Around Baton Rouge for Feb. 27, 2013 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • METRO COUNCIL: 4 p.m., 222 St. Louis St.
  • SCHOOL SAFETY/SECURITY COMMUNITY FORUM: 6 p.m., Northeast Elementary School, 13801 Port Hudson-Pride Road. Superintendent Bernard Taylor will host a series of community forums to get public input on school safety and security in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. Participants will also discuss the proposed 2013-14 school year calendar and next year’s calendar.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE AREA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS: 7:30 a.m., Camelot Club, 451 Florida St. Award-winning veteran journalist Tony Brown will speak to the group for local media professionals, which is recruiting members. The public is welcome. Continental breakfast is $9.50 plus tax. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.
  • ZOHAR AND THE FREE SPIRIT WALKERS: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Zohar and the Free Spirit Walkers will give a presentation on Afro-Caribbean culture with dancers and drummers. (225) 756-1150.
  • 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.
  • SALARY NEGOTIATIONS 101: 11:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Anne Nowak, a career coach from the library’s Career Center, will lead a class on the rules and techniques of salary negotiating. Registration is required. (225) 381-8434.
  • U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND BRASS QUINTET: 5:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. The concert is free.
  • BATON ROUGE BUS BOYCOTT REMEMBRANCE: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. The North Boulevard Town Square Beacon will air the documentary, “Signpost to Freedom” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. The viewing is free and open to the public. http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • YOUTH OASIS CHILDREN’S SHELTER BAND FEST: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Youth Oasis Children’s Shelter will host its first “Band Fest” featuring local bands competing to win an opportunity to play at a renowned venue. The bands are The Michael Foster Project, Nice Dog, The Upper Two, Red Panda and Young Band Nation Blues Project. The fest will support the shelter’s programs, which help at-risk children in the area. Tickets are $15 each; $20 with jambalaya. (225) 343-6300 or http://www.youthoasis.org.
  • HELPING YOU HELP YOURSELF SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Dutch Physical Therapy, 5627 Bankers Ave. The free seminar will feature Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, of the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, discussing different causes of hip pain and ways to treat hip pain. (225) 588-2068 or http://www.DutchPT.com.
  • BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Road, LSU campus. The LSU Symphony Orchestra will continue the Beethoven Festival, which features all nine of Beethoven symphonies, by performing Symphony No. 3 “Eroica.” Willis Delony will be the pianist. The program will also include Beethoven’s Sibelius’ Finlandia. Jeffrey Perry, a professor of music theory, will talk about the symphony’s context and meaning. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $17 for seniors, faculty members and staff members and $12 for students. (225) 578-5128.