Around Louisiana for May 29-June 4, 2014 _lowres

DO NOT RUN DO NOT RUN DO NOT RUN Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- A pastel het pied ball python sits in a container at Repticon Baton Rouge, a reptile expo show, on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.


  • WALK FOR HUMANITY: 8 a.m., 3rd Street-downtown Baton Rouge. This 5k-run/1-mile health walk, hosted by Institute for Global Outreach solely benefits women, children and destitute families in Africa. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and there will be a raffle drawing. To register for this event visit $25 Call (225) 330-4924.


  • REPTICON BATON ROUGE REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. A reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities. This a hot show that includes venomous reptiles. $10, adults; $5 children ages 5-12; free, children ages 4 and younger. Call (863) 268-4273.

JUNE 6-7

  • COOKIN’ ON THE CANE BBQ FESTIVAL: Friday and Saturday all day. Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, Barbecue contests for professionals, amateurs and children along with live entertainment, food and family activities. Free.