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FRIDAY, AUG. 2

  • BRANDON BASS REACH BACK FOUNDATION BASKETBALL CAMP: 9 a.m.-noon, Devall Middle School, 11851 N. River Road, Port Allen. Hosted by Boston Celtics forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass. Email info@sgicares.com.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

  • PADDLE BATTLE: 7 a.m., registration begins, Baton Rouge Beach, 901 Stanford Ave. Four different races, including one for children ages 6-15. A portion of the proceeds benefit Everybody Plays. Registration: $15-$35. (225) 328-5000 or email muddywaterpaddlecompany@gmail.com.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. Arts Market features works by more than 60 artists and free children’s activities from 9 a.m.-noon at the Arts Market Kids Booth. (225) 267-5060.
  • GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. No one under 18 admitted without parent. capgunshows.com.
  • BRANDON BASS REACH BACK FOUNDATION BASKETBALL CAMP AND BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m.-noon, Capitol High School, 1000 N. 23rd St., camp; 3 p.m.-6 p.m., BREC Progress Park, 2680 Progress Road, giveaway. Hosted by Boston Celtics forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass. Email info@sgicares.com.
  • MEET THE MOUNTED POLICE PATROL UNIT: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Families and children of all ages are invited to meet the officers and their horses. Children ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or responsible adolescent. (225) 756-2260.
  • MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: 10:30 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Members of the LSU Performing Arts Academy will conduct an informal presentation for children ages 5-11. (225) 756-1160.
  • VIEWING & DOING ART: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Families with children ages 6-12 will view the current exhibition and create a take-home art project. Included in the price of admission. lasm.org.
  • COMMEMORATION AND REENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Magnolia Mound Cemetery, 422 N. 19th St. A tent, bottled water and chairs wll be provided. Sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. Free. fhl.org or (225) 387-2464.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. lasm.org
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Perkins and Bluebonnet. Pet adoptions. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 2 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. No one under 18 admitted without parent. capgunshows.com.
  • SUPER SUNDAY PET ADOPTION: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., PetSmart, Millerville Road. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Hosted by the SPCA of Livingston.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Perkins and Bluebonnet. Pet adoptions. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. lasm.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Discover the Collection: Landscapes through Time. Free.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 2 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.

MONDAY, AUG. 5

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Tim Chapman will present “Gingers-Foliage, Fragrance & Flowers for Sale.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free, BHS members. (225) 763-3990.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

  • TEEN GAME DAY: 3 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road. Compete with friends on the XBox. Refreshments will be served. (225) 778-5960.
  • OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CENTER FOR MUSICAL ARTS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 5545 Superior Drive. Refreshments, class demonstrations, a meet and greet with the faculty and a tour of the facility. (225) 242-9883 or cmabr.net.
  • SCRABBLE NITE: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. (225) 756-1150.
  • THE STITCHER MIXER: 7 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Teens, tweens and adults are invited to learn to knit a simple ribbed scarf. Bring a pair of 9, 10 or 11 needles if you want to bring your creation home. (225) 231-3740.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

  • LSU OPERA 5% DAY: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Store will donate 5 percent of net sales to the LSU Opera. wp.music.lsu.edu/opera/
  • FRESH IDEAS FOR THE FALL SEASON: noon, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Check out what’s hot in food and party hosting with The Advocate food editor Cheramie Sonnier. (225) 389-4967.
  • MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Members of the LSU Performing Arts Academy will conduct an informal presentation for children ages 5-11. (225) 756-1160.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

  • A YANKEE BLITZKRIEG STUMBLES: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A presentation by Charles N. Elliott on the devastation wrought during the Battle of Baton Rouge. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Free. atchafalaya.org or (225) 336-2422.
  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON’S TIME IN LOUISIANA: 6 p.m., refreshments, 6:30 p.m., talk, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. With speaker Daniel Wilcox, interpretive ranger and longtime curator of collections at Louisiana’s Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Free, FHL members; $10, guests. (225) 387-2464.

RABBIT HOLE: 7:30 P.M., THE STUDIO AT THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. BACKYARD THEATER’S DEBUT SUMMER PRODUCTION. $8. DONATIONS WELCOME. (310) 818-6070.

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): bramba.org
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.
  • BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or baton??rougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.
  • BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.
  • BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

  • ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org. Exhibition of works by Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly on view through Aug. 29. Free.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Cure for the Summertime Blues show and sale of original art of the Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 10. (225) 924-6437.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. (225) 769-0582. Works by Rosemary Goodell, Isoko Onodera and Janene Grodesky, through Sept. 7.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: 8476 Highland Road. Adoption house. Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 6222 Jones Creek Rd. Display of quilts by the Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild beginning Saturday. ebrpl.com.

KRESS GALLERY: 447 THIRD ST., SUITE 200. ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM & POP ART, THROUGH AUG. 12. FEATURES WORK BY GALLERY ARTISTS ANDREW ROBERTSON, JACOB ZUMO, TAUFEEQ MUHAMMAD AND CHRISTOPHER TURNER. FREE. KRESSGALLERYBR.COM

  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters, through Sept. 8. The Faith & The Fury: Noel Rockmore and His Patron, through Oct. 6. For planetarium show times, visit lasm.org.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4TH ST. ART MELT, THROUGH SEPT. 2. ARTMELT.ORG

  • LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational, through Sept. 8. Everything I See is New and Strange by Walter Inglis Anderson, through Oct. 13. New Acquisitions: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Dec. 29. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: 4560 Essen Lane. Once Upon a Bayou, works by Chestee Harrington, through Friday. (225) 765-2437.
  • OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Rhythm and Hues, exhibition of works by members of Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 25. (225) 342-0500.
  • OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER: 17000 Medical Center Drive. The Tom Wallace Art Wall features Going Solo, Again by Bonnie Smith Williams, through Sept. 30.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.com. The Hunt for Treasure!, through Sept. 15. Scott Innes: West Baton Rouge’s Own Scooby Doo, through Aug. 25. Paintings by Mary Anne Pecot. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free. Also, free admission for active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Singles Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, WoW Cafe & Wingery, 9940 Airline Highway (inside Holiday Inn). $3. Visit meetup.com/baton_rouge_singles or search Baton Rouge Singles on Facebook for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw, $5; 10 a.m. Saturday, swimming at Liberty Lagoon followed by ballroom dancing at 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale; 6 p.m. Tuesday, dinner and music, Portico’s on Coursey.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.