FILM CLUB

  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Film Club meeting
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, April 11 (and second Monday of every month)
  • WHERE: EBR Greenwell Springs Road Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: facebook.com/groups/batonrougefilmclub
  • DETAILS: The club, a local meetup for movie lovers, hosts free film screenings and a roundtable discussion. Popcorn and drinks provided. This month’s film is “The Bicycle Thief,” about a working class man in the post- World War II era whose bicycle is stolen and the lengths he goes to to get it back.

CITRUS GARDENING

  • WHAT: Citrus in the Home Garden presentation by the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners
  • WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14
  • WHERE: EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
  • INFORMATION: ebrmg.com
  • DETAILS: In addition to citrus, the program will include a discussion of home composting basics. The citrus presentation will cover site and plant selection and advice on caring for a wide variety of citrus trees that are most successful in this area.

HERITAGE LECTURE

  • WHAT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s Heritage Lecture with Genevieve Munson Trimble, author and FHL Preservation Award winner
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Reception starts at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 501 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTER: (225) 387-2464. $10, free to FHL members
  • DETAILS: Trimble will sign copies of her new book, “Afton Villa: Birth and Rebirth of a Nineteenth Century Louisiana Garden.”

CASA CARNIVAL

  • WHAT: CASA Carnival, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocate

WHEN: 4:30-7:30 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 15

DETAILS: SPONSORED BY KAPPA ALPHA THETA, THE SORORITY HOPES TO RAISE $20,000 FOR CASA THROUGH THIS EVENT, WHICH WILL FEATURE JAMBALAYA, CARNIVAL GAMES, A DUNKING BOOTH, FACE PAINTING AND MORE.

GRANDPARENTS CONFERENCE

  • WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s 19th annual conference
  • WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
  • WHERE: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTER: Email annakathycoleman@yahoo.com or call (225) 810-3555. Free.
  • DETAILS: Sessions to include an educational workshop and legal panel, among others. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

AUTISM FUNDRAISER

  • WHAT: Bowling in Style for Autism fundraiser
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23
  • WHERE: Circle Bowl, 8878 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS/INFO: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. eventbrite.com
  • DETAILS: Presented by ElleMarie Brand, the aim of the event is to raise awareness of autism. Proceeds will go to the McMains Children’s Developmental Center and iG.L.A.M. Academy, which provides girls ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn beauty and style techniques.