Around the Westside for July 10, 2013

The Pointe Coupee Historical Society invites the public to architect Eddie Cazayoux’s presentation of “Creole Architecture: Responding to Climate Then and Now,” a slideshow, talk and history of Creole buildings at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center in New Roads.

The program focuses on the role Louisiana’s climate has played in changing the form of French Provincial architecture from a northern climate to the Louisiana raised cottage in a hot and humid environment.

The program is free.

For more information, call (225) 240-3421.

New classes

Pipe-fitting and millwright classes are the latest craft offerings at the Capital Area Technical College Westside campus.

Classes begin Monday and are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights.

Fees are $300, including textbooks.

To register, call (225) 687-5500 or visit the new campus at 25250 Tenant Road, Plaquemine.

Poker Run

The Southern Independent Riders’ seventh annual Poker Run is scheduled for July 27.

The starting point for the automobile race will be the SugarPatch Lounge, 1822 Plantation Ave., Port Allen.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. on July 27. No preregistration is required.

Tickets are $20 per driver and $10 for each passenger.

The event will feature live music by Racoon, door prizes, a raffle drawing and jambalaya for dinner.

For more information, contact Wayne at (228) 234-1914 or Phyllis at (228) 223-1910.

Crochet classes

Iberville Parish’s Parks & Recreation District and We Are the Difference will sponsor crochet classes on July 16, July 23 and July 30.

The classes, taught by Plaquemine resident Charlene Bishop, will be held in the west wing of the Carl F. Grant Civic Center from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

There is a limit of 10 students for this class, so admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information, contact Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029.

Scooby-Doo movies

The West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting Scooby-Doo movie-watching events every Saturday in July at the museum.

Everyone is invited to show up wearing pajamas and to bring along their pillows and blankets while enjoying movies about their favorite canine detective. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Scheduled features include: “Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders” on July 13, “Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost” on July 20, “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island” on July 27 and the live-action flick “Scooby-Doo” on Aug. 3.

For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Lunchtime lecture

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunchtime lecture on Thursday titled “The Fourth Louisiana at the Battle of Baton Rouge.”

Local historian and author Thomas Richey is the featured speaker at the noon event.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email at tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.