Around Baton Rouge for Dec. 18, 2013


  • GIVING HEARTS BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m., Beauregard Gallery & Bistro, 715 Europe St. Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation will host the breakfast to raise awareness and support for UREC’s initiatives in the areas of affordable housing, human development and advocacy. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP, email
  • LET IT SNOW: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. The event features a Louisiana Art and Science Museum presentation of classic holiday songs enhanced with full-dome animation, laser imagery and special effects. (225) 658-1840.
  • BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Noon, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. The subject this month is “Funny Ladies.” Members will discuss “Bossypants” by Tina Fey, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling and “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler. (225) 389-4967.
  • CASA ORIENTATION: 12:30 p.m., CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. Learn how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child during the 45-minute informational session. (225) 379-8598 or
  • TEEN CROCHET CLUB: 4 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace Ave. All skill levels are welcome. (225) 389-7450.
  • ZOO LIGHTS: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Tour larger-than-life lights and displays of zoo animals and holiday traditions. Hot cocoa will be available for purchase. or (225) 775-3877.