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ZING ZANG ZOOM: 1 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. $15-$38, $10 kids tickets and $12 opening night tickets available. (800) 745-3000 or

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Petsmart, 10527 S. Mall Drive.

HAIRSPRAY: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or


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BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St., downtown. LSU Agricultural Center seafood specialist Lucina Lampila will speak. Lampila will discuss the safety of the seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico. Seafood from this location is the most tested seafood in the United States. Yet the perception still lingers that it is somehow not as safe as it was before the April 2010 BP oil leak. Lunch is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.

REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: Noon to 1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Topic for the 1st Mondays at Burden Lecture Series will be “Gardening Green: Low Input/High Input.” Free for Burden Horticulture Society members; $5 for nonmembers. (225) 763-3990 or


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BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN AIRPORT COMMISSION: 3:30 p.m., Metro Airport, 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive.

MONTHLY METRO 1 MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Baker Civic Center, 3325 Groom Road, Baker. Councilman Trae Welch would like to invite anyone residing in District 1 to attend the monthly Metro 1 Meetings, which are held throughout the district. Council District 1 covers the northern part of the parish, including Pride/Chaneyville areas and the cities of Baker and Zachary and a small portion of Central. “My goal is to have public involvement, giving each and every person in Council District 1 an opportunity to voice their opinion, share ideas or suggestions and have Metro 1 serve as a clearinghouse for information,” Welch said. Call (225) 389-5170.

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CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.

FATUM BROTHER JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 8 p.m., The Lyceum, 124 Third St. Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 students.


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MUSIC AT MID-DAY: Noon, fourth-floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Lunchtime concert.


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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., fourth-floor River Terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Young professionals will join Forum 35 members to meet and greet artist George Rodrigue, in conjunction with LSU Museum of Art’s exhibit “Blue Dogs and Cajuns of the River: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art and Other Collections.” Food, open bar, music. $10.

LIVINGSTON PARISH NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME: 6 p.m., Livingston Square Shopping Center, South Range Ave., Denham Springs. Free kids’ activities and rides, food and drink. Booths and demonstrations on crime prevention.

GODSPELL: 7 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building. Musical produced by Swine Palace and Playmakers of Baton Rouge. (225) 578-9277 or