About Town for March 10. 2013

TRASH & TREASURE SALE

EVENT: The Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge’s Trash & Treasure Sale.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: The old Wal-Mart building, 14740 Plank Road, near the corner of Groom Road in Baker.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 329-3243.

DETAILS: The sale will benefit several local charities, including Brave Heart, St. Vincent de Paul, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and more. It will have furniture, clothing, jewelry, housewares, appliances and more.

LSU AGCENTER

EVENT: LSU AgCenter’s 11th annual Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show, 7th annual Louisiana State and Regional Chili Cook-off and 4th annual Baton Rouge Spring Car Show.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (garden show), 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (chili cook-off) and 9 a.m. to noon (car show).

PLACE: John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 578-2222 for the garden show, jason@computechofla.com or (225) 806-9306 for the cook-off and (225) 261-5708 or (225) 921-6375 for the car show.

DETAILS: Admission is $5 for adults and free for children who are younger than 12.

EVENT: LSU AgCenter and the St. Tammany Master Gardeners’ annual Northshore Garden Show and Plant Sale.

DATE: Friday and Saturday.

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: St. Tammany Fairgrounds, 701 North Columbia St., Covington.

FOR MORE INFO: (985) 875-2635.

DETAILS: The show will feature free plant and gardening information, presentations by horticulture experts, more than 35 exhibitor booths, children’s activities and food concessions. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Parking is free.

WEDDINGS WITH STYLE

EVENT: “The Perfect Day” Weddings With Style.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PLACE: Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville.

FOR MORE INFO: (337) 224-0700.

DETAILS: The event will feature food, vendors, a fashion show and more.

TREE DEDICATION

EVENT: The Hundred Oaks Civic Association and Baton Rouge Green’s tree dedication ceremony.

DATE: Sunday.

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

PLACE: Home of Kell and B.J. McInnis, on Reymond Avenue.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 381-0037.

DETAILS: The Hundred Oaks Civic Association and Baton Rouge Green will hold a dedication ceremony of a live oak tree honoring the memory of Elizabeth “Danie” Miller Singleton, who died in November at the age of 89. A memorial plaque will be at the base of the tree, which is in the median on Reymond Avenue. Residents will gather before the dedication ceremony at the home of Kell and B.J. McInnis to remember Singleton, who was described as a one-woman hospitality committee for the neighborhood introducing old and new residents, baking chocolate chip cookies and serving as a bonding agent for all ages.

CAA

EVENT: Companion Animal Alliance “March Madness” promotion.

DATE: Throughout March.

PLACE: CAA office, 2680 Progress Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 774-7701 or http://www.caabr.org.

DETAILS: During the promotion, CAA will offer dogs that weigh more than 40 lbs for half price, which is $40. The price includes vaccinations, microchips and spay/neuter. CAA has a variety of dogs and cats, but purebreds are not included in the promotion.

EVENT: CAA volunteer call.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.caabr.org or (225) 774-7701.

DETAILS: CAA, a nonprofit organization that manages the East Baton Rouge animal shelter, is looking for volunteers who can do office work, like answer the phones, take messages, file documents, greet customers and more. To volunteer, fill out the application form and attend a brief training.

FACULTY & STAFF RETIREES

EVENT: LSU Faculty & Staff Retirees Club meeting.

DATE: Monday.

TIME: 2 p.m.

PLACE: Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 766-8311.

DETAILS: Guest speaker will be Mark Ewing, LSU senior associate athletic director. Ewing will discuss food, travel and other details in the athletic budget. All LSU retirees are welcome.

‘PRINTER PALOOZA’

EVENT: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council’s “Printer Palooza” free recycling event.

DATE: Through Friday.

TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

PLACE: CACRC office, 1400 Main St.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 379-3577.

DETAILS: During the recycling event, participants can donate old, unused or broken printers for free and receive a donation voucher. The event is for individual donations only. Donations will help CACRC provide refurbished computers and electronics at a reduced price to low-income individuals through the Computers for Louisiana’s Families program.

EBR LIBRARY

EVENT: Zohar and the Free Spirit Stilt Walkers.

DATE: Monday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4450.

DETAILS: Children will get to see a presentation of Afro-Caribbean culture with drummers and dancers in traditional African dress and stilts.

EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

DATE: Monday.

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: The celebration will be throughout the day. Patrons can create take-home leprechaun paper bag puppets and learn the history of leprechauns.

EVENT: “Introduction to PowerPoint.”

DATE: Monday.

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 how to prepare slides for a computer presentation.

EVENT: ”Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007.”

DATE: Tuesday 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: Learn how to create basic spreadsheets. Registration is required.

EVENT: Pinterest.

