What’s Happening Around Capital City
BATON ROUGE — Events coming up in and around the capital city:
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.
Thursday, June 27 • Pachyderms of GBR • 6:30 p.m.
Former Congressman Jeff Landry will address the Pachyderms of GBR meeting at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 3084 College Dr. In 2010, Landry was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on a platform of cutting spending, creating jobs, and limiting government’s growth. He is the founder and president of Restore our Republic PAC. Cost of the buffet is $13. Reservations are requested. RSVP 644-5728 or em-mail email@example.com.
Friday, June 28 • Summer Beat • 5 to 8 p.m.
Councilman John Delgado invites you to Summer Beat — live music every Friday. The bandstand is located at 4264 Capital Heights. Band will be The Business.
Friday, June 28 • Paul Raiford in Concert • 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Comite Baptist Church, 12250 Greenwell Springs Rd., will present the music of Paul Raiford at Free Coffeehouse. The Coffeehouse is in the church foyer. Relax and enjoy free refreshments and beautiful music.
Saturday, June 29 • Color In Motion 5K
A Color In Motion 5K will be held starting at 9 a.m. at the Central Intermediate School at the Central School Complex, 12636 Sullivan Road. Proceeds will help build a community bike/walk path. For details, visit ColorInMotion5K.com.
Wednesday, July 3 • “Guys & Doll” • 3 p.m.
The LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has partnered with the Manship Theater, on the first floor of the Shaw Center, to present “Guys & Dolls.” Tickets are $6 each.
Thursday, July 4 • Independence Day Celebration and Fundraiser • 7 to 10 p.m.
The LSU Museum of Art will host its annual Independence Day Celebration and fundraising event at Tsunami, located on the roof of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Guests will enjoy a selection of Tsunami’s fine grill and sushi offerings, as well as wine and other drink specialties, while listening to the music of Blues4Sale and watching the annual fireworks extravaganza along the Mississippi riverfront. Tickets are $125 for LSU Museum of Art members, $150 for non-members, and $50 for guests age 5-21. Children five years of age and under will receive free admission. For information or to purchase tickets, call 389-7210.
July 5 and 6 • Garage Sale • 7 a.m. to 12 noon
St. Alphonsus youth is having a garage sale. Great deals on appliances, tools, baby items, and much more. Must see to believe! In the Family Center behind the church. Proceeds to benefit the St. Alphonsus Youth Ministry.
Sunday, July 7 • Freedom Sunday Service • 10:30 a.m.
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs, will host their 4th annual Free Sunday. This is an event scheduled around Independence Day to celebrate both the civil and religious Freedoms we enjoy as Americans. This year’s program will feature the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, and the nationally acclaimed Voices of Mobile. Veterans and military personnel will be recognized and honored. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 261-2246 or visit www.gsbcla.com.
July 7 and August 4 • Free First Sunday • 5 p.m.
Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts at 100 Lafayette St., beginning at 5 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, or visit www.fbcbr.com.
July 8 through 12 • Vacation Bible School • 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Galilee Baptist Church, 11050 Greenwell Springs-Port Hudson Road, will host “Colossal Coaster World” Vacation Bible School for kids ages 4 years through 6th grade. To register visit www.galileebc.com or find a link on Facebook. For information, call 654-5633 ext. 2.
Wednesday, July 10 • “Lady Sings the Blues” • 3 p.m.
The LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has partnered with the Manship Theater, to present “Lady Sings the Blues.” Tickets are $6 each.
Saturday, July 13 • Cajun Dance • 7 p.m.
The Cajun French Music Association will hold a dance at the UCT Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd., 8 to 10:30 p.m. with free Cajun dance lessons at 7 p.m. The band will be Coobie Joe Cajun Band. Admission is $10, children 12 and under free, and students with I.D. is $5. Party cakes, foods and snacks welcome. No outside drinks. Moderate price bar with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water available. You may bring your own hard liquor.
July 19 and 20 • Swamp Pop Music Festival
The Swamp Pop Music Festival will be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center’s Trademart building to help raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. The music starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19 and 12 noon Saturday, July 20. Admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. For information, visit www.swamppopmusicfest.com.
Thursday, July 18 • Lecture, Book Signing • 6:30 p.m.
J. Michael Desmond, author, professor and architect, 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 or to pre-register, call 387-2464 or visit www.fhl.org.
Saturday, August 10 • Nurse Betsy Braud • 10 a.m.
Watercolor – Experience the joy and freedom of watercolor painting in a family art workshop inspired by Walter Anderson. This Saturday Arts for Families program at the LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., is free and takes place on the fifth flooring. All ages welcome.