Community events

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

foundation for historical louisiana lecture: 6 p.m. for refreshments and 6:30 p.m. for lecture, East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Baton Rouge historian Hilda S. Krousel will present a lecture and sign copies of her new book, “Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge.” Free for FHL members and $10 for guests.

gardening series: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners’ Basic Gardening Series features “Landscape Planning Made Easy” and “Ferns: Get Out of the Searing Sun.” (225) 937-2263 or

federation of greater baton rouge civic associations meeting: 7 p.m., BREC Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd., Room 111. Topic will be “How to Conduct a Meeting by the Professional Parliamentarian Association.”

phil hoose talk: 7 p.m., Louisiana State Archive, 3851 Essen Lane. Phil Hoose, a conservancy staffer and author, will discuss his new book, “Moonbird: A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95.” B95 is the oldest red knot on record. A red knot is a bird that travels thousands of miles during migration, flying from the bottom of the world to the top. The Washington Post recently named Hoose’s book one of the best books of 2012, and the Young Adult Library Services Association selected the book as one of the finalists for its 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

louisiana’s water future: 7 p.m., Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Highway. The Baton Rouge group of the Sierra Club will host a meeting on “Louisiana’s Water Future” where Dennis Demcheck, U.S. Geological Survey representative, will discuss how the agency is helping to monitor and model the state’s surface and groundwater systems. Free. (225) 938-9353.