About Town for June 16, 2013

AM. GARDEN AWARD

EVENT: American Garden Award voting

DATE: Now until Aug. 31.

TIME: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PLACE: All-America Selections Garden at Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/burdencenter or (225) 763-3990.

DETAILS: Members of the public can view and vote for one of the four contestants in the contest for the American Garden Award. The contestants are impatiens SunPatiens Compact Electric Orange, petunia Surfina Summer Double Pink, verbena Lanai Candy Cane and zinnia Zahara Cherry. The flowers are planted in the All-America Selections Garden, which is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on the right side of the main road, next to the Children’s Garden. Each participant can fill out a voting card after viewing the flowers or vote online at http://www.americangardenaward.com.

EBR LIBRARY

EVENT: “Creative Writing.”

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 778-5960.

DETAILS: Children are invited to write poetry or short fiction pieces and make a booklet of their own writing. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 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 prepare slides for a computer presentation. Registration is required.

EVENT: Mosaic tile coasters project.

DATE: Tuesday.

TIME: 2 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1870.

DETAILS: Tweens and teens can create coasters using colorful mosaic tile. The library will have all the supplies.

EVENT: “Introduction to the Internet.”

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 navigate the Internet for fun and research.

EVENT: “Create a Résumé in Microsoft Word 2007.”

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 10 a.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 763-2250.

DETAILS: Patrons can create an attractive, up-to-date résumé using Microsoft Word 2007.

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: “The Backyard Astronomer.”

DATE: Wednesday.

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 presentation will cover the basics of being an amateur astronomer, including how to safely make solar observations and how to differentiate stars from comets, asteroids, meteors and planets.

EVENT: Summer Breeze 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) 756-1180.

DETAILS: The library will hold its summer edition of Family Nite Bingo, which will include prizes. Registration is required.

EVENT: “Quiz Bowl: Potter, Percy, Peeta & Bilbo Baggins.”

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: Teens will break into teams and compete to see who knows the most about the “Harry Potter” book series, “The Hunger Games” book series, “The Olympians” and “The Hobbit.” Teens can also compete in a costume contest with library-appropriate costumes. Light refreshments will be provided.

EVENT: “Identity Theft: What It Is and What to Do About It.”

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 7 p.m.

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

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.

DETAILS: Bennett Blackledge, from Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, will lecture on identity theft prevention and steps to take after becoming a victim of identity theft. Registration is required.

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 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 and close files and more. Registration is required.

WOMEN & WINE

EVENT: Women & Wine on Wednesdays.

DATE: Wednesday.

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Glen’s, 5110 Corporate Blvd.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.WomenWineWednesday.com or to sign up.

DETAILS: Women & Wine on Wednesdays is a free, monthly networking event for women striving to balance their needs with family, career and community. It seeks to connect women by building new relationships and reconnecting old ones. Each meeting features a new winery that offers a white wine and a red wine at a special price. Women can sign up online, which does not involve a membership process.

LA. PHOTO SOCIETY

EVENT: Louisiana Photographic Society meeting.

DATE: Thursday.

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.

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

DETAILS: Daniel Calix will speak on strategies for integrating IT and photography. All photo enthusiasts are invited.

ADOPTION CONFERENCE

EVENT: St. Elizabeth Foundation’s “Adoption: Realities, Possibilities and Challenges” conference.

DATE: Thursday.

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

PLACE: Lod Cook Conference Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive.

FOR MORE INFO: (225) 769-8888, terrilyn@stelizabethfoundation.org or http://www.StElizabethFoundation.org for information or to register.

DETAILS: St. Elizabeth Foundation will sponsor a one-day conference on adoption that will cover several topics, including “Facts About Adoption,” “Pregnancy Counselors and Adoption” and “Understanding the Adoption Process.” It will provide five and a half hours of free CEUs.

THE GIVING QUILT

EVENT: The Giving Quilt Inc. & Wasted Women Bee’s quilt donation collection for tornado victims.

DATE: Tuesdays through Thursdays, until July 9.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLACE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road.

DETAILS: The Giving Quilt Inc. and Wasted Women Bee are collecting new quilts to donate to the Oklahoma tornado victims. Drop-off donation deadline is July 9.