• BRBT YOUTH BALLET SUMMER TOUR OF ‘FIREBIRD’: 10 a.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet presents a children’s version of the classical ballet. Free. (225) 766-8379
  • MOONLIGHT PADDLE: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Milford J. Wampold Park, Stanford Avenue. Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are available on a limited basis so make sure to email your reservation in advance. Ages 12 and older only. $10 per boat. Email
  • BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. Book signing for Ed Rispone, author of “CUCHO A Journey From Cuba to Freedom.” Free.


  • ‘ANNIE’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Sunday is an ASL interpreted performance. $28, individual; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, student advance. (225) 924-6496 or


  • BR FAMILY FIT DAY: 7 a.m., City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. BREC’s City-Brooks Park and the lakes will be open to recreation. Throughout the day there will be runs, walks (for people and pets), and bike rides around the loop. BREC will be offering tennis activities, putting and chipping events, water sports, and BREC on the Geaux. Other organizations will also be providing fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, bike safety classes, and much more.
  • PADDLE UP 1: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave. This program will teach entry-level participants. Safety equipment and kayaks are provided on site as part of the program registration fee. Upon completion of the Paddle Up 1 class, participants can move onto the more advanced classes BREC offers. Registration is required, classes are limited to eight participants. email to make a payment by phone. Ages 8 and older only. $10 per person.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 501 Main St. Local food, produce and more for sale. Fresh Fest event.
  • 2014 DADDY, DAUGHTER & SON 1 MILE RELAY: 8:30 a.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. Each team member runs one loop of the one mile relay wearing their team “necktie.” Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, Fresh Junkie Racing and BREC.
  • CHEF OF BATON ROUGE BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd. $2. Email
  • SUP AND SLACKLINING: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Milford J. Wampold Park, Stanford Avenue. Learn paddle boarding and slack lining in the same program. All equipment is provided and participants should come dressed for water activity. Advance registration required. Ages 8 and older only. $10 per person. Email
  • CAWWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAWWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • ‘SECRETS OF THE BIG BUSH’: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Local author Rhonda Lewis will read excerpts from her book. (225) 274-4450
  • DEEP SOUTH STOCK HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION OPEN HORSE SHOW: 4 p.m.-11:59 p.m., 7550 Shady Park Drive, Greenwell Springs. Event begins at 10 a.m. with showmanship, trail, western pleasure, horsemanship, western riding and moves on to timed events. Free admission. Class fees apply for participating with your horse.
  • RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY PICKING: 4:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Carpool and caravan to the Blueberry Ridge Orchard in Jackson. All ages welcome. Pick your own blueberries for $1 per pound. (225) 338-1170


  • KIDS’ LAB: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Hands-on chemistry workshops for kids ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. Included in admission.


  • FATHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO: 9:30 a.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3603 Thomas Road. Dad and me themed amphitheatre programs, games and crafts. $8.25, adults/teens; $7.25, seniors; $5.25, children ages 2-12; free, children age 1 and younger. (225) 775-3877 or
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
  • MARGARET STONE’S FLORA OF BATON ROUGE TOUR: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tour begins with an investigation of Stone’s watercolors at the LSU Museum of Art, followed by a walking tour on the grounds of the Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. $10.


  • HAMPSTEAD STAGE PRESENTS ‘THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR’: 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Free. Call (225) 664-3963 or
  • BLOOMSDAY CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Academic symposia about James Joyce, Irish music, bagpipes, food, wine, silent auction, theatrical readings. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Irish Club. Free.


  • IF ROCKS COULD SING: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3740; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, (225) 354-7540; 10 a.m. Thursday, Carver Library, 720 Terrace St., (225) 389-7440. Reading of “If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet” and rock presentation by a member of the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society. Free.


  • BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. For intermediate and advanced dancers ages 11 and older. Presented by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. $365. (225) 766-8379


  • UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY’S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Presentation by Melinda Nelson-Hurst.


  • TWILIGHT TOURS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. A guided ride through the zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. $16, adults and teens; $13, children 2-12. There is limited space available, and pre-registration is required. Register online.


  • TURTLE POWER!: 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Ages 6-11 are invited to join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to make mutant slime, and eat pizza. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 664-3963 or


  • DIY WOOL SERIES: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Each class will cover a different skill. Registration is required for each class. Free. (225) 665-8118.
  • EDEN PARK ART CLUB: 5 p.m., Eden Park Branch, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. To register, call (225) 231-3280.
  • ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with music by Rewind. (225) 767-2000
  • ‘EINSTEIN & ADELAIDE’: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. This puppet show recommended for ages 6-10 is based on a true story about Adelaide, a girl who visits her neighbor Albert Einstein looking for help with her math homework. After the show, children will do a science experiment. Free. (225) 665-8118



  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibition of works by Heather Ryan Kelley, Isoko Onodera and Jessica Sharpe, through June 26. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
  • FIREHOUSE GALLERY: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. “Farewell Works” by Melissa Precise on view through July 3. (225) 344-8558
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” on display through Aug. 3. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities” on display through Aug. 10.
  • LSU STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY: Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. “20x20x20” National Compact Competition and Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through June 25. Free. (225) 578-5162 or
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “Hunt Slonem: ‘Bunnies!” on display through June 22; “The River Inside: A Photographic Journey by John Guider” and “The Red Stick Piece: An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant” on display through June 29; “Native American Baskets from the LASM Collection” on display through June 22. “Ambassador Caffery Collection: Ancient Egypt Gallery.” Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. An exhibit of some of the outstanding works of the late photographer Fonville Winans will be on view through July 12. (225) 342-0500

LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. A collection of Blue Dog artwork by the late Louisiana artist George Rodrigue will be on display through June 30.

pet adoptions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. For more information call (225) 774-7701.

cat adoptions: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680

pet adoptions: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe.

West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “A Louisianian’s Grand Tour during Belle Époque” exhibit on display through July 20. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15