Baton Rouge area calendar for Jan. 3-9, 2014

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With flags blowing in the breeze, Lisa Gail, left, and Dustin Joseph, walk on the levee near the USS Kidd in March. the Kidd Memorial & Museum will offer free admission on Sunday. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With flags blowing in the breeze, Lisa Gail, left, and Dustin Joseph, walk on the levee near the USS Kidd in March. the Kidd Memorial & Museum will offer free admission on Sunday.

The day recognizes military working dogs and animal rescues. Military working dogs first entered the service in March 1942 and are still playing an active role in searching for explosives and seizing the enemy.

There will be coloring stations in the museum, pet adoptions, giveaways, service dog demonstrations and more.

Admission is free and the Kidd will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but most of the “Lucky and Scotty Day” events will take place noon-4 p.m. in the museum and near the levee.

The Kidd is located at 305 S. River Road. For more information, call (225) 342-1942 or go to usskidd.com.

LASM schedules children’s art program

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers its monthly Viewing & Doing Art! program 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the museum, 100 River Road S. Families can view and discuss the current exhibition, and create a take-home hands-on art project. Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m. and space is limited.

LASM also runs its First Sunday program with free admission to its galleries 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. There’s also a reduced admission for planetarium shows.

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Kids’ arts group to conduct auditions

Talented Kids Rock will hold auditions for singers, including rappers, and dancers ages 10-17 at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Empowerment Center, 3558 Monterrey Drive.

Youth can pre-register at talentedkidzrock.com. For more information, call (225) 227-4110.

Talented Kidz Rock is a non-profit performing arts program.

Pet events planned in area this week

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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, 2680 Progress Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. For Happy Mew Year’s 2014, all adults cats will be $20.14 through Sunday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. Adoptions also are held at Acadian Village Petco on weekends. 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.

SPCA of Livingston will hold an adoption event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart on Millerville. For more information, email laspca@aol.com.

New art exhibit at the La. State Archives

Highland Road Artists will show their new work Jan. 3-30 at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, with an opening reception 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Showing their art are: Barbara Bates, Sandra Crawford, June Gonce, Becky Gottsegen, Frances Hu, Jeannie Matheny, Margaret Meyer, Madeleine Norman, Carolyn Ricapito and Anita Sawyer.

Museum offers ‘Language as Art’

The LSU Museum of Art will host a gallery talk, “Language as Art,” at 2 p.m. Sunday on the museum’s fifth floor.

Poet Chancelier Xero Skidmore will discuss the art of the spoken word and the art of Lesley Dill.

The program is free, and admission to the gallery is free as part of the First Sunday program. The gallery is located at 100 Lafayette St.

Compiled by Red staff