Around Baton Rouge for July 12, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, corner of 5th and Main streets. This week’s market will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Don Bergeron.
  • ASK-A-LAWYER: 9:30 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Delmont Gardens, 3351 Lorraine St. The Baton Rouge Bar Association will offer free, confidential legal counseling on a first-come, first-serve basis. (225) 354-7050.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 10 a.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Volunteers will learn how to help abused or neglected children find safe and permanent homes. (225) 379-8598 or casabr.org.
  • FLORA IN THE STACKS: 10 a.m., LSU Hill Memorial Library, Field House Drive. Library staff and faculty will show and discuss a special collection of rare books about Louisiana flora and drawings by Margaret Stones. Space is limited for this lecture. (225) 389-7207 or lsumoa.org.
  • FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINAR: 10 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Scotlandville Branch, 7373 Scenic Highway. The seminar will cover every step to buying a home. Light refreshments will be served. (225) 354-7580.
  • RED STICK READY DAY: 10 a.m., Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. Mayor Kip Holden and the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will host the expo to get the community ready for natural disasters, particularly hurricanes. Local, state, federal and private agencies will give citizens tips and free essential items.
  • KID’S LAB: 10:15 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Children, ages 6-12, can discover the world of chemistry at this workshop. lasm.org.
  • LSU STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. LSU School of Library and Information Science will hold its fifth annual Storytelling Festival featuring students who will tell traditional folktales. After the students’ presentation, attendees can take the stage and tell their own stories. Admission is free. (225) 389-7207 or lsumoa.org.
  • “AIDA:” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The musical by Elton John and Tim Rice is about the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Tickets are $25. manshiptheatre.org or (225) 344-0334.
  • HIP HOP IS ALIVE: 9 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. BR Hip Hop Project presents a concert featuring Marcel P. Black, of Baton Rouge; Tef Poe, of St. Louis, Missouri; Box KE, of Baton Rouge; Lil’One TheChamp, of Baton Rouge; and A.R., of Baton Rouge. Tickets are $7. (225) 383-6666 or spanishmoon.com.