About Town for Jan. 27, 2013

BR BRIDAL SHOW

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

DATE: Sunday.

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

PLACE: Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.

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

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.

CAA

EVENT: “Three Dog Nights!” dog adoptions.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CAA shelter), noon to 3 p.m. (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 dogs. The price includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping. The offer ends Sunday.

CAAWS

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

DATE: Sunday.

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.

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.

EBR LIBRARY

EVENT: Bingo.

DATE: Monday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.

DETAILS: The library will host a free bingo game with the winners getting prizes. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Introduction to Gmail.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.

DETAILS: Learn how to set up an email account using Gmail.

EVENT: “Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church. St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1840.

DETAILS: Anne Erie, of Neighbors Federal Credit Union, will present a workshop on credit and credit scores. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 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: Learn how to create a flyer, pamphlet, newsletter and more.

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

DATE: Thursday.

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: Learn how to navigate the library’s online databases.

EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word.”

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: Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Registration is required.

EVENT: Free ACT Practice Test.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4470 or (800) 273-8439.

DETAILS: The practice test is open to teens who are in grades 9-12. Test takers must bring their own pencils, a calculator and a snack. They must also register online at http://www.princetonreview.com. Teens will get their test results during the Scores Back session Tuesday, Feb. 19.

EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.

DETAILS: Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Internet.”

DATE: 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: Learn how to navigate the Internet for fun and research.

EVENT: Bubbly Bath Salts project.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1170.

DETAILS: Teens are invited to make bubbly bath salts they can give away or keep for themselves.

MOAA

EVENT: Baton Rouge Area Military Officers Association of America luncheon.

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

PLACE: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 766-4900.

DETAILS: Installation of officers will take place. Guest speaker will be Cadet Shandricka E. Jackson, a sophomore at LSU and the 2009-2010 Glen Oaks High School Junior ROTC cadet commander.

OLLI AT LSU

EVENT: Feliciana Chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU’s January Coffee.

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

PLACE: First Baptist Church, Multipurpose Room, St. Francisville.

DETAILS: Lauren Field, executive director of St. Francisville Area Foundation, will discuss the “West Feliciana Gateways Project.” The project’s goal is to welcome and orient travelers in and around the town of St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish using a vision that favors rural and historical images. Field will give an overview of the project’s phases and its current status. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a group for learners who are 50 years old and older.

LPB

EVENT: “Downton Abbey” Super Sneak Peek.

DATE: Thursday.

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

PLACE: Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 7733 Perkins Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 767-4214 or http://www.lpb.org.

DETAILS: Participants will get to see Episode 5 of “Downton Abbey” before the rest of Louisiana and enjoy a dinner. Tickets are $25 each. Space is limited.

LSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC

EVENT: Concert Spectacular and Gala Spectacular.

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Gala Spectacular) and 7:30 p.m. (Concert Spectacular).

PLACE: LSU Student Union, Raphael Semmes Road, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 578-5128 or http://www.music.lsu.edu.

DETAILS: The concert and gala will raise funds for the LSU School of Music general scholarship fund. The gala, which will be in the LSU Student Union Atchafalaya Room, will have a silent auction, cash bar, dinner, live music and reserved parking. Gala participants will also get VIP seating for the concert in the LSU Student Union Theatre. The concert will feature the Rodrigue Steinway and a variety of music including opera, Broadway, music from brass and string chamber groups and music made with laptops. The lineup will include pianist Willis Delony, the A Cappella Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. Gala tickets are $125 per person and $1,250 per table of 10. Concert tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for faculty, staff and seniors and $15 for students.

LSU VET SCHOOL

EVENT: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 31 annual Open House.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLACE: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 578-9565 or http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu.

DETAILS: The theme of the free open house is “40 Years of Excellence: Paving the Way.” It will include a self-guided tour through the school building and the veterinary hospital with students, faculty and staff providing information and exhibits along the way. Children can visit the teddy bear repair station to get their stuffed animals “sutured,” a petting zoo and an endoscopy station where they can “fish” for prizes. The event will also feature animal demonstrations, equine treadmill demonstrations behind the Equine Research Building, companion animal underwater treadmill demonstrations and a tour of the Cancer Treatment Unit.

PUSH MOW PARADE

EVENT: Abita Springs Push Mow Parade.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: Begins and ends at Abita Springs Trailhead.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.pushmow.com or to register for parade.

DETAILS: The town of Abita Springs will present the Push Mow Parade, a Mardi Gras parade benefiting the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum. Bryan Gowland, the Abita Springs Citizen of the Year, will serve as the parade’s king. This year’s theme is “We’re Not Mandeville.” The honorary krewe captain will be Donald Villere, the mayor of Mandeville. A free party with live music and food and drink vendors will follow the parade. The Krewe of Push Mow was founded by the town’s artists and takes pride in its original themes, floats, marching groups and costumes.

GIRL SCOUTS

EVENT: Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Cookie Sale.

DATE: Now until Sunday, March 17.

PLACE: Individual Girl Scouts and various booth locations throughout the 23 parishes Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 927-8946 or http://www.gsle.org.

DETAILS: Girl Scouts are now taking cookie orders. They will start selling cookies from various booths Friday, March 1. The sale will include eight varieties of cookies and are $4 per box. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led financial literacy program in the country. Cookie proceeds will fund troop activities and help Girl Scouts Louisiana East maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers and support its initiatives.

SPCA OF LIVINGSTON

EVENT: SPCA of Livingston’s “Wine Cellar Drawing.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 6 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The SPCA of Livingston will hold a “Wine Cellar Drawing” to help raise funds for the veterinary care of animals in its adoption program. The winner will get 30 bottles of wine. Participants can enter the drawing by donating $10. The last day to enter the drawing is Tuesday with the drawing taking place Wednesday. The SPCA of Livingston will contact the winner and announce the winner on its facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/LivingstonSPCA. Only 200 tickets will be available.

FOUNDATION TOUR

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. Participants 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.