevard at Town Center.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.caaws.org or to preregister.

DETAILS: The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will hold its 14th annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts, the largest fundraiser for CAAWS that provides funds for CAAWS homeless animal care, community outreach, humane education, spay/neuter programs and more. The parade will start at St. Ferdinand Street and end at Fourth Street. Preceding the parade will be the costume contest, which will be on the Town Lawn Stage and will have Best Costume, Best Float and Best Group theme categories. Bark in the Park will start off the annual fundraiser with food, shopping, information, activities, demonstrations, contests and more. This year’s theme is “Totally Pawsome ’80s.” Raising Cane’s is the premier sponsor. Deadline to nominate dogs for the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Royal Court is Monday. All dogs are eligible. There will be a court fee (donation to CAAWS) for dogs who get accepted. To apply for the court, email the nominee’s photo, biography and a short story of why the dog should be a member of the royal court.

BR BRIDAL SHOW

EVENT: N-joY! Wedding & Events’ “Baton Rouge Bridal Show.”

DATE: Sunday, Jan. 27.

TIME: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: Baton Rouge River Center.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.batonrougebridalshow.com or to purchase tickets.

DETAILS: The show will feature Louisiana wedding vendors, wedding inspiration and door prizes. There will also be a “Diamond Dig,” a game where brides dig for “diamonds” hidden in cakes to win grand prizes. Grand prizes include a honeymoon to Jamaica, wedding coordination services, photography sessions and more. Registration will start at noon. Tickets are $15 at the door and are cash only. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at Ashley Manor or online at batonrougebridalshow.com.

LAGNIAPPE TOURS

EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s annual Lagniappe Tours excursion.

DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 12.

TIME: 6:45 a.m. (departure time) to 7 p.m. (return time).

PLACE: Mall of Louisiana, Macy’s parking lot, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. (departure and return location).

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 387-2464, ext. 11, or http://www.fhl.org.

DETAILS: The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will have its annual Lagniappe Tours excursion to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Participants will take a trip to New Orleans to view the krewes of Rex and Zulu as well as the marching bands, clubs and truck parades with reserved seats. They will also visit Le Pavilion Hotel where there will be a Creole buffet. Access to the hotel will continue throughout the day. Tickets are $150 for FHL members and $175 for nonmembers. Tickets include the bus trip, guide, grandstand tickets and the buffet. Space is limited.

WHEELS FOR MEALS

EVENT: East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s annual Wheels for Meals Raffle.

DATE: Now until May 15.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.ebrcoaraffle.com or to purchase tickets.

DETAILS: The annual raffle will raise funds to support the programs and services the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging provides to local senior citizens. The grand prize is a 2013 Victory Red Chevy Camaro Coupe 2DR LS valued at $25,000. The second prize is a five-day cruise for two valued at $900. The third prize is $500 cash. Ticket are $20 each with only 10,000 tickets available. Tickets are available online or in person at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging office, 5790 Florida Blvd.

LSU AGCENTER

EVENT: Deadline to submit photos for the LSU AgCenter’s 2014 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar.

DATE: Friday, Feb. 1.

PLACE: Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 135 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 578-2462.

DETAILS: Photos of Louisiana flowers, plants, lawns and gardens for the LSU AgCenter’s 2014 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar must be submitted to Elma Sue McCallum by Feb. 1. Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD and must come with the 2014 Call for Entries form, which is available at http://www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar. Images must be photographed in Louisiana and must be the original work of the photographer. Photographers can submit up to 25 of their best photos. CDs will not be returned.