The West Baton Rouge Museum and the West Baton Rouge Parish Library have scheduled a number of free Halloween-theme family events for Saturday.
Children between 18 months and 3 years of age are invited to the library’s “Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Orange & Round,” program at 10 a.m. for songs, stories and activities.
Call (225) 342-7920, ext. 224, to register.
Baton Rouge magician Chris Miller will perform tricks and illusions at 6 p.m. at the library for kids ages 5 through 9.
Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., families are encouraged to trick-or-treat around the museum’s grounds, watch scary movies, dance with the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society players.
“Grave Sights” scary stories offered by storyteller Rose Anne St. Romain will be held at 8 p.m. in Heroes’ Park on Eighth Street, across from the parish courthouse in Port Allen.
Lawn chairs and blankets are desirable during the storytelling.
At 7:45 p.m. guests are invited to join “Snoopy and the Great Pumpkin Parade”
The events, all in Port Allen, will be held just a few blocks from each other.
The library is at 830 N. Alexander Ave. The museum is is 845 N. Alexander. Ave.
Louisiana’s boxing past
Boxing enthusiasts, history buffs and everyone in between is invited to the Plaquemine High School cafeteria at 1 p.m. Saturday to meet former local boxers and to listen to former Nicholls State University athletic director and basketball coach Don Landry.
Landry is promoting his new book, “Boxing: Louisiana’s Forgotten Sport,” a historical look at what was one of the most popular sports in Louisiana between 1931 and 1958.
Call Donald Gascon at (225) 344-5464 for information.
A discussion on honor
The West Baton Rouge Historical Society is hosting William J. Cooper at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the West Baton Rouge Museum. Cooper is scheduled to speak about “The concept of honor in the antebellum South.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Strawberry plant sale
The West Baton Rouge Parish Extension Office is taking orders for strawberry plants through Wednesday.
The plants, sold in bundles of 50 for $15 each, will be available for pickup the week of Oct. 17. Call (225) 336-2416 for information.
Relay for life
The American Cancer Society of Pointe Coupee Parish has scheduled Relay for Life, its annual fundraising event, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday at the Scott Civic Center.
There will be an opening ceremony, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, musical and dance performances and a luminary ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
Julien Poydras Day
The Pointe Coupee Historical Society will host its annual Julien Poydras Day at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center.
The event is part of the parish’s “Harvest Festival,” set for Oct. 28-30 along False River.
Julien Poydras Day is an event acknowledging local dignitaries and showcasing the history and the writing and artistic talents found within the parish.
Call (225) 638-6575 or visit http://www.pointecoupeehistoricalsociety.org for information.
Online Editor’s Note:
Updated Oct. 13, 2011 to add correct time and location for Rose Anne St. Romain’s performance.