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January 2022

“The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare” at the Manship

January 30

Recognized as the signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, Lightwire Theater brings the beloved story of Tortoise and Hare to the Manship Stage. 2 pm. $20. manshiptheatre.org. Location: 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Happy’s Running Club

January 31

After disbanding for a while this year due to COVID, Happy's running club is back in action, ready to tear through the streets of Downtown Baton Rouge. Choose between distances of 5,000 meters or just over three miles, whichever you prefer. During daylight savings time, live music makes for a lively post-run reward. Every Tuesday at 6 pm, rain or shine. $35 annual membership, which includes food and drink specials after the run and a technical dri-fit shirt. For more…

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February 2022

B.Y.O.C. at the Ascension Parish Library

February 1

Every month, bring your latest craft project along (or get ready to start a new one!) to meet other fellow crafters for an evening of work and play at the Galvez Branch of the Ascension Parish Library. Coffee, a sewing machine, yarn and hooks, and adult color sheets will be provided, as well as a selection of instructional material and patterns. Looking for inspiration? The library has partnered with Creativebug to provide free access to thousands of art and craft…

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West Baton Rouge Library Bookmobile

February 1

The West Baton Rouge Library is on the move! The Bookmobile will be making stops at Brusly Town Hall each Tuesday with books, magazines, and DVDs available for checkout from 2:30 pm–3:45 pm. wbrpl.org. Location: 601 South Vaughan Brusly Louisiana

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Creative Writing and Photography Workshop

February 1

Designed for students ages fifty five and older, this special workshop at the West Baton Rouge Museum will guide participants to build their creative and observational skills and a portfolio of poems, journal entries, short essays and stories, and photos to inform their writing. No experience necessary, supplies provided. 2 pm–3:15 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 29 (excluding Mardi Gras). Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Free. Register at artsbr.org/writing-in-color. Location: 845 North Jefferson Avenue Port…

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Muddy Buddies: Clay Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners

February 1

Always wanted to touch, throw, and create with clay? Try your hand at the art, with this special potters' wheel class presented by BREC at the Drusilla Lane Park. You'll finish the course with a collection of handmade mugs, bowls, and the experience of making art on a potter's wheel. Session 1 will take place on Tuesdays from January 11–February 1; Session 2 on Thursdays January 13–February 3. Ages sixteen and older. 6 pm–8 pm. $150 for East Baton Rouge…

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Still Life 101 with Mike Weary

February 1

Local artist Mike Weary will guide students through the steps of depicting an inanimate object with oil paint. Designed for local high school students, the four-session course, held at the Cary Saurage Arts Center, will focus on refining skills like color mixing, form, composition, and value. Free for high school students attending East Baton Rouge schools; $50 for non-East Baton Rouge students. All supplies provided. 5 pm–6 pm. eventbrite.com. Location: 233 Saint Ferdinand Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Try Arts Tuesday

February 1

Head to the brand new Cary Saurage Community Arts Center for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's brand new weekly educational initiative: Try Arts Tuesday. Each week, professional artists and novices alike are invited to the Center to explore a new art form, and connect with their community during the hands-on workshops. Classes are free for members and $10 for non-members. Additional donations are accepted. 6:30 pm every Tuesday. October workshops include: October 12: Dance for All with Renee…

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Happy’s Running Club

February 1

After disbanding for a while this year due to COVID, Happy's running club is back in action, ready to tear through the streets of Downtown Baton Rouge. Choose between distances of 5,000 meters or just over three miles, whichever you prefer. During daylight savings time, live music makes for a lively post-run reward. Every Tuesday at 6 pm, rain or shine. $35 annual membership, which includes food and drink specials after the run and a technical dri-fit shirt. For more…

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Elizabethan Gallery Annual Black History Month Art Show

February 1

The Elizabethan Gallery continues its tradition of celebrating Black History Month with an art show—this year's is curated by artist and longtime Baton Rouge art teacher Keith "Cartoonman" Douglas. A closing reception will take place at the gallery's Mid City Art & Design Cultural District location on February 24 from 5 pm until 7 pm. elizabethangallery.com. Location: 680 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge Louisiana

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