Around Baton Rouge for Feb. 22, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • WELLNESS DAY FOR WOMEN: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road. The free event will allow women to participate in health screenings, talks and informational sessions. www.pbrc.edu.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Main Street Market, 501 Main St. Local farmers and artisans will be available with fruits, vegetables, Angus beef, poultry, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, flowers, plants, wines and more.
  • BATON ROUGE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Noon, Odell S. William Museum of African American History, 538 South Blvd. (225) 343-4431.
  • KREWE DE KIDS: 2:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Children from babies to 11 years old can participate and create Mardi Gras floats using supplies provided by the library and afterward line up for the parade, song and dances. (225) 231-3760.
  • MARDI GRAS PARADE: 3 p.m., Denham Springs High School, 1000 North Range Ave. The parade will start at the school and end on Veterans Boulevard. (225) 235-2407.
  • “HOW TO END POVERTY IN 60 MINUTES”: 7:30 p.m., HopKins Black Box, 137 Coates Hall, LSU campus. The theatrical performance and workshop will explore the topic of poverty while engaging audience members in the process. Donations will be accepted at the door and those donations will become part of the decision-making experiment during the event. (225) 578-4172.
  • “STICK FLY”: 7:30 p.m., Shaver Theatre, LSU campus. The play focuses on racial, class and family tension during a weekend visit at the LeVay family home. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors/faculty/staff and $12 for students. (225) 578-3527 or www.theatre.lsu.edu.