‘About Town’ for June 9, 2013

FHL

  • EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana 2013 Preservation Awards nominations.
  • DATE: Submit through June 17.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.fhl.org/FHL/Preservation/PreservAward.shtm or (225) 387-2464.
  • DETAILS: FHL is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Preservation Awards to be presented at its annual banquet at 6 p.m. July 31 at the Hilton Capitol Center. The organization recognizes those who exemplify its mission of preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of Louisiana. To access a nomination form, visit the foundation’s website. Mail or deliver nomination material by June 17 to the foundation at P.O. Box 908, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Attn.: Preservation Awards Committee.
  • EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana Heritage Lecture.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m.
  • PLACE: The Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd.
  • DETAILS: Vincent Caire will lecture and discuss his book, “Louisiana Aviation — An Extraordinary History in Photographs.” He will also sign his book, a publication of LSU Press. The event is free to FHL members and $10 for guests. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.
  • LSU LEISURE CLASSES

    • EVENT: LSU Leisure Classes.
    • DATE: Registration now open.
    • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.lsu.edu/leisureclasses, (225) 578-5119 or the LSU Student Union, Room 107.
    • DETAILS: LSU Leisure Classes registration is open and offers more than 75, noncredit, personal enrichment classes in the following categories: communication and language, crafts, drawing and painting, family, fiber arts, fitness and sports, food and spirits, fun and games, home and garden, jewelry, outdoors, performing arts, photography, pottery and sculpture, textile arts and writing. Visit the website, call or visit the LSU Student Union for a free copy of the summer brochure. Classes are small, and prices are reasonable.

    EBR LIBRARY

    • EVENT: “Computers Without Fear.”
    • DATE: Monday.
    • TIME: 10 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.
    • DETAILS: Learn computer basics.
    • EVENT: “Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007.”
    • 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 separate text into columns and more.
    • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 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 the basics of Microsoft Word 2007.
    • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007.”
    • DATE: Tuesday.
    • TIME: 2 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4967.
    • DETAILS: Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2007.
    • EVENT: Recycled Plastic Bottle Earrings.
    • DATE: Tuesday.
    • TIME: 2 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1870.
    • DETAILS: Teens can create earrings from recycled water bottles.
    • EVENT: Zachary Teen Council.
    • 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: The Zachary Teen Council will meet. New members in grades 8 and up are welcome.
    • EVENT: Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market.
    • DATE: Wednesday.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7540.
    • DETAILS: Farm fresh produce from Louisiana farmers will be available from the mobile Red Stick Farmers Market.
    • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.”
    • DATE: Wednesday.
    • TIME: 9:30 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 924-9385.
    • DETAILS: Learn how to prepare slides for a computer presentation.
    • EVENT: “Introduction to the Library’s Online Catalog.”
    • DATE: Wednesday.
    • 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: Learn how to navigate the library’s online catalog. Registration is required.
    • EVENT: Swimsuit Cover-Up How-To.
    • 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 simple swimsuit cover-up out of cotton knit fabric.
    • EVENT: “Rappin’ Ear Buds.”
    • DATE: Thursday.
    • TIME: 3 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 778-5960.
    • DETAILS: Teens can create and personalize ear buds.
    • EVENT: Teen Night: Zachary’s Got Talent.
    • DATE: Thursday.
    • TIME: 6:30 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1870.
    • DETAILS: Share your talent or watch the performance.
    • EVENT: “The Power of Belief.”
    • DATE: Thursday.
    • TIME: 7 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1180.
    • DETAILS: Motivational speaker Carlton Thornton will discuss facing challenges and overcoming obstacles in life. Registration is required.
    • EVENT: Humane Society Pet Adoption.
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 924-9385.
    • DETAILS: The Humane Society of Louisiana will have animals available for adoption.
    • EVENT: “Computers Without Fear.”
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 9:30 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 924-9385.
    • DETAILS: Learn computer basics.
    • EVENT: “Floating Souls: The Canal Murders.”
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1580.
    • DETAILS: Author Mary Manhein will discuss her new fiction book. Registration is required.
    • EVENT: “Investing Online.”
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
    • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
    • DETAILS: Learn about using the library’s online database, Valueline.

    PRINCE HALL

    • EVENT: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Louisiana’s 150th anniversary and Esther Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliation Inc. of Louisiana’s 75th anniversary celebration.
    • DATE: Wednesday through Sunday, June 16.
    • PLACE: Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave. (Eastern Star headquarters); Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Drive (Masons headquarters).
    • FOR MORE INFO: (504) 931-0062.
    • DETAILS: The five-day celebration will include a concert, an awards program, banquet, breakfast meeting, health fair, a closing joint worship service and more.

    LSU AGCENTER

    • EVENT: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden’s Vegetable Workshop.
    • DATE: Thursday.
    • TIME: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • PLACE: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane.
    • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-3990.
    • DETAILS: The free workshop provides information to parents and teachers on growing and maintaining a vegetable garden. Topic will be “What is a Weed, What is a Plant?” Registration is required.
    • EVENT: LSU AgCenter Garden Fest.
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • PLACE: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane.
    • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.lsuagcentr.com/burden or (225) 763-3990.
    • DETAILS: The event features food by the Louisiana Culinary Institute and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, music, hayride tours, a Red Stick Idol contest and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children under age 3.e_SClB SPCA of Livingston
    • EVENT: SPCA of Livingston Pet Adoption.
    • DATE: Saturday.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • PLACE: Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge, 5853 Siegen Lane.
    • DETAILS: A number of pets will be up for adoption.