The week ahead

SUNDAY

Community events

BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO SALUTES OUR VETERANS: Activities include Elephant Programs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Otter Chats at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre programs at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A special eagle chat will take place at 11:15 a.m. at the bird exhibit directly across from the aquarium. Visit our two bald eagles and learn about this incredible species, its plight in the wild and ultimate success story. The Zoo is offering complimentary admission for military veterans, active (including deployed) military plus family members who accompany them (valid for up to five 5 admissions). Must present valid military ID. (225) 775-3877.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK: Noon, Town Lawn of North Boulevard Town Square. “Sunday in the Park” is a series of free outdoor concerts.

MONDAY

Community events

BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Dr. G. Pearson Cross, head of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s political science department will discuss his analysis of the results of the Nov. 6 elections for president and congress in Louisiana. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

TUESDAY

Government meeting

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION: 8 a.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Road. Join us as we discuss a number of exciting projects including updates on the Galvez Plaza Stage Canopy, Commerce Building, Downtown Greenway, and special new business announcements. (225) 389-5520.

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will offer free, one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adults should come 10 minutes early to register. For more information, call (225) 924-4271.

WEDNESDAY

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, off Tower Drive, LSU campus. LSU’s Department of Theatre Mainstage will begin its 2012-2013 season with “Elephant’s Graveyard,” a play written by George Brant about America’s ongoing preoccupation with spectacle, violence and revenge. The performance will be a pay-what-you-can night with the recommended minimum donation being $10. For more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will offer free, one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adults should come 10 minutes early to register. For more information, call (225) 924-4271.

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, off Tower Drive, LSU campus. LSU’s Department of Theatre Mainstage will begin its 2012-2013 season with “Elephant’s Graveyard,” a play written by George Brant about America’s ongoing preoccupation with spectacle, violence and revenge. The performance will be a sneak preview with tickets being $12 each. For more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

FRIDAY

Community event

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, off Tower Drive, LSU campus. LSU’s Department of Theatre Mainstage will begin its 2012-2013 season with “Elephant’s Graveyard,” a play written by George Brant about America’s ongoing preoccupation with spectacle, violence and revenge. The performance will be the opening night of the production. Tickets are $12 for students, $15 for seniors and LSU faculty and staff members, and $18 for general admission. For more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY

Community event

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Safari Nights include walking tours, hands-on activities and animal encounters. It is designed for groups of 15 people or more. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (225) 775-3877.