DETAILS: Cliff Normand will talk about his ancestor, Pierre Trepagnier, an American Revolutionary War patriot who served as a second lieutenant of the German Coast Militia under Bernardo de Gálvez. Bring your lunch and leave when you need to. This free lecture is in conjunction with Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn, on display through Feb. 28.
MARDI GRAS HISTORY
WHAT: Professor Barry Jean Ancelet will speak on the history of Mardi Gras
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. A reception begins at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 501 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
ADMISSION: $10; free for Foundation for Historical Louisiana members
INFORMATION: (225) 387-2464
DETAILS: Ancelet, professor of folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will speak on “The Unbearable Lightness of Begging: Carnivalesque Laughter in the South Louisiana Mardi Gras.” The reception is hosted by Calandro’s Fine Cellars.
PSYCHOLOGY & RELATIONSHIPS
WHAT: “Psychological Type Over a Lifetime & In Relationships,” by Dr. Tom Welsh, presented by the C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge
WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12
WHERE: Baton Rouge Art Gallery, 1442 City Park Ave., Baton Rouge
COST: $10, free for Jung Society members. $5 for continuing education credit
DETAILS: Jung first used psychological type to understand the differences between himself and Freud as well as his patients. Welsh uses psychological type to help individuals make career decisions and with couples to improve communication. Welsh will talk about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator — what it can and cannot do, as well as how it is used by mental health professionals to aid their clients in counseling sessions. Welsh will also address the impact of psychological type on relationships and our choices in relationships. The MBTI is the most popular test given to individuals to determine psychological type. MBTI testing will be available before the lecture — $10 for the long test or free for the short test. You can also find free online test sources. Welsh recommends finding out your type before the lecture to get more out of it.
ON THE MOVE LUNCHEON
WHAT: National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s second annual On the Move Luncheon
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24
WHERE: LSU’s Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge
DETAILS: In addition to raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis, the event will recognize Tom and Donna Hildebrandt for their years of service to the National MS Society, and Peoples Health for their involvement and support of National MS Society fundraising events throughout the state. Author Ronda Giangreco, whose message is living wholeheartedly despite multiple sclerosis, will speak.