About Town for July 14, 2013

BR ORCHID SOCIETY

  • EVENT: Baton Rouge Orchid Society annual show and sale.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: Baton Rouge Garden Center, 3790 Independence Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 383-3554 or http://www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.
  • DETAILS: The event will feature more than 100 varieties of orchids. Theme is “Orchid Road Show.” Commercial vendors from the Gulf Coast region will have orchid plants for sale. There will also be an orchid competition both for flowers and displays judged by certified judges from the American Orchid Society. Admission is free.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

  • EVENT: Pointe Coupee Historical Society lecture.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: La Sainte Mese at St. Mary of False River Catholic Church, New Roads.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 240-3421 or http://pointcoupeehistoricalsociety.org.
  • DETAILS: Bastille Day event will be followed by a reception at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 West Main St., New Roads.
  • EVENT: Pointe Coupee Historical Society lecture.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 West Main St., New Roads.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 240-3421 or http://pointcoupeehistoricalsociety.org.
  • DETAILS: Architect and professor Eddie Cazayoux will discuss “Creole Architecture: Responding to Climate Then and Now.” Admission is free.

CHRISTIAN COTILLION

  • EVENT: Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church Inaugural Christian Debutante Cotillion.
  • DATE: Sunday.
  • TIME: 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (504) 251-6773 or for tickets, (504) 289-7815.
  • DETAILS: The event, “Visions of an Enchanted Evening,” will include dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $25.

EBR LIBRARY

  • 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: Super Suds.
  • 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 make homemade soap. All supplies will be provided.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Facebook and Twitter.”
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 3 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-4967.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to use the social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter. Participants must have an existing email address.
  • EVENT: The Stitcher Mixer.
  • DATE: Tuesday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 231-3750.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to knit a simple ribbed scarf.
  • 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 a basic spreadsheet. Registration is required.
  • 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: Learn How to Make Christmas Ornaments.
  • 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 ornaments using cornstarch.
  • EVENT: “Healthy Snacks for You.”
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 2:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1840.
  • DETAILS: LSU AgCenter assistant area nutrition agent Karen Stevens will discuss nutrition education and demonstrate how to make a healthy smoothie. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: Wire-Wrapped Marble Pendants.
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 262-2640.
  • DETAILS: Learn how to make a marble pendant. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: Stars and Stripes Forever: Family Night 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: Wear red, white and blue for family bingo. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: Modular Origami Part II.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 4 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7570.
  • DETAILS: Teens can learn how to piece together a folded masterpiece.
  • EVENT: “Census Data for Writers of Grant Proposals.”
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 274-4440.
  • DETAILS: The workshop will cover census demographics that will help build a case for project funding.
  • EVENT: “Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 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 flyer, a pamphlet, a newsletter and more.
  • EVENT: “Get Your Plate in Shape.”
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 11:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 354-7540.
  • DETAILS: LSU AgCenter assistant area nutrition agent Karen Stevens will discuss nutrition education and demonstrate how to make a healthy smoothie. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: “The Secrets of Starting and Dominating Your Fantasy Football League.”
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 2:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1540.
  • DETAILS: Learn the basics of fantasy football. Soda and chips will be served. Registration is required.
  • EVENT: The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 658-1840.
  • DETAILS: The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will perform music, including tunes from 19th-century America, Irish, Cajun and old-time melodies.

ART AND FASHION SHOW

  • EVENT: “Amplify Your Style” Art and Fashion Show Fundraiser.
  • DATE: Wednesday.
  • TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • PLACE: Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (504) 534-5147 or http://www.themicamped.org/where-ya-at.
  • DETAILS: The fundraiser will include a special appearance by Lamman Rucker, along with performances by Michaela Harrison and Ronnie Bell, and art by Myesha Frances and Ayo Y. Scott. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. Attire is all white chic. Proceeds will benefit the redevelopment of the Milne Boys Home.

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM

  • EVENT: Capitol Park Museum’s Summer Series.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 342-5428.
  • DETAILS: The series will highlight Louisiana’s Acadian, Cajun and Creole heritage. The topic is “Preserving the Heritage: Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana-Spirit of the Atchafalaya.” The program is free, and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6 p.m.

LA. PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

  • EVENT: Louisiana Photographic Society meeting.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • PLACE: Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: http://laphotosociety.com.
  • DETAILS: Troy Kleinpeter will discuss flash photography and photographing people.

FHL

  • EVENT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana Heritage Lecture series.
  • DATE: Thursday.
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: East Room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 387-2464 or http://www.fhl.org.
  • DETAILS: Author, professor and architect J. Michael Desmond will discuss his book, “The Architecture of LSU.” The event is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Preregistration is requested. A reception will begin at 6 p.m.

CASA

  • EVENT: Court Appointed Special Advocates 19th annual playhouse raffle fundraiser.
  • DATE: Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 11.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 379-8598 or http://www.casabr.org.
  • DETAILS: The CASA playhouse, valued at $17,000, will be available for viewing at the lower level center court of the Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Raffle tickets for the playhouse are $5 each and are available at the mall, the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave., or online at http://www.casabr.org. The drawing will be held at noon Sunday, Aug. 11, at a CASA Kids Day safety fair at the mall.
  • EVENT: Court Appointed Special Advocates Fiesta.
  • DATE: Sunday, July 21.
  • TIME: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • PLACE: Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 379-8598.
  • DETAILS: The event will feature a silent auction, live music, Mexican cuisine, margaritas and dancing with The Better Than Nobody Band. Tickets are $50.

DOG FASHION CONTEST

  • EVENT: Harleywood K9 Fashion Contest.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • PLACE: Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge, 5853 Siegen Lane.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 326-8749 or http://www.spaybatonrouge.org.
  • DETAILS: Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge will host a dog fashion show fundraiser. Dog owners can enter their costumed pets and accompany them down the red carpet. Donna Britt, of WAFB, will host the event. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. Food carts will be on site. Proceeds will allow Spay Baton Rouge to continue providing spay and neuter services.

SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY

  • EVENT: Five Star Lady’s Society 4th annual School Supply Giveaway.
  • DATE: Saturday.
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge.

BBQ FUNDRAISER

  • EVENT: Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee Bar-B-Q Chicken Fundraiser.
  • DATE: Sunday, July 21.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • PLACE: St. Mary Kiwanis Park, Main Street, New Roads.
  • FOR MORE INFO: (225) 718-1319.
  • DETAILS: The “Winner, Winner, Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner” fundraiser will include barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member.