What’s Happening In And Around The Capital City

BATON ROUGE — Events coming up in and around the capital city:

Saturday, June 15 • Lights, Camera, Action! • 10 a.m.
Award-winning actor, Jerry Leggio, will cover the history of motion pictures in Louisiana at the Bluebonnet Library.  The program is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society.  For information, visit www.batonrougegenealogy.org or call Mary McKeough at 924-8921.

Saturday, June 15 • Celebration • 1 to 5 p.m.
A Juneteenth Celebration will be held at Gus Young Park, 4200 Gus Young Ave.  Come join the celebration with great food, festivities, music, and fun.  For information, contact Twahna Harris at 389-3182 or Cheryl Ford at 389-7805.

Saturday, June 15 • Dance • 7 to 10 p.m.
A dance, featuring Elvis tribute artist Jay Dupuis and Band, will be held at Kristenwood, 14025 Greenwell Springs Road.  Dance is open to anyone 21 years or older.  Tickets are $15 per person and are available at St. Alphonsus Parish Office, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road.

June 17 through 19 • Todd McClure Youth Football Camp • 6 to 8 p.m.
Coach Sid Edwards and Central High will host the 3rd Annual Todd McClure Youth Football Camp.  Cost is $20 for ages 5 to incoming freshmen.  Pre-register online at central-youthfootball.net.

June 17 through 20 • Volleyball Camp
Michelle LeBouef will host two sessions of Volleyball Camps. Session 1: June 17 through 20, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $100 and is open to all incoming 5th through 8th graders.  Session 2: July 15 through 17, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost is $75 and is open to all incoming 2nd through 5th graders.  Registration deadline is May 31.  For information, contact Michele LeBouef at mlebouef@centralcss.org.

June 17 through 21 • Sports Fitness Camp for Girls
The 2nd Annual Central Middle School Sports Fitness Camp for Girls will be held at the Central Middle School gym.  Cost is $75 and includes camp shirt.  9 a.m. to 12 noon — incoming 2nd through 5th grade and 1 to 4 p.m. — incoming 5th through 8th grade.  For information, contact Monica McClure at mmcclure@centralcss.org or Nicole Aucoin at naucoin@centralcss.org.

Tuesday, June 18 • Central Bloomers Garden Club • 6:30 p.m.
The Central Bloomers Garden Club is honored to have Bob Souvestre present “Summer Color in the Landscape, Plants Need a Vacation Too!” at the Central Library on Joor Road.  The public is invited to attend.  For information, contact Jan Cobb at 261-9208 or 405-0831.

Tuesday, June 18 • Central Community Alliance Meeting • 7 p.m.
The Central Community Alliance will hold a Louisiana Legislative Update in the DEMCO meeting room, 16262 Wax Road.  Senators Dale Erdey and Bodi White and Representatives Valarie Hodges and Barry Ivey will be the featured speakers.

June 20 and 21 • Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz
The popular “Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz” concert series returns to the LSU School of Music Recital Hall.  General admission tickets are $20; LSU faculty, staff, and senior tickets are $15; and LSU students tickets are $10, with student I.D.  Tickets are available for purchase online at www.music.lsu.edu or by calling 578-6941.

Saturday, June 22 • Bayou All Stars Football & Cheerleader Camp • 8 a.m.
The 11th Annual Bayou All Stars Football and Cheerleader Camp will be held at Southern University Lab School.  The camp is for boys and girls ages 9 through 18.  The camp is free and t-shirts and refreshments will be provided.  For information, visit www.sulabschool.org, email w99wayz2win@yahoo.com, or Council District 2 office at 389-8331.

Saturday, June 22 • Right to Life Breakfast • 9 a.m. to 11:30.m.
Sen. David Vitter will be the main speaker at this annual pro-life event.  St. Thomas More, 11441 Goodwood. $35 a person or $240 a table.  Call Julie at 749-8260 for reservations. Door prizes and more!

Saturday, June 22 • “Once Upon a Bayou” Art Show
The Rural Life Museum is holding an exhibit, “Once Upon a Bayou,” a retrospect show for world-renowned Louisiana artist Chestee Harrington.  For information, contact Elizabeth McInnis at ebenne4@lsu.edu.

Sunday, June 23 • Vacation Bible School Kickoff Backyard Bash • 5 to 7 p.m.
A Vacation Bible School Kickoff Backyard Bash will be held at Indian Mound Baptist Church, 16755 Liberty Road.  Vacation Bible School is June 24 through 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m. for kids ages 4 through 11.  For information or to register, call 261-8271.

June 24 through 27 • Wildcat Softball Camp
Central High School will host a Softball Camp.  Cost is $60 for ages 7 through 12.  For information, contact Michelle Efferson at mefferson@centralcss.org.

Thursday, June 27 • Heritage Lecture Series • 6 p.m.
Rod Dreher, American writer and editor, LSU graduate, and resident of St. Francisville, will join Foundation for Historical Louisiana members and guests as the featured speaker in its Heritage Lecture series at the Old Governor’s Mansion.  The lecture is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. For information call 387-2464 or visit www.fhl.org.

Saturday, June 29 • Color In Motion 5K
A Color In Motion 5K will be held at the Central Intermediate School, 12636 Sullivan Road.  Proceeds will help build a community bike/walk path.  Use special promo codes: Early 1 – 20 percent off till May 24 and Early 2 – 10 percent off till June 14.  Visit ColorInMotion5K.com.

July 8 through 11 • Central Basketball Elite Camp
The camp is offered to a limited number of players between the ages of 12 and 14.  This camp is for experienced players who want to improve their skills for the next level and prepare for the upcoming season.  Players will be videoed and their progress will be reviewed prior to each day’s workout and they will receive daily feedback on their performance and progress.  For information contact Coach Ron Lewis at rlewis@centralcss.org or 261-2780.

July 8 through 12 • Masterpiece Kids Summer Arts Camp • 9 a.m. to 12 noon
First Baptist Church Baton Rouge, 529 Convention Street, will host a Masterpiece Summer Arts Camp.  The cost is $10 per child, which includes all art supplies and a t-shirt.  For information, call 343-0397, email info@fbcbr.com, or visit www.fbcbr.com.

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