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: Noon.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4967.

DETAILS: Learn how to use Pinterest, a virtual Internet pinboard, for organizing and sharing things found on the Web.

EVENT: “Walking Tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 262-2640.

DETAILS: Learn about major points of Edgar Allan Poe’s life with a display of pictures, poetry and food.

EVENT: “Understanding and Rebuilding Credit.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 6 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4440.

DETAILS: The financial seminar is designed to help people understand their credit reports and provide simple ways to improve credit scores. Financial advisers from Gulf Coast Bank & Trust will lead the program.

EVENT: “Living Your Dreams: Taking Personal Responsibility.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Carlton Thornton, a motivational speaker, will talk to adults and teens about dealing with life’s challenges. He will discuss how procrastination, rationalization and denial stand between individuals and their dreams. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Internet.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 3 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 Internet for fun and research. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Internet.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 6 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1850.

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

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: Learn how to separate texts into columns and more.

EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1550.

DETAILS: Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Word 2007. Registration is required.

EVENT: Brown Bag Movie.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7560.

DETAILS: Children can watch a movie and enjoy paper bag lunches they brought. Lunches must be finger foods.

EVENT: “GarageBand.”

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1170.

DETAILS: Teen patrons can play “GarageBand” on the iPad.

EVENT: Louisiana Gospel Fellowship Choir.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 3 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Listen to a performance by the all-male Louisiana Gospel Fellowship Choir.

LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE

EVENT: Lunchtime Lagniappe’s “Louisiana’s Contributions to Advancements in Medicine” lecture.

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: Noon.

PLACE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 North Fourth St., downtown.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum.

DETAILS: Lunchtime Lagniappe, a weekly series of lectures that explores the culture and history of the state, will hold the lecture, “Louisiana’s Contributions to Advancements in Medicine.” Polly Rolman-Smith, a curator, will talk about Louisiana medical history using artifacts and images from the Louisiana State Museum. Refreshments will come from the Louisiana State Museum Friends for a small donation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Lectures are free and open to the public.

FGBRC

EVENT: Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Association meeting.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: BREC Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd., Room 111.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 751-6318.

DETAILS: The meeting will feature John Lopez, BREC program coordinator, and Barry Meyer, of The Arc, as speakers. They will give presentations on how their organizations work with communities. The meeting will also feature communities sharing ideas, programs, success stories and more.

ESPRIT DE FEMME AWARD

EVENT: LSU Women’s Center’s Esprit de Femme and Men Who Champion Women awards celebration.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: Sunrise.

PLACE: L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 Lauberge Ave.

FOR MORE INFO: summers@lsu.edu, (225) 578-7563 or http://www.lsu.edu/wc.

DETAILS: To celebrate Women’s History Month, the LSU Women’s Center will present the annual Esprit de Femme and Men Who Champion Women awards during a sunrise celebration. Michelle McCalope, of WAFB, will emcee. The Esprit de Femme award goes to a person who has made exceptional efforts toward the advancement of women. The recipients are Jeanette Alcon, Lindy Boggs, Sherri Brock, Mary-Brent Brown, Laurinda Calongne, Lolo Jones, Amy Mitchell-Smith and Jacqui Vines. The winner of the Men Who Champion Women award is Hillar Moore III. The celebration will also have an art patron’s auction. Tickets are $45 per person. Sponsorships are also available.

HERITAGE LECTURE

EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s “Heritage Lecture.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 6 p.m., reception; and 6:30 p.m., lecture.

PLACE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., East Room.

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

DETAILS: Charlsa Moore, an avid historian and tour guide at Magnolia Mound Plantation, will lecture about Henry Watkins Allen, a Louisiana governor and Confederate brigadier general in the Civil War. Calandro’s Fine Wine and Cellars will host the reception. Cost is free for FHL members and $10 for guests.

LSU DEPT. OF ENGLISH

EVENT: LSU Department of English’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, Room 1001 of LSU’s Energy, Coast, and Environment Building, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.english.lsu.edu/Events/2013/item57248.html.

DETAILS: The LSU Department of English will host “From Belizaire to Beasts: Louisiana Folklife and Filmmaking” as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series. Glen Pitre and Benh Zeitlin, two award-winning independent filmmakers, will talk about their work and its roots in Louisiana folk culture. Pitre is known for the films, “Belizaire the Cajun,” “Haunted Waters,” “Fragile Lands” and “The Scoundrel’s Wife.” Zeitlin is known for the films, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Glory at Sea.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

CAT HAVEN

EVENT: Cat Haven Inc.’s “Painting and Pinot” fundraiser.

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: Painting and Pinot, 7248 Perkins Road, Suite B.

