About Town for April 7, 2013

FESTFORALL

  • EVENT: FestForAll art and music festival.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • PLACE: North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.acgbr.com.
  • DETAILS: The event includes live music, 100 visual artists, activities for kids, food and more. Admission is free.

LSU TEXTILE

  • EVENT: The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum’s donation collection for the annual Your Friends Closet Sale.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: LSU Human Ecology Building, corner of Tower and South Campus drives.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 578-2448.
  • DETAILS: The event is to collect gently worn vintage, designer and current fashion clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children. Donations are for the Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum’s annual Your Friends Closet Sale, which is Oct. 13.

HILLTOP TOURS

  • EVENT: Tour I, “A Walk in Walden,” of Hilltop Arboretum’s 2013 Spring Garden Tours.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PLACE: Six homes and the Walden Clubhouse at the Walden Subdivision, southeast Baton Rouge.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 767-6916 or http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop.
  • DETAILS: Tour I: “A Walk in Walden” is the first of three tours for Hilltop Arboretum’s 2013 Spring Garden Tours. Homes at Walden are located on cul-de-sacs with a view of three lakes, foundations and cypress trees. The tour will include the homes of Phyllis Nola, 8021 Walden Road, Cul-de-sac D; Lyn Tucker, 8011 Walden Road, Cul-de-sac D; Emily Stich and Jim Willis, 1859 Applewood Road, Cul-de-sac U; Debby and Michael Boies, 1829 Applewood Road, Cul-de-sac U; Randy Harrison, 1231 Thoreau Drive; and Patsy and Ron Perritt, 1221 Thoreau Drive. The tour will also have refreshments and music by local band Hungry Hungry at the Walden Clubhouse, 1201 Thoreau Drive. Other tours are May 5 and May 19. Ticket package for the series is $35. Single tour tickets are $20. They are available at each garden the day of the tour, online at http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop, at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, by calling (225) 767-6916 or by emailing hilltop@tigers.lsu.edu.

WBR HISTORICAL

  • EVENT: West Baton Rouge Historical Association and West Baton Rouge Museum celebrate 45 years of service.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 344-8775.
  • DETAILS: The event celebrates 45 years of service to the community. Present and past board members will be recognized and highlights of the past 45 years will be presented. The museum exhibit, “Heroes: Photographs by Steve Shapiro, A Collection of 20th Century Portraits of America’s Champions,” will also open.

SPRING GARDEN SHOW

  • EVENT: 34th annual New Orleans Spring Garden Show.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PLACE: City Park Botanical Garden, New Orleans.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (504) 483-9471.
  • DETAILS: Speakers, exhibits and sales booths will be featured throughout the garden. Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter horticulture experts will be available to answer questions from homeowners. LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab will test soil samples from homeowners for $10 per each 1-pint soil sample, payable by check or money order. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Admission is free for children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park.

CAA

  • EVENT: Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge’s “Spring Break” cat adoption event.
  • DATE: Through April 30.
  • PLACE: CAA Shelter, 2680 Progress Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 774-7701, http://www.caabr.org or http://www.projectpurrBR.org.
  • DETAILS: All adult cats are half price, which is $40. The price includes all vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter.

LSU 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: Cathy Fontenot, assistant warden at Angola State Penitentiary, will give an insider’s view of the prison. All LSU retirees are invited.

EBR LIBRARY

  • EVENT: “Learning with Ed2Go.”
  • DATE: Monday.
  • TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7450.
  • DETAILS: Patrons can sign up for an Ed2Go class of their choice Monday. Ed2Go classes are free online education classes that can lead to certifications. Each class has six weeks of active instruction followed by a two-week grace period where participants complete their course’s requirements. The library will set aside eight computers every Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. until the end of the eight weeks for those who sign up.
  • EVENT: “Computers Without Fear.”
  • 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 the basics without the worry of breaking anything.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3250.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Word. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 3 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4967.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of working in Microsoft Word 2007.
  • EVENT: Teen POEtry Cafe @ Zachary.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1870.
  • DETAILS: Teens are invited to read poetry of their choice with an emphasis on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The event will also have a family-friendly costume contest and refreshments, including decaf coffee, teas, cookies and popcorn.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to the Library’s Online Databases.”
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • 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 library’s online databases. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “How to Make a Wedding Garter.”
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • 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 make a purple and gold garter for a bride who is an LSU fan.
  • 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: Family Nite Bingo.
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
  • DETAILS: The bingo theme is the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Winners will get to choose from several prizes that are wrapped so they won’t know what they are choosing. Registration is required.
  • 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. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Create a Résumé in Microsoft Word 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: Intermediate-level students will use Microsoft Word 2007 to create or update their résumés.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Computers.”
  • 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 how to use a mouse, open files, close files and more. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: GED Prep Classes for Adults.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: Noon.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4440.
  • DETAILS: Doris Grimes, certified adult teacher, will help adults prepare for the GED. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “Second Saturday Chess and Checkers.”
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1860.
  • DETAILS: Children can spend the afternoon playing chess and checkers.
  • EVENT: Bluebonnet’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
  • DETAILS: The celebration will have music from the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society and blues artists Dom and Ace, refreshments and a tour of the BREC Bluebonnet Swamp trails. Patrons will also get to see the newly completed flooring project.
  • EVENT: Poem Script Scarf project.
  • 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: Teens can celebrate National Poetry Month by writing poems on scarves using markers.
  • EVENT: “Beginner Backyard Chickens with Chris Frink.”
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 3:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7540.
  • DETAILS: Chris Frink of Slow Food Baton Rouge will present a workshop on raising chickens. The presentation will include a display of caged chickens and refreshments.

