Week Ahead for March 31, 2013

SUNDAY

Community event

EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL MEAL: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Society of St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place (formerly North 16th Street). Society offers special meal for the homeless and the needy. Volunteers and donations welcome. (225) 383-7837 Ext. 0.

MONDAY

Government meeting

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL DISTRICT 6: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ballroom, BREC Headquarters, 6201 Florida Blvd. East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis will discuss proposed plans for the old Woman’s Hospital facility near Airline Highway and Goodwood Boulevard. (225) 389-5165 or council-dist6@brgov.com.

Community events

BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St,. downtown. State Rep. Joel Robideaux, of Lafayette, will discuss the upcoming legislative session. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during question-and-answer portion.

TUESDAY

Government meetings

GREATER BATON ROUGE AIRPORT COMMISSION: 3:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Terminal Building, Suite 300.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL DISTRICT 1: 6:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. (225) 389-5170.

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 adults should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

ONE COMMUNITY, ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Discussion of breakaway school districts, school and district performance scores, and changes to state funding for public schools.
Featured speaker will be state Rep. Ted James. (225) 603-2105 or info@educatebr.com.

THURSDAY

Government meeting

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD: 5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive.

Community events

BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Remington College, 10551 Coursey Blvd. Minority blood donors are encouraged to donate because of unique antigens vital for individuals with sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases, but all can donate.

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.

ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Town Square Park, 10202 Perkins Rowe. Live music with Stormy. (225) 767-2000.

FRIDAY

Community events

PROM NIGHT MAKEOVER: Cosmetology Department, Remington College, 4520 Sherwood Forest Blvd. Remington College will offer free student salon services to local high school students heading to prom. Appointments are recommended. (225) 291-4660.

SATURDAY

Community events

BILL CASSIDY’S MILITARY YOUTH AWARENESS DAY: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 4632 Sherwood Commons Blvd. Young people can receive information about military service, ROTC and Service Academy Opportunities. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Young Marines and the Civil Air Patrol.

EAST BATON ROUGE HEAD START RECRUITMENT FUN DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications for Head Start can be submitted for children born on or before Sept. 10, 2010. The recruitment will be held at the following centers: Progress Road Head Start Center, 1881 Progress Road; Children’s World Early Head Start Center at Glen Oaks Baptist Church, 7200 Maplewood Drive; Creative Head Start Center at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3165 Victoria Drive; Charlie Thomas Head Start Center, 8686 Pecan Tree Drive; Freeman Matthews Head Start Center, 1383 Napoleon St.; LaBelle Aire Head Start Center, 1919 N. Cristy Drive; and New Horizon Head Start Center, 1111 N. 28th St. (225) 358-4504.

NANODAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children and adults can explore the world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces through an interactive learning experience, such as investigating the nano world of “Horton Hears a Who!” The event will include a series of hands-on experiments and activities for participants to understand nanoscience. All NanoDay activities are included in the general admission to the museum. Free for students with an ID or report card.