Sunday in the Park features jazz vocalist
Quiana Lynell & The Lush Life will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in North Boulevard Town Square downtown.
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‘Papa Noel’ book signings this weekend
Terri Hoover Dunham, author of “The Legend of Papa Noel: a Cajun Christmas Story,” will sign copies of the book noon-2 p.m. Friday at the Quilt Corner, 13579 Hooper Road, and 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Louisiana Book Festival, SCBWI booth, Tent 1.
Walk will benefit ALS Association
The Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of the ALS Association will host the Baton Rouge Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Saturday at Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Reigstration starts at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. Look for entertainment, music, food, children’s activities and more. Call (800) 891-3746 for more information.
It’s tree planting time!
Baton Rouge Green’s Annual Fall Tree-for-All Tree Sale & Celebration will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at The Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Shop an expanded selection of hard-to-find native species from Louisiana growers. Tree experts will be on hand to help you select the right trees for your yard and will present several “Tree Talks” under the PlantSmart Tent. A Treely Delicious Recipe Contest will also be held Saturday. For more information, call (225) 381-0037.
Garage sale, jambalaya sale benefits WOW
Women Outreaching Women will hold a garage sale Friday and Saturday at the WOW Office, 26876 4-H Club Road, Denham Springs. Housewares, clothing, toys, furniture, books and electronics will be available. Jambalaya also will be sold for $6 a plate. For details, call (225) 791-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museums offer free admission, art class
Admission to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the LSU Museum of Art is free Sunday. LASM also offers reduced admission to planetarium shows as part of First Sunday. Children ages 6-12 and their families will explore the art of paper making 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at LASM during Viewing & Doing Art. “Getting There,” an exhibit of antique and vintage toys, opens Tuesday at the LSU Museum of Art. The display will be on view until March 16, 2014. The LSU Museum of Art is located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. For more information, call (225) 389-7200. LASM is at 100 River Road S. For details, visit http://www.lasm.org.
Kids’ Bike Race set for Saturday
Wheels to Succeed will hold its annual bike race and demo booth day 9:30 a.m. Saturday at LSU off Nicholson Drive (between Stadium Road and Chimes Street), in the lot outside the Maddox Field House. The free day of kids’ bike races is sponsored by McMains Children’s Developmental Center. If your child is in need of a specially adapted bike, pre-registration is recommended to reserve a loaner bike. Anyone interested in receiving funding for an adapted bike must visit the Demo Booth to be evaluated.
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Nonprofits hold cookout Friday, Saturday
Mirror of Grace Outreach and Spencer Drum Clinic will offer barbeque dinners for sale 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1815 Dallas Drive. The menu includes chicken or pork chop, green beans, rice dressing, roll and cake. Chicken dinners cost $7 and pork chop is $8. Free delivery is available for orders of five or more dinners. Call (225) 284-0919 or (225) 300-4528 for details.
Cajun Sprint Cars race at BR Raceway
State Championships will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road. Gates open at 4 p.m.
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Central schools celebrate ‘A’ grade
The Central Community Pep Rally begins 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Wildcat Stadium. Free hotdogs and soft drinks will be served. The ceremony includes a spirit competition among the district schools, performances by the middle school and high school bands and cheerleaders and recognition of athletic teams.
Dance studio holds workshop, dance
Ric Seeling Dance Studio will hold a rumba workshop at 7 p.m. Friday followed by a social dance 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The studio is located at 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. For details, call (225) 928-2788.
Markets celebrating anniversaries Saturday
The Baton Rouge Arts Market, Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market take place 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Fifth and Main Streets, downtown. The Arts Market is marking its 15th year, while the Farmers Market and Main Street Market are 17 years and 11 years, respectively. Works from more than 70 artists will be for sale as well as produce and other food items. Free children’s art activities will be available at the Arts Market Kids Booth. For more information, call (225) 267-5060.
Pet events planned in area this week
Looking Fur Love and Friends of the Animals will have adoptable dogs available at the grand opening of Camp Bow Wow, 7195 Pecue Lane, on Saturday. The facility will also offer tours, prizes and giveaways and food trucks will be on site.
Cat Haven holds a Premiere Pawty for Cat & Mouse Online Auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cat Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Food and wine will be available. For more information, visit cathaven.org.
The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. For more information, go to caaws.org.
The Companion Animal Alliance offers pet adoptions at its shelter located at 2680 Progress Road, and hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to caabr.org.
The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, is open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins Road. For more information, visit fotabr.org.
Compiled by Red staff