THURSDAY

  • FREE PARENTING WISELY PROGRAM: 10 a.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd. Will provide parents with a wide variety of child rearing strategies and skills. Upon completion of the nine-week training class, each participant will receive a certificate of completion. Visit www.mirrorofgrace.org.

BIBLE STUDY: 1 P.M., CHRIST IN THE CITY, 320 THIRD ST., BATON ROUGE. LED BY WENDI POIRRIER, CO-PRODUCER OF “CLASSIC RESTORATION,” FILMED LOCALLY, WHICH EXPLORES THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON. NO CHARGE; BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. CALL (225) 397-6393.

FRIDAY

  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.
  • BATON ROUGE FOOD TOURS: 11 a.m. A downtown walking, guided tour that includes tastings at local restaurants and historical and cultural stories. For details or reservations, call (800) 622-3241 or visit www.batonrougefoodtours.com/tours.

PARENTS VALENTINE’S DAY OUT: 5:30 P.M., BREC, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: 6201 FLORIDA BLVD. A PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY. DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AT SELECT BREC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE PARISH WHERE THEY WILL ENJOY SUPERVISED RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND GAMES WHILE YOU SPEND TIME WITH YOUR VALENTINE. THIS IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING PARKS: ALSEN PARK ANTIOCH PARK CHURCH STREET PARK GUS YOUNG PARK HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK HOWELL COMMUNITY PARK LOVETT ROAD PARK, MAPLEWOOD PARK MAYFAIR PARK AND PLANK ROAD PARK.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., downtown Baton Rouge.
  • MARDI GRAS MAMBO: 8 a.m. Baton Rouge. The Mardi Gras Mambo 10k, 15k and 1 Mile Fun Run gives every runner a fun and fast course through downtown Baton Rouge and the historic Garden District neighborhood. Registration is available online at www.athletepath.com. Visit the race website for all the details: www.runmambo.com.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 10 a.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home during this 45-minute informational session Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more. 225-379-8598jmayer@casabr.orgwww.casabr.org
  • NOW BATON ROUGE MEETING: 10 a.m., Main Libary on Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • FOOTGOLF TOURNAMENT: 11:30 a.m., City Park Golf Course. Try your hand at FootGolf at BREC’s first FootGolf tournament at the City Park Golf Course. The tournament is open to men and women ages 14 and older. For information, call BREC Golf at (225) 272-9200, ext. 366 or visit the City Park Golf Pro Shop. www.facebook.com/events/860556627395341
  • FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS SEMINAR: Noon, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. For information, contact the Alvin Cain Group with Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Plus at alvincaingroup@gmail.com.

ANNUAL JUMP START YOUR HEART, INC. VALENTINE GALA: 7:30 P.M., THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL OF BATON ROUGE, 7000 BLUE BONNETT BLVD.

MONDAY

  • DULCIMER CLASSES: 6 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway.

TUESDAY

  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 12:30 p.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how you can become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home during this 45-minute informational session. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.
  • EBR LIBERTARIAN PARTY CAUCUS: 7 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. Visit www.batonrougelibertarians.org.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & 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 Ag Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. The Baton Rouge Orchid Society-BROS is a nonprofit organization made up of a group of orchid enthusiasts ranging from master growers to the newcomer novice.

FEB. 18

  • BIBLE STUDY: 1 p.m., Christ in the City, 320 Third St.
  • BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS WRITING NIGHTS LIVE: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive.