Mar 31, 2014 13:37 Around Baton Rouge for Thursday, March 31, 2014 Around Baton Rouge for Thursday, March 31, 2014 Advocate story March 31, 2014 Comments GOVERNMENT MEETING EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP: 5 p.m., Central Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive. COMMUNITY EVENTS BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tower Drive, LSU campus. The blood drive will be held close to Free Speech Plaza. (225) 578-5718. ARTSFEST: 11 a.m., Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. The theme for the sixth annual event is “Community,” and it will feature a variety of artistic disciplines. French poetry and a dance will be presented from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.; printmaking and set designers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; a discussion by film writer and director Mark Landry from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; a concert by Erin Moses and Pacifico from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and “The Journey of a Dance: From Classic Indiana Dance to Flamenco” at 6 p.m. Admission is free. www.mybrcc.edu. BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: 11:30 a.m., Iberville Room, Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 102 France St. Gifford Briggs, vice president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, will discuss oil, gas and pipeline companies. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions. HAT-TITUDE: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Library Branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Create hats to wear for spring events. (225) 756-1150. ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS AND DANCING: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Learn the fundamentals of tango for free. An intermediate lesson will follow for $5. Open dancing and practice will be from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. KEVIN SHORT BASS-BARITONE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for faculty/staff/students and seniors.