FOR MORE INFO: http://paintingnpinot.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=369 or for reservations.

DETAILS: The fundraiser will help Cat Haven work with the community to facilitate animal rescues, adoptions and control through spay and neuter assistance. It will have painting, food and wine. Cost is $35.

MBA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

EVENT: LSU chapter of MBA Women International’s 5th annual “Keep the Pace 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.”

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 6 p.m.

PLACE: LSU Natatorium Field, off Nicholson Drive, LSU campus.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.active.com/5k-race/baton-rouge-la/keep-the-pace-5k-run-and-walk-2013 or to register early.

DETAILS: The run/walk will raise funds for the Charlotte Murray Pace Memorial MBA Scholarship with a small portion going to the MBA WI Chapter Support Fund for networking. The race will have food, drinks, live music and door prizes. Registration will start at 5 p.m. followed by the race at 6 p.m. Early registration is $15 for students and $20 for others. Registration on the day of the event is $25. Children younger than 12 can participate for $10. MBA WI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders and entrepreneurs enriching workforce diversity around the world.

WWII MEMORIAL WEEKEND

EVENT: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 258’s “William W. Perkins WWII Memorial Weekend.”

DATE: Friday and Saturday.

TIME: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

PLACE: The Old South Jamboree, 9554 Florida Blvd., Walker (Friday) and Sidney Hutchinson Memorial Park, 13730 Ball Park Road, Walker.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.ww2memorialweekend.com.

DETAILS: The memorial weekend will raise funds for the Louisiana War Veterans Home, veterans homeless shelters and care packages for service men and women overseas. It will start with the “USO/Swing Dance” Friday at the Old South Jamboree, which will feature a tribute to the golden age of radio performed by The Spotlight Theater Players. The dance will also feature swing music from Rosie and The Swingin’ Riveters. Doors will open at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the weekend will have firing demonstrations, battle re-enactments, displays, merchandise vendors, food vendors and music from the Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs, The Platinum Sound Orchestra and Jeremy Downey and Anita Leblanc. Tickets are $10 for the dance and are available at the door or by calling (225) 315-3776.

CAMEL TOE LADY STEPPERS

EVENT: Camel Toe Lady Steppers’ 10th annual “Luck Be a Lady Stepper” fundraiser.

DATE: Friday.

TIME: 8 p.m.

PLACE: Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/CTLSNOLA#!/CTLSNOLA.

DETAILS: The annual fundraiser will benefit the Roots of Music, a free, after-school music education and marching band program co-founded by Derrick Tabb, member of the Rebirth Brass Band and nominee for CNN’s “Hero of the Year.” It will feature multiple acts from the Roots of Music, Egg Yolk Jubilee, Beth Patterson, The Local Skank, Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe, emcee Debbie Davis and others. The highlight of the fundraiser will be three unique and historic dances from the Camel Toe Lady Steppers. There will also be a live auction, raffle and Zach Smith’s “Fo-Toe Booth.” Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include specialty cocktails, food and a premier viewing area. The Camel Toe Lady Steppers is an all-female marching krewe founded on Halloween in 2003.

KAPPA DELTA

EVENT: Kappa Delta Sorority’s annual jambalaya sale during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

DATE: Saturday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

PLACE: Along the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade (KD House, Cracker Barrel at Hollydale and Perkins and Billy Heroman’s).

DETAILS: The jambalaya sale will benefit the Prevent Child Abuse Foundation. Jambalaya plates come with a roll and salad and are $5 each. The goal is to surpass last year’s fundraiser, which raised more than $35,000 for the foundation.

SPRING STREET FESTIVAL

EVENT: 4th annual New Roads “Spring Street Festival & Open Classic Car Show.”

DATE: Saturday.

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

PLACE: Main Street, New Roads.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.pctourism.org.

DETAILS: The festival and show will celebrate the character of the community with a classic car show, food booths, live music, arts and crafts and more. The special attraction will be a “Jet Powered Bike.”

NO GLASS SLIPPERS

EVENT: “No Glass Slippers” donations needed.

DATE: Through March 22.

TIME: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Tryst), daily after 5 p.m. (Who’s Who) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Mt. Zion).

PLACE: Tryst Girls Studio, 6252 Florida Blvd.; Who’s Who, 10330 Airline Highway, Suite A1; and Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., Baton Rouge.

FOR MORE INFO: NoGlassSlippers225@gmail.com.

DETAILS: “No Glass Slippers,” a shoe charity event established in the Baton Rouge area to help young women get prom shoes for free, needs donations of new or gently used heels for the prom shoe giveaway. Shoes can be donated at the drop-off locations or by contacting “No Glass Slippers” for an alternative drop-off option.