Around Baton Rouge for March 9, 2013

Community events

Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus. Admission for the two-day garden show is $5 for adults and free for children who are younger than 12. (225) 578-2222.

Trash & Treasure Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The old Wal-Mart building, 14740 Plank Road. The Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge’s Trash & Treasure Sale will benefit several local charities, including Brave Heart, St. Vincent de Paul, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and more. It will have furniture, collectables, clothing, jewelry, housewares and appliances. (225) 329-3243.

SCHOOL EXPO: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sarto Hall, St. Pius X Church, 6380 Hooper Road. The expo is free and will be hosted by Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options. Parents can meet school representatives, learn about educational options and receive assistance with completing the Louisiana Scholarship application. (800) 372-8073 or

Kids’ Lab Workshop: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road South. “Kids’ Lab” workshops explore the world of chemistry. This month’s activity will focus on the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. The workshops are free for LASM members and included in the price of general admission for nonmembers.

Animal Fostering Class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana’s free animal fostering class will cover fostering, volunteering and pet adoption counseling. or

TEDXLSU Conference: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU campus. “TEDxLSU: Evolve” is an independently organized conference on exploring ideas that come from linking resources, exploring across disciplines, transgressing cultural boundaries and seeking simple solutions. The presenters include two LSU students who won spots to present their ideas. Tickets are limited.

“Rising Water”: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. The play is the winner of the 2006 National New Play Network Commission Award. It is set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Tickets are $28 per adult, $19 per senior/faculty member/staff member and $15 per student. (225) 578-3527.

“City of Angels”: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. The play is a spoof of 1940s Hollywood and whodunit films. Tickets are $27 per individual, $22 per subscriber, $23 for group rate and $14 per student.

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