Around Baton Rouge for March 8, 2014


CITY-PARISH PLANNING COMMISSION: 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., City Hall, 222 Saint Louis St. The commission will meet in the Metro Council Chambers to interview finalists for the position of planning director.


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.

ROCKIN’ AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. The fifth annual event will include activities and displays about rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils. It will also include a rock climbing wall, exhibits, pet rocks and more. Admission is $4 for ages 2 to 17, $5 for adults and $2 for BSNC pass holders. Ages 2 and younger are free.

HABITAT HOME EXPO: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Learn new ideas, investigate products and network. Bring your plans, photographs and drawings. (225) 769-7696.

ART IN THE PARK: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Local painters, dancers and expressive performers will be present. Admission is free. (225) 383-1470.

TELESCOPE TRAINING CLASS: 2 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Learn how to operate the library’s telescope. (225) 231-3770.

CELEBRATING WOMEN OF CHARACTER, COURAGE & COMMITMENT: 3:30 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. (225) 354-7550.