Community events

blood drive: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Blood drive with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center providing the Mobile Blood Collection Unit. Participants will get $5 waived from their library fines when they donate. They will also get their blood pressure checked along with temperature, iron level and pulse count. (225) 389-7450.

cat haven adoptions: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. and awards reception: 5 p.m., Jones-Walker Foyer, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The opening and reception is for the DeBose Visual Arts Adjudicated Exhibition, which will run until Feb. 5. http://www.debosefineartsseries-competi