• WHAT: Genealogy 101
  • WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20
  • WHERE: Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • ADMISSION: Free, open to the public
  • DETAILS: Staff of the East Baton Rouge Library will explain the free genealogy services of the library. Included will be search techniques and practical steps in tracking family history.


  • WHAT: Third annual Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Party hosted by Friends of the Capitol Park Museum
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. (across from the State Capitol), Baton Rouge
  • TICKETS: $25; students, $10, free for youngsters 12 and younger and for Friends of Capitol Park Museum. Advance tickets available at Also available at the door if not sold out.
  • DETAILS: Party includes complimentary food and drinks, music, crafts/activities for kids and a separate parade viewing area for guests. A cash bar with beer, wine, Bloody Marys and mimosas will be available. No outside ice chests will be allowed. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of the Capitol Park Museum, which supports the museum’s exhibits, programming and educational initiatives.