About Town for March 9, 2014

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

WHAT: “African-Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana,” a Lunchtime Lagniappe program.

WHEN: Noon, March 12.

WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.

INFORMATION: crt.state.la.us/museum.

DETAILS: Sherry T. Broussard, storyteller and author of “Images of America: African-Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana,” will speak. Many people in this area have mixed bloodlines that include Native American, African, French and Creole descent. Programs are free. The public is encouraged to bring own lunches.

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

WHAT: “The Vagina Monologues” performance to benefit Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR).

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 3. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

TICKETS: $30; $15 for seniors and students. manshiptheatre.org or call (225) 344-0334.

DETAILS: STAR is a nonprofit with the goal of building a healthy community that fosters equality and acceptance. STAR provides advocacy, support and education to those affected by sexual trauma. For more information, visit brstar.org.

WIN A CAR

WHAT: Raffle of a 2014 Chevy Camaro convertible, valued at $40,000, as a fundraiser for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging.

WHEN: Tickets on sale until May 5 drawing.

TICKETS: $20. Visit ebrcoaraffle.com or call (225) 923-8000.

DETAILS: Proceeds support programs and services the COA provides to seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish.