Government meeting

Community Meeting on New Magnet Programs: 6 p.m., Mayfair Middle School, 9880 Hyacinth Ave. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will hold a series of informational meetings to inform the community about new magnet programs, magnet schools and the application process.

Community events

Crawfish Boil for Seniors: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s main location, 5790 Florida Blvd. The crawfish boil is part of EBRCOA’s 40th anniversary celebration. or (225) 923-8000.

USS Kidd Memorial: 1:55 p.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial, 305 S. River Road. The ceremony honors those killed and those who survived the kamikaze attack on the USS Kidd. Event is free and open to the public. Tours of the USS Kidd are available at regular admission price, which is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children, ages 5 to 12. (225) 342-1942 or

Heritage Lecture: 6 p.m., refreshments, 6:30 p.m., lecture, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Photographer Charles Martin will give a lecture titled “Perique Mystique.” (225) 387-2464.

Civil War Battlefield Preservation: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 North 4th St. Thomas Gilmore, of the Civil War Trust, will give a presentation. or (225) 342-5428.

Vegetable Workshop: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane. The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of workshops to help people establish and maintain vegetable gardens. This workshop’s topic is “Starting and Growing Your Own Vegetable Transplants.” Admission is free, but registration is required. (225) 763-3990.

Tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

Rock n Rowe Thursdays: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Town Square Park, 10202 Perkins Rowe. United We Jam will perform at the free concert. (225) 767-2000.

You and Your Health — Keeping a Healthy Heart: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Sandra Jones from Baton Rouge General Hospital will talk about heart health. (225) 756-1150.

Blues Festival Panel: 6:30 p.m., Hartley Vey Studio, Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU campus. Forum 35 will present the panel and Dialogue on Race Louisiana will sponsor. The panel will feature local musical talent and will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by a silent auction.

Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations: 7 p.m., BREC Independence Park, Room 111. Communities will share ideas, programs, success stories, newsletters, communication methods, compliance practices, violations and more.

River City Jazz Masters: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Jane Monheit will perform. Tickets are $25 to $45. (225) 344-0334 or

‘Les Miserables,’ School Edition: 7 p.m., Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, the Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The production features an 82-member cast of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students.

‘A Doll’s House’: 7 p.m., Frank Hayden Hall Theatre, Southern University campus. The play is a Department of Theatre production. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students.

Colin and Brad: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theatre, LSU campus. “Colin and Brad: Two Man Group” will feature Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, of TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets are $36 to $44 for general admission and $10 for students. (225) 578-5128 or