Mar 12, 2014 13:52 Around Baton Rouge for March 12, 2014 Around Baton Rouge for March 12, 2014 Advocate story March 12, 2014 Comments COMMUNITY EVENTS CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Noon, Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home. Call (225) 379-8598 or casabr.org. ITALIAN LOUISIANA LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 5 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Alan Gauthreaux, author of “Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage and Tradition,” will lecture on and sign copies of his book. The book documents the experience of Italian immigrants who came to Louisiana at the end of the 19th century. Admission is free. Call (225) 342-0500 or louisianaoldstatecapitol.org. POWERPOINT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd. Suite E. The class is free. Preregistration is required. Call (225) 300-4528. PI DAY: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Come celebrate Pi Day by watching a pi recitation contest and eating pie. Capital Area Atheists and Agnostics will host the event at its monthly meeting. March 14 is Pi Day because pi starts with 3.14. caa-la.org. “SPILL”: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU campus. The play is about the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Pay-what-you-can night. Call (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org. “VAMPIRE COWBOY TRILOGY:” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU campus. The trilogy is a parody of different comedy genres. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased at the door. Call (225) 578-4174. BASSOON RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU campus. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for faculty/staff/seniors/students. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - VAREKAI: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Tickets are $37.30 to $107.25. brrivercenter.com.