THURSDAY

  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Noon, Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org.
  • BIBLE STUDY: Noon, Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Free program led by Wendi Poirrier, co-producer of “Classic Restoration.” Call the Rev. David R. Melville, director, Christ in the City, (225) 397-6393.
  • LOUISIANA CULINARY INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE: 6 p.m., Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airline Highway. Free. High school seniors, parents, teachers, college transfers, employees of industry and career changers are invited for hors d’oeuvres and a tour of the Louisiana Culinary Institute’s campus. Chef instructors and staff will be available to discuss the culinary arts. RSVP at lci.edu/open-house/.
  • MUSEUM AFTER DARK: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Rum tasting with the Kohlmeyer Krewe. The LSU Museum of Art and the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation is hosting a rum tasting in conjunction with the museum’s Haitian art exhibition. Tickets are $5 for museum members and members of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and $15 for nonmembers. For more information on the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and Old New Orleans Rum, visit batonrougebluesfoundation.wildapricot.org/, oldneworleansrum.com/ or www.facebook.com/events/1672670096315320.

FRIDAY

  • WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY: 11 a.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Metro Health will provide free HIV testing and educational sessions. For more Information on this event and available resources, call (225) 338-9333.
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Atlas Foundation, 7712 Goodwood Blvd.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St. The Red Stick Farmers Market is a producer-only market with over 50 vendors that has been in operation for nearly 10 years. Open on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon in conjunction with The Main Street Market, a six-day-a-week public marketplace on the first floor of the Galvez Garage in downtown Baton Rouge.
  • 2016 LSU DOUBLE REED DAY: 9 a.m., School of Music, Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Drive. LSU will present the fifth annual Double Reed Day event. This event is for double reed enthusiast of all ages and abilities. Professionals, students, teachers and music directors are all welcome.
  • 14TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU Campus, Highland Road. Free. The floor of the coliseum will be transformed into a world of plants and gardens. The show includes numerous vendors selling a tremendous variety of plants and yard, garden and patio related merchandise.
  • NOW BATON ROUGE MEETING: 10 a.m., Main Library on Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The Baton Rouge chapter of the National Organization for Women.
  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: 10 a.m. Baton Rouge. For route and information, visit www.visitbatonrouge.com/event/St.%20Patrick%27s%20Day%20Parade/14325.
  • 10TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA STATE AND REGIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m., next to the John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU Campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
  • WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS: 11 a.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. The museum is celebrating “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza and near the Riverfront Stage. The program will recognize Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice. A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza. The speaker will be Baton Rouge Marine, Navy Cross recipient and Vietnam veteran Ken Altazan. Email info@usskidd.com if your veterans’ organization would like to set up an informational table.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • ISTROUMA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING: 6 p.m., BRCC Acadian Campus, 3250 North Acadian Thruway E.
  • UNDERSTANDING MUSLIMS AND ISLAM: 7 p.m., Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. A five-week seminar.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St.

WEDNESDAY

  • BATON ROUGE ORCHID SOCIETY-BROS MONTHLY MEETING: 7 p.m., LSU Agricultural Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane.