Beautiful Black Girls Inc. will hold a recruitment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20.

The event, for girls ages 6-17, as well as volunteers and facilitators, will take place at the T. J. Jemison Baptist Student Center, 724 Harding Blvd.

Recruitment day allows girls to get an up-close look at some of the organization’s discussion topics and programs, a news release said.

Throughout the year, girls attend workshops on such topics as building self-esteem and character, health and nutrition, college preparation, financial literacy, public speaking and fashion.

To learn more, email Kayla D. Perkins at

LASM offers activities

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is offering the following programs for children during the month of August:

Sunday, 1 p.m. -4 p.m.

Free admission to LASM’s interactive children’s galleries, the Ancient Egypt Gallery and the Solar System Gallery.

Saturday, Aug. 13, noon–2 p.m.

Mrs. Dorothy and Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band provide interactive musical merriment designed for kids, but fun for the whole family.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Bring the kids to Barnes & Noble Citiplace, and LASM will entertain them with games, storytelling, art activities and a show in the Discovery Dome, LASM’s portable planetarium. Present a voucher when making a purchase, and LASM will receive a percentage of the sales price. Vouchers are available on the LASM website:

Saturdays, 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show features stories, songs and games. Children will meet Miss Trudy’s special puppet friends, Sheldon the Sheepdog and Frederick the Mouse, and learn about the seasons of the year and all the surprises in Miss Trudy’s Trunk. The program is free for LASM members and is included in the price of a general admission ticket for nonmembers. Visitors who stick around after the show can meet Doctor Spark, who roves the museum, interacting with kids of all ages.

For more information, visit