Week Ahead for Jan. 27, 2013

SUNDAY

Community events

  • MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., along North Boulevard at Town Center, downtown Baton Rouge. The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will hold its 14th annual “Mystic Krewe of Mutts,” the largest fundraiser for CAAWS. The fundraiser will start off with food, shopping, information, activities, demonstrations and more during Bark in the Park. A costume contest will take place at noon followed by the parade at 1:30 p.m. that will start at St. Ferdinand Street and end at Fourth Street. This year’s theme is “Totally Pawsome ’80s.” Raising Cane’s is the premier sponsor. http://www.caaws.org.
  • BATON ROUGE BRIDAL SHOW: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. The show will feature wedding vendors, wedding inspiration and door prizes. Grand prizes include a honeymoon to Jamaica, wedding coordination services, photography sessions and more. Registration will start at noon. Tickets are $15 (cash only) at the door. http://www.batonrougebridalshow.com.

MONDAY

Government meetings

  • CAPITAL REGION PLANNING COMMISSION: 5:30 p.m., Baker Municipal Building, Baker.
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD: 6 p.m., Central High School, 10200 E. Brookside Drive, Central.

Community event

  • BINGO: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. A free bingo game with the winners getting prizes. Registration is required. (225) 389-7450.
  • BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. David Dismukes, director of policy analysis at the LSU Center for Energy Studies, will discuss Louisiana manufacturing development and natural gas production based on a recent study. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for others.
  • CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: 6 p.m., Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St. Metro Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards will meet with District 5 residents. (225) 389-4831 or (225) 389-5171.

TUESDAY

Community events

  • LSU FORUM ON HEALTH CARE EFFECTIVENESS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, 6400 Perkins Road. The 16th annual forum, titled “LSU Health: Building Blocks for the Future,” will focus on the redesign of public health care in Louisiana, which is leading to public-private partnerships between LSU hospitals and local hospitals. The forum is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. Participants can register at the event or online at http://www.pbrc.edu/events/lsuhealth. http://www.lsuhospitals.org.
  • TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Student and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

THURSDAY

Government meetings

  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM FORUM: 6 p.m., Scotlandville High, 9870 Scotland Ave. Superintendent Bernard Taylor will discuss proposed attendance zones.

Community events

  • TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Student and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.
  • “DOWNTON ABBEY” SUPER SNEAK PEEK: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 7733 Perkins Road. Participants will get to see Episode 5 of “Downtown Abbey” before the rest of Louisiana and enjoy a dinner. Tickets are $25 each. Space is limited. (225) 767-4214 or http://www.lpb.org.

FRIDAY

Community events

  • LSU CONCERT SPECTACULAR: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theatre, Raphael Semmes Road, LSU campus. The concert will raise funds for the LSU School of Music scholarship fund. It will feature music by the LSU Symphony Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Schola Cantorum, The LSU Jazz Ensemble, Hamiruge, the LSU Percussion Ensemble and the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana. It will also feature The Rodrigue Steinway, a grand piano painted in the style of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for LSU faculty/staff and seniors and $15 for students. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.cmda.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY

Community event

  • LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive, LSU campus. The 31st annual open house will include a self-guided tour through the school building and the veterinary hospital with students, faculty and staff providing information and exhibits along the way. It also will feature a petting zoo, animal demonstrations and a teddy bear repair station for children. (225) 578-9565 or http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu.