The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from July 8-14, 2011. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, JULY 8

CINDERELLA: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library. Presented by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.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. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

2ND ANNUAL CELEBRITY/SORTA CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME: 6:30-11:30 p.m., Cypress Mounds Baseball Complex, 1430 Gardere Lane. (225) 757-5550.

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

HAIRSPRAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Opening night. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

LIVIN’ FAT: 7:30 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. Opening night. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

LECTURE SERIES: 7:30 p.m., BREC/LSU/BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Evening sky viewing, 8:30 p.m. Free. (225) 768-9948.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, COOL JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. LSU Faculty Jazz Trio Willis Delony, Brian Shaw and Bill Grimes, along with guitar and banjo artist Don Vappie. $20, general admission; $10, students, faculty and staff. Tickets on sale at Union Theater Box office. (225) 578-5128.

SATURDAY, JULY 9

BATON ROUGE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 344-8558.

ST. MARGARET’S MARKET: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 12663 Perkins Road, across from Calandro’s supermarket. Produce, arts/crafts and technology products. (225) 747-0119.

TEAM ROPING CONTEST: 9 a.m. opening; 10 a.m., roping begins, Arena B, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. http://www.lamardixonexpocenter.com

SECOND SATURDAYS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., fifth floor, LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. “I Feel Good” program for children, with accompanying adult. Bring a “take-and-make” bag home to create artwork inspired by the museum visit. Free. (225) 389-7200.

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.

CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adali? Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com.

MISS DOROTHY AND HER TRAVELING SHAKY EGG BAND: Noon-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Interactive music designed for kids.

AUTHOR RESHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY: noon-3 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Billingsley will discuss her newest novel, Say Amen, Again, and sign books after the book discussion. (225) 354-7550.

GENEALOGY STAR SPANGLED CONFERENCE: 1-4 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presentations, kids’ activities. To register, call (225) 763-2283.

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. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

LIVIN’ FAT: 7:30 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

HAIRSPRAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

EVENING SKY VIEWING: 7:30-10 p.m., BREC/LSU/BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Free. (225) 768-9948.

NEW ORLEANS DOWN THE HATCH: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Cabaret performance celebrating New Orleans in spirits and songs. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 1-5 p.m., Petsmart, 10527 S. Mall Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

HAIRSPRAY: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

ANNIE: 2 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

LIVIN’ FAT: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: 5-9 p.m., Hotel Indigo, 200 Convention St. Jazz lounge presented by King Bar n Bistro and August Foundation. Hosted by comedian Howard Hall. Free. (225) 252-7004.

MONDAY, JULY 11

CINDERELLA: 10:30 a.m., Zachary Branch Library and 2:30 p.m., Pride-Port Hudson Branch Library. Presented by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com.

BURDEN HORTICULTURE SOCIETY LECTURE: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Topic is Bob’s Best for the Rest of the Summer & Fall by presenter Bob Souvestre. $5, general admission; free, BHS members. http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

CINDERELLA: 2:30 p.m., Main EBR Library. Presented by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com

SUMMER BEAT 2011: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Branch Library. Dance lecture/demonstration by the Cangelosi Dance Project. Free.

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 6-8 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

AUTHOR DISCUSSION: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Louisiana author Gaynell Bourgeois Moore discusses her book I Saved the Best for Last: The Amazing Journey of a True Cajun Lady. Registration, (225) 647-3955.

35th PRESERVATION AWARDS: 6:30-9 p.m., Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Event honors the 2011 Foundation for Historical Louisiana Preservation Award recipients. Foundation members, $75; Foundation guests, $85; Preservation patron couple, $250; Reserved table of 10, $750. Reservations, http://www.fhl.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

CINDERELLA: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Main Branch; 1 p.m., South Branch; 3 p.m., Albany Branch. Presented by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com

MUSIC AT MID-DAY: noon, fourth floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Lunchtime concert. Free.

SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. New Orleans jazz singer Stephanie Jordan joins Baton Rouge musicians Mike Esneault, Troy Davis and Roland Guerin.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

CINDERELLA: 10:30 a.m., Baker Branch Library, and 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library. Presented by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com

SUMMER BEAT 2011: 1 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, and 2:30 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library. Dance lecture/demonstration by the Cangelosi Dance Project. Free.

