Around Baton Rouge for March 19, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • CAJUN CLASSIC WHEELCHAIR TENNIS TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m., Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive. Admission to the tournament is free. The games last through the evening until matches are completed.
  • DISABILITY RIGHTS RALLY: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., legislative visits; 1 p.m., rally, Louisiana State Capitol, North Third Street. Help educate policy makers and the public on the issues that affect those with developmental disabilities, their families and advocates. Register online at laddc.org. Call (225) 342-8819.
  • SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD: 11 a.m., Student Union Plaza (Free Speech Plaza), LSU campus. Come pledge to stop using the R-word, retard or retarded, in order to foster a more accepting community for all people. Call (225) 578-3202 or committeedrice6@lsu.edu.
  • HOME SCHOOL HELP: 11 a.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. Learn about resources at the library to help children who are home-schooled. Call (225) 658-1540.
  • CONDUCTORCISE: 12:30 p.m. registration, 1 p.m. class, BREC Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19, Baker. The free musical workout will imitate an orchestra conductor and symphony. Call (800) 561-4127.
  • ZFEST: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 20101 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary. The festival will include art, music, food and more. Entrance to the festival is free. Prices for carnival rides and games are $20. zfest.us.
  • TRAFFICKING HOPE FILM SCREENING: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, 3113 Valley Creek Drive. The Junior League of Baton Rouge and Trafficking Hope will co-host a screening of the award-wining documentary “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” to raise awareness about the dangers of human sex-trafficking. Admission is free. traffickinghope.org.
  • EXCEL PART 2: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd. Suite E. The class is free. Pre-registration is required. Call (225) 300-4528.
  • “BIG BAD WOLVES:” 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The R rated film is about a series of murders that bring together three men. Tickets are $8.50. Call (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.
  • “SPILL”: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU campus. The play is about the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Tickets are $28 for the general public, $19 for senior/faculty/staff and $15 for students. Call (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org.