Feb 11, 2013 16:14 Week Ahead Week Ahead Advocate story Feb. 11, 2013 Comments SUNDAY Community events BATON ROUGE CAMELLIA SOCIETY’S CAMELLIA SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. The show will feature more than 1,500 blooms on display. Experts will give advice on growing camellias. Participants can purchase many of the camellia cultivars. Admission is free. (225) 266-6054. KIDS’ LAB WORKSHOP: 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The workshop explores chemistry with hands-on activities. It is open to children, ages 6 to 12, and their parents or caregivers. Cost is free for LASM members and included in the price of general admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org. MONDAY Government meeting CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD: 6 p.m., Tanglewood Elementary School, 9352 Rustling Oaks Ave. DISTRICT 2 COMMUNITY MEETING: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road. Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel will hold a community meeting for residents in the Scotlandville area to discuss Genesis Energy’s expansion plan. Genesis Energy plans to expand by building a crude unit train facility at ExxonMobil’s Maryland Tank Farm, located off Scenic Highway and Blount Road. Representatives from ExxonMobil and Genesis Energy will answer questions and give a presentation on the expansion. Community events CRAFTY VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS: 2 p.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St. Patrons are invited to create Valentine’s Day cards using paper, fabric and other materials. (225) 354-7050. POE @ CARNIVAL — A SECOND LINE JAZZ FUNERAL: 7 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Patrons are invited to walk or dance behind a funeral procession with a brass band. (225) 756-1150. WEDNESDAY Community events STENCIL ME ON YOUR HEART: 4 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Patrons are invited to create romantically themed stencils, which staff members will use to create artwork. Patrons can pick up their artwork the next day. (225) 389-7450. VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY: 4:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. The party will have a Valentine’s Day-themed bingo, cookies and popcorn. Patrons can also make valentines to give to someone special. THURSDAY Government meeting DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: 8 a.m., Kean Miller Conference Center, II City Plaza, 400 Convention St., seventh floor. Updates on several projects like the Downtown Greenway and streetscape beautification. http://www.brgov.com/dept/ddd or (225) 389-5520. Community events THE TELL-TALE HEART — TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART: 11 a.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. Dr. Charles Thompson, from the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, will speak on heart health. Patrons can also see demonstrations of CPR and get free blood pressure screenings. (225) 658-1840. POP-UP VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS: 2 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Patrons can make pop-up Valentine’s Day cards. (225) 763-2270. SATURDAY Community events WELLNESS DAY CONFERENCE: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. The conference will have free health screenings, exhibits and educational sessions. Screenings include heart attack and stroke risk assessment, blood pressure, body fat percentage, skin and more. http://www.pbrc.edu. MEDIA WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m., The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd. The Baton Rouge Association of Black Journalists is sponsoring a media workshop for churches, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and anyone interested in knowing how to conduct business with the news media. For information, visit the group’s Facebook page. Cost is $10 at the door. GET THE DIRT ON COMPOSTING: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. A representative from the East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office will talk about the benefits of composting like reduction of home waste and improvement of soil quality. (225) 389-7450. CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org. CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org. UNCOVERING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: 2 p.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Patrons looking for help with their African-American History Month project can learn how to use the library’s databases to find primary source documents and scholarly research. (225) 389-4959. A VISIT FROM THE ST. GEORGE FIRE DEPARTMENT: 2 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Representatives from the St. George Fire Protection District will talk to children about fire safety. They also will show how firefighters’ gear keeps them safe and give a tour of the fire engines. (225) 756-1160.