What’s Happening In And Around Baton Rouge

What’s Happening In And Around Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE — Events coming up in and around the capital city:

Saturday, February 23 • ACT Practice Test • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A free ACT practice test will be given at the Main Library.  The test is open to all teens in grades 9-12.  All students must bring their own pencils, calculator, and a snack.  The test results will be given at a Scores Back session on Thursday, March 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Online registration is required for the test with Princeton Review at www.princetonreview.com.  For information, call 231-3770.

Saturday, February 23 • St. Alphonsus Auction & A Taste of Central • 5 p.m.
Lights!  Camera!  Auction!  The 5th Annual St. Alphonsus Auction and A Taste of Central will be held at the St. Alphonsus Family Center.  There will be a silent and live auctions, delicious local restaurant food tasting, and live rhythm and blues band!  Door tickets and $10,000 raffle tickets on sale after Masses on Feb. 16 and 17.

February 23 and February 24 • Movie Matinees with Edgar Allen Poe • 2:30 p.m.
For your viewing pleasure, we will offer an excellent cinematic classic based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.  For information, call 763-2250.

Monday, February 25 • Students of the Year • 6 p.m.
The Central Community School System will honor the Students of the Year.  The board meeting will be held at the Central Middle School Cafeteria, 12636 Sullivan Road.  The Students of the Year are Landon Smith, Central High; Breanna Clark, Central Middle; Anthony Dupont, Central Intermediate; Micah Moreland, Tanglewood Elementary, and Ayana Anthony, Bellingrath Hills Elementary.

Tuesday, February 26 • Chamber of Commerce of EBR • 11:30 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce of EBR meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy.  Mike Reitz, president of Blue Cross, will speak on how Obamacare will affect small business owners.  Attendance at the meeting counts for CEE credit (Continuing Entrepreneurship Education).  Reception starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12 noon.  Lunch is $15.  No charge for this introductory CEE credit.

Wednesday, February 27 • Salary Negotiations 101 • 11:30 a.m.
Are your colleagues with similar jobs making more money?  You haven’t received a raise in a long time?  Come and attend this class at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., led by Career Coach Anne Nowak of the Library’s Career Center.  You will learn the rules governing salary negotiations and techniques to conquer them and ask for more money and other benefits.  Registration is required.  For information or to register, call 381-8434.

Thursday, February 28 • Powder Puff Game • 6:30 p.m.
The Central High School Sports Medicine department is hosting the 6th Annual Powder Puff game at Wildcat Stadium.  Admission is $5.  All money raised will go towards the Sports Medicine program.

Thursday, February 28 • Pachyderms of GBR • 6:30 p.m.
Author, columnist, and public speaker, Humberto Fontova, will be featured speaker at the Pachyderms of GBR meeting at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 3084 College Dr.  Cost for the buffet is $13.  Pachyderm meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.  Reservations are requested.  RSVP 644-5728 or email info@pachydermsofgbr.org.  For information, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/PachydermsofGBR.

February 28 through March 2 • LSU Book Bazaar
The annual Friends of the LSU Libraries’ 2013 Book Bazaar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the 4-H Mini-Farm and Nelson Memorial Buildings at LSU.  Hours of operation for the event will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

Friday, March 1 • Eagle Expo Workshop • 9 a.m.
Join CC Lockwood on a boat trip to an eagle’s nest to photograph Bald Eagles, other wildlife and wetland landscapes.  This is a one-day workshop, which starts with a pre-field lecture, a break for lunch, followed by the field trip.  The lecture will be held at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild, 9 to 11 a.m.  For the field trip, the group will meet on Bayou Black and leave by boat at 2 p.m.  For information visit, www.cclockwood.com/lagniappe/workshops/eagle-expo-workshop.htm.

Tuesday, March 5 • Legislative Community Meeting • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sen. Sharon Weston Broome will hold a community meeting at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.  She will highlight issues for the upcoming session. Other community meetings are: Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., North Baton Rouge, LSU Medical Clinic Community Room, 5445 Airline Hwy. and Tuesday, March 19, 6 p.m., Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs.

Monday, March 11 • CPS Registration
Central Private School will begin accepting applications for new students for the upcoming school year.  For information, call 261-3341.

Tuesday, March 12 • Victory Harvest Church MOPS • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Victory Harvest Church MOPS will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Victory Harvest Church, 3953 N. Flannery Road.  Limited childcare is available.  Moms should email Barbara Womack at vhcmops@cox.net or call 275-5255 to check availability.  Mothers who are pregnant with their first child or have a preschooler K-5 or younger are invited to join the group.

Thursday, March 14 • Historical Lecture • 6 p.m.
Charlsa Moore, an avid historian of Henry Watkins Allen, will lecture on Gov. Allen and his leadership role as Louisiana’s 17th Governor and as a Confederate Brigadier General in the Civil War.  The Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s Heritage Lecture will be in the East Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd.  A reception, hosted by Calandro’s Fine Wine and Cellars, begins at 6 p.m. and the lecture at 6:30 p.m.  The lecture is free to FHL members and $10 for guests.  FHL can be reached at 387-2464 or at www.fhl.org to register.

Thursday, March 14 • Spring Concert • 7:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will hold its Spring Concert at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.  This production will feature internationally-acclaimed guest artists and award-winning local dancers.  Tickets range from $30 to $35 with a special rate of $20 for groups of 10 or more.  Tickets available through Ticketmaster, the River Center Box Office or by calling BRBT at 766-8379.

March 15, 16, and 17 • 42nd Annual Audubon Pilgrimage
Tours of historic homes and gardens, art show and sale, authentic 1820’s costumes, living history demonstrations, night festivities, and cemetery tales.  For tour information, call 635-6330 or visit www.audubonpilgrimage.info.

Sunday, March 17 • Youth Ballet Auditions
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for its Youth Ballet summer tour at Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court.  Auditions are open to intermediate-level dancers ages 10-14 and there is a $5 fee.  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and auditions are at 1 p.m.  Dancers must be 10 years old by Sept. 30 or entering the 5th grade in fall 2013.  For information, contact Nicole Naquin or Leigh Phillips at 766-8379 or nicole@batonrougeballet.org or leigh@batonrougeballet.org.

March 21 through 24 • Zachary Arts & Music Festival
The Zachary Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual ZFest will be held at BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Hwy.  There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, petting zoo and pony rides, paddleboards on the lake, rock wall, bungee bounce, gyroscope, carnival rides, and many more activities.  ZFest will be open 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Entertainment will be the Todd O’Neal Band, the Chee Weez, national country artist Randy Houser, and the Not4Sale Band.

Saturday, March 23 • Dancin’ in the Streets • 7 p.m.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s 4th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets fundraiser will be held at Perkins Rowe Great Hall.  The block party will feature live music by Phat Hat and food and drinks from local restaurants.  Tickets are $25 until Friday, March 22 and $35 at the door.  For information, contact Nicole Naquin or Leigh Phillips at 766-8379 or nicole@batonrougeballet.org or leigh@batonrougeballet.org.

Thursday, April 4 • Atchafalaya Photography Workshop
Join CC Lockwood as he takes you on a bateau boat trip into the scenic Atchafalaya swamp.  The workshop package includes a pre-field trip photography lecture that will focus on shooting techniques, as they apply to swamp photography from boats.  Followed by a post-op critique session of your photographs take on the trip.  Students will be assigned a field trip number in order of completed registration.  For information, visit www.cclockwood.com/lagniappe/workshops/atchafalayaworkshopinfo.htm.

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