The design for a new performing arts center and gymnasium being built at the Iberville Math, Science and Arts Academy-East campus in St. Gabriel will presented at the school at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The architect responsible for the design will give the presentation.

The annual student art show and sale also is being held at the school, at 5 p.m.

Both events are free and open the public.

The public is encouraged to come early if attendees will like to view and buy any of the student art work being presented at the annual art show.

Pointe Coupee animal shelter holding fundraiser

The Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter will host a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on May 18.

Dinners are being prepared by Tony Plauche Cajun Concoctions and are being sold for $8 per plate.

The fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 18 at the Main Street Service Station or the Cottonport Community Center if it’s raining.

To purchase tickets contact Carol Vincent at (225) 718-1114.

Plaquemine site schedules free concerts for May

The http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/plaquemine-lock-state-historic-site/index">Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site will host a free concert series this month.

Outdoor concerts are set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 10, May 17 and May 31 next to the levee at 57730 Main St., Plaquemine.

Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, ice chests and their dancing shoes.

Performing May 10 will be Loose Endz, then on May 17 Wild Card takes the stage followed by Unfinished Business on May 31.

For more information call Stanley Richardson at (225) 687-7158.

WBR holding programs for babies and toddlers

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library will kick off a five-week series of Saturday morning programs for babies, toddlers and their families starting May 31.

The fast-paced, 30-minute programs will begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday and include songs, rhymes, stories and crafts on themes of particular interest to young children.

The programs are geared toward building vocabulary, developing listening skills, increasing attention spans and garnering interest in books and reading.

Also, the library will offer four beginning robotics classes this June for elementary school kids ages 8 to 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Students will learn how to build a variety of interactive robots as well as how to program them to do various activities.

There is no cost for the classes but registration is required.

To register for either of the programs, visit the library’s website at http://www1.youseemore.com/WBatonRouge/default.asp">www.wbr.lib.la.us and click on the “Register for Programs for Youth” tab.

You can also register by calling (225) 342-7920 ext. 227.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, tjones@theadvocate.com.