WARRIORS FOR FREEDOM

  • EVENT: The Red, White and Blue Warriors for Freedom Foundation’s Gala.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: L’Auberge ballroom, Baton Rouge.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.warriorsforfreedom.org.
  • DETAILS: The event will include silent and live auctions, First Class Jazz Band, catering by L’Auberge, and talks by Maj. Ed Pulido, the Warriors For Freedom founder, and Dr. Nick Abraham, a psychiatrist who has done research on post traumatic stress disorder. The gala’s goal is to educate everyday people on the struggles that veterans have when returning home and raise money for the organization. Tickets are $200 per couple and are available at the door.

SENIOR EXPO

  • EVENT: All American Senior Crime Prevention Expo.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • PLACE: Cortana Mall, Entrance 2, next to Virginia College.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 892-4968.
  • DETAILS: The East Baton Rouge Parish Seniors and Law Enforcement Together will present the expo. Featured speakers will include Mayor Kip Holden and District Attorney Hillar Moore III. The free event will also include lunch, health screenings, door prizes and presentations on senior safety tips and insurance fraud for the elderly. Call to RSVP.

VEGETABLE WORKSHOP

  • EVENT: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden’s vegetable workshop series.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-3990.
  • DETAILS: The series of workshops will cover a variety of gardening topics to help people establish and maintain vegetable gardens. This workshop will cover “Starting and Growing Your Own Vegetable Transplants.” Admission is free, but registration is required.

HERITAGE LECTURE

  • EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s “Heritage Lecture” series.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., lecture.
  • PLACE: East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 387-2464 or http://www.fhl.org.
  • DETAILS: Charles Martin, a South Louisiana photographer, will give a lecture titled “Perique Mystique.” Perique is known as the strongest and most flavorful tobacco plant. Martin spent eight years documenting the harvesting and processing of perique, which is only cultivated in St. James Parish starting back in the 19th century. Calandro’s Select Cellars will provide refreshments. Cost is free for FHL members and $10 for guests.

FGBRCA

  • EVENT: Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations meeting.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: BREC Independence Park, Room 111, 7500 Independence Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 751-6318.
  • DETAILS: Communities will share ideas, programs, success stories, newsletters, communication methods, compliance practices and more during the meeting.

CRAWFISH BOIL FOR SRS.

  • EVENT: East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s 2nd annual Crawfish Boil for Seniors.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: EBRCOA’s main location, 5790 Florida Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.ebrcoa.org or (225) 923-8000.
  • DETAILS: The crawfish boil is part of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s 40th anniversary celebration. The celebration will end with an annual meeting and Volunteer Celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 15 at the BREC Administrative Building, 6201 Florida Blvd.

MARKET AT THE MILL

  • EVENT: Market at the Mill.
  • DATE: Friday through Sunday, April 14.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • PLACE: Old Cotton Mill, 311 Mill St., New Roads.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 638-5360, ext. 212.
  • DETAILS: The market will have vendors with antique furniture and rugs, gifts, arts, crafts and more.

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

  • EVENT: Historic House Tour, sponsored by the Pointe Coupee Historical Society.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • PLACE: Four houses in Pointe Coupee Parish.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 638-6575.
  • DETAILS: Four houses now operating as bed-and-breakfast inns will be open to the public for touring. The houses are the Pointe Coupee Bed-and-Breakfast in the Samson House, Richey Street, New Roads; Dreyfus House Bed-and-Breakfast, on the banks of Bayou Grosse Tete in Livonia; the Mon Reve cottage and the Pourciau House. The tour is free. Maps are available at the four houses, the Poydras Center in New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Museum on False River Road near Parlange.

MASTER GARDENERS

  • EVENT: East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners Association’s annual plant sale.
  • DATE: Saturday and Sunday, April 14.
  • TIME: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • PLACE: Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.mgplantsale.com.
  • DETAILS: The sale will have a selection of plants, including roses, figs, blueberries, day lilies and more. It will also have a plant health clinic and a children’s booth. Proceeds will go to gardening-related educational projects.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

  • EVENT: Baton Rouge International School’s Flavors of the World Gala.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
  • PLACE: Louisiana State Museum, 660 North 4th St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.brintl.com.
  • DETAILS: The gala will have music, food and drinks from around the world, a silent auction, dignitaries representing foreign countries and local and state personalities. Attire is cocktail. The event will celebrate the school’s first graduating class as well as raise funds for building a multi-educational facility for the students and community at large.

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE

  • EVENT: Women of Excellence Luncheon.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 11 a.m.
  • PLACE: Mount Pilgrim Family Life Center, 9700 Scenic Highway.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.brlanaasc.com or brlanaasc@gmail.com.
  • DETAILS: The luncheon is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. It will honor Jean Armstrong, Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and Delores Spikes as well as raise funds for scholarships going to local young women attending Spelman College. Admission is $30.

MOONLIGHT & JAZZ

  • EVENT: 7th annual Moonlight & Jazz.
  • DATE: Sunday, April 21.
  • TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 761-1784.
  • DETAILS: The St. Michael High School Jazz Ensemble will perform to benefit the SMHS Warrior Band. Dinner will be provided by chef John Folse. Tickets are $75 and include wine, dinner, dessert and music. Deadline for ticket purchase is Wednesday.