A MID CITY NIGHT’S DREAM: 6-9 p.m., midcity area. Summer art hop with 11 gallery openings in the Mid City Arts District.

ART MELT PREVIEW PARTY: 6:30-10 p.m., Louisiana State Museum-Baton Rouge. Forum 35 will recognize this year’s Art Melt winners and Louisiana Art Legend prior to the July 16 Art Melt. $75. http://www.artmelt.org

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

HAIRSPRAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

OUTDOORS

BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.

BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.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 http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Ride your bike this weekend (social group rides, intermediates and advanced) in both the city and countryside. 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.

ONGOING

ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, (337) 233-7060. Southern Open art exhibition, through Saturday, July 9. Juried exhibition featuring artists from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE: 437 Laurel St. Visual Arts Summer invitational, co-presented by Brunner Gallery.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY: Through July: Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Red, White and Blue in the Archives, World War II materials and other patriotic items; and Our Flag, Our Heritage, American flag exhibit by Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution; Greenwell Springs Regional Branch, abstract murals, handmade jewelry by Baton Rouge Bead Society and paintings by Felicia Hunt; Jones Creek Regional Branch, Red Stick Smocking Guild displays handmade wardrobe for the 2011 American Girl doll and abstract art by Irma Alexander; Scotlandville Branch, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, exhibit describes African-American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the U.S. Civil War.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Guys Who Are Dolls, exhibit focusing on the male doll and his place in history, through Aug. 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Admission charged, with proceeds going to the T.D. Sedberry Foundation for the Handicapped.

ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Louisiana Legacy, new work for sale by members of the Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 27, with reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14. http://www.elizabethangallery.com.

THE GHOST OF THE CASTLE: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. A theatrical presentation depicting Civil War-era figure Sarah Morgan telling of the history of the building. Will run daily during business hours.

GUILD ARTWORK: Atelier Rouge Salon, mezzanine level, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel, 201 Lafayette St. Artwork created by members of the Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild on display.

IBERVILLE MUSEUM: 57735 Main St., Plaquemine. The French of Iberville, through July 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 687-7197 or email ibervillemuseum@yahoo.com.

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE GALLERY: Independence Boulevard. Artwork by Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild members made during various workshops and classes, through July 14. Summer Judged Show, July 14-Sept. 15.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: River Road downtown. Sky shows, art exhibits, special programs, gala events, gift shop and more. In the art galleries: Volcanoes of the Deep Blue Sea exhibit; in the planetarium: Hurricane on the Bayou, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon; Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; SpacePark 360; Earth, Moon & Sun; Bad Astronomy: Myths & Misconceptions and Digital Universe; CUT! Costume and the Cinema, major touring exhibition of 43 movie made costumes and accessories, through July 31. http://www.lasm.org/.

LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to those service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, through Sunday, July 10, 5th Floor. (225) 389-7206.

LSU SCHOOL OF ART: Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tenth Annual Summer Invitational Art Exhibition: Decadence, July 9-Aug. 7. Group show features art in all medias and genres, interpreted by the common starting point of “decadence.”

PIERRE PART BRANCH LIBRARY: Pierre Part. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, traveling exhibition, through July 15. (985) 369-7070, (985) 252-4220 or http://www.assumption.lib.la.us.

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225)336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Morley, the Vanished Lumber Town, display featuring artifacts discovered in an area just west of Brusly that once thrived as West Baton Rouge Parish’s premier lumber town of Morley, 1907-1927, through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

SINGLES EVENTS

BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, newcomers party, 16725 Bristoe, call (225) 405-7862 for details; 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, dancing, Studio 7; Tuesday, July 12, ladies night out pokeno party, 2422 Torrey Pine, for details, call (225) 272-1346.

CATHOLIC SINGLES BATON ROUGE: send email to catholicsinglesbatonrouge@gmail.com or call (225) 223-6509.

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE (MANDEVILLE) SINGLES: (985) 656-1953 or (985) 863-7492.

SINGLE ADULT FRIENDS ENCOURAGE: For singles 50+ in the Hammond area. (985) 340-3015.

SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: http://www.scsingles.eboard.com or (985) 646-1953 or (985) 590-1063. Open dance with music by Nightfall, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 9, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. $15. (985) 590-1063 or (985) 863-7492.

TAMMANY CHRISTIAN SINGLES: tammanysingles@yahoo.com.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: (225) 567-9567.