• WHAT: Lunchtime Lagniappe, a free session on a Revolutionary War patriot
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Feb. 11
  • WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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
  • TICKETS: $50. Visit or contact Jennifer Simon at (504) 322-3788 or
  • 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.