The Week Ahead for July 7, 2013

SUNDAY

  • PETS AND PADDLING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave. BREC invites participants and their four-legged pets to paddle on the lake. Activities also include kayak and fly-fishing demonstrations. Dog adoptions will also be available. $5 donation requested. (225) 272-9200 ext. 559 or http://brec.org.
  • POET XERO: 2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center, third floor, 100 Lafayette St. Poet Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore will perform poetry from his “Taking Solos During Intermission” collection. The performance is part of the museums “Discover the Collection — First Free Sunday” series. Event is free. (225) 389-7207, http://xeroskidmore.com or http://lsumoa.com.

MONDAY

Government meeting

  • PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: 6 p.m., Central Fire Station, 11646 Sullivan Road, Central. The Planning and Zoning Commission with the City Council will have a design standards workshop.

Community events

  • BREC MOBILE PLAYGROUND: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Evangeline Park, 4201 Evangeline St.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Clarksdale Housing Complex, 801 Swan St.; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mills Ave Park, 424 Woodpecker St.; and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wood Plaza, 9990 Avenue J. BREC on the Geaux will provide a mobile playground for 90 minutes of play. (225) 272-9200 ext. 502 or http://brec.org.
  • BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB MEETING: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Jim Simon, manager of American Sugar Cane League, will discuss American sugar policy, the farm bill and the Louisiana sugarcane industry. 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 meeting

Downtown Development District Commission: 8 a.m., Louisiana Art and Science Museum Planetarium, 100 River Road S.

Community events

  • BREC MOBILE PLAYGROUND: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Melrose East Neighborhood, Harry Drive and North Carrolton Avenue; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ardenwood Village, 1957 N. Ardenwood Drive; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mary Lands Park, 802 N. 30th St.; and 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monte Sano Village, 3002 Mason Ave. BREC on the Geaux will provide a mobile playground for 90 minutes of play. (225) 272-9200 ext. 502 or http://brec.org.
  • BABY BOOT CAMP: 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mall of Louisiana, center court. The program, geared toward prenatal and post-natal women, features STROLLFIT, an exercise class for cardio, strength training, core work and stretching; also features STROLLGA, a light cardio and deep yoga stretching class. Participants should bring a full size stroller, water bottle, yoga mats and a set of five-pound hand weights. (225) 788-1200 or http://babybootcamp.com/la-batonrouge.aspx.

WEDNESDAY

Community events

  • BREC MOBILE PLAYGROUND: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Capitol Square, 700 N. 17th St.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Roosevelt Terrace, 1255 E. Roosevelt St.; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1701 Duane Drive; and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Brooks Park, 1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. BREC on the Geaux will provide a mobile playground for 90 minutes of play. (225) 272-9200 ext. 502 or http://brec.org.

THURSDAY

Community events

  • BREC MOBILE PLAYGROUND: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Gardere Lane Park, 1702 Gardere Lane; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Red Oaks Park, 2100 Greenoaks Drive; and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hamilton Park, 16200 Hamilton Ave. BREC on the Geaux will provide a mobile playground for 90 minutes of play. (225) 272-9200 ext. 502 or http://brec.org.
  • SWINE PALACE WINE GALA: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Reilly Theater, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The fundraiser will include an assortment of 24 champagne and wine varietals, food and live music. Event will benefit the 2013 to 2014 Swine Palace season. Tickets are $50. (225) 578-3527 or http://theatre.lsu.edu.

FRIDAY

Community events

  • BREC MOBILE PLAYGROUND: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Elmgrove Garden, Elmgrove Garden Drive; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kelly Terrace, 999 Rosenwald Road; and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Scotland Villa, 106666 Scotland Ave. BREC on the Geaux will provide a mobile playground for 90 minutes of play. (225) 272-9200 ext. 502 or http://brec.org.

SATURDAY

Community events

  • STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The LSU School of Library and Information Science event will include the telling of folktales and stories. Guests invited to share as well at 1 p.m. Event is free.
  • LSU FREE CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theatre, Raphael Semmes Road, LSU campus. Indian musician Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji will give a free concert, sponsored by the LSU Indian Student Association. (225) 278-9879.