• WHAT: Meeting of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29
  • WHERE: Family Roads, 323 E. Airport Drive, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 229-8257


  • WHAT: Recycled Reads
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31
  • WHERE: 234 Little John Drive, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: After taking a break during the holidays, the Patrons of the Public Library friends book sale is back. Slightly used books, DVDs and CDs will be for sale, with all the proceeds going to support East Baton Rouge Parish Library services and programs, such as the Summer Reading and the Author Illustrator programs. Sales are held the last Saturday of each month through October.


  • WHAT: The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s open house
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31
  • WHERE: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive, LSU campus
  • DETAILS: Free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “One World … One Health,” focusing on how veterinary medicine touches on many aspects of everyday life. Visitors can learn about the latest developments in animal health care, welfare and biomedical research. Veterinary students, faculty and staff will provide information and exhibits on veterinary medicine and biomedical science. In addition, the anatomy laboratory, intensive care units, surgery suites and radiology suites will be on tour, along with other areas of the veterinary hospital. There will also be a teddy bear repair station, where children can get their stuffed animals “sutured,” a petting zoo, an endoscopy station where children can “fish” for prizes and animal demonstrations, such as parades of breeds for both dogs and horses. Equine treadmill demonstrations will be held throughout the day behind the Equine Research Building, as will companion animal underwater treadmill demonstrations. Also participating in the event are the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club, the Baton Rouge Kennel Club, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue, Working Animal Guide Society of Louisiana, the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society and more.


  • WHAT: Donations of prom dresses and shoes wanted
  • WHEN: Through Feb. 8
  • WHERE: Capital Area YMCA locations
  • DETAILS: The Cinderella Project and No Glass Slippers are collecting prom-appropriate dresses and shoes to be distributed to students in need at the Ultimate Prom Giveaway on March 15.