DOG DAYS

  • WHAT: Dog Days with the Louisiana Capital Area Obedience Club
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
  • WHERE: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: (225) 231-3750
  • DETAILS: Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to enjoy a fun and informative introduction to the world of caring for dogs. Members of the Louisiana Capital Area Obedience Club and their canine friends will be on hand to demonstrate and share tips on obedience, agility training and socialization.

MONUMENT QUILT

  • WHAT: Public display of the Monument Quilt, a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse.
  • WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12
  • WHERE: North Boulevard Town Square, 200 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: themonumentquilt.org/
  • DETAILS: The Monument Quilt is a platform to tell the stories of survivors of rape and abuse, and to work to change how Americans respond to rape. The idea is to create a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.

THE YANKEES CAME

  • WHAT: Lunchtime Lagniappe program “Occupy Baton Rouge: Yankees Invade Louisiana’s Capital City during the Civil War.”
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 13
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 North Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: Free. Bring a lunch and stay as long as you can.

DETAILS: FOLLOWING THE CONFEDERATE DEFEAT AT THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE ON AUG. 5, 1862, FEDERAL TROOPS OCCUPIED THE CITY FOR THE REST OF THE WAR. AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN RICHARD H. HOLLOWAY WILL SHARE SOME OF HIS ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR PHOTOS AND LETTERS FROM UNION SOLDIERS, AND EXAMINE HOW THE NORTHERN TROOPS VIEWED THE CITY AND ITS INHABITANTS.

GREEN PARADISE

  • WHAT: Annual fundraiser for Baton Rouge Green
  • WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16
  • WHERE: LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS/INFO: $75, batonrougegreen.com or (225) 381-0037
  • DETAILS: Join honorary Co-chairs Mike and Kim Wampold for good food, fun and live music by Cold Grits.