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August 2022

Happy’s Running Club

August 16

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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Try Arts Tuesday

August 16

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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West Baton Rouge Library Bookmobile

August 16

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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“Gardening for Hummingbirds” Workshop

August 16

Although hummingbird feeders provide a great source of nectar, this is only the first step towards building a garden full of nature's flying gems. Every Tuesday in August at Livingston Parish libraries, Jane Patterson, President and Education coordinator for the Baton Rouge Chapter of Audubon Society, will teach a workshop on how to identify and grow plants that provide nectar and shelter for hummingbirds. 5:30 pm August 2 at the Watson Branch; 6 pm August 9 at the Denham Springs-Walker…

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Paws for a Cause Thrift Shop

August 16

Support the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society by shopping for new-to-you thrifted treasures at the NACHS "Big Shop". Come peruse the extensive variety of clothing, household items, fun knick-knacks, and more—and if you decide to buy, know that it's going toward helping a dog or cat find their fur-ever home. 9:30 am–2 pm at the Big Shop. nachs.org. Location:

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Needles, Hooks, and Books!

August 17

Is there a cozier combination than a knitting project and a good book? The West Feliciana Library invites all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and other crafters whose projects are portable to come to the library to work on their crafts as part of a community of fellow artists. All skill levels are welcome, from master stitchers to total novices––librarians will be on hand to teach you a new craft, even if you're brand new at it. 2 pm every Tuesday at…

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Paws for a Cause Thrift Shop

August 17

Support the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society by shopping for new-to-you thrifted treasures at the NACHS "Big Shop". Come peruse the extensive variety of clothing, household items, fun knick-knacks, and more—and if you decide to buy, know that it's going toward helping a dog or cat find their fur-ever home. 9:30 am–2 pm at the Big Shop. nachs.org. Location:

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Geaux Ride Bike Tours

August 18

Join the Geaux Ride Bicycle Boutique in Downtown Baton Rouge for a truly illuminated bicycling experience that combines nostalgia, wellness, and the latest technologies of the day. Every Friday and Saturday, Geaux Ride hosts scheduled forty-five minute tours of downtown Baton Rouge on their specialized glow-in-the-dark bikes. Held at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm. Also: don't miss Geaux Ride's free weekly social rides on Thursdays, which invites local bicyclists to bring their own bikes (BYOB) or to rent…

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Deon Cole at L’Auberge

August 18

Between his known roles in ABC's black-ish and Freeform's grown-ish to his appraised Netflix stand-up comedy specials, there's a good chance you've seen Deon Cole on television. This summer, you can see the comedian, writer, and actor live at Baton Rouge's L’Auberge Casino & Hotel for one night only. 8 pm. Tickets start at $30. Must be twenty-one or older. lbatonrouge.com. Location: 777 L'Auberge Avenue Baton Rouge Louisiana

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LSU Museum of Art Annual Meeting, Reception, and Gallery Talks

August 18

The LSU Museum of Art will host its annual meeting plus a gallery reception for the exhibition Blurring Boundaries and Mario Moore: Responding to History. Mario Moore is known for his thought-provoking paintings that respond to history's more problematic moments through a contemporary lens. One feature of the exhibition is Moore's five-by-six-foot collaborative painting with Mark Gibson, "During and After Battle"—which responds to American classical painting traditions and the Civil War. Also included in the exhibition is Gibson's "Battle of…

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