Community events

Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Paula G. Manship YMCA, Lamar Tennis Center, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive. The five-day tournament will have professional and amateur players from around the world, including nine from Baton Rouge. Produced by the Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association. Admission is free. (225) 939-4086.

Fairwood Branch LIBRARY Grand Opening: 10 a.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. Ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a reception. (225) 231-3700.

Companion Animal Alliance Adoptions: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Baton Rouge Shelter, 2680 Progress Road. Dogs that weigh more than 40 pounds are half price. Price includes vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter. http://www.caabr.org.

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Hilda Krousel, an author and former editor at LSU Press, will give a free lecture on landmarks and monuments of Baton Rouge. Bring your own lunch. (225) 219-0726.

Cat Haven Adoptions: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore SLAM POETRY: Noon and 6 p.m., main stage of the Magnolia Theater, Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. Free. Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore, a slam poet who represented Baton Rouge at the National Poetry Slam from 2000 to 2010, will perform. Skidmore was ranked twice among the top five slam poets in the country.

Women and Wine on Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kona Grill, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard at Perkins Road. A free monthly networking event for women striving to balance family, career and community. http://womenwinewednesdays.com.

FREELANCING IN NEW YORK CITY: 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, Infirmary Drive, LSU Campus. Shelagh Abate, French horn artist, will present a lecture/master class. The event is free.