Community event

LASM First Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The museum offers free admission to the LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows on the first Sunday of each month.


Government meeting

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM Community Forum: 6 p.m., Scotlandville High School, 9870 Scotland Ave. To discuss proposed attendance zones.

Community events

Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council Mardi Gras Sale: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., CACRC office, 1400 Main St. The sale will include public computer towers, program computers, public laptops and more. Participants can purchase a keyboard and mouse as a pair for $7. All computers and laptops have Windows 7. The sale will continue until Friday. CACRC accepts credit cards, debit cards and money orders. (225) 379-3577.

Baton Rouge Press Club: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Lewis Unglesby, a Baton Rouge attorney, will discuss gun rights in Louisiana and the United States. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

An Evening with Marvin Sapp: 7 p.m., Saintsville Church of God in Christ, 8930 Plank Road. The Black Alliance for Educational Options will partner with Marvin L. Sapp, a Grammy-nominated and Dove, Stellar and BET award-winning gospel artist, to present a community dialogue on educational opportunities for black families in Louisiana. The dialogue is part of BAEO’s “Give Parents a Choice, Give Children a Chance” campaign. It will include a discussion about the status of education for black children and a special concert by Sapp. Doors will open at 6 p.m.


Government meeting

Airport Commission: 3:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Terminal Building, Suite 300.

Community events

Tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Student and accompanying adults should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

Council District 1 Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Baker Civic Center, 3325 Groom Road, Baker. Metro Councilman Trae Welch will hold a meeting for residents of District 1, which covers the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, the newly-elected representative for District 2, will be the guest speaker.


Community events

Know-How Weave a Rug Demonstration: Noon, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Learn a fast and easy way to make a small rug. (225) 389-4967.

An Engaging Cocktail Party: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Out of the Box Bridal Events will present “An Engaging Cocktail Party” with brides in mind. Vendors will be on hand. Admission is free.

Magic, Math & Memory: 8 p.m., Bacio di Roma Gelato Shop & Cafe, 128 W. Chimes St. The “Magic, Math, and Memory” workshops will take place every Wednesday with Dr. Steven Zuckerman as the teacher. They will show how to improve memory and perform mental math. Admission is free. or (225) 636-2668.


Government meeting

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board: 5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive.

Community events

Anna T. Jordan Community Pool Open House: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt St. Residents, including children, can discuss whether to improve the existing pool or build a new interactive splash pad at the open house. It will feature drawings illustrating both options and the BREC Planning and Engineering staff. Participants will also fill out a survey to determine the final decision. (225) 272-9200, ext. 543 or

Tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Student and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

Little Rhody and the Other 49: 6 p.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Roberta Humble, an award-winning author and nationally known speaker, will give a presentation on the 49 states while touting Rhode Island.

Imitation of Life: 7 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. The theatre will show “Imitation of Life,” a 1959 film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. Tickets are $5, which includes a bag of popcorn. (225) 216-0660 or


Community events

Lean on a Lawyer: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Center, 950 E. Washington St. The LSU Chapter of the Black Law Student Association will partner with Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker and the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. to sponsor “Lean On A Lawyer,” a free community event where participants can ask licensed attorneys questions on legal matters. The event will also have information on legal resources available to the community.

Kids’ Lab: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The “Kids’ Lab” workshops explore chemistry using a new activity each month. It is open to children, ages 6-12, and their parents or caregivers.

CAAWS Cat Adoptions: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway.

CAAWS Dog Adoptions: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.

Camellia Show: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. The Baton Rouge Camellia Society will hold a show featuring 1,500 blooms on display. Experts will also be there to give advice on growing camellias. (225) 266-6054.

New Year’s Resolution Booster Shot: 2 p.m., Whole Foods, 7529 Corporate Blvd. The workshop “New Year’s Resolution Booster Shot” will explore common health myths regarding fats and sugars. Brittany Lynn Kriger, a certified health coach, will facilitate the workshop. Cost is $10. (225) 218-0452.

Dom & Ace Blues Duo: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Dom & Ace, a local blues and rock duo, will discuss the history of the blues as it relates to African-American culture. The group will also perform a few numbers and host a question-and-answer session. Registration is required. (225) 763-2250.