Around Baton Rouge for Feb. 26, 2013

Community events

“America’s Civil Rights Journey”: 9 a.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Union, Southern University. The screening of “America’s Civil Rights Journey — Uncovered: Real … To Reel,” a series of documentaries by Keith Beauchamp, will start with the documentary “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.” The other documentaries will follow at 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Baton Rouge Magnet High School, 2825 Government St. Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Tony Brown will address a select group of East Baton Rouge students as well as open a “Black History Time Capsule.” In addition to Brown’s career retrospection, the event will include a panel discussion involving civic and community leaders as well as a multimedia Black History presentation. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to email their RSVP to

The Black Inventions Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave. The center will host a Black History Program featuring The Black Inventions Museum, a traveling exhibition of artifacts and inventions created by people of African descent.

Recital Hall Series: 5:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. Pam Ryan, a guest violist, will perform along with Deborah Bish on clarinet and David Kalhous on piano as part of the Recital Hall Series. The three each will play solo works and end with a trio. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. (225) 578-6941.

college night on the bluff: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Southern University’s F.G. Clark Activity Center. The university will offer high school seniors scholarships and information on exciting paths of study at this annual event. The university is inviting not only high school seniors, but also juniors, their parents and others considering Southern. Representatives from the various disciplines and staff will be present to discuss financial aid, student life and academics. (225) 771-7827.

Tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will tutor middle and high school students for free. Students and accompanying adults should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

Self-Defense Workshop: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Deputy Antonio Carter from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office will teach basic self-defense techniques and behaviors. Registration is required. (225) 756-1150.

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