Community events

GLASSELL GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: Noon to 4 p.m., LSU School of Art Glassell Exhibition Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. Opening reception for the Elise Toups painting, drawing and photography exhibition. Free.

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

MUSIC STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: noon to 4 p.m., Grace Notes Music Studio, 340 St. Joseph St. Staff provides demonstrations, information about its fall classes, which start the following week on string, woodwind, and brass instruments, including piano and harp.


Community event

BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Chris Stelly, newly appointed director of Louisiana Entertainment - the state office charged with promoting Louisiana’s film, music, theater and digital media industries - will speak. Stelly will discuss this growing sector of Louisiana’s economy and the future of his office. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and cost $12 for members and $15 for others. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media may questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Government meeting

THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD: 5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive. The EBR Committee on excellence: 5 p.m., Professional Development Center, 3000 North Sherwood Forest Drive, Building C.

Community events

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

USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM 66TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WWII: 11 a.m., House Chambers of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden with a performance and tribute to the music of the 1940’s by the Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus. The ceremony is free and open to the public.


Government meeting

EAST BATON ROUGE COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING: 9 a.m., Council on Aging office, 57900 Florida Blvd.

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Community events

MUSIC AT MID-DAY: Noon, fourth floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The event is a free lunchtime concert.

CGT LUNCHEON: Noon, Naylor Hall, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida St. Chronologically, Gifted, Talented (CGT) group features saxophonist Brian Babin during its luncheon. $10. (225) 924-4271.


Government meetings

THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD: 5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive.

EBRP LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL TO HOLD REGULAR MEETING: 4 p.m., in the Board Room of the BREC Administration Building, 6201 Florida Blvd. Enter on the Ardenwood Drive side of the building. (225) 231-3700.

Community event

The first Baton Rouge PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) MEETING: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd.

Road work

•America Street between East Boulevard and Maximilian Street will be closed for construction of an addition to First United Methodist Church.

•West Roosevelt Street between Illinois Street and Wyoming Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•Lovett Road between Joor Road and Prairie Drive at Shoe Creek Bridge, closed to replace a bridge. Alternate routes: Sullivan Road to Hooper Road to Joor Road. Joor Road to Hooper Road to Sullivan Road.

•St. Joseph between Europe Street and America Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Greenwell Street between Robertson Avenue and Winchester Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Winchester Avenue from Hollywood Street to Greenwell Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Nimitz St., north of Clark St., closed due to remove bridge on Nimitz St. and install box culverts.