government meetings

Department of Children and Family Services: 3:30 p.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St. DCFS representative Rhonda J. Grace will discuss services available through DCFS, including child care, child support, foster services and financial aid programs.

Community events

Companion Animal Alliance Adoptions: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Shelter, 2680 Progress Road. The shelter will have dogs that weigh more than 40 pounds for adoption at half price. The price includes vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neuter.

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Curator Polly Rolman-Smith will give a lecture titled “Louisiana’s Contributions to Advancements in Medicine.” Participants should bring their own lunches. Admission is free. (225) 219-0726.

Poe’s War on Terror: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. J. Gerald Kennedy, an LSU professor of English and Edgar Allan Poe expert, will give a presentation on why Poe is the best source for understanding how we deal with terror in everyday, post-9/11 life. (225) 763-2250.

“Searching for Sugar Man”: 7 p.m., LSU Union Theatre, Raphael Semmes Drive, LSU campus. The Louisiana International Film Festival will hold a free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man.” The documentary is about Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit folk musician who became a legend in South Africa for his inspirational lyrics during the apartheid era. RSVP is required by visiting

Rising Water: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. Tickets are $28 per adult, $19 per senior/faculty member/staff member and $15 per student. (225) 578-3527.